The Mysterious Bookshop

American Mystery Classics Subscription, Paperback

Our American Mystery Classics series features the very best American whodunnit novels from the Golden Age of the genre (broadly, the decades between the two World Wars), hand-picked by Mysterious Bookshop owner and mystery scholar Otto Penzler.

With big-name authors including John Dickson Carr, Ellery Queen, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Cornell Woolrich, plus lesser-known gems such as Craig Rice, Dorothy Hitchens, Clayton Rawson and Baynard Kendrick, the line highlights the variety and excellence of the era. New introductions from beloved mystery authors of today add context to the tales and usher them into the 21st century.

We are pleased to offer a subscription program for the American Mystery Classics series. Get each title before it arrives in stores nationwide, always at a 20% discount. 

To sign up for a monthly AMC Crime Club subscription, please email our bookseller Mike ( or call the shop directly at 212-587-1011. We accept payments made via credit card or PayPal.

Also available in hardcover.

(All subscription sales final; subscription can't be switched or exchanged. Price includes domestic shipping only; international subscribers may incur additional shipping costs)

The World's Oldest Mystery Fiction Specialty Store

Specializing in Mystery Fiction and all its subgenres, including Detective, Crime, Hardboiled, Thrillers, Espionage, and Suspense.

Located at 58 Warren St. in New York City, we are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-7pm.

If your order is a combination of in-stock and pre-order items, please note all items will ship together once everything is on-hand.



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