The Best American Mystery Stories 2012

The Best American Mystery Stories 2012

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by Otto Penzler
     
 

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 includes

Peter S. Beagle, Kathleen Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Lou Manfredo, Thomas McGuane,
Gina Paoli, T. Jefferson Parker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch,
Charles Todd, Daniel Woodrell, and others

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547840550
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Best American Series
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
196,601
File size:
507 KB

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Meet the Author

OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
June 20, 1953
Place of Birth:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Education:
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1976; Clarion Writers Workshop at Michigan State University
Website:
http://www.robertcrais.com

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Alan_Houston More than 1 year ago
The "Best Stories" series is one of the great joys of reading. Each year, a collection of "Best" books are issued for "Best Short Stories", "Best Mystery Stories", "Best Science Writing", etc. The editors seek to put together the best recent work by both well-known authors and by writers who deserve a wider audience. Robert Crais is a terrific choice to edit the 2012 "Best American Mystery Stories" because he is a current writer whose own writing style owes a debt to the best American mystery writers of the 1940's and 1950's. In this collection, he has brought together writers with a variety of styles, some of whom are famous, some of whom deserve to be famous. These stories share one thing: each is an excellent story written by a talented writer. Anyone who reads mysteries will greatly enjoy BAMS 2012.
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Better collections in this series over the years.  This year's crop was a disappointment.
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I orered this as a Nook eBook and was really looking forward to reading it. I read about 1/2 of the stories, and then I gave up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unbelieveably, Mr. Crais was fast asleep when he picked these short stories. This collection is sooo boring. I was sorry that I wasted my money on this collection. wake up, Crais!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't bother at all. Well written crummy stories. Bad endings. Depressing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short mysteries in this book suit my life style.
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