Modern Crimes for Modern Times


So what’s in a name? ‘Boomshakalaking’ is a variant of the expression ‘Boomshakalaka’ and is currently recognised as a boastful, teasingly hostile exclamation that follows a noteworthy achievement or pulling off an impressive stunt. Basically its meaning is similar to in your face!

Which is why this anthology is subtitled Modern Crimes for Modern Times, because most, if not all, are not your ‘regular’ crime fiction pieces — in fact some quite happily dance along the edges of multiple genres and styles, while others skew it like it is.

Of the 14 who appear in this anthology, eight are new Crimeucopians, and even we have to admit that this is one of the most diverse sub-genre spanning anthologies we have produced so far, while still sitting under the umbrella of Crime Fiction.

As with all of these anthologies, we hope you’ll find something that you immediately like, as well as something that takes you out of your comfort zone – and puts you into a completely new one.

In the spirit of the Murderous Ink Press motto:

You never know what you like until you read it.


Paperback Edition ISBN: 9781909498488

eBook Edition ISBN: 9781909498495





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