Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month.
Peter Florence & Mark Ellingham, editors/OXCRIMES
A milestone charity anthology curated for Oxfam, with an introduction by Ian Rankin, this collection gathers 27 brand new stories donated by the creme de la murderous creme of today's crime writing world and is being launched at Crimefest with many of its cast present. Featured in this prestigious volume (disclaimer, I'm also one of the suspects...) are John Harvey, George Pelecanos, Neil Gaiman, Alexander McCall Smith, Val McDermid, Stella Duffy, Anthony Horowitz, Denise Mina, Louise Welch, James Sallis, Adrian McKinty, Peter James, Mark Billingham, Peter Robinson, Fred Vargas, Christopher Fowler, Stuart Neville, Ann Cleeves, Walter Mosley, Yrsa Sigurdardottir and many others. Rarely has such a stellar assembly been gathered under the same covers, so unlimited thrills and devious schemes are guaranteed. So many of your favourite authors and a good cause: what is there not to like?
For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further GBP200,000 for Oxfam's work. OxCrimes is introduced by Ian Rankin and has been curated by Peter Florence, director of Hay Festival, where it will be launched in May. The stellar cast of contributors will include Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Val McDermid, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh and a host of other compelling suspects.
With previous books OxTravels™ and OxTales™ having raised over a quarter of a million pounds since their 2009 publication, Oxfam are hoping OxCrimes™ will raise even more, helping tackle poverty and suffering around the world. Visit Oxfam’s emergency Response pages to find out more about how you can help.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Praise for Ox-Tales:
'A fabulous insight into the literary landscape today Aesthetica An admirable and ingenious idea... There are many gems... This collection disproves claims that the short story is on its last legs. It is also a rare treat to be able to read literature that literally improves the world -- Sebastian Shakespeare, Tatler
Publication date: 15/05/2014
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
|Publication date:||15th May 2014|
|Author:||Peter Florence, Mark Ellingham, Ian Rankin|
|Publisher:||Profile Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
OxCrimes is introduced by Britain's greatest crime writer, Ian Rankin, and features pieces by Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, George Pelecanos, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh, Ann Cleeves, John Connolly, Stella Duffy, Christopher Fowler, Fred Vargas, Neil Gaiman, John Harvey, Maxim Jakubowski, Simon Lewis, Walter Mosley, Stuart Neville, Phil Rickman, Peter Robinson, James Sallis, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Martyn Waites and Anne Zouroudi with an afterword by Mark Goldring, Oxfam CEO.More About Peter Florence, Mark Ellingham, Ian Rankin