- Author Otto Penzler
Aside from the forced alliteration in the title, there’s a lot to love about this anthology of crime-related short stories. They’re seriously short too, varying in length but none above 1000 words. The great thing about short stories is that you get a variety, some you’ll like, some you may not. With these super short stories, there’s not too much investment either. If it’s not your thing, you just move on to the next one.
Most of them were brilliant, though. Tiny tales of genius and horror, crime and punishment, and everything in between. They’re not all murders, either, which I was slightly expecting. There’s extortion and burglary, arson and fraud, and plenty more besides.
Really enjoyed this selection and highly recommend checking it out.