The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense by Judy Penz ShelukThe Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense by Judy Penz Sheluk

The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense

EditorJudy Penz Sheluk

Paperback | June 18, 2019

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Whether it’s a subway station in Norway, ski resort in Vermont, McMansion in the suburbs, or trendy art gallery in Toronto, the 21 authors represented in this superb collection of mystery and suspense interpret the overarching theme of the best-laid plans in their own inimitable style. And like many best-laid plans, they come with no guarantees. 

Stories by Tom Barlow, Susan Daly, Lisa de Nikolits, P.A. De Voe, Peter DiChellis, Lesley A. Diehl, Mary Dutta, C.C. Guthrie, William Kamowski, V.S. Kemanis, Lisa Lieberman, Edward Lodi, Rosemary McCracken, LD Masterson, Edith Maxwell, Judy Penz Sheluk, KM Rockwood, Peggy Rothschild, Johanna Beate Stumpf, Vicki Weisfeld, and Chris Wheatley.

Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of the Glass Dolphin Mystery and Marketville Mystery series. Her short stories can be found in several collections. Judy is also a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Dire...
Title:The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & SuspenseFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:294 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:June 18, 2019Publisher:Superior Shores PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1989495001

ISBN - 13:9781989495001


Editorial Reviews

“The crimes featured in The Best Laid Plans range from poisonings to bank robberies to contract killings, and the settings are both varied and fascinating: ski resorts, nursing homes, subway stations, the mountains of West Virginia, the plains of Oklahoma. I loved this book!” — John M. Floyd, Edgar nominee and three-time Derringer Award winner“An an entertaining collection of tales that deliver in all aspects. Much like buying a lottery ticket, these characters are dreaming up ways to permanently solve problems.”—Kevin Tipple, Kevin’s Corner“Sometimes the best laid plans just don’t go quite as expected. And sometimes, they go exactly as hoped for. A dazzling collection of twenty-one short tales of mayhem, leaving both the reader and the corpses breathless. A five-star read that you will never forget.”—Kate Thornton, Derringer-nominated short story author“Even the best laid plans can go awry, and with these well-thought out mysteries and ‘I didn’t see that coming!’ short stories, you get to enjoy it twenty-one times. Different styles, different settings, different murderous intentions, but all are entertaining, intriguing, and just plain fun.”—Kathleen Costa, Kings River Life Magazine “Delicious! That word best describes the yummy bites of well written, crafty crime stories. Murder for hire, money, sibling rivalry, envy, infidelity. Murder of the wrong person. Killer acting and get-rich schemes…the clever twists are endless.  A feast of delicious short bites that adds up to a very satisfying literary meal.”—Catherine Astolfo, bestselling author and two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Short Story