This collection of crime fiction by some of the West Coast's best mystery writers will immerse the reader in a rich palette of colors that paints a broad mosaic of crime along the Pacific Rim. Running the length of the western edge of the country from Alaska to SoCal and back, these eighteen stories make their setting yet another character in the plot.
Starting with a foreword written by legendary Irish mystery writer Ken Bruen to tightly crafted stories by best-selling authors such as David Corbett, Steve Hockensmith, Simon Wood and Terrill Lee Lankford, to exciting new voices from the likes of Scotti Andrews and Jim Thomsen, mystery fans will enjoy a collection as wide-ranging and varied as the region itself.
West Coast Crime Wave is the first in a series of crime fiction anthologies and other works published in e-book format by BSTSLLR.Com, a new e-book press founded by Michael Wolf. This anthology, edited by Brian Thornton, includes short stories from some of the US west coast’s most popular crime fiction writers.
Authors included in this anthology:
Ken Bruen (Foreword)
Brian Thornton (Editor)
Terrill Lee Lankford
About the Author
Brian Thornton’s fiction has appeared in such venues as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, the late, lamented Bullet UK and the Akashic Books anthology Seattle Noir. He is the author of several works of non-fiction, including a piece on Ross MacDonald that appeared in the anthology "A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir", books such as "Honest Abe: 101 Little-Known Truths about Abraham Lincoln" (Adams Media 2010), "The Book of Bastards: 101 Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power" (Adams Media 2010) and his most recent work, "The Book of Ancient Bastards: 101 of the Worst Miscreants and Misdeeds from Ancient Sumer to the Enlightenment" (Adams Media, 2011). A native Washingtonian, he lives in Seattle with his wife, the writer Robyn Thornton.
Ken Bruen (Foreword)
Ken Bruen has been a finalist for the Edgar, Barry, and Dagger Awards. The Private Eye Writers of America presented him with the Shamus Award for the Best Novel of 2003 for "The Guards", the book that introduced Jack Taylor. And in 2010, the Mystery Readers International bestowed the Macavity Award on Ken and Reed Farrel Coleman for their crime novel "Tower". Ken lives in Galway, Ireland.