Memories and Imagination, Shanahan’s fourth book, is a collection of fast-paced tales that includes cold case detective dramas full of unexpected (though plausible) twists and turns alongside warm-hearted stories about lost love found, as well as playful snapshots of daily life, reminiscences, and chance encounters. An entertaining mixture of intriguing stories, from cold case enquiries to snapshots of daily life, reminiscences and chance encounters: there is something for everyone in this thoughtful book.
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Memories and Imagination This collection of stories is quite an interesting mix, covering various genres from science fiction, to crime, to stories of everyday life. My favorite was “What Happened to Bobby Atkins”, where a woman goes to the police station wanting the cold case of her brother’s death opened up. She says: “Somebody took his life and I want you to find out who, and more importantly, why.” And so a crime begins to unfold and there is much intrigue. The stories are all written in a quick, unembellished prose that makes for easy reading, completely satisfying and memorable. Would highly recommend.