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Tar Heel dead : tales of mystery and mayhem from North Carolina /
edited by Sarah R. Shaber ; foreword by Margaret Maron.
imprint
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005.
description
xvi, 259 p.
ISBN
0807856045 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005.
isbn
0807856045 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Dead in the water / Nancy Bartholomew -- A star for a warrior / Manly Wade Wellman -- The dissipated jeweler / O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) -- Murchison passes a test / Toni L.P. Kelner -- A Pyrrhic mystery / Sarah R. Shaber -- Mr. Strang takes a partner / William E. Brittain -- Killer fudge / Kathy Hogan Trocheck -- Susu and the 8:30 ghost / Lilian Jackson Braun -- Dogwalker / Orson Scott Card -- The corn thief / Guy Owen -- The choice / Margaret Maron -- The soul of deception / Brynn Bonner (Brenda Witchger) -- Feasting with foxes / Clyde Haywood (David B. Sentelle) -- Maniac loose / Michael Malone -- Beauty is only skin deep / Gallagher Gray (Katy Munger) -- The wish peddler / Lisa Cantrell -- Spilled salt / Barbara Neely -- The dog who remembered too much / Elizabeth Daniels Squire.
catalogue key
5391973
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This mystery anthology contains eighteen short stories set in or written by authors from North Carolina. Includes many well-known writers, such as O. Henry, Lilian Jackson Braun, Orson Scott Card, Margaret Maron, Michael Malone, and BarbaraNeely.
Summaries
Long Description
From O. Henry to Lilian Jackson Braun, North Carolina has nurtured some of the world's best-known mystery writers. This unique collection of mystery short stories showcases some of North Carolina's best writing talent from the past and the present--some famous, some less well known. Some of the mysteries are by authors who have earned solid reputations in other genres, such as Orson Scott Card and William Brittain, but as their stories here demonstrate, their talent embraces the mysterious. The stories in this collection are as diverse as the "detectives" they feature: the Native American policeman who solves his first case on the reservation; a Siamese cat with an intuitive affection for his paraplegic neighbor; an attentive convenience store owner; and a thirty-year-old computer whiz whose body stopped growing when he was nine. They solve crimes, locate treasures, and uncover deceit in a range of tales that reflects the breadth of the genre. With stories to delight mystery devotees and fans of all good writing, this anthology highlights one of the most vibrant and popular elements of North Carolina's literary legacy.
Main Description
This collection of mystery short stories showcases some of North Carolina's writing talent from the past and the present - some famous, some less well known. They solve crimes, locate treasures, and uncover deceit in a range of tales that reflects the breadth of the genre.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Dead in the waterp. 1
A star for a warriorp. 20
The dissipated jewelerp. 37
Murchison passes a testp. 44
A Pyrrhic mysteryp. 54
Mr. Strang takes a partnerp. 68
Killer fudgep. 83
Susu and the 8:30 ghostp. 98
Dogwalkerp. 109
The corn thiefp. 136
The choicep. 151
The soul of deceptionp. 158
Feasting with foxesp. 182
Maniac loosep. 198
Beauty is only skin deepp. 215
The wish peddlerp. 235
Spilled saltp. 240
The dog who remembered too muchp. 250
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