Nine spellbinding novel extracts by the 2023 graduates of UEA’s MA in Creative Writing Crime Fiction
Open the cover of this book and step into nine different worlds. Journey to 1990s Belarus, where nothing and no one is quite as they seem and the stakes couldn’t be higher; walk the plush corridors of a global chemical company with an obituary writer trying to untangle a mystery rooted in a twenty-year-old disaster; navigate the byways of Europe’s criminal underworld with a truck driver drawn into the poisonous orbit of a corrupt billionaire and his manipulative wife; follow a petty criminal and a rookie cop into the shadows of a storied Irish wood that holds the secrets of their shared past; visit a south coast town where a psychotic killer forces strangers to make the most heart-breaking choice of all; visit a women’s prison where rough justice is the order of the day for a police officer convicted of murder and drug trafficking; stalk a seafront stage with a Blackpool showman as he shapes and reshapes the narrative of his daughter’s most inexplicable act; flip through the pages of the most twisted self-help book ever to take the world by storm; or meander through a verdant Irish garden where flowers run riot, secrets lie buried and death is never far away.
Nine wildly divergent works of fiction by nine talented new writers, all carefully crafted to captivate, provoke, absorb, appal and, above all, to entertain.
UEA MA Crime Fiction Anthology 2023