THE FOURTH WOMANSLEUTH ANTHOLOGY: Contemporary Mystery Stories by Women by Irene--Ed. Zahava

THE FOURTH WOMANSLEUTH ANTHOLOGY: Contemporary Mystery Stories by Women

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fifteen original stories by (mostly) lesser talents, the exceptions being Edie Ramer, who weighs in with an amusing ghost tale (""The Seventh Dimension""), in which two long-dead wisps unfurl their ectoplasm and go after a current murderer; New York architect S. J. Rozan, who sets feisty p.i. Lydia Chin loose among a dispatcher of tubercular illegal aliens in ""Prosperity Restaurant""; and Barbara Wilson, who, in ""The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman,"" takes series sleuth Cassandra Reilly to the Scottish Highlands, where a writer is bogged down in more ways than one. Also on hand are previous Womansleuth authors Helen and Lori Carpenter (septuagenarian Emily Twiggs again tweaking her nephew); Rose Million Healey (poisoned chocolates); Nancy R. Herndon (a rigged ice-bag); Caroline Stafford (a compliment mistaken for a terrorist's code word); Naomi Strichartz (another long ballet brouhaha); and Linda Wagner (a slight but charming excursion into bigamy). Largely mediocre fare--with a few exceptions.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1991
Page count: 200pp
Publisher: Crossing Press