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Otto Penzler

USA (1942 - )

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years. Mr. Penzler was the founder of The Mysterious Press, which has now become part of the Warner publishing empire; he also created the publishing firm of Otto Penzler Books, which is now an imprint at Carroll & Graf, and The Armchair Detective Library, a publishing house devoted to reprinting classic crime fiction for the collector and library markets.
The Medical Center Murders (1984) (with Lisa Drake)
Series contributed to
Anthology series
Anthologies edited
Whodunit? Houdini?: Thirteen Tales of Magic, Murder and Mystery (1976)
The Great Detectives (1978)
The Private Lives of Private Eyes (1985)
Murder for Love (1996)
The Case of the Scottish Tragedy (1998)
Murder for Revenge (1998)
The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time (1998)
Criminal Records (1999)
Murder and Obsession (1999)
Criminal Records Volume Two (2000)
Murderers' Row: Baseball Mysteries (2001)
The Mighty Johns (2002)
Murder Is My Racquet (2002)
The Best American Crime Writing (2002) (with Thomas H Cook)
Sudden Death (2002)
Murder at the Foul Line: Original Basketball Mysteries (2002)
One Clue Beyond: Tales of Supernatural Suspense, Psychic Puzzles and Occult Investigators (2002) (with Michele Slung)
The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume I (2003)
The Best American Crime Writing 2003: The Year's Best True Crime Reporting (2003) (with Thomas H Cook)
Murder on the Ropes (2004)
The Best American Crime Writing 2004 (2004) (with Thomas H Cook)
Dangerous Women (2005)
The Best American Crime Writing 2005 (2005) (with James Ellroy)
Murder at the Racetrack: Original Tales of Mystery and Mayhem Down the Final Stretch from Today's Great Writers (2006)
Murder in the Rough: Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great Writers (2006)
The Best American Crime Writing 2006 (2006) (with Mark Bowden)
Uncertain Endings: The World's Greatest Unsolved Mystery Stories (2006)
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: Forty-Five of the Best Stories to Come Out of the Pulps During Their Golden Age (2007)
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction At the Poker Table (2007)
The Vicious Circle: Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table (2007)
The Big Book of Pulps (2008)
Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers (2009)
The Vampire Archives (2009)
The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives (2009)
Fangs: The Vampire Archives, Volume 2 (2010)
Agents of Treachery (2010)
Bloodsuckers: The Vampire Archives (2010)
Fangs: The Vampire Archives (2010)
The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories (2010)
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) (with James Ellroy)
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010)
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2011)
Zombies (2012)
Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead (2012)
Mark Twain's Medieval Romance: and Other Classic Mystery Stories (2012)
In Persuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero (2012)
The Big Book of Ghost Stories (2012)
Kwik Krimes (2013)
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013)
Bibliomysteries: Short Tales About Deadly Books (2013)
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century (2014)
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries (2014)
The Locked-room Mysteries (2015)
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015)
Sherlock (2015)
Non fiction
Otto Penzler recommends
The 25th Hour
The 25th Hour (2000)
David Benioff
"The 25th Hour is a wonderfully written first novel . . .[a] brilliant and disturbing story."

The Preservationist (2013)
Justin Kramon
"The Preservationist offers that rare alchemy of page-turning suspense and first-rate writing. I raced to the explosive conclusion, then found myself haunted by it. One of my favorite thrillers of the year, it's a book you don't want to miss."

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