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The best American mystery stories 2017

Sandford, John, 1944- (writer of introduction,, editor.). Penzler, Otto, (editor.). Allyn, Douglas, (author.). Allyn, Jim, 1944- (author.). Bevacqua, Dan, (author.). Box, C. J., (author.). Brightwell, Gerri, (author.). Corey, Trina, (author). Deaver, Jeffery, (author.). DuBois, Brendan, (author.). Estleman, Loren D., (author.). Ferry, Peter, (auhor.). Harper, Charles John, (author). Johnson, Craig, 1961- (author.). Krueger, William Kent, (author.). McGee, K., (author.). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- (author.). Popkes, Steven, (author.). Soldan, William, (author). Stroby, Wallace, (author.). Straub, Peter, (author.).
Series: Best American

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  • ISBN: 9780544949089
  • ISBN: 0544949080
  • Physical Description: xii, 360 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Mariner original."
Formatted Contents Note: Puncher's chance / Doug Allyn -- The master of Negwegon / Jim Allyn -- The human variable / Dan Bevacqua -- Power wagon / C.J. Box -- Williamsville / Gerri Brightwell -- Flight / Trina Corey -- The incident of 10 November / Jeffery Deaver -- The man from away / Brendan Dubois -- GI Jack / Loren D. Estleman -- Ike, Sharon, and me / Peter Ferry -- Lovers and thieves / Charles John Harper -- Land of the blind / Craig Johnson -- The painted smile / William Kent Krueger -- Dot rat / K. McGee -- The woman in the window / Joyce Carol Oates -- The sweet warm Earth / Steven Popkes -- All things come around / William Soldan -- The process is a process all it's own / Peter Straub -- Night run / Wallace Stroby.
Summary, etc.: A collection of top-selected mystery writing from the past year is culled from a variety of respected sources and offers insight into evolving genre trends.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 September #2
    Best American Mystery Stories can now drink legally, notes series editor Otto Penzler—it's 21. Volume editor Sandford (Golden Prey, 2017), who selected the final 20 stories, opens with some worthwhile thoughts on what he calls "fictionoid" literature (columns, profiles, even haiku), and then we're away. These stories, drawn heavily from Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine but also anthologies (The Highway Kind, 2016) and even literary journals, feature some heavy hitters—C. J. Box, Jeffery Deaver, Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger, Joyce Carol Oates, and Peter Straub—and their stories don't disappoint. (Box's "Power Wagon," as Sandford notes, hooks readers from the first line.) But some of the greatest pleasures here come from genre-blending authors who may be less familiar: Gerri Brightwell's "Williamsville" gives a dark twist to the gunslinger-comes-to-town trope, and Steven Popkes's "The Sweet Warm Earth" puts a Boston mob soldier at a California racetrack for a hard-boiled tale with a slightly supernatural twist. Are these stories truly the best? That's subjective, of course, but the hard work of selection shows, and it's damn fine reading. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JOHN SANDFORD, guest editor, is the pseudonym of Pulitzer Prize&;winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of forty published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times bestseller list, among them the Prey novels, the Kidd novels, and the Virgil Flowers novels.

OTTO PENZLER, series editor, is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, and columnist. He owns The Mysterious Bookshop in New York.

Subject: Detective and mystery stories, American
Detective and mystery stories, American
Genre: Short stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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