The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021

The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021

by Edited by Lee Child & Otto Penzler

Book 2 in the Anthology edited by Louise Penn series
published 2021

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Under the auspices of New York City’s legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller Lee Child has selected the twenty most suspenseful, most confounding, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.

Includes stories by:

Alison Gaylin
David Morrell
James Lee Burke
Joyce Carol Oates
Martin Edwards
Sara Paretsky
Stephen King
Sue Grafton (with a new, posthumously published work!)

The full list of works:

1. Doug Allyn- Thirty and out
2. Jim Allan – Things that follow
3. Michael Bracken – Blest be the Tie that Binds
4. James Lee Burke – Harbor Lights
5. Martin Edwards – The locked Cabin
6. John M. Floyd- Luxy Bound
7. Jaclyn – That Which is True
8. Allison Gaylee – The Gift
9. Sue Grafton – If You Want Something Right
10. Paul Kemprecos – The Sixth Decay
11. Stephen King – The Fifth Step
12. Janice Law – The Client
13. Dennis McFadden – The Truth about Lucy
14. David Marcum – The Adventure of the Home Office Baby
15. Tom Mead – Heat Wave
16. David Morell – Requiem
17. Joyce Carol Oats – Parole Hearing
18. Sara Paretsky – Love and Other Crimes
19. Joseph S. Walker – Edda at the End of the World
20. Andrew Welsh-Huggins – The Path I Took
21. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce – My Favorite Murder

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