The Missing Butler and Other Life Mysteries


Fiction - Humor/Comedy
146 Pages
Reviewed on 02/18/2017
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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

A butler has disappeared, carrying ten thousand in cash. A woman dies in a police station; her last words accuse a mysterious man of stealing a large sum of money, leaving them with few leads. The Missing Butler And Other Life Mysteries by J. Schlenker is a compilation of short stories that will thrill the reader at times and excite their humor at others. Ever wondered if a cat remembers all nine of its lives? Is there such a thing as past lives? What happens when one visits their old college town thirty years later? The Missing Butler And Other Life Mysteries is a unique book filled with delightful stories that give the reader pause and permission to explore their own lives. With a perfect balance of laughter and sadness, this book pays homage to life's wonderful mysteries, both great and small.

The Missing Butler and Other Life Mysteries by J. Schlenker is a beautifully written book of heartwarming short stories about life's many mysteries. Based on realistic characters and circumstances, the stories in this book will delight the reader and keep them turning its pages to the very end. The first short story, The Missing Butler, has received Honorable Mention in the first round of the NYC Midnight Competition. Each story has an individual theme and a distinctive voice, making the book a complete delight to read. I would highly recommend this to readers that aren't afraid to laugh at life's tricks and cry at its cruelty. This book is for a more mature audience as it contains several adult situations.