By Linda Landrigan
From Ed McBain to Sara Paretsky: a party of over fifty years of poser masterworks.
For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s secret Magazine has been one of many best magazines of puzzle and suspense. This celebratory anthology gains such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, simply 3 of the esteemed members to have seemed within the magazine’s pages over the last 5 many years.
This extraordinary anthology displays the variety of each factor of the journal: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson within the fifties and Donald Westlake within the sixties, to fresh tales by means of S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology files over a part century of tremendous storytelling.
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He swallowed more water. Yup. In just over two months he would be thirty-nine. In just over two months also another anniversary loomed. On 26 July Sandy would have been gone for nine years. Vanished into thin air, on his thirtieth birthday. No note. All her belongings still in the house except for her handbag. After seven years you could have someone declared legally dead. His mother, in her hospice bed, days before she passed away from cancer, his sister, his closest friends, his shrink, all of them told him he should do that.
I would have been in that accident, too, if the flight had been on time. But he was thinking beyond that. He sipped the whisky, then sat down on the sofa. After a few moments, the phone rang again. He walked over and stared at the caller display. Ashley's number. Four rings, then it stopped. Moments later, his mobile rang. Ashley again. He hesitated, then hit the end call button sending it straight to voicemail. Then he switched the phone off, and sat down, leaned back, pulling up the footrest, and cradled the glass in his hands.
What the hell were they playing at? Two forty-seven. Where the hell were they? Pissed out of their brains in some nightclub? He stared at the white satin, his head pounding, his mouth parched, his legs knocking together, trying to suppress the pains shooting up through him from his bladder. He didn't know how much longer he could hold off. In frustration, he hammered with his knuckles on the lid, and hollered, 'Hey! ' He looked at his mobile again. No signal. Ignoring that, he scrolled down to Luke's number then hit the dial button.
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (Pegasus Crime) by Linda Landrigan