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 thirty years of bookselling experience both in New Zealand and the United Kingdom she has extensive knowledge and prides herself on the service she offers to her customers.

What We Do

Murder One UK is an online, mail order only bookseller and a successor to the famous Murder One bookshop that traded in the heart of Charing Cross Road for over twenty years.

We specialise in Crime fiction offering the
widest range of both British (books published in the United Kingdom not necessarily set in the UK or written by a UK author) and American (books published in the United States not necessarily set in the USA or written by an American author) titles available anywhere. We operate via website or mail orders through our catalogue service. If you prefer to receive catalogues do not hesitate to contact us through the website or directy via phone or email.

M1UK operates a
standing order service for your favourite authors, just tell us who they are and when a new title is published we will instantly place it on order for you.

We offer subscription services for the following:
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Mystery Scene, Analog and Asimov.

Although we are specialists in the crime genre
we can order any title regardless of subject matter if it is available.

We can also order books on CD and DVDs.