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The Adventure of the Missing Detective and 19 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories

(The Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories #2004)

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From traditional mystery stories with devious doings and a plot full of clues to terse thrillers with edge-of-the-seat climaxes to the nail-biting tale of psychological suspense, no field of popular fiction can match contemporary crime writing in diversity, excitement, cunning, or satisfaction. In this stunning collection of the year's best offerings in the genre, armchair ...more
Paperback, 568 pages
Published December 19th 2005 by Carroll & Graf (first published January 27th 2005)
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I read some of the short stories in this compilation. One by Jeffrey Deaver was exceptionally good - the other 6 or so that I read were terrible. There were typos and spelling problems all over. The story by Joyce Carol Oates must have been proofed by a person who thought the more commas, the better. Surely this couldn't have been the author's choice to insert so many in between nouns and verbs! In any case, not bad but not worth slogging through. (There should be some kind of synopsis for each ...more
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This is one of the best mystery/crime anthologies I've read in quite some time! The stories are short but sweet, and they go very quickly; the front is of news and reviews of the year of publication in the genre (2004). Find yourself a copy and read it--great stuff! :)
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Edward Joseph Gorman spent 20 years in the advertising industry before leaving to write full-time in 1984. Since then, he has been incredibly prolific, averaging 2-3 novels a year in addition to many short stories, editing anthologies, and founding and editing Mystery Scene, the new magazine of the mystery field. He has written in many genres, particularly crime, mystery, western, and horror. Most ...more

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