I’m not in the habit of reviewing books I have a personal interest in, but having just finished Plan B Mystery Magazine
’s “Plan B Anthology: Volume I” I had to give kudos where kudos are due. Edited by author Darusha Wehm, the anthology presents mystery short stories from some of the best established and upcoming mystery writers of the day.
This collection of 13 stories showcases plot where the best laid plans go awry (hence the name, Plan B). In Tom Ward’s ”A Week Abroad,” an assassin stalks his next victim unaware that he, too, is being stalked. “Hostage,” by Tekla Dennison Miller, is a gut-wrenching tale of a prison guard’s imprisonment colored with all the realism only a former prison warden could produce.
For a more light-hearted read, author C.D. Reimer presents his espionage story “The Uninvited Spook.” In “The Little Outlaw,” Mike Miner proves the proverbial apple truly doesn’t fall far from the tree.
The “Plan B Anthology: Volume I” is perfect for your summer reading list.