Many Deadly Returns
by Martin Edwards

Murder Squad, a group of award-winning crime and mystery writers, celebrate their twenty-first birthday with a bang in this criminally good collection of short stories.

A dawn swim turns deadly in a brand-new short story starring DCI Vera Stanhope . . . Two bored cell-mates play a game with chilling results . . . A hen night in an isolated cottage brings new meaning to ‘I will survive’ . . . A train traveller teaches a valuable lesson in reading labels . . . A day at the seaside turns stormy for a woman who doesn’t care for foreigners . . . A wealthy retiree makes a new friend who connects her to the Other Side . . . and much much more.

Short, sharp and packed with twists, these 21 unputdownable tales showcase Murder Squad’s range and talent throughout the years. So why not treat yourself to a slice of murderously moreish fiction, and join us in wishing the squad ‘Many Deadly Returns’.

With stories by Ann Cleeves, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Margaret Murphy, Chris Simms and Cath Staincliffe, as well as John Baker, Chaz Brenchley and Stuart Pawson.


“The fourth anthology from Britain’s Murder Squad. . .showcases the group’s talents for short fiction with a bite”

Publishers Weekly

“Best feature: the sharply characteristic voices that emerge from all these tales”

Kirkus Reviews

“Top-notch talent … Entertaining”

Publishers Weekly on Ten Year Stretch

“An entertaining buffet for mystery fans”

Publishers Weekly on Mystery Tour

“[An] unusual and effective anthology”

Publishers Weekly on The Starlings and Other Stories

“A variety of intriguing, darkly funny, suspenseful, surprising and shocking tales”

Booklist on Guilty Parties

“An excellent collection–every one of the stories is a treat to read–and a fine introduction to British crime fiction”

Booklist on Deadly Pleasures

“Fans of British crime fiction will find a lot to like”

Publishers Weekly on Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories

Martin Edwards

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Many Deadly Returns by Martin Edwards is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278909312nd November 2021147 X 225mm240$28.99
Hardback978072789093126th August 2021147 X 225mm240£20.99
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