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What reviewers are saying about the stories in The Muse and Other Stories of History, Mystery, and Myth

“One of the most memorable pieces was ‘A Stake of Holly’, Lillian Stewart Carl’s tale of an adult Tiny Tim playing sleuth to track down the identities of Scrooge’s three Christmas ghosts.”—Book Loons

“A Rose with All Its Thorns” by Lillian Stewart Carl puts the personality of Anne Boleyn in a (female) Tudor historian at an academic conference which reminds one of Connie Willis’s academic settings and characters—and performs admirably in that genre.”—Evelyn C. Leeper for NESFA

‘“A Dish of Poison’ is the prequel to Twelfth Night, giving the disguised Viola the opportunity to solve the mystery of Olivia’s brother’s death. It’s an enjoyable mystery that works without compromising any of the original story.”—B. Redman, Book Help Web

“Topnotch entries include . . . Lillian Stewart Carl’s ‘Way Down in Egypt’s Land,’ a marvelous tale about 19th-century slavery . . .”—Publishers Weekly

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