About Us

About Us

This website was founded in the 1990s by Richard Heagy as Orchard Press Mysteries. After a hiatus, the Orchard Press Mystery website is bigger and better than before! We’re making the archives available so you can continue to enjoy the stories that made the site so great. We’re also looking for new mystery stories. More information about writing for us can be found on our Submissions Page.

To make sure you know when each month’s new stories are released, be sure to sign up for the Orchard Press Mystery e-mail newsletter.

We’re planning to expand beyond short stories and into full-length books. If you’re a newsletter subscriber, we’ll keep you informed about our upcoming book titles, as well as each month’s new stories. Newsletter recipients also receive access to exclusive content, plus contests open only to subscribers.

Editorial Staff


Liz Martinez Executive Editor
Richard Heagy Founding Editor
Robert Moulthrop Senior Editor