Shadow Reads: A Collection of Strange Little Stories
An intriguing and eclectic collection of mystery and suspense, many with a quirky dark theme you might find wandering into the Twilight Zone without a clue or a compass. Tales include a shady past, a mysterious disappearance, memories of love lost and people doing bad—and thinking they got away with it. Add a few ghosts and maybe some earthbound angels, plus some updates on American folklore. More
Some of the stories:
Portrait: How does a modern woman, working in a foreign country, deal with a stalker who followed her all the way from a past live?
The Vanishing Point: A woman is drawn to the spot where the child disappeared, last seen touching an ethereal painting with a vanishing point . . . decades before.
Family Tradition: Why does everyone assume old ladies with lots of money and a romantic streak are the prey?
Original Sin: All she wanted to do was make her man a pie, but when Eve took one little apple, all Hell broke loose!
Mrs. Van Winkle: When a cop investigates the mysterious disappearance of a lazy husband, he realizes that a man could do worse than the industrious . . . widow?
The Great Disappointment: An heiress, left at the altar years ago when that meant the end of a woman’s prospects, finally hears again from her beloved. Is he beloved still, and what happens next? You know what they say about a woman scorned . . .
Always My House: A plantation house, seized in the Civil War, goes through changes over the years, but the Southern lady who lives there means to hold on to the old traditions—even if it kills her.
Penny for Your Thoughts: Nothing good can come from inviting a jilted lover to your wedding.