Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Review: CULPRITS edited by Richard Brewer & Gary Phillips

Publisher Polis Books
Length 352 pages
Format ebook
Published 2018
Series standalone
My Copy provided by the publisher

Culprits is a crime anthology centered around a band of professional criminals who pull off a career heist. The short stories each follow a member of the crew in the aftermath of the opening stanza which introduces the characters and sees them execute their plan. 

There's some top talent in crime fiction contributing to this well paced and plotted anthology including David Corbett, Zoe Sharp, and Gary Phillips to name a few. Each bringing a unique perspective to the fallout.  

I really liked the structure of this anthology and consistency in the way the characters are portrayed throughout. While the number of characters is initially hard to follow, each is clearly defined by their role and individual circumstance following in the aftermath of the heist. 

My rating: 4/5 stars, I was looking forwarding to reading Culprits and wasn't let down. This book has appeal to both readers of long and shorter forms of crime fiction. 

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