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Anthologies


Echoes of Sherlock Holmes
(2016)

Echoes of Sherlock Holmes

Edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

More than a dozen mystery, fantasy and science fiction authors contributed to this collection of stories inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional characters. My contribution, "Holmes on the Range: A Story of the Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository," originally appeared in Night Music: Nocturnes Volume 2.

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Trouble Is Our Business
(2016)

Trouble is our Business

Edited by Declan Burke

This collection of stories from 24 Irish authors showcases the full range of Irish crime fiction today: from police procedurals to psychological thrillers, from domestic noir to historical crime, with room for the supernatural, the futuristic, and the macabre. It marks the first publication of "The Evenings with Evans," written specifically for this volume.

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Oxcrimes
(2014)

OxCrimes

Edited by Peter Florence

Twenty-seven crime writers contributed stories to this collection in support of Oxfam. It marks the first publication of "The Children of Dr. Lyall," which also appears in Night Music: Nocturnes 2.

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Inherit the Dead
(2013)

Inherit the Dead

Edited by Jonathan Santlofer

Twenty authors collaborated on this serial novel to benefit Safe Horizon, America's largest provider of services for domestic violence victims. It's the story of New York private investigator Pericles Christo, hired to find a missing heiress. My contribution is Chapter 9, between chapters by Alafair Burke and James Grady.

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A Carnivale of Horror
(2012)

A Carnival of Horror

Edited by Marie O'Regan and Paul Kane

This anthology of circus-based horror stories is a coulrophobe's nightmare, and includes "Some Children Wander by Mistake," a story that originally appeared in Nocturnes. It's in very good company here with stories by Ray Bradbury, Joe Hill, and Charles Finney, among others.

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Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century
(2011)

Down These Green Streets

Edited by Declan Burke

This anthology of essays by and about Irish crime writers begins with an essay by me entitled "No Blacks, No Dogs, No Crime Writers: Ireland and the Mystery Genre." Other contributors include Jane Casey, Paul Charles, Declan Hughes, and Arlene Hunt.

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Cinema Futura
(2010)

Cinema Futura

Edited by Mark Morris

This celebration of science fiction and fantasy films includes my essay on the 1958 classic The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, as well as Joe Lansdale on Invaders of Mars, Christopher Priest on La Jetée, and more. The definition of "science fiction" here is a broad one, embracing time travel, parallel universes and metafiction.

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The New Dead
(2010)

The New Dead

Edited by Christopher Golden

This marks new territory for me, as it's an anthology of zombie fiction. My story, "Lazarus", opens the collection, and I'm keeping good company as the other contributors include David Liss, Joe Hill, Max Brooks, and Joe Landsale, among others. It's due to be published in February 2010 by St Martin's in the US, and Piatkus in the UK.

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From the Republic of Conscience:
Stories Inspired By The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

(2010)

The Republic of Conscience

Published by Liberties Press

The story "On The Anatomisation of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier" is anthologised for the first time in this collection, proceeds from which benefit Amnesty International. Given that it includes contributions from writers as varied as Seamus Heaney, Neil jordan, Eoin Colfer, Anne Enright, and Roddy Doyle, it represents the cream of Irish writers (and me), and by buying it you're contributing to a great cause. The book is available direct from www.libertiespress.com, as well as bookstores. Incidentally, my story is one of a number that will be accompanied by a specially commissioned illustration, in this case from the Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick, a source of particular pleasure to me as Jim designed the cover for Thin Lizzy's 1976 album, Johnny the Fox, still probably the most beautiful Irish album cover ever, and one that's framed on my bathroom wall. You can see the illustration below, and Jim's website, which is incredibly comprehensive and well worth visiting, is www.jimfitzpatrick.com.

The Anatomisation of an
Unknown Man
'The Anatomisation of an Unknown Man' (1637) by Frans Meir.

Artwork title: Etching by Frans Meir, pupil of Rembrandt, of his lost painting 'The Anatomisation of an Unknown Man'.

Collection: Whulfsonian Foundation, Miami, USA.

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The Lineup: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers
Tell The Inside Story Of Their Greatest Detectives

(2009)

The Lineup

Edited by Otto Penzler

Published by Little Brown in the US, this anthology contains contributions from 22 mystery writers on how their most famous characters came into being, including Michael Connelly on Harry Bosch, Lee Child on Jack Reacher, David Morrell on John Rambo, Colin Dexter on Inspector Morse, Laura Lippman on Tess Monaghan, Ian Rankin on John Rebus, and Alexander McCall Smith on Precious Ramotswe. I've contributed an essay that deals with Charlie Parker, but also covers the slow development of Irish crime writing, and the collision between the rational and the supernatural in my books. It's a lovely anthology for mystery fans.

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Dark Delicacies III: Haunted
(2009)

Dark Delicacies

Edited by Del Howison and Jeff Gelb

Dark Delicacies III, which has just been published, contains a story by me entitled "A Haunting", the first time this story has appeared in print. The book also includes tales by Chuck Palahniuk, Heather Graham, David Morrell and Mick Garris. I know that some copies were signed by a number of the contributors at the Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, California, where I'll be signing in October, so collectors might want to see if any are still available.

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Moments
(2005)

Moments

Edited by Ciara Considine

This collection of fiction by Irish women was published as a fundraiser for tsunami relief; the editor, Ciara Considine, asked me to contribute a story, perhaps to see whether anyone would spot the impostor. "The Cycle" was published under the pen name of Laura Froom (the protagonist of "Miss Froom, Vampire"), and both "The Cycle" and "Miss Froom, Vampire" are included in Nocturnes.



Dangerous Women
(2005)

Dangerous Women

Edited by Otto Penzler

Dangerous Women is a new anthology by mystery maven Otto Penzler, who has gathered 17 stories from top writers for an all-original suspense anthology with results that are about the same as if a master chocolatier had assembled a new sampler box: everything of high quality but with enough variety to appeal to all tastes. All the contributors are true to their own very familiar voices.

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Like a Charm
(2004)

Like a Charm

Edited by Karin Slaughter

Desire leaves a man destroyed... a young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden... jealousy drives a woman insane... ambition leads to a curious exchange... an uncanny likeness changes two lives forever... the hand of fate lies buried in the past... From nineteenth-century Georgia, where the bracelet is forged in fire, to wartime Leeds, the seedy underside of London's Soho, a Manhattan taxi, the frozen cliffs of Nova Scotia and back to Georgia, each writer weaves a gripping story of murder, betrayal and intrigue.

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