Stories & Essays

Villains, Victims, and VioletsReview Excerpt from Villains, Victims and Violets edited by Resa Haile, and Tamara Bower

Bonnie MacBird’s “Lady Hilda Revealed” comes as a fictional divertissement in the middle of the book. Although a fully imaginary account of the pre-Second Stain life of Lady Hilda Trelawny Hope, it seemed to ring true, and I felt like I understood this complex character better at the end of it. Readers who have not read any of the books in MacBird’s Sherlock Holmes thriller series will want to spend more time in the hands of this gifted storyteller—but that is another book review for another time.