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Cutting Edge, the (1998) [Anthology]
by Doug Allyn William Bernhardt Lawrence Block Ray Bradbury George C. Chesbro Colin Dexter Ed Gorman Carolyn G. Hart John Harvey Jeremiah Healy Reginald Hill Janet LaPierre Janice Law Peter Lovesey Val McDermid Ralph McInerny John Mortimer Marcia Muller Joyce Carol Oates Nancy Pickard Ian Rankin Ruth Rendell Andrew Vachss Kate Wilhelm Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

In more than two dozen stories garnered from the award-winning Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and never before anthologized, this superb collection features the finest mystery writers of the 1990's and some of their most popular creations: Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder, John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey, Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse, Marcia Muller's Sharon McCone, all of them facing the challenges of baffling new cases.

Top-shelf authors like Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury, and Peter Lovesey share these pages with such rising stars as Ian Rankin and Val McDermid. Suspense veteran Ruth Rendell traces the spiraling obsession of a successful business woman in "Clothes," Andrew Vachss turns a policeman's search for celebrity into a dark interlude in "The Perp Walk," and in "Speak No Evil" Nancy Pickard creates a serial killer with the worst religious complex since Satan.

The Cutting Edge offers the best of the mystery genre's varieties- pure suspense, private-eye investigations, police tales, and classical whodunits- all with a contemporary twist.


  • Looking for David by Lawrence Block
  • Death Cup by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Disposing of Mrs. Cronk by Peter Lovesey
  • Solo by Marcia Muller
  • Herbert in Motion by Ian Rankin
  • Cedar Savage by Doug Allyn
  • Guilt Trip by Val McDermid
  • Dead as a Dodo by Colin Dexter
  • Out There in the Darkness by Ed Gorman
  • Yuletide Justice by William Bernhardt
  • Rumpole and the Nanny Society by John Mortimer
  • Speak No Evil by Nancy Pickard
  • Hole in Two by Ralph McInerny
  • Perp Walk by Andrew Vachss
  • Star of the Silver Screen by Janice Law
  • Unmarked Graves by George C. Chesbro
  • Clothes by Ruth Rendell
  • In This House of Stone by Jeremiah Healy
  • Remembrance by Carolyn G. Hart
  • The Cancellation by Reginald Hill
  • Christís Tears by Kate Wilhelm
  • Night Train to Babylon by Ray Bradbury
  • Bird of Paradise by John Harvey
  • Luminarias Make It Christmas-y by Janet LaPierre
Edited by: Janet Hutchings.

Original title: The Cutting Edge: Best and Brightest Mystery Writers of the 90's from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

The following works are contained within this one:
     Out There in the Darkness (1995) [Novella]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Remembrance (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Carolyn G. Hart
     Speak No Evil (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Nancy Pickard
     Disposing of Mrs. Cronk (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Peter Lovesey
     Solo (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Marcia Muller
     Clothes (1996) [Short Story]
      Author: Ruth Rendell
     Bird of Paradise (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: John Harvey
     Death Cup (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Edition #1: The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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The Cutting Edge (May 1, 1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
ISBN: 0786705264
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 1.0
Pages: 352

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