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Love Kills (1997) [Anthology]
by Lawrence Block Ed Bryant Richard T. Chizmar Max Allan Collins Barbara Collins Jim Combs Greg Cox Jonathan Craig Bill Crider Peter Crowther Richard Deming Joe Gores Ed Gorman Ron Goulart Joe L. Hensley Morris Hershman Dorothy B. Hughes Evan Hunter Maxim Jakubowski Brian Lawrence John Lutz Marcia Muller Marthayn Pelegrimas Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini James M. Reasoner Ruth Rendell Sandra Scoppettone Larry Segriff Jerry Sykes Donald E. Westlake Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

As Oscar Wilde pointed out, we frequently kill the things we love. Sometimes, this means literal killing, as in murder. And sometimes this means spiritual death, as in a bad love affair. Love Kills gathers together more than two dozen first-rate tales of the variety of ways in which love can kill. As Charles Bukowski noted, no one is more dangerous than a jilted lover.

Here you'll find characters of every kind - even a few children - struggling with their darkest feelings. In Lawrence Block's "Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes," revenge takes the form of lethal seduction, while in Barbara Collins's "Obeah, My Love," a scheming husband has the tables turned on him. A woman confronts both her fantasies and fears in the form of her best friend's husband in Ruth Rendell's "The New Girl Friend," and Greg Cox, in "Firetrap," tells a story of a college love triangle gone awry. In addition, the editors have unearthed three stories from the fifties that deserve classic status, including "The Quiet Room" by Jonathan Craig, which was made into the Showtime film Dark Angels.


  • Introduction by Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg
  • Afraid All the Time by Nancy Pickard
  • The Girl Friend by Morris Hershman
  • Predators by Edward Bryant
  • The Second Coming by Joe Gores
  • The Lost Coast [Sharon McCone] by Marcia Muller
  • Night Freight by Bill Pronzini
  • Catís Eye by Larry Segriff
  • The Midnight Train by John Lutz
  • Iím Not That Kind of Girl by Marthayn Pelegrimas
  • The Main Event by Peter Crowther
  • Obeah, My Love by Barbara Collins
  • Cracked Rear View by Jerry Sykes
  • Pretty Eyes by Evan Hunter
  • Graveyard Shift by James Reasoner
  • Amy Gdalla by Jim Combs
  • A Matter of Principal [Quarry] by Max Allan Collins
  • Famous Blue Raincoat by Ed Gorman
  • Morning Call by Brian Lawrence
  • The Case of the Locked-Room Nude by Maxim Jakubowski
  • That Summer at Quichiquois by Dorothy B. Hughes
  • Alas, My Love [Adman] by Ron Goulart
  • Firetrap by Greg Cox
  • The Calculator by Joe L. Hensley
  • A Soda for Susan by Richard Deming
  • Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes by Lawrence Block
  • He Loved Her So Much by Sandra Scoppettone
  • Midnight Promises by Richard T. Chizmar
  • The New Girl Friend by Ruth Rendell
  • The Quiet Room by Jonathan Craig
  • My Heart Cries for You by Bill Crider
  • The Best-Friend Murder [Abe Levine] by Donald E. Westlake
Edited by: Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg

Original title: Love Kills
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

The following works are contained within this one:
     Midnight Train, the (1968) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     New Girl Friend, the (1983) [Short Story]
      Author: Ruth Rendell
     Predators (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Bryant
     My Heart Cries for You (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Crider
     Afraid All the Time (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Nancy Pickard
     Matter of Principal, a (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Max Allan Collins
     Firetrap (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Greg Cox
     That Summer at Quichiquois (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Dorothy B. Hughes
     Lost Coast, the (1994) [Short Story]
      Author: Marcia Muller
     Case of the Locked-Room Nude, the (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Maxim Jakubowski
     Famous Blue Raincoat (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Obeah, My Love (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Barbara Collins

Edition #1: Love Kills

Love Kills (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Martin H. Greenberg Ed Gorman
Introduction by: Ed Gorman Martin H. Greenberg
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ISBN: 0786704268

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