Miscreants, Murderers, & Thieves is a unique collection of short stories celebrating the distinctive styles of thirteen emergent independent authors from across the United States, as they reinterpret and reimagine the concept of crime using their personal artistic voice. From doctors with a taste for the macabre to cat burglars who would rather give than take, this collection offers something tasty for everyone.
Featuring contributions by award-winning writers Dori Ann Dupre, David Beeler, Will Wallace, Suzanne Crain Miller, and Shawn D. Brink, among others, and edited by author/filmmaker Samuel W. Reed.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Miscreants, Murderers, & Thieves is a collection of stories that are each unique and a bit off the wall. I liked most of them, but my favorites were Beneath the Veils, Equity, and The Scoop.
I could tell these stories were written by different authors because the writing style was a little different each time. There was one story, The Win, that although I liked the story overall, it was not my favorite style of writing.
Many of the stories had some kind of twist at the end. Sky Riders ending was a big surprise. Equity made my skin crawl!
If you’d like a break from reading a full-length novel, this would be a good book to read.
About the Editor/Author
Samuel W. Reed is a novelist, screenwriter, director, and film producer with a keen insight for emotionally impactful, character-driven stories. He was instrumental in the decade-long production of the groundbreaking disability-rights documentary “CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion” starring Jamie Foxx, Ben Affleck, Marlee Matlin, and others. He contributed narration to the SXSW award-winning documentary “Take Me To the River,” starring Terrance Howard, Snoop Dogg, and Mavis Staples, and he served as ghostwriter on the Sony Pictures International film “Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich.” A frequent collaborator with notable producers, directors, actors, and writers, Sam is always on the lookout for a great new story, and the perfect cup of coffee.