Otto Penzler

Otto Penzler, the creator of American Mystery Classics, is also the founder of the Mysterious Press (1975), a literary crime imprint now associated with Grove/Atlantic; Mysterious (2011), an electronic-book publishing company; and New York City’s Mysterious Bookshop (1979). He has won a Raven, the Ellery Queen Award, two Edgars (for the Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, 1977, and The Lineup, 2010), and lifetime achievement awards from Noircon and The Strand Magazine. He has edited more than 70 anthologies and written extensively about mystery fiction.

Books by Otto Penzler

  • 9781613161012 72

    Death from a Top Hat

    Clayton Rawson, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    A detective steeped in the art of magic solves the mystifying murder of two occultists.
  • 9781613161029 72

    The Red Lamp

    Mary Roberts Rinehart, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    A professor tries to stop a murder spree, uncertain whether the culprit is man or ghost.
  • 9781613161036 72

    Home Sweet Homicide

    Craig Rice, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    The children of a mystery writer play amateur sleuths and matchmakers
  • 9781613161043 72

    The Puzzle of the Happy Hooligan

    Stuart Palmer, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    After a screenwriter is murdered on a film set, a street-smart school teacher searches for the killer.
  • 9781613161067 72

    The Chinese Orange Mystery

    Ellery Queen, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    A topsy-turvy crime scene sends a detective on a puzzling quest for the truth.
  • 9781613161180 72

    Death on the Aisle: A Mr. & Mrs. North Mystery

    Frances Lockridge, Richard Lockridge, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    They say Broadway is a graveyard of hopes and dreams, but someone’s adding corpses to its tombs…
  • 9781613161210 72

    A Taste for Honey

    H. F. Heard, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    In the countryside of Victorian England, a recluse and a beekeeper team up to catch a cunning villain.
  • 9781613161234 72

    The Unsuspected

    Charlotte Armstrong, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    To catch a murderous theater impresario, a young woman takes a deadly new role
  • 9781613161272 72

    The Dutch Shoe Mystery: An Ellery Queen Mystery

    Ellery Queen, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    After a wealthy woman is strangled in a hospital full of relatives and friends, Ellery Queen searches for her deadly enemy.
  • The So Blue Marble

    Dorothy B. Hughes, Otto Penzler

    Paperback, 2019

    Three well-heeled villains terrorize New York’s high society in pursuit of a rare and powerful gem