Synopses & Reviews
From the Roman Empire to the Far East and from a dangerously repressed priest to strangers on a plane, these stories know no boundaries in their pursuit of violent killers and bloody endings.
This vividly imagined collection includes authors known for their stories of murder and mayhem and others who are new to the tradition. It opens with a lively introduction by Lambda-nominated editor Peter Burton.
Contributors include: Perry Brass, Hugh Fleetwood, Patrick Gale, Drew Gummerson, Francis King, Josh Lanyon, Felice Picano, Steven Saylor and Michael Wilcox.
Praise for Bend Sinister: The Gay Times Book of Disturbing Stories:
"Meaty."-Stonewall News Northwest
"A collection of startling originality . . . a welcome -addition to the canon of gay literature."-City Life
"[An] excellent anthology of horror, fantasy and crime . . . a chillingly good read."-Big Issue
"A lively, eclectic collection . . . Highly recommended."-The List
Peter Burtonhas been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for each of his previous anthologies: The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories and Bend Sinister. He has written or contributed to more than thirty books, including his collection of essays, Amongst the Aliens.
Following the success of his last collection - the Lambda-nominated Bend Sinister - Peter Burton's new anthology focuses on murder in all its gory guises. From a heated crime of passion to a cold-blooded coshing, these stories will unsettle the most hardened mystery fan. Famous names and rising stars alike wield their pens with venom in this must-buy anthology.
This anthology of tales focuses on murder in all of its gory guises. From heated crimes of passion to cold-blooded coshings, it should be enjoyed by fans of contemporary hard-boiled crime fiction.
About the Author
Peter Burton lives in Brighton, England. He is a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. His books include Rod Stewart: A Life on the Town; Talking To...; Parallel Lives and Amongst the Aliens. He has edited and received high acclaim for The Black Tent and Other Stories; The Boy from Beirut and Other Stories, The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories; Bend Sinister: The Gay Times Book of Disturbing Stories and Death Comes Easy: The Gay Times Book of Murder Stories.