Paul Swan, a professional jewel thief, against his self-imposed rule, risks a heist in his home town. He promises himself this is the last job before he retires. After a successful career, this theft seems to come off like all the rest. That's when the action cranks up.
I wanted to spend more time with these characters, and apparently you can. Like Whittle's story, this is a prequel to novels in a series.
A good anthology has variety, while sticking to a unified theme. Lowcountry Crime does this well. Tina Whittle's tale involves the lower end of the social spectrum, and takes us to the swamps. Iyer's characters move in a higher social stratum, among the rich and powerful in a city setting. I am halfway through Blue Nude, where Jonathan M. Bryant's character Brad Sharpe takes us to an island in an attempt to clear his name.
Enjoyable reads, good writing by a variety of authors, and an entertaining setting. I'll have to check out more anthologies!