Blood on Their Hands

Blood on Their Hands
Edited and foreword by Lawrence Block

Published 2003 and 2019

ISBN numbers: Ebook: 978-1386402121

Print: 978-1986519014

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Where is your breaking point? Would you defy the law in pursuit of justice? How far would you have to be pushed before you got…blood on your hands?

Nineteen gripping crime and mystery stories reveal the transgressions ordinary people commit when they feel they have no other choice. What should be a marriage of wealth and privilege contains only dark secrets of the heart. A long-ago crime of passion on the lake returns to haunt everyone involved. A widow plots a unique revenge against the man who indirectly killed her husband. And an amateur detective tries to solve the murder of two exotic dancers…and finds a killer hiding in plain sight.

Edited and with a new foreword by New York Times-bestselling author and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block, Blood on Their Hands features these and other tales of men and women who have crossed that line between law and lawlessness. Read on to find out who gets away with it…and who doesn’t…

Introduction: It All Started with Poe by Lawrence Block

“Her Last Gift” by Brendan DuBois

“JoJo’s Gold” by Noreen Ayres

“Black Heart and Cabin Girl” by Shelley Costa

“One of Us” by Tom Savage

“A Trail of Mirrors” by Tracy Knight

“Along for the Ride” by Aileen Schumacher

“Red Meat” by Elaine Viets

“The Maids” by G. Miki Hayden

“Guardian Angel” by Elaine Togneri

“The Day of the 31st” by Henry Slesar

“Another Night to Remember” by William E. Chambers

“The Trouble with Harry” by Stefanie Matteson

“Any Old Mother” by Charlotte Hinger

“Guile Is Where It Goes” by Dan Crawford

“Doppelganger” by Rhys Bowen

“Bloody Victims” by Mat Coward

“Safety First” by Marcia Talley

“No Man’s Land” by Elizabeth Foxwell

“The Lady from Yesterday” by Jeremiah Healy