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Crimes of Practice

Edited by Martin Edwards

M.O.: Crimes of Practice
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ISBN: 978 1 905583 12 6
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies
Imprint: Comma Press
Published: July 2006
129 x 198 x 13 mm
248 pages
Publisher: Comma Press
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    Martyn Bedford, Kate Ellis, Martin Edwards, Yvonne Eve Walus, Robert Barnard, Paul A. Freeman, Karline Smith, Christine Poulson, Jürgen Ehlers, Bernie Crosthwaite, Carole Ann Davis, Ann Cleeves, Amy Myers, Douglas Stewart, Sarah Hilary, Andre Marois, Liz Evans, Mick Herron & Jim Gregson

    The second in this series of anthologies from the CWA picks up the primary scent of any investigation: the modus operandi; the signature that identifies any repeat offender, the ‘how’ that supersedes the ‘why’. From the ex-doctor tenderly administering a final prescription to his victims, the party of finishing school debutantes exacting revenge on their lecherous host… these stories demonstrate that, even with the most despicable of crimes, there’s methodology in the madness.

    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
      'Packs more heat than than a hoodlumss armpit holster'

      '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
    Praise for Martin Edwards '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
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