The Mysterious Bookshop

Hard-Boiled Dames - A Catalogue of Books from the Otto Penzler Collection

Pre-order. Arriving mid-December.

A catalogue of Otto Penzler's personal collection of private eye, noir, and hard-boiled mysteries by women authors, on sale in a historic bookselling event. Listings for over 600 titles, heavily illustrated with both black-and-white and full-color photographs. 

$10 cost refundable with purchase from the collection. Free shipping within the US -- if ordering from abroad, we will be in touch with a quote for shipping charges. 

**We are currently closed by the state of New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New, unsigned books will ship immediately from our distributore. All signed, limited, or rare orders will be shipped whenever the ban on nonessential businesses is lifted and the staff is allowed back in-store.**

Specializing in Mystery Fiction and all its subgenres, including Detective, Crime, Hardboiled, Thrillers, Espionage, and Suspense.

Located at 58 Warren St in New York City, we are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm.

*We ship worldwide*


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