The Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box
Author: Brad Meltzer, Steve Berry, Laura Lippman, Tom Rob Smith, R.L. Stine, Jane Burke, Joseph Finder, James O. Born, Katherine Neville, Charles Todd, Karin Slaughter, Wiliam Dufris, Karen White, Simon Vance, Malcolm Hilligartner, Scott Brick, John McLain, Kirby Heyborne, Paul Garcia, Joe Barrett, Donald Corren
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: April 28, 2013
There's nothing more mysterious than a locked box. Whether it's a literal strongbox, an empty coffin, the inner workings of a scientist's mind, or an underground prison cell, there are those who will use any means necessary to unlock the secrets of...THE MYSTERY BOX.
With this anthology, bestselling author Brad Meltzer introduces twenty-one original stories from today's most prominent mystery writers. In Laura Lippman's "Waco 1982," a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder's "Heirloom," a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R.L. Stine's "High Stakes," a man on his honeymoon gets drawn into a bizarre bet involving a coffin--a bet he may pay for with his life.
From the foothills of Mount Fuji to Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp, from a physics laboratory in wartime Leipzig to an unusual fitness club in Boca Raton, these sometimes terrifying, sometimes funny, and always suspenseful tales will keep you riveted to the page.