The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 Author:Lawrence Block (Editor) Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. — For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pie... more »ces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 will thrill fans of all reaches of the genre. The legendary mystery writer Lawrence Block offers chilling tales from best-selling writers as well as talented up-and-comers.
Ranging from traditional detective cases to psychological studies to atmospheric scene-setters, these stories illustrate the variety and scope of styles, plots, and characters Block admires. With Block as guest editor and a stellar roster of suspense veterans and rising stars, the 2001 edition will delight mystery aficionados and all lovers of great fiction.
Introduction : Lawrence Block --
Things That Make Your Heart Beat Faster : Jennifer Anderson --
Lobster Night : Russell Banks --
Prison Food : Michael Downs --
In the Zone : Leslie Edgerton --
The Paperhanger : William Gay --
A Book of Kells : Jeremiah Healy --
Erie's Last Day : Steve Hockensmith --
Under Suspicion : Clark Howard --
Her Hollywood : Michael Hyde --
Family : Dan Leone --
Blood Sport : Thomas Lynch --
Carnie : David Means --
Tides : Kent Nelson --
The Girl with the Blackened Eye : Joyce Carol Oates --