The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 by Harlan Coben
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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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...Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins show that evil can turn up where it’s least expected. It has its highs and lows, but the best of Coben’s Best is really first-rate.

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Ranging from homespun to lush and tropical, this year's crop of 20 stories offers a variety of tastes and textures.

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Publishers Weekly

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The excellent 15th edition of this “best of” series, edited by mystery maven Otto Penzler, contains 20 winning short stories, many by relative unknowns. Among the standouts are Brendan Dubois’s “Ride-Along,”...

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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

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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City Book Review

Good short story mysteries, as Corbin quotes the famous maxim of Elmore Leonard, “leave out the parts that readers tend to skip.” You’ll want to read every word of every story in this collection of the best writers because every word counts.

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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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