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The Best American Mystery Stories 2001

Lawrence Block; Otto Penzler (Editors)

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ISBN 10: 0618124926 / ISBN 13: 9780618124923
Published by Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book and BroDart protected jacket are fine, without faults. Gift quality. Signed on the title page by contributors: Lawrence Block, T. Jefferson Parker, Bill Pronzini, Peter Robinson, Nathan Walpow, and Russell Banks. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 8-24

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Title: The Best American Mystery Stories 2001

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 hundreds of pieces from dozens of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces 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 broad range of styles, plots, and characters Block admires in the genre. With Block as guest editor and a stellar roster of suspense veterans and rising stars, the 2001 edition will delight mystery afcionados and all lovers of great fiction.

About the Author:

OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and owner of New York's The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstores solely dedicated to mystery fiction. He  has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies.

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