Stone Cold

Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold

SC_Cover“Hilarious, raucous, sometimes somber and suspenseful, and sometimes really creepy, this collection of fiction by some of our best regional crime and mystery writers hits the spot each fall…”

Rae Padilla Francoeur
MetroWest Daily News

“They say the book contains the ‘Best New England Crime Stories,’ and they aren’t just bragging. It’s a fine, wide-ranging anthology with everything from noir to humor.”

Bill Crider
Mystery Scene Magazine

From a small town in Maine
To a posh marina in Connecticut
From a grungy pool hall in Fall River
To a quaint fishing village on Cape Cod–
The heart of New England crime is STONE COLD

Stone Cold presents twenty-eight delicious crime stories from a bevy of award-winning New England mystery writers along with several exciting new voices.

Drop dead funny or stone cold deadly, the inventive and sometimes twisted tales in Level Best Books’ eleventh anthology leave no stone unturned—a not-so-innocent trivia game, blood-red geraniums, an army of angry skunks, spousicides, lousicides, arsonists, rum runners, hackers, witless wonders, and even a diabolically well-trained pooch.

With stories by Michele Albion, Mark Ammons, Christine Bagley, John, Bubar, John R. Clark, Sheila Connolly, Ray Daniel, Sharon Daynard, Stef Donati, Jennifer Dupree, Katherine Fast, Kate, Flora, Judith Green, Diana Dixon Healy, Cheryl Marceau, Edith Maxwell, Joyce Lautens O’Brien, Rory O’Brien, Carol A. Perry, A.J. Pompano, Jed Power, Margaret Press, Adam Purple, Barbara Ross, James T. Shannon, Clea Simon, Alan Vogel and Leslie Wheeler.

Contains the Al Blanchard Award-winning and Derringer-finalist story, “Myrna,” by John Bubar, the Derringer-winning story, “Give Me a Dollar” by Ray Daniel, the Derringer-finalist story “A Dangerous Life,” by Adam Purple and the Agatha-nominated Best Short Story, “Bread Baby,” by Barbara Ross