Crimewave 10 by Andy Cox Editor
Now You See Me (Crimewave Short Story Collections)

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This short book contains both brutality and moments of real grace and beauty, rewarding the reader who didn’t open it just to find out who killed whom.
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Crimewave is an approximately biennial collection of crime and mystery stories edited by Andy Cox and published by TTA Press. It takes a unique approach to the genre and contains the kind of crime and mystery fiction you just don't find anywhere else. It picks up nothing but rave reviews. Ian Rankin calls it "A must-have collection of the hottest crime stories around." Some of its stories have won prestigious awards such as the CWA Dagger and many of them have earned reprints in Year's Best anthologies of various genres.

This tenth in the series has 12 stories and was 160 pages of gorgeous Demy paperback in print. As e book it still has cover art by David Gentry and possibly the shortest crime story ever by Steve Rasnic Tem plus stories by Joel Lane, Mick Scully, Lisa Morton, Murray Shelmerdine, Simon Avery, Nicholas Stephen Proctor, Alex Irvine, Charlie Williams, Darren Speegle, Kay Sexton and Daniel Kaysen.

Gayle Surrette’s review on Gumshoe (www.gumshoereview.com/php/Review-id.php?id=1439) concluded “Give Crimewave a try if you want something different that pushes the envelope.”

A longer quote from reviewer Gayle Surrette's verdict in Gumshoe; “An excellent issue, though I wouldn't say the stories are typical mysteries or even crime fiction. What they are, are stories of people who are broken in one way or another -- and how they fit into society, whether it's the larger society of the world or their small piece of it. Lots of variety in the stories and many that make you think after you read it, about life, love, ego and altruism.”

Contents
2PM: THE REAL ESTATE AGENT ARRIVES by Steve Rasnic Tem
EVEN THE PAWN by Joel Lane
LAST MAN by Mick Scully
UNLUCKY by Lisa Morton
APPEARANCES by Murray Shelmerdine
101 WAYS TO LEAVE PARIS by Simon Avery
PEOPLE IN HELL WANT ICE & WATER by Nicholas Stephen Proctor
BLACK LAGOON by Alex Irvine
YOUR PLACE IS IN THE SHADOWS by Charlie Williams
SAUDADE by Darren Speegle
THE MONTGOLFIER ASSIGNMENT by Kay Sexton
THE OPENING by Daniel Kaysen
 

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Published September 15, 2008 by TTA Press. 200 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Naben Ruthnum on Nov 28 2015

This short book contains both brutality and moments of real grace and beauty, rewarding the reader who didn’t open it just to find out who killed whom.

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