THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2003.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. SIGNED first edition - The seventh in this series of mystery anthologies includes a Prohibition-era tale of a scorned lover's revenge, a Sherlock Holmes-inspired mystery solved by an actor playing the famous detective onstage, stories of a woman's near-fatal search for self-discovery, a bar owner's gutsy attempt to outwit the mob, and a showdown between double-crossing detectives, and a tale of murder by psychology. SIGNED by TWO contributors: by Otto Penzler, series editor, on the title page and by Brendan DuBois at his story "Richard's Children." Among the other contributors are Elmore Leonard, Walter Mosley, James Crumley, Joyce Carol Oates, George Pelecanos, Scott Phillips, Daniel Stashower, Hanna Tinti, Monica Wood and more. Notes on the contributors and a list of other distinguished stories of 2002. xv, 328 pp. ISBN: 0-618-32965X.
Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.