This is a perfect summer read – short stories are the perfect thing for waits in the car, on a line, at an airport or yes – on the beach before you drift into a sun infused nap. They are even perfect for lunch breaks at the office. Have lunch, read a whole story. Stories are kind of like poetry in that they can’t waste words, are, as the description tells the reader, short, and really must pack a punch and a memory into a short space of time.
These were all fun reads, all set on different beaches from the east coast to Cabo San Lucas (a yummy destination to read about in Eleanor Cawood Jones’ Cabo San Loco). In keeping with the summer theme these were all on the lighter side, some of the stories not even involving a murder. One of the most successful stories, A Tale of Two Sisters by Barb Goffman, has no murder, just some petty theft.