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Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop

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Publisher Comments:

Each year, for the past seventeen years, Mysterious Bookshop proprietor Otto Penzler has commissioned an original Christmas story by a leading suspense writer. These stories were then produced as pamphlets, just 1,000 copies, and given to customers of the bookstore as a Christmas present. Now, all seventeen tales have been collected in one volume, showcasing the talents of:

Charles Ardai • Lisa Atkinson

George Baxt • Lawrence Block

Mary Higgins Clark • Thomas H. Cook

Ron Goulart • Jeremiah Healy

Edward D. Hoch • Rupert Holmes

Andrew Klavan • Michael Malone

Ed McBain • Anne Perry • S. J. Rozan

Jonathan Santlofer • Donald E. Westlake

Some of these stories are humorous, others suspenseful, and still others are tales of pure detection, but all of them together make up a charming collection and a perfect Christmas gift for all ages.

Review:

"Even readers who have never visited either location of Penzler's legendary Manhattan bookstore should enjoy these 17 short stories, each of which was originally published as a stand-alone pamphlet and given to faithful Mysterious Bookshop customers. The anthology's best tale, Lawrence Block's 'As Dark as Christmas Gets,' features the author's hilarious versions of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, eccentric rare fish collector Leo Haig and his leg man, Chip Harrison, who look into the disappearance of an unpublished Cornell Woolrich manuscript. While the many inside jokes will go over the heads of some, all will appreciate such tongue-in-cheek touches as a customer in Ed McBain's 'I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus' needing reassurance that Janet Evanovich is not yet another Evan Hunter pseudonym. Other contributors include Donald E. Westlake, Mary Higgins Clark, Anne Perry, Thomas H. Cook, and S.J. Rozan. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Now in trade paperback, Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop is a charming and unique collection of Christmas stories edited by award-winning Otto Penzler and including works by major bestselling authors Mary Higgins Clark, Anne Perry, and Lawrence Block.

About the Author

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop, the founder of The Mysterious Press, the creator of Otto Penzler Books, and the editor of many books and anthologies. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593156176
Publisher:
Vanguard Press
Subject:
Suspense
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Short Stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20111004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Anthologies

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop
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Product details 288 pages Vanguard Press - English 9781593156176 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Even readers who have never visited either location of Penzler's legendary Manhattan bookstore should enjoy these 17 short stories, each of which was originally published as a stand-alone pamphlet and given to faithful Mysterious Bookshop customers. The anthology's best tale, Lawrence Block's 'As Dark as Christmas Gets,' features the author's hilarious versions of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, eccentric rare fish collector Leo Haig and his leg man, Chip Harrison, who look into the disappearance of an unpublished Cornell Woolrich manuscript. While the many inside jokes will go over the heads of some, all will appreciate such tongue-in-cheek touches as a customer in Ed McBain's 'I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus' needing reassurance that Janet Evanovich is not yet another Evan Hunter pseudonym. Other contributors include Donald E. Westlake, Mary Higgins Clark, Anne Perry, Thomas H. Cook, and S.J. Rozan. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Now in trade paperback, Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop is a charming and unique collection of Christmas stories edited by award-winning Otto Penzler and including works by major bestselling authors Mary Higgins Clark, Anne Perry, and Lawrence Block.
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