By Linda Landrigan
From Ed McBain to Sara Paretsky: a party of over fifty years of puzzle masterworks.
For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s secret Magazine has been one of many optimum magazines of poser and suspense. This celebratory anthology gains such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, simply 3 of the esteemed participants to have seemed within the magazine’s pages over the last 5 many years.
This notable anthology displays the variety of each factor of the journal: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson within the fifties and Donald Westlake within the sixties, to fresh tales by way of S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology records over a part century of excellent storytelling.
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Hillier, Lynley thought, had got every part of him in the wrong order. He decided to use the stairs to descend to his office once he crossed to Victoria Block, and that was where he found Barbara Havers. She was sitting on the top step, one flight down, smoking and picking at a loose thread on the cuff of her jacket. Lynley said, “You’re out of order, doing that here. ” He joined her on the step. She studied the glowing tip of the tobacco, then returned the cigarette to her mouth. She inhaled with showy satisfaction.
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I want all the forensic material SO7 has on the older cases. Then phone each police borough where a body was found and get every scrap of every report and every statement they have on these crimes. Havers, in the meantime, you’ll need to get on to the PNC—grab at least two DCs from Stewart to help you—and pull out every missing-persons report filed in the last three months for adolescent boys ages…” He looked at the photos. ” He tapped the picture of the most recent victim, the boy with makeup smeared across his face.
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (Pegasus Crime) by Linda Landrigan