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Overview

Ever since its creation, the Crime Writers’ Association has championed the very best in murder and mystery. Now, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this esteemed organization, Mysterious Pleasures showcases the short stories of some of its most illustrious members. All the contributors are winners of the CWA’s prestigious Diamond or Gold Dagger Awards, or have served as chairman. These are tales that alternately tantalize, intrigue, shock, surprise, and thrill—a myriad of styles united only by genre and by the sheer quality of the writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780751536928
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvi
Introductionvii
One Morning They'll Hang Him1
The Blood Bargain19
Everybody's Girl35
The Mystery of the Child's Toy51
The Chief Witness69
Indian Rope Trick91
Something Spooky on Geophys113
The Double Crossing125
The Gift135
The Twist157
Judith161
Name of Smith175
The Game of Dog181
The Hound of the Hanging Gardens197
The Man who Jumped for England209
The Interview223
The Consolation Blonde241
At the 'Century of Progress'253
Guide to Doom279
Tell Me Who to Kill285
When the Wedding Was Over309
The Tigers of Subtopia335
Mugs355

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