Carolyn Korsmeyer spent most of her career as a professor of philosophy before starting to write fiction. She has published five books of philosophy and two novels. The two kinds of writing are not as different as they might seem, for she has a longstanding interest in the different ways that ideas can be expressed, whether by means of a theoretical treatise or a good story. Her fictional work includes historical narratives as well as contemporary mystery. Reviewers praised Carolyn’s first novel, Charlotte’s Story (2021), for the wry and witty voice of the narrator, Charlotte Lucas (familiar to readers of Pride and Prejudice). Her second novel, Little Follies: A Mystery at the Millennium (2023) is a thriller set in Krakow, one of her favorite cities. Riddle of Spirit and Bone is a dual timeline narrative that features the spiritualist movement of the nineteenth century, which prompts reflection on belief and knowledge: what one can see and yet not believe; what one might believe in spite of contrary evidence; what might be true but goes unnoticed. Illusion, delusion, certainty, and doubt intermingle in the perspectives of the characters in this story.