Grove Atlantic is relaunching the Mysterious Press with legendary editor Otto Penzler in fall 2011. The imprint will publish 10 to 12 new books a year in hardcover and paperback.
The original Mysterious Press launched in 1975 and was sold to Warner Books in 1989. Penzler recently reacquired the name from Hachette, which bought Warner Books in 2005. Grove Atlantic publisher Morgan Entrekin said his house has been successfully publishing mysteries for the last few years, most notably with Donna Leon, author of the Commisario Guido Brunetti novels. “We are thrilled to start this partnership with Otto Penzler, who is recognized as one of the premier editors and publishers of mysteries and thrillers working today,” Entrekin said.
Penzler, who has been editing mysteries for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the past six years, said, “I realized that the opportunity to work with Morgan Entrekin and his team is too good to pass up. I am ecstatic to be with Grove Atlantic and look forward to bringing to the house many of today’s greatest crime writers.” Penzler is relaunching Mysterious with new titles and is not taking on any backlist.