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A Confederacy of Crime

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Twelve esteemed and award-winning authors were asked to write a story about the South as long as there was a crime in it. This collection with contributions by such authors as Jeffrey Deaver, Bret Lott, Margaret Maron, and others expose the shrewdest characters, cleverest crimes, and darkest secrets of the deep South.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by Signet
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Mar 26, 2011 Marianne rated it it was amazing
A Confederacy of Crime contains twelve short stories by writers who, even if they are not natives of the states below the Mason-Dixon Line, have managed to capture the Southern Style of writing. Plenty of crime, sex and humour, dressed up with grace and good manners, sultry drawls and steamy weather. The stories by Jeffrey Deaver, Joan Hess, Michael Malone, Margaret Maron and Sarah Shankman are especially delicious.
A pleasing but not great collection of mystery short stories. I kind of like the "Southern" theme though my favorite southern mystery writer (Margaret Maron) has a story in it and it is one of her weaker ones. Still, it kept me amused.
Mar 17, 2012 Kimberly rated it liked it
Nice, easy read. Some of the stories were a bit too gruesome. Always enjoy reading southern fiction and the chance to sample new authors with short stories.
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Nashville-based mystery writer Sarah Shankman is the author of the popular title I Still Miss My Man, But My Aim is Getting Better (1996), and the equally popular Samantha Adams series, the latest of which is Digging Up Momma.

a.k.a. Alice Storey Some of her books republished under Shankman.
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