- A Tap On The Window by Linwood Barclay
- The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood
- The Crooked Maid by Dan Vyleta
- The Dying Hours by Mark Billingham
For the 300th issue of ShortList the editors asked writers to create an original noir story. The catch? It had to be exactly 300 words long. You can read the stories by Anthony Horowitz, Denise Mina, Frank Bill, George Pelecanos, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville, Arne Dahl, Mark Billingham, Malcolm Mackay, Joe R. Lansdale, David Vann, Will Self, David Whitehouse, Danny Wallace, John Connolly, James Sallis, Daniel Woodrell and Ben Banyard at ShortList.