All the stories in this unparalleled treasury represent crime writing that no longer follows the rules of yesterday's cozies and detective fiction. Evil still lurks here, but there are no sanitized off-stage murders solved by aloof paragons of deduction. Instead we have vigorous, ironic, disturbingly realistic and undeniably alive tales that are diverse and riveting.
Used availability for Jerome Charyn's The Crime Lovers Casebook
February 1996 : USA Mass Market Paperback