Harry Potter House Eds debuts of the month when i was invisible twitter second sister
Search our site
Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell Read the opening extract of the brand new Lisa Jewell book before its publication on 27/07/2017

The Best American Mystery Stories by Joyce Carol Oates and Otto Penzler
  

The Best American Mystery Stories

Thriller / Suspense   Books for the Boys   

RRP £12.99

Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

20 short stories from the cream of American mystery writers including Scott Turow and Dennis Lehane. Each story tends to explore a single idea, thought or situation. Rather like a literary liquorice all sorts pack, some may not be to your taste , but don’t worry there are plenty more to enjoy, all a little different, very distinctive and thought provoking. Go on – dive in!

Synopsis

The Best American Mystery Stories by Joyce Carol Oates and Otto Penzler

Features a collection of the best American mystery stories from 2005. It includes stories from Scott Turow, Edward P Jones, Louise Erdrich, Dennis Lehane, Daniel Handler, Laura Lippman, George V Higgins, David Means, Richard Burgin, Scott Wolven, Stuart M Kaminsky and others.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates, a recipient of the National Book Award , is one of the most highly respected novelists, critic, playwright, poet and author of short stories. Her most recent novels include Break Heart Blues’ and Man Crazy. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. Her highly acclaimed last novel Blonde, published in 2000, was shortlisted for the National Book Award.

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years. In 1977, he won an Edgar Award for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection. The Mystery Writers of America gave him the prestigious Ellery Queen Award at the 1994 Edgars for his exceptional contributions to the publishing field. He was also honored with a Raven in 2003.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

20th April 2006

Author

Joyce Carol Oates and Otto Penzler

More books by Joyce Carol Oates and Otto Penzler
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys


ISBN

9781905204205

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

logo Quercus publisher
Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools