FEATURING A BRAND-NEW JACK REACHER STORY! A collection of seventeen brand-new crime stories from bestselling authors Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, Stella Duffy, and more. Includes three stories longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards.
FEATURING A BRAND NEW JACK REACHER STORY
Open the files on an anthology of seventeen new crime stories to probe the brutal and complex hearts of criminals, and unravel the strangest of mysteries. Watch as a secretive group of intelligence community officers trace Jack Reacher through Heathrow in Lee Child's "Smile". In Mary Hoffman's "Fallen Woman", a journalist on the trail of a secretive drug lord gets caught up in the violent suicide of a young woman in Siena. And in Jeffery Deaver's "Connecting the Dots", detectives follow the trail of clues in the brutal killing of a homeless man, wherever it may lead... Invisible Blood is a gripping collection exploring the compulsions of the criminal mind.
SEVENTEEN STORIES FROM TODAY'S FINEST CRIME WRITERS
Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Denise Mina, R.J. Ellory, Christopher Fowler, Stella Duffy, Ken Bruen, Lauren Henderson, James Grady, Jason Starr, Mary Hoffman, Cathi Unsworth, Bill Beverly, Lavie Tidhar, Johana Gustawsson, A K Benedict, John Harvey
Though billed as a crime compendium, this wildly uneven anthology includes tales of love in a Paris bookshop (R.J. Ellory's "Borrowed Time") and revenge for breaching dating etiquette (Jason Starr's "The Ghost of Williamsburg"). On the major crime front, Lauren Henderson gives readers the clever, well-paced and topical "#MeToo." In "The Washing," set in Franco's Spain, Christopher Fowler builds a fascinating picture of a woman becoming aware of the dangers that await not only her neighbor but also herself. James Grady shows how a backyard party in a small town can lead to murder in "The Lifeguard." Set in Israel, Lavie Tidhar's atmospheric "The Bell" reveals how far a military-trained mother will go to protect her son. Fans of Jack Reacher will welcome Lee Child's "Smile." Jeffery Deaver's "Connecting the Dots" satisfies all the requirements of a crime story murder, good cops/bad cops, and surprising twists. The insanity defense will come in handy for most of the protagonists in the remaining stories. There's something for everyone in this volume, but it won't totally satisfy anyone.