Derived from a series launched in 2003 by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, called Passports to Crime, this volume collects stories from some of the world's most popular and talented crime writers. Originally published monthly in Ellery Queen, these stories are appearing for the first time in book form.
This is exactly what I like about short story collections. This is particularly what I like as it's made up of a series of stories from authors all over the world.
Whilst there is no particular theme, the collection really gives you a feel for interpretations of crime fiction in a lot of different countries and cultures.
As always, ones that worked beautifully, ones that weren't for me, others from authors I already knew about, many from new to me authors who promptly made it onto the "book watch" list.