Book Review: Supernatural Noir

Supernatural Noir is a collection of short stories collected and edited by Ellen Datlow that will be published June 22 2011.The collection is a great group of stories that combine the noir flavor with events and people with of paranormal persuasion. Stories include tales of love, frightening lawn gnomes, magical artifacts, a hit man killing with coincidence, horrible appetites hiding worse secrets, and a detective stuck between two worlds. All of the tales were dark, with magic and irony playing a part in the best of the stories. Most anthologies contain one or two fantastic pieces, and at least one that just felt like it could have been left out. This was not the case with this anthology. Yes, there were three or four stories included that really stood out as fantastic and made me eager to explore more from the author. However, there were no stories that stood out in a bad way, although some were just good rather than great. The stories range from disturbing to delightful and I recommend the anthology and consider it well worth exploring by fans of any genre.
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