Smorgasbord Book Review– #Short Stories–Undercover Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon

This week my review is for Jane Risdon for her collection Undercover: Crime Shorts.

About the book

Under one cover for the first time a collection of Crime Shorts from Jane Risdon featuring previously unpublished stories which will have you on the edge of your seat. There is an extract from Jane’s forthcoming novel (series) Ms Birdsong Investigates Murder at Ampney Parva: Operation Matryoshka – with the title of Undercover – for those who’ve been awaiting this series about a former MI5 Intelligence Office, Lavinia Birdsong. There’s something for everyone who enjoys a good yarn and more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction.

My review for the collection 26th March 2021

This is an interesting mix of short stories all with a criminal theme…We open with a story of intrique and double dealing that follows a charasmatic redhead with her sights on the big prize and willing to use anyone she can to achieve it. The other stories reveal the darker side of people’s nature, including a writer caught up in her neighbour’s terrifying drama, a woman who leaves a will to heirs who have to complete certain tasks to inherit her money, a stalker who gets more than he bargained for and a woman with justice on her mind.

The author has created some complex characters and a number of inventive schemes and deadly plots to keep you entertained and wondering just who will get away with murder. A short read packed with intrigue and surprises.

. Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon UK  – And: Amazon US

Also by Jane Risdon

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK – AndAmazon US–   Blog:Jane Risdon WordPressGoodreads:Jane Risdon Goodread –  Twitter: @Jane_Risdon 

About Jane Risdon

Jane Risdon began writing following her successful career in the International Music Industry which has taken her all over the world working, including North America, Europe, Singapore, and Taiwan. She and her musician husband have worked with everything from Rock, Thrash Metal, and R&B/Pop to Chinese Opera.
She’s been involved in Artiste Management, Music Production, Music Publishing, and the facilitation of music for TV and Movie Soundtracks.

In December 2020 Jane signed with Linda Langton of Langtons International Literary Agency, based in New York, NY.

In 2014 Jane signed a publishing contract with Headline Accent part of the Hachette group. Her co-written novel with best-selling, award-winning author Christina Jones is entitled ‘Only One Woman,’ and is published by Headline Accent.and huge world events.

Jane has also published a collection of her short crime stories: Undercover: Crime Shorts available on Amazon and most digital platforms and from Waterstones and Blackwell’s stores in paperback.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you will head over to discover more about Jane and her books.. Thanks Sally.

57 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Review– #Short Stories–Undercover Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon

    • Alex, thanks so much for being here and for your comments. I love short stories too, I started off reading them in The Readers’ Digest years ago – my late grandfather was a member of the RD book club and used to geet books monthly. When he died he left me his complete collection, going back decades. I read my way through them as a teenager in the late 1960s. Got me hooked on them, and that led to novels. Great for when you fancy a quick fix of a story but time is tight. Have a fab weekend. xx

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  1. Reblogged this on Jane Risdon and commented:
    Oh! Wow! Just the thing to wake up to and no exaggeration. I am over the moon with this fab review of Undercover: Crime Shorts by the lovely blogger and author, Sally Cronin, in her highly successful Smorgasbord Book Reviews. I am chuffed to bits, to put it mildly. Thanks for buying, reading, and reviewing Sally, you have made my week. Thanks. xx

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  3. Fabulous review, Sally. As you know, I’m a fan of crime stories, and this one sounds like a great introduction to the author’s writing. Congratulations to Jane, and I’m off to explore her work a bit more.

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