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AN09.03: 2009: THE LINEUP: 'CHARLIE PARKER'

DESCRIPTION
THE LINEUP: THE WORLD'S GREATEST MYSTERY WRITERS TELL THE INSIDE STORY OF THEIR GREATEST DETECTIVES.
Edited by Otto Penzler.

Published by Little Brown in the US, this anthology contains contributions from 22 mystery writers on how their most famous characters came into being, including:
  • Michael Connelly on Harry Bosch
  • Lee Child on Jack Reacher
  • David Morrell on John Rambo
  • Colin Dexter on Inspector Morse
  • Laura Lippman on Tess Monaghan
  • Ian Rankin on John Rebus
  • Alexander McCall Smith on Precious Ramotswe
I've contributed an essay that deals with Charlie Parker, but also covers the slow development of Irish crime writing, and the collision between the rational and the supernatural in my books. It's a lovely anthology for mystery fans: I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy, and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through the contributions.
[THE JOHN CONNOLLY WEBSITE]

COPYRIGHT
Collection ©2009 Otto Penzler
Introduction ©2009 Otto Penzler
['CHARLIE PARKER' ©2008, 2009 John Connolly]

FIRST PUBLISHED
Little Brown (US & Canada)
HB - 406 pages - 10/11/2009 - ISBN: 9780316031936

Mysterious Press (US)
HB - 406 pages - 10/11/2009 - ISBN: 9780316031936
Limited Edition: 250 numbered, 26 lettered and 25 presentation copies.

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Quercus (UK)
HB - 406 pages - 28/10/2010 - ISBN: 9781849165204

NOTES

THE COLLECTED
  1. US Limited Edition Numbered HB (signed by Otto Penzler and all contributors) #151 of 250
  2. UK 1st Edition HB (signed by editor Otto Penzler; unsigned by John)