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4.0

A collection of twenty-one historical mystery short stories presented in chronological order.

I bought this book solely to read Kate Ross' "The Lullaby Cheat," but I found I really enjoyed most all the stories in this collection. They range in length from eight to twenty-five pages, with the average seeming to be about fifteen to twenty pages.

I think there should be something here to appease any historical mystery fan as there's a wide range of settings and eras. The first story is set in Egypt during the reign of King Tut, the final is set (through a flashbacks) in Berlin in the final days of WWII.

Not every author's writing was to my liking, nor was every historical era, and I think a few of the stories could have been a lot better if they'd had a few more pages worth of fleshing out, but overall this is a top-notch anthology.

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