In this his fourth collection of strange tales (Fair Exchange, Best Served Cold, With Ice Water in Her Veins), Duvall is at the top of his game as he transports the reader to ather world of his own deviously warped creation. This world is inhabited by things real and unreal, seen and unseen, beings human and otherwise. You'll meet a little girl who has a most remarkable way with words (Spelling Bee), discover the ultimate price of infidelity (Losing Faith), and find out just why answering 911 calls may involve far more stress than you could ever imagine (Operators Are Standing By). Offered up as a parting shot is the title story (If Books Could Kill) that will definitely give you ideas. I guarantee you that ne of these ideas will be of the benevolent kind!