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The Mysterious West (1994)

by Tony Hillerman

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Good but not outstanding collection from quite good authors. ( )
  jamespurcell | Feb 22, 2013 |
Joanie just read.... ( )
  genejo1 | Nov 23, 2012 |
An anthology of short mysteries by famous and not-so-famous authors, including J.A. Jance, Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller, Wendy Hornsby, and Dana Stabenow. Midnight Louie even has a story. ( )
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All the years that I was growing up in a poor suburb of Los Angeles, my mother would tell me stories of the days I couldn't remember when we lived with my father on the wild north coast.
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Personally chosen by acclaimed writer Tony Hillerman, the foremost chronicler of the modern west, here is a dazzling collection of extraordinary mystery tales. Included in this chilling anthology are twenty stories of suspense and deceit, all written especially for this collection. Explore the haunted and dark side of the land with some of the brightest stars in contemporary suspense. the list of renowned contributors reads like a who's who in modern mystery fiction, and includes:
    J. A. Jance
    John Lutz
    Stuart M. Kaminsky
    Lia Matera
    Bill Pronzini
    And Many More

In setting that range from a torpid Arizona trailer park, to the freezing and isolated Alaska bush, from a narrow-minded Texas cowtown to California's lost coast, from the high-voltage glitz of Las Vegas to the repossessed farmlands of Iowa, this unique anthology hisses, rattles, and stings with a vengeance.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061092622, Mass Market Paperback)

Edited by Tony Hillerman, the Southwest's foremost suspense writer, this first-ever collection of mystery stories set in the West contains 20 original entries by such luminary mystery writers as Marcia Muller, Susan Dunlap, and Robert Campbell.

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A collection of unpublished stories on life today in the western part of the country. The subjects range from a botched hostage taking in Berkeley to the culture of retirement.

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