M.O.

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Various Authors

Synopsis

ROBERT BARNARD - MARTYN BEDFORD - ANN CLEEVES - BERNIE CROSTHWAITE - CAROL ANNE DAVIS - MARTIN EDWARDS - JÜRGEN EHLERS - KATE ELLIS - LIZ EVANS - PAUL A FREEMAN - JIM GREGSON - MICK HERRON - SARAH HILARY - ANDRE MAROIS - AMY MYERS - CHRISTINE POULSON - KARLINE SMITH - DOUGLAS STEWART - YVONNE EVE WALUS

A coroner reveals a body’s tell-tale clues to his students, as he unwittingly dissects his own relationship . . .

A breakdown driver turns his roadside routine into a quite different type of pick-up . . .

Two creative writing tutors discuss the merits of ‘hardboiled’ versus ‘cosy’ schools of crime writing, while a murderous student points out that it’s really procedure that counts . . .

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, to 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.

Reviews

Praise for I.D., the previous title in this series:

"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, Jan 08 Read review.

"There isn't one dud. What's most fun is the inventive ways the contributors have responded to the theme."
- The Observer, 24 Sep 06 Read review.

"A sharp and imaginative anthology... they're onto a winner."
- Sharon Wheeler, Reviewing the Evidence, Oct 06 Read review.


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Details
ISBN 978 190558312
Publisher Comma Press
Genre Short Fiction

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