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ID: Crimes of Identity

The Crime Writers' Association Anthology

Edited by Martin Edwards

ID: Crimes of Identity
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ISBN: 978 1 905583 00 3
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies, British
Imprint: Comma Press
Published: July 2006
198 x 129 x 12 mm
224 pages
Publisher: Comma Press
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  • Featuring
    Peter Lovesey, Kate Ellis, Carla Banks, Martin Edwards, Bill Kirton, Mat Coward, Tonino Benacquista, Zoe Sharp, Edward D. Hoch, Robert Barnard, Paul A. Freeman, Michael Jecks, Frank Tallis, Natasha Cooper, Christine Poulson, Stuart Pawson & Yvonne Eve Walus

    The latest showcase of shorts from the CWA celebrates the ‘who’ in the whodunnit, the psyche behind the psychological profile. Husbands lead double lives, psychologists confuse perpetrators with ex-partners, neighbours reassess the people they thought they knew. It seems if there’s one thing you can’t classify or slap an ID card on, it’s the id.

    The collection includes stories by two recipients of the Crime Writers’ Association ‘Diamond Dagger’ lifetime achievement award (Peter Lovesey and Robert Barnard), and an American Grand Master awardee (Edward D Hoch, who has published more crime short stories than anyone else, ever!).



    Martin Edwards ’ ten crime novels include The Coffin Trail and The Cipher Garden set in the Lake District, and seven Liverpool books featuring Harry Devlin. He edits the CWA annual anthology, and is the editor of Comma's M.O: Crimes of Practice and I.D: Crimes of Identity. ... read more
    'A sharp and imaginative anthology... they're onto a winner.'
    Reviewing the Evidence
    'There isn't one dud. What's most fun is the inventive ways the contributors have responded to the theme.'
    The Observer
    'The book feels exactly right, with its matt finish and bright pages, the spine picked out in mackintosh-olive-drab; I spent a few minutes coveting the care taken by Comma before I began reading....'
    The Short Review
    Praise for Martin Edwards   'Packs more heat than than a hoodlumss armpit holster'
    Mslexia

      'Pick of the book is Karline Smith's Dirty, Evil Greed, which is set in 1970s Jamaica and captures both atmosphere and a pervading feel of evil. She's undoubtedly a writer to watch - and wow, she's not a white middle-aged man either!'
    Reviewing the Evidence
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