Synopses & Reviews
"For those of you who like your vittles cafeteria-style, this is a nice spread of taste treats." The Washington Post
Best-selling author Lawrence Block is one of the mystery genres most prolific authors, with more than fifty books to his name, including Hit List, published in 2000. Blocks selections for The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 include stories by such luminaries as Joyce Carol Oates, T. Jefferson Parker, Russell Banks, and Peter Robinson.
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.Lawrence Block is one of the genre's most prolific authors, with more than fifty books to his name, including his most recent, Hope to Die. He has received numerous awards throughout his distinguished career, including several Edgar and Shamus Awards. He is a Mystery Writers of America grand master, and the Wall Street Journal hailed him as "one of the very best writers now working the beat." He lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Contents Foreword ix Introduction by Lawrence Block xiii Jennifer Anderson Things That Make Your Heart Beat Faster 1 Russell Banks Lobster Night 25 Michael Downs Prison Food 43 Leslie Edgerton In the Zone 61 William Gay The Paperhanger 75 Jeremiah Healy A Book of Kells 91 Steve Hockensmith Eries Last Day 111 Clark Howard Under Suspicion 133 Michael Hyde Her Hollywood 157 Dan Leone Family 169 Thomas Lynch Blood Sport 182 David Means Carnie 193 Kent Nelson Tides 202 Joyce Carol Oates The Girl with the Blackened Eye 228 T. Jefferson Parker Easy Street 239 Bill Pronzini The Big Bite 271 Peter Robinson Missing in Action 285 Roxana Robinson The Face-Lift 305 John Salter Big Ranch 318 Nathan Walpow Push Comes to Shove 327 Contributors Notes 337 Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2000 347