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The Best American Noir of th... -
 

The Best American Noir of th...

James Ellroy and Otto Penzler mined the past century 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 postwar heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane … more

The Best American Noir of the Century
Mariner Books , English
One Last Breath (Ben Cooper ... - Stephen Booth
 

One Last Breath (Ben Cooper ...Stephen Booth

The vast labyrinth of caverns, passages and subterranean rivers beneath the Peak District are a major tourist attraction. But this summer not all the darkness is underground, and not all the devils are folk legends. Mingling with the visito… more

One Last Breath (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry)
Stephen Booth
Westlea Books , English
Ugly Behavior - Steve Rasnic Tem
 

Ugly BehaviorSteve Rasnic Tem

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Ugly Behavior collects 19 of Steve Rasnic Tem’s best noir tales, ugly stories about people behaving quite badly indeed. These are the stories in that box under your bed, pushed all the way back against the wall, the one that takes some effo… more

Ugly Behavior
Steve Rasnic Tem
New Pulp Press , English
Easy Prey (A Lucas Davenport... - John Sandford
 

Easy Prey (A Lucas Davenport...John Sandford

In life she was a high-profile model. In death she is the focus of a media firestorm that’s demanding action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings roc… more

Easy Prey (A Lucas Davenport Novel Book 11)
John Sandford
Berkley , English
His Own Mad Demons: Dark Tal... - David A. Riley
 

His Own Mad Demons: Dark Tal...David A. Riley

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David A. Riley’s first professionally published story was in the 11th Pan Book of Horror in 1970. Since then, he has been published in numerous anthologies from ROC Books, DAW Books, Robinson Books, Corgi Books, Doubleday, Playboy Paperback… more

His Own Mad Demons: Dark Tales from David A. Riley
David A. Riley
Hazardous Press , English
Like a Bone in the Throat (A... - Lawrence Block
 

Like a Bone in the Throat (A...Lawrence Block

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Like a Bone in the Throat was written in response to Otto Penzler’s invitation to contribute a story to a new anthology, Murder for Revenge. I’d had the idea in mind for a while, and the evolving relationship between Paul Dandridge and Bill… more

Like a Bone in the Throat (A Story From the Dark Side)
Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block , English
Hopscotch (Otto Penzler Pres... - Brian Garfield
 

Hopscotch (Otto Penzler Pres...Brian Garfield

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Bored with retirement, an ex-spy challenges his old agency to a gameMiles Kendig is one of the CIA’s top deep-cover agents, until an injury ruins him for active duty. Rather than take a desk job, he retires. But the tawdry thrills of civili… more

Hopscotch (Otto Penzler Presents…)
Brian Garfield
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road , English
You Know What's Going On - Olen Steinhauer
 

You Know What's Going OnOlen Steinhauer

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You Know What’s Going On” is a novella (47 pages in the printed edition) originally published in Agents of Treachery, an espionage-fiction anthology edited by Otto Penzler.Like my recent books (The Tourist, The Nearest Exit), “You Know Wha… more

You Know What’s Going On
Olen Steinhauer
Third State, Inc. , English
The Siamese Twin Mystery (Ot... - Ellery Queen
 

The Siamese Twin Mystery (Ot...Ellery Queen

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Trapped on a burning mountain, the Queens take refuge with a killerDashing detective Ellery Queen and his father are driving over the pothole-scarred Arrow Mountain road when they come face to face with a wall of flame. They tear back in th… more

The Siamese Twin Mystery (Otto Penzler’s Classic American Mystery Library)
Ellery Queen
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road , English
The Last Talk with Lola Faye... - Thomas H. Cook
 

The Last Talk with Lola Faye...Thomas H. Cook

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Middling historian Lucas Paige visits St. Louis to give a sparsely attended reading—nothing out of the ordinary. Except among the yawning attendees is someone he did not expect: Lola Faye Gilroy, the “other woman” he has long blamed for his… more

The Last Talk with Lola Faye (Otto Penzler Books)
Thomas H. Cook
Mariner Books , English
Welcome to the Real World (A... - Lawrence Block
 

Welcome to the Real World (A...Lawrence Block

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Welcome to the Real World” is a golf story. Otto Penzler asked me for a story for an anthology with a golf-and-crime theme, and I wrote one called “Hit the Ball, Drag Fred.” But then I put it in my big collection, ENOUGH ROPE, and that c… more

Welcome to the Real World (A Story From the Dark Side)
Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block , English
The Man in Lower Ten - Mary Roberts Rinehart
 

The Man in Lower TenMary Roberts Rinehart

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A case of mistaken identity ignites this clever mystery from America’s queen of crime A happy bachelor in Washington, DC, Lawrence “Lollie” Blakeley is just the right age to dance with the grown-up little sisters of the girls he used to kno… more

The Man in Lower Ten
Mary Roberts Rinehart
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road , English
Smart Pop Preview 2012: Stan... - Ace Atkins
 

Smart Pop Preview 2012: Stan...Ace Atkins

Get a sneak peak at Smart Pop’s 2012 titles with this preview volume of standalone essays.Volume includes:“Songs Spenser Taught Me” – Ace AtkinsFrom In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American … more

Smart Pop Preview 2012: Standalone Essays on the Hunger Games, Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, Ender’s Game, and More
Ace Atkins
Smart Pop , English
The French Powder Mystery: O... - Ellery Queen
 

The French Powder Mystery: O...Ellery Queen

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A corpse in a department store window offers a gruesome puzzle for Ellery QueenThe windows of French’s department store are one of New York’s great attractions. Year-round, their displays show off the finest in fashion, art, and home décor… more

The French Powder Mystery: Otto Penzler’s Classic American Library
Ellery Queen
MysteriousPress.com/Open Road , English
In Pursuit of Spenser: Myste... -
 

In Pursuit of Spenser: Myste...

When Robert B. Parker passed in early 2010, the world lost two great men: Parker himself, iconic American crime writer whose books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and his best-known creation, Spenser. Parker’s Spenser series… more

In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero
Smart Pop , English
The Informant: An Otto Penzl... - Thomas Perry
 

The Informant: An Otto Penzl...Thomas Perry

In Thomas Perry’s Edgar-winning debut The Butcher’s Boy, a professional killer betrayed by the Mafia leaves countless mobsters dead and then disappears. Justice Department official Elizabeth Waring is the only one who believes he ever exist… more

The Informant: An Otto Penzler Book (Butcher’s Boy)
Thomas Perry
Mariner Books , English
The Big Book of Christmas My... -
 

The Big Book of Christmas My...

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. 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 fi… more

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Vintage , English
The Identity Man - Andrew Klavan
 

The Identity ManAndrew Klavan

An Otto Penzler BookJohn Shannon is a petty thief on the run. A three-time loser framed for a murder he didn’t commit, he knows the cops are closing in on him and that he’s facing life in prison—or death by lethal injection. Then, as if ou… more

The Identity Man
Andrew Klavan
Mariner Books , English
A Fair Maiden (Otto Penzler Books) - Joyce Carol Oates
 

A Fair Maiden (Otto Penzler Books)Joyce Carol Oates

An Otto Penzler Book Sixteen-year-old Katya Spivak is walking with her two summer babysitting charges in Bayhead Harbor, New Jersey, when she’s approached by silver-haired courtly Marcus Kidder—a local resident of some renown. At first his … more

A Fair Maiden (Otto Penzler Books)
Joyce Carol Oates
Mariner Books , English
The Best American Crime Repo... - Jeffrey Toobin, Otto Penzler...
 

The Best American Crime Repo...Jeffrey Toobin, Otto Penzler...

Edited by Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s senior legal analyst and New York Times bestselling author of The Nine, The Best American Crime Reporting 2009 is a must-have for the true crime reader, complete with the most gripping, suspenseful, and brill… more

The Best American Crime Reporting 2009
Jeffrey Toobin, Otto Penzler, Thomas H. Cook
HarperCollins e-books , English

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