The Best American Mystery Stories: Bk.4
'The short story deals with issues and themes large and small. But it does it succinctly and quickly. The short story is a car for the short track. Put the top down and power into the curves.' From the introduction by Michael Connelly This year's instalment boasts pulse-quickening stories from all reaches of the genre, selected by the one and only Michael Connelly. His choices include the Prohibition-era tale of a scorned lover's revenge, a bar owner's gutsy attempt to outwit the mob and a tale of murder by psychology.This edition features mystery favourites Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley, James Crumley and Joyce Carol Oates as well as talented up-and-comers, for a diverse collection sure to thrill all readers.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 152 x 233 x 31mm | 539g
- 21 Oct 2004
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
About Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly is the author of several bestselling titles including CHASING THE DIME, LOST LIGHT and most recently THE NARROWS. He has won many international awards, including the Edgar, and been nominated for many more. Otto Penzler is the owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and the founder of the Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books. He has been the series editor of THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES since its inception in 1997. Otto Penzler is the owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and the founder of the Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books. He received an Edgar Award for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection and was honoured by the Mystery Writers of America 1994 with the Ellery Queen Award for his contributions in the publishing field. Donald Westlake, a Mystery Writers of America grand master, has written dozens of novels during his prolific thirty-year career, including his latest thriller, The Hook. His many honours include several Edgar Awards and an Academy Award nomination.