The Deadly Isles is another of Jack Vance’s excellent mystery novels. Best known for his science fiction, Jack Vance proved to be capable writer of mysteries, too. The Deadly Isles concerns a wealthy family that finds itself changed by a wedding, but menaced by a death and an attempted murder. Although Vance sets the action in the South Seas, the alien environment might as well be the Gaean Reach. Jack Vance can generate his own special brand of strangeness in a contemporary mystery. The Deadly Isles is availabe in the Subterranean Press omnibus Dangerous Ways and as an ebook.