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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.

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

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

Urban Books

African-American, Urban Fiction, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery & Crime, Christian, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - Wyandanch, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.urbanbooks.net/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Influence: Death on the Beach

Carl Weber

Platinum Persuasion

India

The Secret Lives of Baltimore Girls 2

Katt

Head of Zeus

Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Cookbook, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://headofzeus.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Children of D'Hara

Terry Goodkind

The Three-Body Problem

Liu Cixin

Doppler

Erlend Loe

Odyssey Books

Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Urban Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Christian, Cookbook, Young Adult, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Paraparaumu, NZ

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - http://www.odysseybooks.com.au/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Court of the Grandchildren

Greg Finlayson & Michael Muntisov

Esme's Gift

Elizabeth Foster

Bernice Takes a Plunge

Ann Harth

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Birds That Stay

Ann Lambert

The Butterfly Effect

Eve Zaremba

The Abortion Caravan

Karin Wells

Polis Books

Mystery & Crime, Literary Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Young Adult, Women's Fiction, True Crime, Humor, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - http://www.polisbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Ninja Daughter

Tori Eldridge

At the End of the World, Turn Left

Zhanna Slor

The Lakehouse

Joe Clifford

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

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/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Unrivaled

Radclyffe

Bet the Farm

Fiona Riley

Give In To Me

Elle Spencer

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