The best American mystery stories 2015
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In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, "I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood . . . If that's the case, I've got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can thank me later." Patterson has collected a batch of stories that have the sharp tension, drama, and visceral emotion of an Oscar-worthy Hollywood production. Spanning the extremes of human behavior, this collection features characters that must make desperate choices: an imaginative bank-robbing couple, a vengeful high school shooter, a lovesick heiress who will do anything for her man, and many others in "these imaginative, rich, complex tales" worthy of big-screen treatment.

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Best American
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Short stories, American.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Other Authors:
Patterson, James, 1947- editor, writer of introduction.
Penzler, Otto, editor, writer of supplementary textual content.
xv, 413 pages ; 24 cm.
Foreword / Otto Penzler
Introduction / James Patterson
The snow angel / Doug Allyn
Cowboy justice / Andrew Bourelle
Rosalee Carrasco / Tomiko M. Breland
Wet with rain / Lee Child
Red eye / Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane
Harm and hammer / Joseph D'Agnese
The adventure of the laughing fisherman / Jeffery Deaver
Crush depth / Brendan Dubois
Molly's plan / John M. Floyd
A bottle of scotch and a sharp buck knife / Scott Grand
Shared room on Union / Steven Heighton
Afterlife of a stolen child / Janette Turner Hospital
Apocrypha / Richard Lange
Staircase to the moon / Theresa E. Lehr
A man looking for trouble / Lee Martin
Many dogs have died here / James Mathews
Motherlode / Thomas McGuane
A kidnapping in Koulèv-Ville / Kyle Minor
The home at Craigmillnar / Joyce Carol Oates
The shot / Eric Rutter.
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