Monday, September 24, 2007

Sisters on the Case-

Sisters on the Case
Sara Paretsky (editor)
Obsidian, Oct 2007, $7.99
ISBN: 9780451222398

This twenty-story anthology celebrates “twenty years of Sisters in Crime”. The tales run the gamut of the mystery genre especially procedurals and historicals, but not limited to those sub-genres as for instance Eve K. Sandstrom goes tribal, Clare McNab writes about an Aussie investigator interrogating a canine movie star and Sue Henry turns mystical. Fascinatingly Chicago seems to be the prime spot for crime thrillers though other locales are used. Each of the tales is well written as expected by the renowned female authors who contribute. Especially fascinating is Ms. Paretsky’s preadolescent Warshawski’s first case when she is called Victoria or Tori. Once again the Sisters in Crime prove they still are on the case of providing first rate entertainment with this superb collection of all new tales.

Harriet Klausner

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