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The Crooked Road:Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksA story in the famous Keller series by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block provides the first stop in this anthology’s journey along the road taken by professional criminals of mystery fiction. It’s a road that leads back to the gangster’s heyday of ProThe Crooked Road:Ellery Queen Presents Stories of Grifters, Gangsters, Hit Men, and Other Career CrooksA story in the famous Keller series by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block provides the first stop in this anthology’s journey along the road taken by professional criminals of mystery fiction. It’s a road that leads back to the gangster’s heyday of Prohibition in stories by multiple Edgar Allan Poe Award winner Doug Allyn, Canadian writer Therese Greenwood, and one of EQMM’s classic contributors, Florence Mayberry. The road also takes some forward turns in time: There’s a thriller by New York Times Editor’s Choice List author Olen Steinhauer about Internet-generated crime and a thoroughly modern grifter’s tale by Gary Phillips. Readers won’t want to miss the humorous byways of the genre either, in stories by Liza Cody, Tom Tolnay, and Helen Tucker; or the rough alleys of a port city in the action-packed cliff-hanger by Barbara Paul. Finally, there’s the dark end of the street, represented by Susan B. Kelly’s third-place winning story from MWA’s Golden Anniversary Contest and Raymond Steiber’s 2003 Edgar Allan Poe Award winner for Best Short Story. Last but certainly not the least of the noir selections is a story from Ireland’s celebrated Ken Bruen. The journey comes to an end with Edgar Allan Poe Award winner Clark Howard’s story of a crook who lives and dies on the back roads of his own hometown. ...

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ISBN : 18994326
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Number of Pages : 421 Pages
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  • Emmett Hoops
    2019-03-03 18:49

    Exceptionally well chosenThis book gives ample evidence of why I maintain we are living in a new golden age of short stories. Some are in science fiction; many are in mystery and related fields. This collection has some very talented writers.

  • Richard Godfrey
    2019-02-21 22:18

    It Would Be A Crime Not To Read This BookThere are crimes happening every day. The stories in this book give some insight as to what drives the criminal mind. These are some of the worst characters you hope to never meet in real life.