Delighted to report that Judy Penz Sheluk’s latest anthology, Moonlight and Misadventure, is getting great reviews.
Kevin Tipple author, reviewer and long-time executive of the Short Mystery Fiction Society writes:
From the complicated and powerful opening tale to the twist ending in the last one, the twenty stories in the book are all good ones. Moonlight as well as misadventure in a variety of ways plays a major role in all of them. So does more than a hint of madness in many of the tales. In some cases, things happened as they always would because of the nature of the folks involved. In others, the plan failed sometimes in surprising ways…Every tale selected is a good one and well worth your time.
Moonlight earns 5 orbs out of 5 at King’s River Life Magazine. Reviewer Kathleen Costa calls the collection of stories “fascinating and clever”. And about my story, “The Moon God of Broadmoor”, she wrote: Endearing story but don’t forget a box of tissues.
Moon God also has a shout-out from reviewer, Victoria Weisfeld:
Of considerable charm was MH Callway’s “The Moon God of Broadmoor.” A public health inspector engaged in a clean-up campaign allies with a resident of the Broadmoor apartments who styles himself Thoth, God of the Moon. A chubby, middle-aged man, he routinely dresses in a powder blue tunic, shiny mauve tights, and gauzy iridescent cape. “I see that I have struck awe in your heart,” he says to the inspector when she first spots him. As the two become more acquainted, she finds that, although he’s certainly eccentric, he makes a substantial contribution to his community too. He’s unhinged, unforgettable, and more than a little help in her campaign.
Author and reviewer, Vanessa Westermann, gave Moonlight a warm review and Moon God a special mention. Vanessa writes:
Spanning the sub-genres of crime fiction, Moonlight & Misadventure illuminates the darker side of human nature that comes out at night. The moonbeams these authors cast on nefarious deeds are sure to dazzle readers of short stories.
And from Coast Reporter, who found the anthology ” a lively read – without the worst of gore and graphic violence”.
And no book would be complete without a reference to Thoth, the moon god, (aka Stanley) in M.H. Callway’s story, “The Moon God of Broadmoor.”
Fellow authors, I believe we have a hit!