Wait Until Dark
Karen Robards, Andrea Kane, Linda Anderson, Mariah StewartISBN: 0671036556;
Penned by some of the genre's more talented writers, this diverse quartet of not-always-predictable suspense novellas will have readers thinking twice about whom to trust and about being on their own, especially after dark. Veteran author Robards leads of with "Manna from Heaven," a fast-paced, humor-touched adventure involving falling bodies, drug rings, assorted wild animals, and a take-charge hero. Andrea Kane's "Stone Cold" adds a dysfunctional family touch when an unexpected inheritance from an archiect's biological father triggers dangerous reactions from her "legitimate" relatives. Particularly memorable are the two final novellas, Linda Anderson's "Once in a Blue Moon," a deceptively chilling tale of a small-town librarian who becomes a psychopaths stalking victim, and "Til Death Do Us Part," Mariah Stewart's eerie story of a model who ends up the target of a marriage-minded killer. Spine-tingling reading for a warm summer's night.