A powerful short story collection from Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award-winning Barbara D’Amato.
Playwright, novelist, and crime researcher Barbara D’Amato currently writes two mystery series. One features Chicago patrol officers Suze Figueroa and Norm Bennis, whose adventures on the streets of Chicago supply six of the twelve stories in this collection. And in “See No Evil,” the partners encounter the heroine of D’Amato’s other popular series, freelance investigative reporter Cat Marsala. Cat appears again doing a Washington exposé in “Freedom of the Press.”
In “Dolley Madison and the Staff of Life,” the First Lady uses her considerable deductive powers to solve a murder among the staff. A reporter reminisces about his big break, an interview alone with Greta Garbo, in “I Vant to Be Alone.” The title story, in which a writer takes revenge on a reviewer, won the 1999 Agatha, Macavity, and Anthony Awards.