Founded in 1997 by Robert Rosenwald (President and Founder), Barbara Peters (Editor-in-Chief), and their daughter Susan Malling, Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher that delights in bringing you new mysteries several times a month. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the world. Our authors and staff of devoted mystery readers are what make us different.
We all love finding and publishing new authors and books so that our readers can Discover Mystery!™
We’re proud that books from Poisoned Pen Press consistently receive positive and starred reviews from trade publications and the general press. Our books have won or been nominated for every major award in the mystery genre.
In recognition of Barbara Peters’ and Robert Rosenwald’s contribution to the publishing industry, they received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Bouchercon Crime and Mystery conference. Robert and Barbara were also given the Ellery Queen Award at the 2010 Mystery Writers of America’s annual dinner honoring “writing teams and outstanding people in the mystery-publishing industry.”