A Killing Climate contains all of Eric Wrights short stories in the mystery field, including a locked-room mystery ("An Irish Jig"), espionage in the Far North ("Caves of Ice"), a comic caper story ("Two in the Bush"), and other exercises in ingenuity, character, and atmosphere. Many of the stories are set near Canadas Hudson Bay area, but a few (especially "Hephaestus" with its Caribbean vactioners) are in more temperate regions. The book concludes with the first short tale about Charlie Salter, a novella, "The Lady of Shalott," written especially for this volume.
New introduction by the author, and a checklist of Eric Wrights mystery novels and stories. Cover painting by Native American artist Barbara Mitchell. Cover design by Deborah Miller.