Shutter Speed

Narrated by: Jennifer Riker
Length: 29 mins
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Jenny McAllister might not have been the most beautiful woman in the great hall, but she was certainly the most memorable. Even in the London high society of Wallis Simpson’s circle, the passion in her face drew attention, as if there were a flame inside her that no pain or fear could quench. The Great War had been over for eighteen years, but the horror of it still permeated everything. The remnants of a lost generation danced too wildly and laughed with too much ease. The cocktails, the music, and the elegance masked the fear, but did not hide it.

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Interesting murder mystery short story

The setting is more interesting to me than the plot. The setting is in 1936 England after King Edward VIII had proposed to twice divorced American Wallis Simpson and before he had abdicated the throne to marry her. A photographer was trying to get a photo of Edward's bride-to-be at an event. She instead took very poor photos of a murder. Shutter Speed is the 6th of 7 short stories in this series.

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💎📸⚰️⏳Educational and Eerie Short Story📷💡⚖️

I agree with the previous reviewer who notes that the most valuable aspect of this story is the geopolitical setting. Until I heard this story, I had no idea (and yet of course should have) that pre-WWII England was gripped by a conflict not entirely unlike that ripping American society apart in the present moment, with everyone forced to take sides, and many people on the “right” side for very wrong reasons. This story cleverly spins a yarn rather like a more modern Pride and Prejudice in reverse, with all our heroine’s treasured beliefs and assumptions overthrown as they are proven to be fully mistaken, and the end is chilling. Well done! I may purchase the entire collection, in the hope that all the stories it comprises are as good as this one. Grade: A

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