Rogue Wave

Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave

RoguewaveCovermedium“For New Englanders, it evokes a dark and sinister sense of home that Nathaniel Hawthorne captured again and again with his short stories. For those outside of this occasionally bedeviled area, it’s just plain fun.”

Rae Padilla Francoeur
MetroWest Daily News

“ROGUE WAVE, 29 short stories by New England authors, will satisfy your craving for crime fiction…”

Lourdes Venard

“…hard to beat…”

Bill Crider
Mystery Scene Magazine

Cops, kooks, creeps and cons
Wily cats and wacky grandmas
Hoods, histories and crafty whodunits–
Nothing is spared by a Rogue Wave

Get swept up in this year’s tsunami of twenty-nine never before seen crime stories from a bevy of New England’s award-winning mystery writers joined by several of the regions most compelling new voices.

From classic mysteries to dead celebrities–some light, some dark, some flat-out scary and some downright funny–Level Best Books twelfth annual anthology presents a veritable rogues’ gallery of the best in New England crime writing.

Gregory William Allen, Mark Ammons, VR Barkowski, Kate Carito, Louisa Clerici, Hans Copek, Ray Daniel, Vicki Doudera, Gerald Elias, Kathy Lynn Emerson, Christine Eskilson, Katherine Fast, Judith Green, Maurissa Guibord, Douglas D. Hall, Janet Halpin, Vy Kava, Gavin Keenan, Ruth M. McCarty, Michael Nethercott, Pamela A. Oberg, Dale T. Phillips, Stephen D. Rogers, James T. Shannon, Mary E. Stibal, Anne-Marie Sutton, Tom Sweeney, Leslie Wheeler and Karla M. Whitney.

Contains the Al Blanchard Award-winning story, “Lamplighter by the Sea,” by Michael Nethercott, the Derringer-finalist stories “The Missing Money,” by James T. Shannon and “A Friend in Brown,” by Mary E. Stibal and the Agatha-nominated Best Short Story, “The Blessing Witch,” by Kathy Lynn Emerson