Murder and Magic is a collection of short stories by Randall Garrett featuring his alternate history detective Lord Darcy. First published in 1979, it has been reprinted many times since. The four stories here ("The Eyes Have It", "A Case of Identity", "The Muddle of the Woad", and "A Stretch of the Imagination") are set in an alternate world whose history diverged from our own during the reign of King Richard the Lionheart.
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Garrett's detective, Lord Darcy, investigates a classic locked-room murder in an unconventional setting - a sorcerer's convention held in barely recognizable London. Gambling, espionage, and mind reading enter the solution.
This is a collection of short stories featuring the alternate history detective Lord Darcy. The four included here ("A Matter of Gravity", "The Ipswich Phial", "The Sixteen Keys", and "The Napoli Express") were first published in the magazines Analog Science Fact & Fiction, Fantastic, and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
Lord Darcy and Master Wizard Sean O. Lauchlainn return in this authorized sequel to the stories of Randall Garrett. In 1988, in an alternate universe in which the Plantagenets still rule Britain, France, and the New World, magic has displaced science.