Delicious bites of horror
The music of murder is a compilation of short stories written by a brilliantly twisted mind.
The longer stories are The Music of Murder – the story of a serial killer determined to use his victim’s pain to create the perfect symphony. And The Bleeding of Mary Cross – the horrifying story of the golden girl turned murdered.
Shorter stories include:
- The Freak Hunter’s Casebook – is the disturbing story of a private detective looking for a missing girl
- The Wedge, Anatomy of a Betrayal, and The Mole Trap are love triangles gone wrong
- Visits with Mother and The Red Leaf – are stories you’d better go in blind.
I enjoyed the way Newton writes, and his narrative shines in short stories. I preferred the shorter stories to the novellas, but they were all creepy, atmospheric, and unsettling.
The order chosen for the stories made me feel like I was reading amazing episodes from The Twilight Zone sandwiched between the most gruesome of Criminal Minds’. My favourite stories were Anatomy of a Betrayal and The Music of Murder. Even though I wish the latter’s ending had been more open.
I’ll be checking out other stories by Kurt Newton and recommend this book to any horror fans looking for a quick read!
My total rating: 4.83
Review for this book is mentioned in this video: TBD
Disclaimer: I first read it as an ARC. In exchange for an honest review, I am thankful to NetGalley, Kurt Newton, and Unnverving for providing me with a copy of The Music of Murder & Other Crimes of a Strange and Bloody Nature.
Until next book, be the hummingbird!