The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

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Unexpected consequences haunt a lawman who tries to make a case go away quietly. A school shooting is deconstructed piece by piece. Two legendary crime solvers team up to save a young woman. A Sherlock Holmes fanatic consults on a real case. A pearl diver suspects foul play in her sister’s death. A war widow moves into a new neighborhood and makes waves. A sniper shares his story with a counselor.

Mystery stories can be intimate or global, a cast of one or a cast of thousands. They can involve robbery, murder, treason, or crimes of the heart. And for a story to be counted as one of the best of the year, it has to offer something truly striking, something that sticks with the reader long after the last page is turned. The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 is one of the best editions yet in the series.

Many of these short stories are little sticks of lit dynamite, full of tension and armed with an explosive conclusion. Even the stories I didn’t particularly enjoy were well-crafted and had something to say about crime, justice, or both.

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Author James Patterson, Editor, Otto Penzler, Editor
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date 2015-Oct-06
ISBN 9780544638747
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Issue December 2015
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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