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Publisher Comments:

The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 is yet another must read for the true crime aficionado—an eye-opening compendium of the most gripping, suspenseful, and brilliant crime stories of the year by the masters of the genre. Guest editor Stephen J. Dubner (Freakonomics) joins series editors Otto Penzler and Thomas Cook for the latest annual installment in what Entertainment Weekly has praised as the best mix of “the political, the macabre, and the downright brilliant,” and People Magazine calls, “arresting reading.”

Review:

"From sitting face-to-face with a cartel hitman to an unsolved kidnapping, the stories collected here are some of the best depictions of the worst of humanity. Guest editor Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics) wisely opens with a pair of pieces from long-time New Yorker staff writer Calvin Trillin, which demonstrate the wide scope of the collection: a darkly humorous poem about Roman Polanski's defenders against a statutory rape charge, and a small-town crime story about a Michigan man who gunned down a group of teenagers at a local swimming hole because he had 'nothing to lose.' Other standouts include Lisa R. Cohen's New York magazine piece about the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz from his SoHo street and the protracted battle to bring his suspected killer to trial; Peter Savodnik's unsettling report from GQ of the Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin (known as the 'The Maniac'), who was convicted of murdering 48 people but claimed to have killed 63; and Charles Bowden's unnerving account in Harper's of interviewing an assassin who 'disappeared' hundreds of people in Mexico. Series editors Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook continue to deliver top-notch collections of crime stories big and small. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2012 culled from a variety of sources.

Synopsis:

A best-selling novelist and Edgar Award winner, Lisa Scottoline brings her mastery of the thriller genre as well as her wit and heart to this collection of the must-reads in mysteries. 

Synopsis:

Thieves, liars, and killers—its a criminal world out there, and someone has to write about it. A thrilling collection of the years best reportage by the aces of the true-crime genre, The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 brings together the mysteries and missteps of an eclectic and unforgettable set of criminals. Gripping, suspenseful, and brilliant, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed series features guest editor Stephen J. Dubner, award-winning and megabestselling coauthor of SuperFreakonomics and Freakonomics.

About the Author

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop, the founder of the Mysterious Press, the creator of Otto Penzler Books, and the editor of many books and anthologies.

Table of Contents

Foreword • ix

Introduction • xiii

TOM BARLOW

   Smothered and Covered • 1

MICHAEL CONNELLY

   A Fine Mist of Blood • 14

ONEIL DE NOUX

   Misprision of Felony • 29

EILEEN DREYER

   The Sailor in the Picture • 46

DAVID EDGERLEY GATES

   The Devil to Pay • 61

CLARK HOWARD

   The Street Ends at the Cemetery • 91

ANDRE KOCSIS

   Crossing • 126

KEVIN LEAHY

   Remora, IL • 158

NICK MAMATAS

   Thy Shiny Car in the Night • 172

EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL

   Drifter • 180

DENNIS MCFADDEN

   The Ring of Kerry • 194

MICAH NATHAN

   Quarry • 211

JOYCE CAROL OATES

   So Near Any Time Always • 225

NANCY PICKARD

   Light Bulb • 263

BILL PRONZINI

   Gunpowder Alley • 277

PATRICIA SMITH

   When They Are Done with Us • 300

RANDALL SILVIS

   The Indian • 316

BEN STROUD

   The Dons Cinnamon • 366

HANNAH TINTI

   Bullet Number Two • 381

MAURINE DALLAS WATKINS

   Bound • 392

Contributors Notes • 406

Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2012 • 418

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061490866
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Yaccarino, Dan
Author:
Public Domain
Author:
Kashner, Sam
Author:
Scottoline, Lisa
Author:
Schoenberger, Nancy
Author:
Cook, Thomas H.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best American
Publication Date:
20131008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from PreS to K
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.83 lb
Age Level:
from 1 to 5

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Product details 448 pages Ecco - English 9780061490866 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "From sitting face-to-face with a cartel hitman to an unsolved kidnapping, the stories collected here are some of the best depictions of the worst of humanity. Guest editor Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics) wisely opens with a pair of pieces from long-time New Yorker staff writer Calvin Trillin, which demonstrate the wide scope of the collection: a darkly humorous poem about Roman Polanski's defenders against a statutory rape charge, and a small-town crime story about a Michigan man who gunned down a group of teenagers at a local swimming hole because he had 'nothing to lose.' Other standouts include Lisa R. Cohen's New York magazine piece about the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz from his SoHo street and the protracted battle to bring his suspected killer to trial; Peter Savodnik's unsettling report from GQ of the Russian serial killer Alexander Pichushkin (known as the 'The Maniac'), who was convicted of murdering 48 people but claimed to have killed 63; and Charles Bowden's unnerving account in Harper's of interviewing an assassin who 'disappeared' hundreds of people in Mexico. Series editors Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook continue to deliver top-notch collections of crime stories big and small. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2012 culled from a variety of sources.
"Synopsis" by , A best-selling novelist and Edgar Award winner, Lisa Scottoline brings her mastery of the thriller genre as well as her wit and heart to this collection of the must-reads in mysteries. 
"Synopsis" by , Thieves, liars, and killers—its a criminal world out there, and someone has to write about it. A thrilling collection of the years best reportage by the aces of the true-crime genre, The Best American Crime Reporting 2010 brings together the mysteries and missteps of an eclectic and unforgettable set of criminals. Gripping, suspenseful, and brilliant, this latest addition to the highly acclaimed series features guest editor Stephen J. Dubner, award-winning and megabestselling coauthor of SuperFreakonomics and Freakonomics.
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