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Savor the delights in this fine collection, a must for every home library, in which multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler presents the fifty most exquisite tales of mystery and suspense from fifty master writers.
50 Greatest opens with the first genuine detective story, Edgar Allan Poe's The Purloined Letter , and climbs to chilling heights with Wilkie Collins' notorious A Terribly Strange Bed , Aldous Huxley's unique The Gioconda Smile Ring Lardner's humorous and bleak Haircut , and Stephen King's dark fantasy Quitters, Inc. , among others. These are tales told with unmatched skill by James Ellroy, John Gardner, Patricia Highsmith, Edith Wharton, O. Henry, Georges Simenon, James Thurber, Ernest Hemingway, Stanely Ellin, Sara Paretsky, Lawrence Block, and Harlan Ellison. Finally, staying true to the progressive modernity of this story collection, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time closes with Elmore Leonard's very contemporary tale Karen Makes Out .
Whether you are a passionate mystery lover or a devotee in the making, you will find much to entertain, surprise, and challenge you.
|Publisher:||New Millennium Entertainment|
|Product dimensions:||6.54(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.62(d)|
About the Author
Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He is the founder of the Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books, and has received an Edgar Award, an Ellery Queen Award, and a Raven Award for his contribution to the mystery field. His recent anthology, The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps was a New York Times Bestseller.