No matter what taste short mystery fiction readers might have, each will find something to their liking in this bakers' dozen by Sylvia Nickels. Revenge in many forms, as concocted by the characters, is featured in most of the stories. Sometimes the fierce thirst for revenge must ignore the saying, '...revenge is a dish best served cold.' More
People may seek revenge in different forms for a perceived or actual wrong done to them or a loved one. Angie's boss seized the first opportunity to get rid of the secretary she despised. But when a bank key was misplaced, Angie saw a street bum hide his bottle in the vacant lot next to the bank and then the notice of his hit-and-run death soon after, she seized the opportunity for revenge and a new life. Killing an ex-con and keeping the money his father was accused of stealing didn't seem wrong to Lieutenant Rob Sherman, but it had consequences for him. And a framing her cruel husband for her murder and then disappearing served him right, Ellie thought, since he had killed his first two wives. Cora loved winning the lottery with the spooky '57 Chevy her tightwad husband left her, but lost the big one when the truck driver she hired to haul it to car shows took his revenge for a slight. Some stories in a lighter vein leaven this bakers' dozen stories of revenge in different ways.
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