Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup! Five Short Mysteries

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Five light mystery short stories: from puzzles like "Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup!", "The Hoosegow Strangler," and "Trail of the Lonesome Stickpin," to suspense in "Alibi" and "The Promise." These stories were previously published in magazines like Handheld Crime and Futures Mysterious Anthology. Several of these stories were nominated for a Derringer Award or put forward for an Edgar.
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Review by: Kevin A. Lyons on Feb. 12, 2016 :
A good collection of short mysteries with unusual settings (such as the Wild West) and approaches ("how dunnit" and "why dunnit" as opposed to just "who dunnit").

They also neatly fit my need for short pieces to read while sitting in waiting rooms for doctors, dentists, mechanics, etc.
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Review by: Candy Beauchamp on Oct. 10, 2010 :
The title story is definitely the best of the bunch in this collection of short stories and sample chapters of another book of the author's. It was cute, BUT from the title, I was envisioning a little more of the cozy mystery sleuth-type genre. Not a bad little short story collection, but not what I was expecting.

The other stories are well-done and edited. I read the sample chapters as well and I might look into the book, but it's not really my cup of usual tea, but I did add it to my list to think about! I like short stories, but sometimes I feel like I'm just getting into the author's rhythm when the story ends so I'm willing to give her work another shot for sure.

This is recommended for people that like light Westerns, I think, with a little bit of humor on top.
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