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Christopher Fowler
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The Mysterious Bookshop, now on Warren Street in New York, has been going since 1979 and is run by the avuncular Otto Penzler. This makes it the oldest mystery specialist book store in America. It's a treasure trove of mysteries old and new - a niche market that's run buy experts in the field, and isn't that what you want your booksellers to be? I remember the late and very unlamented Books Etc…
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Christopher Fowler
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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…
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Christopher Fowler
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We know that people in the work force don't have enough time to read as much as they did. Through school and after retirement reading is in fine shape, but the biggest loss is male readership between 20 and 50. Crime reading is now largely driven by women, SF has lost ground, being traditionally male, and men are using their briefly available time to go on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp…
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