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Vintage Crime : From The Crime Writers Association – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Vintage Crimes will be a CWA anthology with a difference, celebrating members’ work over the years. The book will gather stories from the mid- 1950s until the twenty-first century by great names of the past, great names of the present together with a few hidden treasures by less familiar writers. The first CWA anthology, Butcher’s Dozen, appeared in 1956, and was co-edited by Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, and Josephine Bell. The anthology has been edited by Martin Edwards since 1996, and has yielded many award- winning and nominated stories in the UK and overseas.

This new edition includes an array of incredible and award-winning authors: Robert Barnard, Simon Brett, Liza Cody, Mat Coward, John Dickson Carr, Marjorie Eccles, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Anthea Fraser, Celia Fremlin, Frances Fyfield, Michael Gilbert, Paula Gosling, Lesley Grant-Adamson, HRF Keating, Bill Knox, Peter Lovesey, Mick Herron, Michael Z. Lewin, Susan Moody, Julian Symons and Andrew Taylor.

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MY REVIEW 

This is a collection of short stories by members of The Crime Writers Association, past and present.

Each of the tales are unique, but all have a vintage feel. (Some are vintage!).

This is a great book to be able to dip in and out of, when you have a spare half hour or so.

Lots of murders, mysteries and general mayhem, very entertaining throughout. Anyone who enjoys classic and vintage crime stories will love this.

Thank you to Random Things Tours for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of Vintage Crime. This is my honest and unbiased review.

 

ABOUT THE EDITOR 

 

Martin Edwards (editor) is the author of eighteen novels, including the Lake District Mysteries, and the Harry Devlin series. His ground-breaking genre study The Golden Age of Murder has won the Edgar, Agatha, and H.R.F. Keating awards. He has edited twenty eight crime anthologies, has won the CWA Short Story Dagger and

the CWA Margery Allingham Prize, and is series consultant for the British Library’s Crime Classics. 

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