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Best American Crime Writing 2005

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ISBN-10: 0060815515

ISBN-13: 9780060815516

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Ellroy, Thomas H. Cook, Otto Penzler

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The 2005 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, including Peter Landesman's article about female sex slaves (the most requested and widely read New York Times story of 2004), a piece from The New Yorker by Stephen J. Dubner (the coauthor of Freakanomics) about a high-society silver thief, and an extraordinarily memorable "ode to bar fights" written by Jonathan Miles for Men's Journal after he punched an editor at a staff party. But this year's edition includes a bonus -- an original essay by James Ellroy detailing his fascination with Joseph Wambaugh and how it fed his obsession with crime --…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L. A. Quartet novels - "The Black Dahlia", "The Big Nowhere", "L. A. Confidential", & "White Jazz" - were international best-sellers. His novel "American Tabloid" was Time magazine's Novel of the Year for 1995; his memoir, "My Dark Places", was a "Time" Best Book of the Year & a "New Yorker Times" Notable Book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City.

THOMAS H. COOK was born in Fort Payne, Alabama. He has been nominated for Edgar Awards seven times in five different categories. He received the Best Novel Edgar, the Barry for Best Novel, and has been nominated for numerous other awards.

Otto Penzler owns the Mysterious Bookshop in New York & founded the Mysterious Press & Otto Penzler Books. He has written & edited several books, including the Edgar-winning "Encyclopedia of Mystery & Detection".

Preface
Introduction
The Girls Next Door
The Ones That Got Away
The Family Man
Mysterious Circumstances
The Virus Underground
Punch Drunk Love
The Terror Web
Anatomy of a Foiled Plot
To Catch an Oligarch
A Long Way Down
Fine Disturbances
The Silver Thief
Stalking Her Killer
Social Disgraces
The Self-Destruction of an M.D.
Choirboys
Permissions and Acknowledgments