The wonderful Paula Guran has very kindly reviewed The Heart is A Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories for the May 2020 issue of Locus. This is my birthday month, so it’s wonderful to find words such as these in the Year of the Plague:
“British and World Fantasy Award recipient Angela Slatter’s writing is elegant, eloquent, evocative, and exquisitely disturbing; polished to the rich patina found only on the finest quality antique silver, it casts a spell on the reader. Luckily, the Australian author is nearly as prolific as she is talented. The Heart is A Mirror for Sinners and Other Stories is her eighth collection (two of the seven previous ones were co-written with Lisa L. Hannett). This latest compilation offers a wide range of stories: mythic/folkloric, gothic, dark humor, Lovecraftian (both serious and not), even forays into science fiction and hard-nosed detective fiction. The women in Slatter’s stories tend to be cut from the same fabric: they may make mistakes, but they gain the strength to claim life or gain revenge or do whatever must be done. They are shrewd, brave, and usually triumph – not that they are always on the side of good or light.”
There’s more, much more, but you’ll need to get Locus for that. A huge thanks to PS Publishing for producing such a gorgeous edition, with Daniele Serra‘s magnificent cover art.