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Karma and Other Stories based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Though well written, this is a strange compilation. The collection consists of a reprint of a Jill Smith novel (Karma), a Jill Smith short story (A Contest Fit for a Queen) and a non-Smith short story (The Court of Celestial Appeals). The non-Smith tale is different, weird, and fun as the protagonist is a dead sleuth investigating a homicide, however the reason to read this anthology is Jill Smith, an interesting Berkley cop. Fans of the series will have a chance to read Karma, released in the pre-Windows 1980s yet a novel that remains fresh as Jill investigates the death of a guru. Though this reviewer would have preferred three Smith tales, as the Celestial Detective seems in the wrong anthology, Susan Dunlap¿s collection demonstrates the author¿s ability to tell a solid crime tale. Harriet Klausner