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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.
 
Novels
The Medical Center Murders (1984) (with Lisa Drake)
 
Series contributed to
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997The Best American Mystery Stories: 1998The Best American Mystery Stories 1999The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000The Best American Mystery Stories 2001The Best American Mystery Stories 2002The Best American Mystery Stories 2003
The Best American Mystery Stories 3The Best American Mystery Stories 2004The Best American Mystery Stories 4The Best American Mystery Stories
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005The Best American Mystery Stories 2006The Best American Mystery Stories 2007The Best American Mystery Stories 2008
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009The Best American Mystery Stories 2010The Best American Mystery Stories 2011
 
Anthology series
The CrimefightersThe VillainsThe Dames
 
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)
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)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) (with Robert Crais)
Kwik Krimes (2013)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (Best American Series) (2013)
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013)
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century (2014)
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries (2014)
Death Sentences (2014)
The Locked-room Mysteries (2014)
Whodunit? Houdini?: Thirteen Tales of Magic, Murder and MysteryThe Great DetectivesThe Private Lives of Private EyesMurder for Love
The Case of the Scottish TragedyMurder for RevengeThe 50 Greatest Mysteries of All TimeCriminal Records
Murder and ObsessionMurderers' Row: Baseball MysteriesThe Mighty JohnsMurder Is My Racquet
The Best American Crime WritingMurder at the Foul Line: Original Basketball MysteriesThe Best American Crime Writing 2003: The Year's Best True Crime ReportingMurder on the Ropes
The Best American Crime Writing 2004Dangerous WomenThe Best American Crime Writing 2005Murder at the Racetrack: Original Tales of Mystery and Mayhem Down the Final Stretch from Today's Great Writers
Murder in the Rough: Original Tales of Bad Shots, Terrible Lies, and Other Deadly Handicaps from Today's Great WritersThe Best American Crime Writing 2006Uncertain Endings: The World's Greatest Unsolved Mystery StoriesThe Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: Forty-Five of the Best Stories to Come Out of the Pulps During Their Golden Age
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction At the Poker TableThe Vicious Circle: Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round TableThe Big Book of PulpsBlack Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories by African-American Writers
The Vampire ArchivesThe Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest DetectivesAgents of TreacheryBloodsuckers: The Vampire Archives
Fangs: The Vampire ArchivesThe Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask StoriesThe Best American Noir of the CenturyChristmas at The Mysterious Bookshop
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!ZombiesZombies: A Compendium of the Living DeadMark Twain's Medieval Romance: and Other Classic Mystery Stories
In Persuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American HeroThe Big Book of Ghost StoriesThe Best American Mystery Stories 2012Kwik Krimes
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (Best American Series)The Big Book of Christmas MysteriesThe Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth CenturyThe Black Lizard Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries
The Locked-room Mysteries
 
Non fiction
Encyclopedia of Mystery and DetectionDanger!  White WaterHang Gliding: Riding the WindDaredevils on Wheels
DetectionaryThe Crown Crime Companion: The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time101 Greatest Films of Mystery & SuspenseThe Best American Crime Reporting 2007
The Best American Crime Reporting 2008The Best American Crime Reporting 2009The Best American Crime Reporting 2010In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero
 
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
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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