Death Among Us: An Anthology of Murder Mystery Short Stories #BookReview #Mystery


Who knew death could be so eclectic?

Relish this mesmerizing murder mystery mash-up of short stories.


Murder and mystery have been the staple of literature and films for years. This anthology of short stories will thrill and entertain you. Some will also make you laugh out loud. Others will stop and make you think.

Think of this murder mystery short story anthology as a book version of appetisers or starters, hors d’oeuvre, meze, or antipasti. It can be read as fillers between books or, as is the case in some countries, as a bookish meze – in its own right.

There’s murder mystery styles and locations to suit all tastes: detective fiction, serial killers, scifi, histfic, England, Los Angeles, San Francisco, The Great Lakes, Las Vegas, the Nevada desert, Mexico and more in an exquisite exposition of the art of short story telling.

These stories come from an international cast of authors; some with bestselling books, others are emerging or new talents. Their roots, cultures, and life experiences are as diverse as their writing styles.

But one thing binds them together: they know how to tell a story.

My Review

Mystery and suspense at its finest!

First, I have to talk about that cover-eerie, cold, deadly, it’s exactly perfect for this genre.

Ten outstanding authors have contributed three short stories to this anthology creating a wide assortment of murder mysteries to chill your blood.

Each author starts with a short intro comprising of their impressive bios and the theme behind their stories. I particularly liked this as it gave a background to what I was about to read.

Two of my favorites lines came from Robbie Cheadle.

Robbie set her selections from true cases in historical England.

Evil and goodness do not die, they merely change form.

Bio- Robbie Cheadle

To anyone watching it was as if the candle illuminating her mind had been blown out, plunging it into blackness.

Justice is Never Served- Robbie Cheadle

There are many new-to-me authors in this collection such as Stephen Bentley who wrote three truly chilling tales of a serial killer you won’t see coming!

If you’re looking for a thrilling read, I highly recommend Death Among Us: An Anthology of Murder Mystery Short Stories- 5 lovely kisses!

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37 thoughts on “Death Among Us: An Anthology of Murder Mystery Short Stories #BookReview #Mystery

  1. Thank you for this lovely review of Death Among Us, Jacquie. I am thrilled you liked those lines.

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    1. Excellent reading! That second line sent chills right through me!, lol

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  2. I’ve just downloaded, looking forward to reading.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Janet.

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    2. Yay! I hope you enjoy the stories, Janet 🙂

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  3. Wow! Thank you so much for a terrific review. Ten kisses heading your way, Jacquie. You avoided ‘The Rose Slayer.’ Only kidding 🙂
    Anyone curious who isn’t in on the joke, will have to read the book. Sorry!

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    1. Lol, loved that twist, Stephen! I have a shirt with a saying that comes close 🙂

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  4. I think I already have this on my Kindle, but I’m going to look. Because if I don’t, I want to get it! Great review, Jacquie. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. It’s well worth the read, Staci. I like short stories. With my limited reading time, they’re the perfect size!

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    2. Thanks for the support, Staci. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

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      1. I have no doubt I will. (It is on my Kindle, BTW.)

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  5. I have this on my Kindle. I’m moving it up to next in line to read. Thanks for sharing your review.

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    1. Yay, I know you’ll love the stories, Joan!

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    2. Thank you, Joan. I hope you enjoy it.

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  6. D.L. Finn, Author August 15, 2019 — 9:10 am

    I have this on my TBR list and have been eager to get to it. I love that line from Robbie its so vivid in what comes to mind! Great review, Jacquie:)

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    1. I love when lines resonate, as these two did for me. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on the anthology, Denise 🙂

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    2. Thank you, Denise. I appreciate your comment.

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  7. This sounds perfect for the upcoming season. Getting a copy for myself.

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    1. I think you’ll enjoy it, Michele!

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    2. Thank you, Michele, I hope you enjoy it.

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  8. It sounds exciting, Jacquie. Best to Robbie. “And Others” as well. 😉

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    1. There’s a wide variety of plots, Teagan. Some really crazy killers, too!

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  9. Excellent review, Jacquie. I read this one and enjoyed it too. A nice, diverse collection of stories!

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    1. Some sure had the shock factor!

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    2. Thank you, Mae, and for your wonderful review.

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  10. Thanks for your great review, Jacquie. I’m happy you enjoyed the book. I’m one of the authors. This means a lot to our group of mystery writers!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by the blog! You have a winner on your hands 🙂

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  11. This was a suspenseful read – glad you also enjoyed it, Jacquie!

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    1. I love when a story can surprise me and most of these did a great job of that 🙂

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    2. Thanks for adding your thoughts here, Teri. I appreciate your support and review.

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  12. I have this one downloaded, maybe while I am nursing my back I could read a couple of these. They sound wonderful. Great review Jacquie, it hooked me.

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    1. Oh, no! Hope it’s nothing serious ((hugs))

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      1. Strained my back muscles working in the yard, not too bad, but I need to take it easy for a couple days.

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  13. Thanks for your great review!

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