In the tradition of the old "Ace Doubles" two-in-one books, here is the second Wildside Mystery Double:
DEADLY THINGS: A COLLECTION OF MYSTERIOUS TALES, by Darrell Schweitzer.
Darrell Schweitzer's first mystery collection explores the murderous impulse in a variety of historical settings. Three mysteries are set in ancient Rome, two featuring Pliny the Younger as investigator. Two are Shakespearean mysteries, in one of which King Henry V plays detective, with the other based on The Two Noble Kinsmen. Three Sherlock Holmes tales involve the apparent misapplication of the Great Detective's methods to the supernatural, a revelation of one of Watson's unwritten cases, and a multi-genre record-breaker, an alternate history, vampire cat detective story.
THE JUDGMENT OF THE GODS AND OTHER VERDICTS OF HISTORY, by Robert Reginald.
Four scintillating tales of detection from ancient and medieval times. In "The Judgment of the Gods," a young Greek trader must solve the murder of Assyrian King Sennacherib. William of Occam, the medieval philosopher, is forced by Pope John XXII in "Occam's Razor" to solve the murders of French King Philip IV and Pope Clement V. Occam returns in "Occam's Treasure," this time unraveling the puzzle surrounding the killing of clergymen in Avigon. In "Occam's Measure," the great thinker must stop a vicious serial killer stalking the night-time streets of the papal city. Great mystery--and fantasy--reading!