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With unmatched success since 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading indie publishers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense books with a Dark Fiction edge.

Crystal Lake Publishing puts integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our operations.

We strive for each book and outreach program that’s launched to not only entertain and touch or comment on issues that affect our readers, but also to strengthen and support the Dark Fiction field and its authors.

Not only do we publish authors who are destined to be legends in the field (and as hardworking as us), but we also look for men and women who care about their readers and fellow human beings. We only publish the very best Dark Fiction and look forward to launching many new careers.

We strive to know each and every one of our readers, while building personal relationships with our authors, reviewers, bloggers, pod-casters, bookstores and libraries.

Crystal Lake Publishing is and will always be a beacon of what passion and dedication, combined with overwhelming teamwork and respect, can accomplish: unique fiction you can’t find anywhere else.

We do not just publish books, we present you worlds within your world, doors within your mind, from talented authors who sacrifice so much for a moment of your time.

This is what we believe in. What we stand for. This will be our legacy.

Welcome to Crystal Lake Publishing.



News Updates:

Crystal Lake's amazing authors walked away with two Bram Stoker awards this year. Congrats to Mercedes M. Yardley (Little Dead Red) and Alessandro Manzetti (Eden Underground).

Crystal Lake Publishing is now on Patreon! Come check out our great rewards, plus the prizes on offer to the first 100 patrons.

Today is the long-awaited release of our very first original novel: Blackwater Val by William Gorman

Tribulations by Richard Thomas is now available in paperback.

Writers on Writing Vol.3 is now available.

Kevin Lucia's Devourer of Souls is now available from Amazon.

Tales from The Lake Vol.2 is now available from Amazon.

Two more Mercedes M. Yardley titles are now available: Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu, and Pretty Little Dead Girls.

Four Crystal Lake titles have made the final ballot in the Bram Stoker Awards: Horror 201: The Silver Scream, Little Dead Red, Eden Underground, and The Dark at the End of the Tunnel.

Mercedes M. Yardley appeared on The Arm Cast Podcast.

Mark Allan Gunnells takes a drink on the Drinking with Jason podcast.

Crystal Lake Publishing is now a proud sponsor of The Darkness Dwells Podcast.

Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman join the line-up for Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, out later this year.




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