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Murder for Revenge

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Revenge, one of the most compelling motives in mystery fiction, permeates this all-original anthology from 12 master storytellers. Witty, gritty, romantic and untraditional, these tales represent the stellar talent of Joyce Carol Oates, Shel Silverstein, Phillip Margolin, Eric Lustbader, David Morrell, Judith Kelman, Mary Higgins Clark, Vicki Hendricks, Joan Hess, Peter Straub, Thomas H. Cook, and Lawrence Block.

Synopsis:

A high school wallflower cooks up justice O la carte at her 20th reunion...A submissive wife sails her domineering husband straight to hell...A man disposes of his enemy in a murder only a writer could commit.

This irresistible collection of original stories was born of a deliciously wicked idea: ask twelve of America's best writers to explore a single subject--people willing, often gleefully so, to kill for revenge. The result is a star-studded gathering of fiction's finest, and an infinitely satisfying banquet of..."Murder for Revenge.

In Lawrence Block's chilling contribution, a serial killer transforms one victim's brother into his greatest defender--to his eternal regret! Revenge more immediate sizzles in Mary Higgins Clark's "Power Play," as a dashing ex-president and his congresswoman wife outwit terrorists hunting bigger game. Phillip Margolin's career criminal has an alibi to die for--which becomes a nail in the coffin of self-defense. Joyce Carol Oates administers revenge most satisfying in "Murder-Two" as a brilliant lawyer defends her first criminal client--her worst enemy's son. And in Peter Straub's "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff," a betrayed husband discovers that if you have to ask the price of revenge, you can't afford to pay for it.

Here is delicious retribution in these and seven more superb, all-new stories by Thomas H. Cook, Vicki Hendricks, Joan Hess, Judith Kelman, Eric Lustbader, David Morrell, and Shel Silverstein: America's favorite writers gathered together in one unforgettable volume--a wickedly entertaining exploration of sweet, cold-blooded revenge.

Otto Penzler is the owner of The Mysterious Bookshops in New York City, Los Angeles, and London. Thefounder of The Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books, he is also the editor of the acclaimed collection "Murder for Love. He received an Edgar Award for the "Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, and was honored by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994 with the Ellery Queen Award for his contributions in the publishing field. He lives in New York City.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440613558
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Dell
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.75 in 1.1875 lb

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Product details 400 pages Dell Publishing Company - English 9780440613558 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A high school wallflower cooks up justice O la carte at her 20th reunion...A submissive wife sails her domineering husband straight to hell...A man disposes of his enemy in a murder only a writer could commit.

This irresistible collection of original stories was born of a deliciously wicked idea: ask twelve of America's best writers to explore a single subject--people willing, often gleefully so, to kill for revenge. The result is a star-studded gathering of fiction's finest, and an infinitely satisfying banquet of..."Murder for Revenge.

In Lawrence Block's chilling contribution, a serial killer transforms one victim's brother into his greatest defender--to his eternal regret! Revenge more immediate sizzles in Mary Higgins Clark's "Power Play," as a dashing ex-president and his congresswoman wife outwit terrorists hunting bigger game. Phillip Margolin's career criminal has an alibi to die for--which becomes a nail in the coffin of self-defense. Joyce Carol Oates administers revenge most satisfying in "Murder-Two" as a brilliant lawyer defends her first criminal client--her worst enemy's son. And in Peter Straub's "Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff," a betrayed husband discovers that if you have to ask the price of revenge, you can't afford to pay for it.

Here is delicious retribution in these and seven more superb, all-new stories by Thomas H. Cook, Vicki Hendricks, Joan Hess, Judith Kelman, Eric Lustbader, David Morrell, and Shel Silverstein: America's favorite writers gathered together in one unforgettable volume--a wickedly entertaining exploration of sweet, cold-blooded revenge.

Otto Penzler is the owner of The Mysterious Bookshops in New York City, Los Angeles, and London. Thefounder of The Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books, he is also the editor of the acclaimed collection "Murder for Love. He received an Edgar Award for the "Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, and was honored by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994 with the Ellery Queen Award for his contributions in the publishing field. He lives in New York City.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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