Small-Press Lineup: Pegasus Books

Mystery Month 2015

Some 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-irisblasi

Iris “The Bookmeister” Blasi, Marketing Director and Senior Editor


Claiborne “Tarheel” Hancock, Publisher

Jessica “Ironwoman” Case, Associate Publisher

Maia “Paper Baron” Larson, Associate Editor

Katie “The Comic” McGuire, Editorial Assistant

The great people at W. W. Norton & Company, our distributor

Criminal Record:

Pegasus Books publishes a diverse range of works including history, philosophy, biography and memoir, literary fiction, and noir titles. We strive to reach readers nationwide who share our conviction that good literature is essential to the health of our cultural life.

The company was founded by Claiborne Hancock in the fall of 2005 with a launch list of 24 titles. In the last ten years, Hancock and Associate Publisher Jessica Case have grown the company into an indie that publishes over 100 titles annually. A separate imprint, Pegasus Crime, was launched in 2011 as a home for the award-winning crime fiction and mysteries the company publishes, including police procedurals, espionage thrillers, noir titles, and fiction in translation from bestselling international authors around the world.

Previous Offenses:

brackston-gretelandthecaseRosemary’s Baby, Ira Levin (originally: 1967, our edition: 2011)

Curse of the House of Foskett, by M. R. C. Kasasian (2015)

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, ed. by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger (2014)

Werewolf Cop, by Andrew Klavan (2015)

Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints, P. J. Brackston (2015)

Plague Land, S. D. Sykes (2015)

lee-theinvestigationCurrently Plotting:

The Drowning, by Camilla Läckberg (September 15, 2015)

The Investigation, by J. M. Lee (August 15, 2015)

The Real Justine, by Stephen Amidon (September 15, 2015)

Email: iris [at] pegasusbooks [dot] us




About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of six books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Phantom Tower (2018). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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