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ISBN13: 9780544034648
ISBN10: 0544034643
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“With so many great authors contributing to this fiction collection . . . it doesnt take detecting skills to discover the gem. And every story dazzles . . . These stories, in prose both elegant and compelling, get to the heart of why people do what they do.” — USA Today

The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 will be selected by “writing powerhouse” (USA Today) Laura Lippman. With her popular Tess Monaghan series and her New York Times best-selling standalone novels, Lippman has greatly expanded the boundaries of modern mystery fiction and psychological suspense.

Review:

"The 20 entries in series editor Otto Penzler's 18th annual collection of crime stories impress with their quality, diversity, and almost complete absence of private detectives or policemen as main character. The many gems include 'Almost Like Christmas,' a recently discovered, heart-wrenching story by the late Joseph Heller, as well as selections from such well-known mystery writers as James Lee Burke ('Getting Across Jordan') and Megan Abbott ('My Heart Is Either Broken'). There are also strong offerings from mainstream authors, such as Russell Banks's 'Former Marine,' which is about an elderly bank robber and his sons, and Annie Proulx's 'Rough Deeds,' which reaches back to colonial times. Charlaine Harris displays her sly wit in 'Small Kingdoms,' in which a high school principal defends her turf, and Matthew Neill Null's 'Gauley Season' takes readers wild river rafting in West Virginia, where not all dangers come from the water. Guest editor Lippman has chosen wisely. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The best-selling and award-winning Laura Lippman edits a collection of the best mystery writing published in 2013 selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, books, and websites.

About the Author

Otto Penzler is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and owner of New York's The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstores solely dedicated to mystery fiction. He  has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies.
Laura Lippman is the author of eleven novels featuring Baltimore private detective Tess Monaghan, eight stand-alone novels, including After I'm Gone coming out in February, and a short story collection. Her six most recent books have all been New York Times bestsellers. Lippman has won numerous literary prizes for her work, including the Edgar®, Anthony, Nero Wolfe, Agatha, Gumshoe, Barry, and Macavity Awards.

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Skip Owen, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by Skip Owen)
I have purchased this series ever since it started coming out back in 1997. Year after year... It never fails to be a fun read. A cup of hot chocolate or a glass of red wine by the fireplace in the evening, while reading a story or two with a contented smile on my face, and I`m ready for a restful sleep!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780544034648
Author:
Lippman, Laura
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best American
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The 20 entries in series editor Otto Penzler's 18th annual collection of crime stories impress with their quality, diversity, and almost complete absence of private detectives or policemen as main character. The many gems include 'Almost Like Christmas,' a recently discovered, heart-wrenching story by the late Joseph Heller, as well as selections from such well-known mystery writers as James Lee Burke ('Getting Across Jordan') and Megan Abbott ('My Heart Is Either Broken'). There are also strong offerings from mainstream authors, such as Russell Banks's 'Former Marine,' which is about an elderly bank robber and his sons, and Annie Proulx's 'Rough Deeds,' which reaches back to colonial times. Charlaine Harris displays her sly wit in 'Small Kingdoms,' in which a high school principal defends her turf, and Matthew Neill Null's 'Gauley Season' takes readers wild river rafting in West Virginia, where not all dangers come from the water. Guest editor Lippman has chosen wisely. Agent: Nat Sobel, Sobel Weber. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

The best-selling and award-winning Laura Lippman edits a collection of the best mystery writing published in 2013 selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, books, and websites.

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