#CaseFiles: Collected Short Crime Stories Vol. 1 by Rachel Amphlett @RandomTTours #BookReview #ShortStoryCollection

Title: Case Files: Collected Short Crime Stories Vol. 1 (A murder mystery collection of twisted short stories) by Rachel Amphlett

Publisher: Saxon Publishing

Date Published: 5th December 2022

Genre: Short Story collection


Discover twelve dark and twisted mysteries from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett.

This page-turning collection features The Man Cave in which Darren regains consciousness in a dank basement where escape turns out to be the least of his worries; in All Night Long Zoe soon wishes she wasn’t working the late shift; and in Nowhere to Run a rookie detective encounters her first serial killer… but will she survive?

Case Files Short Crime Stories Volume 1:

The Reckoning

A Grave Mistake

The Beachcomber

The Man Cave

A Dirty Business

The Last Super

Something in the Air

Special Delivery

A Pain in the Neck

The Last Days of Tony MacBride

The Moment Before

Nowhere to Run

Case Files: short crime fiction stories that will have you on the edge of your seat.


I want to thank Anne at Random Things Tours and the author for providing me with an ARC of Case Files. All opinions are my own.

I always love a collection of short stories, especially ones that involve crime, so I jumped at the chance to read Case Files.

What a brilliant collection this is! Although they are all crime themed, there’s still a variety of stories from short sharp shockers like A Dirty Business or Special Delivery to longer and more twisty tales like Nowhere to Run or The Reckoning.

Each story is wonderfully written, with realistic characters, evocative descriptions and bags of atmosphere that really pulled me into each story.

I had a few favourites:

The Beachcomber, which is one of the longer stories about Julie, who goes to the beach every day searching, but there’s also a secret she’s hiding that made for an explosive ending. 

A Grave Mistake which kept me guessing and had a little dark humour too. 

The Last Days of Tony MacBride was another story that I thought I knew how it was going to pan out but ended up being surprised by.

Also, there’s a podcast of these stories so you can read along as you listen, which is something I did myself with a couple of the stories.

I’m very much looking forward to more short stories from Rachel Amphlett and I’m crossing my fingers for volume two of Case Files soon!  

About The Author:

Before turning to writing, USA Today bestselling crime author Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio, and worked in publishing as an editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction with over 30 novels and short stories featuring spies, detectives, vigilantes, and assassins.

Rachel’s stories are available in eBook, print and audiobook formats from libraries and retailers as well as her own shop.

A keen traveller, Rachel has both Australian and British citizenship.

She loves hearing from readers and personally replies to every email.

Discover more about Rachel and download two free short stories here: https://www.rachelamphlett.com/


Author: Ljwrites85

Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

2 thoughts on “#CaseFiles: Collected Short Crime Stories Vol. 1 by Rachel Amphlett @RandomTTours #BookReview #ShortStoryCollection”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: