The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023

The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023

The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023

The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023


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Amor Towles selects the twenty best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Andrew Child, Jeffrey Deaver, and Michael Mallory

Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, New York Times bestseller Amor Towles has selected the twenty most puzzling, most thrilling, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume. The volume also contains a "bonus story" selected from the bookshop's rare book room, featuring a look into the history of this illustrious genre.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613164495
Publisher: Penzler Publishers
Publication date: 09/19/2023
Pages: 500
Sales rank: 305,987
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Otto Penzler, the creator of American Mystery Classics, is also the founder of the Mysterious Press (1975); Mysterious (2011), an electronic-book publishing company; and New York City’s Mysterious Bookshop (1979). He has won a Raven, the Ellery Queen Award, two Edgars (for the Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, 1977, and The Lineup, 2010), and lifetime achievement awards from Noircon and The Strand Magazine. He has edited more than 70 anthologies and written extensively about mystery fiction.

Amor Towles is the author of Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow, and The Lincoln Highway, as well as numerous short stories, which have appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, British Vogue, and Audible Originals.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Otto Penzler
Introduction, Amor Towles

Doug Allyn, Blind Baseball
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, May/June
Derrick Belanger, The Adventure of the Misquoted Macbeth
A Detective’s Life: Sherlock Holmes, ed. by Martin Rosenstock (Titan Books)
T. Coraghessan Boyle, Princess
The New Yorker, November 7
Joslyn Chase, Cold Hands, Warm Heart
Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Cold Cases (Knotted Road)
Andrew Child, New Kid in Town
Hotel California, ed. by Don Bruns (Blackstone)
Aaron Philip Clark, Death at the Sundial Motel
Witnesses for the Dead, ed. by Gary Phillips & Gar Anthony Haywood ((Soho Crime)
Jeffery Deaver, Dodge
The Broken Doll (Amazon)
Brendan DuBois, The Landscaper’s Wife
Mystery Tribune, August/September
Kerry Hammond, Strangers at a Table
Malice Domestic: Murder Most Diabolical (Wildside)
Victor Kreuiter, Miller and Bell
Mystery Magazine, August
David Krugler, Two Sharks Walk into a Bar
Mystery Magazine, September
Tom Larsen, Pobre Maria
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, January/February
Avram Lavinsky, Playing God
Best New England Crime Stories: Deadly Nightshade, ed. by Susan Oleksiw, Christine Bagley, and Leslie Wheeler (Crime Spell Books)
Jesse Lewis, Ears
Alaska Quarterly Review, Spring/Summer
Ashley Lister, The Smoking Gunners
The Book of Extraordinary Femme Fatale Stories, ed. by Maxim Jakubowski (Mango)
Sean McCluskey, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Wednesday
Mickey Finn: 21st Century Noir, Vol. 3, ed. by Michael Bracken (Down & Out Books)
Michael Mallory, What the Cat Dragged in
The Strand Magazine, Vol 68
Lou Manfredo, Sundown
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, March/April
Annie Reed, The Promise
Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Cold Cases (Knotted Road)
Anna Round, Glass
The Briarcliff Review
Joseph S. Walker, Crime Scene
Malice in Dallas: Metroplex Mysteries, ed. by Barb Goffman

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