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Death Sentences: Stories of Deathly Books, Murderous Booksellers and Lethal Literature

Otto Penzler Ian Rankin

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Head of Zeus
01 March 2020
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery
An anthology of 20 original stories about deadly books from the world's best crime writers. 'What treats you have in store!' IAN RANKIN. Who knew literature could be so lethal? Here are 20 specially commissioned stories about deadly books from the world's best crime writers. By turns hair-raising and playful, packed with twists and turns, literary references and bookish conundrums, this is a treasure chest of bloodthirsty bibliophilia. Death Sentences has stories to die for from: Ian Rankin, Jeffery Deaver, Denise Mina, C.J. Box, Anne Perry, Peter Robinson, Stephen Hunter, Ken Bruen, Laura Lippman, F. Paul Wilson, Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Lovesey, Megan Abbott, R. L. Stine, Andrew Taylor, Joe R. Lansdale, John Connolly, Christopher Fowler and Nelson DeMille.
Introduction by:   Ian Rankin
Edited by:   Otto Penzler
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781789545326
ISBN 10:   1789545323
Pages:   784
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and an Edgar-award winning anthologist. Ian Rankin is the bestselling author of the Rebus series.

Reviews for Death Sentences: Stories of Deathly Books, Murderous Booksellers and Lethal Literature

'One of the finest multi-author collections in a long time' Sunday Herald. 'We tend to imagine book lovers, librarians and bibliophiles of all stripes as quiet, gentle folk. In Death Sentences, however, book lovers are bludgeoned to death by their precious tomes, crushed by falling bookshelves, shoved down library stairs, or blown to death by a bomb smuggled into their private library' Irish Examiner. 'A treasure chest of bloodthirsty bibliophilia ... A delightful, ingenious, specially commissioned anthology, both hair-raising and playful, packed with baffling plots, unlikely characters, literary references and bookish conundrums' Good Book Guide.


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