The Best American Mystery Stories (Paperback)

By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Com, Lee Child

Mariner Books, 9780395939185, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2000

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Description

After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Little wonder, given the power of the Best American brand, the talent of the series editor, Otto Penzler, and the high profile of the guest editors. Now, with the legendary mystery writer Donald E. Westlake as guest editor, the 2000 edition is sure to boost the series’ popularity even more. From Tfty exceptional stories chosen by Penzler, Westlake has selected the twenty best, including stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffery Deaver, Shel Silverstein, and Dennis Lehane, for a collection that will delight mystery buffs and casual readers alike.



Praise For The Best American Mystery Stories

"Practically every story here is exemplary of its kind, making this an unusually effective showcase of the year's short mysteries." (on THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 1999)

Kirkus Reviews

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