Publication Date – Tuesday 14th November 2023

Crank It Up!

Just An Eight Banger With Big Baloneys

In July 1886 the newspapers reported on the first public outing of the three-wheeled Benz Patent Motor Car, model no. 1 — a mere 6 months after filing the patent in January of that year. Since then the race has been on for the Bigger-Faster-Better-More product that has become a variety of symbols over the decades, with the C3 Corvette Stingray repeatedly stated as being purchased almost exclusively as a middle-age crisis mobile. So, to honour motor transportation in some of its many roles in the crime fiction genre, we have gathered together a fine collection of short pieces that we hope, in one way or another, will crank up your adrenaline and get your emotions racing without making you blow a gasket or strip a gear.

Featuring: Ed Teja, John A. Connor, Ruth Morgan, Jesse Aaron, Scotch Rutherford, Billie Livingston, Robert Petyo, John Elliott, M.E. Proctor, William Kitcher, R. M. Linning, Annie Reed, Wil A. Emerson, Dan A. Cardoza, Alan J. Wahnefried, Sam Wiebe, Jon Fain, and Mark James McDonough

Paperback Edition ISBN: 9781909498525

eBook Edition ISBN: 9781909498532


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