Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop

Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop

'tis the Season to Be Deadly : Stories of Mistletoe and Mayhem From 17 Masters of Suspense

Book - 2010
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Each year, for the past seventeen years, Otto Penzler, owner of the legendary Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, has commissioned an original story by a leading mystery writer. The requirements were that it be a mystery/ crime/suspense story, that it be set during the Christmas season, and that at least some of the action must take place in The Mysterious Bookshop. These stories were then produced as pamphlets, 1,000 copies, and given to customers of the bookstore as a Christmas present.

Now, all of these stories have been collected in one volume-- Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop . Some of the tales are humorous, others suspenseful, and still others mystifying. This charming one-of-a-kind collection is a perfect Christmas gift, appropriate for all ages and tastes.

Contributors include:

Charles Ardai
Lisa Atkinson
George Baxt
Lawrence Block
Mary Higgins Clark
Thomas H. Cook
Ron Goulart
Jeremiah Healy
Edward D. Hoch
Rupert Holmes
Andrew Klavan
Michael Malone
Ed McBain
Anne Perry
S. J. Rozan
Jonathan Santlofer
Donald E. Westlake

Publisher: New York : Vanguard Press, 2010
Edition: 1st Vanguard Press ed
ISBN: 9781593156176
Branch Call Number: F CHR NVD
Characteristics: x, 245 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto


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Jan 28, 2017

I have enjoyed many collections of short stories edited by Otto Penzler. If this is the first collection you have read, I would recommend you look for the others. They are as good, if not better, than this one.

Mar 07, 2011

I have never yet read a book containing short stories by many authors that I found worth reading. Even the one author whose short stories I have enjoyed has a lousy story in this book.


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Jan 03, 2015

My entire share of royalties goes directly to the bookshop's bank account, which will thrill my creditors.

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