The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (The Best American Series ®) (Paperback)

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By Otto Penzler (Editor), Donald E. Westlake (Editor)
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After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Little wonder, given the power of the Best American brand, the talent of the series editor, Otto Penzler, and the high profile of the guest editors. Now, with the legendary mystery writer Donald E. Westlake as guest editor, the 2000 edition is sure to boost the series’ popularity even more. From Tfty exceptional stories chosen by Penzler, Westlake has selected the twenty best, including stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffery Deaver, Shel Silverstein, and Dennis Lehane, for a collection that will delight mystery buffs and casual readers alike.

About the Author

OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mystery editor, publisher, columnist, and owner of New York’s The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstore solely dedicated to mystery fiction. He has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies. He lives in New York.

Praise For…

"Practically every story here is exemplary of its kind, making this an unusually effective showcase of the year's short mysteries." (on THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 1999)

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780395939185
ISBN-10: 0395939186
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 19th, 2000
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: The Best American Series ®