Today it’s Mandie’s turn to share her thoughts on The C Word – the charity short story anthology pulled together by Spellbound Books on behalf of the NHS charities. thanks to Zoe Lee O’Farrell and Spellbound for including us in the tour. Here’s a little more about the book:
About the Book
100% of all royalties from The C Word will be donated to NHS Together Charities.
So, what do writers do during Lockdown? They create murder, mystery, death and destruction of course!
The C Word is a collection of short stories collated during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for NHS Charities Together. A plethora of wonderful stories created by a wide variety of writers, each with their own unique style. Some you will know already and some we’ve yet to introduce you to. However, we’re sure you’ll want to hear from each & every one of them again as we leave 2020 behind us.
With contributions from Steve Mosby , Sophie Hannah , Elly Griffiths , Sarah Hilary , Rob Scragg , Trevor Wood and many more.
The C Word is a collection of short stories by various authors most of which I will have to admit I have never read before. In one respect this is good as now I have a whole host of potential reads to add to my TBR pile and the flip side of that is I now have a whole host of potential reads to add to my TBR pile.
This is certainly a book that will appeal to a wide variety of people as you get to sample different styles and slightly different takes on the crime genre. My favourite story was The Haunted Trolley by Nick Jackson as there was just something about it that stuck with me. I also enjoyed Remnants by Chloe Green for a totally different reason. It appealed to my sense of the gruesome. In real life I don’t like the truly horrific things and I won’t watch a scary movie but give me a book that has me going ewwww whilst also making me smile and I am all over it. This short story certainly had me doing that in spades. The added bonus to this book is that it is raising money for charity, so if you want to discover your next favourite author by sampling some of their work and support a good cause at the same time then I can happily recommend the C Word.
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