|Elizabeth George, ed. Otto Penzler, series ed.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||348 / 2016|
This edition of the popular Best American series offers "stories that compel you to keep turning the pages because of plot and because of setting; stories that wield suspense like a sword; stories of people getting their comeuppance; stories that utilize superb point of view; stories that plumb one particular and unfortunate attribute of a character," promises guest editor Elizabeth George. The 20 tales include a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other twists from authors like Steve Almond, Megan Abbott, Matt Bell, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Tom Franklin, Stephen King, Elmore Leonard, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.