The Museum of Dr. Moses : Tales of Mystery and Suspense
In "The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza" a woman's world is upended when she learns the brutal truth about a family friend's death--and what her father is capable of. Meanwhile, a businessman desperate to find his missing two-year-old grandson in "Suicide Watch" must determine whether the horrifying tale his junky son tells him about the boy's whereabouts is a confession or a sick test. In "Valentine, July Heat Wave" a man prepares a gruesome surprise for the wife determined to leave him. And the children of a BTK-style serial killer struggle to decode the patterns behind their father's seemingly random bad acts, as well as their own, in "Bad Habits."In these and other stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores with bloodcurdling insight the ties that bind--or worse. The Museum of Dr. Moses is another chilling masterpiece from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation).
- Hardback | 229 pages
- 139.7 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
- 06 Aug 2007
- Otto Penzler Books
PRAISE FOR THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES "Suspense fiction is like a powerful drug: one page, one taste, can induce such a tingly, speedy feeling that it takes an almost superhuman effort not to finish everything off in just one sitting. At least, that's how it is with Joyce Carol Oates's new collection of mystery and suspense stories . . . You can't put this book down." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "As ever, Oates shocks, delights and amuses because she's so good at what she does."-- THE BALTIMORE SUN