Review: The Prosecution Rests By Linda Fairstein, Presented By Mystery Writers of America

The stories in The Prosecution Rests share a typical subject: all rotate around courts, trials and justice distributed to criminals, here and there formally and now and again casually. Editorial manager Linda Fairstein, herself a prosecutor for a long time in Manhattan, pulls together the absolute most fascinating crime writers in the genre for this collection from the Mystery Writers of America, an association for both established and beginning journalists. The centre of the association is to advance both the crime genre and those authors who pick it as their core interest. This arrangement meets both objectives.


The twenty-one stories included here are fascinating and different, with subjects running from robbery, murders, adultery, insurance fraud and other crimes.  The heroes are prosecutors, police investigators, judges, defence attorneys. A portion of the stories is genuinely clear, while others use a turn that amazes the reader. The list of writers looks like a whos-who of mystery composition –  Barbara Parker, Phyllis Cohen, Charlie Drees, Linda Fairstein, Anita Page, Diana Hansen Young, Morley Swingle, Angela Zeman, James Grippando, Michele Martinez, Paul Levine, Leigh Lundin, Edward Hoch, Twist Phelan, John Putre, S.J. Rozan, and Eileen Dunbaugh. The writers picked are some of past Presidents of the Mystery Writers Association, Edgar winners and Sisters in Crime award winners. They also add new crime writers to the genre.

Readers who appreciate mystery writing, short fiction and crime novellas will discover stories that interest, flabbergast and astonish them. The assortment of writing styles guarantees that readers will discover stories to coordinate their specific tastes. This huge collection manages the chance to read the established writers’ work and the opportunity to find new writers in the field whose work you might need to follow later on. The Prosecution Rests allows the reader to test the quality of crime fiction novellas.

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