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The Year's 25 finest crime and mystery stories

Author: Jon L Breen
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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Features the work of Ruth Rendell, Sue Grafton, Faye Kellerman, Marcia Muller, Robert Bernard, Sara Paretsky, Charlotte McLeod, Nancy Pickford, Bill Pronzini, and Lawrence Block. Howard, Clark, "Challenge The Windowmaker"/Pronzini, Bill, "Stakeout"/Kellerman, Faye, "Malibu Dog"/Gilbert, Michael, "Decoy"/Vachss, Andrew, "While Alligator"/Hoch, Edward D., "The Detective's Wife"/Rendell, Ruth, "The Fish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon L Breen
ISBN: 0881849030 9780881849035
OCLC Number: 27033222
Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the year in review / Jon L. Breen --
Challenge the widowmaker / Clark Howard --
Stakeout / Bill Pronzini --
Malibu dog / Faye Kellerman --
Decoy / Michael Gilbert --
White alligator / Andrew Vachss --
The detective's wife / Edward D. Hoch --
The fish sitter / Ruth Rendell --
Elvis lives / Lynne Barrett --
Mother Tucker / James Kisner --
The Mandrake forgeries / William Bankier --
The nick of time / Robert Barnard --
Hanged for a sheep / Henry Slesar --
Incident on and off a mountain road / Joe R. Lansdale --
Batman's helpers / Lawrence Block --
The valuation / Peter Lovesey --
A matter of principal / Max Allan Collins --
Final resting place / Marcia Muller --
The Maltese cat / Sara Paretsky --
Another room / Joan Hess --
Button in the bag / Charlotte MacLeod --
The three musketeers / Jeremiah Healy --
A poison that leaves no trace / Sue Grafton --
Someone else / John Lutz --
The dead past / Nancy Pickard --
A time for every purpose / Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Other Titles: Year's twenty-five finest crime and mystery stories
Mystery scene.
Responsibility: edited by the staff of Mystery Scene ; with an introduction by Jon L. Breen.

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Features the work of Ruth Rendell, Sue Grafton, Faye Kellerman, Marcia Muller, Robert Bernard, Sara Paretsky, Charlotte McLeod, Nancy Pickford, Bill Pronzini, and Lawrence Block. Howard, Clark, "Challenge The Windowmaker"/Pronzini, Bill, "Stakeout"/Kellerman, Faye, "Malibu Dog"/Gilbert, Michael, "Decoy"/Vachss, Andrew, "While Alligator"/Hoch, Edward D., "The Detective's Wife"/Rendell, Ruth, "The Fish Sitter"/Barrett, Lynne, "Elvis Lives"/Kisner, James, "Mother Tucker"/Bankier, William, "The Mandrake Forgeries"/Barnard, Robert, "The Nick Of Time"/Slesar, Henry, "Hanged For A Sheep"/Lansdale, Joe R., "Incident On And Off A Mountain Road"/Block, Lawrence, "Batman's Helpers"/Lovesey, Peter, "The Valuation"/Collins, Max Allan, "A Matter Of Principal"/Muller, Marcia, "Final Resting Place"/Paretsky, Sara, "The Maltese Cat"/Hess, Joan, "Another Room"/MacLeod, Charlotte, "Button In The Bag"/Healy, Jeremiah, "The Three Musketeers"/Grafton, Sue, "A Poison That Leaves No Trace"/Lutz, John, "Someone Else"/Pickard, Nancy, "The Dead Past"/Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, "A Time For Every Purpose."

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