Ostara Crime imprint launch

There’s some exciting news from Ostara Publishing which I am very glad to be able to help pass on. After three years (and 28 titles) as Series Editor of Top Notch Thrillers, Mike Ripley has taken on the additional role of Editor for a new series of more contemporary crime fiction for independent publisher Ostara which specialises in print-on-demand trade paperbacks and e-books.

Ostara Crime, launched this month, aims to collect and republish quality British crime writing for new readers and its schedule for 2012-13 features three books each from three female crime-writers: Christine Green, Denise Danks and Lesley Grant-Adamson.

The first three books – Deadly Errand, Deadly Admirer and Deadly Practice – were the first three “medical mysteries” by Christine Green which featured her nurse-turned-private-eye Kate Kinsella, and which were originally published between 1991 and 1994, are now available. Mike Ripley said:

Far too much excellent crime fiction goes out of print far too quickly these days and Ostara Crime will be an imprint dedicated to keeping attractive, physical books available as well as marketing electronic editions aimed at a new generation of readers.

In the summer, Ostara Crime publishes the first three adventures of investigative computer journalist Georgina Powers – The Pizza House Crash, Better Off Dead and Frame Grabber – by the award-winning crime-writer Denise Danks. In late 2012/early 2013, another “threesome” – this time three of the early cases for gossip columnist and detective Rain Morgan, as created by by Lesley Grant-Adamson.

For more information, visit the Ostara Publishing homepage at:

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2 Responses to Ostara Crime imprint launch

  1. Randy Johnson says:

    Keep us apprised. These books sound good, especially the PI series. I love me some PI stories. And your current off the shelf, SOME OF YOUR BLOOD by Sturgeon is one I read many years back. I remember quite a bit about it as He was always a favorite.

    • Will do Randy – Mike Ripley is not just a great practitioner but he is also a great critic and authority of the genre so this is all very good news for us addicts. Hope you like the Sturgeon review – bit of a problem having to only allude to the famous / notorious aspect of the story, but I hope I can get away with it as it’s a terrific read.

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