Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense

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Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense

Format:  Paperback,

542 pages

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publish Date: Dec 2011

ISBN-13: 9781605982700

ISBN-10: 1605982709

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For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock s Mystery Magazine has been one of the foremost magazines of mystery and suspense. This celebratory anthology features such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, just three of the esteemed contributors to have appeared in the magazine s pages over the past five decades. This impressive anthology reflects the diversity of every issue of the magazine: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson in the fifties and Donald Westlake in the sixties, to recent stories by S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology documents over a half century of superb storytelling.

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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Dec 2011
ISBN-13: 9781605982700
ISBN-10: 1605982709
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 542
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.28
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.75

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Review by Library Journal (2006-06-01)

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine staff-with input from its readers-selected 34 stories and arranged them chronologically here, starting with Jim Thompson's "The Frightening Frammis" from February 1957 and ending with "Voodoo" by Rhys Bowen from December 2004. Although the introduction notes the variety in this selection, the stories tend more toward the hard-boiled than the cozy, with the emphasis on solving crime and/or attaining a measure of justice.

Many of crime fiction's notables are here: Donald Westlake, Bill Pronzini, Lawrence Block, Sara Paretsky, George Chesbro, S.J. Rozan, Jan Burke, Loren Estleman, and Janice Law, but-fittingly-only the master of the genre over the decades has two entries: Evan Hunter is represented with "Not a Laughing Matter" from August 1958 and, under his pseudonym Ed McBain, with "Leaving Nairobi" from June 2003. These are uniformly satisfying stories that have stood the test of time. Having them available again, under one cover, is a bonus for mystery fans. For all mystery and short story collections.

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For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has been one of the foremost magazines of mystery and suspense. This celebratory anthology features such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, just three of the esteemed contributors to have appeared in the magazine's pages over the past five decades.

This impressive anthology reflects the diversity of every issue of the magazine: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson in the fifties and Donald Westlake in the sixties, to recent stories by S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology documents over a half century of superb storytelling.

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