First look: Ten Year Stretch

They write about death, but this time they’re doing it for a good cause. That’s right. To celebrate 10 years of CrimeFest – the crime…

Murder on Christmas Eve

Edited by Cecily Gayford — Following Murder Under the Christmas Tree last year, this is the second collection of mysteries for the festive season produced…

In Sunlight or In Shadow

Lawrence Block edited this collection of 17 stories that are all inspired, based on or riff off the paintings of the great Edward Hopper. Block makes…

Sunshine Noir

Edited by Annamaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley — Sunshine Noir is a new collection from the editorial team of Annamaria Alfieri and Michael Stanley. The…

Little Tales of Misogyny

Written by Patricia Highsmith — The title of Patricia Highsmith’s story collection, reissued this month by Virago, remains highly provocative even 40 years after it first…

Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his…

The Early Cases of Akechi Kogoro

Written by Edogawa Rampo, translated by William Varteresian — Edogawa Rampo was the pen name of Taro Hirai, a Japanese author active from 1923 until his…