"The Case of the Four and Twenty Blackbirds" Nursery rhyme justice For The Win! As per usual Gaiman kept me happily gobbling each story. While this work says it's for children the stories are the usual well rounded fare that adults like too. Although a few of the stories are rather dark like some of the real versions of Grimm's fairy tails. I really liked the story within a story of “October in the Chair”and the even more chilling “the Price”.Usually with any collection of short stories you get an average of three stars for the quality of the entire collection. I would give each story no less then four stars making this a wonderful and unique volume.