The Mysterious Bookshop

American Mystery Classics Subscription

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, 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.

If you're a fan of vintage mystery fiction, you'll love these books! Subscribe and save 20% off the cover price — available in hardcover and in paperback. 

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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