Detailed view for the Book: Cutting Edge, The (Anthology)

Blurb: 
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.

Contents:

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
Christ's 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.

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