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Otto Penzler

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the Mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He has twice received the Edgar Award, for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection and The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives, as well as the Ellery Queen Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his many contributions to the field. He is the editor of The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps, which was... Read More

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Agents of Treachery
Edited by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2010
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47751-4 (0-307-47751-7)

For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and bestselling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished.

Including:

* Lee Child with an incredible look at the formation of a special... Read more






The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition
Edited by Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2003
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71301-9 (0-375-71301-8)

This year’s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the smartest and most astute, in short, the best crime journalism. Scouring hundreds of publications, Otto Penzler and Thomas H. Cook have created a remarkable compilation containing the best examples of the most current and vibrant of our literary traditions: crime... Read more






The Big Book of Adventure Stories
Edited by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47450-6 (0-307-47450-X)

A hair-raising collection of adventure stories that's so big and enthralling if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk.

 

Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O. Henry...

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The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
Edited by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-345-80298-9 (0-345-80298-5)

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries.

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas... Read more






The Big Book of Ghost Stories
Written by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47449-0 (0-307-47449-6)

THE BIG BOOK OF GHOST STORIES is a spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—tales. 
The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor... Read more






The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories
Edited by Otto Penzler, Foreword by Otto Penzler, Introduction by Keith Alan Deutsch
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-45543-7 (0-307-45543-2)

An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. 
 
Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir.  It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Daly appeared.  It was the slum... Read more






The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps
Edited by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2007
$25.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-28048-0 (0-307-28048-9)

The biggest, the boldest, the most comprehensive collection of Pulp writing ever assembled.

 

Weighing in at over a thousand pages, containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger and more powerful than a freight train—a bullet couldn’t pass through it. Here are the best stories and every...

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The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries
Written by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 21, 2014
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-74396-1 (0-307-74396-9)

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

THE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a...
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Bloodsuckers
Edited by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Paperback | July 2010
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74184-4 (0-307-74184-2)

The Vampire Archives is the scariest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once you’re in its clutches there's no escape. From the first to last bite, it's a bloody good read.

Including Stephen King, Tanith Lee, Dan Simmons, Bram Stoker, and Many Many More

Featuring:

·        The... Read more






COFFINS
Edited by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Paperback | November 2010
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74223-0 (0-307-74223-7)

A chill inducing and masterful collection of vampire tales, culled from the dark recesses of the nefarious and world renowned Vampires Archives.
 
Coffins, the third volume in the mass market series, contains some of the best of the best of vampire fiction. Including Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, Edgar Allan Poe, and F... Read more






Fangs
Written by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Paperback | August 2010
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74185-1 (0-307-74185-0)

The second immortal volume in this dark and fantastic series, Fangs is a scintillating and sinister collection of vampire stories and part of the now legendary Vampire Archives. Including Clive Barker, Anne Rice, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Many Many More. . .

Featuring:

·        bloody fangs
·        dark and foreboding crypts
·       ... Read more






Murder and Obsession
Edited by Otto Penzler
Dell | Trade Paperback | March 2000
$23.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-61361-9 (0-440-61361-2)

Kent Anderson * Edna Buchanan * Amanda Cross * James Crumley * Philip Friedman * James W. Hall * Ed McBain * Michael Malone * Joyce Carol Oates * Shel Silverstein * Eric van Lustbader

Her toenails were bloodred, her lips were blue in Edna Buchanan's "The Red Shoes," a riveting tale... Read more






Murder for Love
Written by Otto Penzler
Dell | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$19.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-61358-9 (0-440-61358-2)

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Murder for Revenge
Written by Otto Penzler
Dell | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$23.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-440-61355-8 (0-440-61355-8)

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The Vampire Archives
Preface by Neil Gaiman, Edited by Otto Penzler, Foreword by Kim Newman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$25.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-47389-9 (0-307-47389-9)

The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part... Read more






Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!
Written by Otto Penzler
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-74089-2 (0-307-74089-7)

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! is the darkest, the living-deadliest, scariest--and dare we say most tasteful--collection of zombie stories ever assembled. It’s so good, it's a no-brainer.
 
There is never a dull moment in the world of zombies. They are superstars of horror and they are everywhere, storming the world of print and visual media... Read more





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