<h2>International bestselling author Sara Paretsky selects the twenty best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, and more in this crime connoisseur's collection. </h2><p>Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller and MWA Grandmaster Sara Paretsky has selected the twenty most puzzling, most thrilling, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume. The classic mystery tale will be familiar to aficionados and casual readers alike: it was invented by Edgar Allen Poe, popularised by Arthur Conan Doyle, and perfected by Agatha Christie. WIthin a few pages, a clue can be discovered, divulged, and its significance determined: all else is mere embellishment.</p><p><b>Featuring stories by:</b> Doug Allyn, Colin Barrett, Jerome Charyn, Michael Connelly, Susan Frith, Tom Larsen, Sean Marciniak, Stefon Mears, Keith Lee Morris, Gwen Mullins, Jo Nesbo, Joyce Carol Oates, Annie Reed, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Anna Scotti, Ginny Swart, Ellen Tremiti, Joseph S. Walker, Colson Whitehead, and Michael Wiley – plus a bonus vintage story from the annals of mystery fiction, written over a century in the past.</p>
<p>Sara Paretsky selects the twenty best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, and more.</p>
'Diverse voices, settings, and premises make this a treat for fans of literate and inventive mystery fiction'
<b>PRAISE FOR <i>BEST CRIME STORIES OF THE YEAR 2021</i></b>: <br />
'You may just keep going, story after story' <i>Melbourne Observer</i>. <br />
'The 20 finest short stories released this year'
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<p>Perfect Christmas gift for Crime and Mystery fiction lovers.</p>
<p>Edited by Sara Paretsky, internationally renowned bestselling author of the V.I. Warshawski series.</p>
<p>Featuring stories by Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, and Joyce Carol Oates amongst other celebrated writers.</p>
<p>MARKET: Lee Child; Joyce Carol Oates; Sara Paretsky; Michael Connelly.</p>