Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at CrimeFest

Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at CrimeFest

"Edwards and Muller have assembled top-notch talent in this entertaining anthology of 20 original short stories... High-quality entries from the likes of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and Ian Rankin, as ...

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Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards has published sixteen crime novels and more than 50 short stories. His crime fiction has been short-listed for ...

About The Author

Adrian Muller

Adrian Muller is one of the co-founders of CrimeFest, the international crime fiction convention.

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Contents

 

Foreword—Peter James

Introduction—Martin Edwards

Bill Beverly—The Hired Man                                             

Simon Brett—The Last Locked Room                                

Lee Child—Shorty and the Briefcase                                 

Ann Cleeves—Moses and the Locked Tent Mystery            

Jeffery Deaver—Blind Date                                              

Martin Edwards—Strangers in a Pub                               

Kate Ellis—Crime Scene                                                  

Peter Guttridge—Normal Rules Do Not Apply              

Sophie Hannah—Ask Tom St Clare                                

John Harvey—Blue and Sentimental                             

Mick Herron—How Many Cats Have You Killed?         

Donna Moore—Daylight Robbery                                  

Caro Ramsay—The Snapperoody                                    

Ian Rankin—Inside the Box                                            

James Sallis—Freezer Burn                                              

Zoë Sharp—Caught on Camera                                     

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir—Road Trip                                                   

Maj Sjöwall, translated by Catherine Edwards—Long Time No See                                                        

Michael Stanley—The Ring                                            

Andrew Taylor—The Five-Letter Word                          

Afterword—Adrian Muller

Biographical notes

Reviews of

Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at CrimeFest

“A remarkable compilation of fresh and unexpected stories from the best in the genre.”

Library Journal starred review

“This volume is for red-meat crime fans who love murder, mayhem, and plenty of it.”

Kirkus Reviews

“In honor of a decade of CrimeFest, Edwards and Muller have assembled top-notch talent in this entertaining anthology of 20 original short stories. Highlights include two impossible crime tales: Simon Brett’s “The Last Locked Room,” about a retired policeman’s attempts to solve the cold case of the locked-room death of his grandfather, a mystery novelist specializing in concocting such crimes; and Ann Cleeves’s “Moses and the Locked Tent Mystery,” set during a safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Mick Herron’s “How Many Cats Have You Killed?” pokes fun at the double standards of mystery readers, who easily tolerate the fictional slaughter of people, but not of cats. Maj Sjöwall fans will revel in “Long Time, No See,” about the chilling aftermath of an uncomfortable reunion of schoolmates almost 40 years after their last encounter. High-quality entries from the likes of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and Ian Rankin, as well as from lesser-known authors such as Bill Beverly, elevate this above similar volumes.”

Publishers Weekly

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