Anthology: Like a Charm (ed. by Karin Slaughter) – 15 signatures
Bestselling crime author Karin Slaughter has invited her friends to contribute a chapter to take the mystery of a lucky (?) charm through its adventures. It works well as a pleasurable read and may introduce some new authors. Her friends are almost equally balanced between male and female, and British and American crime writers. Includes some compelling names – Lee Child, Mark Billingham, John Connolly, John Harvey, Laura Lippman, Lynda La Plante and Peter Robinson and of course, Karin Slaughter.
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International bestseller Karin Slaughter asked her friends to write a chapter about a charm bracelet and the result was this book, Like A Charm. Karin has a strong following with her taught thrillers set in Grant County, Georgia. One of her books, A Faint Cold Fear, was published as a Scorpion Press edition. The strength of the book is that each story has a twist and a turn, with different slants and ingredients.
The most well-known authors are: Lee Child, Mark Billingham, John Connolly, John Harvey, Laura Lippman, Lynda La Plante and Peter Robinson and of course, Karin Slaughter. Lee Child is the bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series of adventures; Mark Billingham is the author of the London-based Inspector Thorne mysteries (now a television series); John Connolly is the highly respected author of the American-based Charlie Parker detective series; John Harvey is the author of the Resnick detective series as well as other notable novels; Laura Lippman is a multi-award winning author of psychological suspense novels; Lynda La Plante is one of the most influential writer-producers of television crime with her series from Prime Suspect (starring Helen Mirren) to Above Suspicion; and finally Peter Robinson is the author of the Inspector Banks mysteries (also recently televised). Others authors included are: Kelley Armstrong, Emma Donoghue, Jane Haddam, Denise Mina, Fidelis Morgan, and Peter Moore Smith.
This is one of only 120 numbered and signed copies in a special binding with an introduction especially for this edition by Karin Slaughter. An anthology signed by 15 authors – an ensemble of contemporary male and female crime practitioners. Royalties on this book go to a charity for those with reading difficulties.