15 January 2013

Review: NO MERCY, Wendy Cartmell

  • Format: Kindle (Amazon)
  • File Size: 124 KB
  • Print Length: 63 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078BFIOC
  • Source: I bought it
 Synopsis (Amazon)


"In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it. But it's not my place to judge. That's up to a court martial or civilian jury," Sgt Major Crane says to Billy.

But how do other people react when someone begs for mercy? No Mercy is a short story leading Crane through several twists and turns, until he uncovers the truth.

There are four mystery stories in this collection, all with a twist in the tail. This new edition has been updated to include excerpts from the Sgt Major Crane novels....

My Take

Short stories are a lovely way to get a taste of the novelist's art. There are 4 skilfully crafted stories in this small volume.

I've previously reviewed Wendy Cartmell's first novel STEPS TO HEAVEN and throughly enjoyed it as I did these short stories. What else can I say?  Look for this short very inexpensive volume.

My rating: 4.4

About the author
Wendy Cartmell is a former teacher, PR Manager and Editor of a large corporate Newspaper, who has always written either for her work or stories for her children. She turned her hand to crime writing in 2010 resulting in a new crime series featuring Sgt Major Crane of the Special Investigations Branch, drawing on her husband's 22 years service in the British Army.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Thanks for this review. I like short stories quite a lot and I sometimes don't think they get enough 'press' among the novels out there. Thanks for highlighting this collection.

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