The Crime Readers' Association

Many Deadly Returns by the Murder Squad

29th October 2021

It’s 21 years since Murder Squad, a group of award-winning crime and mystery writers, was formed and they have written a new anthology of short stories to celebrate the occasion with a bang.

Murder Squad member Kate Ellis says: ‘In this criminally good collection (edited by Martin Edwards with a foreword by Murder Squad’s founder,  Margaret Murphy) a dawn swim turns deadly in a brand new short story starring DCI Vera Stanhope . . . Two bored cell-mates play a game with chilling results . . . A hen night in an isolated cottage brings new meaning to ‘I will survive’ . . .  A train traveller teaches a valuable lesson in reading labels . . .  A day at the seaside turns stormy for a woman who doesn’t care for foreigners . . .  A wealthy retiree makes a new friend who connects her to the Other Side . . .  and much much more.’

Short, sharp and packed with twists, these 21 unputdownable tales showcase Murder Squad’s range and talent throughout the years. So why not treat yourself to a slice of murderously moreish fiction, and join us in wishing the squad ‘Many Deadly Returns‘.

With stories by Ann Cleeves, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Margaret Murphy, Chris Simms and Cath Staincliffe, as well as John Baker, Chaz Brenchley and Stuart Pawson.

Pop along to Kate‘s author profile to find the book link.

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