Short Stories

by Hilary Davidson
Beast, July 2013, $2.99

Hilary Davidson has become quite well known for her traditionally published novels, but she got her start in online and small press publications devoted to short crime fiction. Now Davidson has collected nine of them in The Black Widow Club: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder. The title story is from Needle, and it asks if murder can be a family tradition. It’s hard to pick a favorite here, but I really like the idea of a dead man trying to solve his own murder in “Undying Love.” Davidson continues to publish short stories both at online sites like Beat to a Pulp and in traditional formats such as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

Bill Crider

Hilary Davidson has become quite well known for her traditionally published novels, but she got her start in online and small press publications devoted to short crime fiction. Now Davidson has collected nine of them in The Black Widow Club: Nine Tales of Obsession and Murder. The title story is from Needle, and it asks if murder can be a family tradition. It’s hard to pick a favorite here, but I really like the idea of a dead man trying to solve his own murder in “Undying Love.” Davidson continues to publish short stories both at online sites like Beat to a Pulp and in traditional formats such as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

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by Hilary Davidson
Beast, July 2013, $2.99

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July 2013
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