Small-Press Lineup: Midnight Ink

Mystery Month 2015Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again!



Legal Name and Alias:

mugshot-terri-bischoffTerri Bischoff, acquiring editor, aka Literary Fairy Godmother, aka Dream Killer


Bill Krause, Publisher

Nicole Nugent, Production Editor

Beth Hanson, Publicist

Criminal Record:

I am five years into my sentence here at Midnight Ink. Before landing in the clink, I honed my skills at several independent bookstores, such as Kramerbooks in DC and Booked for Murder in Madison, WI. Those were the days. But I gotta tell you, there are worse places to do time than here in the Twin Cities with MI. I mean, I get to work on all kinds of books, from traditional cozies that Agatha Christie would like to brutal serial killers. Good stuff, I say, good stuff. And you can find our books anywhere—indie stores, Barnes and Noble, Amazon—and we have some pretty sweet distributor deals with Ingram and Baker & Taylor.

We got some great things happening around the big house. 2015 is Midnight Ink’s 10-year anniversary. We will be pubbing a hardcover by Catriona McPherson. We will have some parties and I hear there will be cake. Keep an eye on Malice Domestic and Bouchercon to see what we are up to. I sure hope my cohorts don’t try to bust me out of the slammer. 2015 will see us publishing 40 books. I got work to do. Feel free to send me some hooch to get me through the long nights. It’s a tough job but somebody has got to do it.

Previous Offenses:

Copperman-Question-of-Missing-HeadThe Day She Died, by Catriona McPherson (2014) Edgar Finalist

February Fever, by Jess Lourey (Murder by Month series) (2015)

Death of a Cozy Writer, by GM Malliet (2008)

Question of the Missing Head, by E.J. Copperman & Jeff Cohen (2014)

A Killer Retreat, by Tracy Weber (2014) Agatha Finalist

Murder on the Rocks, by Karen MacInerney (2006)

Currently Plotting:

Macpherson-childgardenThe Child Garden, by Catriona McPherson (September 2015)

The Reckoning Stones, by Laura DiSilverio (September 2015)

Beautiful Losers, by Eve Seymour (Winter 2016)

Delivering the Truth, by Edith Maxwell (Winter 2016)

The Masquerading Magician, by Gigi Pandian (Winter 2016)




About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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