BOOKS TO DIE FOR: The World's Greatest Mystery Writers on the World's Greatest Mystery Novels.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An unusual anthology which collects essays by 119 crime fiction authors from 20 countries on a book they picked as one of the greatest mystery novels from 1841 (Edgar Allan Poe) to 2008 (Mark Gimenez). Included are contributions from Linwood Barclay, Harlan Coben, Reed Farrel Coleman, Eoin Colfer, Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Jeffery Deaver, Joseph Finder, Charlaine Harris, Michael Koryta, William Kent Krueger, Joe R. Lansdale, Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, Bill Loehfelm, Lisa Lutz, Water Mosley, Stuart Neville, Ian Rankin, Richard Price, Peter Robinson, M. J. Rose, S. J. Rozan, James Sallis, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Karin Slaughter, Martin Cruz Smith, Mehmet Murat Somer, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Kelli Stanley, Donna Tartt, Andrew Taylor, Martyn Waites, Joseph Wambaugh, Minette Walters, Daniel Woodrell, Qiu Xiaolong and many more. SIGNED by FOUR authors at their contributions: Megan Abbott, Cara Black, Ann Cleeves and Deborah Crombie. Introduction by the editors. Each essay is preceded by a brief paragraph about the author whose novel was selected and followed by a biographical note on the author who wrote the essay. Index. xxii, 537 pp. ISBN: 978-1451696578.
Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder line, toning to edges of textblock)