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Dutton Guilt Edged Mysteries


was a pulp imprint that published hard-boiled noir detective fiction from 1947 to 1956. The imprint published eighty-two novels in ten years, including noir icon Mickey Spillane, whose first seven Mike Hammer novels were published under the Guilt Edged logo.

To commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of Dutton’s publication of I, The Jury (1947), Dutton is relaunching the Guilt Edged Mysteries program in Summer 2012 as a digital imprint. The program will be dedicated to discovering and publishing original crime short stories and novellas as eBooks. Each month, DGE will publish a modern work between ten thousand and fifty thousand words that has a sharp, fresh voice and captures the noir spirit in an exciting, imaginative, and modern way.

For information about how to submit work for consideration, please see our submissions page. For further information or other queries, please contact duttonguiltedged[at]us.penguingroup.com.

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