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Patricia Abbott


Patricia Abbott

Patricia Abbott is the author of the Anthony and Macavity nominated CONCRETE ANGEL, the Edgar- and Anthony-nominated SHOT IN DETROIT and 2018’s story collection I BRING SORROW: And Other Stories of Transgression. She won a Derringer for her flash fiction story “My Hero.” The author of nearly 200 stories, she lives in Detroit.

Patricia Abbott

Books by Patricia Abbott

by Patricia Abbott - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

I BRING SORROW is a collection of stories from Edgar and Anthony Award nominee Patricia Abbott that explores the dark side of human behavior. A daughter finds a way to save a mother who no longer knows her name. A father eases his grief through an act of kindness that few will judge kindly. A savvy realtor closes her deal in an unexpected way. A society of women fares little better than their forbearers. An uxorious husband finds the limits of his love. These and more stories will bring you into the deepest, darkest corridors of the heart.

by Patricia Abbott - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Nearing 40, photographer Violet Hart is keenly aware that the time for artistic recognition is running out. When her lover, Bill, a Detroit mortician, needs a photograph of a body, she agrees to takes the picture. It’s an artistic success, and she persuades Bill to allow her to take pictures of some of his other “clients.” When Violet’s new portfolio is launched, she quickly strikes a deal, agreeing to produce a dozen pictures with a short deadline. These demands soon place Violet in the position of having to strain to meet her quota. As time runs out, how will she come up with enough subjects to photograph without losing her soul or her life in the process?

by Patricia Abbott - Fiction

Eve Moran has always wanted “things,” her powers of seduction impossible to resist for those who come in contact with her toxic allure. Her daughter, Christine, compelled by love, dependency and circumstance, is caught up in her mother’s deceptions, unwilling to accept the viciousness that runs in her family’s blood. It’s only when Christine’s three-year-old brother, Ryan, begins to prove useful to her mother, and Christine sees a horrific pattern repeating itself, that she finds the courage and means to bring an end to Eve’s tyranny.