Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand

Crime Fiction at the Poker Table

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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 world—including Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, and others—combine to form a winning hand.



Baker & Taylor
An assortment of short stories set at the poker table features tales of murder, crime, and mystery, including Walter Mosley's "Mister In-Between," "One Dollar Jackpot" by Michael Connelly, and Laura Lippman's "Hardly Knew Her."

Harcourt Publishing
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 world—including Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, Jeffery Deaver, John Lescroart, and others—combine to form a winning hand.



Baker
& Taylor

An entertaining assortment of short stories set at the poker table features tales of murder, crime, and mystery, including Walter Mosley's "Mister In-Between," "One Dollar Jackpot" by Michael Connelly, Laura Lippman's "Hardly Knew Her," and works by Joyce Carol Oates, Alexander McCall Smith, Jeffery Deaver, and John Lescroart, among others.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2007
ISBN: 9780151012770
Branch Call Number: FIC Dead
Characteristics: xv,, 384 p
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto

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