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The Best American Mystery Stories (Best American Mystery Stories)

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ISBN13: 9780544034648
ISBN10: 0544034643
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The Best American Series®

First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the countrys finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volumes series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the 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 2011 includes

Lawrence Block, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman,

Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin, Ed Gorman, Richard Lange, S. J. Rozan,

Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, and others

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.

Synopsis:

Mega best-selling mystery and thriller novelist James Patterson edits a collection of the best mystery writing.

Synopsis:

A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2009 culled from a variety of sources.

Synopsis:

“Readers who haven’t yet sampled the series . . . should be urged to check it out; they will discover that a well-told mystery story can pack all the wallop of a full-length novel.” — Booklist

Mega-best-selling mystery and thriller novelist James Patterson is the editor for The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. With his perennially popular Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, and Michael Bennett series, Patterson is “The Man Who Can't Miss” (Time).

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. 

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.

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

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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:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Patterson, James
Author:
Child, Lee
Author:
Scottoline, Lisa
Author:
Lippman, Laura
Author:
Coben, Harlan
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best American
Publication Date:
20141031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 432 pages Mariner Books - English 9780544034648 Reviews:
"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.

"Synopsis" by ,

Mega best-selling mystery and thriller novelist James Patterson edits a collection of the best mystery writing.

"Synopsis" by ,
A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2009 culled from a variety of sources.
"Synopsis" by ,
“Readers who haven’t yet sampled the series . . . should be urged to check it out; they will discover that a well-told mystery story can pack all the wallop of a full-length novel.” — Booklist

Mega-best-selling mystery and thriller novelist James Patterson is the editor for The Best American Mystery Stories 2015. With his perennially popular Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, and Michael Bennett series, Patterson is “The Man Who Can't Miss” (Time).

"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. 
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