Reviews for Crime Through Time, by Anne Perry, Michael Pearce, Edward Marston, Steven Saylor, Miriam Grace Monfredo, Edward D. Hoch, Gillian Linscott, Lynda S. Robinson, Troy Soos, Carola Dunn, Kate Ross, Alanna Knight, Peter Lovesey, Sharan Newman, Maan Meyers, Nicholas A. DiChario, Barbara Paul, Ken Kuhlken, Laurie R. King, M.J. Trow, Leonard Tourney
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.