MURDER ON WHEELS: A REVIEW
You can’t take a mystery writer anywhere. He or she will just imagine how and why a murder would happen there. The Murder on Wheels anthology is just another example. In the introduction Kaye George tells us she was on the Megabus when she started to imagine the how, the why and the where to hide the body on a bus. She talked to Austin Mystery Writers who started spinning out stories, invited Earl Staggs and Reavis Wortham along for the ride and picked up Ramona DeFelice Long as the editor (who knows maybe she was hitchhiking.) Wildside, which is where you walk if you don’t have wheels, published the conglomeration of crime on the move stories.
The very accomplished authors in the anthology bounce the reader from the present to the past and back again against landscapes from Texas to the imagination with wheels of just about every possible description. Reading preferences vary. You may rate the stories in a very different order than I would but there is something for everybody here. The writing is of very high quality.
Do you have other anthologies you’d recommend?