Ten Year Stretch Part 5: Ten Years of CrimeFest @CrimeFest @noexitpress

Today I am sharing the penultimate post in my round up of Ten Year Stretch, the anthology of short stories celebrating ten years of CrimeFest in Bristol and featuring some of the top crime writers of our time. My thanks to publishers No Exit for supplying me with this little gem. I’ve been lowing heading through the stories and seeing what all the different authors had to offer. Here’s what the book is all about.

TYSAbout the book

Twenty superb new crime stories have been commissioned specially to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Crimefest, described by The Guardian as ‘one of the fifty best festivals in the world’.

A star-studded international group of authors has come together in crime writing harmony to provide a killer cocktail for noir fans; salutary tales of gangster etiquette and pitfalls, clever takes on the locked-room genre, chilling wrong-footers from the deceptively peaceful suburbs, intriguing accounts of tables being turned on hapless private eyes, delicious slices of jet black nordic noir, culminating in a stunning example of bleak amorality from crime writing doyenne Maj Sjowall.

The foreword is by international bestselling thriller writer Peter James. The editors are Martin Edwards, responsible for many award-winning anthologies, and Adrian Muller, CrimeFest co-founder.

All Royalties are donated to the RNIB Talking Books Library.

The contributors to Ten Year Stretch are: Bill Beverly, Simon Brett, Lee Child, Ann Cleeves, Jeffery Deaver, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Peter Guttridge, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Mick Herron, Donna Moore, Caro Ramsay, Ian Rankin, James Sallis, Zoe Sharp, Yrsa Siguroardottir, Maj Sjowall, Michael Stanley and Andrew Taylor.

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The Old You by Louise Voss @LouiseVoss1 @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours

Today it is my great pleasure to be taking part in the tour for The Old You by Louise Voss on its paperback publication day. Happy publication day Louise. My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part and to publishers Orenda Books for providing an advance copy for review. I was very lucky to hear Louise Voss read from the book at the Orenda Roadshow earlier in the year so I have been anticipating the book for some time. Let’s see what it’s all about shall we?

toyAbout the Book

Nail-bitingly modern domestic noir
A tense, Hitchcockian psychological thriller
Louise Voss returns with her darkest, most chilling, novel yet…

Lynn Naismith gave up the job she loved when she married Ed, the love of her life, but it was worth it for the happy years they enjoyed together. Now, ten years on, Ed has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, and things start to happen; things more sinister than missing keys and lost words. As some memories are forgotten, others, long buried, begin to surface … and Lynn’s perfect world begins to crumble.

But is it Ed’s mind playing tricks, or hers…?

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