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Many of David's short stories are collected in his anthology Thirteen Confessions.
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In League with Sherlock Holmes

Stories Inspired by the Sherlock Holmes Canon

In League with Sherlock Holmess

Edited by Laurie King and Les Klinger

Sherlock Holmes has not only captivated readers for more than a century and a quarter, he has fascinated writers as well. Almost immediately, the detective’s genius, mastery, and heroism became the standard by which other creators measured their creations, and the friendship between Holmes and Dr. Watson served as a brilliant model for those who followed Doyle. Not only did the Holmes tales influence the mystery genre but also tales of science-fiction, adventure, and the supernatural. It is little wonder, then, that when the renowned Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger invited their writer-friends and colleagues to be inspired by the Holmes canon, a cornucopia of stories sprang forth, with more than sixty of the greatest modern writers participating in four acclaimed anthologies.

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Die Behind the Wheel

Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan

Die Behind the Wheel

Edited by Brian Thornton with a Foreword by Jeffrey Weber and stories by David Corbett, Nick Feldman, Bill Fitzhugh, Linda Joffe Hull, R.T. Lawton, Cornelia Read, Stacy Robinson, Brian Thornton, dbschlosser, Sam Wiebe, Simon Wood, and James W. Ziskin.

This is the book of the expanding man.

What’s the end result of a crazy scheme to match some of music history’s most evocative and memorable songs with twelve of today’s most entertaining writers?

You’re looking at it.

With this collection there’s no need to chase the dragon, tour the Southland in a traveling minstrel show, or drink Scotch whiskey all night long. You’ve already bought the dream.

Covering every game in the Grammy—winning catalog of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker—collectively celebrated as Steely Dan—these compulsively readable stories will stagger the mind of ramblers, wild gamblers, and—of course—the winners in the world.

From the suburban streets of Annandale to the mystical spheres of Lhasa... from the shine of your Japan to the sparkle of your China... from Sunset Boulevard to Camarillo and from Scarsdale to Brooklyn... put these twelve masters of crime fiction behind the wheel, and come along for a ride you won’t soon forget.

Like a Sunday in T.J., it’s cheap, but it’s not free.

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Just To Watch Them Die

Crime Fiction Inspired By the Songs of Johnny Cash

Just to Watch Them Die

Edited by Joe Clifford

A hard-hitting addition to the Gutter Books Rock Anthologies series, nominated for an Anthony Award! No one personifies the FTW rock-and-roll ethic better than the Man in Black. Johnny Cash's music can be captured in that one iconic photograph. Guitar slung off his shoulder, sneer on his lips, middle finger extended to let the status quo know what he thought of it. Which is why Cash's music speaks to so many of the marginalized, the forgotten, the misunderstood, the disenfranchised. Featuring some of today's best crime fiction writers, Just to Watch Them Die is a kick-ass collection of wronged men and women who, like Johnny, walk the line every day, fighting for what they believe is right.

Featuring contributors David Corbett, James Grady, Rob Hart, Danny Gardner, Renne Asher Pickup, Jen Conley, Lynne Barrett, and many more.


Crime Plus Music

Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir

ime Plus Mus

Edited by novelist and Wall Street Journal rock and pop music critic Jim Fusilli

CRIME + MUSIC: The Sounds of Noir, collects twenty darkly intense, music-related noir stories by world-renowned mystery authors including David Corbett, Tyler Dilts, Brendan DuBois, Bill Fitzhugh, Alison Gaylin, A.J. Hartley, Craig Johnson, David Liss, Val McDermid, Gary Phillips, Peter Robinson, and Zoë Sharp, and, from the music world, Galadrielle Allman, author of Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman and award-winning songwriter-novelist Willy Vlautin.

The lively anthology’s chilling, sinister tales tap into the span of rock and pop history, ranging from Peter Blauner’s heart-wrenching “The Last Temptation of Frankie Lymon” to Fusilli’s “Boy Wonder,” set in the world of contemporary electronic dance music; from Naomi Rand’s “The Misfits,” a punk-rock revenge saga to Mark Haskell Smith’s menacingly comedic “1968 Pelham Blue SG Jr.”; from Reed Farrel Coleman’s study of a one-hit wonder, “Look at Me/Don’t Look at Me” to Erica Wright’s account of betrayal among minor talents in “A Place You’re Likely to Find”—and many more.

CRIME + MUSIC exposes the nasty side of the world of popular music, revealing it to be the perfect setting for noir tales.

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Serial Thrillers

The Chopin Manuscript

The Chopin Manuscript

Read by Alfred Molina

The Chopin Manuscript is a unique collaboration among 15 distinguished international thriller writers who came together to create a single audiobook with each author contributing a chapter to the ongoing story. The book is serialized and is hailed as the first-ever audio serial book.

Jeffery Deaver conceived the characters and the setting and put the plot in motion with the first chapter. From there the story was turned over to fourteen authors—including Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline, Joseph Finder, David Hewson, S. J. Rozan, and P. J. Parrish—who each wrote a chapter that propelled the story along. Along the way the plot took twists and turns as each author lent his or her own imprint on the tale. Characters were added as the action moved around the world—and the stakes got higher and higher. The book wrapped with Deaver writing the final two chapters bringing The Chopin Manuscript to its explosive conclusion.

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"Murder, mystery, and music combine in this international thriller written by 15 authors...Alfred Molina gives an outstanding performance.... [A] highly entertaining listen."

"[A] remarkable achievement of collaboration in both scope and execution. . . [A] brilliant tour de force performance."
   —Anthony Rainone, The Rap Sheet

The Copper Bracelet

The Copper Bracelet

Read by Alfred Molina

A peaceful picnic in the French countryside explodes in violence. A mysterious assassin hisses a deadly threat. And events are set in motion that could propel India and Pakistan down the road to nuclear confrontation.

Two years after the events of the Audiobook of the Year—The Chopin Manuscript—former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his Volunteers once again must crack a secretive conspiracy that not only threatens their lives, but the stability of the world. Their race against time will take them from London to the U.S. to Russia and beyond. And at the heart of it all is one question: What is the secret of the Copper Bracelet?

Sixteen of the world's greatest thriller writers collaborated on The Copper Bracelet. Once again, as he did with The Chopin Manuscript, Jeffery Deaver wrote the first chapter. Then, each successive author wrote a chapter in turn, finally returning it to Deaver to complete this thrilling sequel.

2010 Best Original Work Audie Award nominee

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David's work has also appeared in these anthologies