OxCrimes (Ebook)

Introduced by Ian Rankin

Peter Florence, Mark Ellingham

Following the success of OxTales and OxTravels, this collection of crime writing is the latest Oxfam fundraiser, introduced by Britain's greatest crime writer, Ian Rankin, and featuring a compelling cast of suspects.

For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further £200,000 for Oxfam's work.

OxCrimes is introduced by Ian Rankin and has been curated by Peter Florence, director of Hay Festival, where it will be launched in May. The stellar cast of contributors will include Mark Billingham, Alexander McCall Smith, Anthony Horowitz, Val McDermid, Peter James, Adrian McKinty, Denise Mina, Louise Welsh and a host of other compelling suspects.

Profile have raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for Oxfam by publishing OxTales (2009)and OxTravels (9781846684968) (2011).

Publication date: 15/05/2014


ISBN: 9781847659040


Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Fiction

Introduction by: Ian Rankin

Reviews for OxCrimes


Praise for Ox-Tales:

'A fabulous insight into the literary landscape today



'An admirable and ingenious idea... There are many gems... This collection disproves claims that the short story is on its last legs. It is also a rare treat to be able to read literature that literally improves the world'

Sebastian Shakespeare Tatler

'An excellent anthology'

Jake Kerridge Daily Telegraph

'A diverse, compelling collection of crime stories'

 Good Housekeeping

'Collections of crime short stories don't get any better than this'

Marcel Berlins Times

'Several of the starry contributors [are] on rare form ... a cherishable collection.'

Barry Forshaw FT

'A collection of 27 chilling short stories, written by the cream of the crop of crime writers'

 Now Magazine

Peter Florence

Peter Florence

Peter Florence is the director of the Hay Festivals and co-editor of OxCrimes.

Mark Ellingham

Mark Ellingham

Mark Ellingham is the original publisher of the Rough Guides series (now an imprint of Penguin Random House), publisher at Sort Of Books and editor at Profile Books. He co-edited the OxCrimes collection with Peter Florence.