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The Best American Mystery Stories 2018

The Best American Mystery Stories 2018
Author: Louise Penny, Otto Penzler
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0544949099
Pages: 432
Year: 2018-10-02
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An anthology of the best mystery short stories published in 2017 selected by best-selling author Louise Penny.

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
Author: Tony Hillerman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618012710
Pages: 813
Year: 2001-04
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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 of the Best American Mystery Stories

The Best of the Best American Mystery Stories
Author: Otto Penzler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544313437
Pages: 340
Year: 2014-04-22
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This compilation collects the top twenty stories from the first decade (1997–2006) of The Best American Mystery Stories, selected and introduced by Otto Penzler. Contributors include Russell Banks, James Lee Burke, Brendan DuBois, Lou Manfredo, Ed McBain, Joyce Carol Oates, and many others.

Into the Water

Into the Water
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735211213
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-05-02
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train. The perfect gift for Mother's Day. “Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors—think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott—who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” —Vogue A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return. With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present. Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

Booked to Die

Booked to Die
Author: John Dunning
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439117292
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-08-14
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First in the Cliff Janeway series from national bestselling author John Dunning. Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he is an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local book scout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect’s spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway’s wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge. Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop—all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now, Janeway’s life is about to start a precarious new chapter as he attempts to find out who’s dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.

The Best American Mystery Stories, 2009

The Best American Mystery Stories, 2009
Author: Jeffery Deaver, Otto Penzler
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0547237502
Pages: 381
Year: 2009
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Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada

Death of a Nurse

Death of a Nurse
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455558265
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-02-23
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M. C. Beaton's New York Times bestselling Hamish Macbeth series continues with a new mystery featuring Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman. James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his gorgeous private nurse Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to welcome him to the neighborhood, the old man treats him very rudely. Gloria apologizes for her employer's behavior, and Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner. On the appointed evening, Hamish waits for Gloria at the restaurant. And waits. Gloria never shows up. Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on the beach near Braikie. Now without a date and without his former policeman Dick Fraser (who left the force to buy a bakery), Hamish must find out who killed the beautiful new resident of Sutherland, and why, before the murderer strikes again....

The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

The Best American Mystery Stories 2015
Author: James Patterson, Otto Penzler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544638743
Pages: 432
Year: 2015-10-06
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Mega best-selling mystery and thriller novelist James Patterson edits a collection of the best mystery writing.

Mercy Falls

Mercy Falls
Author: William Kent Krueger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439157804
Pages: 368
Year: 2009-08-11
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Responding to a domestic disturbance call on the Ojibwe reservation, Tamarack County sheriff Cork O'Connor barely escapes a sniper attack and stumbles into the investigation of a Chicago businessman's murder.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544034600
Pages: 424
Year: 2013
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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.

A Murder for the Books

A Murder for the Books
Author: Victoria Gilbert
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1683314409
Pages: 325
Year: 2017-12-12
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Fleeing a disastrous love affair, university librarian Amy Webber moves in with her aunt in a quiet, historic mountain town in Virginia. She quickly busies herself with managing a charming public library that requires all her attention with its severe lack of funds and overabundance of eccentric patrons. The last thing she needs is a new, available neighbor whose charm lures her into trouble. Dancer-turned-teacher and choreographer Richard Muir inherited the farmhouse next door from his great-uncle, Paul Dassin. But town folklore claims the house’s original owner was poisoned by his wife, who was an outsider. It quickly became water under the bridge, until she vanished after her sensational 1925 murder trial. Determined to clear the name of the woman his great-uncle loved, Richard implores Amy to help him investigate the case. Amy is skeptical until their research raises questions about the culpability of the town’s leading families... including her own. When inexplicable murders plunge the quiet town into chaos, Amy and Richard must crack open the books to reveal a cruel conspiracy and lay a turbulent past to rest in A Murder for the Books, the first installment of Victoria Gilbert’s Blue Ridge Library mysteries.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2008

The Best American Mystery Stories 2008
Author: Otto Penzler
ISBN: 1847246885
Pages: 352
Year: 2008
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Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained... No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one.Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop. Previous editions of BAMS have included stories from: Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Turow, Ed McBain, Elmore Leonard and Jeffery Deaver.

Hope Never Dies

Hope Never Dies
Author: Andrew Shaffer
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1683690400
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-07-10
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The New York Times Best Seller "[Hope Never Dies is] an escapist fantasy that will likely appeal to liberals pining for the previous administration, longing for the Obama-Biden team to emerge from political retirement as action heroes."—Alexandra Alter, New York Times Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon’s Murtaugh and Riggs. Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted: the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic. Part noir thriller and part bromance, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.

Murder at Union Station

Murder at Union Station
Author: Margaret Truman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345480724
Pages: 336
Year: 2004-10-26
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When Washington’s splendid Union Station opened its doors in 1908, the glorious structure epitomized capital stylishness. Today, restored and refurbished, the station is again a hub of activity where the world’s most famous and infamous people meet–and often collide. Now, in Margaret Truman’s new Capital Crime novel, this landmark locale becomes the scene of a sensational shooting whose consequences ricochet from seedy bars to the halls of Congress. Historic Union Station means nothing to the elderly man speeding south on the last lap of what turns out to be a one-way journey from Tel Aviv to D.C.–on a train that will soon land him at Gate A-8 and, moments later, at St. Peter’s Gate. This weary traveler, whose terminal destination is probably hell, is Louis Russo, former mob hit man and government informer. Two men are at the station to meet him. One is Richard Marienthal, a young writer whose forthcoming book is based on Russo’s life. The other is the man who kills him. Russo has returned to help promote Marienthal’s book, which, although no one has been allowed to read it, already has some people shaking in their Gucci boots. The powerful fear the contents will not only expose organized crime’s nefarious business, but also a top-secret assignment abroad that Russo once masterminded for a very-high-profile Capitol Hill client. As news of Russo’s murder rockets from the MPD to the FBI and the CIA, from Congress to the West Wing, the final chapter of the story begins its rapid-fire unfolding. In addition to the bewildered Marienthal and his worried girlfriend, there is an array of memorable characters: rock-ribbed right-wing Senator Karl Widmer; ruthless New York publisher Pamela Warren; boozy MPD Detective Bret Mullin; shoe-shine virtuoso Joe Jenks; dedicated presidential political adviser Chet Fletcher; and President Adam Parmele himself–not to mention freelance snoops, blow-dried climbers, and a killer or two. There’s no place like the nation’s capital, and as her myriad fans know, Margaret Truman always gets it right. Murder at Union Station is a luxury express, nonstop delight.

False Shadows

False Shadows
Author: BV Lawson
Publisher: BV Lawson
Pages: 100
Year: 2018-03-24
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COMBINES "Grave Madness" and "Vengeance is Blind" into one volume! Scott Drayco had everything going for him: handsome, brilliant, a talented classical pianist. After violence scarred him physically and emotionally, he turned to an FBI career and now freelances as a crime consultant, taking on cases other people often don't want to touch. From a suspected serial killer who plays mind games with Drayco, to murder and revenge at 20,000 feet, these eight stories delve into the darkest mysteries of the human soul. Praise for Derringer Award-winning BV Lawson's short fiction: "We've had the pleasure of reading these tales and can enthusiastically recommend them." - Omnimystery News "...One of the best shorts I've read this year. Scary and triumphant in the bleakest kind of way with two of the best characters I've read. - AJ Hayes "Awesome story. Beautifully have really written something special." - Terrie Farley Moran "BV Lawson ends the anthology on a strong note. Scott Drayco investigates the death of a shock jock and...cleverly solves the crime. All in all, an excellent read for lovers of quality mystery fiction." - Jacqueline Seewald

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