I’m delighted that ‘The Perfect Crime‘ is out now, published by Harper Collins. It’s a collection of 22 short crime fiction stories from writers of colour, and features authors Vaseem Khan, Oyinkan Braithwaite and Abir Mukerjkee amongst many others. The stories are set all around the world: Mexico, Lagos, the Caribbean…and mine is set in Manchester!
Called ‘The Beautiful Game’, it’s about a young woman who falls for a charismatic, wealthy young footballer with a large house on the edge of the moor near Manchester whose girlfriends seem to mysteriously disappear…
The inspiration was a fairy story, which I’d been wanting to re-imagine as a contemporary psychological thriller, so when I was asked to contribute to ‘The Perfect Crime’ it seemed like the perfect opportunity!
Let me know what you think…and if you can guess what the fairy tale is….