Welcome to Moonstone Press
Moonstone Press reprints detective and crime novels, as well as humorous fiction, from the end of WWI to the mid 1960s. We publish books that are well-written and entertaining, and deserving of a wider audience.
The Perfect Alibi
Wealthy industrialist Anthony Mullins is found dead in a garage fire with the door locked. The locals assume it was an accident or perhaps suicide. But when the autopsy reveals a bullet wound to Mullins’ head and no revolver is found, a murder investigation ensues. Was the killer disgraced nephew ...View Product
Fatality in Fleet Street
It is 1938 and newspaper chief Lord Carpenter is about to publish a front-page story that will guarantee war with Russia. But before the paper can go to print, he is found stabbed in his office, and circumstances suggest the killer is one of his staff. Everyone from the editor-in-chief to the staff ...View Product
Death of a Queen
When elderly Queen Hanna discovers the anonymous letter in her dress pocket, she knows someone in her household is spying on her. The queen is secretly planning a ceremony of atonement that she hopes will secure the royal succession. Journalist Charles Venables is asked to help identify the spy befo...View Product
Crime in Kensington
There is something amiss at the genteel Garden Hotel. New arrival Charles Venables overhears a threatening discussion between the proprietors. The prices are too low. The residents are jumpy. When the bedridden Mrs Budge disappears into thin air, it is clear that more than one inhabitant of the hote...View Product
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Golden Noms de Plume
June 6, 2019
Classic crime writers made habitual use of pseudonyms. A comprehensive list of pen names would be an impossible task, but a quick tally from...Read More
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