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Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (2006) edited by Linda Landrigan

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Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense


Con men and criminals, PIs and amateur sleuths, the mean streets of New York and San Francisco, Chicago and Seoul, not to mention eighteenth-century London and eleventh-century Japan. For 50 years Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has offered its readers a wide range of the finest crime and detective stories available and stands today as one of the foremost magazines of mystery and suspense. In anticipation of AHMM's golden anniversary, Ms. Landrigan invited readers to nominate their favorite stories, and this collection is packed with popular authors and well-known characters, including Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder, Bill Pronzini's Nameless Detective, and Sara Paretsky's V. I. Warshawski.


  1. Introduction by Linda Landrigan
  2. The Frightening Frammis by Jim Thompson
  3. The Day of the Execution by Henry Slesar
  4. #8 by Jack Ritchie
  5. Not a Laughing Matter by Evan Hunter
  6. A Genuine Alectryomancer by Charles Willeford
  7. Good Night! Good Night! by Donald E. Westlake
  8. The Cost of Kent Castwell by Avram Davidson
  9. The Long Way Down by Edward D. Hoch
  10. The "Method" Sheriff by Ed Lacy
  11. Death of a Nobody by Bill Pronzini
  12. Recipe for a Murder by James Holding
  13. New Neighbor by Talmage Powell
  14. Historical Errors by William Brittain
  15. A Candle for the Bag Lady by Lawrence Block
  16. Making a Killing with Mama Cass by William Bankier
  17. The Takamoku Joseki by Sara Paretsky
  18. My Brother's Wife by Rob Kantner
  19. Final Rites by Doug Allyn
  20. The Search for Olga Bateau by Stephen Wasylyk
  21. Hawks by Connie Holt
  22. Unbearable Temptations by Jeffry Scott
  23. Priests by George C. Chesbro
  24. Pusan Nights by Martin Limón
  25. Body English by S.J. Rozan
  26. The Muse by Jan Burke
  27. Sinkhole by Carol Cail
  28. Saturday Night at the Mikado Massage by Loren D. Estleman
  29. Lord of Obstacles by Gregory S. Fallis
  30. Black Spartacus by James Lincoln Warren
  31. Erie's Last Day by Steve Hockensmith
  32. Tabloid Press by Janice Law
  33. The O-Bon Cat by I.J. Parker
  34. Leaving Nairobi by Ed McBain
  35. Voodoo by Rhys Bowen