Mysterious Pleasures by Martin Edwards
A Celebration of the Crime Writers' Association 50th Anniversary

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Ever since its creation, the Crime Writers’ Association has championed the very best in murder and mystery. Now, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this esteemed organization, Mysterious Pleasures showcases the short stories of some of its most illustrious members. All the contributors are winners of the CWA’s prestigious Diamond or Gold Dagger Awards, or have served as chairman. These are tales that alternately tantalize, intrigue, shock, surprise, and thrill—a myriad of styles united only by genre and by the sheer quality of the writing.

About Martin Edwards

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The first of Martins eight novels, All the Lonely People, was nominated for the CWAs John Creasey Memorial Dagger and introduced lawyer Harry Devlin. Martin has also written a stand-alone, Take My Breath Away, and completed The Lazarus Widow by the late Bill Knox. His short stories are collected in Where Do You Find Your Ideas? and he has edited 14 anthologies. His ten non-fiction books include Urge to Kill, a study of homicide investigation. He has contributed many essays to reference books such as The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing. The author lives in Great Britain.
Published November 1, 2003 by Little, Brown Book Group. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Did you know that the much-prized Gold Dagger Award given out by the British Crime Writers' Association was known as the "Crossed Red Herring Award" when the group had its first luncheon in 1953?

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Sara Paretsky tells us of a village matron's visit At the Century of Progress with her nephew in 1933 in a non-VI Warshawski story, while Inspector Wexford misses an important clue in When the Wedding Was Over by Ruth Rendell.

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