Crimes of Practice : the Official CWA AnthologyLarge Print - 2009
Picking up the primary scent of any investigation, this anthology of wicked tales paints a chilling portrait of "modus operandi"--the signature that identifies any repeat offender. In this collection of villainous narratives, a coroner reveals a body's telltale clues to his students as he unwittingly dissects his own relationship, a broken-down driver turns his roadside routine into a quite different type of pick-up, and two creative-writing tutors discuss the merits of "hard-boiled" versus "cozy" schools of crime writing while a murderous student points out that it's really procedure that counts. From the ex-doctor tenderly administering a final prescription to his victims to the party of finishing school debutantes exacting revenge on their lecherous host, these stories demonstrate that, even with the most despicable of crimes, there is always methodology within the madness.
Publisher: Bath, [England] : Chivers, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
Branch Call Number: LP FIC MO
Characteristics: xi, 319 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Modus operandi, crimes of practice