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Murder and Obsession

3.11 of 5 stars 3.11  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Kent Anderson * Edna Buchanan * Amanda Cross * James Crumley * Philip Friedman * James W. Hall * Ed McBain * Michael Malone * Joyce Carol Oates * Shel Silverstein * Eric van Lustbader

Her toenails were bloodred, her lips were blue in Edna Buchanan's "The Red Shoes," a riveting tale that takes us into the life of a foot fetishist who steps into the middle of a murder....What
Paperback, 464 pages
Published March 7th 2000 by Dell (first published 1999)
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From lethal spikes to fatal kisses, from mad dogs to battle-crazed Englishmen, here indeed is Murder and Obsession, a star-studded collection of previously unpublished short mysteries. In the wickedly and entertaining tradition of Penzler's acclaimed MURDER FOR LOVE and MURDER FOR REVENGE, the award-winning editor has once again gathered the best of the best, fifteen bestselling authors who dare to explore obsession at its most insidious. With authors as diverse as Joyce Carol Oates, Ed McBain, ...more
When I first saw this book and even read its introduction by Otto Penzler himself, I had great expectations for the stories within this book; not to mention that I am very fond of the mystery genre. What I received from this book instead was a group of "flat" stories, that provided me with only a small portion of the thrill that I love to extract from mystery and horror. Not all (The Red Shoes, The Vampire, and maybe a few more) disappointed me, but most of these short stories didn't give me tha ...more
I really like short fiction when I'm driving (heard these on tape), as I tend to zone out on longer works, and these stories were perfect. A range from Elmore Leonard to Shel Silverstein, and most very good.

Ed McBain is still a chump though.

Jack Gould
Reading the short story by James Crumley; The Mexican Pig Bandit.
A routine mix of thriller stories but is passing the time
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Otto Penzler is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives.

Otto Penzler founded The Mysteriour Press in 1975 and was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years.

Penzler has won two Edgar Awards, for The Encycl
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