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From Hard-Boiled to Cozy: The Best Publishers for Mystery Fiction

Mystery fiction is a broad genre with many sub-genres, including hard-boiled and cozy. Here are some of the best publishers for each sub-genre:

Hard-Boiled:

  • Hard Case Crime: This publisher specializes in hard-boiled crime fiction, and has published books by authors such as Lawrence Block, Donald Westlake, and Stephen King.

  • Soho Crime: This publisher focuses on both contemporary and historical crime fiction, and has published books by authors such as Martin Limón, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, and Louise Penny.

Cozy:

  • Minotaur Books: This publisher, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, specializes in cozy mysteries, and has published books by authors such as Agatha Christie, M.C. Beaton, and Charlaine Harris.

  • Berkley Prime Crime: This publisher, an imprint of Penguin Random House, publishes cozy mysteries, and has published books by authors such as Joanne Fluke, Leslie Meier, and Laura Levine.

  • Crooked Lane Books: This publisher specializes in cozy mysteries, and has published books by authors such as Julia Henry, Wendy Sand Eckel, and J.C. Eaton.

Additionally, many independent publishers like Poisoned Pen Press, Severn House Publishers and Midnight Ink are also known for their cozy mystery books.

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