Murder for Love

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Otto Penzler
Delacorte Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Fiction - 323 pages
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Obsession has been the basis for some of the most frightening and intriguing thrillers of all time -- who can forget the obsession of Glenn Close's character in FATAL ATTRACTION? Veteran mystery man Otto Penzler brings together a roster of some of the most popular and well-respected names in the literary world to write original stories on this craziest of motives which promise to be as unforgettable as the image of the boiling rabbit. With writers like Edna Buchanan, Amanda Cross, Elizabeth George, James W. Hall, Dennis Lehane, Ed McBain, Michael Malone and Joyce Carol Oates this collection is sure to be as varied as it is masterful.

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If it's history you're looking for, here is God's plenty: James Crumley's first short story in 23 years, Elmore Leonard's first in over 30, and the first crime short stories ever from William J ... Read full review

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Penzler suggests that these tales of murder instigated by passion might suit Valentine's Day or wedding anniversaries. Whether that's true or not, these stories, all written for this collection ... Read full review


Introduction by Otto Penzler
Dying Time by William J Caunitz
For Whom the Beep Tolls by Carol Higgins Clark

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About the author (1996)

Otto Penzler owns the Mysterious Bookshop in New York & founded the Mysterious Press & Otto Penzler Books. He has written & edited several books, including the Edgar-winning "Encyclopedia of Mystery & Detection".

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