This anthology of 20 stories includes selections from Elmore Leonard, Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley, George P. Pelecanos, Pete Dexter, Scott Phillips, and of course… a story from Christopher Cook.
The anthology also appears in an abridged form as an audiobook. Christopher’s story was one of the seven stories chosen for the audiobook./div>
“Edgar Award winner and bestselling novelist Michael Connelly has chosen a collection of stellar stories by the genre’s luminaries and by the most promising newer talents in the field. As usual, this year’s Best American Mystery Stories will delight readers with dramatic variety and unsurpassed quality.”
—From the Publisher
“The stories are generally well written and a few are gems… and there isn’t really a bad writer in it… Elmore Leonard makes an appearance with “When the Women Come Out to Dance” (it’s got a nice twist but you expect that with Leonard). My hands down favorite is “The Pickpocket” by Christopher Cook, a tale that looks at the loss of honor and the pleasure of a well-honed skill. Tone and content blend beautifully in this Paris based tale.”
—A Reader Review