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 numerous awards to his contribution to the mystery field. His anthology The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps was a New York Times bestseller. He is the author of The Great Detectives: The World's Most Celebrated Sleuths Unmasked by Their Authors, and edited The Big Book of Ghost Stories.