A Merry Band of Murderers

A Merry Band of Murderers

An Original Mystery Anthology of Songs and Stories

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Poisoned Pen Press
A Merry Band of Murderers is more than a compilation of short mystery stories from some of the genre’s finest writers. It is also an exploration of music. Conceived by Claudia Bishop and Don Bruns, the collection is delightfully staged in two acts: first, a non-fiction discussion of short stories, mysteries, and music; and second, a compilation of delightfully musical short mysteries.



The first act opens with an essay by Bishop explaining the role of the short story in mystery writing and another essay by Bruns discussing writers who play, sing, and compose. Finally, Poisoned Pen Press’ publisher, Robert Rosenwald, explains the role of the small press in mystery publishing.

The second act is more whimsical. There are thirteen music-centered stories from authors Mary Anna Evans, Jim Fusilli, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Nathan Walpole, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Cocoran, Val McDermid, and, of course, the editors themselves. Each story is accompanied by a short introduction, song lyrics, and an interview with the writer.

But no discussion of music and literature would be complete without samples of the music itself. The book is packaged with a music CD that is sure to add another level to the mysteries and satisfy our musical cravings. A one-of-a-kind collection. A Merry Band of Murderers is more than a compilation of short mystery stories from some of the genre’s finest writers. It is also an exploration of music. Conceived by Claudia Bishop and Don Bruns, the collection is delightfully staged in two acts: first, a non-fiction discussion of short stories, mysteries, and music; and second, a compilation of delightfully musical short mysteries.



The first act opens with an essay by Bishop explaining the role of the short story in mystery writing and another essay by Bruns discussing writers who play, sing, and compose. Finally, Poisoned Pen Press’ publisher, Robert Rosenwald, explains the role of the small press in mystery publishing.

The second act is more whimsical. There are thirteen music-centered stories from authors Mary Anna Evans, Jim Fusilli, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Nathan Walpole, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Cocoran, Val McDermid, and, of course, the editors themselves. Each story is accompanied by a short introduction, song lyrics, and an interview with the writer.

But no discussion of music and literature would be complete without samples of the music itself. The book is packaged with a music CD that is sure to add another level to the mysteries and satisfy our musical cravings. A one-of-a-kind collection.

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A Merry Band of Murderers is more than a compilation of short mystery stories from some of the genres finest writers. It is also an exploration of music. Conceived by Claudia Bishop and Don Bruns, the collection is staged in two acts: first, a non-fiction discussion of short stories, mysteries, and music; and second, a compilation of musical short mysteries.


The first act opens with an essay by Bishop explaining the role of the short story in mystery writing and another essay by Bruns discussing writers who play, sing, and compose.


The second act is more whimsical. There are thirteen music-centered stories from authors Mary Anna Evans, Jim Fusilli, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Nathan Walpow, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Corcoran, Val McDermid, and, of course, the editors themselves. Each story is accompanied by a short introduction, song lyrics, and an interview with the writer.


The book is packaged with a music CD with recordings by the authors. A one-of-a-kind collection.


More than a compilation of short mystery stories from some of the genre's finest writers, this edition is staged in two acts: first, a non-fiction discussion of short stories, mysteries, and music; and second, a compilation of musical short mysteries. The book is packaged with a music CD with recordings by the authors.


Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590583012
1590583019
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY MER
Characteristics: 315 p. :,music ;,23 cm. +,1 CD.
Additional Contributors: Bishop, Claudia 1947-
Bruns, Don

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