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Life is short and then you die : first encounters with murder / edited by Kelley Armstrong.

Laybourne, Emmy. First party back. (Added Author). Maberry, Jonathan. What I did on my summer vacation. (Added Author). Ross, Stephen. Things we don't talk about. (Added Author). Roehrig, Caleb. Enemy lines. (Added Author). Lyga, Barry. Six ways to kill your grandmother. (Added Author). Armstrong, Kelley, editor, author. (Added Author). Armstrong, Kelley. Floater. (Added Author). Stine, R. L. Day I killed coach Duffy. (Added Author). Lee, Y. S. (Ying S.), 1974- In plain sight. (Added Author). Marr, Melissa. Daddy's girl. (Added Author). Witt, Amanda Beth. Summer job. (Added Author). Vincent, Rachel. Boy in the red vans. (Added Author). Somers, Jeff, 1971- Company I keep. (Added Author). Rendahl, Eileen. Concealment. (Added Author). Bart, David. Night of the living dog. (Added Author). Soloway, Jeff. Murder IRL. (Added Author). Tollefson, Julie. Killer story. (Added Author). Walker, Joseph S. Gnat. (Added Author). Franze, Anthony. Different hero's day. (Added Author). Lancet, Barry, Different hero's day. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Roseau Public Library ya ARM (Text) 35500006218513 New Checked out 10/29/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250196392
  • ISBN: 1250196396
  • Physical Description: vi, 314 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Imprint, 2019.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Floater / Kelley Armstrong -- The day I killed coach Duffy / R.L. Stine -- In plain sight / Y.S. Lee -- Daddy's girl / Melissa Marr -- Summer job / Amanda Witt -- The boy in the red vans / Rachel Vincent -- The company I keep / Jeff Somers -- Concealment / Eileen Rendahl -- Night of the living dog / David Bart -- Murder IRL / Jeff Soloway -- A killer story / Julie Tollefson -- Gnat / Joseph S. Walker -- A different hero's day / Anthony Franze and Barry Lancet -- First party back / Emmy Laybourne -- What I did on my summer vacation / Jonathan Maberry -- The things we don't talk about / Stephen Ross -- Enemy lines / Caleb Roehrig -- Six ways to kill your grandmother / Barry Lyga.
Summary, etc.: "Adolescence is a time of firsts. First kiss. First love. First loss. First job. The first taste of adult responsibilities, and the first look at an independent life away from both the restrictions and the security of home. And in this case, a very different type of "first": murder. This short story collection of murder mysteries adds a sinister spin to the joy and pain of firsts that have always been a major part of life, whether it be high school cliques who take the term "backstabbing" too seriously, stumbling upon a body on the way home from school, or receiving a Snapchat message that promises something deadly. Contributors include Barry Lyga, Caleb Roehrig, Emmy Laybourne, Jonathan Maberry, R.L. Stine, Rachel Vincent, Y.S. Lee, and more!"--Amazon.com.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Young adult stories are often about firsts—first crush, first date, first kiss. This collection of stories catalogues its protagonists' first encounters with death. Each tale executes the theme in its own way, with many taking the form of a whodunit, but others using the conceit to explore the emotional intricacies of young people facing mortality. In "First Party Back" by Emmy Laybourne, a boy is haunted by the memory of the man he mistakenly killed, while in Kelley Armstrong's "Floater," the dead body itself is the protagonist, coming to grips with her grim end. The variety of tones and settings is particularly laudable, delving into historical settings, such as Y. S. Lee's "In Plain Sight," which takes place in the late nineteenth century, as well as the Internet-fueled modern day, like "Murder IRL" by Jeff Soloway. As a plus, the stories veer away from graphic depictions of gore or violence, making it an appropriate read for a wide YA audience. All in all, this is a great collection for mystery lovers of all stripes. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Young adult stories are often about firsts—first crush, first date, first kiss. This collection of stories catalogues its protagonists' first encounters with death. Each tale executes the theme in its own way, with many taking the form of a whodunit, but others using the conceit to explore the emotional intricacies of young people facing mortality. In "First Party Back" by Emmy Laybourne, a boy is haunted by the memory of the man he mistakenly killed, while in Kelley Armstrong's "Floater," the dead body itself is the protagonist, coming to grips with her grim end. The variety of tones and settings is particularly laudable, delving into historical settings, such as Y. S. Lee's "In Plain Sight," which takes place in the late nineteenth century, as well as the Internet-fueled modern day, like "Murder IRL" by Jeff Soloway. As a plus, the stories veer away from graphic depictions of gore or violence, making it an appropriate read for a wide YA audience. All in all, this is a great collection for mystery lovers of all stripes. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the New York Times-bestselling Women of the Otherworld paranormal suspense series and the Darkest Powers young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Subject: Children's stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories.
Short stories.
Young adult fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 10 of 200 Preferred library: Northwest Regional Library?

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