Life Is Short and Then You Die


Life Is Short and Then You Die
Edited by Kelley Armstrong
September, 2019 (Macmillan)
ISBN: 1250196396       978-1250196392
Teen and Young Adult
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Life Is Short and Then You Die is the Mystery Writers of America’s first teen anthology, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Adolescence is a time of “firsts.” First kiss. First love. First loss. First job. The first taste of adult responsibilities, and the first look at an independent life away from both the restrictions and the security of home.

And in this case, a very different type of “first” —  murder.

This short story collection of murder mysteries adds a sinister spin to the joy and pain of firsts that have always been a major part of life, whether it be high school cliques who take the term “backstabbing” too seriously, stumbling upon a body on the way home from school, or receiving a Snapchat message that promises something deadly.

With stories by:
Kelley Armstrong
David Bart
Anthony Franze
Barry Lancet
Emmy Laybourne
Ying S. Lee
Barry Lyga
Melissa Marr
Jonathan Maberry
Eileen Rendahl
Caleb Roehrig
Stephen Ross
Jeff Soloway
Jeffrey Somers
R.L. Stine
Julie Tollefson
Rachel Vincent
Joseph Walker
Amanda Witt