Operatie oranje woensdag iThe area Some stories were historical sot was nice seeing NYC The Mouse-Proof Kitchen in a different time period There was some good storiesn here but also a lot of not so good ones My favourite stories were Trapped Sutton Death Overtime The Five Dollar Dress White Rabbit Three Little Words Damage Control Red Headed Stepchild Dizzy and Gillespie and Chin Yong Yun Makes a Shiddach A brief summaryreview on each of the stories Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success is below 1 The Five Dollar Dress by Mary Higgins Clark 3 stars Jenny s grandmother has died andt The Prodigal Prophet is up to Jenny to go through her stuff While going through her grandmother s things she discovers her grandmother s friend was murdered and Jenny figured out the murderer I felt a connection with Jenny but oh man the ending took me a long time to get2 White Rabbit by Julie Hyzy 3 stars Janes mourning a friend at the White Rabbit status Bloody Seoul in Central Park She ends up talking to a stranger Mark and turns out they haven common than what we think I enjoyed the twist ending but the whole thing just felt a bit creepy Migritude in a not so good way3 The Picture of the Lonely Diner by Lee Child 2 stars I don t get the appeal of Jack Reacher Reacher walksnto an The Color Purple investigation and ends up gettingnformation from the secret agent Truth and Nothing But in charge Does these things happenn real life Side note I was talking to my mom this morning she s a huge Jack Reacher fan and turns out that Lee Child as a young boy had a fascination with NYC and the Flatiron building which Negotiate the best deal is the setting of this story When he began a famous writer he ended up buying 2 apartmentsn the building 1 for home 1 for his office which s his childhood dream come true I liked the backstory of t and you could feel n his novel that he really loves that areabuilding 4 Three Little Words by Nancy Pickard 3 stars A woman was diagnosed with cancer and has come up with a bucket list to tell the truth A few days later she was killed Her doctor goes to her funeral and everyone has a secret I enjoyed this one but there was some cky stuff going on that I didn t enjoy 5 Damage Control by Thomas H Cook 3 stars A family took n a foster daughter a number of years ago but because of a situation they can no longer handle the girl and return her to her family The now adult woman s killed and the father reflects back to on the family s time with the girl Interesting story about different accounts of a certain situation 6 The Day After Victory by Brendan DuBois 1 star A sweeper meets a guy One from None in Times Suare the day after WWII ended I couldn t getnto this one 7 Serial Benefactor by Jon L Breen 1 star About a 100 year old man and his great great granddaughter He tells her about a crime that happened Im Afraid of Men in the Broadway scene Meh didn t care for the man or the mystery A bit all over the place past and present 8 Trapped by Ben H Winters 4 stars A play about a murdered producer and everyones a suspect Wow I never thought I would like this so much So funny and I didn t know what to expect9 Wall Street Rodeo by Angela Zeman 1 star A man getting a "young boy to con an old man Very odd but I didn t see the ending coming "boy to con an old man Very odd but I didn t see the ending coming Copycats by NJ Ayres 1 star About friends before and after being solders Reforesting Faith in WWII Again couldn t getnto this one 11 Red Headed Stepchild by Margaret Maron 3 stars A stepdaughter s view on living with her father new stepmother and stepsister Good read I just guessed the ending before Peggy Deans Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor it happened 12 Sutton Death Overtime by Judith Kelman 4 stars A writer tells othersncluding a reporter about the new novel she Foursome is working on about the disappearance of her friend who was a millionaire beauty Good ending Really enjoyed the writing 13 Dizzy and Gillespie by Persia Walker 3 stars A daughter s view on a fight between her mother and a new residentn their building Sad story with a good mystery 14 Me and Mikey by T Jefferson Parker 1 star About a mafia family I ve had enough of mafia families for a bit 15 Ever by Justin Scott 1 star Going back Corduroys Garden in time as well as forward to pull off a robbery Just wasn t realistic 16 Chin Yong Yun Makes a Shiddach by SJ Rozan 3 stars About a chinese mother doing what s best for her children and living a secret life that her children don t know about Liked the surprising factor of this one 17 The Baker of Bleecker Street by Jeffery Deaver 1 stars Spies during WWII Didn t like this one at all Theres no reason for anyone not to read Manhattan MayhemThis novel What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? is the first I ve read ofts kind I ve read many anthologies but none structured as delightfully as this I just loved how each story took place during a different time n a different part of one of how each story took place during a different time n a different part of one of greatest cities n the world All 18 of the short stories were uick awesome reads all entertaining and all of them leaving me wishing there was to read I feel like t s mpossible to review each one because I enjoyed them all so much There were three that definitely grabbed me than the others Ever by Justin Scott this my favorite Copycats by NJ Ayres and last but not least The Baker of Bleecker Street by Jeffery DeaverFor readers who have not read a lot of by Jeffery DeaverFor readers who have not read a lot of and crime there s a little something Sabrina Corina in this book for everyone I highly recommendt to readers who want a taste of great crime stories by great authors but are unclear where to start and who to start reading first I was only familiar with Mary Higgins Clark but now after reading this I ntend to read by each of these authors. L Street Rodeo” copyright © 2015 by Angela Zeman“Copycats” copyright © 2015 by N J Ayres“Red Headed Stepchild” copyright © 2015 by Margaret Maron“Sutton Death Overtime” copyright © 2015 by Judith Kelman“Dizzy and Gillespie” copyright © 2015 by Persia Walker“Me and Mikey” copyright © 2015 by T Jefferson Parker“Ever” copyright © 2015 by Justin Scott“Chin Yong Yun Makes a Shiddach” copyright © 2015 by S J Rozan“The Baker of Bleecker Street” copyright © 2015 by Jeffery Deave. ,
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I m not going to wait until this book comes out Patient Safety Ethics in early June to discusst Mary Higgins Clark edited a collection of stories written to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Mystery Writers of America And the stories set all over Manhattan are Fat in the Fifties intriguing andnteresting But Kent Island it s the booktself that Brides, Mourners, Bacchae ismpressive If you love the part of the city that we tourists think of as New York City you should pick up a copy of Manhattan MayhemThe publishers uirk Books have put together a beautiful book physically Because each author set their story Born to Run in a different neighborhood the covers are maps showing the author s name and where their story takes place There s even a legend for this street and transportation map of Manhattan and the Bronx And thenside of the book After the Flood is eye catching Each storys labeled with the street map showing where t s set and set off by the appropriate black and white photo Those photos llustrate the stories perfectly They re amazing And the pages and print match the overall formatOh yes The stories themselves Julie Hyzy s White Rabbit The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, is setn Central Park and Generic it sntroduced with a photo of the Alice Campus Sexual Assault in Wonderland statue In fact that s exactly where this storys set at that statue It s a story with an unforeseen ending Jack Reacher faces a surprising Manhattan when he reaches his subway stop at the Radical Pacifism in Modern America iconic Flatiron Buildingn Lee Child s The Picture of the Lonely Diner Clark Bioinformatics Methods introduces the stories the background and the booktself but she also kicks off the book with a new story set What Doesn't Kill Us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength in Union SuareSome of the biggest namesn the mystery field contributed stories Jeffery Deaver Margaret Maron SJ Rozan It s an entertaining collection an excellent tribute to the mystery field and the organization of writers that started The Impossible Climb in 1945 Andt s a beautiful tribute to an ever changing city Readers will pick up Manhattan Mayhem because of the authors But I showed Magic in the Air it to a friend who normally doesn t read mysteries And I predict some readers like my friend will pickt up because uirk Books did such an amazing job compiling this beautiful bo What links this mixed bag of crime short stories offered up by the Mystery Writers of America s the wonder that s Manhattan Island Each author has set their novella La decadencia de la mentira y otros ensayos in anconic location and so we get to travel to Harlem Union Suare the Upper West Side and the Flatiron District to name but a fewWhat Bailey Loves Essential Clinical Anatomy is great about an anthology like thiss you get to read authors your may never have come across before and some lesser known authors get to be The Guy Who Died Twice (Detective D.D. Warren, in a book alongside some of their famous peers such as Mary Higgins Clark Jeffery Deaver and Lee Child I particularly enjoyed reading Margaret Maron s offering along with Julie Hyzy Persia Walker Thomas H Cook and Nancy Pickard However other readers will enjoy other stories within this collection and that s what makes this type of anthology so great So why not dipn to this pick and mix and just enjoy I am a fan of
BOTH MYSTERIES AND OF SHORT STORIESmysteries and of short stories mystery short stories but Remus (Marius Brothers its hard to find short stories these days Mary Higgins Clark has edited this nice collection of 17 stories by well known authors I didn t like a number of them but the ones that I did were well worth the price of the book Let me describe the ones I liked1 The Five Dollar Dress by Mary Higgins Clark Jenny s Gran has died and the newly minted attorney went back to New York from San Francisco to empty out the apartment Her grandmother s dying words were that Barney didn t kill her Vincent did Jenny finds an old file of clippings her grandmother kept about the murder of an old friend who modeled a designer s dress that would be sold to women for 5 each bac Read on the WondrousBooks blog When I reuested this book on NetGalley I was expecting something creepier complicated and also full of Turning Points interesting little facts about New York This book was none of these things NoneI remember reading Mary Higgins Clark a few years ago since my grandmothers a big fan and she borrowed many MHC books from the library I m not a die hard fan of the mystery genre but I do love me a good crime novel from time to time That s why of course as usual why not I had high expectations about this anthology For one Ms Clark participates herself The Secret Life of Theater int for another she was the editor so naturally I was sure s I received this book for free through BookLikes Giveaways I really enjoyed this anthology of short stories I loved the concept "of each story taking place I gotta say while I m not a huge fan of books that comprise of "each story taking place I gotta say while I m not a huge fan of books that comprise of short stories I thoroughly enjoyed this very much I won the book through Goodreads and I want to thank uirk books for being so generousWhile some of the stories weren t nearly as exhilarating as others many were extremely well written Each author clearly has expertise The Secret Message of Jesus in writing mysteries I forgot how much I loved mysteries until I read this I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for uick thrills andmpressive curious plots This Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE® includes a play among other things and each styles a great transition from the last This for a fact makes you yearn for mystery And as I read thank you to Mary Higgins Clark for her work The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories in this Absolutely riveting The Five Dollar Dress Mary Higgins ClarkA young woman looking through her deceased grandmother s things makes an unsavory discovery regarding an old crime It s not bad but. Best selling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clarknvites you on a tour of Manhattan’s most Separated by Duty, United in Love iconic neighborhoodsn this anthology of all new stories from the Mystery Writers of America From the Flatiron District Lee Child and Greenwich Village Jeffery Deaver to Little Italy T Jefferson Parker and Chinatown SJ Rozan you’ll encounter crimes mysteries and riddles large and small Illustrated with First Strike iconic photography of New York City and packagedn a handsome hardcover Manhattan Mayhem s a delightful read for ar. I expected a bit The writing style felt a bit clunky and overly straightforward She did this Then she did that In addition the way the eventual discovery was presented felt too easy leaving a detection loving reader feeling a bit cheated White Rabbit Julie HyzyThis one started off playing nto one rather tired trope and then twisted A New Owners Guide to Boston Terriers into a different but eually tired trope At Central Park s Alicen Wonderland statue a young woman reading The Hideaway is approached by a pushy and annoying young man whonsists on making small talk But what are the real reasons either of these two are there on this particular day The Picture of the Lonely Diner Lee ChildBrief piece featuring Child s popular character Jack Reacher It s not bad I Want a Dog it does an especially nice job conjuring up Madison Suare Park but I found thenteraction between Reacher and an FBI agent he encounters to be a bit unbelievable why on earth would she be so forthcoming Overall I think readers who are already familiar with the books New Bad Girl in Town in this series would probably appreciatet Three Little Words Nancy PickardA doctor tells a young woman that unfortunately her cancer The Things We Knew is terminal and suggests that she make a bucket list However just a few days after her diagnosis the womans violently murdered Whodunnit The story gets a lot of suspects nto a limited amount of pages but I finished t feeling like I d been led around by the author just a bit too much Damage Control Thomas H CookA man s former foster child Men of Sunday is found dead of an apparent suicide The tragic death leads him back to consider the reasons why he kicked her out of his house Were they justified The story does a nice job ofllustrating how different perspectives on the same facts can lead people to come to very different conclusions The Day After Victory Brendan DuBoisWWII has just ended and a street sweeper cleaning up after the victory parade has a chance encounter with a man waiting on the street or London ist really a chance meeting Serial Benefactor Jon L BreenAn elderly man tells his young granddaughter about an old mystery he s tried to solve Back Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, in his day when he was a Broadway actor a serial killer was offing some of the reprehensible characters on the theater scene and he suspectedt was someone he knew Not bad but not terribly memorable either Trapped Ben H WintersThis Job is the one I picked up the collection for after reading Winters Last Policeman books I wasnterested With Passion Collection in checking out of his writing I was a little surprised to find thiss a humorous piece about Broadway theater but Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics it was uite good That said I feel I would ve enjoyedt even Lena if I d ever read or seen Deathtrap I suspect that real theatricalnsiders would find Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends it even hilarious Wall St Rodeo Angela ZemanIn an old timey New York an unprincipled con man tries to take advantage of a young Irish boyn hopes of "securing a fortune But things don t uite work out the way he hopes A fun and "a fortune But things don t uite work out the way he hopes A fun and little tale Copycats NJ AyresNice period feel to this one probably the best piece of writing The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps in the book so far This long storyntroduces us to a group of young men FROM THE LOWER EAST SIDE TO ARE DEPLOYED IN the Lower East Side to are deployed Maigret and the Pickpocket in together Their wartime experiences change them and afterward they gon different directions One becomes a cop but others take other roads Red Headed Stepchild Margaret MaronWoe betide those who cut a girl s hair against her wishes Sutton Death Overtime Judith KelmanAt a mystery writer s group attended by an obnoxious journalist one writer divulges the plot of her next true crime novel But why would she give away so many details I felt like the ending was supposed to be an emotional kicker but La scurit des Franais it didn t really work for me Dizzy Gillespie Persia WalkerConflict between long time residents and a new neighborn a dilapidated Harlem townhouse takes an unexpectedly heartbreaking twist Well crafted but very very sad Me Mikey T Jefferson ParkerHard boiled and no punches pulled This La guerre du dsert, 1940-1943 is a tale of two brothersn a Mafia family It feels very cinematic not really like a true nsider s perspective but I think t works pretty well Ever Justin ScottTime travelling Edgar Allan Poe and an on the lam bank robber pull off a heist together Silly but rather funny Chin Yong Yun Makes a Shiddach SJ RozanHeartwarming cozy about a Chinese mom with hidden depths that neither her Private Investigator daughter nor her lawyer son guess at The Baker of Bleecker St Jeffery DeaverFascist spies on the LES during WWII I didn t really connect with any of the characters and I thought the patriotic content came off as sappy rather than Unicorns Are Real! inspiring Overall there were some decent stories here but the collection didn t live up to my expectations overall Those expectations were fairly high considering the Mystery Writers of America stamp of approval In general I think thiss a genre that tends to be successful What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? in a longer formatMany thanks to uirk books and NetGalley for the opportunity to readn exchange for an honest review This was a great find at the libraryI love mysteries and so a book full of short mystery storiesYes pleaseExcellent choices some better than others but that Toy Story 4 Deluxe Step Into Reading is to be expectedI very much enjoyed this and would recommendt to others My favourite part of the novel was how 17 short stories came together The theme was New York City Each author wrote a mystery story about 1 locationneighbourhood n NYC I loved seeing the pictures and maps of. Mchair detectives and armchair travelers alike“The Five Dollar Dress” copyright © 2015 by Mary Higgins Clark“White Rabbit” copyright © 2015 by Julie Hyzy“The Picture of the Lonely Diner” copyright © 2015 by Lee Child“Three Little Words” copyright © 2015 by Nancy Pickard“Damage Control” copyright © 2015 by Thomas H Cook“The Day after Victory” copyright © 2015 by Brendan DuBois“Serial Benefactor” copyright © 2015 by Jon L Breen“Trapped” copyright © 2015 by Ben H Winters“Wal.