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 of mystery novels. Our award-winning mystery writers and commitment to excellence for our readers set us apart.  Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2017 we celebrate 20 years of publishing some of the best novels of the genre.

We are a community Bound By Mystery.

Our books routinely earn starred reviews from trade publications and the general press and have also 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, as well as, the Poirot Award bestowed by the Malice Domestic Board of Directors to honor individuals other than writers who have made outstanding contributions to the genre. 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.”

Titles from Poisoned Pen Press are distributed by Ingram Publisher Services, available through wholesalers, in your local bookstores, and for sale on this website.