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A Merry Band of Murderers

A Merry Band of Murderers

(2006)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
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 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 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.

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

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: A Merry Band of Murderers
Author(s): Don Bruns
ISBN: 1-59058-301-9 / 978-1-59058-301-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : Canada Paperback
Title: A Merry Band of Murderers: An Original Mystery Anthology of Songs and Stories (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Claudia Bishop
ISBN: 1-4587-3176-6 / 978-1-4587-3176-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Merry Band of Murderers
Author(s): Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, Jim Fusilli, more
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

May 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Merry Band of Murderers
Author(s): Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, Jim Fusilli, more
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Merry Band of Murderers
Author(s): Claudia Bishop, Don Bruns
ISBN: 1-4332-0076-7 / 978-1-4332-0076-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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February 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Merry Band of Murderers
Author(s): Claudia Bishop, Don Bruns
ISBN: 1-4332-0077-5 / 978-1-4332-0077-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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