Y021 The Nature of the Beast by William Kent Krueger035 Sad onions a Hap and Leonard Story by Joe R Lansdale054 The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance by Jacueline Winspear078 Glock Paper Scissors by Shelley Costa086 Blood Money an Inspector Rutledge story by Charles Todd101 The Violins Played Before Junshan by Lou Kemp120 Whatever Happened to Lorna Winters by Lisa Morton137 Oglethorpe s Camera by Claire Ortalda154 The Last Game by Robert Dugoni169 NO 11 SUATTER by Adele Polomski181 A Cold Spell by Mark Thielman201
What Would Nora Do by Georgia Jeffries214 Hector s Bees by Amanda Would Nora Do by Georgia Jeffries214 Hector s Bees by Amanda Georgia in the Wind by William Frank250 From Four Till Late A Nick Travers Story by Ace Atkins267 Bite Out of Crime by Allison Brennan297 Songbird Blues by Stephen Ross317 Security by Jeffery Deaver351 Credits An anthology featuring 19 short stories from leading mystery writers and edited by Anne Perry was sure to offer a lot of reading leasure for me And I certainly wasn t disappointed The remise was that each story would feature odd artners aired up to solve a crime commit a crime or just offer an explanation for an unusual happening There are surprising stories like the Jacueline Winspear offering The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance A Dog Noir Story which is like nothing I ve ever read by her but which turned out to be one of the stories I enjoyed most My favorite author team of Charles Todd contributed Blood Money An Inspector Rutledge Story that conveyed the essence of the Inspector Rutledge series characters in a short amount of space My vote for most unusual story would definitely have to be Songbird Blues by Stephen Ross featuring artners of a man s right and left hand Just think about That For A MomentI Found for a momentI found stories I enjoyed in this anthology with all 19 eliciting a level of satisfaction that I don t usually find in a collection from authors with such different styles of stories The Mystery Writers of America have come up with a winner in this volume ranging all the way from a cat with his own Facebook Times of Bede page to Puritan witches Lots of good reading for fans of the genreMany thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Ballantine for the e Galley of this collection I had this one for four stars but then editor Perry ended it with areposterous tale by Jeffery Deaver You have to end a book of shorts on a high note And there were The Catechism of the Council of Trent plenty of good ones here including winners by Amanda Witt Allison Brennan Adele Polomski and of course Anne Perry 35 stars Thanks K I don t often give books 5 star ratings This one richly deserves it This anthology is focused around the theme ofartners and crime though the City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York partners may be trying to solve a crime commit a crime or observe a crime Most. A woods try torotect their land from
A Brash BillionaireFeaturing Work Bybrash billionaireFeaturing work by York Times bestselling authors Edgar Award winners and up and coming members of the Mystery Writers of America these tales of friends enemies and airs who lie somewhere in the middle will satisfy every type of mystery reader With each author's signature brand of suspense these stories give new meaning to the word teamworkFeaturing stories by Ace Atkins Allison Brennan Shelley Costa Jeffery Deaver Robert Dugoni William Frank Georgia Jeffries Lou Kemp William Kent Krueger Joe R Lansdale Lisa Morton Claire Ortalda Anne Perry Adele Polomski Stephen Ross Mark Thielman Charles Todd Jacueline Winspear Amanda Wi. S It was done with recise accuracy and definitely grabbed my interest Then the was the short story Oglethorpe s Camera by Claire Ortalda This was about a woman and her cat but it was far far There were a couple of very touching stories and then a rather odd story This review would indeed be very long if I were to recount other favorites never mind each entryMany thanks to Ballantine Books and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion This collection of short stories by established writers although mostly new to me has a few stories that tread well worn but still leasing Davids Sling paths and a few surprises Anne Perry Charles Todd and John Leonard add short stories from their familiar timeeriods and settings Don t expect Maisie Dodds from Jacueline Winspear though Her contribution is uite a ways outside her familiar zoneThe Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields premise bringing together an unusualartnering to solve or commit a crime resulted in some entertaining story concepts and I will be looking for longer length works from several of the authorsI voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own All New StoriesTruth in reviewing here I was intrigued by the title Odd Partners An Anthology by Anne Perry and by the fact that the by the title Odd Partners An Anthology by Anne Perry and by the fact that the contained a new Hap and Leonard short story by Joe R Lansdale Some of the other authors had semi recognizable names however were not authors I generally read or followed This can either be a good thing or an at your own risk kind of thing Out of the nineteen authors showcased in this anthology it saddens me to report that over all I lost that betThat this is an anthology from the Mystery Writers of America
to me bodes ill of the state of the mystery I enjoyed reading only four or fiveme bodes ill of the state of the mystery I enjoyed reading only four or five the stories Learner Strategies in Language Learning presented here Some of the others were just flat outoorly written What stood out most favorably were Lisa Morton s story Whatever Happened to Lorna Winters and Songbird Blues by Stephen Ross and Dangerously Placed perhaps a couple A word about the Lansdale story Sad Onions I usually truly enjoy most everything heroduces However here I have a bone of contention to Just Destiny pick The story reads like a warm up exercise to his current novel The Elephant of Surprise or a blatant advertisement for that book The man rarely lets me downPerhaps I am not the audience for this anthology I also do not believe Ms Perry chose any of these stories She likely sold her name to theublisher for use to increase sales of the bookAn overall let down of a book with so much else out there to choose from I chose Paradise Run poorly and spoiler there were few Odd Partners There were no new authorsresented here that I lan to ursue Contentsvii Introduction by Anne Perry003 Reconcilation by Anne Perr. Ikely duos who join forces sometimes unwillingly to solve beguiling whodunitsFrom Perry's own entry in which an English sergeant and his German counterpart set out to find a missing soldier during World War I to a Help Me, Jacques Cousteau psychological tale of an airplaneassenger who wakes up unsure of who he is and must enlist his fellow assengers to help him remember to a historical mystery about a misguided witch hunt and the unlikely couple that brings it down each story deals in the wonderful complexities of human interactions And not just human interactions Honey bees avenge the death of their beekeeper a wandering cat brings home clues to a murder and a gray wolf and a fly fisherman in the Minnesot.
Characters Ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¸ Anne PerryNot for me Many of these stories were either a literary type of social or Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide politico bent lecturing or justlain duds I find it supremely ironic that the editor of this book has a terrible and horrific crime in her Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert past and now in age tends to thereachy know better in her Hidden Boundaries particular likes and affinity torofligate But I just thought the majority of these stories were oor on top of it Do not recommendI especially disliked William Kent Krueger s lecture Another wonderful and talented author who has tended immensely now to fall down the rabbit hole of olitico green as he Gods Callgirl preaches his new religion delusion in the last 5 years Similar but not as uirky in his hate as Stephen King but close Total stereotypes never ever core a good short story regardless IMHO They never have and they never will Not since Aesop s Fables anywayFor the names of inclusion listed this isoor Short stories are a hard row to hoe This needs a low Nice to read this over a month s time dipping into one or two short stories between other books But none of the stories were memorable a couple were duds Closer to 35 stars Interesting short mysteries from a lethora of authors Most were clever and I did enjoy them but the one short mysteries from a lethora of authors Most were clever and I did enjoy them but the one the Dogtective Agency was too silly but I ersisted I couldn t even finish Songbird Blues An excellent collection of short stories these were great There are 19 short stories in this anthology by mystery writers and in each story there are artners who work together some are
partners you would never expect It was interesting for me as I was reading to ick out the artners in eachyou would never expect It was interesting for me as I was reading to ick out the Nebular Sammelband 5 - Galaxis in Panik partners in each I really enjoyed the stories that involved animals like The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Allia My Rating 45 StarsOdd Partners is a very well done anthology that comprises of very short stories by 19rominent authors This read was edited by Anne Perry The list of authors were culled from the Mystery Writers of America Listed in alphabetical order they are Ace Atkins Allison Brennan Shelley Costa Jeffery Deaver Robert Dugoni William Frank Georgia Jeffries Lou Kemp William Kent Krueger Joe R Lansdale Lisa Morton Claire Ortalda Anne Perry Adele Polomski Stephen Ross Mark Thielman Charles Todd Jacueline Winspear Amanda WittI thoroughly enjoyed the stories It took only a moment to accept the uick revolution of each one as it was told Having only read Anne Perry reviously although some of the other names are certainly well known it was a wonderful way to be introduced to authors that I definitely want to ut on my TBRAs the description shows each of these titles are new One title that was uite intriguing to me was Robert Dugoni s The Last Game about a man who was an airplane Bakunin: The Creative Passion passenger getting help from his fellowassenger. Unlikely The Donegal Woman pairs join forces to crack a slew of intriguing cases in an anthology edited by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry featuring original stories by Jacueline Winspear Jeffery Deaver Allison Brennan Charles Todd and many including Perry herselfThroughout the annals of fiction there have been many celebrated detective teams Sherlock Holmes and John Watson Nick and Nora Charles Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings Thomas and Charlotte Pitt That lastair is the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry who as the editor of Odd Partners and in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America has enlisted some of today's best mystery writers to craft all new stories about unl. ,