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The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (Best American Series)

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Publisher Comments:

The award-winning author and Emmy-nominated television writer George Pelecanos serves as editor of the twelfth installment of this genre-expanding anthology, featuring twenty of the past year's most enthralling, suspenseful, and slyly illuminating mystery stories.

A cut-and-dried case for a wily crime-scene reconstructionist is turned on its head in Michael Connelly's "Mulholland Dive". A terrible secret shared between two childhood friends resurfaces decades later as one of them lies on her deathbed in Alice Munro's masterful "Child's Play". James Lee Burke tells the haunting tale of a Hurricane Katrina evacuee who unexpectedly finds comfort from an unimaginable loss in "Mist". And in Holly Goddard Jones's "Proof of God", a young man's car is repeatedly vandalized as proof that someone knows about the truths he'd never willingly reveal.

As Pelecanos notes in his introduction, the twenty "original and unique voices" in this collection pay homage to the genre's forebears by taking crime fiction into a thrilling new direction. "But make no mistake," he says, "we are all standing on the shoulders of writers who came before us and left an indelible mark on literature through craftsmanship, care, and the desire to leave something of worth behind."

Review:

"A must-read for anyone who cares about crime stories." Booklist

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 the founder of the Mysterious Bookshop and Mysterious Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618812677
Author:
Pelecanos, George
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Editor:
Pelecanos, George P.
Editor:
Pelecanos, George; Penzler, Otto
Author:
oben
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Author:
Harlan C
Author:
Pelecanos, George P.
Author:
Coben, Harlan
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
FIC022050
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best American (TM)
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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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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