There is a gentleness in the narratives that keeps the reader wanting more. James cleverly sets out the plot with suspense and surprise that incorporates the chilling effect, typical in any murder case. The tales involve going down memory lane that describes traditions of days gone by. This creates a sense of nostalgia for the readers who are familiar with these traditions. There are secrets and lies that add to the conundrum of each tale.
Sleep No More, in its short story format, is an excellent read that gives the whole essence to the murder mystery case for each tale.