Blood Business: Crime Stories From This World And Beyond
Two books, one anthology.
The grift. The scam. The double-cross. Blackmail and burglary; murder and larceny. Blood Business tracks the underbelly of human nature through the muck of our lesser angels in twenty-seven crime stories set in this world...and beyond.
Colorado Book Award Finalist.
Edited by Mario Acevedo and Joshua Viola
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Table Of Contents From This World
DOUBLING DOWN ON DEATH
BONE ON WOOD
BLACK AND BLUE
GIRLS GONE WILD
NIGHT IN TUNISIA
AN OFFICER AND A HITMAN
Paul Goat Allen
Mark Stevens & Dean Wyant
SHADOWS WITHIN SHADOWS
Mark Stevens & Dean Wyant
IT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING
THE GUESSING GAME
STRAIGHT TO THE TOP
Table Of Contents From Beyond
A CLAMOR OF BONES
DIVIDED THEY FALL
JANE DOE MUST DIE
DO IT ALREADY
Stephen Graham Jones
Jeanne C. Stein
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
Aaron Michael Ritchey
TAKERS FIND GIVERS
THE GROUP HOME
THE ASH OF THE PHOENIX: REMEMBERING EDWARD BRYANT
“Take horror writing at its best and add a crime/mystery spin. Then pair this with psychological depth for the foundation of the special atmosphere and focus of Blood Business, where every story is powerfully wrought, filled with satisfying twists, and presented with a flair of originality and surprise not typically seen in crime story collections. For all these reasons, Blood Business is a unique, compelling, dark production very highly recommended for fans who like their crimes tinged with psychological depth and horror, and who look for original, unique, compelling productions where every story is a gem and no 'filler' is allowed."
—D. Donovan, Sr. Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“In this uniformly good anthology of noir stories, the authors are able to inject some life, of the supernatural variety, into a genre usually rife with clichés."
“In Blood Business, duality is a theme but nuance reigns. Honesty won't save you. Virtue is subjective. And what if the only difference between appearance and a reality is what we choose to believe? Cinematic at times, uncomfortably intimate at others, Blood Business is a visceral delight."
—John Wenzel, The Denver Post
“Blood Business compiles an absolutely stunning collection of talent."
“Two sharp, distinctive, and complementary clusters of stories."
“Blood Business is as satisfying as a stiff drink after a tough case. Deliciously gritty, and dark as a day-old bruise, these stories will thrill any noir fan."
—Jaye Wells, USA Today bestselling author
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