Launch Event News for Vintage Crime – An Anthology from the Crime Writers’ Association, Edited by Martin Edwards

Vintage Crime from the Crime Writers’ Association

Edited by Martin Edwards

Published by Flame Tree Press on August 11, 2020 in hardcover, paperback, and ebook

About The Book

Vintage Crime is a CWA anthology with a difference, celebrating members’ work over the years. The book will gather stories from the mid-1950s until the twenty-first century by great names of the past, great names of the present together with a few hidden treasures by less familiar writers. The first CWA anthology, Butcher’s Dozen, appeared in 1956, and was co-edited by Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, and Josephine Bell. The anthology has been edited by Martin Edwards since 1996, and has yielded many award-winning and nominated stories in the UK and overseas.

This new edition includes an array of incredible and award-winning authors: Robert Barnard, Simon Brett, Liza Cody, Mat Coward, John Dickson Carr, Marjorie Eccles, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Anthea Fraser, Celia Fremlin, Frances Fyfield, Michael Gilbert, Paula Gosling, Lesley Grant-Adamson, HRF Keating, Bill Knox, Peter Lovesey, Mick Herron, Michael Z. Lewin, Susan Moody, Julian Symons and Andrew Taylor.

About The Editor

Martin Edwards 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.

About the Publisher

Flame Tree Press is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018n the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at and connect on social media @FlameTreePress

And now…The Event

To celebrate the release, on Sunday August 16th Flame Tree will host an exciting virtual launch event and panel discussion with CWA chair and Edgar, Agatha, Macavity, and Poirot award-winning author Martin Edwards, along with CWA secretary Dea Parkin, and Vintage Crime contributors Kate Ellis and Andrew Taylor.

Event Graphic from Flame Tree Press for Facebook launch event of Vintage Crime on August 16th.

To RSVP for the event, go to the Facebook event page: 

I voluntarily received an Advanced Reading Copy of Vintage Crime from Smith Publicity. A review with just my honest opinions is forthcoming.