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Virginia Mysteries
Donna Andrews
  • Meg Langslow: decorative blacksmith in a small Virginia town

Frankie Y. Bailey
  • Professor Lizabeth “Lizzie” Stuart: 30-something African-American crime historian, in Kentucky and Virginia

David Baldacci
  • Michelle Maxwell and Sean King: Secret Service agents, in Washington, DC, and Virginia

Ella Barrick (Laura DiSilverio)
  • Stacy Graysin: part owner of a ballroom dance studio, in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, in the Ballroom Dance mysteries

Josie Belle (Jenn McKinlay)
  • Good Buy Girls: a group of skilled bargain hunters, in St. Stanley, Virginia

Miranda Bliss
  • Annie Capshaw: recently divorced, and her ex-beauty queen best friend, Eve DeCateur, in Arlington, Virginia, in the Cooking Class mysteries

Jay Bonansinga
  • Ulysses Grove: FBI profiler and author of a textbook on the psychopathic mind, based in northern Virginia

Rita Mae Brown
  • Sister Jane Arnold: 70-year-old Master of the Fox Hunt in Virginia
  • Mary Minor Haristeen: postmistress and her cat, Mrs. Murphy, in Crozet, Virginia

Mollie Cox Bryan
  • Annie Chemovitz: former investigative journalist, now a stay-at-home mom involved with a scrapbooking club, in fictional Cumberland Creek, Virginia

Taffy Cannon
  • Roxanne Prescott: in Williamsburg, Virginia, and then San Diego, California

Alyse Carlson
  • Camellia (Cam) Harris: 30-something public relations guru in Roanoke, Virginia, in the Garden Society mysteries

Bill Crider with Willard Scott
  • Stanley Waters: retired weatherman operating a Bed & Breakfast in Higgins, Virginia

M.E. Cooper
  • W.W. Loring: Confederate General in 1862 Virginia

Patricia Cornwell
  • Judy Hammer: Chief of Police, Deputy Virginia West, and Andy Brazil, a young reporter turned rookie cop, in North Carolina and Virginia
  • Dr. Kay Scarpetta: chief medical examiner in Richmond, Virginia

Ellen Crosby
  • Lucie Montgomery: operating her family’s winery in Virginia, in the Wine Country mysteries
Krista Davis
  • Sophie Winston: event planner in Alexandria, Virginia, in the Domestic Diva mysteries

Laura DiSilverio
  • Emma-Joy “EJ” Ferris: 30-something medically-retired military policewoman, now a security officer with the Fernglen Galleria, in Vernonville, Virginia, near Washington DC, in the Mall Cop series

Brenda English
  • Sutton McPhee: reporter in Fairfax, County, Virginia

Diane Fanning
  • Lucinda Pierce: homicide detective lieutenant back on the job after losing an eye in a domestic violence case, in Virginia

Honora Finkelstein and Susan Smily
  • Ariel Quigley: college English teacher with psychic powers, in Alexandria, Virginia

John Gilstrap
  • Jonathan Grave: wealthy freelance hostage rescue specialist, in Virginia and Washington, DC

Sibella Giorello
  • Raleigh Harmon: FBI agent and forensic geologist who returns to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, in a Christian mystery series

Doug Hornig
  • Steven Kirk: burned-out CIA agent, in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Loren Swift: laid-back Vietnam veteran private investigator, in Charlottesville, Virginia

Emyl Jenkins
  • Sterling Glass: antiques appraiser in the small town of Leemont, Virginia
John J. Lamb
  • Brad Lyon: retired San Francisco homicide inspector, and his wife Ashleigh, teddy bear creator and collector, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, in the Bear Collector’s mysteries

Graham Landrum
  • The Social Club Mysteries in Borderville, Virginia

Ed Lynskey
  • Frank Johnson: private investigator in Virginia and then West Virginia
  • Alma and Isabel Trumbo: elderly sisters in Quiet Anchorage, Virginia

P.D. Martin
  • Sophie Anderson: transplanted Australian who has premonitions working as an FBI profiler, based in Quantico, Virginia

Ann McMillan
  • Narcissa Power: a young widow, and Judah Daniel, a freedwoman who is also the local herbalist, at the time of the Civil War in Virginia

Fern Michaels
  • Revenge of the Sisterhood: seven vigilante women operating out of Myra Rutledge’s estate in northern Virginia

Alan Orloff
  • Channing Hayes: co-owner of the Last Laff Comedy Club in northern Virginia

Howard Owen
  • Willie Black: mixed-race reporter in Richmond, Virginia
Sandra Parshall
  • Rachel Goddard: veterinarian in McLean, Virginia

Frederick Ramsay
  • Ike Schwartz: sheriff in a small town in Picketsville, Virginia

Ann Ripley
  • Louise Eldridge: organic gardener and TV host in Northern Virginia

Elena Santangelo
  • Pat Montella: whose sleuthing is aided by her ability see and hear ghosts, on an estate near Fredericksburg, Virginia

Willard Scott with Bill Crider
  • Stanley Waters: retired weatherman operating a Bed & Breakfast in Higgins, Virginia

J.B. (Jennifer) Stanley
  • Molly Appleby: writer for Collector's Weekly magazine, in North Carolina and Virginia
  • James “Professor Puff” Henry: a divorced librarian, in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in the Supper Club mysteries
  • Cooper Lee: newly single office machine repair woman and member of the Sunrise Bible Study Group in Richmond, Virginia, in the Hope Street Church mysteries

Andy Straka
  • Frank Pavlicek: ex-NYPD cop, now a private investigator and falconer in Charlottesville, Virginia

Gayle Trent
  • Myrtle Crumb: 60-something sleuth, in southwest Virginia
  • Daphne Martin: cake decorator back in her home town in southern Virginia