The second edition of Essential Biochemistry was published in 2010 by John Wiley & Sons. This textbook features the elegant prose of Charlotte Pratt, one of the co-authors of Fundamentals of Biochemistry by Voet, Voet and Pratt. Essential Biochemistry contains extensive problem sets at the end of each chapter, many of them in "case study-like format". If you are an instructor and would like to request an examination copy, contact your Wiley representative.
Charlotte Pratt has just finished revising the third edition of Essential Biochemistry. The third edition features even more problems: There are sample in-chapter problems, questions associated with figures in the text, and ~60 end-of-chapter problems for each chapter. The third edition is scheduled to be published in early 2013.