A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime Mystery Writers of America Presents: MWA Classics Book 1

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Mystery Writers of America #ad - Tempers flare in the heat of the night……and the wrong move, the wrong word, even the wrong look can set off any man or woman already driven past their boiling point. Miki hayden and “child support” by Ronnie Klaskin were both nominated for the Macavity Award for Best Short Story. From a retired police chief pitching in on a missing dog report that leads to him solving a murder to a mystery of southern manners that proves the heat brings out the worst in everybody to a Los Angeles gumshoe who goes to a movie to cool off, these mystery stories all prove that when the temperature rises, anyone can go crazy from the heat, and the most cold-blooded crimes can be committed during the hottest, but finds a still-warm body inside the theater, darkest nights…This volume contains the following award-winning or nominated stories: “Lady on Ice” by Loren D.

. A hot and sultry night for crime, edited by bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, features 20 stories of people not just the torrid weather, but all different kinds of heat. Estleman, winner of the 2003 shamus award for best short story; “green heat” by angela Zeman, selected for The Best American Mystery Short Stories 2004, edited by Nelson DeMille and Otto Penzler; and “War Crimes” by G.

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Tricks and Treats A Mystery Writers of America Classic Book 6

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#ad - A perfectly placed last line of a short story can pull together subtle plot threads into a devastating dénouement or give everything that came before it a brand-new meaning, sometimes even reshaping the story entirely for the reader. Macdonald, and Donald E. Hoch, john Lutz, John D. Hensley, Edward D. 30 crime and mystery stories good to the last linethe mcguffin has long been a staple tool in any crime and mystery writer’s arsenal.

They, along with 24 more authors, have created some of the very best mystery stories that often save their best twists for the very last line. Westlake. Joe gores and bill pronzini, two of the most talented mystery writers of the 20th century, joined forces to assemble the very best McGuffin stories by such celebrated authors as Anthony Boucher, Harlan Ellison, Joe L.

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30 Shades of Dead: A collection of mysteries to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sisters in Crime

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WC Publishing #ad - And cop varieties. You'll see both genders contributing and they do so with great pride: in their work, their genre and their organization. Collection of mystery short stories by first-time and award-winning mystery authors. Every story includes some element of thirty or takes place thirty years ago. Enjoy this short story collection in the way it was conceived: to entertain you, historical, cozies, romantic suspense, the mystery reader! There are psychological thrillers, and the P.

I. The authors are all Sisters in Crime members.

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The Crime of My Life A Mystery Writers of America Classic Anthology Book 8

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Mystery Writers of America #ad - Macdonald introduces us to a salesman suffering from the wickedest of hangovers, and bestselling French author Georges Simenon tells a cat-and-mouse tale between a mild-mannered tailor and the serial killer he believes is living across the street from him. Thirteen masterful tales of mystery and suspense, selected by the people who know them best—the authors themselves.

A very special mystery anthology featuring the best by the best…in 1984, mystery writers of America brought together a roster of authors that has rarely been equaled before or since. Helen mccloy goes to the other side of the world for her engrossing story of 19th century China. The resulting volume, edited under the keen eye of author and screenwriter Brian Garfield, contains some of the finest crime and mystery stories of the previous 50 years.

The Crime of My Life A Mystery Writers of America Classic Anthology Book 8 #ad - Dorothy salisbury Davis delights with tale of a most unusual art “heist. Master of the macabre robert bloch is in fine form with a story of a con man who takes advantage of lonely women, until he meets his match in deception. Every living mwa president including several who were also Grand Masters was asked to select one of their own published stories and write a brief introduction as to why it was their favorite one.

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Merchants of Menace A Mystery Writers of America Classic Anthology Book 5

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#ad - Donald E. Miriam allen deford tells the mystery of a family that is disappearing off the face of the Earth, one by one. From robert bloch comes a story of a man whose very best friend has the very worst plans for his wife. And master of suspense cornell Woolrich takes us south of the border for a sultry tale of jealousy, death, and revenge from beyond the grave.

And now that the transaction is complete, there is nothing left but to open the book and lose yourself in any one of these twenty suspenseful stories, each written by a true merchant of menace. Crime and mystery stories by 20 vendors of villainymystery writers of america is pleased to present this sinister volume of larceny, and murder, deception, brought to you by the very finest purveyors of perfidy.

Merchants of Menace A Mystery Writers of America Classic Anthology Book 5 #ad - Westlake tells a tale of a cheating wife who tries to turn the tables on her blackmailer, only to find herself caught in a bigger web of lies than she could have imagined.

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Fault Lines: Stories by Northern California Crime Writers

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Sisters in Crime Northern California Chapter #ad - Contributing authors: ana brazil, david hagerty, vinnie hansen, diana Chambers, Mariella Krause, Bette Golden Lamb, Judith Janeway, Mariah Klein, Deborah Lacy, Jenny Carless, Katherine Bolger Hyde, Susan Kuchinskas, J. J. Stuart, cj verburg, Nancy Tingley, and C. M. Sisters in crime/northern california’s first short story anthology invites you to take a journey into mystery and intrigue, guilt, with 19 short stories that explore crime, and justice in our earthquake-prone region and beyond.

Fault lines in the earth can shake our world. Foreword by Terry Shames and Diana Chambers. Shea, Robin C. Lamb, margaret Lucke, Susan C. Fault lines within people give rise to wrongs that must be righted. West.

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Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4

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Level Best Books #ad - A clever, bloody, triumphant celebration of the shady side of the New York state of mind. A terrific collection of short stories!" —alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex "A collection of stories as diverse, original and exciting as New York itself. I really loved this book. Alison gaylin, usa today bestselling author Where Crime Never Sleeps includes stories by Rona Bell - Fran Bannigan Cox - Lindsay A.

The settings may sound familiar to residents and tourist alike, but each story serves up a unique dish of literary deviousness flavored with the darkest desires, the boldest crimes, and the most tangled mysteries imaginable. What is the essence of the new york experience? a stroll across the brooklyn bridge? a concert at carnegie hall? crossing the finish line at the New York Marathon? A trip to the Bronx Zoo? Or any one of these—plus murder? These seventeen stories by members of the New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime, irrepressible, with a foreword by Margaret Maron, explore the mystery and mayhem that lurk in every corner of the most unpredictable, inimitable city on the planet.

Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4 #ad - G. Demarco - ronnie sue ebenstein - catherine maiorisi - nina mansfield - mary moreno - anita Page - Ellen Quint - Roslyn Siegel - Kathleen Snow - Triss Stein - Cathi Stoler - Mimi Weisbond - Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty - Elizabeth Zelvin. Curcio - Joseph R. After devouring this collection of stories, readers will find they can’t wait to visit the Big City, armed with the secret knowledge of the crime writers who know it best.

Laura benedict, edgar-nominated author of the Bliss House novels "A dream of an anthology for readers who appreciate a classic mystery unfolding in a perfectly characterized setting.

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CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour

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Orenda Books #ad - Taylor, martin edwards, carol anne davis, cath staincliffe, Gordon Brown, Susi Holliday, Ed James, Christine Poulson, Anna Mazzola, Chris Simms, J. M. Contributions from: Ann Cleeves, C. L. Highlights of the trip include a treacherous cruise to French Polynesia, a horrifying trek in South Africa, a murderous train-ride across Ukraine and a vengeful killing in Mumbai.

But back home in the UK, life isn't so easy either. Highly recommended. Don't miss out!' damp pebbles 'this is an excellent collection of stories that you can either read one after the other, or, ranging from psychological thrillers to crime scene investigations, as I did – dipping in and out and reading a mixture of authors both known and new to me' My Reading Corner 'This is an excellent collection of high quality crime stories, providing something for everyone – and the chance to get out of your usual ‘crime reads' comfort zone' Off The Shelf Books .

CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour #ad - Dead bodies turn up on the backstreets of Glasgow, crime writers turn words into deeds at literary events, and Lady Luck seems to guide the fate of a Twickenham hood. Crime spreads across the globe in this new collection of short stories from the Crime Writer's Association, as a conspiracy of prominent crime authors take you on world mystery tour.

A brilliantly witty, dark and captivating collection' The Book Trail 'This is a must-read book. Showcasing the range, breadth and vitality of contemporary crime-fiction genre, these 28 chilling and unputdownable stories will take you on a trip you'll never forget. Hewitt, the skill that tops the list of evidence and the differing locations as we criss-crossed the globe from the streets of glasgow to a trek in south africa as these writers pooled their stories to produce one of the most satisfying collections of short stories i have had the pleasure of reading' Cleopatra Loves Books 'An absolutely cracking anthology which provides a wonderful introduction to the short story, gasp and nod' Jen Meds Book Reviews 'A mystery tour which takes you across the world and back again, Martine Bailey, Paul Charles, Michael Stanley, Vaseem Khan, William Ryan and William Burton McCormick 'The diverse storytelling styles and takes on familiar genre tropes add up to an entertaining buffet for mystery fans' Publishers Weekly ‘I loved the variety of writing styles, Ragnar Jónasson, Judith Cutler, across the whole spectrum of human emotions, Kate Ellis, Julia Crouch, Peter Lovesey, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Kate Rhodes, across the boundaries of right and wrong, Sarah Rayne, cringe, Paul Gitsham, with a mix of crimes to make you smile, Maxim Jakubowski, all wrapped up in a bloody red bow.

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The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense A Superior Shores Anthology Book 1

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Superior Shores Press #ad - Stories by tom barlow, Lisa de Nikolits, Susan Daly, P. A. Diehl, mary Dutta, C. C. De voe, peter diChellis, Lesley A. Kemanis, edith maxwell, edward lodi, km rockwood, rosemary mccracken, Judy Penz Sheluk, Vicki Weisfeld, LD Masterson, Lisa Lieberman, Johanna Beate Stumpf, Peggy Rothschild, and Chris Wheatley.

Guthrie, William Kamowski, V. S. Whether it’s a subway station in norway, or trendy art gallery in Toronto, McMansion in the suburbs, ski resort in Vermont, the 21 authors represented in this superb collection of mystery and suspense interpret the overarching theme of the best-laid plans in their own inimitable style.

The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense A Superior Shores Anthology Book 1 #ad - And like many best-laid plans, they come with no guarantees.

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Captiol Crimes: 2017 Anthology

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#ad - Fifteen stories from members of the Capitol Crimes chapter of Sisters in Crime have mischief, mayhem and murder set in California's capital city. Tales of scheming and intrigue in the corridors of power have laughs, tears, and twists.

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Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America

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Quirk Books #ad - Breen, N. Ayres, angela Zeman, Thomas H. Cook, judith kelman,  manhattan mayhem is teeming with red herrings, likely suspects, Margaret Maron, and Julie Hyzy, Justin Scott, and thoroughly satisfying mysteries. In jeffery deaver’s “the baker of Bleecker Street, ” an Italian immigrant becomes ensnared in WWII espionage.

From wall street to harlem, presented by best-selling author mary higgins Clark and featuring an exclusive Jack Reacher story by Lee Child, the borough of Manhattan is the setting for all-new stories of mystery, and suspense, murder, as well as other takes from top Mystery Writers of America authors.

Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America #ad - In lee child's “the picture of the lonely Diner, ” legendary drifter Jack Reacher interrupts a curious stand-off in the shadow of the Flatiron Building. With additional stories from T. J. J. Winters, persia walker, Brendan DuBois, Jon L. Rozan, nancy Pickard, Ben H. And in “the five-dollar dress, ” mary Higgins Clark unearths the contents of a mysterious hope chest found in an apartment on Union Square.

Jefferson Parker, S.

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