Felony & Mayhem Press

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Felony & Mayhem Press
Felony & Mayhem Press
Founded 2005
Founder Maggie Topkis
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Publication types Books
Fiction genres Mystery
Official website felonyandmayhem.com

Felony & Mayhem Press is an American book publisher which specializes in re-issues of out-of-print mystery novels, first paperback editions of books previously published in hardcover, and U.S. editions of books that initially came out overseas.[1][2] The company is located in New York City and was founded in June 2005 by Maggie Topkis,[3] co-owner of the Greenwich Village bookstore, Partners and Crime.[2] All Felony & Mayhem imprints are trade paperbacks.[2] The company was called "the most dastardly local press" in the Village Voice's Best of New York 2008 issue.[4]

Felony & Mayhem initially distributed only through independent bookstores and catalog sales,[2] but later expanded distribution to major retailers. In 2005, the company's first catalog featured only twelve titles including Caroline Graham's The Killings at Badger's Drift, and Reginald Hill's Who Guards a Prince?. In 2009, the Felony & Mayhem catalog listed more than 125 titles.


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