20 November 2013

Review: IN A WORD: MURDER, Margot Kinberg (editor)

  • Format: Kindle (Amazon)
  • File Size: 3510 KB
  • Print Length: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Margot Kinberg (November 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GFXNZYE
Dedication

This book is dedicated to the memory of Maxine Clarke and proceeds from sales will go in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice, which cares for people with cancer and other illnesses living in a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. 

Maxine, who died after a long battle with cancer in December 2012, had a huge impact on crime fiction blogging as an editor, blogger, and mentor. She is remembered through the blog Petrona Remembered and also through an annual Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime fiction translated into English.

The inaugural Petrona Award, announced at CrimeFest 2013, went to LAST WILL by Lisa Marklund.

See the list of "eligibles" for 2014.

About the collection
This collection of stories edited by Margot Kinberg pays tribute to Maxine’s interest in crime fiction and her professional skill as an editor and blogger. All of the stories focus on crime in the writing, reviewing, editing, publishing and blogging world. That leaves open a fairly broad range of possibilities for stories, so you’ll find a variety of takes on the theme here.

Table of Contents

Introduction ……………………..  Margot Kinberg  
The Agency ……………………..  Pamela Griffiths  
The Story…………………………. Paula K. Randall  
The Million Seller………………..   Margot Kinberg  
Hollywood Coverup……………..   Jane Risdon  
A Beach Report From Myrtle Clover…………….. Elizabeth S. Craig
La Lotte .…………..................... Sarah Ward  
The In-Box………………………  Margot Kinberg  
The Killing of Captain Hastings…   Martin Edwards  
Dreamer …………………………  Jane Risdon

My Take

Many thanks to Margot Kinberg for putting this collection of short stories together. I thoroughly enjoyed them all, particularly Elizabeth Craig's Miss Marple spoof A Beach Report From Myrtle Clover. For me the cleverest was The Killing of Captain Hastings by  Martin Edward. Well done folks!

My rating: 4.3

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2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Thanks very much. So glad you enjoyed this. :-)

janerisdon said...

Thanks you so much for reading and reviewing In A Word: Murder. I have only just found this. Really appreciated. :)

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