Sixteen original stories about magic-fueled crimes and those who investigate them
When magic is used for criminal purposes, all sorts of ethical and logistical questions arise beyond the realm of everyday law and order.
Now, sixteen top tale-tellers offer fascinating new stories of those who commit magic crimes, those who investigate them, and those who prosecute them. From a young woman who uses out-of-body excursions to research paranormal crimes to a bookie who's been paying for hex protection against magical interference to an artist who does divination through his sketched visions which may lead to a murderer's undoing, here are powerful tales of magical crimes and punishments.
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I don't always have a lot of luck with anthologies and I tend to shy away from them for the most part. A friend was raving about how much she enjoyed this book and offered to send it to me when she finished. Jen in Alaska knows how I am about paranormal mysteries and knew I'd like the majority of the stories. And she was right! I didn't find one weak story in the batch and I discovered some new-to-me authors who have been added to the watch list as well as being reminded of authors I've heard of but not read before now.I don't know if I had a favorite in the batch, but some did stand out like Devon Monk's Sweet Smell of Cherries and Phaedra Weldon's Web Ginn House. Five not all anthologies are this good beans....
These sixteen urban fantasy tales are whimsical and though this reviewer suggests spreading the entries over several days as the theme is somewhat limiting. Each contribution is well written and especially quirky like Mike Resnick¿s sure bet ¿The Hex Is In¿. Fans will enjoy the exploits of these heroes like the star of ¿Web Gin House¿ by Phaedra Weldon as she leaves her body to spy on others or the ¿Witness to the Fall¿ by Joseph E. Lake. No clinkers, this is a lighthearted romp as the authors seem to enjoy writing unusual ¿Eye Opening¿ (by Jason Schmetzer) short stories in which ¿The Wish of the Wish (by Robert T. Jeschonek) is for more CRIME SPELLS.