The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories

Author:   Ed Gorman
Publisher:   St Martin's Press
Edition:   New edition
ISBN:  

9780765302359


Pages:   640
Publication Date:   31 October 2002
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Ed Gorman
Publisher:   St Martin's Press
Imprint:   St Martin's Press
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 3.80cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.717kg
ISBN:  

9780765302359


ISBN 10:   0765302357
Pages:   640
Publication Date:   31 October 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained

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Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) <br>Praise for The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection <br> The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material--and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) <br> Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. -- Kirkus Reviews <br>


Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material--and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. --Kirkus Reviews on The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. Publishers Weekly (starred review) The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material--and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. Kirkus Reviews on The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. Publishers Weekly (starred review) The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material--and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. Kirkus Reviews on The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)Praise for The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material--and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. -- Kirkus Reviews Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection : The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material-and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. - Kirkus Reviews Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection : The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material-- and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. -- Kirkus Reviews


If 2000 was, on the evidence of Gorman and Greenberg's previous behemoth, a banner year for crime fiction, 2001 was, as baseball managers say, a building year. At least this year's annual shows no clear sense of direction (the seven prefaces surveying the year in mystery fiction around the world amount to little more than cheerleading and lists) and no star entries. The keynote instead is professional proficiency, from S.J. Rozan's trap for a Chinatown con man to Clark Howard's race to stop a hit in Disneyland to Kristine Kathryn Rusch's blind date turned stalker to Lawrence Block's fable-like riffs on greed. Like Otto Penzler (p. 1177), Gorman and Greenberg have cherry-picked other anthologies (though not, unlike Penzler, anthologies they edited), plucking four reliables from The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology, three from Death by Horoscope, and two each from Malice Domestic 10, Women Before the Bench, Murder Through the Ages, and Murder in Baker Street. The most offbeat offerings are four German short-shorts (their translators unbilled) by Wolfgang Burger, Stephan Rykena, Billie Rubin, and Tatjana Kruse; the closest thing to a trend is new takes on classic tales (Edward D. Hoch turns The Yellow Wallpaper into an impossible disappearance, Lauren Henderson remakes the film noir The Dark Mirror, Carolyn Wheat and Carolyn Hart both have a crack at Strangers on a Train), and the more general tendency to pour a novel's worth of experience into a short story (Joseph Hansen, Brendan DuBois, Joyce Carol Oates). Thirty-nine stories that are consistently fine, though not superfine. (Kirkus Reviews)


Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)Praise for The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material--and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. -- Kirkus Reviews


Something for every mystery taste. An excellent value for the money. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)<br><br>Praise for The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories: Second Annual Collection <br> The first 50 pages of this giant volume are packed with valuable and fascinating material--and you haven't even gotten to the stories yet. . . . As for the stories, they literally provide something for every mystery taste. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)<br><br> Veteran anthologists Gorman and Greenberg have pulled out all the stops in an ambitious attempt to produce the definitive yearbook of the short mystery. . . . Indeed the biggest mystery is how a single year could have produced a bumper crop of so many outstanding tales. -- Kirkus Reviews <br>


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Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg have edited a number of anthologies, singly and together. Gorman is a Shamus Award winner for his own hard-boiled suspense; Greenberg has been behind numerous successful books, mystery and suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. Ed Gorman lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Martin H. Greenberg lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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