From the Booking Desk:
The crime fiction short story could not ask for a better ambassador than Art Taylor. This is a writer who has won multiple awards – including the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Macavity, and Derringer – and who still gives back to his community in so many ways, both big and small. Art will go out of his way to make sure that his fellow short story writers get the attention and praise they deserve. BOLO Books has certainly reaped the benefits of my association with Art Taylor. Art has opened up more opportunities for me than I could even begin to tabulate and that will never go unrecognized. When Art and Jeffrey Marks (from Crippen & Landru Publishers) approached me to ask if I would host the cover reveal for this talented author’s new story collection, there was simply no answer other than “heck, yeah!” Honestly, even if I had never met Art Taylor, I would have gladly hosted this reveal because I know that his stories can always be counted on to take readers through an emotional journey with skill and panache. In fact, I have already consumed this new collection and I can say that experiencing the works from across the breadth of Art Taylor’s career allows readers to witness his evolution, pinpoint trademark styles and themes, and generally bask in the glow of this master of his craft. There will be a full review closer to publication, but for now, let’s take a look at the book’s cover featuring stunning original artwork from Luke Buchanan.
Highlights from 25 Years of Stories from One of the Modern Masters of Short Mystery Fiction:
The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense features 16 stories which have collectively earned an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, three Agatha Awards, three Macavity Awards, and three Derringer Awards. From his first story for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine in 1995 to his latest for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine—the title story, 25 years in the making—this collection charts the development of Art Taylor’s career so far… and turns the page toward more stories still ahead.
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The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense
Art Taylor is the author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. His short fiction has won a number of other awards, including an Edgar, an Anthony, and multiple Agatha, Derringer, and Macavity Awards. As editor of Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, he also won the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection. A native of Richlands, North Carolina, he is now an associate professor of English at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, author Tara Laskowski, and their son Dashiell.