The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories [Third Annual Edition, hardcover, 1994]

This is a hardcover book with dust jacket. Jacket design and art are by Tony Greco & Associates. The left two-thirds section of the front cover has a black background, with the compilation title printed in large blue type with a red drop shadow. The "25" stands out, outlined in gold and white. The right third of the cover depicts a hand holding a large knife with a bloody tip, rendered in black and white and overlaid with dots which blend into the black background of the other section of the cover. The editorial and introduction credits are displayed above the hand, and a partial list of contributors is printed over the blade of the knife.

The back cover has a full black background with the volume title printed at the top, above a full list of contributors and chapter titles. The bar code is printed at the bottom.

The front fold-out displays the book title and a brief description of contents. The back fold-out has a brief biography of the introduction writer, cover credit, and publisher information. The inside front and inside back covers are blank. The end papers are cream.