Monday, 28 November 2011

Guilty Consciences



The arrival of my author copy a few days ago reminded me that I ought to post on the subject of my latest publication - a short story entitled “Conned” in the new Crime Writers’ Association anthology “Guilty Consciences”.

The CWA anthologies have been an annual event for a few years now and this one, like the last, is edited by Martin Edwards, who writes two excellent crime series, one set in Liverpool and one in the Lake District. This year’s stories include (other than mine) contributions by Robert Barnard, Ann Cleeves, HRF Keating, Peter James, Jane Finnis and by Martin himself.

Martin very generously described me in the introduction as being amongst “the most gifted members of the new generation of crime writers”. It is of course always an honour to be invited to contribute to the anthology and to join the very distinguished list of those who have had stories included in the past.

The cover has the names of the contributors in the shape of a dagger. I, it transpires, am the sharp bit at the end, which I also rather like.

The anthology is available at bookshops and on Amazon

8 comments:

mohamed ali said...

I love to hear from an author that he/she is being treated as someone important. This gives hope to other authors.

Ann Weisgarber said...

Len, congratulations! You earned that sharp spot on the dagger.

I just ordered my copy. It'll be the perfect read to balance the constant jingle of Christmas bells.

Aliya Whiteley said...

Love the cover! Looks good.

Frances Garrood said...

Super cover - good luck with it, Len!

Len Tyler said...

Thanks, Mohmamed, Ann, Aliya and Frances for your good wishes. And thank you Ann for buying it! I really hope you enjoy it.

Ann Weisgarber said...

Len, I'm looking forward to reading it. Short stories work well during the holiday frenzy. But guess what? The arrival date is December 20. That is one slow boat.

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Eliza Graham said...

Justified praise, indeed, Len. It looks great.