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The Best American Mystery Stories 2005

The Best American Mystery Stories 2005


Laura Lippman
Dennis Lehane
Edward P Jones
Joyce Carol Oates
Otto Penzler
Scott Turow
Lou Manfredo
Scott Wolven
Stuart M Kaminsky
David Means
George V Higgins
John Sayles
Louise Erdrich
Daniel Orozco
Richard Burgin
Daniel Handler
Tim McLoughlin
Kent Nelson
David Rachel
Joseph Raiche
Sam Shaw
Oz Spies

ISBN: 9780618517442
Year of publication: 2005

The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 The Identity Club by Richard Burgin. First published in TriQuarterly, Winter 2004. Copyright 2004 by Richard Burgin. Reprinted by permission of the author. Disaster Stamps of Pluto by Louise Erdrich. First published in The New Yorker, December 13, 2004. Copyright 2004 by Louise Erdrich. Reprinted by permission of the Wylie Agency, Inc. Jack Duggans Law by George V. Higgins. First published in The Easiest Thing in the World, November 2004. Copyright 2004 ...

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The Man Who Walked Like a Bear

The Man Who Walked Like a Bear


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky The Man Who Walked Like a Bear Clever No, my dear fellow, thats clever It is altogether too ingenious But why, why Simply because it is too neatly dovetailed like a play. Oh Razumikhin began, but at that moment the door opened and a new personage came in, a stranger to everybody in the room. Fyodor Dostoyevski, Crime and Punishment ONE Porfiry Petrovich Rostnikov sat in a rough but apparently sturdy wooden chair in ward three on the third floor of the September 1947 Hospital ...

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Hard Currency

Hard Currency


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Hard Currency Two Cubans lost in the jungle were kidnapped and tied to stakes while their native captors circled them shouting, Ocha, Una, Ocha, Una. Suddenly the native leader approached the first Cuban and shouted, Ocha, Una Ocha, the Cuban guessed, and the entire tribe raped him. Then the native leader turned to the second Cuban and shouted, Ocha, Una Una, said the second Cuban. Good, said one of the natives. First, Ocha. Then, Una. A joke currently popular in Havana ONE ...

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Death Of A Russian Priest

Death Of A Russian Priest


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Death Of A Russian Priest in his period of piety, fasting, visiting monks, and going to church, when he was seeking help in religion to curb his passionate nature, Nikolai had not only failed to find anyone to encourage him, but everyone had laughed at him. They teased him, called him Noah, a monk and then, when he returned, no one came to his aid. Instead, everyone turned away from him in horror and disgust. LEO TOLSTOY, Anna Karenina ONE An hour after dawn on a chill ...

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Black Knight in Red Square

Black Knight in Red Square


Stuart M Kaminsky

ISBN: 9780804104050
Year of publication: 1983

Stuart M. Kaminsky Black Knight in Red Square It is a matter of indifference who actually committed the crime psychology is only concerned to know who desired it emotionally and who welcomed it when it was done. And for that reason all of the brothers of the family Karamazov or of the human family are equally guilty. Sigmund Freud, Dostoevsky and Parricide. ONE Warren Harding Aubrey thought he was feeling the effects of a trio of double vodkas on the rocks. Actually, he was dying. His once hard ...

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A Whisper to the Living

A Whisper to the Living


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2009

Stuart M. Kaminsky A Whisper to the Living 1 The Boy in Bitsevsky Park It was cold. Not so cold that Yuri Platkov would not do that which he had promised himself to do if the man was still sitting on the bench in front of the path into Bitsevsky Park. It was cold, but the boy could detect a faint drifting fall of moisture from the dark sky. The man was still sitting there. Was this the fifth day in a row Yuri counted backward and decided that it was. It had snowed three days earlier, putting ...

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People Who Walk In Darkness

People Who Walk In Darkness


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2010

Stuart M. Kaminsky People Who Walk In Darkness We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds. ANTON CHEKHOV, Uncle Vanya Chapter One Luc ONeil was lost. He wasnt particularly worried. His cell phone wouldnt work down in the labyrinth nine hundred feet below the frozen layer of earth, but the homing device required of everyone entering the mine was glowing bright green. The pipe, the vein of rock that contained the diamonds, was a reasonably rich one. ...

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Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express

Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Murder on the Trans-Siberian Express Prologue Catch a train direct to death Glide where wheels and rails caress Hear the last taboos expressed In language looted and compressed Abandon this world for the next Cross the great plain of forgetfulness Trans-Siberian Express Siberia: 1894 The six men trudged into a thick forest of birch and aspen trees so dense that this gray morning had the feel of oncoming night. The permafrost had started its slow thaw and their ragged boots ...

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Fall of a Cosmonaut

Fall of a Cosmonaut


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Fall of a Cosmonaut I, son of Ether, will take you to orbs that lie beyond the stars, and you will be queen of the universe, my bride. And from above you will look back without regret, without concern at the earth which, you will then know, has no real happiness and no lasting beauty. Mikhail Lermontov, The Demon The stars, as if knowing that no one was looking at them, began to act in the dark sky now trembling, they were busy whispering with pleasure and mysteriously to one ...

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Tarnished Icons

Tarnished Icons


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Tarnished Icons Happy families are all alike every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy ONE Saint Petersburg, Russia, 1862 A woman had been brutally murdered. She was the baroness Anastasia Volodov-Kronof. The baroness was a woman of great wealth and social power who threw an annual celebration with wine, wild fowl, and an assortment of cakes in the park near the new Hermitage. All were invited. The tradition had begun eight years ago when her ...

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Blood and Rubles

Blood and Rubles


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Blood and Rubles Youll remember me before you die You think youve brought peace and quiet You believe youll live like squires from now on Well, I see different things in store for you. Taras Bulba, in Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol ONE A Day Not Unlike Other Days Oleg Makmunov knew it was night. There was no sun. He knew he must be somewhere off of Gorky Street, for that was where he had started. The rest was a drunken blur. Even though he was dressed only in shoes, worn socks, ...

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Death of a Dissident

Death of a Dissident


Stuart M Kaminsky

ISBN: 9781453266298
Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Death of a Dissident And what if I am wrong, he cried suddenly after a moments thought. What if man is not really a scoundrel, man in general, I mean, the whole race of mankind-then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and its all as it should be. Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky CHAPTER ONE Moscow winters are really no worse nor much longer than the winters of Chicago or New York. If they seem so, it is because ...

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Red Chameleon

Red Chameleon


Stuart M Kaminsky

ISBN: 9781453266328
Year of publication: 2012

Stuart M. Kaminsky Red Chameleon The worlds full of indescribable crimes-and the criminals are never punished. They continue to rule life and all you do is cry Oh and Ah Stepan Danilovich Lukin in Maxim Gorkys Barbarians ONE A blanket of August Moscow heat lay like a wet cat on Sofiya Savitskaya, burning her eyes as she tried to read by the light of the single bulb in the tiny living room. The window was open, but it brought no breeze, only shrill voices of boys arguing on Balaklava Prospekt two ...

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Poor Butterfly

Poor Butterfly


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Year of publication: 0

Stuart M. Kaminsky Poor Butterfly Music is by nature remote from the tangible and visible things of life. I am hoping to intensify its mystery and eloquence and beauty. Leopold Stokowski 1 The chandelier couldnt hold our weight much longer. When Vera and I had climbed onto it, plaster had fallen and something inside the ceiling had breathed a sigh as if waking from a long bad dream. Id pushed the ladder away as hard as I could, hoping it would fall without too much noise into the shadows and ...

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Melting Clock

Melting Clock


Stuart M Kaminsky

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Stuart M. Kaminsky Melting Clock The secret lies in lucidly keeping a steady course between the waves of madness and the straight lines of logic. Salvador Dali 1 Grasshoppers, Salvador Dali whispered, shrinking back as I opened the door. He didnt say grasshoppers exactly, it was more like grah-zoppairs, but I understood the word as he repeated it, his eyes open wide, his long, dark waxed mustaches curled upward at the end like sharp-pointed black surgical needles. A giant monk with an ax is ...

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