Editor Gorman's 1992–99 annuals, formerly titled The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, have sprouted a new...

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THE WORLD'S FINEST MYSTERY AND CRIME STORIES

FIRST ANNUAL COLLECTION

Editor Gorman's 1992–99 annuals, formerly titled The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, have sprouted a new title, landed a new publisher, and grown by half again their length into this behemoth. Though the title is a bit misleading—most of the 38 grade-A authors (Allyn, Block, Deaver, Estelman, Hoch, Howard, Kaminsky, King, Matera, McBain, Muller, Oates, Perry, Rankin, Walters, Westlake, Wheat, et al.) are from the US or England—nobody's likely to quarrel with the volume's inclusiveness, with Jon L. Breen's 25-page state-of-the-genre introduction, or with the hope that the subtitle turns out to be accurate.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 0312874790

Page Count: 640

Publisher: Forge

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 2000