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The best American mystery stories 2018

Penny, Louise, (editor,, writer of introduction.). Penzler, Otto, (series editor.). Bayard, Louis, (author.). Bourelle, Andrew, (author.). Boyle, T. Coraghessan, (author.). Bracken, Michael, (author.). Burke, James Lee, 1936- (author.). Child, Lee, (author.). Connelly, Michael, 1956- (author.). Floyd, John M., (author.). Gates, David Edgerley, 1945- (author.). Harris, Charlaine, (author.). Hart, Rob (Fiction writer), (author.). Hendrickson, David H., 1956- (author.). Klavan, Andrew, (author.). Limón, Martin, 1948- (Added Author). Marks, Paul D., (author.). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- (author.). Orloff, Alan, 1960- (author.). Powell, William Dylan, (author.). Sanders, Scott Loring, (author.). Silverman, Brian, (author.).
Series: Best American

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0544949099
  • ISBN: 9780544949096
  • ISSN: 1094-8384
  • Physical Description: xvii, 411 pages ; 21 cm.
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  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Mariner original."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 410-411).
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Otto Penzler -- Introduction / Louise Penny -- Banana triangle six / Louis Bayard -- Y is for Yangchuan lizard / Andrew Bourelle -- The designee / T.C. Boyle -- Smoked / Michael Bracken -- The wild side of life / James Lee Burke -- Too much time / Lee Child -- The third panel / Michael Connelly -- Gun work / John M. Floyd -- Cabin fever / David Edgerley Gates -- Small signs / Charlaine Harris -- Takeout / Rob Hart -- Death in the Serengeti / David H. Hendrickson -- All our yesterdays / Andrew Klavan -- PX Christmas / Martin Limón -- Windward / Paul D. Marks -- Phantomwise: 1972 / Joyce Carol Oates -- Rule number one / Alan Orloff -- The apex predator / William Dylan Powell -- Waiting on Joe / Scott Loring Sanders -- Breadfruit / Brian Silverman.
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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1
    The 2018 edition of this essential mystery anthology benefits greatly from an enlightening foreword by Otto Penzler and an elegant introduction by editor Louise Penny. The short story as a literary form has been elevated to a higher level of regard in the twenty-first century, as evidenced by Alice Munro's 2013 Nobel Prize for her brilliant contributions to the genre. It has also reached a new level of popularity among mystery readers. Penzler points out that 40 mystery collections were published in 2017. The 20 stories selected for this year's collection include a Jack Reacher tale (at near-novella length) by Lee Child and fine work by Michael Connelly and James Lee Burke. Also among the highlights are Louis Bayard's poignant opening piece and Martin Limón's "PX Christmas," featuring his series characters Sueño and Bascom, as well as offerings by Joyce Carol Oates and Charlaine Harris, who are the only female authors represented. Not all the stories are what some readers might consider true mysteries, but they largely stick to Penzler's definition of crime fiction as any narrative in which a crime plays a key role. This series continues to belong in most library collections. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LOUISE PENNY, guest editor, is the New York Times and Globe and Mail best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels, most recently Glass Houses. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, and Barry awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis, Macavity, and Dilys awards.

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

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