Real life crimes, famous and forgotten, re-examined by leading crime writers A superb collection of brand new and original essays about famous and obscure real life crimes, Truly Criminal showcases a group of highly regarded, award-winning writers who all share a special passion for crime. Among these real-life crimes, famous and forgotten, are such notorious cases as Samuel Herbert Dougal, the Moat Farm murderer; George Joseph Smith, the Brides in the Bath killer; and Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, one of the most infamous killers in British history. Featuring a dazzling list of contributors, including leading crime novelists Peter Lovesey, Andrew Taylor, and Catherine Aird, as well as 2013 CWA Crime Non-Fiction Dagger winner Paul French; a bonus essay by the late great Margery Allingham about the controversial William Herbert Wallace case has also been rediscovered. With a foreword by international bestselling writer Peter James, this collection will thrill lovers of true-crime writing.
About the Author
Martin Edwards is an award-winning crime writer whose Lake District Mystery series includes The Coffin Trail, which was shortlisted for the Theakston's prize for best British crime novel, and The Arsenic Labyrinth. He has written 10 novels and eight nonfiction books. He won the CWA Short Story Dagger in 2008, has edited 21 anthologies, annd has published eight nonfiction books. He is Archivist of the Detection Club and the Crime Writers' Association. Peter James is an international bestselling crime thriller novelist, who has been published in 36 languages. He was Chair of the CWA from 2011-2013.