Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves edited by Samuel W. Reed: An anthology of crime stories

Presenting a New Release today!!


I am not someone who likes reading crime novels. Yes, I could probably watch a murder mystery or a crime based tele/ web-series but a book is different. And, Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves is an anthology of crime stories by thirteen emergent authors edited by Samuel W. Reed. I am reading crime fiction stories after a long time and this anthology provides a spectrum of stories for diverse taste.

Samuel W. Reed has also contributed one story from his end to the collection, ‘The Scoop’. It is about ‘TEEN POP IDOL FOUND WITH COCAINE, DEAD REPORTER IN HIS BED’

Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves
Edited by Samuel W. Reed, 256 Pages

The first story in the collection is ‘Temperature at which Love Freezes’ by Katherine Tomlinson and it actually sets the tone for the proceeding murder plans in cold blood.

In Equity by Don Bapst, the author explores the gay couple in Ecuador. Their expectation to live legally in Ecuador and Argentina is explored. A change in landscape from America or Britain to Ecuador and Argentine is refreshing.

Also, there is the story titled ‘Plastic Crap’ by Ethel Lung about a house burglary in Taiwan. Quite sarcastically, it is put that house burglaries are part of conversations in a super casual way. An eccentric depiction of the ‘Burglary Industry’ and the narrator’s mother wore her jewelry 24/7 so the burglars would have to kill her to steal the jewelry.

There are multitudes of crimes to come, so…ofcourse, it does get gory in depicting violence and crime scenes. Do brace up for that.  

‘What you behold is something truly unique; a stunning compilation of mischief, larceny, and death as told by thirteen emergent authors, hand-picked to showcase their distinct perspectives and diverse writing styles, as they reinterpret and reimagine the central theme of crime.

Inside, you’ll find a doctor with a taste for the macabre… Cat burglars who would rather give than take…And a world so saturated with superheroes it takes a special kind of villain to stand out…’

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Miscreants, Murderers, & Thieves is a unique collection of short stories celebrating the distinctive styles of thirteen emergent independent authors from across the United States, as they reinterpret and reimagine the concept of crime using their personal artistic voice. From doctors with a taste for the macabre to cat burglars who would rather give than take, this collection offers something tasty for everyone.

Featuring contributions by award-winning writers Dori Ann Dupre, David Beeler, Will Wallace, Suzanne Crain Miller, and Shawn D. Brink, among others, and edited by author/filmmaker Samuel W. Reed.

About the Editor

Samuel W. Reed is a novelist, film producer, director, and screenwriter from the riverfront town of Paducah, Kentucky. After spending his formative years wandering between the banks of the Tennessee River and the shores of the Carolinas, Sam moved west where he has written and produced numerous projects for film, TV, and the web. Sam was instrumental in the decade-long production of the groundbreaking disability-rights documentary CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion, he has ghostwritten screenplays distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and he wrote the narration for the SXSW award-winning film Take Me To The River.

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