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Publisher Comments:

Perennially popular, this anthology is a favorite of mystery buffs and general readers alike. This year Ellroy lends his talent to the editing of the series.

Synopsis:

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

In his introduction to this year's collection, James Ellroy explores the differences between the novel and the short story. Included here are experts at both forms. Featuring renowned novelists like Stuart Kaminsky, Michael Connelly, Joe Gores, and Robert B. Parker, as well as veterans of this series like Brendan DuBois, Michael Downs, Joyce Carol Oates, and Clark Howard, this edition will delight readers with its wide variety and peerless quality.

About the Author

OTTO PENZLER is the founder of the Mysterious Bookshop and Mysterious Press.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword • ix

Introduction by James Ellroy • xiii

John Biguenet It Is Raining in Bejucal • 1

Michael Connelly Two-Bagger • 24

Thomas H. Cook The Fix • 41

Sean Doolittle Summa Mathematica • 54

Michael Downs Man Kills Wife, Two Dogs • 75

Brendan Dubois A Family Game • 87

David Edgerley Gates The Blue Mirror • 109

Joe Gores Inscrutable • 146

James Grady The Championship of Nowhere • 159

Clark Howard The Cobalt Blues • 197

Stuart M. Kaminsky Sometimes Something Goes Wrong • 222

Joe R. Lansdale The Mule Rustlers • 237

Michael Malone Maniac Loose • 255

Fred Melton Counting • 272

Annette Meyers You Dont Know Me • 288

Joyce Carol Oates The High School Sweetheart • 304

Robert B. Parker Harlem Nocturne • 321

F. X. Toole Midnight Emissions • 328

Daniel Waterman A Lepidopterists Tale • 361

Scott Wolven The Copper Kings • 379

Contributors Notes • 391 Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2001 • 403

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618124930
Guest Editor:
Ellroy, James
Series Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Editor:
Ellroy, James; Penzler, Otto
Editor:
Ellroy, James
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Author:
Ellroy, James
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2002
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American Mystery Stories
Series Volume:
no. 02-03-039
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1.06 in 1.1 lb

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Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

In his introduction to this year's collection, James Ellroy explores the differences between the novel and the short story. Included here are experts at both forms. Featuring renowned novelists like Stuart Kaminsky, Michael Connelly, Joe Gores, and Robert B. Parker, as well as veterans of this series like Brendan DuBois, Michael Downs, Joyce Carol Oates, and Clark Howard, this edition will delight readers with its wide variety and peerless quality.

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