Synopses & Reviews
Best-selling author Lawrence Block is one of the mystery genre's most prolific authors, with more than fifty books to his name, including Hit List, published in 2000. Block's 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 Bookshop and Mysterious Press.
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