Mystery & Detective - Short Stories

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The Best American Mystery Stories 201...

Harlan Coben

Best-selling novelist Harlan Coben, a master of suspense and creator of the critically-acclaimed Myron Bolitar series, edits this latest collection of the must-reads in mysteries from the past year.

Published: Oct 2011

Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of G...

Michael Connelly

The International Association of Crime Writers and New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly have gathered twenty-two brand new, never before published crime and mystery stories about the ultimate playground, Las Vegas, and w...

Published: Feb 2005

The Best American Mystery Stories 201...

John Sandford

"A venerable series . . . there isn't enough Xanax in anyone's medicine cabinet to calm the jitters these twenty skillful stories will unleash." —Kirkus Reviews Number-one New York Times best-selling author John Sandford...

Published: Oct 2017

The Best American Mystery Stories...

Jeffery Deaver

Best-selling novelist Jeffrey Deaver edits this latest collection of the genre's finest from the past year. Featuring 'gritty tales told with panache,' this is a 'must-read for anybody who cares about crime stories' (Booklist).

Published: Oct 2009

Killer Year: Stories to Die For...

Lee Child

A collection of KILLER stories from some of today's hottest crime fiction writers, edited by grandmaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author LEE CHILDKiller Year is a group of thirteen authors whose first novels were published in...

Published: Dec 2008

Manhattan Mayhem

Mary Higgins Clark

Best-selling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark invites you on a tour of Manhattan's most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of all-new stories from Mystery Writers of America, produced to commemorate its 70th anniversary. In Lee ...

Published: Jun 2016

Echoes of Sherlock Holmes: Stories In...

Laurie R. King

In a stunning follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger present a brand-new anthology of stories inspired by the Arthur Conan Doyle canon. In this follow-up to the acclaimed In ...

Published: Nov 2017

Learning to Kill: Stories

Ed McBain

This collection of 25 short crime-fiction stories represents the best of Ed McBain--before he was Ed McBain. Consisting entirely of works written between 1952 and 1957, almost all of which were published in the magazine Manhunt, LEARN...

Published: Jun 2007

Chesapeake Crimes II

Donna Andrews


Published: Dec 2006

Prison Noir

Joyce Carol Oates

"These are stories that resonate with authenticity and verve and pain and truth. Any collection edited by the National Book Award-winning author Oates (them; Blonde, Rape: A Love Story) deserves attention, but the contributors are def...

Published: Sep 2014

The Pyramid: The First Wallander Case...

Henning Mankell

The missing piece of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander mystery series: the story of Kurt Wallander's beginnings.Revealing a side of Wallander that we have never seen, the long stories collected in The Pyramid are vintage ...

Published: Oct 2009

The Best American Mystery Stories 200...

Otto Penzler

The acclaimed author of Presumed Innocent serves as guest editor for this new collection of the outstanding mystery tales of the year, in an anthology that incorporates pieces of short fiction by Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain, James Lee B...

Published: Oct 2006

Between the Dark and the Daylight: An...

Ed Gorman

Gorman and Greenberg follow up A Prisoner of Memory (2008) with another impressive anthology, which features a diverse assortment of styles and settings.' -- Publishers Weekly Crime fiction's biggest names have been rounded up for ...

Published: Oct 2009

The Best American Mystery Stories 200...

Carl Hiaasen

The Best American Mystery Stories is consistently a great success--we have out 30,000 copies of the 2006 paperback edition after just one month on the shelves. Little wonder, given the power of the BEST AMERICAN brand, the talents of ...

Published: Oct 2007

Fools Rush In: A Sam McCain Mystery

Edward Gorman

Death visits the drive-in, in this new mystery featuring America's favorite small-town detective.Sam McCain is back, with all 'the rueful wisdom and charm of an exemplary hero who'—says the San Francisco Chronicle—'is curious not ...

Published: Mar 2009

Hollywood and Crime: Original Crime S...

Robert J. Randisi

Thrilling new stories set during Tinsletown's glittering criminal past by today's top mystery writers.Commissioned exclusively for this anthology and featuring the bestselling, always compelling mystery writer Michael Connelly, as wel...

Published: Dec 2008

Double Homicide

Jonathan & Faye Kellerman

A new series, the first to be co-written by the best-selling husband and wife, features a reversible format and includes the tales, 'In the Land of the Giants,' in which Boston detectives MacCain and Sylvestor investigate the murder o...

Published: Jul 2005

Chesapeake Crimes 3

Donna Andrews

Chesapeake Crimes 3 is the latest installment of the Agatha- and Anthony-Award-winning Chesapeake Crimes series. 'The Chesapeake Bay area is home to strong winds, joys, and fears, where you lock your doors at night in the cities an...

Published: Mar 2008

The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes

Nick Rennison

Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective ever created. The supremely rational sleuth and his dependable companion, Dr. Watson, will forever be associated with the gaslit and smog-filled streets of late 19th- and early 20...

Published: May 2008

Mortal Lock

Andrew H. Vachss

A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINALA hit man stalks his mark at a race track. A sociopath crosses every moral boundary to become a published author. An ex-mercenary obsessively defends his “perimeter” from a dangerous interloper...

Published: May 2013

New Haven Noir

Amy Bloom

"In an Ivy League town, Bloom turns Yale's motto--Lux et Veritas--on its head, finding darkness and deceit in every corner of New Haven...The stories Bloom chooses share a strong sense of place, detailing the quirks that make eve...

Published: Aug 2017

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales ...

David Grann

From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z comes this brilliant collection of true stories about people whose fixations propel them into unfathomable and often deadly circumstances. Whether David Grann is investigating a myste...

Published: Jan 2011

Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales

P. D. James

No one gets inside the head of the murderer—or makes it a more thrilling read—than the late, great P. D. James. Fast on the heels of her latest best seller: a new, fiendishly entertaining gathering of previously uncollected storie...

Published: Oct 2018

The Best American Mystery Stories 201...

Jonathan Lethem

New York Times best-selling author of ten genre-bending novels Jonathan Lethem helms this collection of the year’s best mystery short fiction. Jonathan Lethem, “one of America’s greatest storytellers” (Washington Post), sel...

Published: Oct 2019

New Jersey Noir (Akashic Noir)

Joyce Carol Oates

Featuring brand-new stories (and a few poems) by: Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Pinsky, Edmund White & Michael Carroll, Richard Burgin, Paul Muldoon, Sheila Kohler, C.K. Williams, Gerald Stern, Lou Manfredo, S.A. Sol...

Published: Nov 2011

Philadelphia Noir (Akashic Noir)

Carlin Romano

Includes brand-new stories by: Diane Ayres, Cordelia Frances Biddle, Keith Gilman, Cary Holladay, Solomon Jones, Gerald Kolpan, Aimee LaBrie, Halimah Marcus, Carlin Romano, Asali Solomon, Laura Spagnoli, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Taf...

Published: Oct 2010

A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Furth...

Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series of novels, set in the later Roman Republic and featuring Gordianus the Finder, has garnered unusual acclaim from readers and reviewers alike, establishing him as one of the pre-eminent historical m...

Published: May 2006

A New Omnibus of Crime

Tony Hillerman

This fantastic new collection picks up where Dorothy L. Sayers' landmark 1929 anthology The Omnibus of Crime left off, bringing together monumental, important, and entertaining works of short crime fiction published over eight decade...

Published: Mar 2010

The Museum of Dr. Moses: Tales of Mys...

Joyce Carol Oates

In 'Hi! Howya Doin!' an intrusive jogger meets with an abrupt fate; in 'The Man Who Fought Roland LaStarza' a young woman's romantic view of her girlhood is devastated by her father's confessions; and in 'Valentine, July Heat Wave' a ...

Published: Aug 2008

Berkeley Noir (Akashic Noir)

"My mom went to Berkeley in the 60s (my main tangential claim to hippiedom), so I'm psyched to see her favorite town get the Akashic noir treatment. San Francisco's hippie silo has long captured the imagination of artists and wri...

Published: May 2020
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