A Short History
Murder One UK is a successor to the famous Murder One Bookshop that traded in the heart of Charing Cross Road for over twenty years. Unfortunately due to the business pressures on independents the shop closed down at the end of January 2009 after two decades as the UK's premier crime bookstore. Murder One UK has risen from the ashes in a new incarnation, smaller, it is true, but still beautifully formed and continuing to offer the unrivalled expertise and service of our famous forbear.
Tanya Stone, the owner, was formerly the deputy manager of Murder One and worked there for over 14 years. Tanya started in the Romance and Crime fiction departments before moving on to manage the mail order side of the business. With over twenty years of bookselling experience both in New Zealand and the UK she has extensive knowledge and prides herself on the service she offers to her customers.
Marta Schmidt is Tanya's assistant and has worked for the company since the early days, she is currently combining her work at M1UK with a Politics and South Asian Studies degree.