Level Best Books


Founded in 2003, Level Best Books is the publisher of crime fiction novels and short story anthologies, including The Best New England Crime Stories, released every November at New England Crime Bake. Well-regarded by readers and reviewers, stories published by Level Best have won the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Derringer and Robert L. Fish Award for Best First Short Story presented at the Edgar® banquet. Level Best short stories have also been recognized as Best and Distinguished Mystery Stories by the editors of the Best American Mystery Stories series. Level Best also publishes the winning story from the Al Blanchard Award every year. We have also published anthologies by members of The Writers’ Police Academy and the New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

In addition to crime fiction anthologies, Level Best Books also publishes quality and award winning mystery, thriller, and crime fiction novels.