Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Mystery of the Green Mist: Great Reading Enjoyment!

The Mystery of the Green Mist is an L&L Dreamspell Anthology

Altogether, there are ten mystery stories in this anthology by ten different authors.
I started reading the anthology in the middle of the night when I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was hoping it would relax me so that I would get the extra rest I needed. But
the stories proved too interesting and I found myself finishing half of the book before
I’ll comment on the first five stories that I’ve read so far. “Mystery of the Green Mist” by Linda Houle gives the book its title and is the lead story in the anthology. Amateur paranormal investigators, Jo and Tracey, are intent on solving the mystery of the ghostly green lights that appear in local cemeteries at night. They find out more then they bargained for in this entertaining mystery story which is appropriate for old and young alike.

“Deleting Dennis” engaged this reader from the first sentence because of the author’s witty style of writing. Pauline Baird Jones provides a well-written mystery that is pure enjoyment.

“The House on Grays Prairie Road” by Sally Love is a splendid mystery ghost story that haunts the reader long after it ends because of the enthralling sense of atmosphere and use of description.

Unlike the last two stories which are set in Texas, Jo A. Hiestand’s “The Clue in the Crumbling Cottage” takes place in England. Sixteen-year-old Brenna Taylor finds the body of Fiona Hall, co-leader of a Girl Guide patrol, in an old cottage while they are on a camping trip in the Derbyshire Dales. Brenna acts as amateur sleuth, finding an important clue in the cottage and deducting the identity of the murderer. The story develops character quite effectively.

“Trust No One” by Morgan St. James is a complex noire mystery. Once I started it, I had to read it through. You won’t want to put this one down.

Each writer offered a unique voice and the stories are varied. I'll be back when I finish the second half of the book and the last five stories. Comments anyone?
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