Edgar AwardwinnerOtto Penzler--"detective fiction's best editor and champion"(TheWashington Post)--returns with a new anthologyof exhilarating mysteries, assembling Victorian society's lords and ladies and most miserable miscreants Behind the velvet curtains of horsedrawn carriages and amid the soft glow of the gaslights are the detectives and bobbies sniffing out the safecrackers and petty purloiners who plague everything from the soot-covered side streets of London to the opulent manors of the countryside. With his latest title in the Big Book series, Otto Penzler is cracking cases and serving up the most thrilling, suspenseful Victorian mysteries. This collection brings together incredible stories from Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Guy de Maupassant among other legendary writers of the grand era of the British Empire. So brush off your dinner jackets and straighten out your ball gowns for these exciting, glitzy mysteries. A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL
Author: Otto Penzler Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Published: 10/19/2021 Pages: 640 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.55lbs Size: 8.80h x 6.80w x 1.30d ISBN: 9780593311028
Review Citation(s): Publishers Weekly 08/23/2021
About the Author OTTO PENZLER is the editor of sixteen Vintage Crime/Black Lizard anthologies, including The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, The Big Book of Jack the Ripper, The Big Book of Rogues and Villains, The Big Book of Female Detectives, The Big Book of Reel Murders and, most recently, The Big Book of Espionage. He lives in New York City, where he is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop.