1st CULPRIT, 2nd CULPRIT, 3rd CULPRIT

The CULPRIT books were never meant simply to be anthologies of short crime fiction. My co-editors (Michael Z. Lewin and, for 3rd, Peter Lovesey) and I wanted them to contain a whole range of material.

Of course there's fiction - we were given stories by some of the best writers in the business. Well, I say "given" but the truth was often that we begged, wheedled and traded in order to get stories. But there are also cartoons, puzzles and non- fiction.

Selected Works

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All Birdie Walker wants is some justice for her husband, Jack. But since Jack was a rock star and the justice has to come from the music business, Birdie absolutely has to take some extreme measures.Click on the title for more information.
Short stories
All my short stories up to 2003 are in this collection. It includes two written specially. Click on the title for a bit about how I came to write short stories and more information.
The Anna Lee series
I wrote six novels about Anna Lee. Click on the titles for more information.
The Eva Wylie series
Professional wrestler Eva Wylie appeared in three novels in the '90s. Click on the titles for more information.
The other stand-alone novel...
This novel is set in the Ethiopia of the 1970s. Click on the title for more information.
The story collections I co-edited for Britain's Crime Writers' Association.
In the early '90s I helped edit these three books - aiming them to be more annuals than anthologies. They include many things we're proud to have published. Click on the titles for more information.