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Author: Otto Penzler,Donald E. Westlake
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Title: The Best American Mystery Stories 2000
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2000 ed. edition (October 19, 2000)
Pages: 352

The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 by Otto Penzler,Donald E. Westlake



Start by marking The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. If these few stories were the best of the best, then it was a very sad year for the genre.

Westlake has selected stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffrey Deaver, Shel Silverstein, Dennis Lehane, and others for a collection that will delight candlelight mystery buffs and casual readers alike. Users who liked this book, also liked. The Best American Mystery Stories (English).

Publication date 2000. Topics Detective and mystery stories, American. Short stories, American. Publisher Houghton Mifflin Co. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates. The 1999 anthology was quite simply the best book of mystery stories I had ever read.

Mystery stories used to be mainly puzzles, then they seemed to be mainly private eye stories. Both kinds are still written, and sometimes they are very good, but more stories in this anthology (and the three that preceded it) are stories of character than one has been accustomed to seeing in collections of mystery stories. These are still mysteries, but they are more. He’s the kind of writer who, if you ask for a story of 5,000 to 6,000 words, will give you one of 5,500. If you say you need it by the fifteenth of the month, you get it on the fourteenth. When I sent the fifty stories that I regarded as the best of the year to him, I apologized for being a little late, as there had been many late submissions.

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Here, Westlake has helped produce an appropriately dark collection with a few sardonic chops, like the late Shel Silverstein's "The Guilty Party" and Bentley Dadmun's "Annie's Dream

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After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE.

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After just three years, THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES series is already a great success, earning raves from such diverse sources as Joyce Carol Oates, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, and ELLERY QUEEN’S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Little wonder, given the power of the Best American brand, the talent of the series editor, Otto Penzler, and the high profile of the guest editors. Now, with the legendary mystery writer Donald E. Westlake as guest editor, the 2000 edition is sure to boost the series’ popularity even more. From Tfty exceptional stories chosen by Penzler, Westlake has selected the twenty best, including stories by Tom Franklin, Jeffery Deaver, Shel Silverstein, and Dennis Lehane, for a collection that will delight mystery buffs and casual readers alike.
Reviews: 7
Questanthr
Maybe my favorite collection of short mysteries. If you love great writing and intrigue, you'll love this collection.
Nalmetus
The "The Best American Series" make for enjoyable reading when traveling or just waiting around anywhere. These fantastic short stories can fill your minutes while waiting at the airport, doctor's office, hospital, etc. I find relaxation in these books wherever I go. They are fantastic!
Siramath
There were no breaks in any of the stories. If you missed something or wanted to go back, you had to start at the beginning of the story. Also, the 4th CD skipped at the end of a story so I could never hear the ending. On the plus side, Shel Silverstein's story, "The Guilty Party", was very enjoyable.
Cells
I read series edited by sue grafton that I enjoyed much more. These stories, the ones I read, didn't have a point
Asyasya
"Best American Mystery Stories 2000" lives up to its title. It is a varied collection of (mostly) fine mystery and crime stories, many by up and coming authors. I'll confess that two or three of them didn't work for me, but that's a very small number in a book than contains 20 stories and nearly 480 pages of text. My two favorites were by two of the few old names in the collection. Dennis Lehane spins an excellent down south slice of life tale in "Running Out of Dog," while longtime television writer and children's author, the late Shel Silverstein, chimes in with the light-in-tone but still serious courtroom story "The Guilty Party." Doug Allyn contributes a fine private eye tale with "Miracles! Happen!" while Barbara D'Amato spins an on-the-road yarn with a twist in "Motel 66." Also first rate are Tom Franklin's "Grit," and the down and dirty gangster in the hospital tale "ICU."
Basically, there's a mystery story here for just about every type of mystery fan, from hard-boiled detective tales, to crime stories, to amature sleuths to compelling whodunnits? Modern short stories do not get nearly the audience they should, and this is a book that deserves to be read.
(Note: The 2000 "Best Mystery Stories" collection is far superior to the 2001 anthology, mostly because it has a better variety of stories).
Hirah
Having read the 1999 anthology I looked forward to this year's edition with great anticipation. The 1999 anthology was quite simply the best book of mystery stories I had ever read. Unfortunately, mystery writers apparently had an "off" year this year, though--maybe their minds were preoccupied with Y2K. It wasn't until the last third of the anthology that the 2000 edition really took off, with Edward Lee's twisted little "ICU", Dennis Lehane's excellent "Running Out of Dog" and Thomas McNeely's twisted long "Sheep". Shel Silverstein's "The Guilty Party" is an amusing addition, but I thought he telegraphed the ending by miles. All in all, this book has many good stories, but simply lacks the consistency of quality from the previous year's. Lehane's story was reprinted from another anthology also edited by Otto Penzler. Several stories listed as "Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 1999", including one by the terrific novelist James Hall, appear in this book, called "Murder and Obsession", and it might well be worth a look.
Little Devil
This is one many "best of" mystery short story collections out there. None of the stories are standouts but most are generally entertaining. 'Running Out of Dog' by Dennis Lehane is perhaps the best of the bunch: well written and very concise.

Bottom line: I find these short story collections to be helpful when you need to pass the time, but not that much time (..like waiting for a flight). Recommended.
I'm not the biggest fan of mystery stories, so I was unsure of how much I would like this collection. I was surprised at how much I liked it. There were a few that I didn't like that much, but most of them were good stories and most were well written. They ranged from ok to good, better, and on up to great stories like Shel Silverstein's story, Edward Lee's twisted story "ICU", and what i think was the best, Robert Girardi's "The Defenestration of Aba Sid", which is his 'anti-Grisham' story. A great deal of the selections here come from books and there is no surprise that both Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine both had three stories in here (the most from any one place). I suppose it's because there aren't many genre magazines anymore, but a few of these stories first appeared in literary magazines. The book is a little longer (around 480 pages) than those in The Best American Short Story series, but mystery stories need a little time to unfold. It's a good selection for the mystery reader (no matter which 'type' of mystery story you like) and for those of us who don't normally read the genre.
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