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The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 16
01 Dec 2013 * EBOOK * £4.49 * 9781781858417

Robert Crais picks 20 of the best crime stories to come out the USA in the last year.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 320 pages
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The Best American Mystery Stories: Volume 16edited by Robert Crais, edited by Otto Penzler

These short stories are like shots of espresso – best downed in one go and guaranteed to leave the heart racing. Hand-picked by bestselling author Robert Crais, they showcase the best of contemporary crime-writing, from masters of suspense and stars of the future alike. Whether ingenious detective story or hardboiled noir, action-packed thriller or stylish historical mystery, these twenty stand-out stories should form the cornerstone of any crime reader's library.

Stories from: Tom Andes, Peter Beagle, K.L. Cook, Jason De Young, Joe Donnelly & Harry Shannon, Kathleen Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Jesse Goolsby, Katherine Hester, Thomas McGuane, Lou Manfredo, Nathan Oates, Gina Paoli, T. Jefferson Parker, Thomas J. Rice, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lones Seiber, Charles Todd, Tim L. Williams, Daniel Woodrell.

 
Robert Crais lives in LA and is the author of the bestselling Cole and Pike novels.
Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, founder of the Mysterious Press, and a two-time Edgar award-winner.

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