The Mysterious Bookshop

Otto Penzler, proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop, founded The Mysterious Press in 1975. The imprint was devoted to printing the best mystery, crime and suspense books, using fine paper and top dust jacket artists.

It went on to publish such best-selling authors as James Ellroy, P.D. James, Donald E. Westlake, Eric Ambler, Ross Macdonald, Isaac Asimov, Ed McBain, Kingsley Amis and Elmore Leonard, both in hardcover and paperback.

Today, The Mysterious Press exists in three forms.

Working in conjunction with Open Road Integrated Media, is converting previously-published works to eBook formats, from notable authors like James Ellroy, Donald Westlake, Ross Thomas, Brian Garfield and Christianna Brand, among others. The press is also publishing original novels by previously-published authors and talented newcomers, some of which are available as print editions. Visit the website to see all the books the press has to offer.

The Mysterious Press at Penzler Publishers

This press, an imprint of Grove/Atlantic until 2020 when it became fully independent as a part of Penzler Publishers, features new releases from such Edgar Allan Poe Award–winning authors as Andrew Klavan, Thomas Perry, Joyce Carol Oates, and Stephen Hunter. For more information, follow this link.

The Mysterious Press at HighBridge Audio

HighBridge Audio, a leading publisher of spoken word audio, is producing fantastic audio books of our books, from both the Mysterious Press and lines.

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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