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Otto Penzler



Author of The Innocent, Just One Look, No Second Chance, Tell No One and Gone For Good, Harlan Coben has topped bestseller charts the world over, and is the first author ever to win all four major crime awards in the US. Otto Penzler is the founder of New York's Mysterious Bookshop and The Mysterious Press.
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The Lineup

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler

The story behind your favourite detectives of all time; the world's greatest crime writers reveal all.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.For crime fiction fans everywhere, this is a unique and highly entertaining volume to read and relish again and again. Find out about your favourite characters, and maybe discover some new ones too.

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Best American Mystery Stories 2009

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler

Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained. No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one. Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop. This outstanding collection is always certain to delight mystery aficionados as well as lovers of all great fiction.

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The Vampire Archive

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2008

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
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Dead Man's Hand

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
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Pulp Fiction - The Dames

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Laura Lippman
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Pulp Fiction - The Villains

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
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Best American Mystery Stories 2007

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
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Pulp Fiction: The Villains

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler

Sixteen tales of villainy versus virtue from the Golden Age of pulp fiction and the dawn of modern crime writing.Harlan Ellison introduces a collection of taut and muscular tales starring some of fiction's hardest-boiled criminals, crooks, deperados and rogues. Anti-heroes to a man, these are the guys who can be guaranteed to outwit the cops, make off with the dough and get the girl. Just don't get in their way. Legendary writers you've already heard of like Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner, Cornell Woolrich and Raymond Chandler are here. Legendary writers that you should have heard of like Frederick Nebel, James M. Cain, Norbert Davis, Leslie Charteris, C. S. Montayne and Raoul Whitfield are also where they should be - with the greats.Tailor-made for pulp novices and hard-boiled fans with a soft spot for the masters, this collection shows that some writing has an edge that time just can't dull.

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Pulp Fiction: The Crimefighters

Otto Penzler
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2006

Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler