Simply the Best Mysteries: Edgar Award Winners and Front-runners
Simply the Best Mysteries Edgar Award Winners and Front-runners Author:Janet Hutchings (Editor), Ruth Rendell, Patricia Highsmith, Donald E. Westlake, Charlotte Armstrong, Stanley Ellin, Joseph Hansen Collection of Mysteries , Edgar Award Winners and Front-runners. — No other prize in the mystery field carries the critical acclaim, or the guarantee of enjoyment, of the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. With contributions by such great writers as P. D. James, Patricia Highsmith, Ruth Rendell, Lawrence Treat, and Stanley... more » Ellin, here is the first retrospective collection of Edgar-winning stories, plus some that lost by only the slimmest margins.
This matchless anthology by notable mystery editor Janet Hutchings, the current editor of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, covers more than forty years of the Edgars and stands as a companion volume to Fifty Best Mysteries, both having been gathered from the pages of Ellery Queen. Among the twenty-one page-turning tales, Donald E. Westlake's "This Is Death" updates Ambrose Bierce's "Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", Ruth Rendell's "The Fallen Curtain" investigates the hidden motives of a child abduction, and Joe Gores's "Goodbye, Pops" adds a touching twist to the felon-on-the-run scenario.
From the fifties to the nineties, Simply the Best Mysteries offers just that for the mystery lover.« less