The Best American Mystery Stories Of The Century

Author by : Tony Hillerman
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : A collection of the very best in mystery writing includes contributions by O. Henry, Dasniell Hammett, Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ellery Queen, James Thurber, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, John Steinbeck, Mickey Spillane, and many, many others. Reprint.


The Best American Mystery Stories 2019

Author by : Jonathan Lethem
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : New York Times best-selling author of ten genre-bending novels Jonathan Lethem helms this collection of the year’s best mystery short fiction. Jonathan Lethem, “one of America’s greatest storytellers” (Washington Post), selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual “treat for crime-fiction fans” (Library Journal).


The American Mystery

Author by : Tony Tanner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A collection of essays by the late Tony Tanner on a wide range of key American authors.


The Best American Mystery Stories 2001

Author by : Lawrence Block
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mariner Books
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Description : Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada


The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

Author by : James Patterson
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : Mega best-selling mystery and thriller novelist James Patterson edits a collection of the best mystery writing.


Best American Mystery Sto Proof

Author by : Carol, Joyce ,Joyce, Carol
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2014

Author by : Laura Lippman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : 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.


The Hole In The Heartland

Author by : Barrie B. Greenbie
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Best American Mystery Stories Of The Nineteenth Century

Author by : Otto Penzler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre’s founding century With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters. It’s a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmother of mystery fiction, and the African-American writer Charles W. Chesnutt. Of course, Penzler includes “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” recognized as the first detective story, and with thirty-three stories spanning the years 1824–1899, nowhere else can readers find such a surprising, comprehensive take on the evolution of the American mystery story.


The Best American Mystery Stories 2016

Author by : Elizabeth George
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : The Anthony Award–winning author presents a “highly readable” anthology featuring mysteries by Stephen King, Megan Abbott, Elmore Leonard and more (Publishers Weekly). “What you’ll find in this volume are stories that demonstrate a mastery of plotting; stories that compel you to keep turning the pages because of plot and because of setting; stories that wield suspense like a sword; stories of people getting their comeuppance; stories that utilize superb point of view; stories that plumb one particular and unfortunate attribute of a character,” promises guest editor Elizabeth George in her introduction. The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns. The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 includes entries by Steve Almond, Megan Abbott, Matt Bell, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Tom Franklin, Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others. “There isn’t enough Xanax in anyone’s medicine cabinet to calm the jitters these 20 skillful stories will unleash on a worried world.” —Kirkus Reviews


Latin American Mystery Writers

Author by : Darrell B. Lockhart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.


The American Regional Mystery

Author by : Marvin Lachman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Mystery Writers Of America Cookbook

Author by : Kate White
Languange : en
Publisher by : Quirk Books
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Description : Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more—this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Recipes include: Mary Higgins Clark’s Celebratory Giants Game Night Chili Harlan Coben’s Myron’s Crabmeat Dip Nelson DeMille’s Male Chauvinist Pigs in a Blanket Lee Child’s Coffee, Pot of One Gillian Flynn’s Beef Skillet Fiesta Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone’s Famous Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Charlaine Harris’s Very Unsophisticated Supper Dip James Patterson’s Grandma’s Killer Chocolate Cake Louise Penny’s Madame Benoît’s Tourtière Scott Turow’s Innocent Frittata


The Best American Mystery Stories 2020

Author by : C. J. Box
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mariner Books
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Description : A collection of the year's best mystery short fiction selected by New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box. C. J. Box, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Joe Pickett series, selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual "treat for crime-fiction fans" (Library Journal).


The Best American Mystery Stories 2018

Author by : Louise Penny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, Louise Penny brings her “nerve and skill—as well as heart” (Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post) to selecting the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year. Writing short stories takes “Skill. Discipline. Knowledge of the form while not being formulaic,” contends Louise Penny in her introduction. “In a short story there is nowhere to hide. Each must be original, fresh, inspired.” Originality is just what’s in store for readers of the twenty clever, creative selections in The Best American Mystery Stories 2018. There’s no hiding from a Nigerian confidence game, a drug made of dinosaur bones, a bombing at an oil company, a reluctant gunfighter in the Old West, and the many other scams, dangers, and thrills lurking in its suspenseful pages. The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 includes T. C. Boyle, James Lee Burke, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Charlaine Harris, Andrew Klavan, Martin Limón, Joyce Carol Oates, and others.


The American Gun Mystery

Author by : Ellery Queen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2013

Author by : Lisa Scottoline
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : 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.


Murder As A Second Language

Author by : Joan Hess
Languange : en
Publisher by : Minotaur Books
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Description : Claire Malloy—now a married woman of leisure—tries her hand at volunteering, but instead lands her right in the middle of another murder investigation Longtime bookseller and single mother, Claire Malloy has recently married her long term beau and moved out of her less than opulent apartment into a sprawling, newly remodeled house. Her daughter, Caron, is making plans for college. All of which leaves Claire with something she hasn't had in quite a while: spare time. When her attempts to learn French cooking start getting "mixed" reviews, she agrees to help Caron and her best friend Inez in fluffing up their college applications by volunteering as an ESL tutor with the Farberville Literacy Council. But her modest effort to give back quickly becomes a nightmare when she's railroaded onto the Board of Directors of the troubled nonprofit. Vandalism, accusations of embezzlement, epic budget problems, and a cacophony of heavily-accented English speakers are just the tip of the iceberg. Just as she decides that it might be best to extricate herself, Claire gets a frantic call from her husband, Deputy Chief Peter Rosen. One of the students, an older Russian woman named Ludmilla, famed for her unpleasantness, has been murdered in the offices of the Farberville Literary Council. For the first time ever, Peter actually asks Claire for her help, and Hess brings a new depth to this fan-favorite series, in Murder as a Second Language.


The American President

Author by : William E. Leuchtenburg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents in a chronicle sparkling with anecdote and wit. Leuchtenburg offers a nuanced assessment of their conduct in office, preoccupations, and temperament. His book presents countless moments of high drama: FDR hurling defiance at the "economic royalists" who exploited the poor; ratcheting tension for JFK as Soviet vessels approach an American naval blockade; a grievously wounded Reagan joking with nurses while fighting for his life. This book charts the enormous growth of presidential power from its lowly state in the late nineteenth century to the imperial presidency of the twentieth. That striking change was manifested both at home in periods of progressive reform and abroad, notably in two world wars, Vietnam, and the war on terror. Leuchtenburg sheds light on presidents battling with contradictory forces. Caught between maintaining their reputation and executing their goals, many practiced deceits that shape their image today. But he also reveals how the country's leaders pulled off magnificent achievements worthy of the nation's pride.


Strangled Prose

Author by : Joan Hess
Languange : en
Publisher by : St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Description : She would have killed for a bestseller--but someone beat her to it... Professor of Passion, the smutty new romance from Mildred Twiller--a.k.a. Azalea Twilight--isn't the kind of book Claire Malloy likes to hock at her bookstore, but Claire agrees to host a book party for her friend's trashy tale. As torrid as the novel is, it's nothing compared to the evening. After the party, poor Mildred is found dead in her home--stranged with a tightly knotted silk scarf. Now it's up to Clair to find Mildred's killer, and it won't be easy--the two-bit author had offended nearly every faculty member she worked with at nearby Faber College. But who could have hated Mildred with such smoldering passion? Find out in Joan Hess' first Claire Malloy mystery novel Strangled Prose.


Roll Over And Play Dead

Author by : Joan Hess
Languange : en
Publisher by : Minotaur Books
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Description : Murder is going to the dogs. . . Bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy has donned another hat (or is that a collar?)-as a petsitter extraordinaire. Her furry charges are Miss Emily Parchester's beloved basset hounds, Nick and Nora, and two very good dogs they are. Everything is just ducky...until they vanish. Other neighbors' pets have also disappeared, and no doubt a dognapper is on the prowl. . . Switching to her sleuthing chapeau, Claire quickly locates the shabby abode of Newton Churls, who runs a black market in stolen animals. But instead of a pen filled with purloined pooches, Claire finds one very dead Newton-and it appears his own pit bull terriers did him in. Or did they? Claire smells a human rat behind the brutal murder. And mysteriously, Nick and Nora are still missing. Now Claire is doggedly determined to find them...and run a killer to the ground.


Malpractice In Maggody

Author by : Joan Hess
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : A part from small-town feuds and church scandal, things have been so quiet in the little Arkansas town of Maggody that even police chief Arly Hanks has found time for a vacation. But she returns to find trouble brewing and tongues wagging at fever pitch. The local old-folks' home has been sold to a mysterious outsider, and overnight the place has been transformed into the Stonebridge Foundation, an exclusive rehabilitation center complete with a stone-faced guard who doesn't speak a word of English and an even nastier dog. Soon there are rumors flying of mental patients roaming the countryside at night, and every character in town is keeping a gun close at hand, just in case. Everyone is dying to know what goes on behind those inhospitable gates, with the exception of Arly, who has enough rural business to keep her satisfied. When the beautiful young receptionist found drowned in the garden pool is identified as a local girl from nearby Farberville, it's clear the case may not only involve the suspicious characters who've recently moved to town, but also some of the citizens of Maggody, who may have a secret or two to hide themselves. There's the doctor who can't resist a dose of his own medicine and a roster of patients that reads like a who's who of tabloid headlines, as well as the local pastor who gets his spiritual inspiration with a little help from the sacramental wine, and the mayor's wife who makes it her business to know everything about everyone. Soon Arly finds herself on the trail of a killer and discovers she may be the only innocent person left in town.


The Painted Queen

Author by : Elizabeth Peters
Languange : en
Publisher by : William Morrow
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Description : Egypt, 1912—Amelia Peabody and her dashing archeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson, are once again in danger as they search for a priceless, stolen bust of legendary Queen Nefertiti and Amelia finds herself the target of assassins in this long-awaited, eagerly anticipated final installment of Elizabeth Peters’ bestselling, beloved mystery series. Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo, when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word—"Murder"—before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. Among the few possessions he carried was a sheet of paper with Amelia’s name and room number, and a curious piece of pasteboard the size of a calling card bearing one word: "Judas." Most peculiarly, the stranger was wearing a gold-rimmed monocle in his left eye. It quickly becomes apparent that someone saved Amelia from a would-be assassin—someone who is keeping a careful eye on the intrepid Englishwoman. Discovering a terse note clearly meant for Emerson—Where were you?"—pushed under their door, there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos. But neither assassins nor the Genius of Crime will deter Amelia as she and Emerson head to the excavation site at Amarna, where they will witness the discovery of one of the most precious Egyptian artifacts: the iconic Nefertiti bust. In 1345 B.C. the sculptor Thutmose crafted the piece in tribute to the great beauty of this queen who was also the chief consort of Pharaoh Akhenaten and stepmother to King Tutankhamun. For Amelia, this excavation season will prove to be unforgettable. Throughout her journey, a parade of men in monocles will die under suspicious circumstances, fascinating new relics will be unearthed, a diabolical mystery will be solved, and a brilliant criminal will offer his final challenge . . . and perhaps be unmasked at last.


A Treasury Of American Mystery Stories

Author by : Frank D. McSherry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House Value Pub
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Description : Fifty-one brain-teasing tales, one from each state in the Union plus the District of Columbia.


The Claire Malloy Mysteries

Author by : Joan Hess
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pan Macmillan
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Total Read : 52
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Description : STRANGLED PROSE Is killing a romance novelist considered a crime of passion? She would have killed for a bestseller-but someone beat her to it . . . Professor of Passion, the smutty new romance from Mildred Twiller-a.k.a. Azalea Twilight-isn't the kind of book Claire Malloy likes to hock at her bookstore, but Claire agrees to host a book party for her friend's trashy tale. As torrid as the novel is, it's nothing compared to the evening. After the party, poor Mildred is found dead in her home-strangled with a tightly knotted silk scarf. Now it's up to Claire to find Mildred's killer, and it won't be easy-the two-bit author had offended nearly every faculty member she worked with at nearby Faber College. But who could have hated Mildred with such smouldering passion? Find out in Joan Hess' first Claire Malloy mystery novel Strangled Prose. THE MURDER AT THE MURDER AT THE MIMOSA INN When you make a game of murder, be careful who the players are . . . Who could resist the mock-murder weekend at the charming Mimosa Inn-certainly not bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy, who decides to bring her petulant daughter Caron along for some detecting. As the guests settle in for a weekend of sleuthing, dressed as their favourite literary detectives, many a Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot stand poised to solve a murder. But fiction becomes alarmingly real, as the mock-murder victim isn't just playing dead-he's really been bashed to death. More determined than even to find the killer, Claire combs the grounds of the lovely inn for this most uninvited guest. DEAR MISS DEMEANOR At Farberville High, it's reading, writing . . . and murder. Who knows what evil lurks in the halls of Farbervilles' high school-or what blackmail is hidden in Miss Demeanor's Falcon Crier advice column? Certainly not bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Claire Malloy-until her daughter Caron persuades her to substitute for disgraced column editor and journalism teacher Emily Parchester. Surely Miss Parchester cannot be guilty of embezzlement. But the petty charges graduate to murder when Principal Weiss gets his last licks from Miss Parchester's peach compote. Miss Parchester herself, last seen at a local sanitarium, is suddenly missing. And now it's up to Claire to find someone who's been schooled in the fine art of murder . . .


The American Mercury

Author by : George Jean Nathan
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2009

Author by : Jeffery Deaver
Languange : en
Publisher by : Paw Prints
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Total Read : 70
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Description : The best-selling author of Roadside Crosses , The Bodies Left Behind , and The Bone Collector edits a latest collection of the genre's finest stories, including contributions by Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, Tom Bissell and others. Original.


The Heirs Of Anthony Boucher

Author by : Marvin Lachman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A dead partner, a murdered client?it?s more than attorney Joe McGuinness bargained for when he signed on at one of Pinnacle Peak, Arizona?s most prestigious law firms. The ink on Joe?s bar license is barely dry when the death of his firm?s senior partner puts the young lawyer?s job in jeopardy. Soon even more is at stake. While on a date with Mia Ortiz, personal assistant to one of the firm?s wealthiest clients, Joe walks into a grisly murder scene. Mia?s boss, Cordelia Barrett, and her son lie sprawled in a pool of blood. Joe knows Cordelia has recently changed her will, turning off the flow of money to her hotheaded son. But the police don?t agree with Joe?s theory of murder/suicide and arrest Mia for murder. Meanwhile, fellow lawyer Jerry Dan Kovacs is determined to prove the death of the firm?s senior partner wasn?t an accident. While Joe works fervently to free Mia, another body turns up and he must unravel a web of secrets to discover who is using murder to claim the rights of heir apparent. Winner of the 2006 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction.