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    Mystery Publishers

    • Academy Chicago Publishers
      An imprint of the Chicago Review Press. Features a number of interesting authors, most long out of print, plus some other odds and ends, including some horror stories by Conan Doyle.
    • 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.
    • Dean Street Press
      This small British publisher has a great many classic crime books in its much broader catalog. They are bringing back many Golden Age classics by authors who deserve another chance at a new audience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • MysteriousPress.com
      The brainchild of editor/anthologist/author/bookstore-owner Otto Penzler, the Mysterious Press has recently returned to life and now works with Open Road Media as an electronic book publisher. It is already republishing the work of a lot of classic authors, with more books on the way.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.

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    R. Yocum

    I first discovered Frances Crane around 1979 or 80, I think and always meant to get around and read and re-read them. I was happy to listen to your great podcast review of the Turquoise Shop this Monday because I finished reading it on Sunday. Recently I began to finally track down Crane as well as Phoebe Atwood Taylor and Stuart Palmer - authors I had also discovered in the eighties and always meant to get around to reading. Somehow I always thought they would be easily found at my library - I should have known better because I worked there and knew that the dreaded "weeding" would one day have to happen - even if those mysteries were better than many newer authors you find on those shelves today. I love your podcast reviews and keep them to use as a reading wish list.

    Les Blatt

    I'm really glad that you enjoy the reviews. Rue Morgue Press has been reprinting some of the Crane books - their catalog lists "The Golden Box" and "Thye Yellow Violet," neither of which I've read yet, so I'm looking forward to that. They also have republished a lot of Stuart Palmer titles. Last time I checked, most of the Phoebe Atwood Taylor books, both with Asey Mayo and Leonidas Witherall, are still available in paperback, so if the library doesn't have them, you can probably find some inexpensive copies. Again, thanks for your comment!

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