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January: Twin Cities Noir

 Twin Cities Noir Twin Cities Noir by Julie

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Brand-new stories by: David Housewright, Steve Thayer, Judith Guest, Mary Logue, Bruce Rubenstein, K.J. Erickson, William Kent Krueger, Ellen Hart, Brad
Zeller, Mary Sharratt, Pete Hautman, Larry Millett, Quinton Skinner, Gary Bush, and Chris Everheart.

Julie Schaper has been a Twin Cities resident for 11 years. She lives with her husband and two dogs in the Merriam Park neighborhood of St. Paul. Steven
Horwitz has worked in publishing for 25 years. He lives with his wife and two dogs in St. Paul.
I have to say for the most part this was a very disappointing book. A few of the stories stick with me, but to be honest I felt this book could have been
written in any city. I didn't sense much of a special sense of place in many of the stories, and I feel it didn't need to be written about the Twin Cities.
Some of the stories had very abrupt endings, and some were just a waste of my time... The chili dog one for example I have to say I shook my head and
it and went... That's it? Overall I was disappointed in this book. There were a few gems but you have to look hard to find them.

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Tags: 2010 reads, disappointing books, fiction, mystery, short story collections
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