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When a stranger comes to town / edited by Michael Koryta.

Koryta, Michael, P.F.A. (editor,, author.). Cosby, S. A., Solomon wept. (author.). Witt, Amanda Beth, Relative stranger. (author.). Burke, Alafair, Seat 2C. (author.). Jain, Smita Harish, Kohinoor (author.). Connelly, Michael, 1956- Avalon. (author.). Freimor, Jacqueline, Here's to new friends (author.). Lansdale, Joe R., 1951- Room for one more. (author.). Naymark, Emilya, Exit now. (author.). Unger, Lisa, 1970- A six letter word for neighbor. (author.). Quetermous, Bryon Howard's heart (author.). Jacobs, Tilia Klebenov, Perfect strangers. (author.). Roy, Lori, Do you remember. (author.). Barra, Paul A., Assignment : Sheepshead Bay. (author.). Togneri, Elaine, Genius (author.). Stone, Jonathan, 1956- Russkies. (author.). Hamilton, Steve, 1961- A different kind of healing. (author.). deBellegrade, Tina, Tokyo stranger (author.). Hill, Joe, Last fare. (author.). Mystery Writers of America. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library WHE (Text) 33500013384821 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library WHE (Text) 33500013384839 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335141477
  • ISBN: 1335141472
  • Physical Description: 352 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Solomon wept / by S.A. Cosby -- Relative stranger / by Amanda Witt -- Seat 2C / by Alafair Burke -- Kohinoor / by Smita Harish Jain -- Avalon / by Michael Connelly -- Here's to new friends / by Jacqueline Freimor -- Room for one more / by Joe Lansdale -- Exit now / by Emilya Naymark -- A six letter word for neighbor / by Lisa Unger -- Howard's heart / by Bryon Quertermous -- Perfect strangers / by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs -- Do you remember / by Lori Roy -- Assignment : Sheepshead Bay / by Paul Barra -- P.F.A. / by Michael Koryta -- Genius / by Elaine Togneri -- Russkies / by Jonathan Stone -- A different kind of healing / by Steve Hamilton -- Tokyo stranger / by Tina deBellegrade -- Last fare / by Joe Hill.
Summary, etc.:
"It’s been said that all great literature boils down to one of two stories—a man takes a journey, or a stranger comes to town. While mystery writers have been successfully using both approaches for generations, there’s something undeniably alluring in the nature of a stranger: the uninvited guest, the unacquainted neighbor, the fish out of water. No matter how or where they appear, strangers are walking mysteries, complete unknowns in once-familiar territories who disrupt our lives with unease and wonder. In the newest collection of stories by the Mystery Writers of America, each author weaves a fresh tale surrounding the eerie feeling that comes when a stranger enters our midst, featuring stories by prolific mystery writers such as Michael Connelly, Joe Hill"-- Amazon.com.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    The latest Mystery Writers of America short story collection kicks off with S. A. Crosby's haunting tale of a former sex worker's ruthless search for her baby, and the suspense continues through the final story, an otherworldly mystery from Joe Hill. The strangers here run the gamut: assassins, new neighbors, fugitives, avengers, and the insane. In "A Six-Letter Word for Neighbor," Lisa Unger breathes fresh air into the unreliable-narrator trope, while Michael Koryta twists sympathy toward a killer in his tale of a scheming neighborhood tyrant reaping startling consequences. Smita Harish Jain and Tina deBellegarde probe underworlds in, respectively, Mumbai and Tokyo, highlighting power divides, and, in Jacqueline Freimor's unforgettably harrowing "Here's to New Friends," a psychologist narrates a predator's manipulations as he slowly dismantles his prey's defenses. This collection offers the best of both worlds: expert storycraft from genre stars (Unger, Michael Connelly, and Steve Hamilton, among them) and standout entries from some new faces in crime fiction. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    The latest Mystery Writers of America short story collection kicks off with S. A. Crosby's haunting tale of a former sex worker's ruthless search for her baby, and the suspense continues through the final story, an otherworldly mystery from Joe Hill. The strangers here run the gamut: assassins, new neighbors, fugitives, avengers, and the insane. In "A Six-Letter Word for Neighbor," Lisa Unger breathes fresh air into the unreliable-narrator trope, while Michael Koryta twists sympathy toward a killer in his tale of a scheming neighborhood tyrant reaping startling consequences. Smita Harish Jain and Tina deBellegarde probe underworlds in, respectively, Mumbai and Tokyo, highlighting power divides, and, in Jacqueline Freimor's unforgettably harrowing "Here's to New Friends," a psychologist narrates a predator's manipulations as he slowly dismantles his prey's defenses. This collection offers the best of both worlds: expert storycraft from genre stars (Unger, Michael Connelly, and Steve Hamilton, among them) and standout entries from some new faces in crime fiction. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Strangers > Fiction.
Strangers.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Short stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fiction.
Short stories.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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