"Out of the Blue"

by Carla Vermaat

British editor Maxim Jakubowski contacted me in 2008 and asked me to translate several Dutch crime stories into English for a collection he was editing. I hadn't heard of Carla Vermaat before this, but liked her "Out of the Blue" so much that I had her send me another of her short stories, "A Long Cherished Dream," which I translated for EQMM and which wound up appearing in print before "Out of the Blue."

This is the US edition of the book, which was first published in England as The Mammoth Book of Best International Crime.

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