The Mystery Company

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Crum Creek Press/The Mystery Company is an independent publishing company owned and operated by Jim Huang. In this decade, our titles have won two Agatha Awards, three Anthony Awards, one Benjamin Franklin Award and two Macavity Awards. Our books have also been nominated for the Dilys and the Shamus Awards, and one more Agatha and Macavity.

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Audition for Murder
Series: Maggie Ryan, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,730. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012 by The Mystery Company. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Nick and Lisette O’Connor need a change. They leave New York City for a semester as artists-in-residence at a college upstate, professional leads in a campus production of Hamlet. Threats and accidents follow Lisette, and Nick worries it might be more than just petty jealousy. Maggie Ryan, a student running lights for the show, helps investigate a mystery steeped in the turmoil of 1967 America.
Deadstick
Series: Owen Keane, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,640. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011 by The Mystery Company. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Owen Keane, failed seminarian, once hoped to find cosmic answers in human mysteries, but he's traded that quest for a 9-to-5 job at a New York law firm and a quiet life. Quiet, that is, until a cryptic request for information on an accident that took the lives of a playboy aviator and his fiancée cracks the solid earth beneath Keane’s feet and pitches him once again into darkness and doubt.
The Contrary Blues
Series: Owen Allison, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,230. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by The Mystery Company. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Contrary, West Virginia, a sleepy town with failing coal mines, has an urgent need for revenue. A federal grant for a non-existent bus system meets that need, until an auditor dies under mysterious circumstances. When the Department of Transportation sends Owen Allison to sort things out, Owen decides to let the phony subsidy continue until another body surfaces. Owen fears that he may be next.
Highway Robbery
Series: Owen Allison, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,730. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014 by The Mystery Company. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Failure analyst Owen Allison is called home to West Virginia. His mother is convinced that a skeleton unearthed by a construction crew belongs to Owen’s father. Owen’s brother George, a highway commissioner, is battling alcohol, a bureaucratic boss and environmentalists determined to stop highway expansion. When a protestor is murdered, George is the prime suspect.


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