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Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop

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Publisher Comments:

Each year, for the past seventeen years, Otto Penzler, owner of the legendary Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, has commissioned an original story by a leading mystery writer. The requirements were that it be a mystery/ crime/suspense story, that it be set during the Christmas season, and that at least some of the action must take place in The Mysterious Bookshop. These stories were then produced as pamphlets, 1,000 copies, and given to customers of the bookstore as a Christmas present.

Now, all of these stories have been collected in one volume—Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop. Some of the tales are humorous, others suspenseful, and still others mystifying. This charming one-of-a-kind collection is a perfect Christmas gift, appropriate for all ages and tastes.

Contributors include:

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

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Goodwin, eccentric rare fish collector Leo Haig and his leg man, Chip Harrison, who look into the disappearance of an unpublished Cornell Woolrich manuscript.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:

A suspenseful and unique collection of Christmas stories edited by award-winning Otto Penzler, 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:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20101012
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

Related Subjects

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

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Product details 256 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 ,
A suspenseful and unique collection of Christmas stories edited by award-winning Otto Penzler, including works by major bestselling authors Mary Higgins Clark, Anne Perry, and Lawrence Block
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