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The Perfect Crime

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What to expect

Around the world in 22 murders…

MURDER

BLACKMAIL

REVENGE

From Lagos to Mexico City, Australia to the Caribbean, Toronto to Los Angeles, Darjeeling to rural New Zealand, London to New York – twenty-two bestselling crime writers from diverse cultures come together from across the world in a razor sharp and deliciously sinister collection of crime stories.

Featuring Oyinkan Braithwaite, Abir Mukherjee, S.A. Cosby, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, J.P. Pomare, Sheena Kamal, Vaseem Khan, Sulari Gentill, Nelson George, Rachel Howzell Hall, John Vercher, Sanjida Kay, Amer Anwar, Henry Chang, Nadine Matheson, Mike Phillips, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Felicia Yap, Thomas King, Imran Mahmood, David Heska Wanbli Weiden and Walter Mosley.

‘An absolute delight! The Perfect Crime is the most original, and captivating, short fiction anthology to come along in ages… this book is a one-sitting read.’ JEFFERY DEAVER, author of The Bone Collector and The Midnight Lock

‘A collection of crime writers from diverse cultural backgrounds, united by the quality of their compelling stories. A hugely welcome and long-overdue anthology’ MARK BILLINGHAM, no. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Critics Review

  • ‘An absolute delight! The Perfect Crime is the most original, and captivating, short fiction anthology to come along in ages. The diversity of voice, of setting, of sensibility, of approach to storytelling is wondrous! I don’t usually say this about compilations, but this book is a one-sitting read.’
    JEFFERY DEAVER, bestseller author of The Midnight Lock

    ‘Huge talent, wide horizons, endless fascination – this is the best collection I have seen for ages … maybe ever’
    LEE CHILD, bestselling author of Better off Dead

    ‘This is a wonderful collection of short stories from some of the best crime writers working today.’ STEVE CAVANAGH, no. 1 bestselling author of Thirteen

    ‘A stunning collection of highly original short stories.’ M.W. CRAVEN, bestselling author of Dead Ground

    The Perfect Crime is a nicely curated and wide-ranging collection which brings together a perfect blend of established stars such as Walter Mosley and Mike Phillips and exciting new voices’
    MARTIN EDWARDS

    ‘A collection of crime writers from diverse cultural backgrounds, united by the quality of their compelling stories. A hugely welcome and long-overdue anthology.’
    MARK BILLINGHAM, no. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

    ‘The fact that The Perfect Crime is edited by two luminaries of the crime scene (one a newish star and one a respected veteran) has made for an irresistible collection of short fiction. Vaseem Khan and Maxim Jakubowski have assembled 22 bestselling crime writers from diverse cultures around the world, taking readers to every point of the compass in exploring the criminous side of human nature. Sheer pleasure.’ Financial Times

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