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Edgar Allan Poe
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Rogues -

The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives by Lisa Tuttle

 

Miss Lane interviews a new client, a little girl named Felicity who has seen her dead older half-sister (Alcinda) standing above her mother's grave before being pulled away by a disagreeable gentleman who scared her.  Although Lane isn't hopeful after receiving the dead half-sister's diary, her partner Mr. Jasper Jesperson seems intrigued by coded message that the half-sister left at the end of the diary that he decoded.  The two detectives journey to the dead young woman's cemetery and end up at her undertaker's home in which they find mother and several "wives" including the unfortunate Alcinda who they rescue.  Yet at the end of the story, even the protagonists wonder who the real rogue was in the case.  This little mystery was a nice change of pace within the anthology as well homage to Doyle's Holmes and Watson with a unique twist.  I only wish there was more story to the story.

 

3 STARS