We finished reading the first three Sansom stories.
The first, Through the Quinquina Glass, is about marriage and how secrets and power can be dangerous.
The Peach House Potting Shed is a strange tale about a man who lives alternately between a peach house and a potting shed.
The Forbidden Lighthouse is quite lengthy at fifty or so pages. It tells the story of a community of people who are both obsessed, and feel guilty over their obsession, to a nearby lighthouse.
Each story has its moments, and I would definitely say they were unique.
The one thing they each has in common is a character whose life seems to unravel after a choice he made. In the first story a man finds out his wife cheated on him and decides not to let his wife know he knows. The second protagonist takes a job that cuts him off from the outside world, and in the third story a decision is made to accept living in a McCarthyesque society rather than leave.