Mean Streets (Paperback)
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Short Description for Mean Streets From four of today's hottest fantasy authors comes this collection of all-newnovellas of dark nights, cruel cities, and paranormal P.I.s.
- Published: 06 January 2009
- Format: Paperback 342 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780451462497 ISBN 10: 0451462491
- Sales rank: 275,381
Reviews for Mean Streets
Paranormal detectives & mysteries
This is a collection of four paranormal detective stories and what more all the main characters are the protagonists of beloved and much followed paranormal detective series. Nevertheless, even if you haven't heard of any of them at the end of the book you will probably google their names to find out more. Harry Dresden, John Taylor, Harper Blaine and Remy Chandler are here in suspenseful, intriguing and challenging detective stories that will delight the fans.
Harry sets out to help a friend and ends up in the thick of trouble. Typical Dresden the story is action-packed, well paced and filled with Harry's wry humour.
John's reputation as the man who can find anything in the world is put to a test when he is asked to locate a woman's lost memory, a quest that wields not only danger but some rude surprises along the way. This is a tough story with a good narrative, a lot of imagination and some quirky main characters.
Harper Blaine gets an odd request that brings her to Mexico on The Day of the Dead. As the plot unravels Harper finds out a lot not only about this well worshipped holiday, but also the reason why she was sent there in the first place. My own favourite, this story not only has the suspense that holds you in anticipation all the way to the end, it also provides a lot of information about The Day of the Dead and its ritual. But instead of slowing things down or making it boring, all this information is weaved into the story becoming a character of its own.
Remy Chandler must find out who murdered Noah. The story has a lot of twists and turns and some remarkably touching moments, along with moral dilemmas.
This is a great collection for paranormal detective stories. All of them without exception are well written and like I pointed out, even if you have never heard of the characters, you can read them effortlessly. Most probably you will end up picking on any of the series. by Georgia
short and sweet
The Warrior by Jim Butcher
Published in Mean Streets anthology. A Dresden File short story.
The title of the story does not fit though. But if Butcher is going to develop this short story to something more, then maybe yes. But the story as it is, no. There are four more short stories in the book but I did not read them. I was only interested in Jim Butcher's work. The Warrior is short and sweet. A 3 out of 5.
Caption from the back:
Harry Dresden - Chicago's only professional wizard - tries to protect a friend from danger and ends up becoming a target himself. by Cherry