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      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.
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      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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    January 05, 2015


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    Margot Kinberg

    So good to hear that the 'Bony' novels will be re-released! That's a treasure trove of stories, Les, and I'm glad you've highlighted one of them.

    Les Blatt

    It's a first rate series, Margot, and I do plan to review more of them as we move ahead.

    Bev Hankins

    One down, Les! And a good one to start with. I really enjoy the Bony stories--haven't read this one yet. Good to hear they're being re-released--although I'll still be looking for vintage copies. It's good that new readers will be able to find him.

    Les Blatt

    Bev, I really think you would enjoy this one. Not only is Bony at his best in the outback and the wilderness of the Nullarbor Plain, his discoveries as he searches for the missing woman are really unforeseen and his reaction...well, pure Bony.

    Tom Cat

    Great news that Bony is being reprinted! I've only read a handful of them, but MAN OF TWO TRIBES was one of the favorites. It shares some surprising plot similarities with Ellery Queen's AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY, except that Upfield and Queen approached those similarities from completely different directions.

    CAKE IN THE HAT BOX is still my favorite and recommend it without hesitation.

    Les Blatt

    Agreed, Tom Cat. "Cake in the Hat Box" is another very good one. So is "The Mystery of Swordfish Reef," which has some interesting similarities to "Man of Two Tribes." And another favorite is "The Clue of the New Shoe." Most of the books, in fact, are terrific; Bony is a fascinating character. I must admit I hadn't thought of the similarities to the Queen book, but it's been a long time since I read that one...sigh...may be time for another re-read...

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