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March 7, 2010

Otto Penzler and Best American Mystery Stories sign Albert Tucher

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 7:22 pm

It’s great to be around when a writer like Albert Tucher gets lucky. Funny thing, the harder Al works, the luckier he gets. Editors Lee Child and Otto Penzler have selected Al’s story “Bismarck Rules” to appear in The Best American Mystery Stories 2010. The story originally appeared in Oregon Literary Review. Al says the honor is doubly gratifying, because it took him almost ten years to place the story. His series character, prostitute Diana Andrews, makes a cameo appearance, but “Bismarck Rules” focuses on Diana’s sidekick Mary Alice Mercier aka Crystal.

Congratulations Al!  (Otto Penzler pictured below)


  1. Congrats to Al! Well deserved.

    Comment by David Cranmer — March 8, 2010 @ 12:25 am

  2. That’s huge. A big congrats to Al!

    Comment by Glenn Gray — March 8, 2010 @ 6:40 am

  3. Thanks, guys. I’m still pinching myself. And thanks to Elaine for the mention!

    Comment by Al Tucher — March 8, 2010 @ 10:00 am

  4. Fantastic news and well deserved. Al is a cracking writer and Bismarck Rules is one of his best stories. Brilliant!

    Comment by Paul D. Brazill — March 8, 2010 @ 10:16 am

  5. Congrats to you, Al. I feel pretty smug because I’ve known for a while you have the ‘write’ stuff.

    Comment by Naomi Johnson — November 9, 2010 @ 8:42 am

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