This collection of 22 short stories with a mystery theme, written by 21 women mystery writers (Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels are technically the same person) tells in the short form what these authors usually write in full length novels. Some stories feature the main character we've come to know through the novels. The stories give you a taste of each author whose work you may never have read in the longer form.
Originally published in 1989 the stories are now a little dated, many of them being stories of the paranormal suspense rather than of living hard-boiled criminals and private investigators. The Sisters in Crime series has continued with several subsequent volumes.