The Best American Mystery Stories 2015
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,
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 2015User Review - Publishers Weekly
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