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Mystery Writers of America Presents the Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase

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Publisher Comments:

Nineteen original stories--including a new contribution by New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly--about riveting showdowns between cops and criminals.

From Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post-Civil War frontier, from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, these gripping stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and -women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves.

In T. Jefferson Parker's "Skinhead Central," an ex-cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement. In Alafair Burke's "Winning," a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses. In Edward D. Hoch's "Friday Night Luck," a wanna-be cop blows his chance at a spot on the force--and breaks his case.

Review:

"Mystery Writers of America presents a high-quality anthology of 19 original stories that explore a wide range of police experiences, from newcomer Polly Nelson's superb tale set in 1864 Kansas, 'Burying Mr. Henry,' to editor Connelly's powerful and grim Harry Bosch investigation into a young disabled boy's death, 'Father's Day.' The sordid mean streets, depicted in Persia Walker's 'Such a Lucky, Pretty Girl,' are nicely balanced with the lighter touches of Jon Breen's 'Serial Killer,' a darkly comic tale in which two police detectives recount one of their cases to a community college writing class. TV writer Paul Guyot contributes one of the volume's strongest selections, 'What a Wonderful World,' about a cop's obsessive search for the killer of a hot dog vendor. This is one of those rare themed anthologies that can be enjoyed at one sitting." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Taking us from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, from Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post-Civil War frontier, these riveting stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and -women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves.

In T. Jefferson Parker's Skinhead Central, an ex-cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement. In Alafair Burke's Winning, a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses. In Michael Connelly's Father's Day, Harry Bosch faces one of his most emotionally trying cases, investigating a young boy's death.

These are hard-hitting, thrilling, and utterly unforgettable stories, from some of the best writers in the mystery world.

About the Author

Michael Connelly, a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and a former journalist, has won numerous crime fiction prizes. He lives in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316012515
Subtitle:
New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Other:
Mystery, Writers Of America
Editor:
Connelly, Michael
Author:
Connelly, Michael
Author:
Mystery, Writers Of America
Author:
Mystery Writers of America, Inc
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Criminals; Lawmen; Law enforcement; Retirees; Husbands and wives
Edition Description:
Us
Publication Date:
20080414
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.84 lb

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Product details 384 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316012515 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Mystery Writers of America presents a high-quality anthology of 19 original stories that explore a wide range of police experiences, from newcomer Polly Nelson's superb tale set in 1864 Kansas, 'Burying Mr. Henry,' to editor Connelly's powerful and grim Harry Bosch investigation into a young disabled boy's death, 'Father's Day.' The sordid mean streets, depicted in Persia Walker's 'Such a Lucky, Pretty Girl,' are nicely balanced with the lighter touches of Jon Breen's 'Serial Killer,' a darkly comic tale in which two police detectives recount one of their cases to a community college writing class. TV writer Paul Guyot contributes one of the volume's strongest selections, 'What a Wonderful World,' about a cop's obsessive search for the killer of a hot dog vendor. This is one of those rare themed anthologies that can be enjoyed at one sitting." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Taking us from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, from Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post-Civil War frontier, these riveting stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and -women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves.

In T. Jefferson Parker's Skinhead Central, an ex-cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement. In Alafair Burke's Winning, a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses. In Michael Connelly's Father's Day, Harry Bosch faces one of his most emotionally trying cases, investigating a young boy's death.

These are hard-hitting, thrilling, and utterly unforgettable stories, from some of the best writers in the mystery world.

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