This unique collection features crime stories that cross with other genres, including SF, horror, fantasy, western, fairy tales and romance writing to create an unholy miasma. Writers involved are such luminaries as Peter Corris, Jean Bedford, Terry Dowling, Kerry Greenwood, Marele Day, Garry Disher, Bill Congreve, Robert Wallace, Steve Wright, Jan McKemmish, Dominic Cadden and Robert Hood. It is edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden and Robert Hood.
Robert Hood has been writing for several decades, and has been published worldwide. He has been called "Aussie horror's wicked godfather" as well as a "master of dark fantasy". He also writes in the science fiction and crime genres.