When a Stranger Comes to Town

When A Stranger Comes to Town
When a Stranger Comes to Town
Release date: April 20, 2021

edited by Michael Koryta

Hanover Square Press
ISBN-13 : 978-1335141477

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It’s been said that all great literature boils down to one of two stories — a man takes a journey, or a stranger comes to town. While mystery writers have been successfully using both approaches for generations, there’s something undeniably alluring in the nature of a stranger: the uninvited guest, the unacquainted neighbor, the fish out of water.

No matter how or where they appear, strangers are walking mysteries, complete unknowns in once-familiar territories who disrupt our lives with unease and wonder. In the newest collection of stories by the Mystery Writers of America, each author weaves a fresh tale surrounding the eerie feeling that comes when a stranger enters our midst, featuring stories by prolific mystery writers such as Michael Connelly, Lisa Unger, and Joe Hill.

Featuring stories by:

Paul A. Barra
Alafair Burke
Michael Connelly
S.A. Cosby
Tina deBellegarde
Jacqueline Freimor
Steve Hamilton
Joe Hill
Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
Smita Harish Jain
Michael Koryta
Joe R. Lansdale
Emilya Naymark
Bryon Quertermous
Lori Roy
Jonathan Stone
Elaine Togneri
Lisa Unger
Amanda Witt