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The Best American Mystery Stories 2014

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780544034648
Publisher: Mariner Books
Language: English
Page Count: 372
Publication Date: 10/7/2014
Size: 8.25" l x 5.53" w x 1.01"
Series: N/A

In her introduction, guest editor Laura Lippman notes that the mystery short story writer's task is an exacting one - the result must be solid and satisfying, but also provide "the requisite twists and answers" and a "resolution that must never be too on-the-nose." Showcasing writers who have honed this nuanced skill set, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 offers tightly wound whodunits, puzzling perspectives, and disturbing denouements. There's a bank-robbing former Marine, a young mother under suspicion after her child goes missing, a ruthless colonial timber baron, a high school principal with a past, and a host of other memorable characters in this collection "filled with mayhem and murder and darkness."

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