a very slight collection with not a lot to recommend it. there is another solar pons story here "the amateur philologist" which taxed my ability to suspend disbelief: even the most inept police experts could not possibly be as stupid as this story would have one believe, and the central conceit is too ludicrous. arthur porges, henry slesar and talmage powell offer the strongest contributions aside from the table-turning story "the hitchhikers" by bruce hunsberger. it also features one of the most boring stories around bigamy i've ever read, called "till death" by fletcher flora, and a terribly dated, and stupid misogynistic story called "many women too many" by C.B. Guilford.