Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop

Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop

By Otto Penzler (Editor)

Vanguard Press, Paperback, 9781593156770, 257pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

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.

About the Author
OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mysteryeditor, publisher, columnist, and owner ofNew York's The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstore solely dedicated to mystery fiction.He has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies.