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Powers of Detection
by Dana Stabenow(ed)

Category: Fiction / Fantasy
0 pages; ISBN: 0441011977

Rating: 10/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner


Powers of Detection
Edited by Dana Stabenow
Ace, Oct 2004, $12.00, 240 pp.
ISBN: 0441011977

This twelve story collection anthology combines elements of the mystery and fantasy genres into a fantastic rewarding experience. Each tale is top rate and several include popular characters such as Sookie Stackhouse and known locales like Nightside. The contributors are top players from in their own genre, but had no problem placing a foot in the area they normally do not frequent. Each author insured that the magical elements seemed real drawing the reader into becoming a believer for the moment yet did not crimp on the mystery components whether it is an investigation of a murder by mythological creatures, magical Alaskan charmers, a school to rival Potter’s alma mater, or a legal thriller with quite a jury of ones peers. The crossing of the two genres works on all levels so that the audience of either will appreciate mayhem in a whimsical setting.

Harriet Klausner


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