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The Best American Mystery Stories 2016

Author : Elizabeth George
ISBN : 9780544527973
Genre : Fiction
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“What you’ll find in this volume are stories that demonstrate a mastery of plotting; stories that compel you to keep turning the pages because of plot and because of setting; stories that wield suspense like a sword; stories of people getting their comeuppance; stories that utilize superb point of view; stories that plumb one particular and unfortunate attribute of a character,” promises guest editor Elizabeth George in her introduction. The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns. The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 includes STEVE ALMOND, MEGAN ABBOTT, MATT BELL, LYDIA FITZPATRICK, TOM FRANKLIN, STEPHEN KING, ELMORE LEONARD, KRISTINE KATHRYN RUSCH and others ELIZABETH GEORGE, guest editor, is the New York Times and internationally best-selling author of twenty British crime novels featuring Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his unconventional partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers. Her crime novels have been translated into thirty languages and featured on television by the BBC. OTTO PENZLER, series editor, 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.
Category: Fiction

The Best American Short Stories 2016

Author : Junot Díaz
ISBN : 9780544867093
Genre : Fiction
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“The literary ‘Oscars’ features twenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories.” —Shelf Awareness for Readers The Best American Short Stories 2016 will be selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz. He brings "one of the most distinctive and magnetic voices in contemporary fiction: limber, streetwise, caffeinated and wonderfully eclectic" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) to the collection.
Category: Fiction

The Best American Mystery Stories 1999

Author : Ed McBain
ISBN : 039593916X
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
Category: Fiction

The Best American Mystery Stories 2017

Author : John Sandford
ISBN : 9780544949201
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 27.24 MB
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"Fans of such notables as C.J. Box, Peter Straub, and Joyce Carol Oates chiefly known for their novels will be pleased to see how well they write at shorter length."--Publishers Weekly “Some people might tell you that crime short stories, unlike the more precious kind, are a kind of fictional ghetto, full of cardboard characters and clichéd situations. Not true. These stories are remarkably free of bullshit—al­though there’s always a little, just to grease the wheels,” writes guest editor John Sandford in his introduction. From an isolated Wyoming ranch to the Detroit boxing underworld, and from kidnapping and adultery in the Hollywood Hills to a serial killer loose in a nursing home, The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 hosts an entertaining abundance of crime, psychological suspense, and bad intentions. The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 includes C. J. BOX, GERRI BRIGHTWELL, JEFFERY DEAVER, BRENDAN DUBOIS, TRINA COREY, CRAIG JOHNSON, JOYCE CAROL OATES, PETER STRAUB, and others
Category: Fiction

The Best American Series 2017

Author : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN : 9781328512710
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. This special edition contains selections from the following 2017 editions: The Best American Short Stories edited by Meg Wolitzer The Best American Essays edited by Leslie Jamison The Best American Mystery Stories edited by John Sandford The Best American Nonrequired Reading edited by Sarah Vowell The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Charles Yu The Best American Travel Writing edited by Lauren Collins The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Hope Jahren The Best American Sports Writing edited by Howard Bryant Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The special guest editor then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected – and most popular – of its kind.
Category: Literary Collections

The Year S 25 Finest Crime And Mystery Stories

Author : Joan Hess
ISBN : 0786704950
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Includes contributions by Anne Perry, Donald Westlake, Marcia Muller and others.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Dragonfish A Novel

Author : Vu Tran
ISBN : 9780393248425
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 64.10 MB
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A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year "Note-perfect. Heartbreaking. Profound…[A] polished dagger of a novel that will cut out your heart." —Charles Bock, New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Children Robert, an Oakland cop, still can’t let go of Suzy, the mysterious Vietnamese wife who left him. Now she’s disappeared from her new husband, Sonny, a violent smuggler who blackmails Robert into finding her. Searching for Suzy in the sleek and seamy gambling dens of Las Vegas, Robert finds himself also chasing the past that haunts her—one that extends back to Vietnam and a refugee camp in Malaysia, and forward to Suzy’s estranged daughter, a poker shark now taking the future into her own hands.
Category: Fiction

The Secret Goldfish

Author : David Means
ISBN : 9780007405336
Genre : Fiction
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An extraordinary collection of short stories from an author who is set to become one of America’s leading literary voices.
Category: Fiction

Pen America Best Debut Short Stories 2018

Author : Jodi Angel
ISBN : 1936787938
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 22.79 MB
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The essential yearly guide to the newest voices in fiction, selected by in 2018 by judges Jodi Angel, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Alexandra Kleeman.
Category: Fiction

The Martini Shot And Other Stories

Author : George Pelecanos
ISBN : 9781409151364
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 88.4 MB
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From the writer of the HBO series Treme and The Wire comes a brand new collection of short stories What really goes on beneath the surface of a city? There's the slum kid whose basketball skills earn him loyal friends and bitter rivals. The police informant grappling with his own sick conscience. A helpless young drug dealer watches as violence seeps into the lives of those who he cares about. And a writer on a TV cop show who finds drama and reality are colliding much too close to home. Corruption, revenge, honour, sacrifice and the fight to survive. Dark, fast-paced and crackling with energy, these stories expose the violence and darkness on the streets of any city. Gritty and hard-hitting, THE MARTINI SHOT is Pelecanos at his very best.
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