Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop (Paperback)

By Perseus

Vanguard Press, 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 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.