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Master's Choice ***SIGNED X8***

Lawrence Block, Editor

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ISBN 10: 0425170314 / ISBN 13: 9780425170311
Published by Berkley Prime Crime, NY, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by Lawrence Block, Joe Gores, Joan Hess, Tony Hillerman, Peter Lovesey, John Lutz, Joyce Carol Oates and Bill Pronzini. Fine book in Fine dust jacket. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 010709

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Title: Master's Choice ***SIGNED X8***

Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, NY

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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American mystery writers and the fellow craftsmen who inspired them are collected here in a unique pairing of literary master and apprentice, which includes selections from Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, and Joyce Carol Oates, among many others.


Penzler Pick, January 2000: I love short stories, and having read scores of anthologies over the years I rejoice when someone comes up with an especially nifty theme for one. Lawrence Block has managed to do something really cool. He asked some of today's top mystery writers to pick their favorite of their own stories as well as the story they most admire or that most influenced them. Stephen King selected his "The Wedding Gig" and Joyce Carol Oates's "Murder-Two"; Peter Lovesey picked his "The Crime of Miss Oyster Brown" and Donald E. Westlake's hilarious "Too Many Crooks"; Harlan Ellison's choices were his "Tired Old Man" and Jacques Futrelle's classic "The Problem of Cell 13"; and Tony Hillerman, best known for his novels, named his "First Lead Gasser" and Joe Gores's Edgar-winning "Goodbye, Pops."

There is a wide range in this handsome volume, with authors selecting work from the world of pulp fiction (Benjamin Appel), literary fiction (John O'Hara and Stephen Crane), and horror fiction (W.F. Harvey), as well as the more traditional mystery fiction.

It's not too soon to look forward to the next volume in what we hope will become a long-running series. --Otto Penzler

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