A DEADLY DOZEN
Publisher: Uglytown Productions; 1st edition (May 1, 2000)
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Edited by: Susan B. Casmier, Aljean Harmetz and Cynthia Lawrence
Contributing authors: “Sentence Imposed” by Kris Neri, “Wifely Duties” by Cory Newman, “Push Comes to Shove” by Nathan Walpow, “Fatal Tears” by Ekaterine Nikas, “Miss Parker & the Cutter-Sanborn Tables” by Gay Toltl Kinman, “Driven to Kill” by Jamie Wallace, “Touch of a Vanish’d Hand” by Phil Mann, “Ai Witness” by Kate Thornton, “Over My Shoulder” by Lisa Seidman, “The Cats and Jammer” Gayle McGary, “Copycat” by Joan Myers, and “Midnight” by Dorothy Rellas.
Tales of Murder from Los Angeles. Seedy or glamorous … Hollywood or Malibu … cool, enraged, or totally fed up–meet a collection of fascinating culprits plotting deadly deeds in this anthology of gripping crime fiction from a thrill-minded group of Los Angeles writers.
A perfect book for curling up in an overstuffed chair before a crackling fire, iron poker close at hand, just in case… –ForeWord Magazine, August 2000
12 authors from The Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters In Crime have put together a doozy of an anthology. There’s not a weak story in the batch. In “Fatal Tears,” Ekaterine Nikas has crafted a wonderfully intricate tale of two sisters that will keep you guessing until the last page. “Touch of a Vanish’d Hand” by Phil Mann is a perfect locked room mystery reminiscent of the best of Sherlock Holmes. Another favorite was “Midnight” by Dorothy Rellas. This story of cross and double cross features a female PI protagonist I’d love to see again. Each story is a gem that will be remembered long after you close the cover. And speaking of the cover–take a closer look. It alone is worth the price of the book. Way to go, ladies (and gentlemen) of LA SinC. Keep ’em coming. –Amazon reviewer Maureen Morrison