Welcome to black lyon publishing!

We have some of Amazon's bestselling #1 and Top 10 titles right here! Black Lyon Publishing, LLC is a traditional, royalty-paying publishing house boasting some of the most talented multi-published and new authors around. Titles are available in trade paperback or hardcover, ebook and audio formats. Our books are vailable through most major online retailers, including those listed below, and can be ordered at any bookstore.

Coming in June!

Her case had been closed - but not forgotten.

On an unseasonably warm winter evening in Pennsylvania, 15-year-old Patty Desmond sneaked out through the basement of her house. She had a history of running away, and that, combined with an argument with her mother, gave police reason to suspect she’d come home in a week or two.

The year was 1965. That night was the last time her family ever saw her.

Coming June 1, 2023. Pre-order your paperback copy today!

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Just Released! a brand new true crime masterpiece by Steven B. Epstein

EXTREME PUNISHMENT: The Chilling True Story of Acclaimed Law Professor Dan Markel’s Murder. A devoted father. One of the most accomplished criminal law scholars in the country. Someone wanted him dead. But why?


Also available : MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case, and EVIL AT LAKE SEMINOLE: The Shocking True Story Surrounding the Disappearance of Mike Williams.



#1 on Amazon's Local Politics and Campaigns/Elections Political Nonfiction Charts!

“While election corruption and voter manipulation may look somewhat different between Arizona and Oregon, once you’ve run for statewide office, it’s impossible to unsee the similar sabotage that America First, grassroots candidates face from the swamp everywhere. THE GOVERNMENT WE DESERVE is a must-read. It’s a look into the world of politics that will shock the average voter.”
—Kari Lake, 2022 Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee and former television anchor
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Available now in audio

Assassin's Fall
by Angela Steed
Narrated by Ocean Anderson

The Government We Deserve
by Kerry McQuisten
Narrated by Michelle Sobeski

Extreme Punishment
by Steven B. Epstein
Narrated by Eddie Frierson

The Ghost
by Maureen Boyle
Narrated by Tom Lennon

Where the Tour Buses Don't Go
by Gerry Lekas
Narrated by Brian Cousins

Wilder Intentions
by C. J. Wynn
Narrated by Katrina Medina

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Full color!

CHICAGO’S Hidden Sites of the
Mysterious, Macabre, Ghostly & Glamorous

This isn’t your average travel book—
and these aren’t your average tourist destinations!

Take a wild ride through hidden Windy City history—often dark, sometimes inexplicable, and occasionally glamorous. Meet the gangsters, ghosts, serial killers and celebrities that only Chicago could produce.

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