Noire and More
I tried this CD book because I knew Lee Child and thought the others would be similar crime writers...Assassin stories is an accurate subtitle for this collection...and the stories are all unusual in their settings and characters. However it is creepy and for the daylight hours only.
The Barbara Serenella selection is the only one that deals with mainly female characters. She writes in a more modernidiom than the other four writers.
Each writer reflects crime in a unique context. they are each deadly in their own fashion. Emptor Caveat.