Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box
Grand Central Publishing, Apr 30, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
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 - Lori Mcmullen - Goodreads
Ten authors, ten short stories, one common literary devise: a box. I enjoyed most of the stories, some will hang with me for a long time, others...not so much. Read full review
Review: The Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box (Mystery Writers of America Anthology)User Review - Darla - Goodreads
Fantastic. These stories were so imaginative and well written. Fun to find out what was inside each box! Read full review