Spells of the City

Spells of the City

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Overview

Venture into Spells of the City, where a troll may be your toll collector on the George Washington Bridge…Harry the Book will be happy to place your bets in a spellbinding alternative New York…a gargoyle finds himself left to a lonely rooftop existence when he’s forced to live by his creator’s rules…and leprechauns must become bank robbers to keep up with the demand for their gold.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756405670
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Spells of the City 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cissa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mostly excellent stories in this anthology- well-written, and usually with nice twists.
TheDivineOomba on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a better than expected anthology - usually in a book like this, you get one or two very good stories, and the rest are mediocre, or not good at all.Trollbridge - Timothy Zahn. I liked this story. I was waiting for the sneaky twist at the end, and the twist surprised me.Snatch as Snatch Can - Mike Resnick. A solid story by Mike Resnick. A good gangster story with magic.Psycho Danny and the Video Man - Margaret S. Lundock. This story is different than most urban fantasy. A very enjoyable read.The Devil Within - Michael A. Stackpole. Hurting Child with Magic makes the Nanny crazy. I liked it. I think I've seen variations of this story in any number of anthologies and tv shows.Wee-Kin Warrior - Mark Tassin - Conscripted human must fight a fairy war. This was an okay story.Falls the Shadow - Judy Rohrig. Its an interesting story about ghosts, and ghost hunters.We Burgled it, Sure we Did - Mickey Zucker Reichert. This one was good until the ending. I don't like gimmicks. London on the Brink of Never - Steven Savile. Man gets trapped in Londen Hell. A bit sad.Rose - Jackie Cassada. Its a good story, but I don't like references to the Rainbow Bridge. I think its a silly idea and it totally ruined the story.An Excess of Joy - C.J. Henderson. What a lovely story of how the world was saved.Stannis - Anton Stout. In which a Gargoyle finds a new purpose in life. An okay story, not that great.Faerie Dome - Dean Leggit. A very odd, creepy little story. I'm not sure what I think about this one.Disarmed and Dangerous - Tim Waggoner. I really don't remember this story except its a zombie detective who keeps loosing parts. Good Morning Heartache - Bradley P. Beaulieu. Story about a Mother finding her son, another father coming to terms with his son's death. Its good. 'Twas the Happy Hour After Christmas - Robert Wenzlaff. Santa needs a break. A bit gimmicky.Helvik's Deal - Vicki Steger. Good Luck isn't all its cracked up to be. Second Choices - Brian M. Thomsen. The devil is tricky and will make you do things you don't want.