The Year's Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016

The Year's Best Crime and Mystery Stories 2016




The Year's Best Crime & Mystery Stories contains the best crime and mystery stories that were originally published in 2015 in either print or electronic format as selected by editors Kristine Kathryn Rusch and John Helfers.

Reading through thousands of titles and carefully narrowing their favorite reads down to the ultimate list that is presented in this volume, the editors chose their top picks of notable works from hundreds of anthologies, magazines, journals, and websites.

Join Rusch and Helfers as they take you on a representative selection of some of the finest mystery and crime stories of the year, from stories firmly rooted in the classic mystery genres to tales that edge their way over into other genres. Explore human nature in all its variations with writers you may recognize as worldwide bestsellers to amazing voices you might not have experienced before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781987879438
Publisher: Kobo Writing Life
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 564
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: John Helfers 1
Introduction: Kristine Kathryn Rusch 7
The Best Man: Tendai Huchu 13
(disc.): Genevieve Valentine 39
Autobiographical House: Amity Gaige 61
The American Flag of Sergeant Hale Schofield: Kelly Washington 77
The Five-Dollar Dress: Mary Higgins Clark 99
Vanishings: Tananarive Due 113
Devil for a Witch: R.S. Brenner 135
Twisted Shikse: Jedidiah Ayers 173
The Color of Guilt: Annie Reed 189
The Heroism of Lieutenant Wills: Charles Todd 208
Dr. Kirkbride's Moral Treatment Plan: Christina Milletti 223
Amazonia: T. Jefferson Parker 245
Play the Man: Dan Duval 269
The Big Snip: Thomas Pluck 291
The Purslow Particle: Neil Schofield 315
The Rites of Zosimos: Angela Penrose 331
The Girl Who Loved Shonen Knife: Carrie Vaughn 357
Parkside: SJ Rozan 379
Gun Accident: An Investigation: Joyce Carol Oates 387
Damage Control: Thomas H. Cook 457
Joyride: René Appel 485
The Little Men: Megan Abbott 511
Honorable Mentions 565

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