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Best True Crime Book Publishing Companies

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 23 publishers.

Quirk Books

DIY, Cookbook, History, Horror, Humor, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, True Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Fiction, Children's, Nonfiction, Poetry, Novella

Location - Philadelphia, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Queries & manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Seth Grahame-Smith

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

Geekerella

Ashley Poston

Joffe Books

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

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Lantern Boats

Tessa Morris-Suzuki

The Sister's Twin

Jane A. Adams

The Darkest Hours

Margaret Murphy

Mysterious Press

True Crime, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction

Part of - Grove Atlantic > Mysterious Press

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://groveatlantic.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

The Coronation

Boris Akunin

She Lover of Death

Boris Akunin

Girl Running

Lawrence Lariar

Dundurn Press

Art, Architecture, Biographies & Memoirs, Business, Health & Wellbeing, History, Humor, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, True Crime, Young Adult, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children's

Location - Toronto, CA

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Persephone's Children

Rowan McCandless

Lost Shadow

Claire Gilchrist

Nothing Will Be Different

Tara McGowan-Ross

Chicago Review Press

Middle Grade, Young Adult, African-American, Biographies & Memoirs, DIY, History, Politics, Sports & Outdoors, True Crime, Feminism, Education & Reference, Self-Help, Diverse Literature, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Children's, Nonfiction

Location - Chicago, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, LGBTQ, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Abe & Fido

Matthew Algeo

Absinthe & Flamethrowers

William Gurstelle

The Admiral and the Ambassador

Scott Martelle

Akashic Books

Politics, Urban Fiction, Literary Fiction, African-American, LGBTQ+, True Crime, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - New York City, US

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

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

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Bivouac

Kwame Dawes

A Student of History

Nina Revoyr

Addis Ababa Noir

Maaza Mengiste

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

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

Atmosphere Press

Academic, Action & Adventure, African-American, Architecture, Art, Biographies & Memoirs, BIPOC, Business, Catholic, Children's, Christian, Cookbook, Diverse Literature, Economics, Education & Reference, Environmental, Fantasy, Feminism, Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Humor, Islam, Jewish Literature, Law, LGBTQ+, Literary Fiction, Math & Science, Medical, Middle Grade, Mystery & Crime, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Novella, Photography, Picture Book, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Science Fiction, Screenplays, Self-Help, Short Story, Sports & Outdoors, Technology, Thriller & Suspense, Travel, True Crime, Urban Fiction, Westerns, Women's Fiction, Young Adult

Location - Houston, US

Size - Mid size

Formats - , Physical Books, Audiobooks, Ebooks

Submission format - Online submission - Submit here

Website - https://atmospherepress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

And the Stars Kept Watch

Peter Friedrichs

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

Teri M. Brown

Bello the Cello

Dennis Mathew

Headpress

Politics, True Crime, History, Art, Nonfiction

Location - Manchester, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Book proposals - Submit here

Website - https://headpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Bleeding Skull!

Joseph A. Ziemba & Dan Budnik

Small Town Skateparks

Clint Carrick

The Town Slowly Empties

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

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