The Starlings & Other Stories: A Murder Squad & Accomplices Anthology

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Twelve pictures, twelve tales of crime and mystery. Written by Murder Squad and their six accomplices, these page turning stories uncover a world of intrigue, suspense and fear. With contributions from celebrated crime writers including Ann Cleeves and Martin Edwards, each tale is inspired by the atmospheric and evocative Pembrokeshire collection of photographer David Wilson.
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About the author

Ann Cleeves, Author of the Vera Stanhope novels, dramatized by ITV in the TV series Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn. Ann is also the author of the Shetland Island series of books adapted by the BBC into the TV series Shetland. The newest book in the Vera series, The Moth Catcher, is published by Macmillan in September 2015. Cath Staincliffe, Award-winning author of Half the World Away, creator of Blue Murder and writer of the Scott and Bailey books. Martin Edwards, Author of The Golden Age of Murder, a study of detective fiction between the wars, and of eighteen crime novels, including seven Lake District Mysteries.
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Publisher
Graffeg Limited
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Published on
Sep 7, 2015
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781910862360
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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