Always Chasing 'Em: Short Mysteries


Always Chasing 'Em: Short MysteriesAlways Chasing 'Em: Short Mysteries by Nancy Quatrano
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Murder She Wrote Meets The Twilight Zone...

This collection of award-winning short stories by Nancy Quatrano and Daria Ludas have been published elsewhere and are now out of print, but for some of them, they make their publishing debut in this fine compilation.

Always Chasing 'Em: Short Mysteries is a fine collection of short stories. Its’ a wonderfully written and richly descriptive book with brilliantly drawn characters and settings. The authors paint a series of engaging, witty and sometimes spooky moments in a very vivid and convincing way.

I enjoyed the stories, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists along the way that I didn’t see coming, and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of a particular story in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. It’s a well written short story collection with perfect pacing.

The contrast between tone and content is a characteristic talent of only a few authors. Quatrano and Ludas pay as much attention to their sentences as they do their plots, shifting or consolidating meaning with the use of a single word. Their writing is impeccably honed, full of juxtapositions and qualifications that help to create the perfect mysterious atmosphere.

I’ll be looking forward to reading more from these authors in the future. Recommended reading and a well-deserved five stars from me.

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