Hello! Welcome to La Plume Press.

La Plume Press is an independent small press with a focus on cozy mysteries. La Plume also publishes young adult, sweet romance and historical fiction. In early 2017 we launched the Ginger Gold Mysteries Series, a cozy mystery series set in 1920s England.

Books are published in English worldwide, in ebook, print and audiobook formats. Select publications are available in German and Spanish and translations.

We welcome inquiries regarding rights licensing, particularly for foreign language markets as well as film and media. Contact us to learn more.


Meet the Team.

Lee Strauss - Director

​​​​Lee is the bestselling author of the Ginger Gold Mysteries series; A Nursery Rhyme Mystery series, The Perception Trilogy, and young adult historical fiction with over a million books read. She has titles published in German, Spanish, and Korean, and a growing audio library.

She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Lee Strauss.

Contact Lee: admin@laplumepress.com

Marketing & Media

Shadi Bleiken manages the marketing and media department at La Plume Press and is the administration assistant. 

Contact Shadi: admin@laplumepress.com

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Administration, Rights, & Creative 

Norm Strauss is the head of administration for La Plume Press. He also handles rights licensing and acts as a creative consultant. 

Contact Norm: admin@laplumepress.com

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New Release!

Mayhem All Aboard!

One blustery day in October of 1924, newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Basil Reed travel aboard the recently christened Flying Scotsman, a high-speed steam engine train that travels from London to Edinburgh, for their honeymoon. With only one short stop at York, Ginger anticipates time with her new husband will fly by.

She’s wrong. Something terrible has happened in the Royal Mail carriage, which forces the train to stop dead in its tracks. There’s been a death and Chief Inspector Reed has been asked to investigate.

It’s a uniquely disturbing murder and Ginger and Basil are eager to puzzle it out together. What do the first class passengers have to do with the dead man? With another crime shortly discovered, Ginger and Basil soon realize they’re not dealing with a run-of-the-mill killer—they’re dealing with a mastermind who’s not done playing with them yet.