True Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder


September 28, 2018




CityLit Stage

Three contributors of compact tales of intrigue will read and discuss their works, the genre, and what it takes to create mystery on the page. Hear ‘bite-sized crime stories' from some of the region’s most accomplished authors Danielle Evans, Rion Amlicar Scott and Erica Wright. “An intriguing take on crime/noir writing, this collection … investigates crimes both real and imagined. Despite their diminutive size, these tales promise to pack a punch.” ~ Chicago Tribune Expect stories that reveal unlikely allies who drag a woman from a leech-filled creek, but she's not who they expected, a whacked-out apartment dweller who discovers the pharmaceuticals that can set his world back on kilter, but does he have to take them by force? And about pirate librarians if you're an optimist, or about precariousness human connections in the face of racism and our looming dystopian future, if you're not.


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