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Rue Morgue Press "Rue Morgue Press is the old-mystery lover's best friend, reprinting high quality books from the 1930s and '40s."
—Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Felony & Mayhem This publisher specializes in classic mysteries, broadly defined, including newer mysteries that adhere to classic standards. They have just overhauled their website to make it much more informative and user-friendly.
Merion Press The Merion Press is an independent publisher of out-of-print works that were originally published over 75 years ago, but are enduring even today.
Mystery Guild This book club mostly publishes current thrillers, spy and horror stories, etc., but has a few "lost classics" by the likes of Ellery Queen and John Dickson Carr. As such, it may be worth your attention. Be warned though that it's a "negative option" club - if you join, you have to reply to each offer every few weeks to keep them from being sent to you.
Crippen & Landru Crippen & Landru publish mystery short story collections. Of particular interest is what they call "Lost Classics," a series of anthologies of mostly uncollected stories by authors who might be enjoyed by a new generation of readers.
Poisoned Pen Press Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Poisoned Pen Press publishes a fairly wide variety of mysteries. Some are reprints; many are new, by newer authors. Their website has a great deal of information about their books and authors.
Academy Chicago Publishers A number of interesting authors, most long out of print, plus some other odds and ends, including some horror stories by Conan Doyle.
Langtail Press A fairly new Print On Demand publisher specializing mostly in classic mysteries. The managing director, James Prichard is the great-grandson of Agatha Christie, and his lineage shows. Authors include John Dickson Carr, Ellery Queen, Anthony Berkeley, and Freeman Wills Crofts, among others. Many are also published as ebooks for the Amazon Kindle.
Mysterious Press The brainchild of editor/anthologist/author/bookstore-owner Otto Penzler, the Mysterious Press has recently returned to life as an electronic book publisher. It is already republishing the work of a lot of classic authors, with more books on the way.
Ostara Publishing "Ostara Publishing re-issues titles that have unjustifiably become unavailable either through the ravages of time or the forces of publishing economics. We specialise in Crime and Thriller fiction titles and our range goes from the1920s through to the 21st century. We publish thematically and currently have six series available. All our titles are published in a 'trade paperback' format and printed to order."
Locked Room International A small press, specializing in very good English-language translations of (so far) mostly-French authors of locked room and impossible crime stories. They publish in Print-On-Demand and electronic editions.
Oleander Press This small eclectic British publisher has begun publishing a series of classic British mystery novels, primarily from the Golden Age. The series is grouped into a section of their catalogue named "London Bound," as the books are set in London.
Oconee Spirit Press A small, independent publisher committed to publishing "lively fiction, and provocative non-fiction." Most of their list covers early works by established authors writing traditional mysteries, such as Carolyn Hart and Margaret Maron.
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I don't know what the Greater Significance of this might mean, but I was out to dinner last evening with my wife, celebrating our anniversary. The restaurant had a little card on the table advertising its special drinks. On that list, to my surprise, was a drink called "The Hercule Poirot," apparently consisting of Absolut Pear, Triple Sec, Lime Juice and Pear Nectar. No "sirop de cassis," apparently. Would M. Poirot have enjoyed it? I don't know. It sounded a bit sweet to me, in a heavily pear-shaped way. Anybody out there know anything about such a drink? To your good health, M. Poirot!