I. D.: Crimes of Identity

Overview

With the threat of identity theft ever on the rise, this anthology from the Crime Writers Association is both timely and fascinating, exploring this disturbing modern day crime phenomenon in more than 20 chilling tales. Featuring such leading crime writers as Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendel, Stuart Pawson, and Kate Ellis, the collection includes tension-wrought psychological thrillers and unnerving cat-and-mouse mysteries that prove no character’s identity, from the criminal to the ...

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Overview

With the threat of identity theft ever on the rise, this anthology from the Crime Writers Association is both timely and fascinating, exploring this disturbing modern day crime phenomenon in more than 20 chilling tales. Featuring such leading crime writers as Ian Rankin, Ruth Rendel, Stuart Pawson, and Kate Ellis, the collection includes tension-wrought psychological thrillers and unnerving cat-and-mouse mysteries that prove no character’s identity, from the criminal to the victim, is ever fully known.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The insights into contemporary society are as sharp as the dark and discursive plotting."  —The Times

"It's such a pleasure to unearth a lawyer who can write in real-life language. Martin Edwards writes terrific crime novels."  —The Guardian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905583003
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Edwards is the author of the Lake District Mysteries series, which includes The Cipher Garden and The Coffin Trail, and the suspense novel Take My Breath Away and is the editor of 14 crime anthologies.

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Table of Contents


Introduction   Martin Edwards     vii
Don't You Hate Having Two Heads?   Christine Poulson     1
The Document   Paul Freemam     11
Les's Story   Stuart Pawson     13
The People in the Fiat Across the Road   Natasha Cooper     25
Revisiting   Kate Ellis     31
The Rock   Edward D Hoch     47
Other People   Bill Kirton     63
Sins of Scarlet   Robert Barnard     83
Tour New Zealand in Five Easy Murders   Yvonne Eve Walus     95
A Blow on the Head   Peter Lovesey     105
Tell Me   Zoe Sharp     119
Jizz   Mat Coward     125
Out of Her Mind   Carla Banks     147
Street Value   Frank Tallis     157
The Black Box   Tonino Benacquista   Melanie Laurent     167
A Case of Identity   Michael Jecks     189
Index   Martin Edwards     205
Contributor Notes     209
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