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Rules of Engagement

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Rules of Engagement is a standalone short story by the highly acclaimed crime thriller writer, Zoë Sharp. First published in the Crime Writers’ Association anthology, ORIGINAL SINS, edited by Martin Edwards. Also includes the first 22 percent of Sharp’s new standalone crime thriller, THE BLOOD WHISPERER.

‘Zoë Sharp is one of the sharpest, coolest, and most intriguing writers I know.’ New York Times Bestseller, Harlan Coben

Zoë Sharp’s short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine as well as anthologies in the UK and USA, been used in school text books, turned into short films, included in many Best Of collections, and nominated twice for the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Short Story Dagger.

Paparazza photographer Angel Cain is used to bending the rules to get the covert shot she’s after. But when she makes a nasty discovery while sneaking around a country estate trying to capture the ‘Wedding of the Year’ she realises that some rules just cry out to be bust wide open. Fans of Charlie Fox and other strong female protagonists will love this brand new heroine.

Praise for Zoë Sharp:

‘If you don't like Zoë Sharp there's something wrong with you. Go and live in a cave and get the hell out of my gene pool! There are few writers who go right to the top of my TBR pile − Zoë Sharp is one of them.’ Best-selling Stuart MacBride

‘Sharp means business.’ Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

‘Breathlessly compelling and utterly real.’ Jeffery Deaver

‘Sharp deserves a genre all her own − if you are just discovering Zoë Sharp then you are in for a real treat.’ Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine

‘With SECOND SHOT, Zoë Sharp has become the UK answer to Laura Lippman. This is mystery on the grand scale and yet so simply written that you nearly miss how cleverly it is constructed. Superb.’ Ken Bruen, best-selling author of BLITZ and LONDON BOULEVARD

“THE BLOOD WHISPERER is a cracking, compulsive read: once you’ve read the electrifying first few pages, you’ll probably develop intense feelings of annoyance towards anyone or anything who takes you away from it and the wonderful, gutsy, spiky heroine. I loved every word of this brilliant, mind-twisting thriller and even yelped out loud at one of the genius twists.” Elizabeth Haynes

Zoë Sharp's work has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Barry, Benjamin Franklin, and Macavity Awards in the United States, as well as twice for the Short Story Dagger Award by the Crime Writers' Association

Genre: Mystery

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