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ISBN: 0425181928
Author: Various,Jeffery Deaver
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (November 1, 2001)
Pages: 608
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 462
Size Fb2: 1811 kb
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New York Timesbestselling author Jeffery Deaver's task was to select the best tive stories of the century by the world's most celebrated writers. He has been nominated for three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and is a two-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year.

Jeffery Deaver was born on May 6, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. Before attending law school, he worked as a business writer. After law school, he worked for a Wall Street law firm practicing corporate law. In 1990, he decided to stop practicing law and become a full-time writer. His first novel was a horror story entitled Voodoo. He is the author of more than 25 novels and has written some of those stories under the pseudonym William Jeffries

An anthology of mystery and detective stories from the best writers of the 20th Century, as selected by Jeffery Deaver.

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Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver’s enviable task was to select from the thousands of stories written over the past one hundred years those which best represented the classic form, as well as the celebrated authors whose ironic twists and stunning payoffs left a lasting and vivid impression

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Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver’s enviable task was to select from the thousands of stories written over the past one hundred years those which best represented the classic form, as well as the celebrated authors whose ironic twists and stunning payoffs left a lasting and vivid impression.

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's task was to select the best tive stories of the century by the world's most celebrated.

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's task was to select the best tive stories of the century by the world's most celebrated writers.

Jeffery Deaver’s task was to select the best tive stories of the century by the world’s most celebrated writers. The result is a triumph, featuring masterpieces of suspense by: Robert Bloch, Lawrence Block, Anthony Boucher, Frederic Brown, James M. Cain, Max Allan Collins, Jeffery Deaver, Stanley Ellin, Harlan Ellison, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ed Gorman, Patricia Highsmith, Reginald Hill, Tony Hillerman, Evan Hunter, Stephen King, John D. MacDonald, Ed McBain, Sharyn McCrumb, Ruth Rendell, Sara Paretsky, Georges Simenon, Mickey Spillane, Donald E. Westlake

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A timeless anthology of the twentieth century's finest mystery, horror, and suspense stories encompasses contributions by Erle Stanley Gardner, Patricia Highsmith, John D. MacDonald, Stephen King, Sara Paretsky, Bill Pronzini, Ellery Queen, Mickey Spillane, Rex Stout, Donald E. Westlake, Tony Hillerman, Harlan Ellison, Jeffery Deaver, and other acclaimed authors.

Comments:

Jeb
Some of the best. A few of the not so best.
Ndav
Great collection of stories, but also check out The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (The Best American Series)

One of the best stories included in both of these books is "Quitters, Inc." by Stephen King.
Raelin
My husband is greatly satisfied with all the books we have ordered from amazon. He is ill now so this book is keeping him company.
Granirad
Certainly Jeffery Deaver should know good mysteries when he sees them, and in his
personal compilation of a century of these great stories, the reader should assume it's just that, a
collection of great stories! And they are! Deaver exercises an ecumenical spirit here, practically
running the gamut of the genre!

It goes without staying that short stories generally don't carry the impact that novels do on
the same subject (not to patronize short stories, of course, as they are great in their own "write").
With the exception of some personal favorites of mine, such as P.D. James and Ellis Peters, which
he omits, Deaver's wide assortment of writers is a real treasure! For students of the history of the
suspense story, Deaver shows off Anna Katherine Green's story (Ms Green is often considered to
have written the first American suspense novel) to provide a historical perspective, and then
continues on down the time line. Such luminaries as Ellery Queen, John D. MacDonald, Ruth
Rendell, Mickey Spillane, Ed McBain, Sara Paretsky, and Robert Barnard light up these pages.
Indeed, a nice collection to keep around. Fun reading, too! (...)
Frdi
When I first saw the title of this book all I could think of was oh no, another saves the century for the ages with one more literary anthology. The Ancient Library at Alexandria could never have contained more papyrus than we have currently available some short story theme involving the century. Though I have fully enjoyed each of the previous collections leisurely reading them over a couple of weeks (which seems like a century when compared to my normal pace), I vowed no more. Than I opened this book just to glimpse at who contributed and soon was hooked again all because Lawrence Block submitted a Batman tale.

Once again the quality is top rate as the thirty-six well-written stories run much of the suspense gamut submitted by a notable cast of writers. The tales include police and legal procedurals as well as the classic private sleuth investigative story among the assortment of other twist and turn tales. None of the stories shortchanges the ensemble, as this is a triumphant aggregation that is worth unhurriedly reading over a couple of weeks.

Harriet Klausner
Blackseeker
Like the author, I won't keep you in suspense...

Just because a great writer puts together an anthology does not guarantee that it will be great. Such is the case with this collection. Based on the few stories I have read so far, there is little suspense involved.

For example, “The Gentleman In the Lake”- has its grisly aspects, but little if any suspense.

“Life In Our Time” is not one of Robert Bloch’s best, or even close to being representative of his great talent.

"Batman's Helpers"- More a comedy than anything else, it does not have a satisfying resolution, and seems pointless.

The very last story, by Donald Westlake, "This is Death", is creepy, but would be more at home in the Horror section.

In short, this collection is devoid of the suspense I am familiar with from classic collections. It seems aimed at readers who are not that well-read, or who are easily entertained. Ask yourself why, amidst all these offerings, there is not one single story from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Instead Deaver draws from Ellery Queen’s magazine, known more for mystery and detective work than suspense.

I recommend “Hanging By a Thread”(Joan Kahn), or any of the Hitchcock anthologies. By comparison, this book is a big disappointment.
Jediathain
I believe the <14 hours of recording only covers the first half of the book. I'm wondering if audio for the second half exists?
Chapters are not set to start of each story. Can't jump to any the start of any story I want to find.

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