ANDREW GREELEY introduces a monk of the Middle Ages who investigates corruption in the Vatican to crack "The Case of the Murdered Pope"... Sir John Fielding, a blind eighteenth-century magistrate, confronts crime at a stuffy dinner party in BRUCE ALEXANDER's "The Episode of the Water Closet"... The hot sun of turn-ofthe-century India beats down on a novice constable's first murder case in H.R.F. KEATING's "Howard"... In SHARYN MCCRUMB's "Lark in the Morning," a hermit reaches beyond the seclusion of her cell to bring a murderer to justice ... PETER LOVESEY's tale takes place in Victorian London, where a woman is trapped in her own home with "Dr. Death"... MIRIAM GRACE MONFREDO's "A Single Spy" tells the story of a Vietnam war widow's discovery of a Civil War mystery in her own back yard ... And in MARGARET COEL's "Murder on the Denver Express," the "unsinkable" Molly Brown tries her hand at sleuthing.
WITH STORIES BY:
Bruce Alexander • Jan Burke and Paul Sledzik • Margaret Coel • Michael Coney • Elizabeth Foxwell • Laura Frankos • Andrew Greeley • Maureen Jennings • H.R.F. Keating • Eileen Kernaghan • Peter Lovesey • Sharyn McCrumb • Miriam Grace Monfredo • Peter Robinson • William Sanders • Steven Saylor • Leonard Tourney • Harry Turtledove