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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, 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
Publisher: New York : Vanguard Press, 2010
Edition: 1st Vanguard Press ed
ISBN: 1593156170
9781593156176
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHRISTMAS 2010
Characteristics: x, 245 p. ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto

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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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