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  • Nook
  • 155 pages
  • All Things Dark and Dastardly
  • Ramona DeFelice Long
  • English
  • 12 October 2016

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All Things Dark and DastardlyRead the full review at Working for the MandroidI find short story collections difficult to review especially when it’s a collection of many different authors’ works All Things Dark Dastardly is an anthology of horror mystery and urban fantasy tales by three local Austin authors including Mary Ann Loesch whose Nephilim I reviewed in October The collection lives up to its subtitle though it could have also included that these are just generally stories of weirdThese are definitely short stories Despite including 13 stories it’s a mere 155 pages long All the stories even the ones that didn’t appeal to me flew by It was a very uick read and for the most part enjoyable If you like weird little horror and mystery stories All Things Dark Dastardly is an interesting collection that spans many different subjects and shows off the distinct voices of the three authors Stories by Mary Ann LoeschI don’t know if it’s because I was already familiar with her writing style but I found that I enjoyed Loesch’s stories the most Two of them “Feed Your Soul” and “The Little Monkey That Shushed” are set in the same world as Nephilim telling the tales of two of Nathan Ink’s tattoo customers The idea of tattoos that personify your greatest sins in an attempt to get you to stop really interests me And it’s always nice to read of bad people getting their comeuppanceHer other stories in the collection “The Dragon’s Teeth” “Finger in My Soup” and “Bayou Scars” are all stand alones “The Dragon’s Teeth” takes place both in the past and the current with the current timeline told from the point of view of an autistic boy wishing revenge on his bully “Finger in My Soup” is only three pages long and one of the tales that fits primarily in the “weird” category As the title suggests it involves body parts in food which always gives me the heebie jeebies “Bayou Scars” feels very much like the start of another novel series In it a police officer a descendent of the infamous voodoo priestess Marie Laveau uses her special gifts to fight a possessed woman holding children hostage and the spirit that could possibly come to kill them all It has a very atmospheric vibe to it feeling securely placed in the Louisiana bayou A compilation of horror mystery and urban fantasy short stories by Austin authors with a distinctly dark sideFeaturing stories by Kaye George Mary Anne Loesche and Steven MetzeThis title is published by Dragonfire Press and distributed worldwide by Untreed Reads Publishing A fabulous book full of horror mystery and urban fantasy short stories that are perfect for this time of year