Killin’ Time in San Diego

Available 8.30.23

Killin' Time in San Diego

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Welcome to San Diego, where the perpetual sunshine blurs the line between good and evil, and sin and redemption are two sides of the same golden coin.

Killin’ Time in San Diego is a gripping anthology edited by Holly West, featuring twenty of today’s best crime and mystery writers. Published in conjunction with Bouchercon 2023, this new anthology peels back the postcard-perfect image of San Diego to expose its darker side.

With contributions from #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box and the Edgar-award-winning author Naomi Hirahara, plus a new story from Ann Cleeves OBE, published for the first time in the U.S., Killin’ Time in San Diego showcases an impressive lineup of writers, including Mary Keenan, C.W. Blackwell, J.R. Sanders, John M. Floyd, Kathy A. Norris, Kathleen L. Asay, L.H. Dillman, Richie Narvaez, Wesley Browne, Désirée Zamorano, James Thorpe, Kim Keeline, Victoria Weisfeld, Anne-Marie Campbell, Jennifer Berg, Tim P. Walker, and Emilya Naymark.

From the haunted hallways of the Hotel del Coronado to the tranquil gardens of Balboa Park, from the opulent estates of La Jolla to the bustling Gaslamp Quarter, Killin’ Time in San Diego is your ticket to the hidden side of “America’s Finest City.”

Critical Acclaim for KILLIN’ TIME IN SAN DIEGO

Killin’ Time in San Diego is a knock-it-out-of-the-park grand slam. A must-have anthology for mystery readers everywhere.” —Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepless City

“Another worthy addition to the Bouchercon legacy. Top writers on top of their game.” —Colin Campbell, author of the Jim Grant Thrillers

“Holly West helms another fine anthology, proving once again that short crime fiction is alive and well…and living in San Diego.” —Josh Pachter, editor of Paranoia Blues

“A lively, varied and well-written collection distinguished by sharp characterizations. Revenge and survival, sly cozies and twisty plots all confirm that fabulous weather is no barrier to bad behavior and successful sleuthing in Killin’ Time in San Diego.” —Janice Law, author of the Francis Bacon mysteries