OxCrimes : Introduced by Ian Rankin, Paperback Book
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further GBP200,000 for Oxfam's work.

OxCrimes is introduced by Ian Rankin and has been curated by Peter Florence, director of Hay Festival, where it will be launched in May.

The stellar cast of contributors will include Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Val McDermid, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh and a host of other compelling suspects. Profile have raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for Oxfam by publishing OxTales (2009)and OxTravels (9781846684968) (2011).


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, 30 illustrations
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781781250648

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This book was compiled for a very good cause and included contributions from some excellent authors but it principally served to remind me why I so rarely read short stories. There were a couple of excellent examples, including Neil Gaiman's story about an aging Sherlock Holmes learning bee-keeping lore in the foothills of Tibet and Anthony Horowitz's cautionary tale about the perils of superloos, but most of the rest were merely serviceable.

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