Crippen & Landru books are first editions of mystery, detection, crookery, roguery, and espionage.

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"The specialty publisher with the most star-studded list is Crippen & Landru, which has produced short story collections by some of the biggest names in contemporary crime fiction." 
- Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

"God Bless Crippen & Landru."  
- The Strand Magazine

"A monument in the making is appearing year by year from Crippen & Landru, a small press devoted exclusively to publishing the criminous short story."  
- Don Herron,
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

"This is the best edited, most attractively packaged line of mystery books introduced in this decade. The books are equally valuable to collectors and readers."
- Mystery Scene Magazine

Crippen & Landru Upcoming Releases

The following books are our currently planned, upcoming releases. You may want to consider bookmarking this page (Ctrl+D) to watch the status of these books. The titles listed and schedules are tentative, some extremely so:

  • The Puzzles of Peter Duluth by Patrick Quentin, introduction by Curt Evans

  • The Purple Flame and Other Mysteries by Frederick Irving Anderson, edited by Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV

  • [untitled collection] by James Holding about Ellery Queen simulacrum, Leroy King.

  • All but Impossible by Edward D. Hoch. The 4th volume of Dr. Sam Hawthorne “impossible crime” stories..

  • Funeral in the Fog and Other Simon Ark Tales by Edward D. Hoch.

  • Dagobert, Sleuth of Old Vienna by Balduin Groller, trans. by Thomas Riedeker. The first edition in English of a 1910 classic. Lost Classics Series. NOW BEING EDITED