Sunday, June 11, 2006

Don’t zip up that suitcase before you find room to stuff in this exceptional collection of splendid stories from the pages of
Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, celebrating its 50th anniversary in high style. Starting with Jim Thompson and Charles Willeford, zooming along through the likes of Evan Hunter, Lawrence Block and Sara Paretsky, closing with stories from James Lincoln Warren and Rhys Bowen, the magazine’s current editor offers a virtually endless buffet that shows how the mystery short story has thrived and changed.