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The Best American Mystery Stories 2016

“Rearview Mirror,” the opening story in my novel in stories On the Road with Del & Louise, was selected by Elizabeth George and Otto Penzler for inclusion in the 2016 Best American Mystery Stories anthology—a dream come true.

Additionally, two stories from Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, for which I served as editor, have been featured in the same edition of Best American Mystery Stories: Tom Franklin’s “Christians,” which is reprinted here, and Sean Doolittle’s “Driftwood,” which is listed in the appendix “Other Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2015.”

The full table of contents for the 2016 BAMS includes stories by Megan Abbott, Steve Almond, Matt Bell, Bruce Robert Coffin, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, Evan Lewis, Robert Lopresti, Dennis McFadden, Michael Noll, Todd Robinson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Georgia Ruth, Jonathan Stone, Susan Thornton, Brian Tobin, and Saral Waldorf.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2016.

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Book categories: Anthologies