"a four story anthology from some of urban fantasy's biggest and brightest stars"
The Warrior by Jim Butcher
(A Dresden Files novella)
When someone kidnaps Harry's best friend's daughter, he and
Michael set out to find her. The kidnapper wants something
that has been entrusted to Harry to guard in exchange for
the safe return of Michael's daughter. But Harry soon
finds that he may be the one who is truly in danger.
The Difference a Day Makes by Simon R. Green
(A Nightside novella)
P.I. John Taylor has a rare gift for finding things, but
when Liza Barclay shows up in the Nightside asking him to
find her husband, well, even John finds something that he
doesn't expect. And in the Nightside, finding the
unexpected can be a rare -- and dangerous -- thing.
The Third Death of the Little Clay Dog by Kat
(A Greywalker novella)
When a dead woman's will specifically requests Harper
Blaine to travel to Mexico with instructions to place a
little clay dog on a gravesite, Harper wonders what the
significance is of having to do this on the Mexican holiday
Dia de los Muertos, otherwise known as The Day of
the Dead, could be. But soon a ghostly companion joins
her and Harper and her new friend set out to solve the
Noah's Orphans by Thomas E. Sniegoski
(A Remy Chandler novella)
When Remy Chandler, who just happens to be not only an
angel, but also a P.I., learns that Noah -- yes,
Noah, has been murdered, he's asked by the Grigori leader,
Sariel, to help solve the case. Remy not only finds Noah's
murderer, but also a tragic cover-up that goes all the way
back to the Great Flood.
Mean Streets is a four story anthology from some of
urban fantasy's biggest and brightest stars. For long-time
fans of Jim Butcher and Simon Green, these novellas provide
a quick fix while awaiting their next novels, and fairly
newcomers to the genre, Kat Richardson and Thomas E.
Sniegoski, provide more insight into their burgeoning
worlds. For those readers who have yet to discover these
four phenomenal authors, Mean Streets provides an
excellent introduction to them. I'm usually not a huge fan
of novellas because I feel they're too abrupt and I'm
generally left wanting more. Not so with these stories. I
honestly can say that I thoroughly enjoyed each story and I
highly recommend it to fans of the urban fantasy genre.
Mean Streets is definitely going on my keeper shelf.
Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted April 2, 2009