About The Book
Vintage Crime is 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.
Sometimes your mind wants crime but you don’t have enough time to read a full book. That’s when the short stories are perfect, they keep you entertained while your mind is working trying to solve a crime!
I think the short stories sometimes are much more darker and profound than a full book, maybe they have to concentrate the expectation of the reader in less pages or because the authors don’t have to give you the full perspective of a story, only the important parts, but they are always hunting and dark, don’t you think? Don’t worry, this anthology will have all the things you are looking for in a mystery book; a good mystery and of course a good detective to solve it! These stories are from 1950 till the present, some classical, some twisted and dark, but all of them addictive.
I enjoyed a lot these stories, of course I enjoyed some more than others, this is a compilation so it has to have a little bit of everything to fulfill everyone’s tastes! But believe me, if you are a crime lover, you should take a chance on this book, I am sure you’ll have a great time reading all these stories and possibly you’ll discover a few new great authors that will make you want to read more from them! It’s a win-win, what are you waiting for? ?