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

The Best American Mystery Stories

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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!

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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.

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Publication date

20th April 2006


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Quercus Publishing Plc




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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.

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