Small-Press Lineup: Ransom Note Press

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-christianAlighieri

Christian Alighieri, Publisher


Emily Marlowe, Senior Editor

Max St. John, Publicist

Criminal Record:

Ransom Note Press was founded in 2005 by two experienced editors, Christian Alighieri and Emily Marlowe, who shared a simple vision: to offer readers the finest in suspense and mystery novels. We like ambitious books in which the author respects the conventions of the genre while doing something different and exciting. Our editorial staff line-edits all of our manuscripts. Christian prefers edgy books with a strong voice; Emily likes traditional whodunnits with terrific plot twists. Among the favorite books we didn’t publish: Adam Ross’s Mister Peanut, Marissa Peshl’s Night Film, Blake Crouch’s Snowbound, and anything by Liza Cody.

basnight-copwiththepinkpistolWe are distributed by Partners Publishers Group, and the books are therefore available through all the usual channels: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, BrodArt, and so on. All of our books are published as ebooks, too, for Kindle, Book, and iPad.

Previous Offenses:

The Outsmarting of Criminals, by Steven Rigolosi (2014)

The Cop with the Pink Pistol, by Gray Basnight (2012)

hill-neverkillafriendNine Man’s Murder, by Eric Keith (2011)

Currently Plotting:

Never Kill a Friend, by Martin Hill (June 2015)

Break and Enter, by Gareth Loken (December 2015)

The Befriending of Enemies, by Steven Rigolosi (March 2016)

email: christian.alighieri@ransomnotepress.com2015_mystery-hashtag



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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