Gunpowder Plots: Three Short Stories

Gunpowder Plots: A Short Story Collection - Val McDermid

Gunpowder Plots contains three very short stories, the first of which is perfect for bonfire night reading.

 

Though I liked the first two stories ("Heartburn" and "Sneeze for Danger"), I guess they were early ones because they were rather predictable and formulaic. Nevertheless, both were enjoyable.

The last one ("Consolation Blonde") was odd: This story was also predictable but the end made no sense.

Seriously, the end contradicted the narrative of a few paragraphs earlier.