Transgressions

Transgressions : The Things They Left Behind/The Ransome Women

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"New York Times" bestsellers and thriller legends John Farris and Stephen King each provided a brand-new, never-before-published tale for this unique collection of stories edited by New York Times bestselling author and mystery legend Ed McBain."The Ransome Women" by John Farris: A psychological thriller that questions the role beauty plays in society and the cult of celebrity. A young and beautiful, starving artist catches a break when her idol, the reclusive portraitist John Ransome offers her a lucrative modeling contract. But how long will her excitement last when she discovers the fate shared by all Ransome's past subjects? "The Things They Left Behind" by Stephen King: A hauntingly moving tale of survival guilt in New York City after 9/11. Scott Staley called in sick for his job at the World Trade Center that Tuesday morning. Now in the aftermath of 9/11, he must face his guilty conscience as he begins to find the things his deceased coworkers left behind.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765347512
  • 9780765347510
  • 884,745

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"Tackles 9/11 survivor guilt with bracing poignancy."--"Entertainmant Weekly" on "The Things They Left Behind" "" "Chilling. . . strangely moving."--"Kirkus Reviews "on" The Things They Left Behind" "Haunting."--"Chicgo Sun Times "on" The Ransome Women" " "show more

About Ed McBain

JOHN FARRIS is the 2002 Horror Writers' Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner and the author of numerous" New York Times" bestsellers including, "The Fury," "When Michael Calls," and" Soon She Will Be Gone." His most recent novel is "Phantom Nights." He lives near Atlanta, Georgia.STEPHEN KING was born in Portland, Maine in 1947. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel "Carrie" for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 40 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers. Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.Ed McBain was also known as Evan Hunter. His writing career has spanned almost five decades, from his first novel, "The Blackboard Jungle," in 1954 to the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds to "Candyland," written in tandem with his alter ego, Ed McBain, to his most recent novel, "The Moment She Was Gone." He is the first American ever to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. He also holds the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Grand Master Award. His last 87th Precinct novel was "Fiddlers." Evan Hunter / Ed McBain passed away in Fall 2005.show more

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