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Powers of Detection- Stories of Mystery & Fantasy

Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy — Anthology

Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2006) — Anthology

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Editor and AuthorsEdit

Editor: Dana Stabenow

Contributors: Dana Stabenow (Crime, Sus, SciFi), Charlaine Harris (UF, Myst), Anne Perry (Fict, Myst, Fant), Sharon Shinn (Fant, Rom, YA), Mike Doogan (mystery ), Michael Armstrong (non-Fict), Jay Caselberg (Scifi, Fant, Hor), Laura Anne Gilman (UF, Fant, Hor), Donna Andrews (Myst), Simon R. Green (UF), John Straley (Myst), Anne Bishop (Fant, UF)

Genre and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy / Mystery and Fantasy / horror, science fiction

"occult detective sub-genre of urban fantasy"

Theme Edit

Fantasy detection 

DescriptionEdit

This one-of-a-kind collection features stories from some of the biggest names in mystery and fantasy-blending the genres into a unique hybrid where PIs may wear wizard's robes and criminals may really be monsters.

Sit in on a modern-day witch's trial, visit the halls of a magical boarding school with murder on the curriculum, spend some time with Sookie Stackhouse, visit London's hidden world of the Nightside, and become spellbound with eight more tales of magical mystery. ~ Goodreads | Powers of Detection

Supernatural ElementsEdit

Magic users, faeries, magic sword, seer, swordwoman, magic creatures, wizards, telepath, faery guardian, supernatural creatures, Academy of Magic, Swordswoman, Seer

List of Stories Edit

Story Title Series and Order Number Author Supes Lead(s)
"Cold Spell" Donna Andrews
"The Nightside, Needless to Say" Nightside series Simon R. Green magic, creatures Larry Oblivion, John Taylor
"Lovely" John Straley
"The Price" Anne Bishop
"Fairy Dust" Sookie Stackhouse series #4.1 Charlaine Harris faeries, telepath, faery guardian, telepath Sookie, Claudine & Claude
"The Judgement" Anne Perry
"The Sorcerer's Assassin" Sharon Shinn Academy of Magic and Sorcery Camalyn,
"The Boy Who Chased Seagulls" Michael Armstrong
"Palimpsest" Retrievers #1.5 Laura Anne Gilman
"The Death of Clickclickwhistle" Mike Doogans (sci-fi mystery)
"Cairene Dawn" Jay Caselberg
"Justice is a Two-edged Sword" Dana Stabenow Swordswoman, Seer

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Synopsis by StoryEdit

"Cold Spell" - Donna Andrews


"The Nightside, Needless to Say" - Simon R. GreenNightside

Story of a detective, John Taylor, who solves his own murder in the Nightside.


"Lovely" - John Straley


"The Price" - Anne Bishop


"Fairy Dust" - Charlaine Harris — Sookie Stackhouse series #4.1

About a fairy triplet's death and solving her murder. Features Claude and Claudine. — This story happens after book 3 and introduces Claudine's brother Claude and explains how they became owners of the strip club Hooligans. ❖ Sookie gets asked by her faery guardian, Claudine, to read some human minds that are suspected of killing her triplet sister — Sookie reads minds and finds out the answer—supernatureal creatures promise to have a rather nasty form of revenge. ~ GR Page for more


"The Judgement" - Anne Perry


"The Sorcerer's Assassin" - Sharon Shinn


This story takes place at the Norwitch Academy of Magic and Sorcery, where a recent murder of one of the senior wizards has just taken place and the headmistresses, Camalyn, must try and figure out which of her four remaining peers has committed the assassination. For only being sixteen pages


"The Boy Who Chased Seagulls" - Michael Armstrong

Tells about a boy who chased seagulls and then must spend the rest of his life combing the beach for the body parts which they stole.


"Palimpsest" - Laura Anne Gilman


"The Death of Clickclickwhistle" - Mike DOogan (sci-fi mystery)


"Cairene Dawn" - Jay Caselberg


"Justice is a Two-edged Sword" - Dana Stabenow

Swordswoman and Seer are travelling as they try to solve a murder.


Cover ArtistEdit

Artist: Jonathan Barkat Bibliography: Cover: Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy

Publishing InformationEdit

  • Publisher: Ace
  • Book data: Paperback, 304 pages, Pub: Dec 26th 2006—ISBN: 044101464X

Cover Blurb Edit

see description above

See Also Edit

See Category links at bottom of page

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