The Lineup by Otto Penzler audiobook

The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives

Edited by Otto Penzler
Read by John Allen Nelson , Justine Eyre , and John Lee

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A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe? In The Lineup, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters—or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking. The following characters (and their creators) are featured in this collection: Jack Taylor by Ken Bruen Jack Reacher by Lee Child Hieronymus Bosch by Michael Connelly Charlie Parker by John Connolly Elvis Cole and Joe Pike by Robert Crais Lincoln Rhyme by Jeffery Deaver Inspector Morse by Colin Dexter Charlie Resnick by John Harvey Bob Lee Swagger by Stephen Hunter Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus by Faye Kellerman Alex Delaware by Jonathan Kellerman Dismas Hardy by John Lescroart Tess Monaghan by Laura Lippman Rambo by David Morrell Mallory by Carol O'Connell Spenser by Robert B. Parker Lou Boldt by Ridley Pearson Charlotte and Thomas Pitt by Anne Perry Aloysius X. L. Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child John Rebus by Ian Rankin Precious Ramotswe by Alexander McCall Smith

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Summary

An Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner

A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe? In The Lineup, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters—or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking. The following characters (and their creators) are featured in this collection:

Jack Taylor by Ken Bruen

Jack Reacher by Lee Child

Hieronymus Bosch by Michael Connelly

Charlie Parker by John Connolly

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike by Robert Crais

Lincoln Rhyme by Jeffery Deaver

Inspector Morse by Colin Dexter

Charlie Resnick by John Harvey

Bob Lee Swagger by Stephen Hunter

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus by Faye Kellerman

Alex Delaware by Jonathan Kellerman

Dismas Hardy by John Lescroart

Tess Monaghan by Laura Lippman

Rambo by David Morrell

Mallory by Carol O'Connell

Spenser by Robert B. Parker

Lou Boldt by Ridley Pearson

Charlotte and Thomas Pitt by Anne Perry

Aloysius X. L. Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

John Rebus by Ian Rankin

Precious Ramotswe by Alexander McCall Smith

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Lineup [is] an exciting omnibus volume that has widespread appeal and adds up to much, much more than the sum of its parts.” New York Times
An all-star cast produces a mostly rewarding collection. Kirkus
“An all-star cast produces a mostly rewarding collection.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Otto Penzler

Author Bio: Otto Penzler

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the Mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He is a two-time Edgar Award–winner and the recipient of the Ellery Queen Award. A New York Times bestselling editor of numerous anthologies, his work includes Murder for LoveMurder for RevengeMurder and ObsessionThe 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English