Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop Author:Otto Penzler (Editor) 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 T... more »he 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.
* Give till it hurts by Donald E. Westlake
* Schemes and variations by George Baxt
* The theft of the rusty bookmark by Edward D. Hoch
I liked the stories and the running christmas theme at the same book store. I kept thinking I could live there,all those books.
this was a nice cozy read. I liked the short stories, some were not what I would have read in a stand alone book,but that is the beauty of short stories, a taste and if you like it alot you can find more by the same person.