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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:

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, our biggest anthology ever, is out now. Featuring Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, and Ramsey Campbell.

Please welcome Ramsey Campbell, Damien Angelica Walters, and Paul Tremblay to Crystal Lake Publishing.

Coming soon: Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories

Out now: Jasper Bark's Extreme Horror novella Run to Ground!

Out now! Jasper Bark's The Final Cut novel is now available in paperback, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited.

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.

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




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