By Hook or By Crook

By Hook or By Crook and 27 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year

edited by Ed Gorman and Martin Greenberg

Available for: Kindle | NOOK | Apple | Sony


In this annual staple of the crime fiction world, Ed Gorman and Martin Greenberg collect the best short crime fiction of 2009. Stories include:

  • Dennis Lehane – “Animal Rescue”
  • Laura Lippman – “Cougar”
  • Mary Higgins Clark – “The Tell-Tale Purr”
  • Marcia Muller – “Telegraphing”
  • Nancy Pickard – “Dark Chocolate”
  • Kris Nelscott – “Family Affair: A Smokey Dalton Story”
  • Sandra Seamans – “Survival Insticts”
  • Dave Zeltserman – “Julius Katz”
  • S.J. Rozan – “Seeing the Moon”
  • Doug Allyn – “The Valhalla Verdict”
  • Bill Crider – “Pure Pulp”
  • Tom Piccirilli – “Blood Sacrifices and the Catatonic Kid”
  • Richard Lupoff – “Patterns”
  • Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins – “The Big Switch: A Mike Hammer Story”
  • Greg Bardsley – “Crazy Larry Smells Bacon”
  • Dana Cameron – “Femme Sole”
  • Brendan DuBois – “The Dark Island”
  • Terence Faherty – “The Caretaker”
  • Gillian Linscott – “The Case of Colonel Crockett’s Violin”
  • Lyndsay Faye – “The Case of Colonel Warburton’s Madness”
  • Twist Phelan – “Time Will Tell”
  • Charlie Drees – “By Hook or By Crook”
  • Bob Randisi – “The Final Nail: A Val O’Farrell Story”
  • Luis Alberto Urrea – “Amapola” (Edgar Award Winner)
  • Jim Fusilli – “Digby, Attorney at Law”
  • Clark Howard – “The Way They Limp”
  • Michael Nethercott – “O’Nelligan’s Glory”
  • Robert Levinson – “Between Sins”

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