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The Best American Mystery Stories (Best American Mystery Stories)by Lee Child
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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).
"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)
A collection of the best mystery writing published in 2009 culled from a variety of sources.
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.
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