A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories

Edward Gorman, Editor, Martin H. Greenburg, Editor . Pegasus $15.95 (432p) ISBN 978-1-933648-80-4

Drawing more than half their selections from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine , Gorman and Greenberg offer a star-studded lineup of crime and mystery stories published in 2007 in their latest anthology. Among the highlights are Jeffery Deaver's “Making Amends,” which plays a deadly twist on a popular TV sitcom; Sandra Scoppettone's “Everybody Loves Somebody,” which will fool most readers; and Doug Allyn's “Dead as a Dog,” which pits a harried husband against a deadly hunter. Other notable entries include Loren D. Estleman's “The Profane Angel,” about Hollywood legend Carole Lombard, and Brendan DuBois's “Country Manners,” in which a rural New Hampshire PI gives the FBI a lesson. Jon L. Breen provides a critical overview of the year, while Sarah Weinman, who chose four online stories for the volume, supplies a brief survey of online mysteries. (June)

Reviewed on: 04/21/2008
Release date: 05/01/2008
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