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The Best American Mystery Stories (Best American Mystery Stories)

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Publisher Comments:

Best-selling novelist Lee Child edits this latest collection of the genres finest from the past year. Featuring “gritty tales told with panache,” this is a “must-read for anybody who cares about crime stories” (Booklist).

Review:

"The 20 short stories in the 14th edition of this 'best of' series offer a wider variety than some of its predecessors. Sherlockians who have not yet encountered Lyndsay Faye will be more than pleased by her pastiche, 'The Case of Colonel Warburton's Madness,' which allows the sleuth to solve the mystery from an armchair. Jay Brandon makes clever use of his research into the history of San Antonio in 'A Jury of His Peers,' which centers on the Mexican Army's expulsion of all of the city's attorneys in 1842. Lynda Leidiger's 'Tell Me' movingly portrays the horrific aftermath of a rape and attempted murder. Doug Alleyn's 'An Early Christmas' proves that excellent traditional whodunits, which have been underrepresented in recent years, are still being written. Other contributors include Dennis Lehane, Phillip Margolin, and Jon Land. While this volume contains relatively few household names, the quality certainly doesn't suffer as a result. (Oct.)" 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:

Best-selling novelist Harlan Coben, a master of suspense and creator of the critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, edits this latest collection of the must-reads in mysteries from the past year.

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.
LEE CHILD is the author of thirteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, The Hard Way, and #1 bestsellers Bad Luck and Trouble and Nothing to Lose. All his titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. 
 

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:
9780547237466
Author:
Child, Lee
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Author:
oben
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Author:
Harlan C
Author:
Scottoline, Lisa
Author:
Coben, Harlan
Author:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Best American Series (R)
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.93 lb

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Product details 448 pages Mariner Books - English 9780547237466 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The 20 short stories in the 14th edition of this 'best of' series offer a wider variety than some of its predecessors. Sherlockians who have not yet encountered Lyndsay Faye will be more than pleased by her pastiche, 'The Case of Colonel Warburton's Madness,' which allows the sleuth to solve the mystery from an armchair. Jay Brandon makes clever use of his research into the history of San Antonio in 'A Jury of His Peers,' which centers on the Mexican Army's expulsion of all of the city's attorneys in 1842. Lynda Leidiger's 'Tell Me' movingly portrays the horrific aftermath of a rape and attempted murder. Doug Alleyn's 'An Early Christmas' proves that excellent traditional whodunits, which have been underrepresented in recent years, are still being written. Other contributors include Dennis Lehane, Phillip Margolin, and Jon Land. While this volume contains relatively few household names, the quality certainly doesn't suffer as a result. (Oct.)" 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 ,
Best-selling novelist Harlan Coben, a master of suspense and creator of the critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, edits this latest collection of the must-reads in mysteries from the past year.
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