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The Highway Kind

Trade Paperback, 10/18/16

ISBN 9780316394864

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Thrilling crime stories about cars, driving, and the road from the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed writers.

Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW Bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together.

Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C.J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, The Highway Kind is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.

Patrick Millikin is a bookseller at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ. He is the editor of Phoenix Noir (Akashic), which contained the Edgar-Award-winning story “Amapola” by Luis Alberto Urrea. As a freelance writer, his articles, interviews and reviews have appeared in Publishers Weekly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, True West and other publications. He lives in Phoenix, AZ and is currently restoring a 1960 Cadillac Sedan Deville.

The Highway Kind is the perfect gift for fans of Corvettes and other fast cars. . . . All the material is new and the writing is crisp. . . . Even non-crime readers who own Mustangs will love this one.” —Globe and Mail [Canada]

“Entertaining” —Mystery Scene

“A high-octane anthology” —Publishers Weekly

“So good…. a fine collection of short crime thrillers.” —Booklist