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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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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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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The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible.

Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler has collected sixty-eight of the all-time best impossible-crime stories from almost two hundred years of the genre. In addition to the many classic examples of the form—a case of murder in a locked room or otherwise inaccessible place, solved by a brilliant sleuth—this collection expands the definition of the locked room to include tales of unbelievable thefts and incredible disappearances. Among these pages you’ll find stories with evocative titles like “The Flying Death”, “The Man From Nowhere”, “A Terribly Strange Bed”, and “The Theft of the Bermuda Penny”, not to mention appearances by some of the cleverest characters in all of crime, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Jules Maigret, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op, and many more.
 
Featuring
   • Unconventional means of murder
   • Pilfered jewels
   • Shocking solutions
 
Includes
   • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, the first detective story and            the first locked-room mystery
   • Masters of the short story form: Edward D. Hoch, Ellery Queen, Carter Dickson, and       Stanley Ellin

A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL
A delightfully alternative twist on Nordic noir

A mysterious criminal is gliding through the winter dark of Helsinki and subjecting his victims to a series of unbearable embarrassments. Hermann Ångström leaves a young bride at the altar, disguises himself as a doctor and delivers false medical reports, sends a government official into a downward spiral of depression – it’s a veritable plague of shame. Ångström’s next target is impossible to predict, and his methods are growing ever more devious. Who is this man – also known as the Hämeenlinna humiliator – and what is his motive?

The case is assigned to Commissioner Vehmas, a widower who believes that the future is an illness and that police work is folk poetry. And though he’s seen it all, even Vehmas can’t seem to track down Ångström. Until serendipity steps in.

At once suspenseful and blackly comic, Crime Novel is a playful twist on Nordic crime fiction from one of Finland’s greats.

Petri Tamminen, born in 1966, worked as an editor at several Finnish newspapers. His highly acclaimed books include Elämiä (Lives), Piiloutujan maa (The Land of the Hiding), and Enon opetukset (What My Uncle Taught Me). He has been translated into numerous languages, including Czech, Danish, German, Slovene and Swedish.

‘Anything but your standard game of cat and mouse...’ Typographical Era

‘Nowhere are drunken stupor and truthfulness as important as in the Finnish art of storytelling, and no one has so intricately linked melancholy and farce as Petri Tamminen’ Literaturen

‘Tamminen can write sentences that immediately hit a nerve and throw the unprepared reader laughing from their chair. But the very next sentence can mesmerize with its beauty’ Forssan Lehti

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