A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime

A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime cover

MWA Presents: Classics   2017 cover of A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime

Publication Dates: 2003 and  2017 

Ebook ISBN: 978-1386677697

POD ISBN: 978-1549707070

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Temperatures rise and tempers flare in twenty classic short stories by the mystery world’s finest authors, set in hot climates where jealousy, greed, and murderous rage reach the boiling point.

original, 2003 cover

…And the wrong move, the wrong word, even the wrong look can set off any man or woman already driven past their boiling point. A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime, edited by bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, features 20 stories of people not just the torrid weather, but all different kinds of heat. From a retired police chief pitching in on a missing dog report that leads to him solving a murder to a mystery of Southern manners that proves the heat brings out the worst in everybody to a Los Angeles gumshoe who goes to a movie to cool off, but finds a still-warm body inside the theater, these mystery stories all prove that when the temperature rises, anyone can go crazy from the heat, and the most cold-blooded crimes can be committed during the hottest, darkest nights…

This volume contains the following award-winning or nominated stories: “Lady on Ice” by Loren D. Estleman, winner of the 2003 Shamus Award for Best Short Story; “Green Heat” by Angela Zeman, selected for The Best American Mystery Short Stories 2004, edited by Nelson DeMille and Otto Penzler; and “War Crimes” by G. Miki Hayden and “Child Support” by Ronnie Klaskin were both nominated for the Best Short Story Macavity Award.

Introduction by Jeffery Deaver

“Ninety-eight Point Six” by Jeffery Deaver

“The Last of the Bad Girls” by David Handler

“Child Support” by Ronnie Klaskin

“Old Dog Days” by Toni L.P. Kelner

“Body in the Pond” by Suzanne C. Johnson

“Lady on Ice” by Loren D. Estleman

“El Palacio” by John Lutz

“Heat Lightning” by Gary Brandner

“Too Hot to Die” by Mat Coward

“Green Heat” by Angela Zeman

“No Lie” by Robert Lee Hall

“The Stay-at-Home Thief” by Tim Myers

“War Crimes” by G. Miki Hayden

“The Slow Blink” by Jeremiah Healy

“Hot Days, Cold Nights” by Alan Cook

“Prom Night” by David Bart

“Night Rose” by Ana Rainwater

“Neighborhood Watch” by Sinclair Browning

“Splitting” by Marilyn Wallace

“What the Dormouse Said” by Carolyn Wheat

Available as an e-book from all of your favorite e-reader sites. Buy the book here.

edited by Jeffery Deaver, originally published February 2003 by Berkley Prime Crime

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