No Where to Hide and Other Mystery Stories contains six mystery short stories by Jean Marie Stine:
“The Cruise Ship Murder”: Dr. Dick Carr has a boring existence on a cruise ship until called in to the scene of a murder, where a honeymooning couple are stuck in their cabin, he with a knife oin his back. It is up to Dick to find the true killer.
“No Where to Hide”: Susie has to flee in her wheelchair from an attacker, a man who must have killed her friend, Millie.
“The Boxoffice Caper”: This story is written as a police report by G. Payton Wortenbaker about the theft of money at a movie theater.
“Dark Hunger”: Allison, single mother of 7-year-old Timmy, finds herself having to flee a vampire going after mother and son.
“The Greensox Murder Case”: Sergeant Norman Ellison investigates a case when someone has committing multiple strangulations with the shoelaces from the Greensox baseball team.
“[email protected]”: Sean has to hide from Mr. Nice when the man comes after him after Mr. Nice offered free comic books online.
The short stories in No Where to Hide and Other Mystery Stories are ideal for people with little time to spend on full- length mystery books. Being brief, they don’t have depth, but they are enjoyable. Some do seem to end very abruptly, but that is the built-in limitation of short stories.
Francene Lockett performs the audio edition of this book, with effective voicing of the stories. She makes the story stories seem believable and full of mystery without adding a creepy sound to the pieces.
People who have time to read full- length books will likely prefer to stick to novels instead of short stories. However, this book is great for people who enjoy mysteries but don’t want to invest the time and effort in a longer book. I give it four stars.
Disclaimer: I was given this book for free for review purposes, but that had no impact on the content of my review.
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Disclaimer: I received this book for free for review purposes, but that had no effect on the content of ny review.