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USA Today bestselling author of Nine
delivers chills, suspense, shockers, and sharp wit in eighteen works of short fiction sure to satisfy longtime fans and newcomers alike. This positively addictive anthology is full of surprises -- a patchwork of settings and characters not soon forgotten, and mysterious twists and revelations not quickly shaken! 18 includes
Agatha Award nominee for Best Short Story
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Award and Macavity Award winner
"The Man in the Civil Suit"
Agatha Award winner
"Abbey Ghosts"
Edgar Award nominee
...and also features her first Irene Kelly story, "A Fine Set of Teeth."

About The Author

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Jan Burke is the author of a dozen novels and a collection of short stories. She is the founder of the Crime Lab Project and is a member of the board of the California Forensic Science Institute. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two dogs. Learn more about her at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Books (January 1, 2004)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743482721

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Raves and Reviews

Jonathan Kellerman A delightful collection of page-turners. At turns chilling, funny, poignant -- and always insightful. With these stories, Jan Burke's at the top of her game.

Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) The consummate storyteller.

Jeffery Deaver Astonishing...wry...these stories are sure to delight.

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