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    • 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.
      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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    Another one to add to my list, Les. Don't know whether to thank you or not. At this rate I won't get back to reading the newer books until who knows when. By the way, are you familiar with the Jason Lynx mysteries by A.J. Orde? Been meaning to blog about them...Anyway, if you havent' read them. Give them a look. They're hard to find, but I think they're well worth the search. The first one is A LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD MURDER.

    Les Blatt

    Interesting. I don't know A. J. Orde at all. Wikipedia tells me it's a pseudonym used by Sheri Tepper, who (again according to Wikipedia) is mostly known for science fiction and horror. I don't think the A. J. Orde mysteries are in print, but I'll keep an eye out for them - sounds interesting.


    Very interesting to me as my third mystery, just published by St. Martin's Press, is also called A Brush with Death! I will be sure to see if I can find the Sheila Pim one. Looks like something I would enjoy.

    Les Blatt

    Elizabeth, I see on Amazon that your "A Brush with Death" just came out a couple of weeks ago. I'll add it to my list - I see there's a Kindle version of it as well, and I've just ordered the new Kindle. When I get it, at the end of August, I'll probably break it in with your book. Thanks (and I think you might enjoy the Sheila Pim version as well).


    I read this a few years ago, and wrote about it on my blog. If you are interested, you may read it here (sorry I haven't gotten how to do the links thing):

    I liked it very much, and found it quite modern in outlook.

    Les Blatt

    For those who want to see Nan's post on her blog, she had a typo in her link. Here's the correct one:

    Nan's focus is on the gardening part of the mystery, and she makes a number of interesting points. I'd recommend it to other readers here.

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