Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

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Brad Meltzer
Grand Central Publishing, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
18 Reviews
There's nothing more mysterious than a locked box. Whether it's a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the inner workings of a scientist's mind, or an underground prison cell, there are those who will use any means necessary to unlock the secrets of...THE MYSTERY BOX.

With this anthology, bestselling author Brad Meltzer introduces twenty-one original stories from today's most prominent mystery writers. In Laura Lippman's "Waco 1982," a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder's "Heirloom," a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R.L. Stine's "High Stakes," a man on his honeymoon gets drawn into a bizarre bet involving a coffin--a bet he may pay for with his life.

From the foothills of Mount Fuji to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, from a physics laboratory in wartime Leipzig to an unusual fitness club in Boca Raton, these sometimes terrifying, sometimes funny, and always suspenseful tales will keep you riveted to the page.

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Review: The Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box (Mystery Writers of America Anthology)

User Review  - Nathaniel - Goodreads

I'm not a huge mystery fan, but I like to pick things up that are outside my usual fare every now and then, and when I saw this pop up as an Audible Daily Deal I jumped at it. (A lot of my books come ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box (Mystery Writers of America Anthology)

User Review  - Pertinacity - Goodreads

I'm not typically a short story fan, but this group of writers changed my mind. They wrote with a variety of styles & had the ability to hook me (the listener...via CD book) with a few moments for most of the stories, Read full review

About the author (2013)

Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. His nonfiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were also New York Times bestsellers. He is the host of the History Channel series Brad Meltzer's Decoded and the Eisner Award-winning writer of Justice League of America. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at You can also see what he's doing right now at and

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