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The Big Book of Ghost Stories Audiobook

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Amy Landon, Joel Richards Release Date: June 2020

The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson, and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you listening with fearful delight. Including such classics as 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Open Window' and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!

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The Big Book of Rogues and Villains Audiobook

The Big Book of Rogues and Villains

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: George Spelvin, Shaun Grindell Release Date: February 2020

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, ruthless, and brilliant criminals in mystery fiction, for the biggest compendium of bad guys (and girls) ever assembled. The best mysteries have one thing in common: a memorable perpetrator. For every Sherlock Holmes or Sam Spade in noble pursuit, there's a Count Dracula, a Lester Leith, or a Jimmy Valentine. These are the rogues and villains who haunt our imaginations-and who often have more in common with their heroic counterparts than we might expect. Now, for the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the iconic traitors, thieves, con men, sociopaths, and killers who have crept through the mystery canon over the past 150 years, captivating and horrifying readers in equal measure. The handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most depraved of psyches, from iconic antiheroes like Maurice Leblanc's Arsene Lupin and Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to contemporary delinquents like Lawrence Block's Ehrengraf and Donald Westlake's Dortmunder, and include unforgettable tales by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Washington Irving, Jack London, H. G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Edgar Wallace, Leslie Charteris, Erle Stanley Gardner, Edward D. Hoch, Max Allan Collins, Loren D. Estleman, and many more.

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The Big Book of Female Detectives Audiobook

The Big Book of Female Detectives

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Amy Landon, Paul Woodson Release Date: February 2020

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction. Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising listeners in equal measure. The handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting PIs like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Laura Lippman, and many more.

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The Big Book of Reel Murders: Stories that Inspired Great Crime Films Audiobook

The Big Book of Reel Murders: Stories that Inspired Great Crime Films

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Christina Delaine, Gildart Jackson, Tim Campbell Release Date: February 2020

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology rolls out the red carpet for the stories that Hollywood is made of. Lights! Camera! Action! The latest book in the Big Book series takes us behind the curtain to uncover the stories that became some of the greatest films of the silver screen. Among these are Robert Louis Stevenson's horrifying tale that was later turned into the iconic movie The Body Snatcher, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; and 'Cyclists' Raid,' the short story that formed the basis for the legendary Brando film The Wild One. Otto Penzler delivers the director's cut on these classic short stories and the films they gave rise to. So grab your Sno-Caps and a jumbo box of popcorn and curl up with these cinematic tales from the likes of Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates, Dashiell Hammett, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, and Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries Audiobook

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Cat Gould, Matthew Lloyd Davies Release Date: February 2020

Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects more than fifty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories-many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark and Isaac Asimov; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you're in the mood for-suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural-can be found in this book.

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The Big Book of Adventure Stories Audiobook

The Big Book of Adventure Stories

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer, Joe Barrett, Jonathan Yen Release Date: February 2020

Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O. Henry, H. Rider Haggard, Alastair MacLean, Talbot Mundy, Cornell Woolrich, and many others, this wide-reaching and fascinating volume contains some of the best characters from the most thrilling adventure tales, including The Cisco Kid; Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Bulldog Drummond; Tarzan; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Conan the Barbarian; Hopalong Cassidy; King Kong; Zorro; and The Spider. Divided into sections that embody the greatest themes of the genre-Sword & Sorcery, Megalomania Rules, Man vs. Nature, Island Paradise, Sand and Sun, Something Feels Funny, Go West Young Man, Future Shock, I Spy, Yellow Peril, In Darkest Africa-it is destined to be the greatest collection of adventure stories ever compiled. Featuring: lawless open seas, ferocious army ants, deadeyed gunmen, exotic desert islands, and feverish jungle adventures. Including: the story that introduced The Cisco Kid and the complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible.

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The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps During Their Golden Age -  Audiobook

The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps During Their Golden Age -

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Daniel Thomas May, Eric Jason Martin, Traci Odom Release Date: February 2020

Containing over forty-seven stories and two novels, this book is big baby, bigger and more powerful than a freight train-a bullet couldn't pass through it. Here are the best stories and every major writer who ever appeared in celebrated Pulps like Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly, and more. These are the classic tales that created the genre and gave birth to hard-hitting detectives who smoke criminals like packs of cigarettes; sultry dames whose looks are as lethal as a dagger to the chest; and gin-soaked hideouts where conversations are just preludes to murder. This is crime fiction at its gritty best. Including: - Three stories by Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Dashiell Hammett - Complete novels from Carroll John Daly, the man who invented the hard-boiled detective, and Fredrick Nebel, one of the masters of the form - A new Dashiell Hammett story - Every other major pulp writer of the time, including Paul Cain, Steve Fisher, James M. Cain, Horace McCoy, and many many more of whom you've probably never heard

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The Big Book of Jack the Ripper Audiobook

The Big Book of Jack the Ripper

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Esther Wane, Nigel Patterson Release Date: January 2020

Of the real-life serial killers whose gruesome acts have been splashed across headlines, none has reached the mythical status of Jack the Ripper. In the Ripper's wake, terror swept through the streets of London's East End in the fall of 1888. As quickly as his nightmarish reign came, Saucy Jack vanished without a trace-leaving future generations to speculate upon his identity and whereabouts. He was diabolical in a way never seen before-a killer who taunted the police, came up with his own legendary monikers, and, ultimately, got away with his heinous crimes. More than a century later, the man 'from hell' continues to live on in our imaginations-and in some of the most spec­tacularly unnerving stories, both fiction and nonfiction, ever written. The Big Book of Jack the Ripper immerses you in the utterly chilling world of Red Jack's London, where his unprecedented evil still lurks. This anthology includes legendary stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen; captivating essays from George Bernard Shaw, Stephen Hunter, and Peter Underwood; riveting new stories by contemporary masters Jeffrey Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more; and astonishing theories from the world's foremost Ripperologists.

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The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories Audiobook

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

Author: Nicholas Guy Smith, Otto Penzler Narrator: , Nicholas Guy Smith, Various Narrators Release Date: October 2015

Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology,The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled-now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets. Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novellaA Study in Scarlet,readers have loved reading about him-and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 75 wonderful stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to readers. Among these pages are tales by acclaimed Sherlockians Leslie S. Klinger, Laurie R. King, Lyndsay Faye and Daniel Stashower; pastiches by literary luminaries both classic (Kenneth Millar, P. G. Wodehouse, Dorothy B. Hughes) and current (Anne Perry, Neil Gaiman); and parodies by Conan Doyle's contemporaries James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth.

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Kwik Krimes Audiobook

Kwik Krimes

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Phil Gigante Release Date: December 2013

Crimes happen in a flash. Before you even know it, the shots have rung out, the jewels have been stolen, and the bodies are cooling on the floor. In this anthology, over eighty authors — including veterans such as Chuck Hogan, Ken Bruen, and Tasha Alexander — come together to tell tales of murder and mayhem, all in one thousand words or less. Dare to confront these fearful, furious tales, each offering a glimpse of the darkness lurking in the human heart: The mystifying murder of a pack rat’s wife... A mother’s terrifying attempts to save her children’s souls... The runaway consequences of a mindless act of violence... A detective who can’t resist the disturbing lure of his latest case... The cold-blooded scheming of a desperate businessman... Told with precision and punch, these stories come and go as quickly as a gunshot.

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Black Mask 11: Middleman for Murder: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine Audiobook

Black Mask 11: Middleman for Murder: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Bart Tinapp, Eric Conger, Johnny Heller, Scott Brick Release Date: August 2012

From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by "the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine" (Booklist). Otto Penzler selected and wrote introductions to the best of the best, the darkest of these dark, vintage stories for the collection The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories. Now that collection is available for the first time on audio. Includes: -"The Color of Honor" by Richard Connell; read by Bart Tinapp -"Middleman for Murder" by Bruno Fischer; read by Scott Brick -"The Man Who Chose the Devil" by Richard Deming; read by Eric Conger -"Beer-Bottle Polka" by C. M. Kornbluth; read by Johnny Heller -"Borrowed Crime" by Cornell Woolrich; read by Johnny Heller

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Black Mask 10: Death Stops Payment: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine Audiobook

Black Mask 10: Death Stops Payment: And Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: Bart Tinapp, Carol Monda, Eric Conger, Jeff Woodman, Scott Brick Release Date: July 2012

From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner and John D. MacDonald got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by "the seminal and venerated mystery pulp magazine" (Booklist). Otto Penzler selected and wrote introductions to the best of the best, the darkest of these dark, vintage stories for the collection The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories. Now that collection is available for the first time on audio. Includes: -"Dirty Work" by Horace McCoy; read by Bart Tinapp -"Merely Murder" by Julius Long; read by Eric Conger -"Murder in One Syllable" by John D. MacDonald; read by Jeff Woodman and Carol Monda -"Three Apes from the East" by H.H. Stinson; read by Scott Brick -"Death Stops Payment" by D.L. Champion; read by Eric Conger

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