Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspenseby Linda Landrigan
For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has been one of the foremost magazines of mystery and suspense. This celebratory anthology features such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, just three of the esteemed
From Ed McBain to Sara Paretsky: a celebration of over fifty years of mystery masterworks.
For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has been one of the foremost magazines of mystery and suspense. This celebratory anthology features such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, just three of the esteemed contributors to have appeared in the magazine’s pages over the past five decades.
This impressive anthology reflects the diversity of every issue of the magazine: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson in the fifties and Donald Westlake in the sixties, to recent stories by S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology documents over a half century of superb storytelling.
Meet the Author
Linda Landrigan is editor in chief of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. She lives in New York.
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I rlthought it would be better but its still a MUST READ
I was hoping this book was just like the old Alfred Hitchcock shows on TV or at least like the old Alfred Hitchcock books I'd read before. While this book was enjoyable to read and while some of the stories were very good, many of them were a bit disappointing. Overall, I got the impression that the Alfred Hitchcock Magazine stories, (from which this book is derived), weren't always quite as good as the old authentic Alfred Hitchcock ones. Since the magazine is an ongoing source of new stories and the original Alfred Hitchcock is done and gone, I guess we will have to settle for a decent but not as good imitation. Having said this, I did enjoy reading this and probably would buy it again.