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Deadly Pleasures

Deadly Pleasures

by Martin Edwards
     
 

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To celebrate the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Jubilee, a collection of original stories from distinguished members of the CWA especially commissioned for this volume
An eclectic collection of short stories from the following members of the CWA:

SIMON BRETT
ANN CLEEVES
LIZA CODY
LINDSEY DAVIS
MARTIN EDWARDS
RUTH

Overview

To celebrate the Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Jubilee, a collection of original stories from distinguished members of the CWA especially commissioned for this volume
An eclectic collection of short stories from the following members of the CWA:

SIMON BRETT
ANN CLEEVES
LIZA CODY
LINDSEY DAVIS
MARTIN EDWARDS
RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS
CHRISTOPHER FOWLER
JOHN HARVEY
DAVID HEWSON
ALISON JOSEPH
PETER LOVESEY
CLAIRE McGOWAN
MICHAEL RIDPATH
PETER ROBINSON
CATH STAINCLIFFE
ANDREW TAYLOR
CHARLES TODD
MARGARET YORKE

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/09/2013
The Crime Writers’ Association marks its Diamond Jubilee year with an anthology that’s a smorgasbord of delicacies including a few pungent unfamiliar items just begging to be tasted. Among the 18 contributors are such well-known authors as Ann Cleeves, whose “The Pirate” offers a surprise twist; Peter Robinson, whose “Enchantress” mixes legend with mystery; and Lindsey Davis, whose whimsical “Zounds!” features a ghostly cast. Christopher Fowler’s “Bryant and May in the Field” shows the Peculiar Crimes Unit in its best light, with its trademark blend of logic and whimsy. The spare scenery of Iceland in Michael Ridpath’s “The Polar Bear Killing” is matched by his sharp clear prose. The late Margaret Yorke’s “Threescore and Ten,” the volume’s only reprint, tugs at the heartstrings before justice arrives in an unusual way. (Nov.)
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“The Crime Writers’ Association marks its Diamond Jubilee year with an anthology that’s a smorgasbord of delicacies including a few pungent unfamiliar items just begging to be tasted.”
Publishers Weekly on Deadly Pleasures
Library Journal
★ 11/01/2013
Veterans mingle smoothly with newcomers in this collection specially commissioned for the Crime Writers' Association's (CWA) Diamond Jubilee. Nicely dovetailing longer stories such as Simon Brett's twisty "The Frame" with whip-smart shorties such as Ann Cleeves's "The Pirate," the anthology never feels slapped together. If, like me, you've wanted to catch up with Michael Ridpath's Icelandic mysteries, start with "The Polar Bear Killing." If you are intrigued by new voices, Claire McGowan's chilling "The Last Resort" won't disappoint you. A great addition is a selection from the late Margaret Yorke ("Threescore and Ten"), the only story that wasn't written directly for this compendium; she died in 2012. VERDICT CWA's annual anthology is always reliable, but this entry is particularly strong. It covers a broad spectrum of reading interests, mixes big names with newer ones, and successfully blends longer stories with brief ones. Wit, psychological tension, twisted plots, and traditional procedurals are all represented. Editor Edwards is to be commended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727883179
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2013
Edition description:
First World Publication
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

The first of Martins eight novels, All the Lonely People, was nominated for the CWAs John Creasey Memorial Dagger and introduced lawyer Harry Devlin. Martin has also written a stand-alone, Take My Breath Away, and completed The Lazarus Widow by the late Bill Knox. His short stories are collected in Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and he has edited 14 anthologies. His ten non-fiction books include Urge to Kill, a study of homicide investigation. He has contributed many essays to reference books such as The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. The author lives in Great Britain.

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