In this diverse and vigorous mix of stories by newcomers and luminaries, writers offer their takes on what life might hold for us in the next few years. The resulting visions of war, oppression, and daily struggle are sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying (and occasionally both), but always thought-provoking.
Including stories by K. G. Anderson, Richard Bowes, Elizabeth Bourne, Scott Bradfield, J.S. Breukelaar, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Becca Caccavo, Don D’Ammassa, Stephanie Feldman, Eric James Fullilove, Ron Goulart, Eileen Gunn, Leslie Howle, Matthew Hughes, Janis Ian, Michael Kandel, Thomas Kaufsek, Paul La Farge, Yoon Ha Lee, Michael Libling, Heather Lindsley, Lisa Mason, Barry N. Malzberg, David Marusek, Mary Anne Mohanraj, James Morrow, Ruth Nestvold, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Marguerite Reed, Robert Reed, Madeleine E. Robins, Jay Russell, Geoff Ryman, James Sallis, J. M. Sidorova, Brian Francis Slattery, Harry Turtledove, Deepak Unnikrishnan, TS Vale, Leo Vladimirsky, Ray Vukcevich, Ted White, Paul Witcover, N. Lee Wood, and Jane Yolen.
"Ron Goulart's most recent original P.I. creation, HARRY CHALLENGE is a field operative for the Challenge International Detective Agency, the family business. Receiving his assignments by mail and telegram from his nearly-estranged father, Harry bounces around early-20th-century Europe, usually accompanied by stage magician The Great Lorenzo (whose abilities may not all be just sleight-of-hand). Intrepid girl reporter Jennie Barr is often on the same trails as Harry, alternately aiding and competing with him in cracking the cases...and as the mysteries may involve werewolf assassins, clockwork swordsmen and the odd vampire or two, Harry can sometimes use all the help he can get!" -- Thrilling Detective
"A Christmas Pit," by John Gregory Betancourt
"A Reversible Santa Claus," by Meredith Nicholson
"A Stake of Holly," by Lillian Stewart Carl
"Believing in Santa," by Ron Goulart
"Death Will Trim Your Tree," by Liz Zelvin
"Ho Ho Homicide," by Sue Ann Jaffarian
"Mr. Wray's Cash Box," by Wilkie Collins
"Murder on Santa Claus Lane," by William G. Bogart
2 tales by Johnston McCulley: "Thubway Tham's Chrithtmath" and "Death Play Santa Claus."
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In addition to being a horrible actor, Spellman was a womanizer and a blackmailer. Many people had reason to dislike him, or even kill him, and the investigation leads Frank and Groucho through the glamour and seediness of 1940s Hollywood, Groucho signing autographs all the while.
In this latest installment of the series, Ron Goulart is at the top of his game, reminding readers there's no business like show business, except when this charming team is wearing its gumshoes.