The Penguin Book of New American Crime Writing edited by Scott Turow
These fifteen stories of blackmail and seduction, murder and eerie mystery, illustrate the fine line between innocence and guilt.
In 'Knives At Midnight', a female private investigator calls up an ancient statute to deal with today's scum; in 'Beat Routine', a seasoned cop looks for a bit of old-fashioned respect; a sassy scriptwriter finds her writer's block alleviated by jury service in 'Real Life'; and in 'For The Good Of The Firm', an up-and-coming lawyer makes good use of office equipment to seal the fate of a meddling colleague.
From New York to San Diego, this collection tells the stories - with unexpected twists of humour and tragedy - of the perpetrators, victims and solvers of crime.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 1997
- 109 x 179mm