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The best American mystery stories 2015  Cover Image Book Book

The best American mystery stories 2015 / edited and with an introduction by James Patterson ; Otto Penzler.

Patterson, James, 1947- (editor,, writer of introduction.). Penzler, Otto, (editor,, writer of supplementary textual content.).


In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, "I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood . . . If that's the case, I've got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can thank me later." Patterson has collected a batch of stories that have the sharp tension, drama, and visceral emotion of an Oscar-worthy Hollywood production. Spanning the extremes of human behavior, this collection features characters that must make desperate choices: an imaginative bank-robbing couple, a vengeful high school shooter, a lovesick heiress who will do anything for her man, and many others in "these imaginative, rich, complex tales" worthy of big-screen treatment.

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  • ISBN: 0544638743
  • ISBN: 9780544638747
  • Physical Description: xv, 413 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Otto Penzler -- Introduction / James Patterson -- The snow angel / Doug Allyn -- Cowboy justice / Andrew Bourelle -- Rosalee Carrasco / Tomiko M. Breland -- Wet with rain / Lee Child -- Red eye / Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane -- Harm and hammer / Joseph D'Agnese -- The adventure of the laughing fisherman / Jeffery Deaver -- Crush depth / Brendan Dubois -- Molly's plan / John M. Floyd -- A bottle of scotch and a sharp buck knife / Scott Grand -- Shared room on Union / Steven Heighton -- Afterlife of a stolen child / Janette Turner Hospital -- Apocrypha / Richard Lange -- Staircase to the moon / Theresa E. Lehr -- A man looking for trouble / Lee Martin -- Many dogs have died here / James Mathews -- Motherlode / Thomas McGuane -- A kidnapping in KouleĢ€v-Ville / Kyle Minor -- The home at Craigmillnar / Joyce Carol Oates -- The shot / Eric Rutter.
Subject: Short stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.

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