Witnesses for the Dead: Stories


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$16.95  $15.76
Soho Crime
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5.5 X 9.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Gary Phillips has published novels, comics, novellas, short stories and edited anthologies, including the Anthony-winning The Obama Inheritance. Violent Spring, his 1994 debut, was recently named one of the essential crime novels of Los Angeles. He was also a story editor on Snowfall, an FX show about crack and the CIA in 1980s South Central, where he grew up.

Gar Anthony Haywood is the Shamus and Anthony Award-winning author of fourteen novels, including the Aaron Gunner private eye series and Joe and Dottie Loudermilk mysteries. His short fiction has been included in the Best American Mystery Stories anthologies and he has written for network television and both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He and his wife, Donna, make their home in Denver, Colorado.


Praise for Witness for the Dead: Stories

"Explores the ramifications of bearing witness to terrible crimes."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Marvelously unique premise supported by equally marvelous stories. I think it's the best short story anthology I've read in ages. Especially fond of co-editor Gary Phillips's 'Spider and Fly, ' but you can't go wrong with any of these stories."
--Joe R. Lansdale

"The 14 stories in this strong all-original anthology from Phillips (The Obama Inheritance) and Haywood (the Aaron Gunner series) focus on witnesses to crimes who, as the editors point out in their introduction, 'take the initiative to see that the guilty are punished and the victims receive justice.' . . . These tales put a gimlet eye on the satisfying rewards of retribution."
--Publishers Weekly