SISTERS ON THE CASE
This anthology, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sisters in Crime, features work by 20 of today's top female mystery writers. The variety is impressive. Stories range from character sketches and neat little morality plays to fairly long procedurals and historical pieces.
Of course there are standouts, but there's not a bad apple in this bunch.
Eve K. Sandstrom goes anthropological in her story of a primitive tribe with a shaman out of control. Clare McNab's Aussie investigator talks to a Hollywood canine star who might have witnessed a murder in "Animal Act." And Susan Dunlap provides a classic Law and Order twist to the end of "Hearing Her Name." (Obsidian, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)