The Perfect Crime

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Pub Date 13 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 22 Nov 2022
Harper 360, HarperCollins

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Around the world in 22 murders…MURDERBLACKMAILREVENGE

From Lagos to Mexico City, Australia to the Caribbean, Toronto to Los Angeles, Darjeeling to rural New Zealand, London to New York – twenty-two bestselling crime writers from diverse cultures come together from across the world in a razor sharp and deliciously sinister collection of crime stories.

Featuring Oyinkan Braithwaite, Abir Mukherjee, S.A. Cosby, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, J.P. Pomare, Sheena Kamal, Vaseem Khan, Sulari Gentill, Nelson George, Rachel Howzell Hall, John Vercher, Sanjida Kay, Amer Anwar, Henry Chang, Nadine Matheson, Mike Phillips, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Felicia Yap, Thomas King, Imran Mahmood, David Heska Wanbli Weiden and Walter Mosley.

‘An absolute delight! The Perfect Crime is the most original, and captivating, short fiction anthology to come along in ages… this book is a one-sitting read.’ JEFFERY DEAVER, author of The Bone Collector and The Midnight Lock

‘A collection of crime writers from diverse cultural backgrounds, united by the quality of their compelling stories. A hugely welcome and long-overdue anthology’ MARK BILLINGHAM, no. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Around the world in 22 murders…MURDERBLACKMAILREVENGE

From Lagos to Mexico City, Australia to the Caribbean, Toronto to Los Angeles, Darjeeling to rural New Zealand, London to New York – twenty-two...

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A very enjoyable collection of crime stories. A crime anthology is fairly rare, so this was a nice surprise and a solid set of stories. Recommended for anthology and crime fans.

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I love mysteries and though I'm wary of short story anthologies (they're often a mixed bag) I was pleasantly surprised by the collection of stories in The Perfect Crime.

Great diversity of characters, interesting plots, some of them are darkly comedic or just plain dark; others are wickedly vengeful and deliver a comeuppance readers would appreciate.

I'd highly recommend this to any mystery and/or crime thriller lover!

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What a perfect collection of short stories. Most are twisted. Others funny. All written by brilliant authors who are not yet household names. I wanted to read it because it has a story by Silvia Moreno Garcia, whom I’ve followed for years and consider one of the best writers alive today. Her entry here, “The Land of Milk and Honey” did not disappoint. I also enjoyed the stories by other authors I already knew, like Rachel Howzell Hall, Oyinkan Braithwaite or the very well known Walter Mosley. I also got to discover writers that I had never read before. “Either Way I Lose,” by John Vercher is specially brilliant, and brutal. The problem with collections is that you get a mixed bag. This is not the case here, every single story is fantastic. I was also worried that this would be a woke “everybody is racist” volume, but the stories are not trying to prove a point, they are just great tales from really talented writers that may have not been given a chance before. I will be adding their novels to my reading material in the future.
I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thank you, #NetGalley/#Harper 360, HarperCollins!

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I really enjoyed this. The stories provided good detail and evidence. I feel like I learned a lot And have a better understanding of true crime, if that makes sense. Highly recommend.

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This is a great collection of stories by authors, some of which I have been familiar and others which were new to me but I will be following going forward. As with all collections of short stories some are better than others but overall the whole collection was a good read.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my review.

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Great collection by some pretty cool authors. Some of these authors I will be following for sure.

I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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A really great collection that focuses on more than murder and comes at the detective story from all different sides.

Thanks to NetGalley for a free ARC.

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Such a great idea for a book! Loved each author’s take on a perfect crime. I’m buying a physical copy of this book to have in my home. Thank you for a great ARC!

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This is an excellent collection of tense thriller medium paced crime fiction. This anthology was able to introduce me to a number of new authors to fill my bookshelf with. I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All of these opinions are my own. #ThePerfectCrime #NetGalley

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Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

This anthology has engaging thrillers and was excellent to read

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What a unique collection of stories! Featuring some great authors including one of my personal favorites - SA Cosby - this collection features some really interesting crime stories that left me wanting more! A great book to read straight through and enjoy as a whole or, if short on time, can read one story a week and still really enjoy each story as a standalone crime story. Inventive and interesting, would love to see more collections like this!

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This is a spectacular and very diverse collection of mystery/crime stories. There's honestly something for every reader:
- Familiar names
- New voices
- Detectives
- Antiheroes
- Fantasy
- Grit
- Emotional stories
- Longer pieces
This is a really well-curated collection, so whatever your taste, you will find something here.

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This book is perfect for crime lovers. Featuring "villains" from all over, probably many that you have not heard of before. This is a unique book because it educates you in a. fun and sinister way on what crimes have taken place across the world.

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