Felony & Mayhem Press
For fans of the mystery and espionage imprint Felony & Mayhem, and its devoted republishing of excellent, quirky, and neglected works. (Or fans of those works, outside the new editions from Felony & Mayhem.)
From the long-neglected website, their categories include:
Set in or around the UK, these feature the highly literate, often witty prose that fans of British mystery demand.
Example: The Killings at Badger’s Drift, by Caroline Graham
We think of these as classy cozies. There is little gunplay or gore, but often a fair amount of humor and – always – an intrepid amateur sleuth.
Example: Landscape of Lies, by Peter Watson
From the Ancient World to the 1940s, and everything in between.
Example: Ovid, by David Wishart
Mean streets and meaner bad guys, with a cop or a PI usually carrying the story and landing a few punches besides.
Example: Belshazzar’s Daughter, by Barbara Nadel
Spies and conspiracies, from WWI to the present.
Example: The Cambridge Theorem, by Tony Cape
Originally published prior to about 1965, these promise the kind of twisty, ingenious puzzles beloved by fans of Agatha Christie and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.
Example:The Case of the Gilded Fly, by Edmund Crispin
Authors include: Edmund Crispin, Elizabeth Daly, Elizabeth Ironside, Margery Allingham, Barbara Nadel, Nicholas Freeling, Peter Dickinson, David Wishart, John Malcolm, Robert Barnard, Reginald Hill, Peter Lovesey, S.F.X. Dean, Tony Broadbent, Donald M. Westlake, Sheila Radley, William Marshall, Robert Cullen, Paul Mann, Carolyn Hougan, Liza Cody, Julian Symons, Marissa Piesman, Stuart M. Kaminsky (in no particular order).
The Press' own website is long out of date, though their reprints appear to be going strong. Find a list here:
Many can also be found, with reviews, here:
|Which Felony & Mayhem title are you reading?||12 unread / 12||y2pk, September 2009|
|felony & mayhem website||4 unread / 4||mlfrank, May 2009|
|Which title would you start with?||16 unread / 16||kathi, January 2009|
|Message Board||35 unread / 35||pamelad, August 2008|
|Other Mystery Small Presses||14 unread / 14||aluvalibri, June 2008|
|Desired Books?||7 unread / 7||Eurydice, June 2008|
|Favorites Met Before the Press||4 unread / 4||christiguc, June 2008|
|Favorite discoveries?||3 unread / 3||aluvalibri, June 2008|