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“Indispensable . . . It is an absolute must for everyone’s personal library.” (BookReporter.com)

“An engaging, erudite and substantial anthology.” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

“This is an off-beat must have book for mystery lovers!” (Minding Spot)

“Fascinating.” (Seattle Pi)

Books to Die For is . . . as good a collection of short essays on crime fiction as one is likely to find.” (Washington Post Book Review)

“An essential anthology for crime-fiction fans.” (Wall Street Journal)

“A unique, must-have anthology for any fan.” (entertainment.ie)

“One of the most anticipated publications of the year.” (The Australian)

“A delectable treat for mystery lovers.” (Cleveland.com)

“Indispensable.” (The Telegraph (UK))

“Get your hands on this book and devour it.” (Huntington News)

“A sumptuous exploration of some of the best mystery authors of our time . . . Books to Die For is a resource readers will want to keep for decades." (The News Tribune)

Books to Die For will thrill the individual mystery lover as much as it will prove an essential reference for the shelves of lending libraries. A vast, comprehensive undertaking, it is that rare breed of anthology of interest to both the initiated and the newcomer. Indeed, like the ideal mystery novel itself, this is a page-turner with an addictive quality.” (Irish Examiner)

“A dedicated crime reader’s treasure trove.” (Portland Book Review)

“Memorable . . . delightful . . . Take my advice: Just flip open this volume at random. Chances are, you’ll learn something interesting from whatever you read first.” (January Magazine)

“A must-have for readers and writers alike.” (Boston Globe)

“A satisfying anthology for mystery lovers . . . A great way to revisit old favorites and discover new delights.” (Shelf Awareness)

“A refreshing . . . provocative, and always entertaining piece of work.” (Mystery Scene magazine)

About the Author

Connolly, John

John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of mystery novels, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

Burke, Declan

Declan Burke has published six novels: Eightball Boogie (2003), The Big O (2007), Absolute Zero Cool (2011), Slaughter’s Hound (2012), Crime Always Pays (2014), and The Lost and the Blind (2015). Absolute Zero Cool received the Goldsboro/Crimefest "Last Laugh" Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel in 2012. He also is the editor of Down These Green Streets: Irish Crime Writing in the 21st Century (2011). He hosts a website dedicated to Irish crime fiction called Crime Always Pays.


Product details

  • File Size: 3006 KB
  • Print Length: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (October 2, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00818J3AG
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #852,251 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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