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Publisher's Summary

Lee Child selects the 20 best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Stephen King, Sara Paretsky, and many more.

Under the auspices of New York City's legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international best seller Lee Child has selected the 20 most suspenseful, most confounding, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.

Includes stories by: Alison Gaylin, David Morrell, James Lee Burke, Joyce Carol Oates, Martin Edwards, Sara Paretsky, Stephen King, Sue Grafton (with a new, posthumously published work), and many more!

©2021 The Mysterious Press; Introduction copyright 2021 by Lee Child (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • Amanda R. LaRosa
  • 2021-11-22

Cannot get by the narrator.

With no disrespect to any of the authors, I started the series and just couldn’t get past the narrator’s voice. His tone and higher pitch were so distracting I could not continue. Just not for me.

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  • STEFANY C.
  • 2021-11-27

Very disappointing collection.

Expected the cream of the crop but this was a collection of mediocre stories that weren't even performed all that well. I need to stop falling for hype.