In a Word: Murder – Stories in Memory of Maxine Clarke

In A Word: Murder – Stories In Memory of Maxine Clarke edited by Margot Kinberg, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 2014) – ebook, 128 pages

from the Introduction:
“Maxine Clarke, to whose memory these stories are dedicated, was a true friend to the crime fiction community. She encouraged those of us who write crime stories, and always welcomed new authors and new readers of crime fiction. She was an expert in the genre, and her blog and reviews were a source of new ideas and inspiration for many. She also moderated an online crime fiction group that brought together crime fiction readers and authors from all over the world. She is sorely missed. This collection of stories pays tribute to Maxine’s interest in crime fiction and her professional skill as an editor and blogger. All of the stories focus on crime in the writing, reviewing, editing, publishing and blogging world. That leaves open a fairly broad range of possibilities for stories, so you’ll find a variety of takes on the theme here.”

My Take:
I enjoyed this anthology quite a lot. Lots of good writing here!


Introduction by Margot Kinberg
The Agency by Pamela Griffiths
The Story by Paula K. Randall
The Million Seller by Margot Kinberg
Hollywood Coverup by Jane Risdon
A Beach Report From Myrtle Clover by Elizabeth S. Craig
La Lotte by Sarah Ward
The In-Box by Margot Kinberg
The Killing of Captain Hastings by Martin Edwards
Dreamer by Jane Risdon

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6 Responses to In a Word: Murder – Stories in Memory of Maxine Clarke

  1. Thanks very much for highlighting this anthology! We all had a great time creating the stories, and I’m so glad you enjoyed them! And it’s all for a great cause, too.

  2. tracybham says:

    Margot, I have this anthology and I haven’t read all the stories in it yet. Thanks for the reminder. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the stories.

  3. tracybham says:

    Sorry, Rick, that comment was for you but I was thinking about Margot.

  4. 1412064gk says:

    I’ll have to check this anthology out. Sounds good!

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Sounds interesting, but not on Amazon on the library. The most intriguing title is the Martin Edwards.

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