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Product Description:  “What you’ll find in this volume are stories that demonstrate a mastery of plotting; stories that compel you to keep turning the pages because of plot and because of setting; stories that wield suspense like a sword; stories of people getting their comeuppance; stories that utilize superb point of view; stories that plumb one particular and unfortunate attribute of a character,” promises guest editor Elizabeth George in her introduction...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9780544527188 | Mariner Books, October 4, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition:  “What you’ll find in this volume are stories that demonstrate a mastery of plotting; stories that compel you to keep turning the pages because of plot and because of setting; stories that wield suspense like a sword; stories of people getting their comeuppance; stories that utilize superb point of view; stories that plumb one particular and unfortunate attribute of a character,” promises guest editor Elizabeth George in her introduction.

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Product Description: Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology takes its inspiration from the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper.   Of the real-life serial killers whose gruesome acts have been splashed across headlines, none has reached the mythical status of Jack the Ripper...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781101971130 | Vintage Books, October 4, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology takes its inspiration from the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper.

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Product Description: Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781101870891 | Pantheon Books, October 27, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets.

Paperback:

9781101872611 | Vintage Books, October 27, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The biggest collection of Sherlock Holmes stories ever assembled!

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Product Description: In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, “I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood . . . If that’s the case, I’ve got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can thank me later.” Patterson has collected a batch of stories that have the sharp tension, drama, and visceral emotion of an Oscar-worthy Hollywood production...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9780544638747 | Houghton Mifflin, October 6, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, “I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood .

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Product Description: When murder, mystery and suspense are thrown onto the court, basketball can become a deadly game. Amazing athletic displays, astronomical salaries, outrageous bets, rich and famous owners, coaches, managers and groupies...all are part of the game of hoops and appear in this collection, the fifth in the popular series by noted mystery anthologist Otto Penzler...read more
By Angela Dawe (narrator), Dick Hill (narrator) and Otto Penzler

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9781501271434 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, August 25, 2015), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: When murder, mystery and suspense are thrown onto the court, basketball can become a deadly game.
9781501293818 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 25, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: When murder, mystery and suspense are thrown onto the court, basketball can become a deadly game.
9781441880208 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, September 15, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: When murder, mystery and suspense are thrown onto the court, basketball can become a deadly game.
9781441880185 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 15, 2010), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: When murder, mystery and suspense are thrown onto the court, basketball can become a deadly game.

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Product Description: An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.R.F. Keating, John Lescroart, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Lawrence Block, Ken Bruen, Jan Burke, Max Allan Collins, Thomas H...read more
By Phil Gigante (narrator), Otto Penzler and Natalie Ross (narrator)

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9781501293795 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 25, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.
9781441880307 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, November 15, 2010), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.
9781441880321 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, November 15, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: An anthology of 13 racetrack mysteries containing original short stories, centered on horseracing, by the following authors: Joyce Carol Oates, H.

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Product Description: Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest. Then the phone rings, and his past is on the other end of the line. A woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire claims her daughter is missing—and Jason is the one man who can find her...read more

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9780151012237 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, July 14, 2008), cover price $25.00

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9781593155988 | 1 reprint edition (Perseus Books Group, June 29, 2010), cover price $7.99 | also contains Empire of Lies | About this edition: Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has a loving family and has become an example of patriotism in the Midwest.
9780156033565 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, July 6, 2009), cover price $13.95 | also contains Empire of Lies | About this edition: Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest.

Miscellaneous:

9780156034821 | Mariner Books, July 6, 2009, cover price $13.95 | also contains Empire of Lies

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9781501271007 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, August 18, 2015), cover price $19.99 | also contains Empire of Lies | About this edition: Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest.
9781501286452 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 18, 2015), cover price $9.99 | also contains Empire of Lies
9781423312895 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, July 14, 2008), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest.
9781423312918 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, July 14, 2008), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest.

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9781423312888 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, July 14, 2008), cover price $87.25 | About this edition: Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest.

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Product Description: The purest kind of detective story involves a crime solved by observation and deduction, rather than luck, coincidence or confession. The supreme form of detection involves the explanation of an impossible crime, whether the sort of vanishing act that would make Houdini proud, a murder that leaves no visible trace, or the most unlikely villain imaginable...read more

Hardcover:

9780857890917 | Atlantic Books, December 30, 2014, cover price $49.45 | About this edition: The purest kind of detective story involves a crime solved by observation and deduction, rather than luck, coincidence or confession.

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Product Description: The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many moreTHE BLACK LIZARD BIG BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES: An empty desert, a lonely ski slope, a gentleman’s study, an elevator car—nowhere is a crime completely impossible...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9780307743961 | Vintage Books, October 28, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L.

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Product Description: An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre’s founding century With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

Hardcover:

9780544302228 | Houghton Mifflin, October 7, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre’s founding century With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L.

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Product Description: Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9780345802989, titled "The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries" | Vintage Books, October 22, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries.

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Product Description: Entire novels are often written about a single crime, detailing every gruesome, dark detail until the last drop of blood spatters across the page. Yet in this mystery anthology, renowned editor and author Otto Penzler weaves together to heart-stopping effect more than ninety tales of brutality, terror, and unexpected demise, with each story told in a swift one thousand words or less...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781612183008 | Amazon Pub, August 20, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Entire novels are often written about a single crime, detailing every gruesome, dark detail until the last drop of blood spatters across the page.

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9781501261220 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 8, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Entire novels are often written about a single crime, detailing every gruesome, dark detail until the last drop of blood spatters across the page.
9781480557697 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 3, 2013), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Entire novels are often written about a single crime, detailing every gruesome, dark detail until the last drop of blood spatters across the page.

By Otto Penzler (editor)

Paperback:

9780307474490 | Vintage Books, September 18, 2012, cover price $25.00

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Product Description: When acclaimed mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers first began compiling anthologies of the best crime stories in the 1920s and ’30s, the genre was in the flush of its first golden age. While it is hard to imagine today—after every possible mystery plot has been told, retold, subverted, and played straight again by hundreds of writers over nearly a century—in Sayers’s day there were still twists that had never been seen, and machinations of crime that would shock even jaded Jazz Age readers...read more
By Otto Penzler (introduced by)

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9781620870495 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, September 1, 2012, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: When acclaimed mystery writer Dorothy L.

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Product Description: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D...read more
By Scott Brick (narrator), Richard Connell, Bruno Fischer, Otto Penzler (editor) and Bart Tinapp (narrator)

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9781611748116 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, August 28, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction.

Product Description: Classic pulp fiction collected from the pages of Black Mask magazine, the legendary publication that turned a fledgling genre into a cultural phenomenon, and gathered by Otto Penzler into the The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781611749847 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, August 28, 2012), cover price $299.98 | About this edition: Classic pulp fiction collected from the pages of Black Mask magazine, the legendary publication that turned a fledgling genre into a cultural phenomenon, and gathered by Otto Penzler into the The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories.

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Product Description: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D...read more
By Eric Conger (narrator), Carol Monda (narrator), Otto Penzler (editor), Bart Tinapp (narrator) and Jeff Woodman (narrator)

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9781611744859 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, July 31, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction.

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Product Description: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781611744828 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, July 3, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction.

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Product Description: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D...read more

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9781611744798, titled "The Sound of the Shot And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine" | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, June 5, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction.

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Product Description: The first anthology ever devoted entirely to Russian crime fiction.
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781605981352 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, December 15, 2010), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The greatest Russian crime and mystery fiction―including Acunin, Chekhov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Nabokov, Pushkin, and Tolstoy.

Paperback:

9781605982663 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, July 15, 2012), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The first anthology ever devoted entirely to Russian crime fiction.

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9781611744767, titled "The Shrieking Skeleton And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine" | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, May 1, 2012), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781611744736 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, April 10, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction.

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Product Description: **2013 Edgar Awards nominee in Critical/Biographical****2013 Anthony Award nominee in Best Critical Nonfiction**Join award-winning mystery editor Otto Penzler and a first-rate lineup of mystery writers as they go in pursuit of Spenser and the man who created him, Robert B...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781935618577 | 1 edition (Benbella Books, April 24, 2012), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: **2013 Edgar Awards nominee in Critical/Biographical****2013 Anthony Award nominee in Best Critical Nonfiction**Join award-winning mystery editor Otto Penzler and a first-rate lineup of mystery writers as they go in pursuit of Spenser and the man who created him, Robert B.

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Product Description: A premier anthology of some of the finest mystery stories in literary history, including tales from Bradbury, Dahl, Huxley, O. Henry, and Twain.Tantalizing, as ingenious as they are devious, the classic stories in this continually arresting collection come with an irresistible challenge: At their end they leave it to you, the reader, to determine how they end...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

Hardcover:

9781605982793, titled "Mark Twain's Medieval Romance And Other Classic Mystery Stories: And Other Classic Mystery Stories" | Reissue edition (Pegasus Books, February 15, 2012), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A premier anthology of some of the finest mystery stories in literary history, including tales from Bradbury, Dahl, Huxley, O.

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9781605983806, titled "Mark Twain's Medieval Romance And Other Classic Mystery Stories: And Other Classic Mystery Stories" | Pegasus Books, October 16, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A premier anthology of some of the finest mystery stories in literary history, including tales from Bradbury, Dahl, Huxley, O.

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Product Description: The great recurring characters in the mystery series we love become like old friends. Our favourite cops and sleuths earn our respect and we follow their antics with baited breath from one instalment to the next. But where do some of the most fascinating detectives in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a former Vietnam tunnel rat? Why is Jack Reacher such a giant of a guy, and why did Lee Child make him a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create the kind but no-nonsense Precious Ramotswe? In The Lineup, some of today's top mystery writers reveal the genesis of their unforgettable characters...read more
By Otto Penzler (editor)

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9781849165228 | Gardners Books, October 27, 2011, cover price $12.35 | About this edition: The great recurring characters in the mystery series we love become like old friends.

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