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Better Mousetraps: The Best Mystery Stories of John Lutz

Lutz, John

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ISBN 10: 0312013892 / ISBN 13: 9780312013899
Published by St Martins, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Better Mousetraps: The Best Mystery Stories ...

Publisher: St Martins, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Bob Korn dj art

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A selection of chilling, bizarre, and sometimes humorous tales of mystery, murder, and the macabre

From Publishers Weekly:

Thirty-five short stories by Edgar-winning novelist Lutz are reprinted here, following a perceptive introduction by Nevins. Reflecting the ingenious plotting and characterizations in Tropical Heat, Nightlines and the author's other full-length adventures, these entries are a bonanza for discriminating readers. The first section contains tales of tortuous suspense, notably "High Stakes," about a man forced by thugs onto a six-inch ledge outside a hotel room 12 stories above the pavement. Every second of his vertiginous ordeal, trying to open a locked window, causes palpitations in the reader. In the second section, Lutz spikes the menace with sophisticated comedy. "Understanding Electricity" is a delicious tale of a customer "overcharged" by a power company and scheming for revenge. He accomplishes this with a power outage and a literal shock. ("Watt now?" the office secretary asks herself as her electric typewriter dies.) Nevins appends a checklist of the author's publications.
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