WHITE HOT THRILLS! PITCH BLACK DEEDS!
3 TALES OF TEENS TACKLING THEIR DARKEST RITES OF PASSAGE
Acclaimed storytellers Russ Colchamiro, Sawney Hatton, and Patrick Thomas each present an original novella brimming with enough danger, intrigue, and murder to get readers’ blood pounding and hearts racing.
In Colchamiro’s RED INK, a paperboy with an overactive imagination witnesses a brutal killing on his route—or has he taken his fantasy spy games a step too far?
In Hatton’s THE DEVIL’S DELINQUENTS, a trio of teenage misfits in pursuit of success, power, and revenge practice amateurish occult rituals... with deadly consequences.
In Thomas’s A MANY SPLENDID THING, a sultry high school teacher enrolls one of her students to get rid of her husband. But will the young man really graduate to murder?
Am I the only one who likes to read fun creepy, murder-y stuff during Christmas time? I am? Oh well lol
Murder in Montague Falls is a collection of three noir-style novellas involving teenagers and nefarious situations. What I loved about this collection was the fact that these were teenagers and not adults at the center of these stories. I am a sucker for coming of age stories, and having those stories as part of the backdrop of dark themes is awesome. Each story takes place in Montague Falls which means each story is intertwined in one way or another and it reminds me of Stephen King's tendency to do that with his short stories and novellas. That's high praise in my book.
Red Ink details the complexities (and issues) of having an overactive imaginations; The Devil's Delinquents handles teenagers and the occult (!!!); and A Many Splendid Thing takes on the student-teacher relationship. Each of these stories tackles a different area of bleak situations in this town which makes the book itself so interesting - a real page turner.
I recommend this book to lovers of the noir and darker themed subjects. You will not be disappointed.