The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2022

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Sara Paretsky selects the twenty best mystery short stories of the year, including tales by Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, Joyce Carol Oates, Colson Whitehead, and more!


Under the auspices of New York City’s legendary mystery fiction specialty bookstore, The Mysterious Bookshop, and aided by Edgar Award-winning anthologist Otto Penzler, international bestseller and MWA Grandmaster Sara Paretsky has selected the twenty most puzzling, most thrilling, and most mysterious short stories from the past year, collected now in one entertaining volume.

Includes stories by:

  • Doug Allyn
  • Colin Barrett
  • Jerome Charyn
  • Michael Connelly
  • Susan Frith
  • Tom Larsen
  • Sean Marciniak
  • Stefon Mears
  • Kieth Lee Morris
  • Gwen Mullins
  • Jo Nesbo
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Annie Reed
  • Kristen Kathryn Rusch
  • Anna Scotti
  • Ginny Swart
  • Ellen Tremiti
  • Joseph S. Walker
  • Colson Whitehead
  • Michael Wiley

Plus a bonus vintage story from the annals of mystery fiction, written over a century in the past.

The Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2022 by Sara Paretsky


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