A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime

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9780425188392: A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime

When temperatures rise, tempers flare in this all-new anthology of short stories...

From the Mystery Writers of America, edited by Edgar-nominated author Jeffery Deaver, comes a collection of twenty original stories by mystery's finest authors, set in hot climates where jealousy, greed, and murderous rage reach the boiling point...

Featuring original stories by:
Jeffery Deaver
David Handler
Ronnie Klaskin
Toni L.P. Kelner
Suzanne C. Johnson
Loren D. Estleman
John Lutz
Gary Brandner
Mat Coward
Angela Zeman
Robert Lee Hall
Tim Myers
G. Miki Hayden
Jeremiah Healy
Alan Cook
David Bart
Ana Rainwater
Sinclair Browning
Marilyn Wallace
Carolyn Wheat

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Jeffery Deaver is the author of 16 novels, one of which, The Bone Collector, has been made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His latest novel, The Blue Nowhere, is currently being adapted to film by Warner Bros.

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In spite of its steamy theme, this original anthology of 20 tales by Mystery Writers of America members seldom sizzles. Only a few stories generate enough heat to warm a reader's heart, starting with Edgar-nominee Deaver's own nicely twisted "Ninety-eight Point Six." Another bright spot is Ronnie Klaskin's "Child Support," in which a woman has to cope with unreliable men. Toni L.P. Kelner's "Old Dog Days" features a retired police chief who manages to turn a hunt for a missing dog into a neat trick. In newcomer Ana Rainwater's arresting "Night Rose," a young woman with a difficult mother celebrates adulthood. Angela Zeman's "Green Heat" brings a Chicago hit man out of the cold and into the sweltering heat of West Virginia, where he gets a surprising education. Some big names prominently displayed on the dust jacket-Loren D. Estleman, John Lutz, Jeremiah Healy-should attract fans of those authors, though their contributions fall short of their best work.
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