When a Stranger Comes to Town

A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction's Top Authors

by Michael Koryta

On Sale: 03/29/2022

When a Stranger Comes to Town

A Collection of Stories from Crime Fiction's Top Authors

by Michael Koryta

On Sale: 03/29/2022

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About the Book

Including NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly’s story “Avalon,” soon to be adapted for television by David E. Kelley.  

"The very best of what crime fiction should deliver." -New York Journal of Books

The latest Mystery Writers of America story collection, featuring surprising, page-turning twists on the genre from some of the top bestsellers and award winners in crime fiction

It’s been said that all great literature boils down to one of two stories—a man takes a journey, or a stranger comes to town. While mystery writers have been successfully using both approaches for generations, there’s something undeniably alluring in the nature of a stranger: the uninvited guest, the unacquainted neighbor, the fish out of water.

No matter how or where they appear, strangers are walking mysteries, complete unknowns in once-familiar territories who disrupt our lives with unease and wonder. In the newest collection of stories by the Mystery Writers of America, each author weaves a fresh tale surrounding the eerie feeling that comes when a stranger enters our midst, featuring stories by prolific mystery writers such as Michael Connelly, Dean Koontz and Joe Hill.
 

Critical Praise

"This is the best kind of anthology, consistently excellent and inventive." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

This collection offers the best of both worlds: expert storycraft from genre stars (Unger, Michael Connelly, and Steve Hamilton, among them) and standout entries from some new faces in crime fiction." -Booklist

"This anthology... is packed with enough secrets, sinister plots and mystery to entice any lover of the genre." -AARP

"Even with [Mystery Writers of America’s] stellar reputation, WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO TOWN is special.... Each author provides a twist or two not only in the plot, but also in what constitutes a 'stranger.'" -Bookreporter

When a Stranger Comes to Town will give you the very best of what crime fiction should deliver. Means, opportunity, and obsession—right?” -New York Journal of Books

“Mystery enthusiasts will be hard-pressed to find a story they don’t like.”Library Journal, STARRED review


"A top-drawer, themed anthology... Excellent stories about strangers, fear, and usually, murder." -Mystery Scene Magazine

"You won't want to miss... any of the stories in this stellar anthology." -Reviewing the Evidence -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335425812
  • ISBN 10: 1335425810
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 03/29/2022
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price:12.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / General
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

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