For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face
I first became aware of this title via Ed Hoch’s 1981 compilation of top impossible crime novels. Sharing a spot alongside works like The Judas Window, Rim of the Pit, and Death From a Top Hat seems to speak volumes for a book. Of course, that can be quite a reputation to live up to as well.
Through a Glass, Darkly is my first experience with Helen McCloy, although she’s on my radar for other much lauded titles such as A Cue for Murder and Mr Splitfoot. This is the eight book with her series character Dr Basil Willing – a psychiatrist, not a detective. Many reviewers consider it to be her masterpiece, although I’ve read a number of other reviews that consider several of her other works to be superior.