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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Cutting Right to the Chase Vol.2: 10x1000 word stories of unusual crimes (Chase Williams detective short stories) by Stefania Mattana is a collection of 10 crime stories. These crime stories revolve around the adventures of a detective, Chase Williams. The stories are short and readers are introduced to diverse characters who are interesting and set the pace for each story. The prostitutes, chefs, old people, nosy neighbors, lovers, drug dealers, and many more give the stories an interesting twist. Every short story reveals the expertise and ability of Chase Williams and the Italian setting makes it more exciting. The original characters and authentic themes are appealing.
The stories are crisp and there is not a boring moment while reading this book. The Italian backdrop is interesting and readers are exposed to the culture and customs of the small town of Tursenia. The portrayal of the character of Chase Williams will remain in the hearts of readers and he will charm with his astuteness and charisma. The unusual detective cases handled by Chase Williams set him apart from the usual detectives. The stories are fluid and have unusual endings that keep reader curiosity alive to the very end.
The short stories are of the right length because they make ideal reading material for readers who are pressed for time. The diversity in the theme of each story lends it a unique voice and makes it more engaging for readers. It is a lively collection of detective stories with diverse themes and characters which readers will find exciting.