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Picking up the primary scent of any investigation, this anthology of wicked tales paints a chilling portrait of modus operandi—the signature that identifies any repeat offender. In this collection of villainous narratives, a coroner reveals a body’s telltale clues to his students as he unwittingly dissects his own relationship, a broken-down driver turns his roadside routine into a quite different type of pick-up, and two creative-writing tutors discuss the merits of “hard-boiled” versus “cozy” schools of crime ...

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Overview

Picking up the primary scent of any investigation, this anthology of wicked tales paints a chilling portrait of modus operandi—the signature that identifies any repeat offender. In this collection of villainous narratives, a coroner reveals a body’s telltale clues to his students as he unwittingly dissects his own relationship, a broken-down driver turns his roadside routine into a quite different type of pick-up, and two creative-writing tutors discuss the merits of “hard-boiled” versus “cozy” schools of crime writing while a murderous student points out that it’s really procedure that counts. From the ex-doctor tenderly administering a final prescription to his victims to the party of finishing school debutantes exacting revenge on their lecherous host, these stories demonstrate that, even with the most despicable of crimes, there is always methodology within the madness.

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“One to watch out for . . . a strong selection from an international field of writers.”  —Reviewing the Evidence
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905583126
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Edwards is the author of Dancing for the Hangman, Take My Breath Away, and Urge to Kill as well as the Lake District Mysteries, including The Arsenic Labyrinth, The Cipher Garden, and The Coffin Trail, which was shortlisted for the Theakston’s prize for best British crime novel of 2006.

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