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Penzler, Otto

Works: 355 works in 919 publications in 6 languages and 38,498 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Fiction  Dictionaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Encyclopedias  Spy stories  Detective and mystery stories, American 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Creator, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PS648.D4, 813.087208
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Publications about Otto Penzler
Publications by Otto Penzler
Most widely held works about Otto Penzler
Most widely held works by Otto Penzler
Encyclopedia of mystery and detection by Chris Steinbrunner( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
The best American mystery stories of the century by Tony Hillerman( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,283 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 )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 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 )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 957 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
Agents of treachery : never before published spy fiction from today's most exciting writers by Otto Penzler( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 752 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 best American noir of the century by James Ellroy( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 733 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
The big book of Sherlock Holmes stories by Otto Penzler( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him-- and writers have loved writing about him. This collection of new and classic stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson includes pastiches and parodies
The Mighty Johns by David Baldacci( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
1 novella & 13 superstar short stories from the finest in mystery & suspense
Murder for love by Otto Penzler( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 667 libraries worldwide
A collection of original short mysteries showing love and death in sixteen variations
The Great detectives by Otto Penzler( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
The origins of literature & rsquo;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 & mdash;and resurrected & mdash;the hero of the 87th Precinct, how international agent Quiller wrote his will, and how Dick Tracy first announced that & ldquo;crime does not pay. & rdquo; Some of these heroes may be more famous than others, but there is not one whom you wouldn & rsquo;t like on your side in a courtroom, a shootout, or an old-fashioned barroom brawl
The Black Lizard big book of pulps ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 657 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 vampire archives : the most complete volume of vampire tales ever published ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 649 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
Dangerous women by Otto Penzler( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 647 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 best American mystery stories by Harlan Coben( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 508 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 Black Lizard big book of Black Mask stories ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 478 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 2015 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
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. Spanning the extremes of human behavior, this collection features characters that must make desperate choices: an imaginative bank-robbing couple, a vengeful high school shooter, a lovesick heiress who will do anything for her man, and many others in "these imaginative, rich, complex tales" worthy of big-screen treatment
The big book of Christmas mysteries by Otto Penzler( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
"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"--Provided by publisher
The Best American mystery stories of the 19th century by Otto Penzler( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
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. It's a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmother of mystery fiction, and the African-American writer Charles W. Chesnutt. Of course, Penzler includes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," recognized as the first detective story, and with thirty-three stories spanning the years 1824'1899, nowhere else can readers find such a surprising, comprehensive take on the evolution of the American mystery story
The greatest Russian stories of crime and suspense by Otto Penzler( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Collects short stories from Russian authors, including Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Pushkin
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Alternative Names
Otto Penzler American writer
Otto Penzler écrivain américain
Otto Penzler escritor estadounidense
Penzner Otto
펜즐러, 오토
ペンズラー, オットー
English (165)
Czech (4)
Japanese (3)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
Slovak (1)
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