High profile authors contribute cancer stories

<p>Val McDermid, Reginald Hill, Peter James, Andrew Taylor and Sophie Hannah are among the high-profile names contributing stories to a collection of short stories to be published in aid of breast cancer.</p><p>Small independent crime publisher Cr&egrave;me de la Crime is producing the book, <em>Criminal Tendencies</em> (published this month, p/b, &pound;7.99). &quot;Most of the contributing authors have their own breast cancer story; at least one is a survivor herself, others have friends, acquaintances or family members who have contracted it,&quot; said the publisher.</p><p>All the authors have given their stories free of fees or royalties to support the cause and &pound;1 from each book will go to the charity National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline. </p>