Bibliomysteries Volume 1

Bibliomysteries Edited by Otto Penzler, Daniel Thomas May (Narrator)

Published January 5th 2021 by HighBridge Audio (Division of Recorded Books)

About the Book: A must-listen collection of 13 bibliomysteries by best-selling and award-winning authors

The stories in this unique collection were commissioned by the Mysterious Bookshop. They were written by some of the mystery genre’s most distinguished authors. Tough guys like Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Loren D. Estleman, and Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Bestsellers like Nelson DeMille, Anne Perry, and Jeffery Deaver. Edgar winners such as C. J. Box, Thomas H. Cook, and Laura Lippman.

Bibliomysteries Volume 1 includes:

“An Acceptable Sacrifice” by Jeffery Deaver; “Pronghorns of the Third Reich” by C.J. Box; “The Book of Virtue” by Ken Bruen; “The Book of Ghosts” by Reed Farrel Coleman; “The Final Testament” by Peter Blauner; “What’s in a Name?” by Thomas H. Cook; “Book Club” by Loren D. Estleman; “Death Leaves a Bookmark” by William Link; “The Book Thing” by Laura Lippman; “The Scroll” by Anne Perry; “It’s in the Book” by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins; “The Long Sonata of the Dead” by Andrew Taylor and “Rides a Stranger” by Andrew Taylor.


Bibliomysteries Volume 1

4.5 Stars:

This is a mystery anthology with stories from some very well known authors. There were some mystery writers as well as contemporary ones included. They were all written in 2011, 2012 and 2013, but were just complied into the volume by Otto Penzler in 2020. Each of the stories had something to do with books, bookshops, collectors, libraries etc. There were a couple of these stories that I wouldn’t consider a mystery, but were still very good and fit in with the others well. I didn’t enjoy them all the same, but there was only one that I didn’t finish and that is because I do not enjoy that particular genre (hard-boiled detective) by Mickey Spillane. Several of these stories are set around WWII but are very different from one another. This was a collection that I savoured over a week or so, listening to one or two in the evenings. The narration by David Thomas May was very well done. He did a great job with the many voices using his expression and tone to share the emotion in the various stories. I definitely recommend this audiobook to those who enjoy a well-written mystery with various themes and settings. I was gifted a copy of this audiobook upon request. The rating and opinions shared are my own.

About the Mysterious Bookshop: Opened in 1979 by Otto Penzler, The Mysterious Bookshop is the oldest mystery specialist book store in America. Previously located in midtown, the bookshop now calls Tribeca its home.

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