"a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject." Other definitions do no stipulate "various" authors.
A HELL OF A WOMAN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FEMALE NOIR, edited by Megan Abbott
When Megan attended her first Bouchercon in 2006, David Thompson ( now tragically deceased) an entrepreneur and associated with Murder by the Book in Houston, approached her and asked her if she would be interested in editing an anthology of (mostly)women writers, writing about woman. Take the women who are usually the victims or part of the back story and fashion stories with them in a major role, he said. Megan, who knew almost no one in the business yet agreed to it and spent considerable time convincing the women in this volume to contribute a new story to a book edited by an fairly unknown writer for a fairly unknown press (Busted Flush). And this is the volume of stories that collaboration produced. I think many of them are quite good. My special favorites are "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Sandra Scoppettone, "Uncle" by Daniel Woodrell (nominated for an Edgar), and "The Chirashi Covenant" by Naomi Hirahara. But almost every story is good.
Sergio Angelini, THE MANY, Wyl Menmuir
Yvette Banek, A POCKETFUL OF RYE, Agatha Christie
Elgin Bleecker, THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Sir, Arthur Conan Doyle
Brian Busby, THE MAN FROM GLENGARY, Ralph Connor
Bill Crider, Tough Guys and Dangerous Dames -- Weinberg, Robert E., Stefan Dziemianowicz and Martin H. Greenberg, editors.
Martin Edwards, THE UNFORTUNATE MURDERER, Richard Hull
Curt Evans, The Hank Hyer Detective Novels of Kurt Steele
Richard Horton, Who Speaks of Conquest? by Lan Wright/The Earth in Peril, edited by Donald Wollheim
Jerry House, THE MURDER OF SIR EDMUND GODFREY, John Dickson Carr
George Kelley, THE OXFORD BOOK OF SPY STORIES, ed. Michael Cox
Rob Kitchin, JOURNEY INTO FEAR, Eric Ambler
B.V. Lawson, MURDER INTERCONTINENTAL, Manson and Halligan
Steve Lewis/Josef Hoffman, 12 Hard Boiled anthologies
Todd Mason, PARTNERS IN WONDER, Harlan Ellison and collaborators
Neer, THE ROME EXPRESS, Arthur Griffiths
J.F. Norris, FOUR AND TWENTY BLOODHOUNDS, Anthony Boucher ed.
Matthew Paust, A MOMENT ON THE EDGE, A Hundred Years of Crime Stories by Woman. ed. Elizabeth George
The Rap Sheet/ Jim Napier, A DANDY IN ASPIC, Derek Marlowe
Reactions to Reading, RAGE, Zygmunt, Miloszewski
James Reasoner, THE VORTEX BLASTERS, Sam Moskowitz, ed
Richard Robinson, THE HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE, ed. Herbert Rhum
Gerard Saylor, AT MY LEISURE: GREENMANTLE, John Buchan
Kevin Tipple/Barry Ergang, TOP SUSPENSE, 13 CLASSICS STORIES BY 12 MASTERS
TomCat, THE CONQUEROR,INN, E. R. Punshon
TracyK, GRIFTERS AND SWINDLERS, ed. Cynthia Mason