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Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue…

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion: New Stories about… (2008)

by Michael Connelly (Editor)

Other authors: James O. Born (Contributor), Jon L. Breen (Contributor), John Buentello (Contributor), Alafair Burke (Contributor), Michael Connelly (Introduction & Contributor)14 more, Jack Fredrickson (Contributor), Leslie Glass (Contributor), Paul Guyot (Contributor), Diana Hansen-Young (Contributor), John Harvey (Contributor), Edward D. Hoch (Contributor), Laurie R. King (Contributor), Polly Nelson (Contributor), T. Jefferson Parker (Contributor), Peter Robinson (Contributor), Greg Rucka (Contributor), Bev Vincent (Contributor), Persia Walker (Contributor), Paula L. Woods (Contributor)

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Series: Mystery Writers of America Presents (2), Mystery Writers of America Anthology (2008)

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I thought this was an ok collection of short stories, all themed around police men and women.

My favourites were 'Father's Day' by Michael Connelly and 'A Certain Recollection' by John Buentello, but I found them all to be fairly entertaining.
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  AngeloMarcos | Jan 6, 2015 |
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  jsharvison | Sep 23, 2011 |
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  jsharvison | Sep 23, 2011 |
This is a strong collection of stories about police -- detectives, officers on duty, officers in their private lives. The anthology offers welcome variety, too, from stories that are mostly character sketches, to stories that build up to a great twist at the end. Favorites included John Buentello, 'A Certain Recollection', about an understandably confused detective; Jon Breen, 'Serial Killer', a shaggy dog story; and Bev Vincent, 'Rule Number One', a seduction that works on a couple different levels. None of the stories struck me as weak. ( )
  bezoar44 | Feb 2, 2011 |
Jefferson Parker entry disappointing especially as I recognised the name and hadn't read anything previously - was expecting something more substantial. Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch story probably the pick of the bunch but there again I'm a fan of Connelly's Harry Bosch series and the presence of this story was the reason I purchased the book. Other commended entries include John Harvey, Jon Breen, John Buentello, Jack Fredrickson & Bev Vinvent - all authors that are new to me.
p.s. 7th May - I understand that T Jefferson Parker has just picked up an Edgar for "Skinhead Central" which I just can't understand as I still consider the story too slight and non-consequential. ( )
  johnbsheridan | Apr 12, 2009 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Connelly, MichaelEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Born, James O.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Breen, Jon L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buentello, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burke, AlafairContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Connelly, MichaelIntroduction & Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fredrickson, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glass, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guyot, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hansen-Young, DianaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harvey, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hoch, Edward D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, Laurie R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nelson, PollyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parker, T. JeffersonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rucka, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vincent, BevContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, PersiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Woods, Paula L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, JohnReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sklar, AlanReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
White, KarenReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This compilation of 19 short stories by members of The Mystery Writers of America, are:

Skinhead central / by T. Jefferson Parker
Sack o' woe / by John Harvey
The drought / by James O. Born
Divine droplets / by Paula L. Woods
Serial killer / by Jon L. Breen
A certain recollection / by John Buentello
A change in his heart / by Jack Fredrickson
The herald / by Leslie Glass
Such a lucky, pretty girl / by Persia Walker
Friday night luck / by Edward D. Hoch
The fool / by Laurie R. King
Burying Mr. Henry / by Polly Nelson
Oaths, Ohana, and everything / by Diana Hansen-Young

The price of love / by Peter Robinson
Contact and cover / by Greg Rucka
Rule number one / by Bev Vincent
What a wonderful world / by Paul Guyot
Winning / by Alafair Burke

Father's day / by Michael Connelly.
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An anthology of nineteen tales set in various regions and historical periods includes T. Jefferson Parker's "Skinhead Central," Alafair Burke's "Winning," Michael Connelly's "Father's Day," and works by Edward D. Hoch, Laurie R. King, and other notable authors.… (more)

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