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Mystery Books - Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers


Who We Are
We are an independent book store devoted entirely to mysteries, and the largest mystery book store in Manhattan. We feature a complete selection of new titles as well as a broad array of our recommendations, classics, and out-of-print books. Please come and see us whenever you come to New York! 


Where We Are
44 Greenwich Avenue (corner of Charles)
 New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 243-0440   Fax: (212) 243-4624
Store Hours
Monday -Thursday: Noon until 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: Noon until 10:00 pm
Sunday: Noon until 7:00 pm

We are known for our ability to match people with books they'll enjoy; so if you are an experienced mystery reader or just starting out and love mysteries, let us help you find a great book. Over 85% of our sales are to repeat and referral customers.

Every year since we opened for business in 1994, more than 100 authors visited our store each year for readings and casual signings, so many of our books are signed. Our upcoming author events are listed in the Author Signings section and you are invited to our store to meet the author and have your book signed. If you are unable to attend we can ship the signed book to you. We maintain a link to authors on the
Mystery Writers of America site.

Other regular events include live performances of Classic Radio Plays by WWOW Radio Theater troupe. We host the MWA Annual Meeting in January, host a limited number of reading groups and occasionally Writers' Forums where panels of writers, editors, and agents share their experiences and advice with you.

First Editions
We continuously publish our First Editions inventory online (more than three thousand unique titles) at
AbeBooks, Amazon, Alibris, and on  Biblio. Book collectors and dealers have come to recognize our expertise in picking the best of new crime novels most likely to appreciate in value. Some of our new author recommendations have appreciated five-fold in the last three years.

We Buy Mystery Books
We also buy collections of mystery books. We prefer to buy quality first printings of US and UK titles in excellent condition. We also constantly search to replenish the shelves of our popular out-of-print collection. We will gladly travel to examine a sizable collection and would be most happy to make you an offer for your book collection.

Library & Out-of-Print
If you live in the neighborhood, our Lending Library is a great way to read the newest popular hardcovers at below-paperback prices. Our out-of-print shelves offer a broad selection of those elusive titles that publishers (sadly) no longer keep in print.

Physical Store
We invite you to visit our store and avail yourself of our expert and friendly customer service, our attractive appealing ambience, and our comfy chairs. We are located in Greenwich Village at 44 Greenwich Avenue, corner of Charles between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Virtual Store
We invite you to explore our store online and experience our expert recommendations and friendly customer service. We ship any of 10,000 mystery book titles to any location in the world. If you don't see it online,
email us and if it's gettable we will get it for you!

Copyright 1996-2010
by Partners & Crime Inc.
All rights reserved

Revised: April 2010