Best American Mystery Stories

A box of chocolates for any mystery aficionado, with a wide variety of flavors from whodunnit to thriller, this fourteenth installment of the annual series features such big names as Dennis Lehane and Phillip Margolin, as well as lesser-known writers consistently working at the top of their suspenseful games.

April 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…