The Seattle Times
"CHARLIE AND CONSTANCE ARE A WONDERFULLY REAL COUPLE. . . . [These stories] are marked by Wilhelm's magic as a tale-spinner and her ability to make us care deeply about her characters."
In five riveting short novels, those gentle seekers after justice, Constance Leidl and Charlie Meiklejohn, resolve haunting conundrums in which the cheerful face of American life no longer quite conceals underlying evil.
From the suburban Northeast to a beautiful hidden valley in the Rockies, from a luxury resort in Florida to Constance and Charlie's own backyard, Kate Wilhelm takes us on a chilling expedition through realms of psychological unease where even angels might fear to tread. Readers with a taste for the mysterious, the unusual, the unexplained, or the truth will find this collection sublime.
"PROVOCATIVE AND RIVETING. . . Wilhelm knows what readers like."
About the Author
Kate Wilhelm is an American author of science fiction and mystery novels. She began her writing career in 1956 with a series of science fiction short stories. Her debut novel was published in 1963 and was a mystery book titled More Bitter Than Death. Wilhelm’s best known series include the Barbara Hollowar mysteries and the Constance Leidl and Charlie Meiklejohn Mysteries. In 2003 she was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. She won her first nebula award in 1968 for her short story The Planners and won her first Hugo Award for her novel Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.