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The best American mystery stories 2009

Author: Jeffery DeaverOtto PenzlerN J AyresTom BissellAlafair BurkeAll authors
Publisher: Boston : Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2009]
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English
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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kins.
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Genre/Form: Short stories, American
Short stories
Mystery
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery Deaver; Otto Penzler; N J Ayres; Tom Bissell; Alafair Burke; James Lee Burke; Ron Carlson; Michael Connelly; David Corbett; M M M Hayes; Chuck Hogan; Clark Howard; Rob Kantner; Robert McClure; Alice Munro; Joyce Carol Oates; Nic Pizzolatto; Garry Craig Powell; Randy Rohn; Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Jonathan Tel; Vu Tran
ISBN: 9780547237503 0547237502
OCLC Number: 313657928
Notes: "A Mariner original."
Description: xviii, 381 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction / Jeffery Deaver --
Rust / N.J. Ayres --
My interview with the Avenger / Tom Bissell --
Winning / Alafair Burke --
Big midnight special / James Lee Burke --
Beanball / Ron Carlson --
Father's Day / Michael Connelly --
Pretty little parasite / David Corbett --
Meantime, Quentin Ghlee / M.M.M. Hayes --
Two thousand volts / Chuck Hogan --
Manila burning / Clark Howard --
Down home blues / Rob Kantner --
My son / Robert McClure --
Free radicals / Alice Munro --
Dear husband / Joyce Carol Oates --
Wanted man / Nic Pizzolatto --
Kamila and the king of Kandy / Garry Craig Powell --
The man who fell in love with the stump of a tree / Randy Rohn --
G-Men / Kristine Kathryn Rusch --
Bola de la fortuna / Jonathan Tel --
This or any desert / Vu Tran --
Contributor's notes --
Other distinguished mystery stories of 2008.
Series Title: Best American series.
Other Titles: Rust.
My interview with the avenger.
Winning.
Big midnight special.
Beanball.
Father's day.
Pretty little parasite.
Meantime, Quentin Ghlee.
Two thousand volts.
Manila burning.
Down home blues.
My son.
Free radicals.
Dear husband.
Wanted man.
Kamila and the king of kandy.
Man who fell in love with the stump of a tree.
G-men.
Bola de la fortuna.
This or any desert.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Jeffery Deaver ; Otto Penzler, series editor.

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The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kins.

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