More Whodunits Sixteen great reads for another night of crime and punishment!
A ghost is not always a ghost in John Russell Fearn’s “Chamber of Centuries.” In 1936 columnist Alexander Brass learns why “He Couldn’t Fly.” In 1930s’ Kansas Lonni Lees’s “The Blue-Eyed Bandit,” a bank robber, finally meets his match. Detective Bentley Hollow returns to the world of high-priced collectibles in “The Fenton Art Glass Murder,” by Gary Lovisi.
Arthur Pym is pushed into a life of crime by both his wife and his mistress in Richard A. Lupoff’s “Triptych.” In William Maltese’s “Tom Cruise’s Tightie-Whities,” an avid collector carries his fetish just a step too far. In “The Affair of the Midnight Midget,” by Ardath Mayhar, Sherlock Holmes is absent from Baker Street, so Mrs. Hudson must pick up the pieces! There are many ways in which crime impacts the soul, as A. R. Morlan aptly demonstrates in her gripping “Tattoo.”
Robert Reginald’s “Occam’s Razor” is a medieval mystery involving William of Occam and the Knights Templar. “Some Unpublished Correspondence of the Younger Pliny,” by Darrell Schweitzer, has Pliny investigating a murder in second-century Asia Minor. Brian Stableford also visits Roman times in his marvelous “The Gardens of Tantalus.” “The Praetor” of Aurel Stancu must make his accounting in a very different way.
An English mansion is haunted by Gerald Verner’s “The Gray Monk,” but Superintendent Budd soon finds the truth. In Don Webb’s “The Divorce,” separation takes on a whole new meaning! “The Mystery of the Missing Meteor Field Carrots,” by Lois June Wickstrom and Lucrecia Darling, is a delightful children’s fantasy mystery. In George Zebrowski’s “The Wish in the Fear,” is paranoia paranoia when it’s justified?