This volume contains 26 stories, with 13 of those stories written by some of todays top writers and 13 stories written by the authors who influenced them.

The collection has something for everyone, including a story by Reginald Hill and a corresponding tale by Robert Louis Stevenson; a story by Mary Higgins Clark paired with a classic, influential story by Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart; Edward D. Hoch chooses a Stanley Ellin tale; and Carolyn Wheat shows how she was inspired by Susan Glaspells A Jury of Her Peers.

This diverse collection will make a wonderful edition to any mystery lovers bookshelf. (Nov., 384 pp., $22.95)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg