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The Best American Mystery Stories 2006

(2006)
(A book in the Best American Mystery Stories series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
"[Most of] these stories are portraits, in styles ranging from sly to harrowing, of how crimes occurred ... If you like all your characters living at the end of a story, this may not be the book for you." -- from the introduction by Scott Turow

Best-selling author Scott Turow takes the helm for the tenth edition of this annual, featuring twenty-one of the past year's most distinguished tales of mystery, crime, and suspense.

Elmore Leonard tells the tale of a young woman who's fled home with a convicted bank robber. Walter Mosley describes an over-the-hill private detective and his new client, a woman named Karma. C. J. Box explores the fate of two Czech immigrants stranded by the side of the road in Yellowstone Park. Ed McBain begins his story on role-playing with the line "'Why don't we kill somebody?' she suggested." Wendy Hornsby tells of a wild motorcycle chase through the canyons outside Las Vegas. Laura Lippman describes the "Crack Cocaine Diet." And James Lee Burke writes of a young boy who may have been a close friend of Bugsy Siegel.

As Scott Turow notes in his introduction, these stories are "about crime -- its commission, its aftermath, its anxieties, its effect on character." The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 is a powerful collection for all readers who enjoy fiction that deals with the extremes of human passion and its dark consequences.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Best American Mystery Stories 2006
Author(s): Scott Turow
ISBN: 1-4352-8123-3 / 978-1-4352-8123-3 (USA edition)
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Best American Mystery Stories 2006
Author(s): Otto Penzler
ISBN: 0-618-51746-4 / 978-0-618-51746-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Best American Mystery Stories 2006
Author(s): Otto Penzler
ISBN: 1-905204-65-5 / 978-1-905204-65-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (The Best American Series)
Author(s): Otto Penzler
ISBN: 0-618-51747-2 / 978-0-618-51747-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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