he second story in Manhattan Mayhem
is a piece of dark psychological suspense with an ending I did not see coming. It's one of my two favorite stories in the collection so far, and what makes it notable is that the writer is Julie Hyzy
, author of two successful cozy mystery series. (She had the good taste to turn one of my suggestions into the title of one of her books
Nothing in Hyzy's previous work and nothing I knew about her prepared me for her Manhattan Mayhem
story, "White Rabbit," so today's question is What writers have surprised you in this way? What novels or stories have made you think, "Wow! I didn't know he (or she) could do that!"?
Manhattan Mayhem includes 17 short stories, and it ccelebrates the 70th anniversary of theMystery Writers of America, the organization that, among other things, presents the annual Edgar Awards. My other favorite in the collection so far is T. Jefferson Parker's "Me and Mikey," and the best title has to be S.J. Rozan's "Chin Yong-Yun Makes a Shiddach." The contributors include Jeffery Deaver. Lee Child, Margaret Maron, Thomas J. Cook, and more, a strong cast.
© Peter Rozovsky 2015
Labels: Julie Hyzy, Mystery Writers of America, S.J. Rozan, short stories, T. Jefferson Parker