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This follow-up to Powers of Detection (2006) breaks no new ground, but offers 12 stories with enough well-paced variety to keep readers happy. In Charlaine Harris's notable Sookie Stackhouse tale, Lucky, one insurance agents good luck makes him a target. A resurrected Humphrey Bogart is murdered in Carole Nelson Douglas's Bogieman while Santa Claus investigates the murder of an elf in John Straley's Weight of the World. On the lighter side, a divorcée gets used to a menagerie of ghostly housemates in Sharon Shinn's The House of Seven Spirits and a young woman confronts a cave dragon turned loan shark to solve her fathers disappearance in Laura Anne Gilman's Illumination. Strong tales outnumber the weaker ones by a considerable margin and will satisfy fans of both genres. (Dec.)
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Dana Stabenow is the Edgar Award-winning author of Fire and Ice, So Sure of Death, and several other acclaimed mysteries. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.See all Editorial Reviews
Boring! Not interesting like a mystery read should be. Its like a 5th grade teacher put a bunch of 5th graders homework assignment in a book. Do not recommendPublished 2 months ago by candiie
This is good collection of stories. They are entertaining and in some cases have a surprising twist at the end. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kingston Reader
This was a delightful set of stories that each combines magic/sorcery or other fantasy with good old-fashioned mystery puzzles. I truly enjoyed this.Published 10 months ago by Mork
Great Stories by Great Authors. I bought it for the Charlaine Harris and Simon R. Green stories, but plan to read the rest soon.Published 13 months ago by Jennifer
Received on time and in the condition it was stated in. I love Charlaine Harris and this will make a great addition to my collection.Published 18 months ago by Mary Young
Bought this book because of the charlaine Harris story, but enjoyed the whole book. I love compilations as I am exposed to other authors in the same genre.Published 21 months ago by maria mihailos
I read this specifically for the Sookie Stackhouse story in it, and boy was I every disappointed!!! The stories were such let downs and a majority of them were down right awful and... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by M. Brack
I picked this book for one story and was delighted to discover a tasty bounty of tales. Each is individual, unique in twists & focus. Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by Otterdance
If you're looking for Sookie-type stories, you will not be satisfied with this collection. The only Sookie-type story is the one Sookie story. Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by D. Atkinson