Synopses & Reviews
Grand Master Donald E. Westlake offers the year's 20 best mystery stories in the fourth edition of the increasingly popular "Best American Mystery Stories". Westlake has selected stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffrey Deaver, Shel Silverstein, Dennis Lehane, and others for a collection that will delight candlelight mystery buffs and casual readers alike.
"Practically every story here is exemplary of its kind, making this an unusually effective showcase of the year's short mysteries." (on THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 1999)
After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ELLERY QUEENS MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Little wonder, given the power of the Best American brand, the talent of the series editor, Otto Penzler, and the high profile of the guest editors. Now, with the legendary mystery writer Donald E. Westlake as guest editor, the 2000 edition is sure to boost the series popularity even more. From Tfty exceptional stories chosen by Penzler, Westlake has selected the twenty best, including stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffery Deaver, Shel Silverstein, and Dennis Lehane, for a collection that will delight mystery buffs and casual readers alike.
About the Author
Otto Penzler is the founder of the Mysterious Bookshops and the Mysterious Press and an Edgar Award winner. He lives in New York City.Donald E. Westlake, a Mystery Writers of America grand master, has written dozens of novels during his prolific thirty-year career, including his latest thriller, THE HOOK. His many honors include several Edgar Awards and an Oscar nomination. He lives in upstate New York.