The Best American Mystery Stories 2016

The Best American Mystery Stories 2016

Book - 2016
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns

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jenniferrabbit
Jan 17, 2017

This collection impressed me as grim, dark and depressing. After a few stories, I gave up. I like my mysteries with a bit of sass, a bit of heroism, and some solid character development. Too much to ask of a short story, I guess.

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WendyLC
Dec 25, 2016

The outstanding story here is "Entwined" by B. Tobin. About half of the others are good and some aren't really mystery or crime stories (compared to the previous year's, edited by Patterson, which are all mystery and crime stories). There have been better editors, in other words, than Ms. George.

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