Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America

Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America

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From Wall Street to Harlem, the borough of Manhattan is the setting for all-new stories of mystery, murder, and suspense, presented by best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark and featuring an exclusive Jack Reacher story by Lee Child, as well as other takes from top Mystery Writers of America authors.
In Lee Child's “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” legendary drifter Jack Reacher interrupts a curious stand-off in the shadow of the Flatiron Building. In Jeffery Deaver’s “The Baker of Bleecker Street,” an Italian immigrant becomes ensnared in WWII espionage. And in “The Five-Dollar Dress,” Mary Higgins Clark unearths the contents of a mysterious hope chest found in an apartment on Union Square. With additional stories from T. Jefferson Parker, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Pickard, Ben H. Winters, Brendan DuBois, Persia Walker, Jon L. Breen, N. J. Ayres, Angela Zeman, Thomas H. Cook, Judith Kelman, Margaret Maron, Justin Scott, and Julie Hyzy, Manhattan Mayhem is teeming with red herrings, likely suspects, and thoroughly satisfying mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594747816
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 4,870
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Mary Higgins Clark, #1 international and New York Times best-selling author, has written thirty-four suspense novels. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.
Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre.


Saddle River, New Jersey and New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 24, 1929

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


New York University; B.A., Fordham University, 1979

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Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
loved the quality and style. made me a bit homesick for the New Yotk I knew!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a good short mystery and this book is full of great ones
NNLight More than 1 year ago
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Goodreads First Read Program and I thank Quirk Books from the bottom of my heart. I love mystery books and this anthology did not disappoint. I found many of the stories piqued my interest in some way and I found new mystery authors to read. If I had to pick my favorite, it would have to be The Five Dollar Dress from my favorite mystery author, Mary Higgins Clark. Here is a run-down of the stories: The Five Dollar Dress: 5 stars, great intrigue with an ending I didn’t see coming. White Rabbit: 3.5 stars, good premise, predictable. The Picture of the Lonely Diner: 4 stars, not much happens but good description of New York. Three Little Words: 5 stars, brilliant, suspenseful. Damage Control: 2 stars, no suspense, sad, didn’t like characters. The Day After Victory: 5 stars, great suspense. Serial Benefactor: 2.5 stars, great suspense, no ending. So disappointed. Trapped!: 5 stars, hysterical, suspense in a theatre, written as a one-act play. Wall Street Rodeo: 1 star, didn’t hold my attention, fell asleep, didn’t care. Copycats: 4 stars, gritty, intense, post-war crime story. Red-Headed Stepchild: 5 stars, modern-day Cinderella with a suspenseful twist. Sutton Death Overture: 5 stars, mysterious disappearance of a rich beauty, surprise ending, brilliant as it kept me guessing. Dizzy and Gillespie: 3 stars, mother and daughter live in a run-down apartment in Harlem, annoying neighbor, mysterious deaths, good intrigue with a dash of Harlem. Me and Mikey: 1 star (although to be honest, I’d give it a -10), pointless drivel, hated main characters and I loved Sopranos, whiney MC drove me to drink lol. Evermore: 5 stars, Edgar Allan Poe and a two-bit crook meet in an alleyway in this fast-paced time travel suspenseful story. I could see this as a television show. Chin Yong-Yun Makes a Shiddach: 3 stars, not for me, Chinatown mystery. The Baker of Bleeker Street: spies, Germany infiltrating America during WW2 and an Italian baker. Fabulous spy thriller. I wanted more. My Overall Rating: 4 stars