“Six Bullets to Sundown, Volume 14” is (and this should be no surprise) the 14th book in the “Six Bullets” series. It’s a relatively new series, and a new volume is being released almost monthly.
This particular anthology has six stories by six different authors. As with most anthologies, I liked some stories more than others and some styles more than others, just as you will when you read it. That’s the great thing about anthologies — the opportunity to find a new writer whose style you enjoy, or maybe reconnect with an old favorite you haven’t read in a while. Reading a series of short stories like this reminds me of ordering a beer sampler from a great brewpub. It’s always exciting to pick up the next glass, or in this case, read the next story, and discover something new. Even if it’s not to your taste, the experience still makes it worth it.
Full disclosure: One of the stories, “The Man in Black,” is mine. And no, it’s not about Johnny Cash.
The other stories are by Michael D. Abbott, “Big” Jim Williams, Robert Hanlon, M. Allen and Michael Haden. I’ve shared pages with most of these writers before and enjoyed their work, as I have in all the past volumes. But I have to say, this — in my opinion — is the best of the 14 that have been done so far.
I hope you give it a try, and I’d love to hear your feedback.
Thank you, and enjoy!