A varied, suspenseful collection of stories, published in collaboration with the International Association of Crime Writers, features the work of Lawrence Block, P. D. James, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, and many others.
Paperback, 305 pages
Published May 23rd 1995 by Harcourt
(first published February 23rd 1995)
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This compilation of 22 mystery stories, edited by Mary Higgins Clark, has highs and lows. My favorite short stories were Lawrence Block's "Bug on the Windshield" -- a story of a truck driver who suspects a fellow driver of road rage crimes and the creepy giddy "Premonition" by Joyce Carol Oates. Also excellent is the longer short story "Maltese Cat" by Sara Paretsky. A couple short gems in here as well, such as the poetic "Death of the Outfielder" by short story genius Stuart Dybek.
Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her twenty-four suspense novels has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remain in print as of 2007, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its sevent...moreMore about Mary Higgins Clark...