Welcome to Moonstone Press
Moonstone Press reprints detective and crime novels (as well as humorous fiction) from the end of WWI to the early 1960s. We publish books that are well-written and entertaining, and reintroduce them to a wider audience.
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House With Crooked Walls
"So you know House-on-the-Hill, Mr. Terhune?" Local bookseller and amateur detective Theodore Terhune is asked to investigate the history of an ancient Kentish manor house for its new owner, Dr. Vincente Salvaterra. Recently arrived from Panama, Salvaterra wants to know ...View Product
Seven Clues in Search of a Crime
“Are you a detective, Mr. Terhune? If you will forgive my saying so, you do not look like one.” Theodore Terhune, bookseller in the tranquil Kent village of Bray-in-the-Marsh, interrupts the attempted robbery of Helena Armstrong,...View Product
Murder at Liberty Hall
“You can’t expect a murderer to be able to have everything his own way “ Scientist James Hardwicke is invited to progressive co-educational Scrope House School to investigate a case of apparent pyromania among the student body. Although inclined to ignore this odd invitation, he ...View Product
“It was my own fault, of course. I realized that when it was too late. “ Crime writer Iain Carter has recently married and is struggling to make a decent living as an author. His brother-in-law is a likable but slightly indiscreet constable, and Iain decides to use this inside kn...View Product
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Dorothy Bowers and Women’s Worlds
March 15, 2020
We are delighted to see not just one, but TWO reviews of Dorothy Bowers’ work by golden age crime fiction historian Curtis Evans on hi...Read More
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