Apparently I Have A New Book Out
Otto Penzler is a legend in the US book world. His store, The Mysterious Bookshop in NYC is a counterpart to the late, lamented Murder One in London. He has his own imprint, the Mysterious Press, and has edited a great many fine award-winning anthologies. To help his store along, he periodically asks authors to contribute a novella, and this summer it was my pleasure to do so, joining an illustrious roll-call from Joyce Carol Oates to RL Stine. ‘Reconciliation Day’ is a limited Edition available from the Mysterious Bookshop here. Here’s the blurb;
The original manuscript of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, heavily edited before publication, is now lost, which means that the removed chapter concerning Count Dracula’s bewitched library may never be read again. But for Carter, a New York-based scholar of Stoker’s work, there is still hope to find that missing material: a storied edition of the text bound in blue cloth, so rare that many doubt it ever existed at all. After years hunting for the so-called “blue edition,” he believes it to be held in the collection of Viscria, a small village nestled in the Carpathian Mountains. To get there, he must enlist the aid of a German bookseller and form an uneasy alliance with his academic rival, a wealthy antiquarian named Mikaela Klove. But beneath Viscria’s picturesque old-world exterior lurks something sinister, and its source will be found in the pages Carter so desperately seeks.
The book is available in paperback for $6.95. Signed, numbered hardcover copies (limited to 100) are available for $50, and signed, lettered hardcover copies (edition of 26) are available for $100.