A royal flush of brand new poker tales from fifteen of the world's best crime-writers - including a Harry Bosch novella from Michael Connelly.
With contributions from Michael Connelly, Alexander McCall Smith, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffery Deaver, & Peter Robinson, this is the best hand of crime short stories you will ever be dealt.
Taking their inspiration from the card game that's more a way of life than an innocent pastime, there are no stories here that you'll want to sit out. Here are tales of games you'll wish you were part of . . . and games that you'd go to the ends of the Earth to avoid being dealt into.
Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and the editor of the Quercus's THE BIG BOOK OF PULPS.
Novelist, critic and broadcaster, Kim Newman is the author of Anno Dracula, which won The Children of the Night award for best novel from The Dracula Society.