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Penzler, Otto

Overview
Works: 345 works in 743 publications in 3 languages and 35,847 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Dictionaries  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery stories, American  Detective and mystery stories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Narrator, Compiler
Classifications: PS648.D4, 813.087208
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Publications by Otto Penzler
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Most widely held works by Otto Penzler
Encyclopedia of mystery and detection ( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
The best American mystery stories of the century by Tony Hillerman( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
A collection of the best in mystery writing includes contributions by O. Henry, Dashiell Hammett, Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, Ellery Queen, James Thurber, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Sara Paretsky, John Steinbeck, and Mickey Spillane
The lineup : the world's greatest crime writers tell the inside story of their greatest detectives ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Shares the stories behind the creations of many of the mystery genre's most popular characters, revealing the inspirations for such examples as Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and Alexander McCall Smith's Precious Ramotswe
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop : 'tis the season to be deadly : stories of mistletoe and mayhem from 17 masters of suspense ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Features over fifteen mystery short stories set during Christmas, with some of the action taking place at the editor's real-life Mysterious Bookshop in New York City
The best American noir of the century by James Ellroy( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 786 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In his introduction to the The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, "Noir is the most scrutinized offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad." Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing-1910-2010-to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's" "Pastorale," and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade
Dangerous women by Otto Penzler( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
A collection of short tales about dangerous women, written by top suspense authors, includes pieces by Nelson DeMille, J.A. Jance, and Elmore Leonard
The Great detectives by Otto Penzler( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
The origins of literature’s finest crime fighters, told by their creators themselves Their names ring out like gunshots in the dark of a back alley, crime fighters of a lost era whose heroic deeds will never be forgotten. They are men like Lew Archer, Pierre Chambrun, Flash Casey, and the Shadow. They are women like Mrs. North and the immortal Nancy Drew. These are detectives, and they are some of the only true heroes the twentieth century ever knew. In this classic volume, Otto Penzler presents essays written by the authors who created these famous characters. We learn how Ed McBain killed—and resurrected—the hero of the 87th Precinct, how international agent Quiller wrote his will, and how Dick Tracy first announced that “crime does not pay.” Some of these heroes may be more famous than others, but there is not one whom you wouldn’t like on your side in a courtroom, a shootout, or an old-fashioned barroom brawl
Murder for love by Otto Penzler( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
A collection of original short mysteries showing love and death in sixteen variations
The Black Lizard big book of pulps ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
"The biggest, the boldest, the most comprehensive collection of Pulp writing ever assembled. Weighing in at over a thousand pages, containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger and more powerful than a freight train - a bullet couldn't pass through it. Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard-hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs of cigarettes; sultry dames whose looks are as lethal as a dagger to the chest; and gin-soaked hideouts where conversations are just preludes to murder. This is crime fiction at its gritty best"--Publisher website (March 2008)
The Mighty Johns by David Baldacci( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
1 novella & 13 superstar short stories from the finest in mystery & suspense
The best American mystery stories by Harlan Coben( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of the genre's best short mystery stories that have been published in the United States or Canada during the year
The vampire archives : the most complete volume of vampire tales ever published ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler -- editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps -- has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever. With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D.H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there
Agents of treachery : never before published spy fiction from today's most exciting writers ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Never before published spy fiction from today's most exciting authors: Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Stephen Hunter, Charles McCarry, David Morrell, Robert Wilson, James Grady, John Lawton, John Weisman, Gayle Lynds, Andrew Klavan, Dan Fesperman, Stella Rimington, Olen Steinhauer
The Black Lizard big book of Black Mask stories by Keith Alan Deutsch( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
An anthology culled from "Black Mask" magazine is a tribute to its mastery of the pulp noir genre that includes such stories as "Murder Is Bad Luck" and "Diamonds Mean Death" as well as two full-length novels including Paul Cain's "Fast One."
The best American mystery stories 2006 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of mystery stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
Murder and obsession ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Fifteen stories by various writers. They range from Dennis Lehane's Running Out of Dog, on two Vietnam War vets who fall for the same woman, to James W. Hall's Crack, in which the protagonist is a Peeping Tom
Black noir : mystery, crime and suspense stories by African-American writers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
The best mystery and crime fiction ever produced by African-American writers
Best American crime writing ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Features the best crime journalism of the year, including Mark Singer's "The Chicken Warriors," a study of cockfighting, and David McClintock's article "Fatal Bondage," about a vicious serial killer
Murder for revenge ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Tales of people killing for revenge. In Judith Kelman's Eradicum Homo Horribilus, a woman pays back a man who mistreated her, while in Shel Silverstein's The Enemy, the protagonist imagines the possible ways of revenge which are open to him
 
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Alternative Names
Penzner Otto
ペンズラー, オットー
Languages
English (137)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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