Thanks to Kristopher Zgorski at BOLO Books for hosting the cover reveal this week for The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions, my second collection of suspense fiction for Crippen & Landru, coming out February 14.
Here’s the official description of the book:
The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions, Art Taylor’s second short story collection, is a panoply of crime fiction—from the title story, a more light-hearted traditional mystery set during a study abroad trip to Ireland, to the noir-tinged, with glimpses into the darkest recesses of the human heart, and even venturing into the realm of speculative fiction. This collection shows Taylor’s versatility in the genre with something for all readers. The book contains two previously unpublished stories from this Edgar-award-winning author. (Official Pub Date: 2/14/23)
Introduction by Martin Edwards
“Only the very best succeed in making a career from short stories. Art Taylor stands out for his wit, fine writing and beautifully observed snapshots of modern life.” — Peter Lovesey
I’m grateful to so many folks for helping to bring this collection together, including Jeffery Marks at Crippen & Landru; my agent, Ellen Geiger of Frances Goldin Literary Agency; Luke Buchanan for the cover painting; Christina Luboski for the jacket design; and Meredith Phillips for the keen-eyed copyediting.
You can pre-order The Adventure of the Castle Thief at the C&L site here—and stay tuned for more event information ahead!