Many Bloody Returns: Tales of Birthdays with Bite - Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Toni L.P. Kelner, Jim Butcher I should not buy urban fantasy anthologies anymore because most of them - like this one - are an overpriced jumble of seemingly cast-off chapters from paranormal or urban fantasy series. Some well-known author or editor has some time to spare in between series' installments and is asked to use his or her name for a speedy publication of left-over ideas and writing exercises. Reading this collection especially feels like watching the bonus material of some blockbuster on DVD or like reading a few pages via "Amazon look inside". You'll find snippets from Sookie's adventures, an evening at the mall with Harry Dresden, a birthday in vampiric Morganville and some other rather unspectacular stories. What astonishes me most concerning this anthology is that Charlaine Harris has the gall to gush enthusiastically about these little gems in her introduction.