Dreamland is the sixth collection of short fiction by Mississippi author John M. Floyd. Like the others, it contains mostly mystery stories but drifts occasionally into other genres as well. Unlike the others, this book includes several stories from Floyd s popular Law and Daughter mystery series, featuring Sheriff Lucy Valentine and her crimesolving mother Fran. Also included here are his Edgar-nominated mystery 200 Feet; two Derringer Award winners, Dentonville and Driver; High Places from the Bram Stoker Award-winning anthology After Death; and Mollys Plan, which was selected by Otto Penzler and guest editor James Patterson for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. The thirty tales in this volume feature something that has always been a part of Floyd s short stories: Hitchockian suspense and surprises. His mastery of plot twists has earned him the praise of bestselling authors Nevada Barr, Jan Burke, Marcus Sakey, Steve Hamilton, and others. If you have read any previous Floyd books, or his stories in national magazines, then you already know what is in store for you here. If you have not, you are in for a pleasant surprise. These stories will sweep you away (maybe for ten minutes, maybe for an hour) from things like politics and household chores and corporate deadlines. You can escape reality altogether, and parachute into a world of enchanted settings, fascinating people, and spine-tingling action. Welcome to a land of dreams.
Praise for this book
"John Floyd is one of the top voices not just in Mississippi mystery fiction, but in American mystery fiction." - Tom Franklin
Used availability for John M Floyd's Dreamland
October 2016 : Hardback
February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition