I.D.: Crimes of Identity
Edited by Martin Edwards
Featuring Carla Banks, Robert Barnard, Tonino Benacquista, Natasha Cooper, Mat Coward, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Yvonne Eve Walus, Paul A. Freeman, Edward D. Hoch, Michael Jecks, Bill Kirton, Peter Lovesey, Stuart Pawson, Christine Poulson, Zoe Sharp & Frank Tallis
A woman contemplating suicide on Beachy Head finds a bench dedicated to the memory of herself.
An art lover in Venice conducts a spree of mutilations as a response to the Surrealist Movement.
At Heathrow Airport, armed police take up positions to apprehend the wrong man...
The latest showcase of shorts from the CWA celebrates the ‘who’
in the whodunnit, the psyche behind the psychological profile. Husbands
lead double lives, psychologists confuse perpetrators with ex-partners,
neighbours reassess the people they thought they knew. It seems if
there’s one thing you can’t classify or slap an ID card on, it’s the id.
The collection includes stories by two recipients of the Crime
Writers’ Association ‘Diamond Dagger’ lifetime achievement award (Peter
Lovesey and Robert Barnard), and an American Grand Master awardee
(Edward D Hoch, who has published more crime short stories than anyone
"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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- 28 Jul 2006