"'Curiosity Killed the Sphinx' is a fine collection that gives readers much to think about." - The Midwest Book Review
"Holmes likes to use language vividly and originally ... [She] also uses patterns of imagery to convey her themes. In one of my favourite stories, 'Nuts and Bolts', a childfree couple choose not to spend a holiday with friends..." Ruth Latta, The Compulsive Reader
" The stories aren't ghost stories, but there's an eerie coolness in Holmes's work ...In every story, there is something lurking just beyond the edges of eyesight." - E. D. Watson, Front Porch Journal
From the Author
A couple clashing with early computers, a divorced woman finding her scattered family to be strangers, a girl running away to the shop where her parents' antiques were sold, Midwestern college students in weather and water emergencies - these are some of the conflicts examined by the author. Past solutions tempt these characters as they consider contemporary choices.