Bloodhound Books

A Leading Independent publisher of crime and thriller fiction

Bloodhound Books is a leading independent crime fiction publisher based in Cambridge, UK. We specialise in crime, thrillers, mystery & chillers. 

We are currently accepting submissions

Bloodhound Books are renowned in the industry for producing high quality crime and mystery thrillers. Our dedicated team of industry professionals have a real passion for working closely with our authors to create the very best books. Our unique and personal approach has helped debut and bestselling authors across the world achieve outstanding success.

Before submitting, please read the guidelines below carefully.

Bloodhound is my rock, my total support in every way, and the reason I now have my yearned for career.
— Anita Waller, Bestselling author of 34 Days

What we do:

  • Professionally edit, proofread and format your book.
  • Involve you with the cover design.
  • Produce high quality eb00k and print versions of your titles.
  • Work with a top agency to sell film and foreign rights.
  • Advertise and market your book on social media, Amazon, and many other online platforms.
  • Provide comprehensive blog tours for each title.
  • Promote your book to our huge mailing list of crime readers.
  • Provide support and advice leading up to and after publication.
  • Provide advance copies to our reviewer group.

By joining Bloodhound Books your work will be showcased alongside
award winning authors, New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestsellers including
Rob Sinclair, Netta Newbound, Maggie JamesMalcolm Hollingdrake and Anita Waller.

Working with Bloodhound Books has been a breath of fresh air. Everyone involved is both delightful and highly professional.
— Alex Walters, bestselling author of "Candles and Roses"
I would highly recommend them to any author, whether a newbie looking to launch their first book or a seasoned author looking for a new and collaborative publishing experience.
— International Bestseller Rob Sinclair
Bloodhound Books has the ability and time to focus on me as a writer offering me the support and encouragement that allows my writing style to be enhanced and developed. I know that I am in safe hands.
— Bestselling author Malcolm Hollingdrake

Submissions Guidelines

Bloodhound Books is looking for submissions of new fiction from authors with or without representation.

We specialise in the fiction we know best and love most. That includes; grit lit, crime fiction, suspense, mystery, domestic noir and psychological thrillers and chillers. 

If you write non fiction, young adult, children's, sci-fi, erotica or romance, we are not the best publisher for you.

We do not consider any work that is less than 60,000 words.

We only accept submissions electronically via email. All submissions should include;     

·       The first 20 pages of the manuscript.

·       A synopsis of your work (no more than 1500 words). If the synopsis is incomplete we will not consider your work. [How to write a Synopsis]

·       A cover letter telling us about you and your writing career to date

You can send all of the above as email attachments in either Word or PDF format. 

* We aim to respond to all submissions within four weeks of receipt, however we do receive a huge volume so please be patient if it takes a little longer. We read everything we receive. 

** Please do bear in mind that although all of our books are available as print on demand, we are a predominately digital publisher. Our focus is on selling eBooks to massive global audiences. We do not undertake large print runs of books and in most cases we do not aim for wide print distribution in bricks and mortar stores.