Otto Penzler

Johanna Lawshea

Edgar Award winning Otto Penzler is the editor of twelve Vintage Crime/Black Lizard anthologies, including The Big Book of Pulps, The Big Book of Black Mask Stories, and, most recently, The Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries. He lives in New York City, where he is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop, the longest operating and largest specialist mystery bookseller in the world. His latest anthology is The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Pantheon). 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 stories about Holmes and Dr. John Watson, the majority of which will be new to readers.