The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 by Otto Penzler
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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 2012 includes

Peter S. Beagle, Kathleen Ford, Mary Gaitskill, Jesse Goolsby, Lou Manfredo, Thomas McGuane, Gina Paoli, T. Jefferson Parker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch,
Charles Todd, Daniel Woodrell, and others
 

About Otto Penzler

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Otto Penzler lives in New York City.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Mariner Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There are two stories from the 1920s, one—Steve Fisher’s workmanlike, forgettable “You’ll Always Remember Me”—from the ’30s, three from the ’40s, six from the ’50s, two from the ’60s, two from the ’70s, three from the ’80s—and then ten from the ’90s and ten more from 2000-2007.

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It's called "Family," was written by San Francisco-based Dan Leone, appeared originally in a magazine called Literal Latte, and is one of the 20 unusually excellent tales of crime and mystery published in 2000 and collected by the hard-working series editor Otto Penzler and MWA Grand Master Block...

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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.

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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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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

At almost 800 pages and around $20 the anthology The Best American Noir of the Century is guaranteed to please noir fans.

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