The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 by Harlan Coben
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Writing mysteries is a mysterious process! "The Best American Mystery Stories" is just what mystery fans might hope for - a meaty collection in which each story a standout in its own way.
-Cape Ann Beacon

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The Best American Series®
First, Best, and Best-Selling

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 includes

Lawrence Block, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman,
Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin, Ed Gorman, Richard Lange, S. J. Rozan,
Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, and others
 

About Harlan Coben

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Harlan Coben is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Stay Close, Live Wire, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight, as well as the Myron Bolitar series and, more recently, a series aimed at young adults featuring Myron’s nephew, Mickey Bolitar. The winner of the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards, he lives in New Jersey.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Mariner Books. 435 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Dec 25 2016

The excellent 15th edition of this “best of” series, edited by mystery maven Otto Penzler, contains 20 winning short stories...

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Nov 03 2011

With author biography and comments, and a list of other distinguished stories, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011 would be worth buying at twice the price in any format.

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Cape Ann Beacon

Good
Reviewed by Rae Francoeur on Nov 02 2011

Writing mysteries is a mysterious process! "The Best American Mystery Stories" is just what mystery fans might hope for - a meaty collection in which each story a standout in its own way.

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Above average
Reviewed by Jon L. Breen on Oct 01 2011

On balance, this is a worthwhile collection but not as strong as the 2010 volume, edited by Lee Child, or the 2008 volume, edited by George Pelecanos.

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