New release: Otto Penzler will release a new compilation of Sherlock Holmes stories this fall. As the editor of Vintage Crime and Black Lizard anthologies, and proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York, Penzler is deeply immersed in the rich history of genre fiction. Spy Vibers may also remember him for his scholarly writings about collecting Ian Fleming's publications and the sale of his historic collection in 2010. Now Penzler has his sights set on the great detective in The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. US editions will be released by Pantheon (HC) and Vintage (PB, Kindle) on October 27th. UK editions will be published by Head of Zeus (HC) and Vintage (PB). In addition, Goldsboro Books in the UK is offering a limited hardcover edition signed by the author (available September 28th). More info at Amazon, Amazon UK, and Head of Zeus. Penzler previously published a Sherlock Holmes library in the 1990s. From the press release: "Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. From his first appearance, in Arthur Conan Doyle's 1887 novella A Study in Scarlet, readers have loved reading about him—and writers have loved writing about him. Here, Otto Penzler collects 83 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, Stephen King, Neil Gaiman); and parodies by Conan Doyle's contemporaries James M. Barrie, O. Henry, and August Derleth." Below: Cover design for the UK hardcover edition. Related posts: Sherlock At 221B, Mystery Sunday. Enjoy!
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