J.A. Konrath

Books: Mystery | Fantasy


Blood Lite (2008), Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (2008), Vampires: The Recent Undead (2010)

Blood Lite (2008) edited by Kevin J. Anderson

This anthology came out in hardback last year, but considering the theme, I was more than content to wait until it came out in paperback. Which it recently did.

As with most anthologies, there are good stories and bad stories, but there weren't too many stories that I hated, though there also weren't too many stories that I adored. So I'd say it all came out in the wash.

But over all, the stories were pretty good, and the series was worth reading. I would have been annoyed if I'd bought this in hardback, but it's not a bad buy as a paperback. 

Rating: 6/10

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (2008) edited by Charlaine Harris & Toni L.P. Kelner

Vampires: The Recent Undead (2010) edited by Paula Guran


It has taken me an almost embarrassingly long time to finish this. How long you ask? I purchased it a couple months after it was published–that long ago.

Expectedly, the stories I liked the least were the ones with the strongest horror bent. Doesn't mean they were bad, but they were not my cup of tea.

Published by Prime Books

Rating: 8/10