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Book Information: Best American Mystery Stories 1998, the

Best American Mystery Stories 1998, the (1998) [Anthology]
by David Ballard Scott Bartels Lawrence Block Mary Higgins Clark Merrill Joan Gerber Sue Grafton Edward D. Hoch Pat Jordan Stuart M. Kaminsky Janice Law John T. Lescroart John Lutz Margaret Maron Jay McInerney Walter Mosley Joyce Carol Oates Peter Robinson Dave Shaw Helen Tucker Donald E. Westlake Steve Yarbrough Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Best American Mystery Stories

Summary (From the publisher):

This year's guest editor, Sue Grafton, has put together a wonderfully diverse collection of stories to surprise and satisfy all fans of the genre. In this volume, best-selling writers such as Mary Higgins Clark, Walter Mosley, Lawrence Block, Jay McInerney, and Donald E. Westlake stand alongside an impressive array of new talent. As Grafton writes in her introduction, "Nowhere is iniquity, wrongdoing, and reparation more satisfying to behold than in the well-crafted yarns spun by the writers represented here." Already a bestseller in its first year, this year's collection of The Best American Mystery Stories promises to keep readers intrigued and coming back for more.


  • Child Support by David Ballard
  • Swear Not by the Moon by Scott Bartels
  • Keller on the Spot by Lawrence Block
  • The Man Next Door by Mary Higgins Clark
  • This Is a Voice from Your Past by Merrill Joan Gerber
  • The Old Spies Club by Edward D. Hoch
  • Beyond Dog by Pat Jordan
  • Find Miriam by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Secrets by Janice Law
  • The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra by John H. Watson, M.D. by John T. Lescroart
  • Night Crawlers by John Lutz
  • Prayer for Judgment by Margaret Maron
  • Con Doctor by Jay McInerney
  • Black Dog by Walter Mosley
  • Faithless by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage by Peter Robinson
  • Twelve Days Out of Traction by Dave Shaw
  • The Power of Suggestion by Helen Tucker
  • Take It Away by Donald E. Westlake
  • The Rest of Her Life by Steve Yarbrough

Original title: Best American Mystery Stories 1998
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

The following works are contained within this one:
     Night Crawlers (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     Twelve Days Out of Traction (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Dave Shaw
     Faithless (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Joyce Carol Oates
     Child Support (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: David Ballard
     Find Miriam (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky
     Old Spies Club, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Edward D. Hoch
     Take It Away (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Donald E. Westlake
     Two Ladies of Rose Cottage, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Peter Robinson
     Swear Not by the Moon (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Scott Bartels
     Secrets (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Janice Law
     Keller on the Spot (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Lawrence Block
     Rest of Her Life, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Steve Yarbrough
     Power of Suggestion, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Helen Tucker
     Beyond Dog (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Pat Jordan
     Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra by John H. Watson, M.D., the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: John T. Lescroart
     Man Next Door, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary Higgins Clark
     Con Doctor (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Jay McInerney
     Prayer for Judgment (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Margaret Maron
     This Is a Voice from Your Past (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Merrill Joan Gerber
     Black Dog (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Walter Mosley

Edition #1: Best American Mystery Stories 1998, the

Best American Mystery Stories 1998, the (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Otto Penzler Sue Grafton
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Best American Mystery Stories 1998, the (1998)

ISBN: 0395835852

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