Monday, 26 December 2011

MYSTERY STORIES REVIEW: The Best American Mystery Stories - Otto Penzler and Guest Editor Harlan Corben

Release Date: 06/12/11


Featuring twenty of the year's standout crime short stories handpicked by one of the world's best thriller writers, Best American Mystery Stories 2011 showcases not only the very best of the crime genre, but the best of American writing full stop. Within its pages, literary legends rub shoulders with the hottest new talent. Contributors in the past have included Lee Child, James Lee Burke, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Connelly, Alice Munro and Joyce Carol Oates.


The trouble with a lot of books these days is that with so many names you only have chance to read a number of them and of course when you’re not as familiar with them as you ‘d like to be, buying a book can feel a lot like pot luck. What this title guest edited by Harlan Corben does is allow the reader to try the best of a huge selection of authors for the price of one title.

Its great value, the selected short stories have been picked by an expert and of course the reader is guaranteed a selection of titles that will entertain as well as travel the broad spectrum that the genre entails. Finally add to this cracking prose, top notch dialogue and of course high octane pace and I was left a very happy reader. Thank you Otto and Harlan.

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