By Linda Landrigan
From Ed McBain to Sara Paretsky: a party of over fifty years of puzzle masterworks.
For over fifty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s secret Magazine has been one of many finest magazines of puzzle and suspense. This celebratory anthology positive aspects such bestselling writers as Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, and Jan Burke, simply 3 of the esteemed participants to have seemed within the magazine’s pages during the last 5 a long time.
This notable anthology displays the variety of each factor of the journal: historicals and police procedurals, cozies and noirs, humor and suspense. From Jim Thompson within the fifties and Donald Westlake within the sixties, to contemporary tales through S. J. Rozan, Martin Limon, and Rhys Bowen, this anthology records over a part century of wonderful storytelling.
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The monitors, of course, were in the "rest mode," and I couldn't see what was on the screens. But, as I looked, the hard drive light on one of them flickered, and the faint buzz told me that the hard drive was being accessed for some reason. Running, all right. My first thought was of an elaborate security system. I didn't touch them, being a little reluctant to activate an alarm. I also thought that an alarm system might explain one of them being on. But two? Maybe one as a backup? Legally, I couldn't even turn the screens on, as materials contained within the machines had the same constitutional protections as to privacy as anything else.
I kept my voice soft and low, forcing him to listen. " This was a little louder again. " His voice was rising. " Time to change tactics. "Look, Cletus," I said. "Suppose you invited some guys over for a poker game, you lost, got pissed off, and shot all of 'em. You actually think that the courts would allow you to say, 'It's my property, you can't come here'? " He didn't answer. " Cletus looked me right in the eye. "Okay. " Very calm. Very matter-of-fact. It crossed my mind that Cletus had been raising hell for effect.
With what I'd say was a high probability that there were two sets of tracks going from the roadway, over the hill, and to the farm, I just couldn't see how it was possible for Fred to have gotten there to do the deed. "Simple," said Art. " Well, I have to admit, I hadn't thought of that possibility. " "Don't know, yet," he said. " "Well, one thing's for sure," I said. "Somebody was already there. Any way you cut it. It could have been Fred, too, for that matter. " So. Two sets of tracks going in.
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense (Pegasus Crime) by Linda Landrigan