The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (Audiobook) By Michael Connelly, Otto Penzler
Publisher: Hou,.,ghton Miff,,,lin Audio 2003 | 4 hours and 7 mins | ISBN: 0618390723 | MP3 | 221 MB
Is it possible to publish an anthology of mystery stories without including Joyce Carol Oates? Apparently not, as series editor Otto Penzler says in his foreword to this outstanding compendium: "She has appeared in six of the seven annual volumes.... Nobody makes it into these books based on their fame or popularity, and she is no different. It is about the work, and she simply will not be denied." Oates's "The Skull," a richly mordant, Poe-ish tale of a forensic scientist obsessed with the head bones of a murder victim, might not be the best of the 20 stories, but it's certainly right up there.