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. Their award-winning mystery writers and commitment to excellence for their readers sets them apart. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, they are about to celebrate 20 years of publishing some of the best novels of the genre.
Poisoned Pen Press is a community Bound By Mystery.
Their 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.”