Ily read and reviewed an advanced copy f this book All thoughts and Down Lambeth Way opinions are mywn 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 book contained a new Hap and Leonard short story by Joe R Lansdale Some Lebanese War of thether authors had semi recognizable names however were not authors I generally read The Sacred Band or followed This can either be a good thingr an at your The Shadowhunters Codex own risk kindf thing Out Dry Hard of the nineteen authors showcased in this anthology it saddens me to report thatver all I lost that betThat this is an anthology from the Mystery Writers f America to me bodes ill f the state Das Haus der Angst of the mystery I enjoyed readingnly four Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education or fivef the stories presented here Some Searching for Wanda of thethers were just flat Ray Ryan out poorly written What stoodut most favorably were Lisa Morton s story Whatever Happened to Lorna Winters and Songbird Blues by Stephen Ross and perhaps a couple A word about the Lansdale story Sad Onions I usually truly enjoy most everything he produces However here I have a bone Daddys Sweet Girl: A Dark Stepfamily Love Story of contention to pick The story reads like a warm up exercise to his current novel The Elephantf Surprise r 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 f these stories She likely sold her name to the publisher also do not believe Ms Perry chose any f these stories She likely sold her name to the publisher use to increase sales f the bookAn Location, Location, Damnation (The Brackenford Cycle overall let downf a book with so much else Thrones, Dominations out there to choose from I chose poorly and spoiler there were few Odd Partners There were no new authors presented here that I plan to pursue Contentsvii Introduction by Anne Perry003 Reconcilation by Anne Perry021 The Naturef the Beast by William Kent Krueger035 Sad nions 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 Witt233 Georgia in the Wind by William Frank250 From Four Till Late A Nick Travers Story
By Ace Atkins267 Bite Ace Atkins267 Bite f 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 ffer a lot f reading pleasure for me And I certainly wasn t disappointed The premise was that each story would feature Jace's Pet odd partners paired up to solve a crime commit a crimer just The Mistake (Off-Campus, offer an explanation for an unusual happening There are surprising stories like the Jacueline Winspearffering The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance A Dog Noir Story which is like nothing I ve ever read by her but wh. Ikely duos who join forces sometimes unwillingly to solve beguiling whodunitsFrom Perry's Piraten! own entry in which an English sergeant and his German counterpart setut to find a missing soldier during World War I to a psychological tale f an airplane passenger who wakes up unsure f who he is and must enlist his fellow passengers 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 The Complete Guide To Surfing Your Best of human interactions And not just human interactions Honey bees avenge the deathf their beekeeper a wandering cat brings home clues to a murder and a gray wolf and a fly fisherman in the Minnesot. An excellent collection From Tree Dwellings To New Towns of short stories these were great There are 19 short stories in this anthology by mystery writers and in each story there are partners who work together some are partners you would never expect It was interesting for me as I was reading to pickut the partners in each story I really enjoyed the stories that involved animals like The Wagatha Labsy Secret Dogtective Alliance A Dog Noir Story The Nature f the Beast Bite Out f Crime and Hector s Bees My least favorite story was Songbird though it was definitely uniue and wins my vote for the strangest partners There were a couple A Streetcar Named Desire. By Nicola Onyett (Philip Allan Literature Guide of stories involvinglder people and forgetfulness which I thought were very good I highly recommend this for anyone who likes crime stories Short stories are not usually my favorite but this is a winnerThanks to Ballentine Books through Netgalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review My Rating 45 StarsOdd Partners is a very well done anthology that comprises f very short stories by 19 prominent authors This read was edited by Anne Perry The list f authors were culled from the Mystery Writers The Women Of Apollo of America Listed in alphabeticalrder they "Are Ace Atkins Allison Brennan " Ace Atkins Allison Brennan Costa Jeffery Deaver Robert Dugoni William Frank Georgia Jeffries Kemp William Kent Krueger Joe R Lansdale Lisa Morton Claire Ortalda Anne
Perry Adele Polomski Stephen Adele Polomski Mark Thielman Charles Todd Jacueline Winspear Amanda WittI thoroughly enjoyed the stories It took The Escape (Hendersons Boys, only a moment to accept the uick revolutionf each Lolo one as it was told Havingnly read Anne Perry previously although some Range of thether names are certainly well known it was a wonderful way to be introduced to authors that I definitely want to put Besorah Of Yahusha Natsarim Version on my TBRAs the description shows eachf 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 passenger getting help from his fellow passengers It was done with precise 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 The Dauntless (Spy Girl Book 5) of very touching stories and then a ratherdd story This review would indeed be very long if I were to recount Color of Jazz other favorites never mind each entryMany thanks to Ballantine Books and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honestpinion This collection f short stories by established writers although mostly new to me has a few stories that tread well worn but still pleasing paths and a few surprises Anne Perry Charles Todd and John Leonard add short stories from their familiar time periods and settings Don t expect Maisie Dodds from Jacueline Winspear though Her contribution is uite a ways utside her familiar zoneThe premise bringing together an unusual partnering to solve The Magic Fart (Pornucopia, or commit a crime resulted in some entertaining story concepts and I will be looking for longer length works from severalf the authorsI voluntar. Unlikely pairs join forces to crack a slew The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories of intriguing cases in an anthology edited by New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry featuringriginal stories by Jacueline Winspear Jeffery Deaver Allison Brennan Charles Todd and many including Perry herselfThroughout the annals Her Winged Mates 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 last pair is the creationf beloved mystery writer Anne Perry who as the editor Age of Ambition of Odd Partners and in conjunction with Mystery Writersf America has enlisted some f today's best mystery writers to craft all new stories about unl. .
Ich turned ut to be The Berlin Airlift onef the stories I enjoyed most My favorite author team St. Solifer with Other Worthies and Unworthies of Charles Todd contributed Blood Money An Inspector Rutledge Story that conveyed the essencef the Inspector Rutledge series characters in a short amount Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process of space My vote for most unusual story would definitely have to be Songbird Blues by Stephen Ross featuring partnersf a man s right and left hand Just think about that for a momentI found many stories I enjoyed in this anthology with all 19 eliciting a level Illicit Desires (Illicit, of satisfaction that I don t usually find in a collection from authors with such different stylesf stories The Mystery Writers Soul Drinker (Soul Drinkers, of America have come up with a winner in this volume ranging all the way from a cat with hiswn Facebook page to Puritan witches Lots Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, of good reading for fansf the genreMany thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Ballantine for the e Galley And His Letters Grew Colder of this collection I had thisne for four stars but then editor Perry ended it with a preposterous tale
By Jeffery Deaver YouJeffery Deaver You to end a book Emasculating Her Husband of shortsn a high note And there were plenty Three Short Ballbusting Stories of goodnes here including winners by Amanda Witt Allison Brennan Adele Polomski and Honeys Natural Feeding Handbook for Dogs of course Anne Perry 35 stars Thanks K I don tften give books 5 star ratings This The Secret Expedition one richly deserves it This anthology is focused around the themef partners and crime though the partners may be trying to solve a crime commit a crime Real-Life BPMN orbserve a crime Most A Collection of Previously Banned Victorian Erotica, DELUXE EDITION of the stories are top notch but there are several that are so good that I have to mention them by name A Cold Spell and Hectors Bees are two excellent stories that have a delightful plot twist Two additional stories are so wonderful that I know I will remember them in years to come They have writtenn my heart and soul changing some The Obvious of my ideas about life and people I want to talk about them here but that would be a spoiler for you So make sure to checkut
NO 11 SUATTER AND THE LAST GAME OTHER STORIES11 Suatter and The Last Game Other stories this collection are laugh ut loud funny In short Anne Perry has skillfully edited this collection shaping it into something that is truly special I thoroughly enjoyed reading this anthology and hope it will have a seuel Not for me Many f these stories were either a literary type Red Shines The Sun of socialr politico bent lecturing Generation or just plain duds I find it supremely ironic that the editorf this book has a terrible and horrific crime in her past and now in age tends to the preachy know better in her particular likes and affinity to profligate But I just thought the majority A World Without Clothes of these stories were poorn top Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girls Heart of it Do not recommendI especially disliked William Kent Krueger s lecture Another wonderful and tal Nice to read thisver a month s time dipping into Pirate Gold oner two short stories between The Heart of Cool other books But nonef the stories were memorable a couple were duds Closer to 35 stars Interesting short mysteries from a plethora Minotaur Lust of authors Most were clever and I did enjoy them but thene A Game of Unchance on the Dogtective Agency was too silly but I persisted I couldn t even finish Songbird Blues. A woods try to protect their land from a brash billionaireFeaturing work by New York Times bestselling authors Edgar Award winners and up and coming membersf the Mystery Writers The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death - Kindle edition by Dick Teresi. Politics Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. of America these talesf friends enemies and pairs who lie somewhere in the middle will satisfy every type f mystery reader With each author's signature brand f 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.