The Best American Mystery Stories 2020

THE BEST AMERICAN SERIES® FIRST, BEST, AND BEST-SELLING The Best American Essays The Best American Food Writing The Best American Mystery Stories The Best American Science and Nature Writing The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy ...

Author: C. J. Box

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9781328636102

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A collection of the year's best mystery short fiction selected by New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box. C. J. Box, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Joe Pickett series, selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual "treat for crime-fiction fans" (Library Journal).

The Best American Mystery Stories 2020

"Featuring guest-editor contributions by the author of the Joe Pickett series, a latest annual anthology features top-selected short mystery and crime fiction stories from the past year."--Provided by publisher.

Author: C. J. Box

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 1328636100

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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"Featuring guest-editor contributions by the author of the Joe Pickett series, a latest annual anthology features top-selected short mystery and crime fiction stories from the past year."--Provided by publisher.

The Best American Short Stories 2020

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Author: Curtis Sittenfeld

Publisher: Best American Series (R)

ISBN: 9781328485366

Category: American fiction

Page: 400

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New York Times best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld selects the twenty best short stories of the year.

Only the Good Die Young

His story “See Humble and Die” was reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2020, his novel Paid in Spades won the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award in 2020, and his twentieth novel, Brittle Karma, was published in November ...

Author: Barb Goffman

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781949135435

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

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From Cold Spring Harbor in 1971 to River of Dreams in 1993, Billy Joel released a dozen studio albums that remade the face of American pop music, produced twenty-six Top 10 singles (on Billboard’s Top 100 and Adult Contemporary charts), and earned the Piano Man six Grammys. Although he hasn’t released a recording of new songs in almost thirty years, Joel’s live performances continue to electrify audiences around the globe—and until COVID-19 put things on hold he had sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden for a record-shattering seventy-four consecutive monthly shows! In this collection, twelve award-winning writers of short crime fiction tackle the Joel catalog, and the result—edited by Josh Pachter, whose The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell earned rave reviews in 2020—is a journey down life’s mean streets with a soundtrack by one of the great singer-songwriters of our time, and contributors Michael Bracken, Jeff Cohen, David Dean, John M. Floyd, Barb Goffman, James D.F. Hannah, Richard Helms, Robert Lopresti, Jenny Milchman, Terrie Farley Moran, Richie Narvaez, and Pachter himself are donating a third of their royalties to support the work of the Joel Foundation. In the Gospel According to Billy, only the good die young. Within these pages, though, Death is an equal-opportunity exterminator, and the stories you’ll find here don’t just hit the charts: they go all the way to Number One … with a bullet!

The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021

... of Promise 215 Faye Snowden One Bullet. One Vote. 227 Lisa Unger Let Her Be 240 Contributors' Notes 288 Other Distinguished Mystery and Suspense of 2020 299 Foreword When The Best American Mystery Stories series began in viii Contents.

Author: Steph Cha

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358525691

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Steph Cha, a rising star who brings a fresh perspective as series editor, takes the helm of the new The Best American Mystery and Suspense, with best-selling crime novelist Alafair Burke joining her as the first guest editor. "Crime writers, forgive the pun, are killing it right now creatively," writes guest editor Alafair Burke in her introduction. "It was difficult--painful even--to narrow this year's Best American Mystery and Suspense to only twenty stories." Spanning from a mediocre spa in Florida, to New York's gritty East Village, to death row in Alabama, this collection reveals boundless suspense in small, quiet moments, offering startling twists in the least likely of places. From a powerful response to hateful bullying, to a fight for health care, to a gripping desperation to vote, these stories are equal parts shocking, devastating, and enthralling, revealing the tension pulsing through our everyday lives and affirming that mystery and suspense writing is better than ever before. The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021includes JENNY BHATT- GAR ANTHONY HAYWOOD- GABINO IGLESIAS- AYA DE LEÓN- LAURA LIPPMAN DELIA C. PITTS- ALEX SEGURA- FAYE SNOWDEN- LISA UNGER and others

The Best American Travel Writing 2020

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Author: Jason Wilson

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358362036

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The year's best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Robert Macfarlane. Writing, reading, and dreaming about travel have surged, writes Robert MacFarlane in his introduction to the Best American Travel Writing 2020. From an existential reckoning in avalanche school, to an act of kindness at the Mexican-American border, to a moral dilemma at a Kenyan orphanage, the journeys showcased in this collection are as spiritual as they are physical. These stories provide not just remarkable entertainment, but also, as MacFarlane says, deep comfort, "carrying hope, creating connections, transporting readers to other-worlds, and imagining alternative presents and alternative futures." The Best American Travel 2020 includes HEIDI JULAVITS - YIYUN LI - PAUL SALOPEK - LACY JOHNSON - EMMANUEL IDUMA - JON MOOALLEM - EMILY RABOTEAU and others

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020

THE BEST AMERICAN SERIES® FIRST, BEST, AND BEST-SELLING The Best American Essays The Best American Food Writing The Best American Mystery Stories The Best American Science and Nature Writing The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy ...

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780358074298

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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A collection of the best science and nature writing published in North America in 2019, guest edited by New York Times best-selling author and ground-breaking physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. "Scientists and science writers have a monumental task: making science exciting and relevant to the average person, so that they care," writes renowned American physicist Michio Kaku. "If we fail in this endeavor, then we must face dire consequences." From the startlingly human abilities of AI, to the devastating accounts of California's forest fires, to the impending traffic jam on the moon, the selections in this year's Best American Science and Nature Writing explore the latest mysteries and marvels occurring in our labs and in nature. These gripping narratives masterfully translate the work of today's brightest scientists, offering a clearer view of our world and making us care. THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2020 INCLUDES RIVKA GALCHEN - ADAM GOPNIK - FERRIS JABR - JOSHUA SOKOL - MELINDA WENNER MOYER - SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE - NATALIE WOLCHOVER and others

The Beat of Black Wings

has appeared in EQMM as well as in Malice, Bouchercon and Level Best Books anthologies. ... his story “Dying in Dokesville” won a 2019 Derringer Award; and “Rule Number One” was selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2018.

Author: Stacy Woodson

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781949135602

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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1/3 of the author royalties will be donated to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in Joni Mitchell's name. **WINNER** 2021 Derringer Award for Best Short Story: Stacy Woodson for "River" **NOMINATED** 2021 Anthony Award for Best Anthology **NOMINATED** 2021 International Thriller Awards for Best Short Story: Elaine Viets for "Dog Eat Dog" **NOMINATED** 2021 Macavity Award for Best Short Story: Elaine Viets for "Dog Eat Dog" With nine Grammys, multiple lifetime achievement awards, inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and a Top Ten ranking on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time,” Joni Mitchell has established herself as one of the most important singer/songwriters, not only of her generation, but in the history of popular music. In this collection, 28 crime writers pay tribute to Joni’s musical legacy with short stories inspired by her lyrics, representing each of her seventeen studio albums from 1968’s Song to a Seagull to 2007’s Shine. Many of the classics are represented here, including “Both Sides, Now” (in the first literary collaboration between Art Taylor and Tara Laskowski, who have each won major awards for their fiction), “Big Yellow Taxi” (by Kathryn O’Sullivan, author of the Colleen McCabe series), and “River” (by Stacy Woodson, winner of the 2019 Readers Choice Award from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine), plus such equally fascinating titles as “Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire” (by Donna Andrews, author of the award-winning Meg Lanslow series), “The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines” (by Amber Sparks), and “Ray’s Dad’s Cadillac” (by Michael Bracken).

When a Stranger Comes to Town

... Amazon's #1 Mystery and Thriller of the Year and #3 Best Book of 2020 overall, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, ... and his story “Slant-Six” was selected as a Distinguished Story in Best American Mystery Stories for 2016.

Author: Michael Koryta

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488075902

Category: Fiction

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The latest Mystery Writers of America story collection, featuring terrifying tales of encounters with strangers from some of the top bestsellers and award winners in crime fiction It’s been said that all great literature boils down to one of two stories—a man takes a journey, or a stranger comes to town. While mystery writers have been successfully using both approaches for generations, there’s something undeniably alluring in the nature of a stranger: the uninvited guest, the unacquainted neighbor, the fish out of water. No matter how or where they appear, strangers are walking mysteries, complete unknowns in once-familiar territories who disrupt our lives with unease and wonder. In the newest collection of stories by the Mystery Writers of America, each author weaves a fresh tale surrounding the eerie feeling that comes when a stranger enters our midst, featuring stories by prolific mystery writers such as Michael Connelly, Dean Koontz and Joe Hill.

Monkey Business

Donna is a longtime member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and served as MWA's Executive Vice ... His short story “Zanzibar” appeared in Only the Good Die Young: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Billy Joel ...

Author: Robert Lopresti

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781953601650

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Duck Soup, Animal Crackers…over the two decades between 1929’s The Cocoanuts and 1949’s Love Happy, the Marx Brothers—Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and sometimes Zeppo—entertained movie-goers around the world with their madcap antics, rapid-fire dialogue, and prowess on the piano, the harp, and in song. Now, a Who’s Who of award-winning crime writers pays homage to the Marxes in fourteen short stories, each inspired by one of the brothers’ thirteen studio films. (Wait a second: fourteen stories inspired by thirteen films? How does that add up? You'll find the answer to that question…and so much more!...inside the covers of this book.) The authors? Donna Andrews, Frankie Y. Bailey, Jeff Cohen, Lesley A. Diehl, Brendan DuBois, Terence Faherty, Barb Goffman, Joseph Goodrich, Robert Lopresti, Sandra Murphy, Robert J. Randisi, Marilyn Todd, Joseph S. Walker, and editor Josh Pachter, who is a recent recipient of the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Golden Derringer Award for Lifetime Achievement and the editor of two previous “inspired by” anthologies from Untreed Reads, The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell and Only the Good Die Young: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Billy Joel. To paraphrase Groucho: Outside of a dog, this book will be your best friend. (Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.)