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Mostly Murder: A Medley of Mayhem & Mystery
by Gioya McRae   

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Category: 

Mystery/Suspense

Publisher:  Mocha Mind Communications ISBN-10:  0977454207 Type: 
Pages: 

176

Copyright:  May, 2006
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Gioya McRae’s debut story collection presents a superlative range of short mystery stories every suspense fan will cherish.


STORY SYNOPSES

Prince of the Parking Lot explores how our lives can change on a dime while taking us on a journey of corruption and intrigue.

Pretty Young Thing examines a woman’s psyche as she seeks out a constant array of new, young lovers.

Backtrack follows a young woman’s nightmares to their evil roots.

Insult & Injury examines a different kind of love.

The Mini Murders are so dubbed because this serial killer targets babies.

The Flatteners battle to maintain control of the earth’s surface over a race they have forced to live underground.

Measured Steps asks the question, “Do you really know your mate?”

Serita’s Sight comes not from her eyes, but from her heart.
 

Professional Reviews

Much Murder and Mayhem
Gioya McRae, in her first venture into mystery writing, has put together a book, MOSTLY MURDER, of short stories involving murder and mayhem. Pretty Young Thing is the hilarious story of an abused woman who fights back. Insult & Injury also has its amusing moments as a married couple show their love for each other and Detective Brimley must solve the mystery of who finally hurt them. My favorite is Mini Murders, again with Detective Brimley. The detective must find out who is killing babies, leaving them dressed strangely and hidden in weird locations. Is he correct in his assumptions about the murderer? The tension is heavy throughout the entire story.

McRae has done an excellent job in her first attempt as a mystery writer. She has a vivid imagination and her characters are well defined even though some of the stories are quite short. It was a very enjoyable read and I would love to see her continue in this genre.

Reviewed by Alice Holman
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Alice Holman is an avid reader, a writer and a community activist. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband Ray and her little dog Boo.


Murder, romance.....weird
Reviewer: Reader Views "www.readerviews.com" (Austin, Texas) -
Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Reader Views (11/06)

Every story in this book is worth reading. Ms. McRae states in the introduction that most writers of color feel pigeon-holed into writing about social issues or politics. She wanted to give them a new voice and she has succeeded. Murder, romance, and just a little bit of the weird-- it's all here in "Mostly Murder."



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