Murder at the racetrack

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Closed Stacks (Ask at Desk) Fic Penz
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
 
Collection  Closed Stacks (Ask at Desk)
 
Call Number  Fic Penz
 
 
Summary
Lawrence Block, in Keller by a Nose," asks what obsession holds more hazards than betting on the ponies. The answer will surprise you...Max Allan Collins's "That Kind of Nag" proves that it's bad to play the wrong horse, but worse to pick the wrong woman..."The Great, the Good and the Not-So-Good" by H.R.F. Keating warns against old English ladies at the racecourse...Joyce Carol Oates shows how a young woman teams to trust a prize stallion more than her violent lover in "Meadowlands"...and Scott Wolven's "Pinwheel" offers a Japanese lesson in flying horses and honor among thieves."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
Introduction / Otto Penzler
Keller by a nose / Lawrence Block
The return of the thin white dude
screaming / Ken Bruen
Zuppe inglese / Jan Burke
Yellow Mama's long weekend / Lorenzo Carcaterra
That kind of nag / Max Allan Collins
The odds / Thomas H. Cook
The hustle / Pat Jordan
The great, the good and the not-so-good / H.R.F. Keating
The cover story is always a lie / John Lescroart
Raindancer / Michael Malone
The long shot / Michele Martinez
Meadowlands / Joyce Carol Oates
Hotwalking / Julie Smith
Pinwheel / Scott Wolven.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Not all of the 13 racetrack mysteries that Penzler has chosen include a murder, and a few of them scarcely include a racetrack. Each contains generous portions of deceit, double-dealing, and treachery, however, and those ingredients will entice readers who like their mysteries down and dirty. In Lorenzo Carcaterra's Runyonesque Yellow Mama's Long Weekend, a small-time trainer with a weakness for booze and gambling double-crosses a race-fixing mobster and walks away--on unbroken legs--with the score of a lifetime. In Joyce Carol Oates' searing Meadowlands, a successful horse owner with a secret agenda takes his love-struck girlfriend to the track, where an idyllic afternoon turns suddenly and unimaginably horrific. And in Julie Smith's cleverly plotted Hotwalker, a former veterinarian whose husband's life was shattered by a hoodlum's violence exacts an ingenious revenge. Not every story is a jewel, but the big majority will fill an idle hour with delicious suspense, and a few, such as Oates' contribution, will stay with readers for a very long time. --Dennis Dodge Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Penzler's third sports-themed anthology (after Murder at the Foul Line) is slow out of the gate but soon hits its stride. The opener, "Keller by a Nose," Lawrence Block's confused mix of stamp collecting and off-track betting, is followed by Ken Bruen's "The Return of the Thin White Dude... Screaming," a sordid tale of drugs and gambling. Things begin to get on track with Jan Burke's "Zuppa Inglese," in which intrigue surrounds the apparent suicide of a horse owner and restaurateur whose precocious son falls victim to an amateurish kidnap plot. "Yellow Mama's Long Weekend" by Lorenzo Carcaterra explores the sensitive relationship between a lovable steed and his debt-ridden trainer. Gambling addiction figures in Max Collins's taut South Side Chicago procedural "That Kind of Nag." Tension builds before the big race in Joyce Carol Oates's "Meadowlands," in which glamour-boy Fritzi Czechi sees betting on horses not as gambling but "an art." Other notable contributors include Thomas H. Cook, Michelle Martinez and Scott Wolven. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Sports mystery series
#1 - Murderer's row
#2 - Murder on the ropes
Subjects Horse racing -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Mysterious Press,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Penzler, Otto.
Language English
Notes "Original tales of mystery and mayhem down the final stretch from today's great writers"-cover.
Description xv, 361 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 0892960183 :
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