Otto Penzler

Mr. Penzler is an editor and publisher of mystery fiction, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.

Mr. Penzler is an editor and publisher of mystery fiction, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City.

The Real Detective

Aside from Edgar Allan Poe (who, after all, pretty much invented the detective story), the most significant figure in the history of American mystery fiction is Dashiell Hammett, who brought ...

Genres without Borders

Everything changed in 1922. Until then, novelists were novelists. End of story. So to speak. Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Emily Brontë wrote beautiful, moving narratives that examined the relationships between men ...