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Past Crimes: Perfectly Criminal III Hardcover – Jan 1 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers; Unabridged edition (Jan. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727822322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727822321
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.6 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,530,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Kirkus Reviews

The theme for this year's offering (Perfectly Criminal, 1997, etc.) of 16 nearly-new stories from the Crime Writers' Association (the only reprint is Ruth Rendell's 1994 ``Expectations'') is historical crime. It's not exactly a novel approach, yet several of the talesGillian Linscott's Socratic dialogue, H.R.F. Keating's how-prove-it, Amy Myers's playful casting of Aphrodite as the detective investigating the murder of Adonisare notable for their originality. Though the usual British settings naturally predominateespecially WWI (Anne Perry) and II (Eileen Dewhurst, Tony Wilmot, editor Edwards) and its aftermath (Andrew Taylor)readers will also be treated to a French Renaissance intrigue (Alison White), a Victorian magician (Edward D. Hoch), a murder within the besieged city of Mafeking (Marjorie Eccles), a bold reworking of the General Strike of 1926 (Mat Coward), and a glimpse of the Healer of Galilee (Edward Marston). The biggest surprise: a holiday from the ubiquitous Middle Ages. Top marks for ingenuity go to Myers and Edwards; honors for literacy and atmosphere are shared among all comers. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

About the Author

The first of Martins eight novels, All the Lonely People, was nominated for the CWAs John Creasey Memorial Dagger and introduced lawyer Harry Devlin. Martin has also written a stand-alone, Take My Breath Away, and completed The Lazarus Widow by the late Bill Knox. His short stories are collected in Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and he has edited 14 anthologies. His ten non-fiction books include Urge to Kill, a study of homicide investigation. He has contributed many essays to reference books such as The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. The author lives in Great Britain.


About the Editor:
Edward D. Hoch is the author of nearly 800 published short stories, and a past President of Mystery Writers of America.


Ruth Rendell is the recipient of several awards, including three Edgars and four Gold Daggers from the UKa (TM)s Crime Writersa (TM) Association. Simisola, Blood Lines, Keys to the Street, and The Brimstone Wedding (written as Barbara Vine) are available from Brilliance Audio. She lives in England.


Catherine Aird is the author of some twenty crime novels and story collections, most of which feature Detective Chief Inspect C.D. Sloan. She holds an honorary M.A. from the University of Kent and was made an M.B.E. Her more recent works are "Little Knell" (St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001) and "Stiff News" (St. Martin's Minotaur, 1999). She lives in Sturry, Kent in England.

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