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The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 #2020

The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 By Nelson DeMille Otto Penzler The Best American Mystery Stories Since its inception in the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction For each volume a series editor reads pieces from hu
  • Title: The Best American Mystery Stories 2004
  • Author: Nelson DeMille Otto Penzler
  • ISBN: 9780618329670
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 By Nelson DeMille Otto Penzler Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works That selection is pared down to twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is wideSince its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction For each volume, a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works That selection is pared down to twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind Assembled by best selling suspense author Nelson DeMille, The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 contains a spectacular array of stories by mystery veterans and talented newcomers Follow a chain reaction that saves a woman s life, visit a house haunted by a husband s violent killing spree, enter the high stakes world of Las Vegas gambling, watch the line between reality and dream blur, travel with a bored salesman driven to crime, and much Encompassing all aspects of the genre, this year s selections are sure to quicken pulses, send chills down the spine, and keep readers continually guessing.
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    About "Nelson DeMille Otto Penzler"

    1. Nelson DeMille Otto Penzler

      Nelson Richard DeMille was born in New York City on August 23, 1943 to Huron and Antonia Panzera DeMille, then moved with his parents to Long Island He graduated from Elmont Memorial High School, where he played football and ran track.DeMille spent three years at Hofstra University, then joined the Army where he attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Army 1966 69 He saw action in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division and was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.After his discharge, DeMille returned to Hofstra University where he received his bachelor s degree in Political Science and History He has three children, Lauren, Alexander, and James, and he and his wife reside on Long Island.DeMille s first major novel was By the Rivers of Babylon, published in 1978, and is still in print as are all his succeeding novels He is a member of American Mensa, The Authors Guild, and is past president of the Mystery Writers of America He is also a member of International Thriller Writers and was chosen as ThrillerMaster of the Year 2015 He holds three honorary doctorates Doctor of Humane Letters from Hofstra University, Doctor of Literature from Long Island University, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Dowling College.Nelson DeMille is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion s Game, Up Country, Night Fall, Wild Fire, The Gate House, The Lion, The Panther, The Quest, Radiant Angel, and The Cuban Affair He also co authored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories to anthologies, and book reviews and articles to magazines and newspapers.

    382 Comments

    1. Usually, I don t have high hopes for this series Whenever I read a volume, I ll find a couple of gems, a few all right stories and a bunch of uninteresting yawners This one, however, knocked me back It would be easier to mention the stories I didn t like Almost every story was a winner for me Bet on Red is a great mobster femme fatale pulp tale about gambling Height Advantage is probably the best Virginiak story I ve read usually, they re only OK , in which he seeks out the murderer of an ex lov [...]


    2. Come December, I head for Vrooman s and look for the latest installment in the series Every year s collection is put together by publisher Otto Penzler and new guest editor Nelson DeMille, in this case Some years are better than others, but none are dogs These are great books to bring along while traveling because they re easier to put down.


    3. Some good stuff here, but only Jack O Connell s The Swag from Doc Hawthorne s was good enough to make me want to track down stuff by the author The story itself was unremarkable, but he created a tension that almost had me skimming paragraphs just so I could find out what was going to happen.


    4. Some really good short stories in this collection Some so so And some that I just didn t really understand Most were very noir ish It s a very nice book to keep by your bedside as the short stories were a nice quick read.


    5. some of the stories were great, some were okay, some were a waste of time i ll have to come back and break it down later however, they were the perfect length for reading on the bus, in the waiting room, etc.








    6. Some of the stories in here are quite good, other ones not so much, will make a top five list when I m done with the book entirely.



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