frequently asked questions

How can I order a book from Crooked Lane?

All our titles are distributed through Penguin Random House Publisher Services. If you are a librarian or bookseller, please order through them.

Is there a way to send feedback on a book?

We are always happy to receive feedback. Please send any thoughts or comments to inquiries@crookedlanebooks.com.

Can I get a replacement for a damaged book?

If you have purchased a damaged book, you should return/exchange it at the place of purchase.

How do I submit a manuscript?

Please send your query letter, along with the first five pages of your manuscript, to submissions@crookedlanebooks.com. Be sure to include your contact information, as well.

How do I find an agent?

To find an agent, we recommend using one of the many databases available online– Poets & Writers, QueryTracker, and AgentQuery are all excellent resources.

How can I arrange for an author to sign books at my bookstore?

To arrange for an event at your bookstore, please send the details of your request, including the author’s name, the name and location of your bookstore, and the type of event you would like to arrange, to publicity@crookedlanebooks.com.

How do I request a review copy of a book?

To request a review copy, please send your request to publicity@crookedlanebooks.com. Make sure to include the title of the book(s), as well as your name, address, phone number, and the publication for which you are a reviewer.

Are any books available in audio format?

Crooked Lane Books is happy to announce that we have partnered with Dreamscape Media to produce and distribute our crime fiction novels. They are available everywhere audiobooks are sold.

Can I use an excerpt of a book?

To obtain permission for use of any Crooked Lane materials, please send the details of your request to marketing@crookedlanebooks.com, including the selection of text and the purpose for which you wish to use it.