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Mar 09, 1999
| ISBN 9780440613558
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Mar 09, 1999 | ISBN 9780440613558
This irresistible collection of original stories was born of a deliciously wicked idea: ask twelve of America’s best writers to explore a single subject—people willing, often gleefully so, to kill for revenge. The result is a star-studded gathering of fiction’s finest, and an infinitely satisfying banquet of . . . Murder for Revenge.In Lawrence Block’s chilling contribution, a serial killer transforms one victim’s brother into his greatest defender—to his eternal regret! Revenge more immediate sizzles in Mary Higgins Clark’s “Power Play,” as a dashing ex-president and his congresswoman wife outwit terrorists hunting bigger game. Phillip Margolin’s career criminal has an alibi to die for—which becomes a nail in the coffin of self-defense. Joyce Carol Oates administers revenge most satisfying in “Murder-Two” as a brilliant lawyer defends her first criminal client—her worst enemy’s son. And in Peter Straub’s “Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff,” a betrayed husband discovers that if you have to ask the price of revenge, you can’t afford to pay for it.Here is delicious retribution in these and seven more superb, all-new stories by Thomas H. Cook, Vicki Hendricks, Joan Hess, Judith Kelman, Eric Lustbader, David Morrell, and Shel Silverstein: America’s favorite writers gathered together in one unforgettable volume—a wickedly entertaining exploration of sweet, cold-blooded revenge.
Otto Penzler, proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, founded The Mysterious Press in 1975, now an imprint at Grove/Atlantic, and publishes classic crime fiction through MysteriousPress.com. Penzler has won two Edgar Awards, MWA’s Ellery Queen Award and the Raven…. More about Otto Penzler
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