Synopses & Reviews
This year's guest editor, Sue Grafton, has put together a wonderfully diverse collection of stories to surprise and satisfy all fans of the genre. In this volume, best-selling writers such as Mary Higgins Clark, Walter Mosley, Lawrence Block, Jay McInerney, and Donald E. Westlake stand alongside an impressive array of new talent. As Grafton writes in her introduction, "Nowhere is iniquity, wrongdoing, and reparation more satisfying to behold than in the well-crafted yarns spun by the writers represented here." Already a bestseller in its first year, this year's collection of The Best American Mystery Stories promises to keep readers intrigued and coming back for more.
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.
Table of Contents
Child support / David Ballard -- Swear not by the moon / Scott Bartels -- Keller on the spot / Lawrence Block -- The man next door / Mary Higgins Clark -- This is a voice from your past / Merrill Joan Gerber -- The old spies club / Edward D. Hoch -- Beyond dog / Pat Jordan -- Find Miriam / Stuart M. Kaminsky -- Secrets / Janice Law -- Adventure of the giant rat of Sumatra / John T. Lescroart -- Night crawlers / John Lutz -- Prayer for judgment / Margaret Maron -- Con doctor / Jay McInerny -- Black dog / Walter Mosley -- Faithless / Joyce Carol Oates -- Two ladies of Rose Cottage / Peter Robinson -- Twelve days out of traction / Dave Shaw -- Power of suggestion / Helen Tucker -- Take it away / Donald E. Westlake -- Rest of her life / Steve Yarbrough.