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Publisher Comments:

Now in its eighth year, this perennially popular anthology holds something for every reader. Encompassing all aspects of the genre, “this series can be counted on to showcase the best of mainstream mystery and crime fiction” (Booklist). Stephen King blurs the line between reality and dream. Joyce Carol Oates follows a young girl who preys on her sexual predators. Jeff Abbott enters the high-stakes world of Las Vegas and the trap of a beautiful redhead. Scott Wolven brings boxing and murder to a small town in Vermont. Assembled by best-selling suspense author Nelson DeMille, The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 promises to be the most thrilling volume yet.

Synopsis:

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Assembled by best-selling suspense author Nelson DeMille, The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 contains a spectacular array of stories by mystery veterans and talented newcomers. Follow a chain reaction that saves a womans life, visit a house haunted by a husbands violent killing spree, enter the high-stakes world of Las Vegas gambling, watch the line between reality and dream blur, travel with a bored salesman driven to crime, and much more. Encompassing all aspects of the genre, this years selections are sure to quicken pulses, send chills down the spine, and keep readers continually guessing.

Synopsis:

The eighth installment of the best-selling series once again features pulse-quickening stories from all reaches of the genre.

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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword • ix

Introduction by Nelson DeMille • xii

jeff abbott Bet on Red • 1

jeffrey robert bowman Stonewalls • 20

william j. carroll, jr.

Height Advantage • 34

benjamin cavell Evolution • 69

christopher coake All Through the House • 110

patrick michael finn Where Beautiful Ladies Dance for You • 151

rob kantner How Wendy Tudhope Was Saved from Sure and Certain Death • 172

jonathon king Snake Eyes • 195

stephen king Harveys Dream • 216

michael knight Smash and Grab • 226

richard lange Bank of America • 238

tom larsen Lids • 260

dick lochte Low Tide • 280

richard a. lupoff The Incident of the Impecunious Chevalier • 300

joyce carol oates Doll: A Romance of the Mississippi • 322

jack oconnell The Swag from Doc Hawthornes • 341

frederick waterman Best Man Wins • 362

timothy williams Something About Teddy • 374

scott wolven El Rey • 387

angela zeman Green Heat • 400

Contributors Notes • 421

Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2003 • 431

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618329687
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Editor:
DeMille, Nelson
Editor:
DeMille, Nelson
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Editor:
DeMille, Nelson; Penzler, Otto
Author:
DeMille, Nelson
Author:
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Author:
Nelson DeMi
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2004
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Mystery Stories
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.24x5.80x1.39 in. 1.35 lbs.

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by ,
Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

Assembled by best-selling suspense author Nelson DeMille, The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 contains a spectacular array of stories by mystery veterans and talented newcomers. Follow a chain reaction that saves a womans life, visit a house haunted by a husbands violent killing spree, enter the high-stakes world of Las Vegas gambling, watch the line between reality and dream blur, travel with a bored salesman driven to crime, and much more. Encompassing all aspects of the genre, this years selections are sure to quicken pulses, send chills down the spine, and keep readers continually guessing.

"Synopsis" by ,
The eighth installment of the best-selling series once again features pulse-quickening stories from all reaches of the genre.
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