This was an enjoyable collection of historical crime stories, although not as good, I think as Mike Ashley's Historical Whodunnit collections. These are all new, and the Ashley works also include some classics. This is a trifle more literary, not necessarily a good thing to my mind. Most of the stories are detective fiction, but a few are simply short stories about grim events, which I didn't find as interesting. But I include the contents, so you can look and see if your favorite authors are represented.
CONTENTS: The Consul's Wife by Steven Saylor -- Merchants of Discord by Laura Frankos -- Farmer's Law by Harry Turtledove -- The Case of the Murdered Pope by Andrew Greeley -- Lark in the Morning by Sharyn McCrumb -- The Weeping Time by Maureen Jennings -- The Irish Widower by Leonard Tourney -- Smoke by William Sanders -- Episode of the Water Closet by Bruce Alexander -- Suspicion by Michael Coney -- Murder in Utopia by Peter Robinson -- Dr. Death by Peter Lovesey -- Dinner with H. P. B. by Eileen Kernaghan -- The Haunting of Carrick Hollow by Jan Burke & Paul Sledzik -- Howard by H. R. F. Keating -- Come Flit by Me by Elizabeth Foxwell -- Murder on the Denver Express by Margaret Coel -- A Single Spy by Miriam Grace Monfredo.