Paperback | 224 pages | 200 x 150mm
Publication September 2015 | ISBN 9781909823747
The Starlings & Other Stories is a collection of twelve short stories written by Murder Squad and their six accomplices.
Ann Cleeves is the author of the Vera Stanhope novels, dramatized by ITV in the TV series Vera. She is also the author of the Shetland Isles series adapted by the BBC into the TV series Shetland.
Martin Edwards is the author of The Golden Age of Murder and eighteen crime novels including seven Lake District Mysteries
Cath Staincliffe is the author of Half the World Away and creator of the Blue Murder series. She also writes the Scott and Bailey Books.
Chris Simms is the author of a Manchester-based detective series starring DI Spicer and has been nominated for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year.
Kate Ellis is best known for her Devon-based series combining past and present crimes featuring archaeology graduate, DI Wesley Peterson.
Margaret Murphy is a Short Story Dagger winner with nine psychological thrillers and two forensic thrillers published.
Valerie Laws is a crime novelist, poet, playwright, and creator of science poetry installations.
Helena Edwards is a new author whose short story 'If Anything Happens to Me' was recently published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Mary Sharratt was winner of the 2013 Nautilus Gold Award. Her novels include Daughter of the Witching Hill and The Vanishing Point.
Jim Kelly was first published by Penguin in 2001 with the first of his Philip Dryden mysteries, The Water Clock. He is currently writing a new series for Penguin.
Christine Poulson is the author of the Cassandra James series of crime novels set in Cambridge.
Toby Forward is the author of over twenty books for adults, young people and children including the Carnegie Medal nominated Dragonborn.
Twelve pictures, twelve tales of crime and mystery. Written by Murder Squad and their accomplices, these page-turning short stories open up a world of intrigue, suspense and fear. With contributions from celebrated crime writers including Ann Cleeves, Cath Staincliffe and Martin Edwards, each tale has been inspired by the atmospheric and evocative work of Pembrokeshire-based photographer David Wilson.
The stories, all illustrated with the images that inspired their authors, include modern day love and betrayal, historical murder mysteries, and crime in the Welsh countryside.
Murder Squad and Accomplices are:
Ann Cleeves & Valerie Laws
Martin Edwards & Helena Edwards
Cath Staincliffe & Mary Sharratt
Chris Simms & Jim Kelly
Kate Ellis & Christine Poulson
Margaret Murphy & Toby Forward
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