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The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction

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From a new generation of writers, inspired by C.J. Sansom, Boris Akunin and others: darker, more realistic historical crime fiction. No longer stuck in medieval Wales, these stories are set in 3BC Syracuse, fourteenth-century Venice, 1930s’ New York and other more vibrant times and places. These twelve new pieces of short historical crime fiction are sufficiently long to place a stronger emphasis on realism of character and on the psychology of crime. The twelves stories are:“Archimedes and the Scientific Method�, Tom Holt. Archimedes looks into the disappearance of a Roman official in Syracuse.“Something to do with Diana�, Steven Saylor. Gordianus the Finder in a mystery set at the Temple of Diana in Ephesus.“Eyes of the Icon�, Mary Reed & Eric Mayer. Set in Byzantium in the seventh century and involving political intrigue leading to murder and involving the black market dealing in banned icons.“Night of the Snow Wolf�, Peter Tremayne. A Sister Fidelma mystery set in seventh century Ireland involving mysterious happenings in a snowbound village.“Jettisoned�, Deirdre Counihan“Brodie and the Regrettable Incident�, Ann Perry“A Fiery Death�, Ian Morson. Set in thirteenth-century Venice and involving a locked-room mystery.“Hide and Seek�, Tony Pollard. Set in the early 1600s and involving a priest-hunter tracking down Catholics in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot and finding more than he expected in a mysterious house.“The Fourth Quadrant�, Dorothy Lumley. Involving Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and colleague of Charles Babbage.“Forty Morgan Silver Dollars�, Maan Meyers. Involving an episode in the lives of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid when in New York hoping to escape to South America.“Trafalgar�, Charles Todd. Not the battle of Trafalgar, though that’s relevant, but set in 1920 and involving Inspector Rutledge investigating a murder in Cambridge the reasons for which go back a long way.“Dead of Winter�, Richard A. Lupof. fSet in New York in 1938/9 and involving the search for Nazi spies and missing papers.



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  • Engaging Characters
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    • Travel Reading

    Comments about The Mammoth Book of Historical Crime Fiction:

    For those of you like me, who like to read a chapter before turning off the light this is ideal - and you get a whole story! This collection's stories entail varied time zones and authors. A couple of stories are a bit longer, so if you must finish before lights out, you could be a bit late - as I was.For travelling it is thick but you could peel off the stories as you read them and leave them for some other traveller.

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    Ashley fills that canvas with consummate skill. * Guardian *

    ISBN: 9781849014359
    ISBN-10: 1849014353
    Series: Mammoth Books
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 480
    Published: 18th August 2011
    Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 13.3 x 20.0  x 3.1
    Weight (kg): 0.34
    Edition Number: 1