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The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 - by Otto Penzler (Paperback)

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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.
  • About the Author: ELIZABETH GEORGE is the New York Times best-selling author of nineteen psychological suspense novels.
  • 368 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Mystery & Detective
  • Series Name: Best American

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About the Book



Otto Penzler and guest editor Elizabeth George collect the best mystery writing of the year.



Book Synopsis



"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.



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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.
"



Review Quotes




"Characters linger in memory...a nice mix of stories by well-known authors (Stephen King and Elmore Leonard) and lesser knowns...a treat for crime-fiction fans wanting a small plate rather than the full meal."--Library Journal "Highly readable...those looking for a quick fix of suspense and intrigue won't be disappointed."--Publishers Weekly "Venerable series...there isn't enough Xanax in anyone's medicine cabinet to calm the jitters these 20 skillful stories will unleash on a worried world."--Kirkus Reviews --




About the Author



ELIZABETH GEORGE is the New York Times best-selling author of nineteen psychological suspense novels. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, as well as several other prestigious prizes.

OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and owner of New York's The Mysterious Bookshop.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .93 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Mystery & Detective
Series Title: Best American
Publisher: Mariner Books
Theme: Collections & Anthologies
Format: Paperback
Author: Otto Penzler
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51652367
UPC: 9780544527188
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-3723
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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