Level Best Books


Founded in 2003, Level Best Books is the publisher of The Best New England Crime Stories anthologies, which are released each November at the 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) Awards and have been recognized as “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.

In addition to our anthologies, Level Best Books is excited to announce we will be adding select mystery, thriller, and crime novels to our publishing catalog beginning in 2018.