Flame Tree signs deal for CWA crime anthology

Flame Tree signs deal for CWA crime anthology

Flame Tree Publishing has signed a deal with the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) to publish the latest anthology of stories by CWA members.

Edited by Martin Edwards, Vintage Crimes will be a CWA anthology with a difference, celebrating members’ work over the years. Publication is scheduled for summer 2020.

The book will gather stories which members have contributed to CWA anthologies from the mid-1950s until the twenty-first century.

Edwards said: “There are many gems of crime writing in the CWA archives. This book will contain stories by great names of the past, great names of the present together with a few hidden treasures by less familiar writers.”

Nick Wells, publisher at Flame Tree Publishing, said "We're absolutely thrilled to work with the CWA and Martin Edwards, setting out a path to bring back the best writing by the best writers in crime from the past 70 years at the CWA. We aim to restore the glory of the short story and inspire the next generation of mystery writers, readers, reviewers and bloggers."

The first CWA anthology, Butcher’s Dozen, was published in 1956, and co-edited by Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, and Josephine Bell. The anthology has been edited by Edwards since 1996.