Who’s behind the door? That and other unsettling questions fuel this compilation of previously published short stories from award-winning author Diane A.S. Stuckart (the Leonardo da Vinci mystery series). Her tales of mystery and suspense have been gathered for the first time into one volume, with each story prefaced by a brand new introduction written by the author just for this collection. The stories run the gamut in genre from western to mystery to fantasy, with settings both historical and contemporary. They feature characters as diverse as house “flippers”� and kid wizards…gunslingers and talking rats. But all have in common a problem to be solved, and a protagonist who must find the means—or the gumption—to uncover the solution.
Stuckart has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal for her novels. Publishers Weekly has called Stuckart’s short fiction “clever,”� while Booklist says it “definitely has bite.