The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 by Steph Cha, Alafair Burke

The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021

Steph Cha, Alafair Burke

fiction mystery short stories thriller mysterious medium-paced

300 pages | first published 2021

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Steph Cha, a rising star who brings a fresh perspective as series editor, takes the helm of the new The Best American Mystery and Suspense, with best-selling crime novelist Alafair Burke joining her as the first guest editor.“Crime writers, forgiv...
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Summary of 18 reviews


dark 66%
mysterious 66%
tense 66%
adventurous 33%
emotional 33%
funny 33%
sad 33%
challenging 16%
reflective 16%


medium 50%
fast 33%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

N/A: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | Yes: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

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