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The best American mystery stories 2015
Patterson, James, 1947- , editor, writer of introduction.
Publication Information:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Physical Description:
xv, 413 pages ; 24 cm.
In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, "I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood . . . If that's the case, I've got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can thank me later." Patterson has collected a batch of stories that have the sharp tension, drama, and visceral emotion of an Oscar-worthy Hollywood production. Spanning the extremes of human behavior, The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 features characters that must make desperate choices: an imaginative bank-robbing couple, a vengeful high school shooter, a lovesick heiress who will do anything for her man, and many others in "these imaginative, rich, complex tales" worthy of big-screen treatment.
Foreword / Introduction / The snow angel / Cowboy justice / Rosalee Carrasco / Wet with rain / Red eye / Harm and hammer / The adventure of the laughing fisherman / Crush depth / Molly's plan / A bottle of scotch and a sharp buck knife / Shared room on Union / Afterlife of a stolen child / Apocrypha / Staircase to the moon / A man looking for trouble / Many dogs have died here / Motherlode / A kidnapping in Koulèv-Ville / The home and Craigmillnar / The shot

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