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Agents of Treacheryby Otto Penzler
Synopses & Reviews
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 is a recipient of an Edgar Award for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection and the Ellery Queen Award by the Mystery Writers of America for his many contributions to the field. He is the editor of The Vampire Archives and The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps, which was a New York Times bestseller. He is alsothe series editor of The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year. His other anthologies include Murder for Love, Murder for Revenge, Murder and Obsession, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He wrote 101 Greatest Movies of Mystery & Suspense. He lives in New York City.
An anthology of original works by favorite genre authors includes such contributions as Lee Child's vision of a special ops cell formation, James Grady's tale of an undercover agent working with an active cell, and Joseph Finder's story about a Boston architect who comes to suspect his Middle East neighbors. Original.
Only Otto Penzler could bring together this dream team of espionage fiction-the short stories by some of America's most original thriller writers constitute an instant classic. Joseph Finder might be said to have supplied the tone for this splendid collection with the first line of his yarn: 'I can't shake the feeling that they're up to something.' The members of this dream team all are --Robert Littell
The sheer variety of distinctive voices here gives us espionage fiction at its most pleasurable--impossible to read just one.--Joseph Kanon
In Agents of Treachery, Otto Penzler doesn't just get A-plus talent--he does the real magic trick--he gets A-plus stories out of them. Embrace your inner spy and join the secret club.--Brad Meltzer
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Otto Penzler — The end of the string / Charles McCarry — Section 7(a) (operational) / Lee Child — Destiny city / James Grady — Neighbors / Joseph Finder — East of Suez, west of Charing Cross Road / John Lawton — Father's Day / John Weisman — Casey at the bat / Stephen Hunter — Max is calling / Gayle Lynds — The interrogator / David Morrell — Sleeping with my assassin / Andrew Klavan — The hamburg redemption / Robert Wilson — The courier / Dan Fesperman — Hedged in / Stella Rimington — You know what's going on / Olen Steinhauer.
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