It’s HOT here! 90s again today, too early in the year for this.
I’ve continued to read short stories this last week, but only from this one of the three books I showed last time, and I finished it. The first group of stories is in last week’s post.
The Mammoth Book of Locked-Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes edited by Mike Ashley, 2000 ebook. An asterisk marks those I especially liked.
“No Way Out” by Michael Collins *
“Off the Face of the Earth” by Clayton Rawson *
“Murder Strips Off” by Amy Myers
“Out of His Head” by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
“The Doomdorf Mystery” by Melville Davisson Post
“The Adventure of the Jacobean House” by C.N. & A.M. Williamson *
“The Motor Boat” by Jacques Futrelle
“Murder In the Air” by Peter Tremayne
“The Pulp Connection” by Bill Pronzini *
“Stag Night” by Marilyn Todd
“Mr. Strang Accepts A Challenge” by William Brittain
“The Legs That Walked” by H.R.F. Keating
“The Next Big Thing” by Peter T. Garratt
“The Second Drug” by Richard A. Lupoff
“Ice Elation” by Susanna Gregory *
“The Mystery of the Taxi-Cab” by Howel Evans *
“Heartstopper” by Frank M. Robinson
“Blind Eye” by Edward Marston
“The Amorous Corpse” by Peter Lovesey
also, the afterword: Impossible Crimes by Mike Ashley
I thought this was a pretty strong collection, and handy in ebook format to dip into any time. Recommended.