From the Booking Desk:

If you don’t know how big a fan I am of Art Taylor–both the man and his work–you haven’t been paying attention. So it goes to say that I am beyond thrilled to once again host the cover reveal for this multi-award-winning author’s second short story anthology. There’s really not much more to say, since I know everyone wants to see this cover and then pre-order the collection so that it arrives as soon as it is available. You will notice how nicely this new cover ties in with the cover for The Boy Detective & the Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense, so if that one is not already on your shelves, why not order that as well.

Jacket Copy:

The Adventure of the Castle Thief and Other Expeditions and Indiscretions, Art Taylor’s second short story collection, is a panoply of crime fiction. From the title story, a more light-hearted traditional mystery set during a study abroad trip to Ireland, to the noir-tinged, with glimpses into the darkest recesses of the human heart, and even venturing into the realm of speculative fiction, this collection shows Taylor’s versatility in the genre with something for all readers. The book contains two previously unpublished stories from this Edgar-award-winning author and includes an Introduction from Martin Edwards.

Early Praise:

Peter Lovesey says “Only the very best succeed in making a career from short stories. Art Taylor stands out for his wit, fine writing and beautifully observed snapshots of modern life.”

The cover painting was commissioned from North Carolina artist Luke Buchanan (who also did the cover for the previous collection.)

Crippen & Landru will once again be the publisher and you can find pre-order information–including a signed and number clothbound edition on the Crippen & Landru website page.