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01The Spinster, By Ann Cleeves2015021620170116 (BBC7)
20181010 (BBC7)
DI Jimmy Perez interviews a Scottish spinster with a buried secret.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

This collection of crime writing features a compelling cast of suspects. Following the success of OxTales (2009) and OxTravels (2011), Oxfam has produced this collection of crime writing. We have chosen 5 of the best for Radio 4 Extra. A Scottish spinster with a buried secret, a man obsessed with casual murder and an artist's fascination with truth - all figure in this intriguing array of tales.

Among the readers are Ewan Bailey and Maggie Steed. Writers include 2008/2010 Stonewall Writer of the Year Stella Duffy (Room Of Lost Things, Theodora), multiple award-winning Inspector Rebus creator Ian Rankin OBE, Ann Cleeves (Vera, Shetland) and sometime Murder One bookshop owner-turned-crime-writer and columnist Maxim Jakubowski.

1: Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez interviews a Scottish spinster with a buried secret. Read by Sheila Reid.

DI Jimmy Perez interviews a Scottish spinster with a buried secret.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

02An Afternoon/people Just Don't Listen2015021720170117 (BBC7)
20181011 (BBC7)
Ian Rankin's tale of match violence and Peter Robinson's reminder about listening well.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

Sheila Read reads Ian Rankin's tale of match violence.

Ewan Bailey reads Peter Robinson's reminder about listening carefully.

Following the success of OxTales (2009) and OxTravels (2011), Oxfam has produced this collection of crime writing. We have chosen 5 of the best for Radio 4 Extra.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Partnership.

Ian Rankin's tale of match violence and Peter Robinson's reminder about listening well.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

03My Life As A Killer, By Maxim Jakubowski2015021820170118 (BBC7)
20181015 (BBC7)
Murder becomes an obsession for a man whose time is running out.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

Casual murder becomes an obsession for a man whose time is running out. Read by Ewan Bailey.

Following the success of OxTales (2009) and OxTravels (2011), Oxfam has produced this collection of crime writing. We have chosen 5 of the best for Radio 4 Extra.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Partnership.

04Face Value By Stella Duffy, Part 12015021920170119 (BBC7)
20181016 (BBC7)
An artist's fascination for the truth in her work holds a deadly secret.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

An artist's fascination for the truth in her most notorious and spectacular work holds a deadly secret. Read by Maggie Steed.

Following the success of OxTales (2009) and OxTravels (2011), Oxfam has produced this collection of crime writing. We have chosen 5 of the best for Radio 4 Extra.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Partnership.

An artist's fascination for the truth in her work holds a deadly secret.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

05Face Value By Stella Duffy, Part 22015022020170120 (BBC7)
20181017 (BBC7)
A notorious artist recalls her most controversial work.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection

A notorious artist recalls her most controversial work, and the night it was unveiled to the public. Read by Maggie Steed.

Following the success of OxTales (2009) and OxTravels (2011), Oxfam has produced this collection of crime writing. We have chosen 5 of the best for Radio 4 Extra.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by the Waters Partnership.

A notorious artist recalls her most controversial work.

The pick of Oxfam's most recent short story collection