The Silver Waves of Summer, edited by David M. Olsen, Kelp Books 2021 short story anthology, mystery
The stories here are all set on or near the beach, as the title suggests. All but one is set in the late 1960s or the 1970s, and, since I grew up in southern California, I was able to recognize many places, named highways and so on, which added to the reading experience.
I bought this 99⊄ ebook on a whim. Of the eleven stories I’d rate nine fair and two stinkers.
Table of Contents:
- “In the Bank” by Antoine Wilson
- “Off the 405” by Naomi Hirahara
- “Summer of ’86” by Todd Goldberg
- “Mody’s Dock” by Steve Winn
- “The Naked and the Dead” by Charles Ardai
- “The Five Thieves of Bombay Beach” by Rob Roberge
- “Lighthouse Seen for Miles” by Michael Scott Moore
- “The Crossing” by Oliver Brennan
- “Bad Moon Rising” by David Olson
- “Sundays are for Robberies” by Samantha Tkac (particularly brutal)
- “Wasteland” by Alex Webb Wilson