Take a crime-filled tour of Manhattan with this collection of all-new mystery stories compiled and edited by Mary Higgins Clark - with contributions by Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver, Ben H. Winters, and others.
From the streets of Harlem to the winding paths of Central Park to the high-rise towers of Wall Street, Manhattan is brimming with motivation, opportunity, means... and unsolved mysteries. In this new collection of stories, brought together by Mystery Writers of America and edited by bestselling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark, neighborhoods in the borough come to life - or death - with their own cases to be cracked. From the Flatiron District (Lee Child) to Greenwich Village (Jeffrey Deaver), from Times Square (Brendan DuBois) to the NY Public Library (Susan Isaacs), this collection of fifteen original short stories will lead listeners all over the Big Apple.
©2015 Mystery Writers of America, Inc. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Introduction © 2015 by Mary Higgins Clark. “The Five-Dollar Dress” © 2015 by Mary Higgins Clark. “White Rabbit” © 2015 by Julie Hyzy. “The Picture of the Lonely Diner” © 2015 by Lee Child. “Three Little Words” © 2015 by Nancy Pickard. “Damage Control” © 2015 by Thomas H. Cook. “The Day after Victory” © 2015 by Brendan DuBois. “Serial Benefactor” © 2015 by Jon L. Breen. “Trapped!” © 2015 by Ben H. Winters. “Wall Street Rodeo” © 2015 by Angela Zeman. “Copycats” © 2015 by N. J. Ayres. “Red-Headed Stepchild” © 2015 by Margaret Maron. “Sutton Death Overtime” © 2015 by Judith Kelman. “Dizzy and Gillespie” © 2015 by Persia Walker. “Me and Mikey” © 2015 by T. Jefferson Parker. “Evermore” © 2015 by Justin Scott. “Chin Yong-Yun Makes a Shiddach” © 2015 by S. J. Rozan. “The Baker of Bleecker Street” © 2015 by Jeffery Deaver.
This was an excellent short story collection. All of the MWA compilations are good but this one was excellent. there was only one short story I didn't care for and that was style. it was written well, but just want my cup of tea.
All in all, time with this book is time well spent
Yes, after I forget the stories, because it was satisfying.
I really enjoyed the surprise endings. Good stories and narration.
As with any grouping of short stories you don't love them all. I loved Nancy Pickard ''s story. She is a gifted story teller. I also really liked Margaret Marion' 's story. What a pleasure to read a story with that kind of twist. I, wasn't as fond of the stories set back in time but that is just my taste. Also loved the very last story. All in all an enjoyable read.
The stories were mostly ok, but there wasn't enough of them considering how much money they charge for the book. Over all, i am not satisfied.
These short stories have little of the mysterious to recommend them, but given who the editor was that didn't surprise me. What did surprise and disappoint me was that they had only a passing references to Manhattan locations. I had hoped for more.
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