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The Big Book of Rogues and Villains

(2017)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, ruthless, and brilliant criminals in mystery fiction, for the biggest compendium of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled.

The best mysteries--whether detective, historical, police procedural, cozy, or comedy--have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations--and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure. The 72 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H.G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Big Book of Rogues and Villains
Author(s): Otto Penzler
ISBN: 0-525-43248-5 / 978-0-525-43248-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: Big Book Series
Author(s): Otto Penzler
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: Big Book Series
Author(s): Otto Penzler
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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February 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: Big Book Series
Author(s): Otto Penzler
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Big Book of Rogues and Villains: Big Book Series
Author(s): Otto Penzler
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Book of Rogues and Villains
Author(s): Otto Penzler
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA