I have recently attained a copy of Midnight Tableau written by Mike McCrann. I was looking through the bookstore and loved the cover! I then looked at the back, read what the book was about and thought I'd give it a chance.
Well, as chances go...I made a great choice! A couple of the stories seemed, well...unfinished. Such as "The Rubbish Man" and "Down The Cellar." Both had me questioning and wondering why? I've never read a more intriguing book in my life. I like the unanswered questions as it allows you (the reader) to guess. I'm not sure that Mr. McCrann will ever answer these questions, but I hope he doesn't. These stories will keep you on your feet.
One story I did relate to all too well was "The Wail Of The Banshee." Spousal abuse at it's finest, or worst...depending on how you look at it. And the end? Well, read it to find out. I'm not telling.
All I WILL tell you is this is a book for all types of readers. Subject matter is not a problem here. There's suspense, thrills, chills and even a "fairy tale" of sorts. Don't ask me which, I'm STILL not telling. ;-)
I recommend "Midnight Tableau" to anyone with imagination. Anyone who likes a good mystery and those who just want a chill running down their spines.