A Best Book of 2020 from Suspense Magazine Deadly Anniversaries celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Mystery Writers of America with a collection of stories from some of the top names in crime fiction.
An anniversary can honor many things: a birth, a wedding and sometimes even a death. In Deadly Anniversaries
, editors Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini present new stories from some of the best contemporary authors to honor the diamond jubilee of the Mystery Writers of America, an organization founded on the principle that "Crime Doesn't Pay--Enough."
Each author puts their own unique spin on what it means to recognize a certain day or event each year. These nineteen stories travel across a wide range of historical and contemporary settings and remind readers of how broad the mystery writing tradition can be, encompassing detective tales, domestic intrigue, psychological suspense, black humor and thrilling action.
By the time this group of bestsellers and award-winners is through, none of us will ever look at anniversaries the same way again. Deadly Anniversaries
is sure to shock, scare and delight mystery and suspense fans of all kinds, featuring the following contributors:
Laurie R. King
Max Allan Collins
William Kent Krueger
About the Author
Marcia Muller is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the critically acclaimed series starring private investigator Sharon McCone. With more than thirty-five novels to her credit, Muller has received the 2005 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, a Ridley Award, an American Mystery Award, and the Anthony Award.
Bill Pronzini's novel, Snowbound, received the Grand Prix de la Littérature Policière as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. A Wasteland of Strangers was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association; in addition to six Edgar Award nominations, Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for best novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in northern California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.
"Chilling... these authors have delightfully diabolical minds." -New York Journal of Books
"This is an anthology well worthy of a diamond jubilee... Whatever your taste in mystery, there's a marquee author here... to deliver the goods." -Booklist
"This is a must for mystery fans." -Publishers Weekly
"Amazing. The entire collection of mystery short stories in Deadly Anniversaries
is rather amazing... It is one of the best anthologies I've read to date." -Gumshoe Review