Today Otto Penzler drops back by the show to talk about his newest book The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries.
Edgar Award winner Otto Penzler—“detective fiction’s best editor and champion” (The Washington Post)—returns with a new anthology of 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
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.