The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads

Original Stories by Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, C. J. Box, Diana Gabaldon, Ace Atkins & Others


By Patrick Millikin

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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.


  • "The Highway Kind is the perfect gift for fans of Corvettes and other fast cars. . . . The stories in The Highway Kind seem to have been chosen with extreme care. All the material is new and the writing is crisp. The stories are perfect for that lazy half-hour between the holiday meal and the holiday nap. Even non-crime readers who own Mustangs will love this one."
    Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail [Canada]
  • Entertaining
    Mystery Scene
  • "A high-octane anthology"
    Publishers Weekly
  • "So good.... a fine collection of short crime thrillers."

On Sale
Oct 18, 2016
Page Count
352 pages
Mulholland Books

Patrick Millikin

About the Author

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.

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