The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns – The Real Monsters aren’t Hiding in the Woods—They’re in our Towns!
Worldwide publication date July 14, 2020
Women Talking was thrilled to have had the opportunity to read yet another fabulous book from author Mitzi Szereto. If you enjoyed Mitzi’s first book in the series, The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers, as we did, you’ll love The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns!
Small Town Charm with Deadly Consequences is certainly an understatement for this book – We’ve been told that nothing bad happens in small towns. You can leave your doors unlocked and your windows wide open. We picture peaceful hamlets with a strong sense of community, where everyone knows each other. But what if this wholesome, idyllic image doesn’t always square with reality? Small towns might look and feel safe, but statistics show this isn’t really true.
Featuring murder stories, criminal case studies, and more, The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns offers all-new accounts from today’s finest writers of true crime, crime fiction, and beyond. What’s more, these entries are not based on a true story—they are true stories. Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, the stories in this volume span the globe.
Discover how murders, shooting sprees, violent robberies, and other bad things can and do happen in small towns all over the world. This highly gripping, must-read collection contains an international list of contributors including Alexandra Burt, Christian Cipollini, Edward Butts, Paul Williams, and many more.
“This brilliant collection of gruesome small-town misdeeds spanning a century and four continents will have you running for the comfort and safety of the big city.”—Peter Houlahan, author of Norco ’80
“Remember the saying ‘The devil is in the details’? Well, it’s small towns that deal in details as they unfold in scary, thrilling, and sometimes gruesome fashion. Mitzi Szereto’s new true crime anthology is filled with the devil and the details—great stories and fantastic writing. After reading this book, you will look at your neighbours in a whole new way…. Or, perhaps never again!”—Bob Batchelor, cultural historian and author of The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius
“An eye-opening excursion into the world of murder, often committed by the neighbours and friends of those who live in these small towns. Without question, it’s a book you won’t soon forget!”—Kevin M. Sullivan, author of Through an Unlocked Door: In Walks Murder
“Mitzi Szereto has assembled a group of today’s brightest and best authors for this truly extraordinary anthology. Brilliant!”—Dan Zupansky, author and host of True Murder
“A very thought-provoking compilation in the true-crime milieu.”—Gary Jenkins, mob author and host of the popular mob podcast, Gangland Wire
Mitzi’s portfolio of books encompasses genres ranging from true crime and crime fiction, gothic fiction, and horror, to cosy mystery, satire, sci-fi/fantasy, erotic fiction.