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
Title: Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop
'tis the season to be deadly : stories of mistletoe and mayhem from 17 masters of suspense
Publisher: New York : Vanguard Press, 2010
Edition: 1st Vanguard Press ed
Characteristics: x, 245 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Otto Penzler
Contents: Give till it hurts / Donald E. Westlake
Schemes and variations / George Baxt
The theft of the rusty bookmark / Edward D. Hoch
Murder for dummies / Ron Goulart
As dark as Christmas gets / Lawrence Block
The holiday fairy / Jeremiah Healy
I saw Mommy killing Santa Claus / Ed McBain
The grift of the Magi / S. J. Rozan
My object all sublime / Anne Perry
Christmas spirit / Michael Malone
The lesson of the season / Thomas H. Cook
Yule be sorry / Lisa Michelle Atkinson
The long winter's nap / Rupert Holmes
Cold reading / Charles Ardai
The killer Christian / Andrew Klavan
The 74th tale / Jonathan Santlofer
What's in a name? / Mary Higgins Clark
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto
ISBN: 1593156170
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHRISTMAS 2010
Subject Headings: Mysterious Bookshop Fiction
Genre/Form: Short stories
Christmas stories
Mystery fiction
Short stories, American
Christmas stories, American
Detective and mystery stories, American
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More holiday short stories commissioned by Otto Penzler, owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.

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Mar 07, 2011
  • 22950009541673 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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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