Cecily Gayford studied English at the University of Oxford, where she wrote her thesis on the 'Golden Age' detective stories of the 1930s and 1940s. Now a Publishing Director, she has worked at Profile Books for ten years. Murder in a Heatwave includes classic stories from well loved authors such as Dorothy L. Sayers, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margery Allingham, Ian Rankin and many more.
With Cecily Gayford in charge, we are on safe ground * Daily Mail * Praise for the Vintage Murder series * : * Has everything you might want ... take this little book to the beach [and] relax in the sun while reading of battered corpses -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday * An excellent collection of short stories by ten top-class writers -- Marcel Berlins * Times Books of the Year * Short, clever and puzzling murder tales test the brains of the most avid crime reader ... delectable * On Magazine * Looking forward to Christmas? [The Vintage Murder series] is a fine way to start it. It's a cracker. -- Amy Myers