Games Creatures Play

Games Creatures Play

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Edited by Charlaine Harris, Edited by Toni L. P. Kelner

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  • Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
  • Format: Paperback | 342 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 33mm | 741g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780872607
  • ISBN 13: 9781780872605
  • Sales rank: 759,954

Product description

Everyone plays something - whether it's solitaire or squash or stockcar racing, World of Warcraft or World Wrestling Entertainment tournaments, darts or dodgeball. Games bring out the best in us, the worst in us, the thing-we-never-expected in us. Human beings just naturally like to test their limits, both mental and physical - and why should the supernaturals be any different? In their latest anthology international superstar Charlaine Harris and award-winning mystery writer Toni Kelner have collected stories that feature ghostly players, bloodthirsty interruptions, and competitions with deadly outcomes, from some of the top writers in the fantasy, horror, crime and mystery genres. Game on!

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Author information

Charlaine Harris writes the No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling paranormal fantasy series featuring Sookie Stackhouse (the basis for the HBO series True Blood), amongst others. She lives in Texas. Toni L.P. Kelner is the Agatha Award-winning author of the'Where are they now?' and Laura Fleming mystery series. She was awarded a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and has coedited four very successful fantasy/mystery anthologies with Charlaine Harris. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, fellow author Stephen P. Kelner, Jr. and their two daughters.

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'Harris and Kelner consistently manage to pull together a quality collection of short stories. 4**** of 5' Vampire Book Club. 'I really enjoyed this anthology. Get ready, get set and go ... pick up a copy today' BookdOut. 'A solid collection filled with enjoyable, quirky and fun-packed stories. As always, Harris and Kelner have commissioned the best the genre has to offer' Andromeda's Offspring. 'As usual the talent within is top notch and when edited by two top notch names in the genre, all round gives it a seal of quality that you can't ignore. Great stuff' Falcata Times.

Table of contents

Introduction by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. IN THE BLUE HEREAFTER by Charlaine Harris. HIDE AND SEEK by William Kent Krueger. STEPPING IN TO THE DEAD ZONE by Jan Burke. DEAD ON THE BONES by Joe R. Lansdale. THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO BOSTON by Caitlin Kittredge. ON THE PLAYING FIELDS OF BLOOD by Brendan Dubois. THE GOD'S GAMES by Dana Cameron. THE CASE OF THE HAUNTED SAFEWAY by Scott Sigler. PRISE DE FER by Ellen Kushner. DREAMERS by Brandon Sanderson. FALSE KNIGHT ON THE ROAD by Mercedes Lackey. JAMMED by Seanan McGuire. HIDE AND SHRIEK by Adam-Troy Castro. ICE by Laura Lippman. BELL, BOOK, AND CANDLEPIN by Toni L.P. Kelner.