Otto Penzler, Owner of New York's Mysterious Bookshop, Offers Clues to His Passion for Crime Fiction

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Otto Penzler, Owner of New York's Mysterious Bookshop, Offers Clues to His Passion for Crime Fiction

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Otto Penzler, 75, is an editor of mystery fiction and owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York. He most recently edited “Bibliomysteries” (Pegasus), a collection of short stories. He spoke with Marc Myers.

The scariest story I knew as a child involved my family. In the mid-1930s, my mother, an American, married a German who was in the States illegally. In 1936, they moved to Hamburg, Germany, where I was born in 1942. We were…

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