Mark Twain's Medieval Romance

And Other Classic Mystery Stories

by Otto Penzler, Mark Twain, Stanley Ellin, S. Weir Mitchell, Roald Dahl, Frank Stockton, Jack Moffitt, Ray Bradbury, Barry Perowne, Cleveland Moffett, Gerald Kersh, Owen Johnson, Aldous Huxley, Laurie York Erskine, Peter Godfrey,

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  • 9781480425583
  • 9781453271476
A premier anthology of some of the finest mystery stories in literary history, including tales from Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Aldous Huxley, O. Henry, and Mark Twain.

Tantalizing, as ingenious as they are devious, the classic stories in this continually arresting collection come with an irresistible challenge: At their end they leave it to you, the reader, to determine how they end.

For ultimately it’s the reader who authors the fate of the brave youth as he contemplates which of the two doors in the king’s arena he will choose in Frank Stockton’s famous and unforgettable “The Lady, or the Tiger?” And which of the two brothers in three-time Edgar-winner Stanley Ellin’s “Unreasonable Doubt” shoots a bullet square in the middle of their rich uncle’s forehead? And just what not-so-sweet secret is the prim Miss Spence hiding behind her smile in Aldous Huxley’s deliciously enigmatic tale? You decide.

In all, as in “The Moment of Decision”—a chilling tale that seals an escape artist inside an airless stone cell with a heavy wooden door, which may or may not open—the moment of decision is yours.
  • Pegasus Books; October 2012
  • ISBN 9781480425583
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  • Title: Mark Twain's Medieval Romance
  • Author: Otto Penzler (ed.); Mark Twain (contrib.); Stanley Ellin (contrib.); S. Weir Mitchell (contrib.); Roald Dahl (contrib.); Frank Stockton (contrib.); Jack Moffitt (contrib.); Ray Bradbury (contrib.); Barry Perowne (contrib.); Cleveland Moffett (contrib.); Gerald Kersh (contrib.); Owen Johnson (contrib.); Aldous Huxley (contrib.); Laurie York Erskine (contrib.); Peter Godfrey (contrib.); O. Henry (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Pegasus Books
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  • 9781453271476

In The Press

“Otto Penzler knows anthologies are like a party. You meet people you already know and people who are completely new to you.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“Penzler is the mystery genre’s entrepreneur extraordinaire.” —The Washington Post

About The Author

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He is the founder of the Mysterious Press and Otto Penzler Books and has received two Edgar awards, the Ellery Queen Mystery Award, and the Raven Award for his contributions to the mystery field. 

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ISBNs
  • 9781480425583
  • 9781453271476