Crimewave 11: Ghosts
Eleventh of the roughly biennial collection of short crime fiction stories. Its 14 stories include Nina Allan's first ever crime story.
Quoting reviewer Gayle Surrette's verdict in Gumshoe "... read through the stories for each is a gem of tight writing and will pull you into a world you'll pray you'll never enter in any other way but via fiction." www.gumshoereview.com/php/Review-id.php?id=2628 More
Editor Andy Cox takes a unique approach to the genre, Crimewave features 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.
In Crimewave 11: Ghosts:
Plainview Part One: The Shoe Store by Dave Hoing
Wilkolak by Nina Allan
The Conspirators by Christopher Fowler
Who's Gonna Miss You When You're Gone? by Mikal Trimm
Holderhaven by Richard Butner
Eleven Eleven by Cheryl Wood Ruggiero
Where the Bodies Are by Ilsa J. Bick
Neighborhood Watch by Cody Goodfellow
K Love by O'Neil De Noux
Living Arrangement by Steve Rasnic Tem
4am, When the Walls are Thinnest by Alison J. Littlewood
The Hostess by Joel Lane
We Are Two Lions by Luke Sholer
Plainview Part Two: The Blood Cools by Dave Hoing
A longer quote from reviewer Gayle Surrette's verdict in Gumshoe " As to the ghosts, some of the ghosts are those of regret and memory while some may actually be ghosts seeking revenge, redemption, retribution, or absolution. It's up to the reader to decide just how each story relates to the issue's theme. Keep the lights and read through the stories for each is a gem of tight writing and will pull you into a world you'll pray you'll never enter in any other way but via fiction."
Crimewave has published stories by Molly Brown, Tom Piccirilli, Ian Rankin, Michael Z. Lewin, Martin Edwards, Mike O'Driscoll, Steve Rasnic Tem, Antony Mann, Shelley Costa, Michel Faber, Christopher Fowler, Sean Doolittle, Ceri Jordan, Marion Arnott, Chaz Brenchley, Brian Hodge, Susan Sonde, Scott Nicholson, Susan Fry, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Stephen Volk, Joel Lane, Michelle Scalise, Joe Hill, Muriel Gray, James Sallis, John Grant, John Shirley, Gary W. Shockley, Mick Scully, and many others.