Short story collections are often hit or miss. Readers are drawn to check out fresh stories from authors they admire or want to try out. As a result, some stories seem to captivate while others tend to turn a reader off. All of this can be said about Death on a Cold Night, a collection of eight winter mysteries edited by Jess Farady.
Each story has something a little different. In theory, that makes Death on a Cold Night a book that any reader would enjoy. In actuality, the theory holds mostly true. I did find a few of the stories enjoyable; while others I didn’t care for much or didn’t finish all the way through. My favorite of the stories was cozy in nature, which is my favorite kind of mystery story. Others didn’t capture or keep my interest as easily. But that is really the best part of a book of collected stories: the chance to discover new authors and possibly introduce a reader to a type of story she hadn’t enjoyed before.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.