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Curtains (Kindle Edition) tagged "bestsellers" 6 times

Pricing information not available. CURTAINS: MYSTERY STORIES

A collection of 13 tales of mystery, crime, and suspense from the pages of Cemetery Dance, Blue Murder, The Third Alternative, Crimewave, and more. From tales of vengeful mobsters to dark family secrets, from psychotic killers to reluctant heroes, the stories tap the dark recesses of the human heart and the temptations that bring out the worst and best in all of us. Features the 2006 Year's Best Fantasy & Horror selection "Dog Person." You'll never look at fruit the same way again after experiencing "Watermelon." And junk mail takes a sinister turn in "Letters and Lies."

Includes bonus stories from award-winning writers J.A. Konrath (Origin, the Jack Daniels series) and Simon Wood (Working Stiffs), totaling 57,000 words of digital-pulp thrills.

Nicholson is author of 12 novels, including the bestselling mystery and suspense thrillers DISINTEGRATION, THE RED CHURCH, THE SKULL RING, AS I DIE LYING, and SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD. His other story collections include ASHES, THE FIRST, FLOWERS, and MURDERMOUTH: ZOMBIE BITS. Visit him at Author Central or
"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

"Buy everything he writes. He's the real deal."-- Bentley Little, The Disappearance

"This is one author who aims to kill and never misses."--Jeremy Robinson, Instinct

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars Nice mix of mystery stories, December 27, 2010 This review is from: Curtains (Kindle Edition) I've read Nicholson stories before, and his trademark suspense is on display here. There's some psychological crime stories, a couple of murder tales, and a little dark humor, as well as a couple of lighter stories. JA Konrath's gangster story is also dark fun. A great bargain to sample the many facets of this author. Recommended. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? 

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful: 4.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy if you read Ashes by Nicholson, April 8, 2011 This review is from: Curtains (Kindle Edition) I love Nicholson's short stories. Yet I began wondering why I had read over half of these and got online to investigate. Turns out that alot of these are from his book Ashes. It might have been my oversight but I felt it was a waste to have purchase both after skimming over the previously read stories. Of course, it was less than a dollar for the kindle version. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? 

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful: 4.0 out of 5 stars Delicious Southern-Fried Chillers, January 22, 2011 This review is from: Curtains (Kindle Edition) Think "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" filtered through the storytelling sensibilities of Stephen King and Manly Wade Wellman--twisty, Southern Gothic grotesqueries penned in Nicholson's distinctive Appalachian-flavored voice.

If you've read other Nicholson shorts before, you may find a bit of double-dipping here, as these stories aren't exclusive to this particular collection. Still, old fans will find plenty to love, and newbies who may be put off by the more overtly horrific, supernatural stories in this gifted author's cannon will find "Curtains" a great place to start. Great bonus contributions from J.A. Konrath and Simon Wood, as well.

Buy this, and then shell out a few more bucks for "The Red Church", "The Skull Ring", "Ashes", and "Speed Dating with the Dead", and see why Nicholson deserves to be a household name.

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Thanks for the kind words, D, James Lee Burke is one of my favorite mystery authors. I drew a lot on my 12 years of experience as a local newspaper journalist for Crime Beat, so perhaps that's why it sounds like the "news" we may be familiar with. For the record, I think the mainstream media is largely being supplanted by the grassroots, crowdsourced media of Facebook, Twitter, and blogs--which of course scares governments, corporate tyrants, and other control freaks to death!

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