Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

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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 qWaco 1982, q a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder's qHeirloom, q a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R.L. Stine's qHigh Stakes, q 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.Waltercast a shrewd eye on the sweet old house, probably one of the oldest on the Cape.An eighteenthcentury ... Theclapboard siding hadbeen gussied up with a fresh coat of white paint, the shutters with black semigloss. The cedar roofanbsp;...

Title:Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box
Author:Brad Meltzer
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-04-30


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