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The Crime of My Life

(1984)
Favorite Stories By Presidents of the Mystery Writers of America
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
A VERY SPECIAL MYSTERY ANTHOLOGY FEATURING THE BEST BY THE BEST...

In 1984, Mystery Writers of America brought together a roster of authors that has rarely been equaled before or since. Every living MWA President (including several who were also Grand Masters) was asked to select one of their own published stories and write a brief introduction as to why it was their favorite one. The resulting volume, edited under the keen eye of author and screenwriter Brian Garfield, contains some of the finest crime and mystery stories of the previous 50 years.

Dorothy Salisbury Davis delights with tale of a most unusual art "heist." Master of the macabre Robert Bloch is in fine form with a story of a con man who takes advantage of lonely women, until he meets his match in deception. Helen McCloy goes to the other side of the world for her engrossing story of 19th century China. John D. MacDonald introduces us to a salesman suffering from the wickedest of hangovers, and bestselling French author Georges Simenon tells a cat-and-mouse tale between a mild-mannered tailor and the serial killer he believes is living across the street from him.

Thirteen masterful tales of mystery and suspense, selected by the people who know them best - the authors themselves.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Crime of My Life
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 0-7278-1345-5 / 978-0-7278-1345-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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August 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Crime of My Life: Favorite Stories by Presidents of the Mystery Writers of America
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 0-8027-0761-0 / 978-0-8027-0761-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker and Company
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August 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Crime Of My Life. Favorite Stories By Presidents Of The Mystery Writers Of America - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Author(s): Brian [Editor] Garfield
ISBN: 0-8027-7256-0 / 978-0-8027-7256-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : Paperback
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Title: The Crime of My Life (A Mystery Writers of America Classic Anthology)
Author(s): Brian Garfield
ISBN: 1-07-917667-5 / 978-1-07-917667-4
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Crime of My Life (A Mystery Writers of America Classic Anthology Book 8)
Author(s): Brian Garfield
Publisher: Mystery Writers of America
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