Skyhorse Publishing is launching a new crime fiction imprint, Arcade CrimeWise, which will publish six to eight titles a year, including mysteries, thrillers, noir, procedurals, and spy novels.
Arcade CrimeWise launches this fall with Bart Paul's See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, the third novel in the Tommy Smith High Mountain Noir series (September), Raymond Benson's The Blues in the Dark, a crime drama set in Hollywood in the 1940s and the present day (October); W.C. Ryan's A House of Ghosts, a finalist for the NBA Irish Book Award set during World War I (October), and the second book in Lisa Preston’s feminist/western/mystery Horseshoer series, Dead Blow (November).
In some cases with its Arcade imprint, founded by Richard and Jeannette Seaver, Skyhorse has published some fiction in this area during the past several years, including His Bloody Project, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau and The Accident on the A35, all by Graeme Macrae Burnet; the Darby Holland Crime Novel series by Jeff Johnson; the Tommy Smith High Mountain Noir series by Bart Paul; and The Secrets on Chicory Lane and In the Hush of the Night by Raymond Benson. Books like these will now be branded, marketed, promoted, and sold as Arcade CrimeWise.
Arcade executive editor Cal Barksdale said: "We have successful crime fiction from both noted writers and new voices, introducing new sleuths, amateur or otherwise. CrimeWise will offer these books a new platform and resources that will allow us to bring them to a broader public."