The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year: 2021
edited by Lee Child
Description (from Goodreads):
Under the auspices of New York City’s legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller Lee Child has selected the twenty most suspenseful, most confounding, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.
Given my choice, I gravitate toward cozy mysteries and historicals. (And, of course, Sherlock Holmes.) So, I’ve never read most of the authors in this anthology. And now my TBR has gotten even longer.
As with any anthology, there were pieces I liked more than others, but the overall quality was fantastic. There was even a Holmes story, David Marcum’s “The Adventure of the Home Office Baby”. I didn’t catch it in The Strand, so it was nice to read it here.
The next edition is being edited by Sara Paretsky. I’m already looking forward to it.
Source: Picked up in the exhibit hall at ALA Annual 2022
Challenges: Read Harder 2022: Read a “Best ___ Writing of the year” book for a topic and year of your choice.