The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

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James Patterson, Otto Penzler
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers, Oct 6, 2015 - Detective and mystery stories, American - 432 pages
In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, "I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood . . . If that's the case, I've got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can thank me later." Patterson has collected a batch of stories that have the sharp tension, drama, and visceral emotion of an Oscar-worthy Hollywood production. Spanning the extremes of human behavior, The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 features characters that must make desperate choices: an imaginative bank-robbing couple, a vengeful high school shooter, a lovesick heiress who will do anything for her man, and many others in "these imaginative, rich, complex tales" worthy of big-screen treatment.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 includes

Tomiko M. Breland, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Brendan DuBois,
Janette Turner Hospital, Dennis Lehane, Theresa E. Lehr, Joyce Carol Oates,

and others
JAMES PATTERSON, guest editor, has sold over 300 million books worldwide, including the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He supports getting kids reading through his children's book imprint, jimmy patterson, as well as through scholarships, grants, book donations, and his website, ReadKiddoRead.com.

OTTO PENZLER, series editor, is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and the owner of New York's The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstore solely dedicated to mystery fiction. He has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies.

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User Review  - MM_Jones - LibraryThing

This collection of mystery short stories from 2015 is much as you would expect from the great Otto Penzler series. Some of the stories stick with you, others are quickly forgotten. I find it ... Read full review

The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

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The 20 entries in series editor Otto Penzler’s 19th annual best-of mystery compilation share a fine sense of character along with solid plotting and minimal violence. Classism, racism, and revenge all ... Read full review

About the author (2015)

JAMES PATTERSON has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson's books have sold more than 280 million copies.



OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and owner of New York's The Mysterious Bookshop.

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