Framing the Dialogue

Death Do Us Part

“No, I didn’t think about the dog.  It hadn’t hit me yet that taking on a big dog like Ruby was a major, life-changing responsibility.  I still felt grateful to my old buddy Frank for remembering what a good friend I’d always been.  When I murdered Frank, I never dreamed he’d leave Ruby to me.  Who’d believe he’d help me out by making me look like such a good guy?  I mean, you don’t leave your precious dog to the guy who murdered you – do you?”

One of the things I like about a local charity’s “Book Train” (they sell used, donated books out of a converted train car) is the ability to find gems like, Death Do Us Part. This is a series of eighteen short stories by authors like  Harlan Coben, P.J. Parrish, Lee Child, Ridley Pearson, R.L. Stine, Jim Fusilli, Jeff Abbott, Charles Todd, and Tom Savage.  The book was edited by Mr. Coben and I started reading it while I waited for my wife to finish clothes shopping.  I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading until it was done.  Okay, I did sleep last night, but I got right back up and finished the book.

The subtitle of the book by the Mystery Writers Of America (sounds like a Marvel comics team) is; “New stories about love, lust, and Murder”.  I loved almost all of the stories, hence my interrupted sleep pattern.  You are sure to enjoy it too.

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