SYKM


Louisiana Mysteries
Kenneth Abel
  • Danny Chaisson: former Assistant District Attorney, now bagman for crocked state senator in New Orleans, Louisiana

Ace Atkins
  • Nick Travers, ex-football star, part-time detective, and full-time expert on blues in New Orleans, Louisiana

Stephanie Bond
  • The Voodoo series: in Mojo, Louisiana

Jacklyn Brady (Sherry Lewis)
  • Rita Lucero: pastry chef in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the Piece of Cake mysteries

James Lee Burke
  • Dave Robicheaux: deputy sheriff in New Iberia, Louisiana

Joy Castro
  • Nola Céspedes: ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, in New Orleans, Louisiana

Laura Childs
  • Carmela Bertrand: owner of a scrapbooking shop in New Orleans, Louisiana

Barbara Colley
  • Charlotte Larue: maid in New Orleans, Louisiana

John William Corrington & Joyce Hooper Corrington
  • Ralph “Rat” Trapp: black homicide detective captain, in New Orleans, Louisiana
Rex Dancer (Michael Kilian)
  • Andy Derain: burned out New York fashion photographer, in New Orleans, Louisiana

J. Madison Davis
  • Delbert “Dub” Greenert and Vonna Saucier: white and black private investigators, in New Orleans, Louisiana

Jana DeLeon
  • Maryse Robicheaux: a botanist researcher whose husband absconded, the wisecracking ghost of her mother-in-law Helena Henry, and her friend Sabine LeVeche, in Mudbug, Louisiana, in the Ghost-in-Law Mystery Romance series

D.J. Donaldson
  • Andy Broussard: medical examiner in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Kit Franklyn: criminal psychologist in New Orleans, Louisiana

Shannon Drake (Heather Graham)
  • The Vampire series: mostly set in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sophie Dunbar
  • Clair Claiborne: beauty salon owner in New Orleans, Louisiana

Tony Dunbar
  • Tubby Dubonnet: lawyer in New Orleans, Louisiana

Tony Fennelly
  • Margo Fortier: ex-stripper turned columnist in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Matthew Arthur Sinclair: gay epileptic D. A. turned store owner in New Orleans, Louisiana

Jimmy Fox
  • Nick Herald: professional genealogist in New Orleans, Louisiana

David Fulmer
  • Valentin St. Cyr: Creole private detective in the early 20th century, in the Storyville district of New Orleans, Louisiana

Heather Graham
  • The Flynn Brothers: private investigators inheriting a haunted mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sara Gran
  • Claire DeWitt: the world’s foremost private investigator, in post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana

Barbara Hambly
  • Ben January: surgeon and music teacher in 1833 New Orleans, Louisiana

Charlaine Harris
  • Sookie Stackhouse: cocktail waitress and her vampire boyfriend, Bill, in small town Louisiana

Richard Helms
  • Pat Gallegher: failed seminarian, retired forensic psychologist and jazz musician in New Orleans, Louisiana

Greg Herren
  • Scotty Bradley: gay private detective and former go-go dancer at the boys' bars, in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Chanse MacLeod: gay private investigator in New Orleans, Louisiana

Lisa Jackson
  • Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya: police detectives in New Orleans, Louisiana
Ed Kovacs
  • Cliff St. James: a former cop, martial arts expert, and private investigator, in post-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana

Dick Lochte
  • Terry Manion: private eye in New Orleans, Louisiana

Bill Loehfelm
  • Maureen Coughlin: 29-year-old cocktail waitress on Staten Island, New York, later a cop in New Orleans, Louisianak

John Ramsey Miller
  • Winter Massey: deputy U.S. Marshal (later an ex-marshal), in New Orleans, Louisiana, and elsewhere in the South

George Ogan
  • Johnny Bordelon: former New Orleans cop, now a private investigator, in Louisiana
J.M. Redmann
  • Micky Knight: female private investigator in New Orleans, Louisiana

James Sallis
  • Lew Griffin: black private investigator in New Orleans, Louisiana

Malcolm (M.K.) Shuman
  • Micah Dunn: a private investigator in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Alan Graham: contract archaeologist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Robert Skinner
  • Wesley Farrel: passing for white, a nightclub owner in 1930s New Orleans, Louisiana

Julie Smith
  • Skip Langdon: policewoman in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Talba Wallis: (AKA Baroness de Pontalba), black poet and computer expert in New Orleans, Louisiana

Jessica Speart
  • Rachel Porter: U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent in New Orleans, Louisiana

H.O. Ward
  • Dr. Galimatias: semi-retired physician based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Aramus P. Limpkin, professor of history at a college in Georgia

Penelope Williamson
  • Daman Rourke: ex-WWI flying ace and police detective in 1927 New Orleans, Lousiana

Chris Wiltz
  • Neal Rafferty: third-generation cop turned private investigator, in New Orleans, Louisiana

Steve Womack
  • Jack Lynch: public relations man and problem solver in New Orleans, Louisiana

Daniel Woodrell
  • Rene Shade: ex-boxer, now a police detective, in the bayou town St. Bruno, Louisiana