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A century of mystery, 1980-1989 : the greatest stories of the decade

Author: Marcia Muller; Bill Pronzini
Publisher: New York : MJF Books, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"All over the world, small mysteries unfold from the seeds of ordinary human emotions--envy, anger, worry, lust, even love. Small mysteries in which are wrapped small crimes, that emerge when solved, to burst into plain sight like poison pollen. The 1980's were a heady decade for the mystery story. Here are the best of that decade."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Short stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Muller; Bill Pronzini
ISBN: 1567311555 9781567311556
OCLC Number: 38433572
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Edward D. Hoch --
The good samaritan / Isaac Asimov --
A man with a fortune / Peter Lovesey --
There are no snakes in Ireland / Frederick Forsyth --
A great sight / Janwillem van de Wetering --
Greektown / Loren D. Estleman --
Father's day / Ruth Rendell --
The worst crime known to man / Reginald Hill --
A case of Chivas Regal / George V. Higgins --
Lucky penny / Linda Barnes --
As good as a rest / Lawrence Block --
Chee's witch / Tony Hillerman --
Hit-and-run / Susan Dunlap --
King's X / Brian Garfield --
Skin deep / Sara Paretsky --
Stacked deck / Bill Pronzini --
More final than divorce / Robert Barnard --
The Dakar run / Clark Howard --
The reason why / Edward Gorman --
Blood types / Julie Smith --
Deadly fantasies / Marcia Muller.
Responsibility: edited by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini.

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"All over the world, small mysteries unfold from the seeds of ordinary human emotions--envy, anger, worry, lust, even love. Small mysteries in which are wrapped small crimes, that emerge when solved, to burst into plain sight like poison pollen. The 1980's were a heady decade for the mystery story. Here are the best of that decade."--Jacket.

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