Otto Penzler is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives.
Otto Penzler founded The Mysteriour Press in 1975 and was the publisher of The Armchair Detective, the Edgar-winning quarterly journal devoted to the study of mystery and suspense fiction, for seventeen years.
Penzler has won two Edgar Awards, for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection in 1977, and The Lineup in 2010. The Mystery Writers of America awarded him the prestigious Ellery Queen Award in 1994, and the Raven–the group’s highest non-writing award–in 2003.
Books in order of publication:
Dangerous Women – 2005
The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps – 2007
The Lineup: The World’s Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives – 2009
The Vampire Archives – 2009
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop – 2010
The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories – 2010
In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero – 2012
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries – 2013
Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores – 2013
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories – 2015