Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

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Brad Meltzer
Grand Central Publishing, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
26 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  - Guy - Goodreads

The gimmick for this anthology is the theme of a mysterious box. The many stories that have no such thing are made that much more jarring. Most of the stories are predictable, cliché and feel as though they were written by teenager students in a creative-writing seminar. Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

Love some, can't really grasp some, and.. I don't know... I just can't really fall in love with this anthology. Read full review

About the author (2013)

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), children's books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even graphic books (Justice League of America). He is also the host of Brad Meltzer's Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer's Lost History on H2. He currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he's doing right now at Facebook.com/BradMeltzer and on Twitter @bradmeltzer.

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