The CWA Short Story Anthology

The CWA Short Story Anthology : Mystery Tour

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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


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 Jonasson, Sarah Rayne, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Vaseem Khan, William Ryan and William Burton McCormick


'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1910633925
  • 9781910633922
  • 479,689

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"The anthology is filled with one wonderful story after another...If you want to see how short stories can pack a punch, make sure to read this collection."--Reviewing the Evidence
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About Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards is a member of the Murder Squad collective of crime writers, Chair of the Crime Writers' Association and in 2015 he was elected eighth President of the Detection Club. He is also Archivist of the CWA and of the Detection Club. His books include Crimson Snow and Murder at the Manor.
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