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The Mammoth Book of More Historical Whodunnits

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Three dozen mystery writers—among them Elizabeth Peters, Edward D. Hoch, Tom Holt, Margaret Frazer, Susanna Gregory, Derek Wilson, Marilyn Todd, and Michael Jecks—contrive deadly conundrums in the original stories commissioned especially for the volume. Its chilling, suspenseful pages include lethal doings in old Byzantium, the case of a serial killer loose in Elizabethan ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published August 29th 2001 by Running Press
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Princessjay
Sep 29, 2015 Princessjay rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
Poppy and the Poisoned Cake - Steven Saylor
Gordianus the Finder is tasked to discover why someone is trying poison a Roman censor. Outstanding story, with a political twist for ending. Gordianus is a very likable character.

Blind Justice - Michael Kurland
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus -- advocate and educator -- solves a blind young man accused of parricide. Rather humorous.

A Payment to the Gods - Rosemary Rowe
Libertus the Pavement-Maker is called by his patron to help a pious mercenary to honor the
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Hannah
Jan 16, 2010 Hannah rated it liked it
Very enjoyable collection of stories overall, although I would have preferred perhaps more stories set in Roman times or post-Elizabethan England. There were quite a few stories set during the Dark Ages and the Crusades, eras which I have very little interest in.

My favourite stories in this anthology are probably The Last Legion by Richard Butler, telling of the "last crime" before the Romans sailed away from Britain, and Flibbertigibbet by Paul Finch, featuring a "Jack the Ripper" in Elizabetha
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Marie
Jul 29, 2010 Marie rated it liked it
I like murder/mysteries, and I like history, so this collection of short fiction was a fun read; the last two stories, however, were lacking in something to me. Either I couldn't comprehend the scenery well in The Vasty Deep by Peter T. Garrat, or the pacing felt off in A Taste For Burning by Marilyn Todd.
Suzanne
Jun 27, 2015 Suzanne rated it it was ok
Shelves: dig-them-shorts
This wasn't what I thought it was going to be and really wasn't my cup of tea. I don't much care for this type of story. Most of them fit too nicely into a template of shorts. Mystery is presented. Seems impossible. Investigator guy does one clever thing. Then solves it with a tidy summary.
Kaye
Jan 12, 2010 Kaye rated it really liked it
Mystery short stories from Roman to Elizabethan times. Gave this up as a waiting-room book and finished it off. Enjoyed all but the last few, set in medieval and elizabethan times, which seemed less well written and more gothic-romance-ish.

Pam
Oct 07, 2007 Pam rated it liked it
I started this earlier but just finished it over the weekend. It's a collection of historical mystery short stories. Overall, I liked the book a lot with a few stories here and there that I wasn't overly found of. It's a great introduction to historical mysteries.
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