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This book brings together the top crime short stories submitted to a competition run in 1981 as part of the Third Crime Writers' International Conference, held at Stockholm. The top 3 award winners are the first three stories in this collection, which also includes another 15 judged to be the best of the 400+ entries apparently received. The collection, edited by Desmond Bagley, includes stories by a number of well-known names and some not-so-famous ones too. Short stories in any genre are ...more
Desmond Bagley was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. Along with fellow British writers such as Hammond Innes and Alistair MacLean, Bagley established the basic conventions of the genre: a tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary hero pitted against villains determined to sow destruction and chaos in order to advance their agenda.More about Desmond Bagley...