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Simply the best mysteries :Edgar award winners and front runners


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No other prize in the mystery field carries the critical acclaim, or the guarantee of enjoyment, of the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. With contributions by such great writers as P. D. James, Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, Lawrence Treat, and Stanley Ellin, here is the first retrospective collection of Edgar-winning stories, plus some that lost by only the slimmest margins.

This matchless anthology by notable mystery editor Janet Hutchings, the current editor of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, covers more than forty years of the Edgars and stands as a companion volume to Fifty Best Mysteries, both having been gathered from the pages of Ellery Queen. Among the twenty-one page-turning tales, Donald E. Westlake's "This Is Death" updates Ambrose Bierce's "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", Ruth Rendell's "The Fallen Curtain" investigates the hidden motives of a child abduction, and Joe Gores's "Goodbye, Pops" adds a touching twist to the felon-on-the-run scenario.

From the fifties to the nineties, Simply the Best Mysteries offers just that for the mystery lover.

Table of Contents

  1. The house party /Stanley Ellin
  2. Dream no more /Philip MacDonald
  3. The Blessington method /Stanley Ellin
  4. And already lost /Charlotte Armstrong
  5. The affair at Lahore Cantonment /Avram Davidson
  6. The terrapin /Patricia Highsmith
  7. H as in homicide /Lawrence Treat
  8. Goodbye, Pops /Joe Gores
  9. The purple shroud /Joyce Harrington
  10. The fallen curtain /Ruth Rendell -Like a terrible scream /Etta Revesz
  11. Chance after chance /Thomas Walsh
  12. The cloud beneath the eaves /Barbara Owens
  13. This is death /Donald E. Westlake
  14. Horn man /Clark Howard
  15. The absence of Emily /Jack Ritchie
  16. The new girl friend /Ruth Rendell
  17. The Anderson boy /Joseph Hansen
  18. Elvis lives /Lynne Barrett
  19. Candles in the rain /Doug Allyn
  20. When your breath freezes /Kathleen Dougherty
  21. The judge's boy /Jean B. Cooper.

Product Details

(Edgar award winners and front runners )
Hutchings, Janet
Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.
New York :
Mystery & Detective - General
Detective and mystery stories
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Detective and mystery stories, American
Edition Description:
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
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xi, 352 p.
8.17x5.54x.98 in. .91 lbs.

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