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Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop

'tis the Season to Be Deadly : Stories of Mistletoe and Mayhem From 17 Masters of Suspense
(Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop
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Each year, for the past seventeen years, Mysterious Bookshop proprietor Otto Penzler has commissioned an original Christmas story by a leading suspense writer. These stories were then produced as pamphlets, just 1,000 copies, and given to customers of the bookstore as a Christmas present. Now, all seventeen tales have been collected in one volume, showcasing the talents of: -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
9781593156176
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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