The Crooked Angel
Short Stories,  Series

The Crooked Angel

The Crooked Angel

The Crooked Angel is the third in a five part short story series from author Alice Webb that I just finished reading. This series has caught my attention based on the titles. 

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Have you read The Crooked Angel? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

The Crooked Angel
Carl the Sloth reading The Crooked Angel with me

About The Crooked Angel

A village Christmas party is tainted with tragedy when a man falls to his death while trying to straighten the tall tree’s angel topper. But why did he care that it was crooked? What made him try to reach it without a ladder? And why did no one cancel the party? Thankfully, Alma Easter is on hand to explain what happened, right after she finishes some chocolate yule log. 

Thoughts on The Crooked Angel

The Crooked Angel is the third in a five part short story series from author Alice Webb. 

This story takes us to a very elegant dinner party thrown by prominent members of the community, and we meet Alma’s great-nephew, Ben. They discovered a servant had died recently, within the last day or two before the party. But no one is talking about it besides the wait staff. 

This story is purely based on Alma and Ben walking around the party and gossiping with the wait staff to gather information. Then they don’t actually do anything with it. They simply decide to quietly sneak out to go home and play a game of Scrabble. 

The whole story seemed irrelevant because Alma and Ben decided to do nothing with the information they gathered. Like it was nothing more than a way to waste an hour of their evening because they had to go to this party. 

The ending definitely left a lot to be desired, and it would not be the way I would write it, if it were me. It is still a good story, but a lot could be done to make it a great story, in my opinion. 

The Crooked Angel
The Crooked Angel

Final Thoughts on The Crooked Angel

Out of the three stories in this series, this is my least favorite so far. The Dead Elf was easily my favorite. I disliked this one simply because I wasn’t drawn into it the same way I was the first two. 

The Crooked Angel was not a bad story, not by any stretch of the imagination. However it simply wasn’t what I was expecting. 

I still recommend it to read in place of a newspaper article or scrolling through social media. It is far better than that, let me tell you! I’m also still looking forward to reading the last two stories in the series. 


Have you read The Crooked Angel from author Alice Webb? Are you a fan of short stories? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

Alice Webb can be found writing mysteries, eating cake or doing both at the same time. 

Purchasing The Crooked Angel

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More From Alice Webb 

The Candy Cane Killer 

The Dead Elf 

The Fallen Swann 

The Gingerbread Men Murder 

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The Crooked Angel
The Crooked Angel

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