The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge by Mitzi Szereto

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When it comes to strong emotions, people can react in strange and unexpected ways. Whether it’s a heart hurt by unrequited love or a lover so passionate they’ll stop at nothing to get their way, even the most seemingly mild-mannered soul can suddenly flip, becoming consumed by dark intentions.

The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge, like the other books in the popular The Best New True Crime Stories series, contains original nonfiction accounts penned by writers from across the literary spectrum. From Paris in the 1910s to India in the 2000s, this collection will take you around the globe to explore twisted true tales of passion and obsession turned violent. Join the award-winning, crime-savvy contributors, and examine why some individuals have fully embraced their dark side, resorting to crime to achieve their own special brand of satisfaction and retribution.

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3 out of 5 (good)

THE BEST NEW TRUE CRIME STORIES: CRIMES OF PASSION, OBSESSION & REVENGE is an eclectic mix of stories from all over the world, set in different times, from Victorian England, to Japan, to modern-day America.

If you like True Crime then I am sure you will find something to keep your interest. It is clear from the start that a lot of research has gone into these stories, some of which have personal memories from the author. However, some of the stories felt disjointed in the way they were presented, going off in tangents that didn't seem relevant to the story at that point.

Each story features the bare bones of the story; being a collection, there simply isn't room for much more. However, it gives you the story, some build-up, and some information for after the crime.

On the whole, this was an enjoyable read by a new-to-me author.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Mitzi Szereto ( is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and nonfiction. Her books, which include her true crime franchise "The Best New True Crime Stories," encompass true crime and crime fiction, gothic fiction, cozy mystery, satire, parody, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal romance, literary erotic fiction, and general fiction and nonfiction. She has appeared at major international literature festivals and taught creative writing around the world, including several universities in the United Kingdom. She has the added distinction of producing the first anthology of erotica to include a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Mitzi is the creator and presenter of the London-based web TV channel "Mitzi TV," and also plays herself in the pseudo-documentary British film "Lint: The Movie." Her blog of (neglected) personal essays can be found at "Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog."

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