Thalia Press


Thalia Press publishes crime and contemporary fiction. We reissue previously out-of-print titles for established authors and publish original titles approximately three times a year. Our books range from the funny to the serious, entertaining and inspirational in nature.

If you are a reader, please check our Titles section for a list of all of our books, links to buy them on-line, and the information you need to order them from a bookstore . You can also use these links to buy e-books versions of our books on-line.

If you are a bookstore owner or buyer for a bookstore chain, please see our Titles for more information on stocking our titles. All Thalia Books are available through Ingram Distributors.

What we believe:

  • Quality of writing always matters.

  • All good fiction begins with strong plotting and strong characterizations.

  • Crime fiction lets people safely explore the very best and the very worst of the human condition.

  • Humor is a great way to let readers tackle painful topics like life and death without being overwhelmed by emotion.

  • Not all books need to appeal to the masses.

Featured Title


The Girl in the Empty Dress

The long-awaited sequel to Lise McClendon’s bestselling women’s suspense novel, Blackbird Fly, is now available wherever books are sold. The Girl in the Empty Dress finds Merle Bennett back in France with her sisters on a walking tour of the Dordogne. When a member of the group — the only non-sister, a law colleague — finds an injured dog by the side of the road and determines to make the dog her own, the delightful, wine-swilling band of happy walkers finds their idyllic summer vacation taking a dark and dangerous turn. Truffles, romance, and intrigue in the heart of France.

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The Thalia Press Anthology

The theme is winter, and the Thalia Press Authors Co-op rises to the occasion, digging deep into their devious imaginations with short stories of cold, ice, mystery, and of course unexplained homicide. Eight established crime authors and eight chilling stories to send shivers down your spine. Enjoy this collection of intriguing, surprise-filled stories full of buried secrets, back-stabbing and revenge — all set against the wintry backdrop of the cruelest season.

Dead of Winter: chilling new tales of crime features stories by Gary Phillips, Kate Flora, Sarah Shaber, Brynn Bonner, JD Rhoades, Taffy Cannon, Rory Tate, and Chaz McGee. Some stories follow characters from novels by these authors, others explore new tales of greed, revenge, murder, and intrigue. Edited by Katy Munger and Lise McClendon, Dead of Winter is available as an e-book.

Sarah Shaber brings back historian Simon Shaw in Flesh Upon the Mountains, a story set in the backwoods of North Carolina.
Kate Flora’s Bone China offers up a deceptively innocent account of a loyal wife. Feathersmith’s Excellent Plan by L.A.-based crime writer Gary Phillips brings readers into the world of Charlie Feathersmith, an electronic space salesman with an unexpectedly colorful past. In The Honey Trap, Rory Tate (a.k.a. Lise McClendon) gives us reporter Mimi Raynard in a prequel to her new thriller, Jump Cut, when a snowstorm hits Seattle at Christmas. Taffy Cannon writes about Aunt Betty, a beloved icon in a family beset by tragedy. Brynn Bonner, winner of the Robert L. Fish award from Mystery Writers of America, writes about a North Carolina investigative reporter in High Postage. Southern noir thriller writer J.D. Rhoades weighs in with I’ll Be Home For Christmas – a fascinating look at what happens when lowlifes locked in the fast lane collide with local law enforcement desperately hoping to take the high road for Christmas. In Library of Souls, Katy Munger (a.k.a. Chaz McGee) gives us another fascinating glimpse into the world of Kevin Fahey, a dead detective who is seeking redemption in a lonely afterworld centered around righting the mistakes he made while drinking his way through a botched career on the force.
Enjoy them all for a deliciously chilling good time.



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