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Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box

by Mystery Writers of America Compiler · Brad Meltzer Editor

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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 "Waco 1982," a young reporter stuck with a seemingly mundane assignment on lost-and-found boxes unwittingly discovers a dark crime. In Joseph Finder's "Heirloom," a scheming neighbor frightens the new couple on the block with an unnerving tale of buried treasure. In R. L. Stine's "High Stakes," 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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2013

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 369.2 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 369.1 MB

C. E. Lawrence (Contributor)

Joseph Finder is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including Paranoia, Power Play, and Vanished. His international bestseller Killer Instinct won the International Thriller Writers's Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. O...

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James O. Born (Contributor)

S. W. Hubbard is the author of the Frank Bennett Adirondack Mystery series and the Palmyrton Estate Sale Mystery series. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and the anthologies Crimes by Moonlight, The Mystery Bo...

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Laura Lippman (Contributor)

Laura Lippman is a New York Times bestselling novelist who has won more than twenty awards for her fiction, including the Edgar Award—and been nominated for thirty more. Since her debut in 1997, she has published twenty-one novels, a novella, a ch...

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Jan Burke (Contributor)

Jan Burke is the author of a dozen crime novels, including the popular Irene Kelly series, as well as 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 Instit...

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Brad Meltzer (Editor)

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and several other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, he is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfic...

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Mystery Writers of America (Compiler)

Mystery Writers of America is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. MWA is dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writ...

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Joseph Finder (Contributor)

James O. Born is a former US drug and state law enforcement agent. Each of his crime novels is based on some aspect of his career. Escape Clause won the inaugural Florida Book Award for Best Novel.

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Libby Fischer Hellmann (Contributor)

Libby Fischer Hellmann is a critically acclaimed crime writer loved by readers the world over for her compulsively readable thrillers and strong female characters. Her fast-paced crime fiction spans fourteen novels and over twenty short stories. S...

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S. W. Hubbard (Contributor)

Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His first novel, Child 44, was a New York Times bestseller and an international success. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and ...

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Creators

Narrator :
Adam Verner
Narrator :
Robert Fass
Contributor :
C. E. Lawrence
Narrator :
Simon Vance
Contributor :
James O. Born
Contributor :
Laura Lippman
Narrator :
Kirby Heyborne
Contributor :
Jan Burke
Narrator :
Malcolm Hillgartner
Narrator :
John McLain
Narrator :
Bernadette Dunne
Narrator :
Jo Anna Perrin
Editor :
Brad Meltzer
Narrator :
Richard Powers
Narrator :
Donald Corren
Compiler :
Mystery Writers of America
Narrator :
William Dufris
Narrator :
Hillary Huber
Narrator :
R. C. Bray
Contributor :
Joseph Finder
Narrator :
Gildart Jackson
Contributor :
Charles Todd
Contributor :
Tom Rob Smith
Narrator :
Scott Brick
Contributor :
Jonathan Stone
Contributor :
Tony Broadbent
Narrator :
Various Narrators
Contributor :
Steve Berry
Contributor :
Angela Gerst
Contributor :
Karin Slaughter
Narrator :
Joe Barrett
Contributor :
Katherine Neville
Contributor :
Mary Anne Kelly
Narrator :
Stephen Bowlby
Contributor :
R. L. Stine
Narrator :
Karen White
Contributor :
Libby Fischer Hellmann
Narrator :
Kathe Mazur
Contributor :
Stephen Ross
Contributor :
S. W. Hubbard
Contributor :
Joseph Goodrich
Contributor :
R. T. Lawton
Contributor :
Catherine Mambretti
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