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Iowa Mysteries
Barbara Allan (Barbara and Max Allan Collins)
  • Brandy Borne: recently divorced, now back in her hometown in Iowa, with Sushi, her blind Shih Tzu, in the Trash ’n’ Treasures mysteries

Kathleen Bacus
  • Tressa “Calamity” Jayne Turner: ditzy blonde who favors pink cowboy boots, and Rick Townsend, a Department of Natural Resources ranger, mostly in Knoxville, Iowa

Max Allan Collins
  • Mallory: small-town student mystery writer in Iowa
  • Nolan: aging thief in Iowa
  • Quarry: psychotic Vietnam vet and hired killer in Iowa

Shirley Damsgaard
  • Ophelia Jensen: reluctant witch who is a librarian, and her grandmother Abby, in a small town in Iowa

Ed Gorman
  • Jack Dwye: ex-cop part-time actor and security guard in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Sam McCain: attorney in Black River Falls, Iowa
  • Robert Payne: psychological profile investigator in New Hope, Iowa

Donald Harstad
  • Carl Housemanl: deputy sheriff in Iowa

Maddy Hunter
  • Emily Andrew: a tour guide for Iowans

Mike Manno
  • Parker Nobel: deputy attorney general and burned-out former prosecutor, in Iowa