Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop

by Author unknown | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1593156170 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Shemchin of Plano, Texas USA on 9/11/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by Shemchin from Plano, Texas USA on Sunday, September 11, 2011
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Journal Entry 2 by Shemchin at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Monday, November 24, 2014

Released 4 yrs ago (11/20/2014 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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Sent to my partner in the US/Canada Secret Santa Exchange set up by Miss Cyn - enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thank you so much for this and all the other books included in my Secret Santa package! I'm thrilled! I actually have been wanting to read this for some time, and though I didn't find it on my BC wishlist, I have had it on my Amazon wishlist for quite a while. I look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 4 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, January 07, 2018
Collection of *short stories* (see description and guidelines for their original submission below) that were mostly enjoyable. As so often happens with story collections, I enjoyed some much more than others - but all cleverly incorporated the Mysterious Bookshop and owner Otto Penzler.

Two favorites were "As Dark as Christmas Gets" by Lawrence Block, and "The Theft of the Rusty Bookmark" by Edward D. Hoch.

If I ever visit New York (crazy, since I live only 4 hours away and haven't been there except for a church group day trip in 7th grade), I'll head right for this bookstore - fortunately still in business. I love mysteries, and am especially intrigued after reading these tales set there.
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Each year, for the past seventeen years, Otto Penzler, owner of the legendary Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, has commissioned an original story by a leading mystery writer. The requirements were that it be a mystery/ crime/suspense story, that it be set during the Christmas season, and that at least some of the action must take place in The Mysterious Bookshop. These stories were then produced as pamphlets, 1,000 copies, and given to customers of the bookstore as a Christmas present.

Now, all of these stories have been collected in one volume—Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop. Some of the tales are humorous, others suspenseful, and still others mystifying. This charming one-of-a-kind collection is a perfect Christmas gift, appropriate for all ages and tastes.

Contributors include:

Charles Ardai
Lisa Atkinson
George Baxt
Lawrence Block
Mary Higgins Clark
Thomas H. Cook
Ron Goulart
Jeremiah Healy
Edward D. Hoch
Rupert Holmes
Andrew Klavan
Michael Malone
Ed McBain
Anne Perry
S. J. Rozan
Jonathan Santlofer
Donald E. Westlake
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Reserved for bookstogive's Mystery/Thriller/Suspense VBB (round 20).

Journal Entry 5 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Released 2 mos ago (11/10/2018 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA

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On its way to 6of8 via bookstogive's Mystery/Thriller VBB. Hope you enjoy it, and thank you for your patience!

Released for the "The" Challenge hosted by RockDg9.

Released for Keep Them Moving Challenge hosted by booklady331.



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Journal Entry 6 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
This was waiting on my doorstep when I arrived home tonight. Just another week or so and I will be done with school (for the semester) and able to read for fun again.

Journal Entry 7 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
This was a great collection of fun holiday mysteries all tied to The Mysterious Bookshop in NYC. It was full of whimsical stories and more serious stories and all levels of mystery, from murder most foul to a mysterious benefactor. Some of them were gimmicky -- one with characters named after Christmas concepts, such as Vick Zen, one with the most deliberately purple prose crossed with atrocious puns. Some were more serious. All in all, a nice "welcome back to more time to read" excursion for myself.

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Journal Entry 9 by krin511 at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, January 13, 2019
Picked up at the BC-in-DC First Line Holiday Party last December!

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