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Best Mystery & Crime Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 80 publishers.

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Kiss the Girl

Melissa Brayden

On the Rocks

Riley Scott

At Your Most Beautiful

Harper Bliss

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Dead Dummy

Douglas Riley & Sheryl Riley

Shepherd by the Sea

Glen Ebisch

Memories of Malice

R.J. Rein

Lyrical Press

Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Urban Fiction, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Novella

Part of - Kensington Publishing > Lyrical Press

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

One Thing Leads to a Lover

Susanna Craig

A Pumpkin Spice Killing

Lynn Cahoon

Holding On

Stacy Finz

Grey Oak Publishing

Romance, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction

Location - Bangalore, IN

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - http://www.greyoak.in/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

First Collection: Snapshots of Contemporary India

Paritosh Uttam

Down the Road

Ahmed Faiyez & Rohini Kejriwal

The Newsroom Mafia

Oswald Pereira

House of Anansi Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Mystery & Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://houseofanansi.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Frying Plantain

Zalika Reid-Benta

A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright

A Trio of Tolerable Tales

Margaret Atwood

Tule Publishing

Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Women's Fiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction

Location - Los Angeles, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://tulepublishing.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A Viking's Shadow

H L Marsay

My Kind of Cowboy

Pam Crooks

The Fall Into Ruin

Bronwyn Stuart

Hodder & Stoughton

Cookbook, Health & Wellbeing, Biographies & Memoirs, Humor, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Mystery & Crime, Young Adult, History, Politics, Horror, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Fiction, Children's

Part of - Hachette > Hodder & Stoughton

Location - London, GB

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.hodder.co.uk/

💥 Hit titles

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

John le Carré

One Day

David Nicholls

Billy Summers

Stephen King

Oldcastle Books

True Crime, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Literary Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Fiction, Nonfiction

Part of - Oldcastle Books Group > Oldcastle Books

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - http://oldcastlebooks.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

A Short History of Coffee

Gordon Kerr

A Statue for Jacob

Peter Murphy

UFOs, Aliens, and the Battle for Truth

Neil Nixon

Interlude Press

Historical Fiction, Romance, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult, LGBTQ+, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://interludepress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Not Your Sidekick

C.B. Lee

The King and the Criminal

Charlotte Ashe

Black Dust

Lynn Charles

Pan Macmillan Australia

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 - Sydney, AU

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/

💥 Hit titles

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson

Circus of Wonders

Elizabeth Macneal

The Evening and the Morning

Ken Follett

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