John Law Media is a small publishing house focused on crime fiction, a genre we prize for its stubborn attachment to well-plotted novels populated by distinctive characters and set in atmospheric locations.

A low-profile venture, we lack the marketing weight of the major publishing houses, and rely instead on word-of-mouth and alternative channels of information to promote our books. Without the web, we wouldn't exist.

Our titles are unlikely ever to top the best-seller lists, but if we can help the odd emerging author reach a public large enough and enthusiastic enough to keep him or her writing, we'll be quite happy. If we can make some money doing so (trickier than you might think), we'll be over the moon.

These are early days for us. To a large extent, we're still learning the ropes of the publishing business. Keep checking our catalogue of titles if you want to see how we're getting on.

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