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Best Detective Stories of the Year, 16th Annual Collection
Best Detective Stories of the Year 16th Annual Collection Author:Multiple This is the 16th time the outstanding mystery fiction of the year has been judged and collected in one volume. The 16th compilation is the work of Brett Halliday, an acknowledged master of the detective story--as his own creation, Mike Shayne, could testify. — Brett Halliday has chosen 20 stories as the year's best--some by old pros, some by tal... more »ented newcomers to the field--all of them meeting Halliday's demand for an exciting story well told.
Every one of these stories deserves a special award for top-notch mystery entertainment, and each of them will find its own special fans. Lovers of intrigue may choose Murder Method, an unusual tale of a shipwreck that leads to a lively desert-island triangle. Those who want a different kind of robbery should try Welcome to Our Bank, the ironic story of a bank teller who longs to be robbed. Collectors of extraordinary murder weapons should read what a mild curator does with his Suite of Armor: Size 36. And devotees of the horror-story should try both A Question of Values in which a delicate young pianist is forced to a most indelicate decision to save his life, and A Mind Burns Slowly in which a beautiful woman, recovering from past tragedies, proves to have an unusual way of dealing with a new tormentor.
Here, then, is a truly outstanding assortment of mystery and mayhem--mystery writing at its very best.« less