Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives , is your one-stop-shop for Urban Fantasy’s finest anthology of the supernatural. 14 sleuths are gathered together for the first time in all-original tales of unusual cases which require services that go far beyond mere deduction!
Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives brings together popular characters from many Urban Fantasy paranormal investigative series, for your enjoyment.
My Copy: From the author
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publish Date: April 18th 2011
Buy The Book - Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives Edited by Justin Gustainis
Now we all know anthology books can be extremely hard to put together and also they can be pretty hard for the reader too. I love a good detective tale so the blurb for this had intrigued me, especially when I looked down the list of detectives and spotted ones I recognised.
As I had the time I read this anthology in chapter chunks and then took a break, I've found reading a few chapters at once can still make the stories blend together and my little brain needs to stop. It was easier to read but still some of the chapters were a bit rushed and confused, trying to fit in a back story and the chapter was a bit too much. On the otherside an anthology can help you to find new writers and characters which is obviously good for both the reader and writer.
My favourites were Pete Caldecott and Marla Mason and I will definitely be looking into more of their series. The real beauty of these books is that everyone will have a different favourite story and that's what makes these really good to have on your bookshelf. Chapters are easy reading you can just pop back into on a rainy day.
I'm giving this a 4 as I didn't like all of the chapters but there was enough here to keep me reading and enough to get me researching more.
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