September 6th, 2004


Best Detective Stories of the Year 1974, ed. Allen J. Hubin (more reading, whee!)

Just finished Best Detective Stories of the Year 1974. Picked this gem up for $1 at the Friends of the Seattle Public Library sale this spring. Excellent steal. There wasn't one story in this anthology that I didn't like. There was a little theme of wait for the last couple paragraphs to see how someone gets screwed going on, but other than that it was highly original. None of the stories dragged.

  • The Ghosts at Iron River Start Page: 11
  • Beyond the Last House Start Page: 39
  • Neighbors Start Page: 43
  • The Magnum Start Page: 57
  • Loaded Quest Start Page: 65
  • Homage to John Keats Start Page: 70
  • Sadie When She Died Start Page: 79
  • The Last Contract Start Page: 117
  • The Good Lord Will Provide Start Page: 130
  • The O'Bannon Blarney File Start Page: 137
  • Late, Late Call Start Page: 153
  • No Comebacks Start Page: 161
  • Woman Trouble Start Page: 175
  • The Whimper of Whipped Dogs Start Page: 193
  • A Murder Coming Start Page: 214
  • Morning Watch Start Page: 223
  • Over the Borderline Start Page: 234

Sorry, no author list to paste here. My catalog program doesn't show the authors in a collection except in a spot I can't cut and paste. I should make a to-do item to fix that.