About Scorpion Press


Scorpion Press is the trade name of a small press that specialises in crime fiction for collectors.  Although a very small British publisher, Scorpion Press has published some of the most prestigious names in modern crime fiction from around the world.  Its distinctive combination of signed books by acclaimed authors, with additional material about the author by another writer, the special design and leather binding, combined with very small, limited runs have made it a durable success in its niche market.

Many noted authors have praised the Scorpion Press – including James Lee Burke, Dick Francis, Ken Bruen, Lindsey Davis, Reginald Hill and Julian Symons.  Here are two commendations:

“Crime fiction is still often regarded as somehow second class stuff – so it is gratifying indeed to find some of the best current exponents dignified in finely bound Scorpion Press editions, books of as high a quality in their production as are the words they embrace – every sign of loving care”.                                                                            H.R.F. Keating, past president of the Detection Club

“What a lovely production you’ve made of these; I hope you are as pleased with them as I am”.                                                             George MacDonald Fraser commenting on his Flashman Scorpion Press books

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