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EDITED By Staff of Mystery Scene Magazine

ISBN 10: 0881849030 / ISBN 13: 9780881849035
Published by Carroll & Graf, NY, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover

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FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1992. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in black boards with red wraps. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else FINE. First Annual Edition. Includes Clark Howard, Bill Pronzini, Faye Kellerman, Michael Gilbert, Andrew Vachss, Edward D. Hoch, Ruth Rendell, Lynne Barrett, James Kisner, William Bakier, Robert Barnard, Henry Slesar, Joe R. Lansdale, Lawrence Block, Peter Lovesey, Max Allan Collins, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Joan Hess, Charlotte MacLeod, Meremiah Healy, Sue Grafton, John Lutz, Nancy Pickard, Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Bookseller Inventory # 000703

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Publisher: Carroll & Graf, NY

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition, Thus.

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An anthology of mystery and crime stories features the work of Ruth Rendell, Sue Grafton, Faye Kellerman, Marcia Muller, Robert Bernard, Sara Paretsky, Charlotte McLeod, Nancy Pickford, Bill Pronzini, and Lawrence Block.

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Talk about instant classics! Virtually all the stories (23 of 25) assembled in this bargain-priced, albeit indiscriminate, collection have had earlier hardcover incarnations, and several of them have already been reprinted in earlier anthologies or in Mystery Scene's principal rival, Edward D. Hoch's annual roundup (p. 1026); so if the top-flight selections by Lawrence Block, Ruth Rendell, Doug Allyn, Julian Rathbone, and Tony Hillerman sound familiar, they probably are. The centerpiece here is Marcia Muller's novella ``The Wall''--a workmanlike job, but no classic, though it's introduced with the same hyperbolic praise lavished on its companions by Margaret Maron, Carole Nelson Douglas, Gillian Roberts, Joseph Hansen, Jonathan Gash, Robert Bloch, et al. But the standout among the general high competence is ``Spin-A-Rama,'' Jeremiah Healy's dirty little tale of political chicanery, the one story that could well turn up in an anthology 20 years from now. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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