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Otto Penzler

3.77 of 5 Votes: 3
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Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010)
3.45 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Most of these stories are adequate but three stand out. In Lawrence Block's "As Dark As It Gets", Otto Penzler hires a guy to find a missing manuscript, stolen at a Christmas party in his library. The detection and resolution are a hoot. In Thomas Cook's "The Lesson of the Sea...
The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives (2009)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I enjoy reading about my favorite leading characters from the mystery series that I read. I read the chapters first for the series I read and later went back to read about other characters I am not familiar with. I now have a list of new authors to try. There were a couple of ...
The Big Book of Ghost Stories (2012)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: In this anthology, the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop presents a carefully selected--but immense--collection of the finest ghost stories ever written. Separated by theme and complete with author biographies, this is a must-have for both lovers of supernatural horror as wel...
Line Up (2000)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I really wanted to love this book. I was looking forward to finding lots of new mystery writes to read, and there are one or two I do look forward to checking out... but mainly I found this to be a rather tedious read. Many of the authors used a question and answer format for ...
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero (2012)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Loved this book. It was great to see the influence Robert Parker and his characters had on other mystery writers. The writers, give inside to the characters from the books, and even delve into the TV series. The series is what made me read Parker's books, seeing Robert Urich & Av...
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: After seeing this advertised on Goodreads, I bought it to give as a gift. Before wrapping it, I read a few stories myself. It seems to be a very well-done collection, and I especially like the little author bios that proceed each story. It is a very large book with small print, s...
Kwik Krimes (2013)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Aside from the forced alliteration in the title, there's a lot to love about this anthology of crime-related short stories. They're seriously short too, varying in length but none above 1000 words. The great thing about short stories is that you get a variety, some you'll like, s...
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