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Author: Charlaine Harris; Toni L P Kelner
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Welcome to the wide world of paranormal pastimes, where striking out might strike you dead. Editors Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner are your announcers for this all-new story collection of the most peculiar plays ever made; sports fans live and die by their teams' successes and failures-though not literally. But these fourteen authors have written spirited-in more ways than one-new tales of killer competitions
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlaine Harris; Toni L P Kelner
ISBN: 9780425256879 0425256871
OCLC Number: 852221481
Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner --
In the blue hereafter / Charlaine Harris --
Hide and seek / William Kent Krueger --
Stepping into the dead zone / Jan Burke --
Dead on the bones / Joe R. Lansdale --
The devil went down to Boston / Caitlin Kittredge --
On the playing fields of blood / Brendan Dubois --
The God's games / Dana Cameron --
The case of the haunted Safeway / Scott Sigler --
Prise de fer / Ellen Kushner --
Dreamer / Brandon Sanderson --
False knight on the road / Mercedes Lackey --
Jammed / Seanan McGuire --
Hide and shriek / Adam-Troy Castro --
Ice / Laura Lippman --
Bell, book, and candlepin / Toni L.P. Kelner.
Responsibility: edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner.

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Charlaine Harris and award-winning mystery writer Toni Kelner have collected stories that feature ghostly players, bloodthirsty interruptions, and competitions with deadly outcomes, from some of the  Read more...

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