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Unusual Suspects (1996) [Anthology]
by Jan Adkins Jessica Auerbach James Lee Burke David Corn James Grady Jeremiah Healy Jonathan Lethem John Lutz Art Monterastelli Joyce Carol Oates Mark Olshaker George P. Pelecanos Benjamin M. Schutz Julie Smith Jim Thompson Andrew Vachss John Weisman Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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In Unusual Suspects, America's most acclaimed crime writers, along with some authors rarely associated with the genre, contribute fifteen new stories and two rediscovered classics to this riveting anthology.

James Lee Burke, author of the bestselling Dave Robicheaux mysteries, gives us a feverishly atmospheric tale of racism and moral courage on the Louisiana bayou. From the files of Jim Thompson, the godfather of American noir, comes the story of a murder with a victim so nasty we defy anyone to shed a tear far him. And Joyce Carol Oates shows us how a sudden brush with violence can turn a public servant into a public enemy. The result is a deliriously pulse-pounding collection that proves that although crime doesn't pay, it can help a good cause.

All the stories in this collection of crime fiction have been donated to benefit Share Our Strength, a Washington, D. C.-based nonprofit organization that combats hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.


  • Introduction by James Grady · in
  • Police Report by Jessica Auerbach · ss *
  • The Car in the Mexican Quarter by Jim Thompson · ss Nebraska Farmer Aug 22, 29 ’31
  • My Murder by David Corn · nv *
  • Christmas in Dodge City by Benjamin M. Schutz · ss *
  • The Stalker by Joyce Carol Oates · ss *
  • Kiss the Sky by James Grady · nv *
  • The One About the Green Detective by Jonathan Lethem · ss *
  • When You’re Hungry by George Pelecanos · nv *
  • Doorway to the Future by Mark Olshaker · ss *
  • There Are Monsterim by John Weisman · ss *
  • Barratry by Jan Adkins · nv *
  • Shock by John Lutz · ss *
  • Straight Shooter by Art Monterastelli · nv *
  • The Convict by James Lee Burke · ss The Kenyon Review, 1985
  • Eyes That Never Meet by Jeremiah Healy · nv *
  • Homeless by Andrew Vachss · ss *
  • Strangers on a Plane by Julie Smith · ss *
Edited by: James Grady

Original title: Unusual Suspects
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery

The following works are contained within this one:
     Strangers on a Plane (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Julie Smith
     Shock (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: John Lutz
     My Murder (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: David Corn
     Kiss the Sky (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: James Grady

Edition #1: Unusual Suspects

Unusual Suspects (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: James Grady
Introduction by: James Grady
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Unusual Suspects (1996)

ISBN: 0679767886

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