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Music Of The Night – Various Authors

My thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things, for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. I couldn’t pass this up, as a I am a huge fan of short story compilations. And Music Of The Night has something for everyone to enjoy.

Published by FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at www.flametreepress.com and connect on social media @FlameTreePress.

Martin Edwards (Editor) is the author of eighteen novels, including the Lake District Mysteries, and the Harry Devlin series. His ground-breaking genre study The Golden Age of Murder has won the Edgar, Agatha, and H.R.F. Keating awards. He has edited twenty eight crime anthologies, has won the CWA Short Story Dagger and
the CWA Margery Allingham Prize, and is series consultant for the British Library’s Crime Classics. In 2015, he was elected eighth President of the Detection Club, an office previously held by G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers.


The CWA (Crime Writers’ Association) was founded in 1953 by John Creasey, and organises the prestigious CWA Dagger Awards which celebrate the best in crime writing. The CWA is a pro-active, thriving and ever-expanding community of writers based in the UK but with a reach that extends worldwide.

My Review – Music Of The Night

What I should say that of the 25 authors, from all around the globe, that have contributed to this anthology, there’s over 100 published novels between them. They consist of published radio play-writes, TV script writers, multiple series authors, reviewers for The Times, award winners, teachers, a founders of websites, of Killer Women’s Collective – should I go on, I could.

There is knowledge and science behind these stories and the combined imagination means these short stories are alive with ideas, all basked around music and mayhem.

I for one am a huge lover of short stories, they got me through lock down. Not having the attention span to concentrate, meant re-reading sections I hadn’t taken in. But short stories came to me and I love them. Just enough time to get stuck in, long enough for a few tube stops but enough time for a gasp at the twist at the end.

These authors, some new to me, some already known, have brought music to the forefront of their tales and added humour along the way. With ingenious musings of blood spatters on the piano sheet music where their victim is slumped. Or locked in a 3 x 3 square box. Please check out Music Of The Night.

I can’t pick a favourite, as they are all so incredibly good.

Please follow the rest of the blog tour and purchase the anthology here https://www.flametreepublishing.com/music-of-the-night-isbn-9781787587342.htmlj

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