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The Mysterious Press was originally founded in 1975 by Otto Penzler. We are devoted to all things mysterious, whether hard-boiled, noir or cosy.

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The Mysterious Press Award

Otto Penzler, President and Publisher of MysteriousPress.com, has announced a contest for the Mysterious Press Award, which will be given for the best e-book original mystery novel. The winning entry will receive a prize of $25,000 and guaranteed world-wide publication. The winner will be announced at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair.

“Digitally published books have become a major element of the publishing landscape over the past few years.” said Penzler, “Our goal is to acknowledge the outstanding work being produced in this format and reward it appropriately. We expect to have some truly wonderful manuscripts submitted for this substantial prize.”

Among those sponsoring the contest will be MysteriousPress.com partners who distribute and market its books: Open Road Integrated Media, …

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Otto Penzler tapped for Lifetime Achievement Award by The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine just announced its Critics Awards… and they’ve tapped MysteriousPress.com publisher and Mysterious Bookshop owner Otto Penzler for a Lifetime Achievement Award!

More, from the press release

For over four decades Penzler stood as a giant in the crime publishing genre—he founded Mysterious Press in 1975 and has published authors such as Nelson DeMille, Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Eric Ambler, and scores of other bestselling authors. He’s also edited dozens of mystery themed anthologies which have included original works by Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ed McBain, and J.A. Jance. And last but not least, he’s the proprietor of the legendary Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. …

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