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 Stokerâ€™s Dracula, heavily edited before publication, is now lost, which means that the removed chapter concerning Count Draculaâ€™s bewitched library may never be read again. But for Carter, a New York-based scholar of Stokerâ€™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 â€œblue edition,â€ 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 Viscriaâ€™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.Â Signed, numberedÂ hardcover copies (limited to 100) are available for $50, andÂ signed, letteredÂ hardcover copies (edition of 26) are available for $100.