Thursday, October 7, 2010
Mike's in the Year's Best!
Here's a book that's a no-brainer to pick up. Penzler's got an undisputable eye for short fiction, and one could do a heck of a lot worse than Lee Child for a guest editor. But the very best thing about this collection - at least in this humble writer's opinion - is that my very own brother Mike Wiecek has a story in it!
Here's me and Mike at the Edgars earlier this year.
His story is called "The Shipbreaker," and it first appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in the March/April '09 issue.
If you don't want to take my word for it, here's the reviews on the 2010 Year's Best:
"This collection is sure to please mystery fans as well as those who enjoy short stories"--Library Journal
"The 20 short stories in the 14th edition of this “best of” series offer a wider variety than some of its predecessors...While this volume contains relatively few household names, the quality certainly doesn’t suffer as a result."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
"Penzler’s foreword...in favor of an eclectic mix of tales that exhibit crime in all its varieties in every corner of the world—and then some."--Kirkus Reviews