Best Mystery & Crime Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2021, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Filter for top publishers by genre, location, and more!

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Soho Press

Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://sohopress.com/

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💥 Hit titles

The Fame Thief

Timothy Hallinan

Clark and Division

Naomi Hirahara

Blue Skinned Gods

SJ Sindu

Second Story Press

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, History, Politics, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Feminism, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Jewish Literature, Health & Wellbeing, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://secondstorypress.ca/

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💥 Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

Sunbury Press Books

Self-Help, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Art, Sports & Outdoors, Politics, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Education & Reference, Nonfiction, Fiction

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.sunburypress.com/

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💥 Hit titles

Ghost of the Past

Mark Mitten

Happiness is in the Kitchen

Giulio Alberoni

Capital Murder

Chris Papst

Tachyon Publications

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Biographies & Memoirs, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Short Story, Children's, Novella

Location - San Francisco, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://tachyonpublications.com/

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💥 Hit titles

The Midnight Circus

Jane Yolen

The Emperor's Soul

Brandon Sanderson

The Freeze-Frame Revolution

Peter Watts

Bella Books

Romance, Mystery & Crime, Action & Adventure, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction

Location - Houston, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.bellabooks.com/

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💥 Hit titles

Kiss the Girl

Melissa Brayden

On the Rocks

Riley Scott

At Your Most Beautiful

Harper Bliss

Penguin Random House India

Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Horror, Action & Adventure, Self-Help, Historical Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery & Crime, History, Business, Travel, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Architecture, Art, Cookbook, Humor, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's, Poetry, Short Story

Location - New Delhi, IN

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://penguin.co.in/

💥 Hit titles

Azadi

Arundhati Roy

In an Antique Land

Amitav Ghosh

Sach Kahun Toh

Neena Gupta

HarperCollins India

Biographies & Memoirs, History, Cookbook, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Business, Self-Help, Picture Book, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New Delhi, IN

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://harpercollins.co.in/

💥 Hit titles

The Namesake

Jhumpa Lahiri

A Mirror Made of Rain

Naheed Phiroze Patel

Powerful

Nirupama Subramanian

Cozy Cat Press

Mystery & Crime, Fiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.cozycatpress.com/

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💥 Hit titles

Dead Dummy

Douglas Riley & Sheryl Riley

Shepherd by the Sea

Glen Ebisch

Memories of Malice

R.J. Rein

Bold Strokes Books

Romance, LGBTQ+, Mystery & Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/

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☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Unrivaled

Radclyffe

Bet the Farm

Fiona Riley

Give In To Me

Elle Spencer

Kensington Publishing

Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, African-American, History, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Romance, Urban Fiction, Westerns, True Crime, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/

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💥 Hit titles

Crimson Phoenix

John Gilstrap

After Francesco

Brian Malloy

Plain Jane

Fern Michaels

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