Kent Anderson * Edna Buchanan * Amanda Cross * James Crumley * Philip Friedman * James W. Hall * Ed McBain * Michael Malone * Joyce Carol Oates * Shel Silverstein * Eric van Lustbader
Her toenails were bloodred, her lips were blue in Edna Buchanan’s "The Red Shoes," a riveting tale that takes us into the life of a foot fetishist who steps into the middle of a murder….What happens when a hard-nosed insurance investigator lights up a joint and sniffs out a case of arson? It’s a tale that only Elmore Leonard could tell, in "Sparks."…Elizabeth George reaches into English history in "I, Richard," as an academic obsessed by a priceless artifact plots a deadly course of seduction–only to discover that fate is the most quixotic mistress of all.
From lethal spikes to fatal kisses, from mad dogs to battle-crazed Englishmen, here indeed is Murder and Obsession, in these and 12 other all-new stories from Anne Perry, Dennis Lehane, Eric van Lustbader and others. For these are the best of the best, America’s favorite writers exploring a deliciously chilling subject: obsession at its most insidious.