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The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011)

by Harlan Coben(Favorite Author)
3.51 of 5 Votes: 1
054755396X (ISBN13: 9780547553962)
Mariner Books
review 1: This series should be called "The Best American Violent Stories by Men". Mostly good-quality writing and original premises but too much gratuitous brutality against women and children. (Do we really need a lingering description of every nude prostituted woman who is being raped by the villain or slapped around by the so-called hero, etc.) I had to skip several stories for that reason. S.J. Rozan's female amateur detective was a breath of fresh air. I have enjoyed other entries in this series but don't think I'll read future volumes.
review 2: I mostly liked this collection, a couple of stories I really, really liked, a few I didn't care much for, and one I found disturbing. I do question, though, what makes a few of these stories part of the "mystery" collectio
... moren rather than simply the short stories collection. The presence of some sort of crime appears to be a qualifier, but some really didn't seem to be mystery stories, as I would define them. less
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Short stories that were initially fun but the plots started being similar and my interest waned
Several of these stories were OUTSTANDING. An excellent collection.
Great choice, I particularly liked 'Audacious' story
awesome selections...definitely recommend!
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