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The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (Best American Mystery Stories)

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Publisher Comments:

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 includes:

Scott Turow ? Edward P. Jones ? Louise Erdrich ? Dennis Lehane ? Daniel Handler ? Laura Lippman ? George V. Higgins ? David Means ? Richard Burgin ? Scott Wolven ? Stuart M. Kaminsky ? and others

Review:

"The roster includes well-known surnames — Erdrich, Higgins, Kaminsky, Lehane, Sayles, and Turow — but the lesser-knowns...deliver delightful surprises....For any fan of good storytelling." Booklist

Review:

"Twenty previously published short stories with but one thing in common: good writing....Oates thoughtfully introduces generally gritty tales told with panache." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

This volume brings together the genre's finest from the past year. With stories from mystery veterans and newly discovered talents, this thrilling collection is sure to appeal to crime fiction fans of all tastes.

Synopsis:

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind. <BR><BR>The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 includes <BR><BR>Scott Turow &bull; Edward P. Jones &bull; Louise Erdrich &bull; Dennis Lehane &bull; Daniel Handler &bull; Laura Lippman &bull; George V. Higgins &bull; David Means &bull; Richard Burgin &bull; Scott Wolven &bull; Stuart M. Kaminsky &bull; and others<BR><BR>Joyce Carol Oates, guest editor, is a highly respected novelist, critic, playwright, poet, and short story writer. She is the author of numerous books, including the National Book Award winner Them and most recently the novel The Falls.

About the Author

Otto Penzler is the founder of the Mysterious Bookshops and the Mysterious Press and an Edgar Award winner. He lives in New York City.

Joyce Carol Oates — novelist, essayist, critic, poet, playwright, teacher, and short story writer — is one of the preeminent literary figures and social critics of the twentieth century. Her honors include an NEA grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Lifetime Achievement Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature. She is also a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword • ix Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates • xiii

Richard Burgin The Identity Club • 1 Louise Erdrich Disaster Stamps of Pluto • 19

Daniel Handler Delmonico • 33

George V. Higgins Jack Duggans Law • 49

Edward P. Jones Old Boys, Old Girls • 80

Stuart M. Kaminsky The Shooting of John Roy Worth • 103

Dennis Lehane Until Gwen • 113

Laura Lippman The Shoeshine Mans Regrets • 129

Tim McLoughlin When All This Was Bay Ridge • 141

Lou Manfredo Case Closed • 152

David Means Sault Ste. Marie • 173

Kent Nelson Public Trouble • 184

Daniel Orozco Officers Weep • 194

David Rachel The Last Man I Killed • 203

Joseph Raiche One Mississippi • 217

John Sayles Cruisers • 225

Sam Shaw Reconstruction • 241

Oz Spies The Love of a Strong Man • 259

Scott Turow Loyalty • 274

Scott Wolven Barracuda • 297 Contributors Notes • 313 Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2004 • 323

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618517459
Editor:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Editor:
Otto Penzler
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Editor:
Joyce Carol Oates
Editor:
Penzler, Otto; Oates, Joyce Carol
Editor:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
FIC022050
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Mystery Stories
Publication Date:
October 5, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.24x5.56x.93 in. .87 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Houghton Mifflin Company - English 9780618517459 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The roster includes well-known surnames — Erdrich, Higgins, Kaminsky, Lehane, Sayles, and Turow — but the lesser-knowns...deliver delightful surprises....For any fan of good storytelling."
"Review" by , "Twenty previously published short stories with but one thing in common: good writing....Oates thoughtfully introduces generally gritty tales told with panache."
"Synopsis" by , This volume brings together the genre's finest from the past year. With stories from mystery veterans and newly discovered talents, this thrilling collection is sure to appeal to crime fiction fans of all tastes.
"Synopsis" by , The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind. <BR><BR>The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 includes <BR><BR>Scott Turow &bull; Edward P. Jones &bull; Louise Erdrich &bull; Dennis Lehane &bull; Daniel Handler &bull; Laura Lippman &bull; George V. Higgins &bull; David Means &bull; Richard Burgin &bull; Scott Wolven &bull; Stuart M. Kaminsky &bull; and others<BR><BR>Joyce Carol Oates, guest editor, is a highly respected novelist, critic, playwright, poet, and short story writer. She is the author of numerous books, including the National Book Award winner Them and most recently the novel The Falls.
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