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The CWA Short Story Anthology: Mystery Tour
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Crime spreads across the globe in this new collection of short stories from the Crime Writer's Association, as a conspiracy of prominent crime authors take you on world mystery tour.

Highlights of the trip include a treacherous cruise to French Polynesia, a horrifying trek in South Africa, a murderous train-ride across Ukraine and a vengeful killing in Mumbai. But back home in the UK, life isn't so easy either. Dead bodies turn up on the backstreets of Glasgow, crime writers turn words into deeds at literary events, and Lady Luck seems to guide the fate of a Twickenham hood.

Showcasing the range, breadth and vitality of contemporary crime-fiction genre, these 28 chilling and unputdownable stories will take you on a trip you'll never forget.

Contributions from: Ann Cleeves, C.L. Taylor, Susi Holliday, Martin Edwards, Anna Mazzola, Carol Anne Davis, Cath Staincliffe, Chris Simms, Christine Poulson, Ed James, Gordon Brown, J.M. Hewitt, Judith Cutler, Julia Crouch, Kate Ellis, Kate Rhodes, Martine Bailey, Michael Stanley, Maxim Jakubowski, Paul Charles, Paul Gitsham, Peter Lovesey, Ragnar Jonasson, Sarah Rayne, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Vaseem Khan, William Ryan and William Burton McCormick

'The diverse storytelling styles and takes on familiar genre tropes add up to an entertaining buffet for mystery fans' Publishers Weekly

'This is an excellent collection of high quality crime stories, ranging from psychological thrillers to crime scene investigations, providing something for everyone - and the chance to get out of your usual `crime reads' comfort zone' Off The Shelf Books

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismFiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 01/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9781910633922  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Twenty-eight of the finest international crime writers in an exciting new anthology edited by Martin Edwards, award-winning crime writer and critic, and author of the bestselling and multi-award-winning The Golden Age of Crime. He is also vice chair of The CWA.

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Customer Reviews

Goodness, my passport has been well and truly stamped after my round the world mystery tour with the "CWA Anthology of Short Stories" published by Orenda Books! Twenty eight short stories are featured here by a variety of well known and prominent authors in the crime writing industry. Introduced and edited by author Martin Edwards (who also has a story included) explains how each author was given the criteria of basing their stories on the unifying theme of travel and intriguing destinations. They've certainly achieved that! The book kicks off with 'The Queen of Mystery' written by the Queen of Mystery herself - Ann Cleeves - telling a tale about a writer who worries she will soon be no longer famous. All the stories have either a little moral to tell or have an unexpected twist in them to keep you on your toes and what is so delightful about this collection of stories is that you have so many different styles of writing by accredited writers and their superb prose to choose from, you'll be incredibly spoilt for choice. With contributions from William Ryan, Peter Lovesey, Ragnar Jonasson and many more. With such an unbelievable high standard of writing you'll be chomping at the bit to start each new tale straight away. I enjoyed each and every one, but I particularly enjoyed C.L. Taylor's 'You'll Be Dead By Dawn' a fantastic tale of revenge and as a complete change to normal story writing Christine Poulson's 'Accounting for Murder' is so unique in using receipts only as the narrative, it's brilliant at how it has you unfolding the plot in your mind and imagining the story for yourself. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with a fellow reader who is going to be reading this soon and I really can't recommend this book highly enough, there is something for everyone here and it's definitely worth every penny. Perfect as a Christmas gift for the discerning crime reader. An unputdownable round the world trip, that when you finally come down to land will leave you breathless for more..... 5 stars

- 07/12/2017
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