I love both short stories and mysteries and this has both. Katherine Hall-Page really has a way with a short story. My favorite in this collection is a tale of a husband and wife, the husband has fallen out of love with his wife and has decided that the way to deal with her is to poison her to death. I won't spoil it for you but I laughed at the end of this story. Katherine uses a dark humour and great writing to bring to life some wonderful short stories.