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Best Thriller & Suspense Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2023, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 68 publishers.

Allen and Unwin

Picture Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Health & Wellbeing, Self-Help, Humor, History, Environmental, Politics, Business, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Medical, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children's

Location - Sydney, AU

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & contests - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Lord of the Rings

J. R. R. Tolkien

Love Objects

Emily Maguire

Crazy Rich Asians

Kevin Kwan

Dover Publications

Education & Reference, Math & Science, Picture Book, DIY, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Art, Nonfiction, Children's, Fiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries & book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://store.doverpublications.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Abraham Lincoln's Humor: Yarns, Stories, and Anecdotes by and about Our 16th President

John Grafton

Bless This House: Creating Sacred Space Where You Live, Work & Travel

Donna Henes

The Book of Wild Flowers

The National Geographic Society

Hachette Livre

Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Cookbook, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Talking to Strangers

Macolm Gladwell

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai

Penguin Random House

Literary Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Politics, Cookbook, Romance, Picture Book, Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Story, Novella, Children's

Location - New York City, US

Size - Largest

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

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

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens

The Guardians

John Grisham

Sourcebooks Fire

Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Fiction

Part of - Sourcebooks > Sourcebooks Fire

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Bone Witch

Rin Chupeco

The Dark Tide

Alicia Jasinska

It Came From the Sky

Chelsea Sedoti

Grove Atlantic

Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, History, Humor, Literary Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality, Math & Science, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Politics, Westerns, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://groveatlantic.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Shuggie Bain

Douglas Stuart

Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier

The Sympathizer

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Canelo

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

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://www.canelo.co/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Tracer

Jason Dean

The Lucky Eight

Sheila Bugler

One Good Lie

Jane Isaac

Stairway Press

Math & Science, Science Fiction, Politics, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Self-Help, Environmental, Biographies & Memoirs, Fantasy, Fiction, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - Phoenix, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Website - https://stairwaypress.com

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

In Global Warming We Trust: Too Big to Fail

Anthony Sadar

Failure To Fracture

Anthony Garone

Cyberwarfare

Larry Bell

Berkley

Women's Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction

Part of - Penguin Random House > Penguin Publishing Group > Berkley

Location - New York City, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks

Website - https://www.penguin.com/publishers/berkley/

💥 Hit titles

The Kiss Quotient

Helen Hoang

Beach Read

Emily Henry

Dial A for Aunties

Jesse Q. Sutanto

Two Dollar Radio

Biographies & Memoirs, Cookbook, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, History, Horror, Humor, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Science Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - Columbus, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://twodollarradio.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A History of My Brief Body

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Whiteout Conditions

Tariq Shah

Found Audio

N.J. Campbell

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