Short Story Wednesday – Best Eaten Cold part 2

Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories: A Murder Squad Anthology, First published by The History Press UK. This ebook edition first published in 2011

The Blurb:
Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories showcases a group of highly regarded, award-winning crime writers who all share a special passion for crime, which is reflected in this superb volume. Funny and sad, atmospheric and dark, ingenious and frightening, each of the thirteen stories in this collection will thrill lovers of crime fiction.

I haven’t been reading much, with baseball, football and staring out the window and all, but I’ve read the next three stories (in red) and liked them. This is a good anthology so far. I’ll probably finish it next week.


  • Introduction by Martin Edwards
  • “The Habit of Silence” by Ann Cleeves
  • “The People Outside” by Martin Edwards
  • “Boom!” by Cath Staincliffe
  • “The Message” by Margaret Murphy
  • “Best Eaten Cold” by Stuart Pawson
  • “Basic Skills” by Ann Cleeves
  • “Laptop” by Cath Staincliffe
  • “Act of Contrition” by Margaret Murphy
  • “The Case of the Musical Butler” by Martin Edwards
  • “Mud” by Ann Cleeves
  • “Riviera” by Cath Staincliffe
  • “Sprouts” by Stuart Pawson
  • “InDex” by Martin Edwards

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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6 Responses to Short Story Wednesday – Best Eaten Cold part 2

  1. tracybham says:

    I have got to check out my copy of this soon. Maybe in November or December.

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I finished this last week. Good group. I agree with you that the first Ann Cleeves story (the Vera) is probably the best story – “The Habit of Silence.” Of the ones you haven’t read yet, the Edwards and Cleeves are good ones. The last two are very short.

  3. 1412064gk says:

    I have this on order, but it must be stuck on one of those container ships!

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