With contributions from Michael Connelly, Alexander McCall Smith, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Jeffrey 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.
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Howard Lederer is a professional poker player. Known as 'The Professor' for his cool demeanour and analytical play, he holds two World Poker Tour titles and two World Series of Poker bracelets. He lives in Las Vegas. Otto Penzler is the founder of New York's Mysterious Bookshop and the Mysterious Press. He is the Editor of the annual Best American Mystery Stories, and compiled Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters and Pulp Fiction: The Villains.From the Back Cover:
Playing poker is a dangerous game. Taking their inspiration from the card game that's more a way of life than an innocent pastime, fifteen crime-writing aces deliver a royal flush of brand-new poker tales. “You do not have to be a poker aficionado to have fun with Dead Man's Hand…crime and poker are happy bed-fellows…excellent crime-writing” The Times
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Book Description Harcourt, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Penzler, Otto (ed.). DEAD MAN'S HAND: CRIME FICTION AT THE POKER TABLE. NY: Harcourt, c2007. First edition. 384pp, introduction by Otto Penzler. Lg 8vo. New hardcover copy with as new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 77104
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Book Description Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition.. 400 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. FICTION. If ever a subject begged to be associated with crime it is gambling, writes Otto Penzler in his introduction to this collection of short stories set at the poker table and beyond. In Walter Mosley's Mister In-Between, a bagman is sent to collect from a rigged poker game, but soon begins to wonder who the real mark is. In One Dollar Jackpot, Michael Connelly's detective Harry Bosch finds himself looking for tells when facing off against a professional poker player in the interrogation room. And a young woman learns how to bluff the hard way in Hardly Knew Her, by Laura Lippman. In these and others stories, aces of the mystery-writing worldÑincluding Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, and others Ñ combine to form a winning hand. (Key Words: Poker, Crime, Otto Penzler, Sam Hill, Howard Lederer, Walter Mosley). book. Bookseller Inventory # 44892X2
Book Description Otto Penzler, Florida, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. new mint condition. Bookseller Inventory # F20F37
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