Criticism is an act which involves a restless seeking after the essence of art . . . it must illumine the necessary relation between art and life.— George Core

Ernest Finney’s Story is the Best of

Congratulations to Ernest Finney, whose story “The Wrecker,” published in our summer 2013 issue, will be included in the 2014 edition of The Best American Mystery Stories, edited by Laura Lippman. If you can’t wait till then and missed “The Wrecker” when it came out, get a taste of Finney’s story from this excerpt.