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Caroline

These are occasionally available for kindle for less than a $, so I've donwloaded a few but didn't get to them.
Neil Gaiman is on that list? That's surprising. Maybe his Study in Emerald? That's an interesting story, a mix between Conan Doyle's Study in Scarlett and Lovecraft's Cthulhu stories. I just read it as I started his collection Fragile Things which I'm enjoying very much.

iliana

Danielle your enthusiastic post on short stories makes me want to read some now! I admit I don't seek out short stories and I really should as I've been pleasantly surprised in the past. I'll be looking forward to your next post on your next short story post and hope it'll be another mystery!

Danielle

I did see the cheaper ebook prices and think they might also be available for the Nook. I should really consider getting them that way, but I really still prefer paper books if I can help it. It's interesting to see Neil Gaiman there since it isn't his genre, but the story is something of a departure for him. I am going to try and read those other stories I mentioned for next weekend.

Danielle

I hope to read and write about the other stories from the CWA list for next weekend. I now can't believe I ever avoided short stories, but then I guess it's timing for that sort of thing, too. Now I am ready for them and look forward to them. They have just become part of my normal reading routine. It's good you do get to read them occasionally!

Caroline

Which Gaiman story is it? I'm curious.

Stefanie

Aren't the Mammoth books great? Bookman loves the ones on horror, fantasy and scifi. He has a whole shelf in our library dedicated to them. I have browsed the fantasy and SF ones before, they make nice little snacks I think.

litlove

You know I am very guilty of forgetting about short stories. And they can be hugely enjoyable. I've got a big collection of Agatha Christie short stories (with Poirot) on audio book and they are just wonderful. If a short mystery is done well it can be hugely satisfying.

Danielle

It's called "The Case of Death and Honey"--I think it is not a "standard" Gaiman story. I plan on reading it this weekend so will let you know what it's like.

Danielle

They are--I have one or two of their ghost story collections and didn't even realize they published these crime anthologies. I'm tempted to order a few but will see what the library has first. It is fun to dip into them, and you don't feel the need to read through the whole thing in a gulp-at least if it is sitting on your bookshelves.

Danielle

She wrote quite a few short stories, didn't she? They would be fun to listen to on audio--just like those radio dramas I have going so must keep them in mind for next time I have Audible tokens to spend. It really is easy to overlook short story collections, though, which is why I've been trying to read at least one a week--even if I am moving at a snail's pace through the Persephone Collection.

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