photo of Elizabeth Engstrom by Mary Bartnikowski

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Front cover of Suspicions


Twenty-five stories of the dark, the disturbing, the haunting, the sexy.

Her favorites, hand picked from her archives.

“This is where she's at her best.”—Locus

$16.95 - ISBN 0-9666272-9-6
Published in French by Editions du Masque

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Critics have said:

"A harrowing and suspenseful anthology filled with superbly crafted short stories about love, death, sex, and crossing the River Styx. Dark humor courses through these dramatic and sometimes horrific tales, in this blood-curdling anthology that leaves a fearsome chill in one's spine long after the last page has been turned. Suspicions is strongly recommended reading for those that prefer their literary entertainment with a decided flair for the unexpected."—Midwest Book Review

"A spooky collection of tales."—Publishers Weekly

"A hefty, genre-crossing pie spiced with images capable of snagging the imagination."—Booklist

"Elizabeth Engstrom has selected twenty-five (four original to the collection) stories from the past twenty years of writing that reveal her as a suspicious sort. But then, aren't we all? We all suspect the unknown, death, sex, and "friends, family, love, work, technology, the government, and everything else." It's just that Elizabeth Engstrom can take her lack of trust and craft fine fiction from it. Like many fine writers, Engstrom's stories are across all genres. Some can be termed sf, others as mystery or fantasy or horror, still others are simply "fiction." A few are light and humorous. Most are quietly dark, slightly skewed, angled toward that indescribable place just at the edge of shadow. All are worth reading. Many are worth pondering. By the end, at least one suspicion will definitely be confirmed: Elizabeth Engstrom is one of the best. No doubts."—Cemetery Dance