The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (Best American, Vol 11)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 - Best American, Vol 11 Author:Carl Hiaasen (Editor), Otto Penzler (Editor) The best-selling author Carl Hiaasen takes the reins for the eleventh edition of this series, featuring twenty of the past year’s most distinguished tales of mystery, crime, and suspense. — Laura Lippman introduces us to a suburban soccer mom who moonlights as a call girl and who has a fateful encounter with a former client at her son&rsquo... more »;s soccer game. Ridley Pearson traces a famous author of horror tales who becomes trapped in a real one after his wife vanishes while jogging. Joyce Carol Oates travels to a New Jersey racetrack where the animals that break down are of the two-legged type. Lawrence Block tells the story of Keller, a hitman for hire who happens to live in Greenwich Village, loves spicy food, and collects stamps as a hobby. And Scott Wolven plunges us into the world of an ex-con who takes a job at a private and very illegal Nevada racetrack where each day millions are won and lost. Mostly lost. As Carl Hiaasen notes in his introduction, “The stories in this collection would do honor to any anthology of short literature. More than transcending the genre of crime, they blow away its nebulous boundaries.” The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 is a powerful collection certain to delight mystery aficionados and all lovers of great fiction.
Stab / Chris Adrian
Solomon's Alley / Robert Andrews
Going, Going, Gone / Peter Blauner
Keller's Double Dribble / Lawrence Block
T-Bird / John Bond
A Season of Regret / James Lee Burke
The Timing of Unfelt Smiles / John Dufresne
Gleason / Louise Erdrich
Chellini's Solution / Jim Fusilli
Where will You Go When Your Skin Cannot Contain You? / William Gay
20 stories in 310 pages (you do the math), lots of semi-famous writers, such as Lawrence Block, Peter Blauner, James Lee Burke, Louise Erdrich, Laura Lippman, Joyce Carol Oates, Ridley Pearson and John Sandford.