Buying books

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Independent Book Stores
& other mystery links...

The mystery world is an amazing community that makes the rest of the world a very small place. Without question, independent mystery booksellers are the backbone of the industry, but with the publishing world the way it is, writers need to use any means possible to get their books out to readers.

And while it has become easier to get some books online, and many independents have started selling online, the truth remains that there is nothing like a visit to an independent bookstore - especially a mystery bookstore - to create an atmosphere for readers that is both embracing and educational.

So while I offer you a connect to Amazon, listed below are independent bookstores which carry my books (and can always order them if they are out). Each and everyone of these stores has something unique to offer -- the personal touch

That said, like many series mystery writers I have several books that have fallen completely off the shelf and are now out of print. These three books: FATHER FORGIVE ME, MOTHER MAY I?, and SAY UNCLE will soon be available as print on demand. I will let you know as soon as that service in is place. If you want me to contact you when the printer is up and running, just sign up on the WHO WILL BE NEXT page

Big Sleep Books
239 North Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314 - 361 - 6100
Helen Simpson

The Black Orchid
303 East 81st St.
New York NY 10028

Book Hampton
20 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937

Canio's Books
290 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Cannon Epicurean Books
Specializing in 1st edition mysteries
10921 Chandler Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Cape & Dagger
357 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books
Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue
SF, CA 94102

A Compleat Mystery Bookshop
7 Commercial Alley
Portsmouth, NH

Dead Write Books
4374 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6R2H7

Kate's Mystery Books
2211 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02140

"M" is For Mystery
74 E. Third Ave
San Mateo CA 94401

The Mystery Bookstore
6906 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205

Mystery Lovers Bookshop
514 Allegheny River Blvd.
Oakmont, PA 15139

Mystery Loves Company
1730 Fleet Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

The Mysterious Bookshop
129 West 56th Street
NYC, NY 10019
800 - 352-2840 (orders only)

Murder Ink
2486 Broadway (92nd & 93rd)
New York NY 10025

Mystery Books
916 West Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr PA 19010

Mysterious Galaxy
3904 Convoy Street #107
San Diego, CA 92111

Once Upon a Crime
604 West 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Partners & Crime
44 Greennwich Ave (above 10th Street)
New York NY 10011

The Poisoned Pen
7100D East Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

High Crimes Mystery Bookshop
(Was Rue Morgue)
946 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO. 80302

The San Francisco Mystery Bookstore
4175 24th Street
SF, CA 94114

Scotland Yard Books
556 Greenbay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093

Women and Children First
5233 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60057



S.J. Rozan

Lawrence Block

Steven Saylor

Robert Alexander

Ellen Hart

G.H. Ephron

Jewelle Gomez


Magazines, Periodicals, Etc.

Mystery Scene Magazine

Purple Moon Press

Mystery Journal

St. Martin's Press / Minotaur Books

Pendulum Press


Organizations & Events

Mystery Writers of America

Sisters in Crime, National Chapter

Sisters in Crime, NY-Tri-State Chapter

Bouchercon, 2003

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