Mystery Publishers

Mystery Publishers

Many fine companies publish mysteries, thrillers and crime novels. Below is a list of some of these publishers together with their websites.

Aberdeen Bay, an independent publisher focusing on mainstream fiction, including mysteries.

Allison and Busby, is a UK-based publisher in a wide variety of genres, including Crime, Mystery and Thriller, and is distributed in the US by Casemate IPM.

Amphorae Publishing Group, a small press based in St. Louis, MO. Imprints include Blank Slate Press, which publishes crime fiction.

Arbutus Press, an independent publisher featuring mysteries set in Michigan.

Arte Público Press, a publisher of contemporary fiction (including mysteries) by US Hispanic authors.

Astor+Blue Editions, an innovative "Digital First" publisher dedicated to producing the highest quality e-books and rrint editions in several genres, including mystery/suspense/thriller.

Bantam Dell, a division of Random House, offers BD Sneak Peaks newsletter.

Barbarian Books, a traditional publisher of new novel length ebooks only and pay in royalties. Open to all types of genre fiction, including mystery.

Bella Books, from heart-pounding romance to mystery, erotica and thriller, Bella Books is the premiere publisher of vibrant and irresistible fiction for and about lesbians.

Belle Books / Bell Bridge Books, publishing in a variety of genres, including mystery/suspense.

Berkley Prime Crime, offers Prime Crime newsletter.

Bitter Lemon Press, the best crime and romans noirs from faraway places.

Bloomsbury Publishing (includes Walker and Company).

Bold Strokes Books, publishing LBGT fiction in several genres, including action/adventure, crime, and mystery/intrigue.

Camel Press, a branch of Coffeetown Press, publishing genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction, horror … or any combination thereof.

Capital Crime Press.

Carina Press, a digital-first imprint from Harlequin. Categories include romantic suspense and mystery.

Clued-In Publications, specializing in the publication of mystery novels.

Cozy Cat Press, a small, independent publishing company that specializes in producing cozy mystery books.

Crazy Cozy Stories, dedicated to producing suspenseful, chilling, yet heart warming detective literature.

Crippen & Landru, publishers of mystery short story collections.

Deadly Ink, dedicated to helping writers in any mystery genre achieve publishing success.

Down & Out Books, is noir … private eye … hard-boiled … well-written stories of crime.

Endeavour Press, aims to create the world's most stimulating electronic books by both new and established writers, as well as long essays and novellas, in multiple genres including crime and thrillers.

Felony & Mayhem Press.

Five Star, publishes books in western, romance, mystery and science fiction and fantasy genres.

Full Moon Publishing, primarily publishes non-traditional mysteries, books that combine mystery with an element of paranormal, fantasy, and horror.

FWCrime, is committed to publishing original crime novels from debut and established authors alike under this Tyrus Books imprint.


Hachette Book Group USA, includes imprints Grand Central and Little, Brown, and offers The Mystery eNewsletter.

Hard Case Crime, publishes hard-boiled crime fiction, ranging from lost noir masterpieces to new novels by today's writers, featuring stunning original cover art in the grand pulp style.

Harlequin, includes Mira, Worldwide Mystery, and others.

HarperCollins, offers The Scene of the Crime newsletter.

Helm Books, an independent, author-friendly publisher of non-fiction and fiction, including mystery, thriller, crime, and romantic suspense.

Henery Press, an award-winning publisher in the mystery/suspense genre focused on engaging stories with sharp twists and lively characters.

Henry Holt and Company.

Hyperion Books.

Intrigue Press, publisher of mysteries with a gentle touch and unique regional settings.

Joffe Books, an independent publisher of great new fiction. Original voices, hard to put down stories.

Kensington Books.

Mainly Murder Press, created to form a bridge between New England authors and mystery readers who especially enjoy novels set in this part of the country.

Midnight Ink Books, a new voice in mystery fiction.

Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown, publishing crime novels, thrillers, police procedurals, spy stories, even supernatural suspense.

Mysterious Press, in conjunction with Open Road Integrated Media, will take books from some of the most distinguished crime, mystery and suspense writers in the world, and offer them in digital reading formats.

Night Shadows Press, gives talented mystery writers a platform to put their work before the reading public.

No Exit Press, a UK-based independent publisher of crime fiction.

North Star Press of St. Cloud, a small press royalty book publishing company focusing on regional books specific to Minnesota. Genres include mystery and suspese.

Oceanview Publishing, bringing you the best in Mystery, Thriller and Suspense.

Pemberley Press.

Penguin Group, includes Dutton, Putnam, NAL, Viking, and others.

Penury Press, dedicated to publishing quality mystery fiction and humor.

Perseverance Press, a publisher of new literary mystery novels.

Point Blank Press, an imprint of Wildside Press, specializing in publishing cutting edge crime fiction.

Poisoned Pen Press, an independent publisher specializing in the field of mystery.

Prologue Books, an imprint of F+W Media, converting out-of-print novels in many genres including crime into ebooks.

Random House, includes Ballantine, Delacorte, Press, Villard, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard and others: offers Mystery on the Internet newsletter.

RendezVous Crime, an imprint of Napoleon and Co. publishing mystery authors with innovative, distinctive styles.

Salvo Press, hand-crafted mysteries from the microbrew of publishing.

Severn House, publishers of fiction including crime and mystery.

Simon & Schuster, includes Scribner, Pocket Books, Downtown Press, The Free Press, Atria, Touchstone, and others.

Soho Press, offers the Soho Crime monthly newsletter.

St. Kitts Press, mysteries for discerning readers.

St. Martin's Press, includes Forge, Minotaur, and others; offers Thrilling Reads newsletter.

Stark House Press, is in the business of reprinting some of the best mysteries and supernatural fiction of the past 100 years.

StoneHouse Ink, an indie publishing house specializing in fiction, including thrillers, YA, paranormal, and fantasy.

Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of focusing on mystery and thrillers.

Thriller Press.

Tyndale House Publishers, genres include mystery and suspense novels with Christian themes.

Witness Impulse, an imprint of William Morrow focusing on digital-original mystery, suspense, and thriller books.

WordForge Books, an independent publisher of quality titles including mystery, romance and the supernatural.

This page of Mystery Publishers is maintained by the editors of the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, a business unit of Omnimystery, a Family of Mystery Websites. If you have a suggestion for a publisher of mystery books to be added here, please contact us. Last updated: February 18, 2016.

Page Author: Lance Wright. Site Publisher: Hidden Staircase Mystery Books.

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