The CWA Short Story Anthology: Mystery Tour: Mystery Tour

· Orenda Books
4.0
3 reviews
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276
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About this ebook

Travel the globe with this breath-taking collection of short stories from the Crime Writer’s Association ... perfectly chilling one-sitting reads...

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

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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, these twenty-eight chilling, one-sitting 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 Jónasson, Sarah Rayne, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Vaseem Khan, William Ryan and William Burton McCormick

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‘A cherishable collection’ Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

'An absolutely cracking anthology which provides a wonderful introduction to the short story, with a mix of crimes to make you smile, cringe, gasp and nod' Jen Med’s Book Reviews

‘A brilliantly witty, dark and captivating collection’ The Book Trail

'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
4.0
3 reviews
Third-party review
I very much enjoyed the variety in these 28 stories and there were several authors that I would definitely read again. The definite standout was Accounting for Murder by Christine Poulson. It is told ...
Third-party review
In all honesty, short stories are not usually my thing but I couldn't resist this collection of twenty-eight stories by some of the crime writing fraternity's biggest players. A wonderful array of ...
Third-party review
3.5 stars This is a great anthology of shorties from authors who all signed on to a “mystery tour”. Right away you know you’ll be tripping over bodies stashed in dark corners all over the world. It’s ...

About the author

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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