The Best American Mystery Stories 2017-9780544949089

The Best American Mystery Stories 2017

by John Sandford and Otto Penzler
$15.99
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Otto Penzler and a high-profile guest editor select the best mystery writing of the year.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544949089
  • ISBN-10: 0544949080
  • Pages: 384
  • Publication Date: 10/03/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book

"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

About the author
John Sandford

JOHN SANDFORD is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-six Prey novels, most recently Extreme Prey; four Kidd novels; nine Virgil Flowers novels; three young adult novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and three standalone novels, most recently Saturn Run.

Otto Penzler

OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and owner of New York's The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstore solely dedicated to mystery fiction. He has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies. He lives in New York.

Reviews

"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