A Shot Rang Out

A Shot Rang Out

by Jon L. Breen


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A collection of mystery criticism and essays from the reviewer of books for Ellery Queen Magazine. Jon Breen is the worthy successor of Anthony Boucher and his hundreds of reviews of books and authors is a must-have for all serious mystery fans.

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ISBN-13: 9781605431680
Publisher: Ramble House
Publication date: 09/08/2008
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

JON L. BREEN is the author of eight novels and around a hundred short stories, along with many critical articles and book reviews. He won Edgar Awards from Mystery Writers of America for What About Murder: A Guide to Books about Mystery and Detective Fiction (1981) and Novel Verdicts: A Guide to Court-room Fiction (1984). His 1988 novel Touch of the Past was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association's Dagger Awards. Breen's most recent short story collection is Kill the Umpire: The Calls of Ed Gorgon (Crippen & Landru, 2003). His most recent novels are Eye of God (Perseverance, 2006) and Probable Claus (Five Star, forthcoming in 2009). Proprietor of the "Jury Box" column in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, he is also a frequent contributor to Mystery Scene and The Weekly Standard. Retired as a librarian and professor of English at Rio Hondo College, he lives in Fountain Valley, California, with his wife, Rita A. Breen, with whom he edited the 1986 anthology American Murders.

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