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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
Best American Mystery Stories
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) (with Robert B Parker)
The Best American Mystery Stories: 1998 (1998) (with Sue Grafton)
The Best American Mystery Stories 1999 (1999) (with Ed McBain)
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) (with Tony Hillerman)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000) (with Donald E Westlake)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001) (with Lawrence Block)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) (with James Ellroy)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) (with Michael Connelly)
The Best American Mystery Stories 3 (2004) (with James Ellroy)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2004 (2004) (with Nelson DeMille)
The Best American Mystery Stories 4 (2004) (with Michael Connelly)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) (with Joyce Carol Oates)
The Best American Mystery Stories (2005) (with Joyce Carol Oates)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) (with Scott Turow)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2007 (2007) (with Carl Hiaasen)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (2008) (with George Pelecanos)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009) (with Jeffery Deaver)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (2010) (with Lee Child)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011) (with Harlan Coben)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) (with Robert Crais)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 (2013)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 (2014) (with Laura Lippman)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015) (with James Patterson)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016) (with Elizabeth George)
 
Anthology series
 
Anthologies edited
Whodunit? Houdini? (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 (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 (2002)
One Clue Beyond (2002) (with Michele Slung)
The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume I (2003)
The Best American Crime Writing 2003 (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 (2006)
Murder in the Rough (2006)
The Best American Crime Writing 2006 (2006) (with Mark Bowden)
Uncertain Endings (2006)
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps (2007)
Dead Man's Hand (2007)
The Vicious Circle (2007)
The Big Book of Pulps (2008)
Black Noir (2009)
The Vampire Archives (2009)
The Lineup (2009)
Fangs (2010)
Agents of Treachery (2010)
Bloodsuckers (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)
The Greatest Russian Stories of Crime and Suspense (2010)
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011)
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2011)
Zombies (2012)
Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead (2012)
Mark Twain's Medieval Romance (2012)
In Persuit of Spenser (2012)
The Big Book of Ghost Stories (2012)
Kwik Krimes (2013)
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013)
Bibliomysteries (2013)
The Best of the Best American Mystery Stories (2014)
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)
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015)
Sherlock (2015)
The Big Book of Jack the Ripper (2016)
Jack The Ripper (2016)














 
Non fiction



 
Otto Penzler recommends

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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