MWA Grand Master Lawrence Block presents 23 stories, all of them on the dark side, and all of them set in the city that never sleeps. Contibutors include SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg (with a story of aliens landing in Central Park), Jonathan Santlofer (with a story of Marilyn Monroe), Brian Koppelman and David Levien (co-creators of Billions, each with a story far removed from the New York of Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoads). And stories by Peter Hochstein, Thomas Pluck, Warren Moore, Elaine Kagan, Parnell Hall, Ed Park, Jane Dentinger, Peter Carlaftes, Jill D. Block, Jim Fusilli, Tom Callahan, Annette Meyers, Bill Bernico, Erin Mitchell, Eve Kagan, Kat Georges, Jerrold Mundis, and SJ Rozan. And Block himself, with a story about a hitman who sets his sights on a dog. Hey, it could happen. Anything can happen in New York.
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Reporter and relentless snoop Mimi Goldman is back - on a missing-persons case thats the fourth utterly entertaining, surprise-filled Chautauqua murder mystery from award-winning New York Post headline writer Deb Pines. Acclaimed, veteran actors Dolores McDougal and Bill Weeden narrate this audio tale that starts with Mimi being asked to find Jenny Van Alstine, a beautiful-but-impossible feminist artist, who has disappeared from the Chautauqua Institution, a quirky, churchy, historic, Victorian cottage-filled, lakeside summer arts community in western New York. Mimi digs in. And while writing for the tiny Chautauquan Daily and deciding whether to move in with her beau Walt, she unearths a surprising number of Jenn-emies: haters, lovers, secret-keepers - and one killer determined to stop Mimi before she stops them. Beside Still Waters, is narrated with verve and humor by McDougal, whose many stage and screen credits include starring in the 1964 dramedy Light Fantastic, and Weeden, whose starry resume includes appearing in the original production of The Fantasticks. Alternating chapters, McDougal and Weeden clearly have a ball bringing to life dozens of characters - like Jennys flirty husband, her driven sister, her gruff grandfather, a secretive teen tenant, and a hunky maintenance man - who are all suspects or red herrings, in this irresistible, action-packed whodunit. Recording mastered by Neil Johnson. www.neilscottjohnson.com
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