Friday, April 8, 2011


Review by Fiona Woods
Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories by 12 Masters of the Genre, (by Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Stephen Gallagher, Lee Goldberg, Joel Goldman, Ed Gorman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Vicki Hendricks, Naomi Hirahara, Paul Levine, Harry Shannon, and Dave Zeltserman)

There's something for everyone in this anthology: from Max Allan Collins's noir to Lee Goldberg's humor to Bill Crider's crime to Ed Gorman's horror and everything in between. It's all here. Different readers will find different favorites.

There are surprising plot turns in every story. These stories are dark, raw and bloody, with irony  and humor thrown in just to keep you off balance. Don't think this is the kind of anthology you can read from front to back at one sitting. You'll need to take your time to savor each story.

The whole collection is tied up with a bow in The Chase by all twelve of the anthology contributors doing a double round robin story. Try to figure out who wrote each section before you click the link at the end for the answer.
Each story in here is well worth the price of the whole collection, so you're getting a real bargain!


  1. Great review. It's on my wish list.

  2. Fiona, thanks for reading and reviewing our anthology. We have a sequel to The Chase being posted now (one part each day) over at