Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color

Midnight Hour: A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors of Color

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A 2022 EDGAR AWARD Best Short Story Nominee for The Vermeer Conspiracy.
A 2022 EDGAR AWARD Best Short Story Nominee for Lucky Thirteen.

From a simple robbery gone horribly wrong to a grisly murder in a secret love dungeon, this stellar collection of crime fiction short stories showcases some of today's finest voices of color.

Edited by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abby L. Vandiver, this thrilling anthology will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Welcome to Midnight Hour...

Jennifer Chow: Midnight Escapade
After years of silence, two women decide to meet up in a unique escape room but get trapped in a deadly game from which there may be no escape.

Tracy Clark: Lucky Thirteen
A gun. A last meal. And only one survivor. Sometimes the stars align--but only for the lucky one--as predator and prey come face-to-face one fateful New Year's Eve.

H. C. Chan: Murderers' Feast
Techpreneur John Manley left a trail of duped investors and damaged women in his wake. What happens when two hundred of his closest enemies gather for a five-day gourmet retreat?

Christopher Chambers: In the Matter of Mabel and Bobby Jefferson
It's almost midnight, it's snowing, and a bored call center worker catches a customer inquiry that smells of murder. Is he a knight rescuing the intended victim or someone else's pawn?

Plus, stories by Richie Narvaez, Frankie Bailey, E. A. Aymar, Faye Snowden, Tina Kashian, and many more.

Author: Abby L. VanDiver
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Published: 11/09/2021
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.19h x 5.43w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781643857527

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2021
Publishers Weekly 09/27/2021
Shelf Awareness 12/14/2021

About the Author
Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Abby L. Vandiver, who also writes as Abby Collette, has always enjoyed writing, combining that with her gift for telling stories and love of mystery she became an author. A hybrid, she has written as an indie as well as a traditionally published author. Abby has penned more than twenty-five books and short stories. Abby writes cozy mysteries with Penguin Berkley including A Deadly Inside Scoop and A Game of Cones in the Ice Cream Parlor Mystery series. Abby resides in South Euclid, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and facilitating self-publishing and writing craft classes at her local library.