Apparently I Have A New Book Out

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Reconciliation Day

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.

13 comments on “Apparently I Have A New Book Out”

  1. Matt says:

    So whats a lettered hardcover? and did you forget you signed all these books? Sounds like an interesting story..

  2. Matt says:

    Worked out what a lettered edition is. I am tempted to get one…. Spend my savings or ask for one for my Birthday?

  3. admin says:

    What happened was that the publisher sent me pages to sign but never gave me a pub date. So I first heard about it on Facebook.

  4. Brooke says:

    Great! A trip to NYC.

  5. Steve says:

    Was this written before or after your Romania trip? If I may ask…
    Sounds very intriguing! I love searches for lost manuscripts carrying dreadful secrets.

  6. Adam says:

    Good one – ordered!

  7. admin says:

    During (Romania trip)

  8. John Howard says:

    Oh alright, what a salesman. Ordered as well. Thats at least two sold….

  9. AC says:

    Make it three

  10. admin says:

    Otto, the bookshop owner, just mailed me in delight at having received UK orders – there, you’ve just helped to keep a fine independent bookstore going!

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  12. John Howard says:

    Arrived in double quick time, well done Otto. Now for a read over the week end. ( Thanks for the signature Admin, what bank did you say you were with again..?? )

  13. Davem says:

    Lettered edition ordered …many thanks.

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