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Praise for Otto Penzler's "BIG BOOKS"
THE BIG BOOK OF ROGUES AND VILLAINS:
"The fruits of Penzler's decades of diligent study of the genre pay off handsomely in this fat volume." - Publishers Weekly, Starred and Boxed review
"Penzler takes what is arguable the best part of crime and mystery novels - the villains - and packs them into an encyclopedic anthology that manages to cover both Dracula and Dr. Fu Manchu." - The New York Times Book Review
"This anthology is a delight for crime-fiction fans; it's a chance to revisits some old favorites and discover some new ones." - Booklist
THE BIG BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES:
"The breadth of this anthology, which spans over a century and includes everything from straight pastiches and parodies to fully developed whodunits, is but one of its virtues...Perhaps Penzler's most significant contribution is rescuing from undeserved obscurity talented writers...This volume is a must for all fans of the great detective." - Publishers Weekly, Starred and Boxed review
"A must-have...This is the only book of its kind to collect so many pastiches dedicated to Holmes, 83 total. Fans of the fictional detective will find great joy in this tome." - Library Journal
"The real purpose here is to show the profound effect Holmes and Watson have had on popular culture and on other writers of crime fiction. In that sense, this is a landmark volume and an essential addition to public-library mystery collections." - Booklist, Starred review
THE BIG BOOK OF JACK THE RIPPER:
"The book provides a comprehensive selection of Ripper-inspired fiction...High-quality tales original to this volume...are another bonus." - Publishers Weekly, Boxed review
"Penzler's massive anthology devoted to the real-life Victorian serial killer offers both fiction and nonfiction, including genuine witness statements, autopsy reports, contemporary news articles, and astonishing theories from the world's foremost Ripperologists." - Publishers Weekly, Top 10 Anticipated Mysteries, Fall 2016... back to author main page