"Witch Sight" by Roberta Gellis: Innocence is not always what it seems in this tale of a young witch charged with the murder of her best friend.
"Dopplegangster" by Laura Resnick: Somebody is whacking mobsters all over town, from Skinny Vinnie Vitelli to Johnny Gambone. But if Vinny and Johnny are six feet under, who are these wiseguys who look and talk just like them?
"Dropping Hints" by Lawrence Watt-Evans: The wizard's murderer was one of five identical homunculi. One of them was lying ... but how to tell which?
"Au Purr" by Esther Friesner: From a Nebula-award winning maestro noted for her love of wicked puns comes a catty tale that is sure to give "paws."
"A Tremble in the Air" by James D. Macdonald: Family secrets aren't the only things buried in this drawing-room mystery featuring Orville Nesbit, psychic researcher.
Part One: Murder Most Modern
Part Two: Murder Unclassifiable
Part Three: Murder Most Genteel
Part Four: Murder Fantastical
Part Five: Murder Most Historical
" Inspired contributions include Teresa Edgerton's 'Captured in Silver,' a nice ghostly locked-room murder tale,
and Lillian Stewart Carl's "The Necromancer's Apprentice," which presents an interesting solution to the actual
mystery surronding the death of Amy Robsart, wife of Elizbeth I's favorite lord, balancing wizardry with astute
deductions about the political motives of those who stood to benefit. The standout, James D. Macdonald's 'A Tremble
in the Air,' introduces a psychic detective, Orville Nesbit, who's clearly heir to the tradition of such sleuths
as Algernon Blackwood's John Silence and who deserves to live on in further tales."
"In 'Peace of Mind,' Jennifer Robinson introduces a detective who can communicate with even the most unusual witnesses, while
in Mercedes Lackey's 'Grey Eminence,' two young girls in Victorian England are pursued by a
supernatural killer. Mingling fantasy with mystery, this collection of 20 tales by such diverse authors as Carole Nelson Douglas, Lawrence Watt-Evans,
and Esther Friesner should attract a wide readership among aficionados of these genres.
Murder by Magic
edited by Rosemary Edghill
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