All Time Faves: Thrilling Short Stories of Mystery and Suspense

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Twisted: The Collected Stories of Jeffery Deaver Twisted: The Collected Stories of Jeffery Deaver
By Deaver, Jeffery
2004-10 - Pocket Books
9780743491594 Check our catalog

Not for the faint of heart, "Twisted" presents 17 beautifully crafted thrillers in one spine-tingling volume. Includes an all-new Lincoln Rhyme novel. …More

Lost Stories Lost Stories
By Hammett, Dashiell
2005-09 - Vince Emery Productions
9780972589819 Check our catalog

Dashiell Hammett, the creator of Sam Spade, "The Maltese Falcon," and "The Thin Man," was one of the 20th century's most influential and entertaining authors. Even so, many of Hammett's stories--including some of his best--have been out of the reach of anyone but a handful of scholars and collectors, until now. …More

A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories

A Darker Shade of Blue: Stories
By Harvey, John
2012-02 - Pegasus Books
9781605982847 Check our catalog

John Harvey has been described as the master of British crime fiction: From the mean streets of London to the jazz clubs and clip joints of Soho, this is a world of broken families, revenge killings, and prostitution; drugs, guns, and corruption; a world of overstretched police forces and underpaid detectives; men and women who strive nonetheless for a kind of justice; a world in which everything, even friendship, has a price.

 

Full Dark, No Stars Full Dark, No Stars
By King, Stephen
2010-11 - Scribner Book Company
9781439192566 Check our catalog

2010 Bram Stoker Award Winner-Collection
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Following on the heels of his stunning #1 bestseller "Under the Dome," Stephen King delivers a new collection of four original never-before-published stories, all linked by the common theme of retribution. …More

Fire in the Hole

Fire in the Hole
By Leonard, Elmore
2012-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780062120342 Check our catalog

In this superb short fiction collection, Elmore Leonard, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review), once again illustrates how the line between the law and the lawbreakers is not as firm as we might think. In the title story, the basis for the hit FX series Justified, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens meets up with an old friend, but they’re now on different sides of the law.

 

Hardly Knew Her Hardly Knew Her
By Lippman, Laura
2009-09 - Avon A
9780061490965 Check our catalog

Hailed as one of the best crime fiction writers in America today, "New York Times" bestselling author Laura Lippman now reveals another level of her mastery. Each of these ingenious tales is a gem--including the Edgar and Anthony awards-nominated story, "Scratch a Woman," in which Lippman takes us deep into the private world of a high-priced call girl/madam and devoted soccer mom. …More

The Wisdom of Father Dowling The Wisdom of Father Dowling
By McInerny, Ralph M.
2009-01 - Five Star (ME)
9781594146794 Check our catalog

In a sleepy Midwestern town on the banks of the Fox River lives one of the greatest fictional detectives ever created. The benevolent, brilliant Father Dowling of St. Hilary's Church has led and cared for his congregation while unraveling the knottiest of mysteries in more than twenty-five novels. Collected here are fifteen of the best Father Dowling short stories, in which the good father takes on cases no less complicated for their brevity. …More

Windy City Blues Windy City Blues
By Paretsky, Sara
1996-12 - Bantam Books
9780440295464 Check our catalog

It's strictly Friends & Family as V.I. Warshawski, "the detective mystery fans have been waiting for" ("Time), makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to "ties that bind." Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense Attitude, V.I. is out to make a living--by the skin of her teeth . …More

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
By Hillerman, Tony
2001-04 - Mariner Books
9780618012718 Check our catalog

In this essential distillation of American suspense, 100 years worth of peerless tales are collected into a volume where giants of the genre abound: Raymond Chandler, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, Elmore Leonard, and Sara Paretsky. …More

The Best American Noir of the Century The Best American Noir of the Century
By Ellroy, James
2010-10 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547330778 Check our catalog

Ellroy and Penzler have mined 100 years of writing--1910-2010--for this treasure trove of 39 stories from such favorite authors as Mickey Spillane, Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Dennis Lehane, and Joyce Carol Oates. …More

Chicago Noir Chicago Noir
By Pollack, Neal
2005-09 - Akashic Books
9781888451894 Check our catalog

Brand new stories by Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikuto, Jeff Allen, and others revisit the hard-bitten streets of Chicago. …More

First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors First Thrills: High-Octane Stories from the Hottest Thriller Authors
By Child, Lee
2010-06 - Forge
9780765326485 Check our catalog

Rising stars join some of the greatest thriller writers today, including Stephen Coonts, Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, Alex Kava, and Karin Slaughter, to contribute to this anthology of never-before-published short thrillers. …More

Love Is Murder Love Is Murder
By Brown, Sandra
2012-05 - Mira Books
9780778313441 Check our catalog

Readers should prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by 30 of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romantic suspense today, including Allison Brennan, Roxane St. Claire, and Lee Child among others. …More

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance
By Child, Lee
2012-04 - Mulholland Books
9780316176347 Check our catalog

When a different kind of justice is needed---swift, effective, and personal---a new type of avenger must take action. VENGEANCE features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents. …More

Mystery Writers of America Presents the Rich and the Dead Mystery Writers of America Presents the Rich and the Dead
By DeMille, Nelson
2011-05 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446555883 Check our catalog

Taking us from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, from Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post-Civil War frontier, these riveting stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and -women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves.  …More