The Murder Squad Discusses Many Deadly Returns

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Are you familiar with The Murder Squad? Five of the British authors who compose The Murder Squad participated in a recent virtual event at The Poisoned Pen as they discussed their most recent anthology, Many Deadly Returns. It celebrates twenty-one years working together to promote their work. You can order copies of Many Deadly Returns through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3HnIorV

Here’s the summary of Many Deadly Returns.

Murder Squad, a group of award-winning crime and mystery writers, celebrate their twenty-first birthday with a bang in this criminally good collection of short stories.

A dawn swim turns deadly in a brand-new short story starring DCI Vera Stanhope . . . Two bored cell-mates play a game with chilling results . . . A hen night in an isolated cottage brings new meaning to ‘I will survive’ . . . A train traveller teaches a valuable lesson in reading labels . . . A day at the seaside turns stormy for a woman who doesn’t care for foreigners . . . A wealthy retiree makes a new friend who connects her to the Other Side . . . and much much more.

Short, sharp and packed with twists, these 21 unputdownable tales showcase Murder Squad’s range and talent throughout the years. So why not treat yourself to a slice of murderously moreish fiction, and join us in wishing the squad ‘Many Deadly Returns’.

With stories by Ann Cleeves, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Margaret Murphy, Chris Simms and Cath Staincliffe, as well as John Baker, Chaz Brenchley and Stuart Pawson.


Murder Squad is a collective of six internationally bestselling crime and mystery writers based in the north of England: Ann CleevesMartin EdwardsKate EllisMargaret MurphyChris Simms and Cath Staincliffe. They are joined in this anthology by former members John BakerChaz Brenchley and Stuart Pawson.


If you’re a fan of short stories or any of these British authors, I think you’ll enjoy the virtual event.