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Penzler's Picks

Amazon.com is thrilled to welcome Edgar-winning mystery expert (and world-famous book collector) Otto Penzler to our editorial ranks. Mr. Penzler is the founder of The Mysterious Press and the largest mystery bookshop in the world, The Mysterious Bookshop. Now, he also writes a monthly column for Amazon.com called Penzler's Picks in which he offers select recommendations to Amazon.com readers. Check out his latest list of favorites for December 1999, including Dashiell Hammett's classic, The Thin Man.

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Amazon.com Interview
Undercover with Scott Turow
With his 1987 debut novel, Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow burst onto the mystery and thrillers scene and sparked an explosion of legal thrillers that reverberated through the 1990s. In Personal Injuries, Turow shows that he is still the master, crafting a complex tale of an FBI sting operation. In an interview with Amazon.com's Patrick O'Kelley, Turow reveals the worlds of fact and fiction that come together in his further explorations of Kindle County.

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Editor's Picks
Dave Barry Turns Literary
Dave Barry is a man of many talents--Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, TV personality, and bestselling nonfiction author among them. Now, with Big Trouble, Barry adds the title of mystery writer to his repertoire. Balmy Florida is the perfect setting for this insanely funny novel of bungling hit men, international weapons smugglers, and a really dumb dog called Roger.
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For the third year in a row, Amazon.com has asked many of the top writers in all genres to tell us about their favorite books of the year. This year, we've got personal recommendations from Scott Turow, Janet Evanovich, Michael Crichton, Tony Hillerman, Sara Paretsky, Martha Grimes, and several other luminaries from the world of mysteries and thrillers.

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