Martin Edwards has been editing titles in this series for a while now. He does a most excellent job.
This time, Edwards turns to Scotland with a collection of seventeen stories from the classic mystery fiction tradition. I found many of my favorite authors here including Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Josephine Tey, and Cyril Hare. I was also introduced to some new authors which added pleasure to my reading experience.
Be sure to read the introduction. It is filled with interesting and helpful context. I also liked the author biographies that prefaced each entry.
This book is just right for when a short story (and not a novel) is called for. Many thanks to NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 02 May 2023