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Authors & Characters added in 2009


Authors and Characters Added in January 2009

Kenneth Benton: Peter Craig, a British Diplomatic Corps Overseas Police Advisor

Philip Boast: Septimus Severus Quistus Quistus, a Roman adventurer in the first century, in the time of Nero

William J. Caunitz: police procedural thrillers mostly set in New York City

Frances Crane: Pat and Jean Abbott (née Holly, in first two books), a husband and wife team based in San Francisco, California, who roam the world seeking a vacation without murder

Tom Epperson: 2009 Edgar nominee for Best First Novel

Julius Fast: non-series mysteries

Christa Faust: non-series mysteries

David Fuller: 2009 Edgar nominee for Best First Novel

Ed Gaffney: Zack Wilson and Terry Tallach, young criminal defense lawyers, in Massachusetts

Anton Gill: Huy the Scribe, during the time of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun in the 18th Dynasty around 1350 BCE, in ancient Egypt

Roy Huggins: Stuart Bailey, a private investigator based in Los Angeles, California

Bill Kirton: Jack Carston, a detective chief inspector in Cairnburgh, near Aberdeen, Scotland

Jerry Labriola: Dr. David Brooks, a part-time physician and sleuth, with a briefcase named “Friday”, based in Connecticut; true crime written with Henry C. Lee

Francie Lin: 2009 Edgar nominee for Best First Novel

Donna Moore: 2007 Lefty Award winner

New series on the Walter Mosley page: Leonid McGill, a black ex-boxer, old-school private investigator, in New York City

Shizuko Natsuki: non-series mysteries

Charlie Newton: 2009 Edgar nominee for Best First Novel

Ben Pastor: Martin Bora, an anti-Nazi Anglo-German officer in World War II Europe; Aelius Spartianus, a former soldier, now historian to Diocletian, in early 4th century Rome

Justin Peacock: 2009 Edgar nominee for Best First Novel

Stella Rimington: Liz Carlyle, an agent in MI-5 Joint Counter-Terrorist Group, in London, England

Bernhard Schlink: Gerhard Self, a former public prosecutor during the Nazi era, now a private investigator in his late 60s, in 1980s Mannheim, in the newly unified Germany

Kelli Stanley: Arcturus, the Roman governor’s doctor and investigator, in 83 AD Londinium, Britain

Johan Theorin: the Öland Quartet

Robert Ward: non-series mysteries

Jincy Willett: bitterly funny mysteries

Charlie Williams: Royston Blake, head doorman at Hopper’s Wine Bar & Bistro, in the town of Mangel, in the West Country of England

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Authors and Characters Added in February 2009

New series on the Raymond Benson page: Spike Berenger, a private investigator with Rockin’ Security, providing security for rock and roll stars

Michael Cormany: Dan Kruger, a 30-something ex-cop and former rock musician, now a private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

Krista Davis: Sophie Winston, an event planner in Alexandria, Virginia, in the Domestic Diva mysteries

Robert Dugoni: David Sloane, a lawyer in Seattle, Washington

Dave Duncan: Alfeo Zeno, a young noble apprenticed to Nostradamus, the astrologer and alchemist, in a fantasy version of 16th century Venice, Italy

Paul Engleman: Mark Renzler, an ex-baseball player private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois; Phil Moony, an ex-fireman private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

David Everson: Robert (Bobby) Miles, a minor league baseball player turned private investigator and troubleshooter for the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives

William Campbell Gault: Joe Puma, a big, tough private investigator, in Los Angeles, California; Brock (The Rock) Callahan, a former professional football player turned upscale private investigator, in Los Angeles, California

William Jaspersohn: Peter Boone, a former Red Sox pitcher turned private investigator, in rural Vermont

Christian Jungersen: 2007 International Dagger nominee

Phyllis Knight: Lil Richie, an ex-rocker lesbian private investigator in coastal Maine, Charlottesville, Virginia, and elsewhere

Jack Livingston: Joe Binney, a deaf private investigator, in New York City

George Ogan: Johnny Bordelon, a former New Orleans cop, now a private investigator, in Louisiana

Caro Peacock: Liberty Lane, a young woman sleuth in 1830s London, England (Gillian Linscott pseudonym)

W.R. Philbrick: J.D. Hawkins, a wheelchair-bound mystery writer, in Boston, Massachusetts; T.D. Stash, an unlicensed private investigator, in Florida; Randall Shane, an ex-FBI agent and expert in child abductions (written as Chris Jordan)

Joanna Campbell Slan: Kiki Lowenstein, newly widowed mother of a young daughter, working in a scrapbooking store, Time in a Bottle, in St. Louis, Missouri, in the Scrap-N-Craft series

Stephen Smoke: Derek Cheney, recently retired LAPD chief of detectives, in Los Angeles, California; E.L. Nash, a police detective in Los Angeles, California; Ace Carpenter, a private investigator in Los Angeles, California (written as Hamilton T. Caine)

Shane Stevens: non-series mysteries; Ryder Malone, a private investigator in Jersey City, New Jersey (written as J.W. Rider)

Nicola Upson: Josephine Tey, the mystery writer, in 1930s Britain

Wayne Warga: Jeffrey Dean, an ex-CIA courier and journalist, now a rare book dealer, in Los Angeles, California

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Authors and Characters Added in March 2009

John Birkett: Michael Rhinehart, a private investigator in Louisville, Kentucky

New series on the Larry Bond page: Jerry Mitchell, a former pilot turned submarine officer, dealing with the Russians

Gil Brewer: Al Mundy, in “It Takes a Thief” TV novelizations; non-series mysteries, many set in Florida

Howard Browne: Paul Pine, a former DA’s investigator, now a private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

New series on the James Lee Burke page: Hack Holland, a hard-drinking lawyer, Korean War POW, progressive Democrat, now a sheriff, in Texas

New series on the Chester D. Campbell page: Sid Chance, a private investigator, in Nashville, Tennessee

New series on the M.E. Cooper page: Avisa Baglatoni, a lady locksmith in 15th century Bologna, Italy; W.W. Loring, a Confederate General in 1862 Virginia; Oklahoma quilting series

Thomas D. Davis: Dave Strickland, a private investigator in San Jose, California

W. Glenn Duncan: Rafferty, an ex-cop turned private investigator, in and around Dallas, Texas

Wayne D. Dundee: Joe Hannibal, a blue-collar private investigator based in Rockford, Illinois

Richard Fliegel: Shelly Lowenkopf, a Jewish police sergeant, later a private investigator, in the Bronx, New York

Shamini Flint: Inspector Singh, a police inspector based in Singapore

Tom Gabbay: Jack Teller, in World War II and later as a CIA agent

Ed Goldberg: Lenny Schneider, a hardboiled Jewish private investigator, based in New York City

New series on the Chris Grabenstein page: Zack and his stepmother Judy, in spine-tinglers for young adults

New series on the Andrew Gross page: Ty Hauck, a police lieutenant in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Daniel Hearn: Joe Noonan, an ex-cop, Vietnam vet, private investigator, in New York City

Douglas Heyes: non-series mysteries

Richard Hilary: Ezell “Easy” Barnes, a former prize fighter and cop turned private investigator, in Newark, New Jersey

Julie Kramer: Riley Spartz, an investigative TV reporter, in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elliott Lewis: Fred Bennett, an ex-cop, unlicensed private investigator in Los Angeles, California

New series on the Tim Maleeny page: Sam McGowan, an ex-cop in San Francisco, California

Rafe McGregor: Jack Forrester, in charge of the Special Investigations Unit of the South African Police Service, in Durban, South Africa; Alec Marshall, a British army major making inquiries into the will of Cecil Rhodes, at the time of Edward VII’s coronation, in 1902 London, England

Saskia Noort: non-series mysteries

Catherine O’Connell: Pauline Cook, a widowed socialite and world traveller, in Chicago, Illinois, in the High Society series

New series on the Karen E. Olson page: Brett Kavanaugh, running a tattoo shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Tattoo Shop series

Milton K. Ozaki: Androcles Caldwell, a psychology professor at North University, his “Watson,” Bendy Brinks, and Lt. Percy Phelan, a homicide detective, in Chicago, Illinois; Carl Good, a short 40-something private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois (written as Robert O. Saber); Max Keene, in Chicago, Illinois (written as Robert O. Saber)

Robert (Bogardus) Parker: non-series mysteries

Thomas Pynchon: non-series mysteries

Spencer Quinn: Chet the dog, the faithful companion of private investigator Bernie Little in the Chet and Bernie series (Peter Abrahams pseudonym)

New series on the Christopher Reich page: Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon with Doctors Without Borders working in the toughest parts of the world

New series on the Shari Shattuck page: Greer Sands, a psychic and massage therapist with a teenage son, in fictional Shadow Hills, in the mountains above Los Angeles, California

Roger Smith: non-series set in South Africa

New series on the Tom Rob Smith page: Leo Demidov, a secret police officer in 1950s Moscow, Russia

Reed Stephens: Mick “Brew” Axbrewder, an unlicensed private investigator in Puerta del Sol, California

New on the Leann Sweeney page: the Cats in Trouble series

Monroe Thompson: 1991 Shamus nominee

New series on the Stella Whitelaw page: Casey Jones, cruise director on the luxury cruise ship Countess Georgina, in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean

Liz Wiehl and April Henry: Cassidy Shaw, a reporter, Allison Pierce, a federal prosecutor, and Nicole Hedge, an FBI special agent, in the Triple Threat series

Philip Lee Williams: 1989 Shamus nominee

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Authors and Characters Added in April 2009

Chris Cavender: Eleanor Swift, owner of pizza restaurant “A Slice of Delight” in Timber Ridge, North Carolina (Tim Myers pseudonym)

New series on the Judy Clemens page: Casey Maldonado, trying to come to terms with loss, and her companion Death, the Grim Reaper

John Connor: Karen Sharpe, a detective constable, later detective sergeant, in 1990s Yorkshire, England

New series on the Alan Cook page: Gary Blanchard, an amateur sleuth in the American West, starting in the 1950s

New series on the Robin Cook page: Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, an investigator at the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, Georgia

John William Corrington & Joyce Hooper Corrington: Ralph “Rat” Trapp, a black homicide detective captain, in New Orleans, Louisiana

New series on the Joseph Finder page: Nick Heller, ex-Special Forces, now an international security consultant

Mickey Friedman: Georgia Lee Maxwell, a disaffected Florida society editor who moves to Paris to write a magazine column, in Paris, France

Thomas Gifford: John Cooper, dealing with the Nazis in 1970s Cooper’s Falls, Minnesota, and then 1990s Boston, Massachusetts, and Germany; Ben Driskill, a lawyer dealing with major political conspiracies, in New York, Iowa, and elsewhere; Lew Cassidy, a former pro football player, now a private detective, in 1940s New York City (written as Thomas Maxwell)

J.G. Goodhind: Honey Driver, the owner of the Green River Hotel and amateur sleuth, in Bath, England

Jeanne Hart: Carl Pedersen, a police detective in fictional Bay Cove, California

Kaye C. Hill: Lexy Lomax, an accidental private detective, and Kinky, her Chihuahua attack dog, in Clopwolde-on-Sea, on the Suffolk Coast of England

Morgan Hunt: Tess Camillo, a single, middle-aged lesbian amateur sleuth who lives with a straight housemate, in San Diego, California

New series on the Jim Kelly page: Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and Detective Sergeant George Valentine in Norfolk, England

Jon Loomis: Frank Coffin, a burned out Baltimore homicide detective, returning to his hometown, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Wade Miller: Max Thursday, an ex-cop private investigator, and Austin Clapp, a police lieutenant, in San Diego, California

New series on the Laurie Moore page: Aspen Wicklow, TV journalist in Fort Worth, Texas (romantic suspense)

T. Lynn Ocean: Jersey Barnes, a fomer marine anti-terrorist specialist turned private security investigator and bar owner, in Wilmington, North Carolina

Christi Phillips: non-series historical mysteries

M.K. Preston: Chantalene Morrell, daughter of a Gypsy mother and a redneck father, in Tetumka, Oklahoma

Peter Rabe: Daniel Port, a gangster who leaves a midwest syndicate and travels the country helping others go straight; Manny DeWitt, a lawyer for an international firm, Lobbe Industriel, who becomes a spy; Joe Mannix, a private investigator in Los Angeles, California, in “Mannix” TV series novelizations (written as J.T. MacCargo)

Juan de Recacoechea: non-series set in Bolivia

Michael E. Rose: Frank Delaney, a world-traveling investigative journalist and sometime spy, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Stella Shepherd: Richard Montgomery, a detective inspector in Nottingham, England

New series on the Deborah Shlian page: Sammy Greene, a talk-radio host at an ultraconservative New England college (written with Linda Reid)

Howard Shrier: Jonah Geller, a private investigator, and his partner, Jenn Raudsepp, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Mary Stanton: Brianna Winston-Beaufort, a lawyer who inherits a haunted law firm, in Savannah, Georgia, in the Beaufort & Co. series (real name of Claudia Bishop)

Marc Strange: Joe Grundy, an ex-boxer, chief of security at the Lord Douglas Hotel, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Matt & Bonnie Taylor: Palmer Kingston, a Pulitzer-winning reporter for the Marlinsport Tribune, and Alice Jane (A.J.) Egan, his lover who writes for the competing New Seville Times, set mostly in Florida

Masako Togawa: non-series mysteries set in Japan

Paul Tremblay: Mark Genevich, a narcoleptic private investigator in South Boston, Massachusetts

Nury Vittachi: C.F. Wong, a feng shui master, and Joyce McQuinnie, his British-Australian teenage intern, based in Singapore (later Shanghai, China)

New series on the Robert W. Walker page: Marcus Rydell, a retired police detective working as a private investigator, and Dr. Katrina “Kat” Holley, in Atlanta, Georgia

Patricia Wallace: Sydney Bryant, a private investigator in San Diego, California

Shirley Wells: Jill Kennedy, a forensic psychologist, and Max Trentham, a detective chief inspector and her ex-lover, in the village of Kelton Bridge, Lancashire, England

Jeri Westerson: Crispin Guest, a disgraced knight reduced to living by his wits on the mean streets of 1384 London, England

Richard Yancey: Teddy Ruzak, who failed police academy and wants to be a private investigator, in Knoxville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Zelvin: Bruce Kohler, a recovering alcoholic in Manhattan, New York City

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Authors and Characters Added in May 2009

Laura Caldwell: Izzy McNeil, a young entertainment lawyer, in Chicago, Illinois

Victor Canning: Rex Carver, an English spy turned private investigator, in Europe

Martin Clark: non-series legal thrillers

Eileen Davidson: Alexis Peterson, a soap opera actress for 20 years, in the Soap Opera mysteries

Stanton Forbes: non-series mysteries; Knute Severson, a police detective in Boston, Massachusetts (written as Tobias Wells)

Linda Greenlaw: Jane Bunker, a former Florida police detective, now a marine insurance investigator and later a sheriff’s deputy in coastal Green Haven, Maine

Colin Harrison: non-series mysteries

Betty Hechtman: Molly Pink, a 40-something widow coordinating events in a bookstore, including the Tarzana Hookers, a crochet group in California, in the Crochet mysteries

New series on the Marion Moore Hill page: Millie Kirchner, a 20-something single mother, student, and nursing home aide, in Richardson, Texas, in the Deadly Past series

J. Royal Horton: Tommy Thompson, a detective in the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, in Wyoming, in the Jackson Hole series

J. Sydney Jones: Karl Werthen, a lawyer, and Dr. Hanns Gross, the real-life father of modern criminology, in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna, Austria

Camilla Läckberg: Patrik Hedstrom, a police detective, and Erica Falck, a writer, in the fishing town of Fjällbacka, Sweden

Doc Macomber: Jack Vu, a Vietnamese-American investigator for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and elsewhere

Karen Maitland: non-series mysteries

Keith McCarthy: Dr. John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist in charge of St. Benjamin's Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, and Helena Flemming, a solicitor, in England; Lance Elliot, a doctor in 1975 Thornton Heath, England (written as Lance Elliot)

Tara Moss: Makedde Vanderwall, a part-time Canadian model and forensic psychology student, in Sydney, Australia (and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Manjiri Prabhu: Sonia Someth, owner of Stellar Investigations Detective Agency, and a master of Verdic astrology, in Pune, India

Suzanne Price: Sky Taylor, a recently widowed 30-something newspaper columnist and creative cleaner, in fictional Pigeon Cove, off the Massachusetts coast, in the Grime Solvers series

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Authors and Characters Added in June 2009

Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently (alias of Svlad Cjelli), the holistic detective who investigates based on the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, in London, England, in this comic, sci-fi mystery series

Joan Bartlett: Berrien Gamble, co-owner of the Nice Skates Ice Arena and an amateur sleuth, in the fictitious costal town of Portugal, 40 miles south of San Francisco, California

S.J. Bolton: non-series mysteries

Tom Cain: Samuel Carver, a former British marine, now a hitman who arranges accidents for bad guys around the world

Lindy Cameron: Kit O’Malley, a former police officer, now a private investigator in Melbourne, Australia

Dixie Cash: The Domestic Equalizers, Debbie Sue Overstreet, doing big hair at the Styling Station, and her best pal Edwina Perkins-Martin, later private investigators, in fictional Salt Lick, Texas

New series on the Michael Connelly page: Jack McEvoy, a reporter, and Rachel Walling, an FBI agent, in Denver, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California

New series on the Natasha Cooper page: Karen Taylor, a forensic psychologist, on the Isle of Wight, UK (written as N.J. Cooper)

Diane Fanning: Lucinda Pierce, a homicide detective lieutenant back on the job after losing an eye in a domestic violence case, in Virginia; Molly Mullet, a chemistry teacher turned cop, in New Braunfels, Texas; true crime

Susan Goodwill: Kate London, who owns the Egyptian Theatre with her Aunt Kitty, an eccentric former B-grade movie star, on the west coast of Michigan

Dolores Gordon-Smith: Jack Haldean, a former Royal Flying Corps pilot and mystery writer, in early 1920s England

New series on the Ann Granger page: Jess Campbell, a police inspector, and Ian Carter, the new superintendent, in the Cotswolds, England

Gemma Halliday: Maddie Springer, a shoe designer turned crime fighter, in Los Angeles, California, in the High Heels romantic mysteries; Tina Bender, gossip columnist with the L.A. Informer, the premier tabloid magazine in Los Angeles, California, in the Hollywood Headlines serie

New series on the John Harvey page: Will Grayson, a Detective Inspector, and Helen Walker, a Detective Sergeant, in Cambridge, England

New series on the Sue Ann Jaffarian page: Emma Whitecastle, a divorced mom, and the ghost of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples, amateur sleuths

John Jakes: Johnny Havoc, a pint-sized (5'1"), unlicensed private investigator

Roy Johansen: non-series mysteries, some co-authored with mother Iris Johansen

David Levien: Frank Behr, an ex-cop private investigator, in Indianapolis, Indiana

New series on the Scott Mackay page: Dr. Clyde Deacon, President McKinley’s former physician, who moves to Fairfield, New Jersey in 1902

Chaz McGee: Kevin Fahey, a dead former second-rate cop, mediocre husband, and absent father, in the Dead Detective series (Katy Munger pseudonym)

Brian McGilloway: Benedict Devlin, a Garda detective inspector, in the borderlands of Ireland

Rhonda Pollero: Finley Anderson Tanner, a youngish paralegal with an interest in discount shopping, in West Palm Beach, Florida

Scott Pratt: Joe Dillard, a jaded lawyer in rural Tennessee

Sheila Quigley: Lorraine Hunt, a Detective Inspector, in Houghton-le-Spring, in northeast England

New series on the James Swain page: Jack Carpenter, former head of Broward County (Florida) Missing Persons Unit, now a private investigator in south Florida

Joseph Teller: Harrison J. Walker (Jaywalker), a disgraced criminal defense attorney, in Manhattan, New York City

New series on the Charles Todd page: Bess Crawford, a British army nurse in WWI

Dan Waddell: Nigel Barnes, a genealogist working with Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster, in London, England

Martin Walker: Benoit “Bruno” Courrèges, Chief of Police, in St. Denis in the Périgord region of southwestern France

Carolyn D. Wall: Barry nominee for Best First Novel

New series on the Joseph Wambaugh page: Nathan Weiss (Hollywood Nate), a cop dreaming of movie stardom, and a cast of characters centered around LAPD’s Hollywood Division, in Los Angeles, California

New series on the Laura Wilson page: Ted Stratton, a detective inspector in 1940s London, England

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Authors and Characters Added in July 2009

Susanne Alleyn: Aristide Ravel, a young investigator and freelance undercover agent, around the time of the French Revolution (late 18th century), in Paris, France

Selçuk Altun: non-series set in Turkey

New series on the Lori G. Armstrong page: former Army sniper who is one-quarter Minneconjou Sioux, returning home to South Dakota

New series on the Mark Bouton page: Rick Dover, a homicide detective in Los Angeles, California

Tom Bradby: Joe Quinn, a cop in 1929 New York City, and an ex-cop in Cairo, Egypt in 1942

Don Bredes: Hector Bellevance, a disgraced cop from Boston rebuilding his life as a constable in his childhood home of Tipton, in northeast Vermont

Elizabeth Lynn Casey: Tori Sinclair, a Yankee librarian moving to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, in the Southern Sewing Circle mysteries (Laura Bradford pseudonym)

Linda Castillo: Kate Burkholder, female chief of police in the Amish town of Painters Mill, Ohio; non-series romantic suspense

New series on the Alys Clare page: Lassair, a 14-year-old girl with special gifts training to be a healer in a Fenland village, in 11th century England

Chris Collett: Tom Mariner, a detective inspector in Birmingham, England

Rebecca Cramer: Linda Bluenight, an anthropologist and 4th-grade teacher, in and around Tucson, Arizona

Sarah Diamond: non-series mysteries

Colin Falconer: Madeleine Fox, a detective inspector in London, England

R. Barri Flowers: non-series mysteries

H. Michael Frase: non-series mysteries

Gillian Galbraith: Alice Rice, a detective sergeant (later inspector) in Edinburgh, Scotland

G.D. Gearino: non-series set in the South

Michael Genelin: Jana Matinova, a police commander in Bratislava, Slovakia

Kenneth Giles: Harry James, a detective sergeant, later inspector at Scotland Yard, based in London, England; Jim Piron, a private investigator at the Detective Agency run by the Old Man, in New York City (written as Edmund McGirr); Bob Reed, a police sergeant under a disciplinary cloud, used for odd jobs by Scotland Yard, in London, England (written as Charles Drummond)

William Haggard: Charles Russell, a colonel heading the fictitious Security Executive, a British military intelligence organization; Paul Martiny, an accountant exacting revenge against the privileged, in Cyprus and England; William Wilberforce Smith, an aristocratic Caribbean operative in the fictitious Security Executive

Echo Heron: Adele Monsarrat, a hospital nurse in Marin County, California

Suzette A. Hill: Rev. Francis Oughterard, the vicar of Molehill, and a flustered murderer and blackmail victim, along with Bouncer the dog and Maurice the cat, in 1950s Surrey, England

Lis Howell: Kate Wilkinson, a television producer based in London, England; Suzy Spencer, a working mother and part-time television producer, in the village of Tarnfield in the north of England, in the Norbridge Chronicles

Nancy Lynn Jarvis: Regan McHenry, a real estate agent, in Santa Cruz, California

R.T. Jordan: Polly Pepper, an aging, legendary TV actress from the golden age, in Hollywood, California

M.G. Kincaid: Seth Mornay, a former Royal Marine, now a detective sergeant in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Grampian Police Force, in northeast Scotland

Two new series on the Elmore Leonard page: Jack Ryan, a petty crook in Detroit, Michigan; Ernest “Stick” Stickley, an ex-con in Detroit, Michigan

Patrick F. McManus: Bo Tully, Sheriff of Blight County, Idaho

Sam Millar: Karl Kane, a private investigator in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Kate Morton: non-series mysteries

Kate Mosse: non-series mysteries

Kevin O’Brien: non-series mysteries

Ed O’Connor: John Underwood, a detective inspector, and Alison Dexter, a detective sergeant, in New Bolden, Cambridgeshire, England

Nick Oldham: Henry Christie, a hard-drinking detective inspector, later DCI, in Blackpool, England

Lisa Reardon: non-series set in Michigan

Kelley Roos: Haila and Jeff Troy, a married detective team, she a former actress, he a photographer, in New York City

Joel N. Ross: non-series set in WWII

Holly Roth: Richard Medford, an inspector in the CID, based in England

Allyson Roy: Dr. Saylor Oz, a sex therapist, and her roommate, Benita Morales, a Nuyorican financial analyst and boxer, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York City

Carlos Ruiz Zafón: literary gothic books set in Barcelona, Spain

New series on the Clea Simon page: Dulcie Schwartz, a Harvard doctoral candidate living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the ghost of her cat Mr. Grey

Vikas Swarup: non-series set in India

Carolyn Wells: Fleming Stone, a bookish private investigator, frequently called in to help the police solve a crime, in New York City; Alan Ford, a connoisseur and gentleman private investigator, in New York City; Pennington “Penny” Wise, a psychic private investigator, and his female sidekick Zizi, in New York City and New England; Lorimer Lane, in New York City; Kenneth Carlisle, in New York and Connecticut

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Authors and Characters Added in August 2009

Geoffrey Archer: Sam Packer, a British Secret Service (MI-6) agent

Richard Belzer: Richard Belzer, a private investigator based in New York City (written with Michael Black)

New series on the Michael A. Black page: Francisco (Frank) Leal, a half-Hispanic sergeant with the Cook County Sheriff, and Olivia Hart, a female bodybuilder and officer, in Chicago, Illinois

Alan Bradley: Flavia de Luce, an 11-year old sleuth and aspiring chemist in 1950, in the small village of Bishop’s Lacey, England

Marten Claridge: Frank McMorran, a detective inspector in Scotland

William Crisp: non-series mysteries

New series on the Clive Cussler page: treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo (written with Grant Blackwood); Isaac Bell, a no-nonsense private investigator with the Van Dorn Detective Agency, in early 20th century America (written with Justin Scott)

Celia Dale: non-series mysteries

Michael de Larrabeiti: non-series mysteries

Joolz Denby: non-series mysteries

Liam Durcan: 2008 Ellis Award for Best First Novel

Marcello Fois: non-series mysteries

Alan Glynn: non-series thrillers

Charlotte Grimshaw: non-series mysteries

David Gurr: non-series thrillers

Cora Harrison: Mara, a female judge and lawgiver appointed by King Turlough Donn O’Brien in the early 16th century, on the west coast of Ireland, in the Burren mysteries

Fergus Hume: Samuel Gorby and Kilsip, police detectives, and Calton, a leading lawyer, in Melbourne, Australia; Octavius Fanks, a detective at Scotland Yard, in London, England

Peter Inchbald: Franco Corti, a detective inspector in the London Art and Antiques Squad, working mainly in Italy

Graham Ison: John Gaffney, Detective Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch, and Harry Tipper, a detective chief inspector, in London, England; Tommy Fox, Detective Chief Superintendent, and the raffish, cockney head of the Flying Squad, in London, England; Harry Brock, a world-weary detective chief inspector, and Dave Poole, a scruffy detective sergeant, in London, England

New series on the Alan Jacobson page: Karen Vail, a profiler for the FBI

Steven James: Patrick Bowers, an FBI agent specializing in environmental criminology in the US

Harold Q. Masur: Scott Jordan, a brash young lawyer in New York City

Robert McCrum: non-series mysteries

Jennifer McMahon: non-series mysteries

Brian Moore: non-series mysteries

Margaret Moore: Richard Baxter, a chief inspector in Cambridge, England

Stef Penney: non-series mysteries

Andrew Pepper: Pyke, a Bow Street Runner starting in 1829 London, England

Carmen Posadas: non-series, mainly set in Spain

Anthony Quogan: Matthew Prior, a Canadian playwright

Keith Raffel: Ian Michaels, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, in Palo Alto, California, in the Silicon Valley mysteries

Rafael Reig: non-series set in a future alternative Madrid, Spain

Steven Rigolosi: people brought together through want-ads in New York City, in the Tales from the Back Page series

Kel Robertson: Bradman (Brad) Chen, a 5th-generation Chinese-Australian ex-rugby star and inspector with the Australian Federal Police, in Canberra, Australia

Ivan Ruff: non-series mysteries

Charles Salzberg: Henry Swann, a private investigator subsisting on skip-tracing, in Manhattan, New York City

Kitty Sewell: non-series psychological suspense

Stav Sherez: non-series mysteries

Guy Stanley: Araki, an investigative journalist in Tokyo, Japan

New series on the Kelli Stanley page: Miranda Corbie, private investigator, Spanish Civil War nurse, and ex-escort, in 1940s San Francisco, California

Lin Summerfield: non-series mysteries

Ian Vasquez: non-series mysteries

Lucy Wadham: non-series mysteries

Camilla Way: non-series mysteries

Peggy Webb: Elvis Presley, reincarnated as a basset hound, Callie Valentine Jones, a hairdresser at her Uncle Charlie’s mortuary, and Lovie, a caterer, near Tupelo, Mississippi, in the Southern Cousins mysteries

Jenny White: Kamil Pasha, a magistrate in the new secular courts in the late 19th century Ottoman Empire, in Istanbul, Turkey

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

Tim Wilson: non-series mysteries; Robert Fairfax, a private tutor in the 1760s in and around London, England (written as Hannah March)

Elizabeth Woodcraft: Frankie Richmond, a 30-something lesbian barrister specializing in family law, in London, England

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Authors and Characters Added in September 2009

Alex Auswaks: non-series mysteries

Hilaire Belloc: non-series mysteries

Jennie Bentley: Avery Baker, a New York textile designer turned home renovator, and her boyfriend and business partner, handyman Derek Ellis, in fictional Waterfield, Maine, in the Do-It-Yourself mysteries

Ruth Brandon: Andrew Taggart, a journalist with New Politics, based in London, England; Reggie (Regina) Lee, a PhD art curator for the National Gallery in London, England

P.J. Brooke: Max Romano, a half-Scottish, half-Spanish police detective (sub-inspector) in Granada, Spain

Rebecca Cantrell: Hannah Vogel, a crime reporter in 1930s Berlin, Germany

Kate Carlisle: Brooklyn Wainwright, a rare book expert in San Francisco, California, in the Bibliophile mysteries

Glyn Carr: Sir Abercrombie (“Filthy”) Lewker, a former commando and pompous Shakespearean actor who solves murders while mountaineering, mainly in Wales and the Alps

Clare Clark: non-series historical mysteries

Leif Davidsen: non-series mysteries

Lester Dent: Chance Malloy, a wealthy, 39-year-old bachelor running an aviation business in South America

Eilís Dillon: Mike Kenny, a police inspector in Dublin, Ireland

Nick Drake: Rai Rahotep, a young chief detective in the Thebes Division, in ancient Egypt (14th century BCE)

Jeremy Dronfield: non-series mysteries

Rod Duncan: the Riot Trilogy, set in Leicester, England

Paul Eddy: Grace Flint, an undercover British police inspector involved in international intrigue

Tom Franklin: non-series mostly set in Alabama in the 1800s

Jo-Ann Goodwin: non-series mysteries

James Green: Jimmy Costello, a Catholic and former shady policeman

M.R. Hall: Jenny Cooper, a small-town lawyer appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, in Gloucestershire, England

C.C. Humphreys: Jean Rombaud, a French executioner brought to England in 1536 for the execution of Anne Boleyn; Jack Absolute, an English army captain and spy (based on a character in Richard Sheridan’s play “The Rivals”) during the French and Indian War era (late 1750s-1760s) in colonial America and London, England

Lee Jackson: Decimus Webb, a Scotland Yard inspector in 1870s London, England; Sarah Tanner, the proprietor of the Dining and Coffee Rooms and amateur sleuth, in 1850s London, England

Gene Kerrigan: non-series mysteries

Tracy Kiely: Elizabeth Parker, a newspaper fact-checker and die-hard Jane Austen fan, in the Washington, DC area

Frank Lean: David Cunane, a private investigator and son of a cop, in Manchester, England

Peter Leonard: non-series mysteries

Nicholas Luard: non-series mysteries; fantasy epics

Francis Lyall: Alan Mason, a police superintendent, and sidekick Ian Crawford, based in the town of Greyhavens, Scotland

CJ Lyons: an ensemble cast medical suspense series — emergency room doctor Lydia Fiore, medical student Amanda Mason, resident Gina Freeman, and nurse Nora Halloran— at Angels of Mercy Medical Center, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Shona MacLean: Alexander Seaton, a schoolmaster, in 1620s Banff and Aberdeen, Scotland

Rod Madocks: New Blood Dagger nominee

David McKeowen: non-series mysteries

New series on the Deon Meyer page: Benny Griessel, an aging, alcoholic police inspector in Capetown, South Africa

Barbara Mikulski: Eleanor “Norrie” Gorzack, a Polish-American US Senator from Pennsylvania (written with Marylouise Oates)

J. Michael Orenduff: Hubert Schuze, a pot hunter and owner of a shop selling Native American pottery in Albuquerque, New Mexico

New series on the T. Jefferson Parker page: Charles Hood, a sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County, California

Bernard Peterson: non-series mysteries

Robert Rotenberg: New Blood Dagger nominee

Sharon Rowse: John Landsdowne Granville, a failed English gold miner of noble heritage, and freethinking Emily Turner, in 1899 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Margaret Simpson: non-series mysteries

Phyllis Smallman: Sherri Travis, self-proclaimed “white trash” and a bartender in the small beach town of Jacaranda, Florida

Ann Stamos: Joseph Hannegan, Superintendent at Ellis Island, and Rachel Bonner, a society lady who has given up her position to help immigrants, in 1901 New York City, in the Ellis Island mysteries (Takis & Judy Iakovou joint pseudonym)

Diane A.S. Stuckart: Dino (Delfina in disguise as a boy), an apprentice to Leonardo da Vinci, court engineer to the Duke of Milan in 1480s Milan, Italy

New series on the Heather Webber page: Lucy Valentine, the black sheep of a psychic matchmaking family, now running the family business, Valentine, Inc

Fred Willard: non-series set in Atlanta, Georgia

Andrew Williams: Steel Dagger nominee

Inger Ash Wolfe: Hazel Micallef, a 60-something detective inspector in the small town of Port Dundas, Ontario, Canada

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Authors and Characters Added in October 2009

Stella Allan: non-series mysteries

Kingsley Amis: non-series mysteries

David Armstrong: Frank Kavanagh, a detective inspector, and later, detective constable Jane Salt, in Birmingham, England

Maureen Duffy: non-series mysteries

Jeremy Duns: Paul Dark, a seasoned MI-6 agent with a past, in a trilogy set in late 1960s Europe and Africa

Michele Giuttari: Michele Ferrara, Chief Superintendent of the Squadra Mobile, in Florence, Italy

Bryan Gruley: Gus Carpenter, a reporter returning to his hometown of Starvation Lake, Michigan

Adam Hall: Quiller, an agent for a British intelligence agency so secret it has no name; Hugo Bishop, an author of books about personality under stress and an observer of other people’s problems, and his Oxford-educated assistant, Vera Gorringe, based in London, England; Richard Vaness, an American pilot (written as Mansell Black)

Gregory Hall: non-series set in England

A.J. Hartley: Thomas Knight, a disgraced high-school English teacher from Evanston, Illinois, traveling around confronting puzzling conspiracies

Anne Holt: Johanne Vik, an Oslo University psychology professor and former FBI profiler, and Adam Stubø, a detective inspector, in Oslo, Norway

Faith Martin: Hillary Greene, a detective inspector with the Thames Valley Police, in Oxfordshire, England

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

Lew Matthews: Horatio T. Parker, a crime reporter for the weekly Explorer, in Hampstead, England

New series on the Denise Mina page: Alex Morrow, a detective inspector in Glasgow, Scotland

New series on the Kris Neri page: Samantha Brennan, fake psychic, and Annabelle Haggerty, FBI agent and true psychic, in Los Angeles, California

Diana Orgain: Kate Connolly, an office manager, private investigator, and new mother, in San Francisco, California, in the Maternal Instincts series

David Poyer: Dan Lenson, a US Navy officer, rising through the ranks, on duty around the world; The Hemlock County series, set in northwestern Pennsylvania; Lyle “Tiller” Galloway III, an ex-Navy Seal in Vietnam, deep-water diver, ex-con, and drifter

Patrick Quentin: Peter Duluth, an alcoholic theatrical producer, and Iris Pattison, an actress (and later wife), in California, Mexico City, and New York City; Timothy Trant, a Princeton-educated police lieutenant in New York City; Dr. Hugh Westlake, a general practitioner, and his daughter Dawn, in rural Pennsylvania (written as Jonathan Stagge)

Misa Ramirez: Lola Cruz, a budding private investigator at Camacho and Associates, in Sacramento, California

Pauline Rowson: Andy Horton, a detective inspector, and his sidekick sergeant Barney Cantelli, in Portsmouth, England, in the Marine mysteries

Nancy Rutledge: non-series mysteries

Murray Smith: David Jardine, a spymaster with the British Secret Intelligence Service, on assignment around the world

New series on the Sally Spencer page: Monika Paniatowski, Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend’s protégé and successor in a village in England

Bart Spicer: Carney Wilde, a private investigator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Benson Kellogg, a lawyer who inherits a town and fights to save it, in New Mexico; Col. Peregrine White, wounded in the Korean War and retired to Mexico, called in by the FBI to fight communists; Harry Butten, a newspaper reporter (witten as Jay Barbette, joint pseudonym with wife Betty Coe Spicer)

Jon Stock: Daniel Marchant, a suspended MI-6 agent trying to clear his father’s reputation as former head of MI-6, in the globetrotting Legoland (MI-6 headquarters) trilogy

Sharon Wildwind: Elizabeth “Pepper” Pepperhawk, an army nurse captain returning from Vietnam, and Avivah Rosen, a military police captain, in the early 1970s at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Keith Wright: David Stark, a police inspector in England

M.J. Zellnik: Libby Seale, a seamstress from New York, and newspaper reporter Peter Eberle, in 1894 Portland, Oregon

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Authors and Characters Added in November 2009

New series on the Paul Adam page: Gianni Castiglione, a violin maker in rural Cremona, Italy

Michael David Anthony: Richard Harrison, a retired intelligence officer, now working for Canterbury Cathedral, in England

Margaret Atwood: non-series mysteries and thrillers

Keith Baker: non-series mysteries

Dallas Barnes: John Stryker, a detective sergeant in Los Angeles, California

James Barnett: Owen Smith, a detective Chief Superintendent at Scotland Yard, in London, England

Tonino Benacquista: Antoine Andrieux, a young Basque, in Paris, France; Fred Blake, writing a history of the WWII Normandy landings — actually Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-Mafia boss in the FBI Witness Protection Program — and his family in Cholong-sur-Avre, Normandy, France

T.J. Binyon: non-series mysteries [our 3000th author!]

J.M.C. Blair: Merlin, a scholar, doctor, and advisor to King Arthur of legendary medieval Britain, in the Merlin Investigations

Malcolm Bosse: non-series mysteries

David Brierley: Cody, a young female ex-spy and private investigator, in Europe and North Africa

Michael Butterworth: non-series mysteries; romantic suspense (written as Carola Salisbury); Dr. Tina May, a television celebrity pathologist and amateur sleuth, in England (written as Sarah Kemp)

Joan Coggin: Lady Lupin (“Loops”) Lorrimer Hastings, a 21-year old ditzy daughter of an earl, in fictional Glanville, eastern Sussex, England

Bob Cook: Michael Wyman, a 50-something philosophy professor and MI-6 agent, based in London, England

Carroll John Daly: Race Williams, the original hard boiled private investigator, in New York City; Vee Brown, a private investigator who writes songs as Vivian Brown (his real name), in New York City; Satan Hall, a police detective in New York City

Dorothy Eden: non-series mysteries

Harriett Gilbert: non-series mysteries

William H. Hallahan: Charlie Brewer, a CIA agent involved in international intrigue

Jane Holleman: non-series mysteries set in Texas

Dorothy Howell: Haley Randolph, a 20-something obsessed with handbags and working part-time at Holt’s Department Store in Los Angeles, California

J.R. Hulland: non-series mysteries

Emyl Jenkins: Sterling Glass, an antiques expert in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia

Andrea Kane: Sloane Burbank, a 30-year-old former FBI crisis negotiator, now an independent consultant, and her former lover FBI agent Derek Parker, in New York City; contemporary and historical romantic thrillers

Helen Nielsen: Simon Drake, a Chicago lawyer transplanted to southern California

Michael Norman: Sam Kincaid, chief of the Special Investigations Branch of the Department of Corrections, and Lt. Kate McConnell, a homicide detective, in Salt Lake City, Utah

Michael O’Donnell: non-series mysteries

Marc Olden: Robert Sand, the Black Samurai, trained for seven years by a Japanese samurai master, fighting to save the world from sinister threats; Hawthorne Albert Harker, an investigative reporter; Manny Decker, a detective sergeant with martial arts skills, in New York City; Frank DiPalma martial arts thrillers; Simon Bendor, a master thief doing battle with the Yakuza, in Japan and elsewhere

Anthony Oliver: Mrs. Lizzie Thomas, a Welsh widow, and her friend, John Webber, a retired, arthritic police inspector, in Flaxfield, Suffolk, England

Douglas Orgill: William Mallett, a British secret service agent

Barry Ozeroff: Ben Geller, a sniper with the Special Emergency Response Team, in Stratton, Oregon

Frank Packard: Jimmie Dale, a wealthy dilettante and safecracker by night as the Robin-Hoodish Gray Seal, in New York City

Emma Page: Kelsey [no first name], a detective inspector, later chief inspector, and detective Lambert, in a village somewhere in England

James Pattinson: Harvey Landon, a English soldier of fortune; Sam Grant, of the Peking Inquiry Agency and later the Grant Inquiry Agency

Elizabeth Pincus: Nell Fury, a lesbian private investigator in San Francisco, California

Evelyn Piper: non-series mysteries

Anna Porter: Judith Hayes, a divorced freelance journalist with two teenagers, and her friend, Manhattan editor Marsha Hillier, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Deborah Powell: Hollis Carpenter, a lesbian crime reporter and her schnauzer Anice, in 1936-37 Houston, Texas

Philip Purser: Colin Panton, working in television, in England

Caro Ramsay: Alan McAlpine, a detective inspector at Partickhill Station in Glasgow, Scotland

Bob Randall: non-series set in New York City

Peter Ransley: non-series mysteries

Geoffrey Rose: non-series mysteries

Robert Ross: Leonardo da Vinci, the James Bond of the Renaissance [written with Martin Woodhouse]

Leigh Russell: Geraldine Steel, a detective inspector leaving a failed relationship for the small town of Woolsmarsh, England

Richard Sapir: non-series mysteries; books in The Destroyer series

Jack S. Scott: Alfred Stanley (Alf) Rosher, a crude yet caring detective sergeant (later inspector), in a small city in England; Peter Parsons, a chief inspector, in England

Deborah Sharp: Mace Bauer, middle daughter of Mama, who’s been married at least four times, in rural Florida

George Sims: Nicholas Howard, a manuscript dealer in England; Ed Buchanan, a member of the police Special Branch, in London, England

George R. Sims: non-series mysteries

Josef Škvorecký: Josef Boruvka, a sensitive police lieutenant coping with bureaucracy and Soviet invasion in 1960s Prague, Czechoslovakia; Danny Smiricki, a jazz saxophone player, teacher, and observer of post-WW2 life in Czechoslovakia and Canada

Henry Slesar: non-series mysteries

Tony Spinosa: Joe Serpe, a disgraced NYPD narcotics detective, now driving a heating oil delivery truck and doing some private investigating with his nemesis Bob Healy, the retired Internal Affairs officer, in New York City (Reed Farrel Coleman pseudonym)

Martin Sylvester: William Warner, a wine merchant and amateur sleuth, based in London, England

Nedra Tyre: non-series mysteries

Peter Van Greenaway: Francis Cherry, a Scotland Yard inspector, in London, England

Jo Walton: Peter Carmichael, a Scotland Yard inspector, in an alternative history starting in 1949 Britain, where WWII ended with a truce in 1941

Peter Whalley: Harry Sommers, a former bouncer and con man, now a private investigator, based in London, England

Alan Williams: Rupert Quinn, a swashbuckling English courier in North Africa; Charles Pol, a Marxist bandit and lingerie shop owner, in Paris, France

Timothy Williams: Piero Trotti, Commissario of police in a city on the river Po, in northern Italy

Lauren Willig: Eloise Kelly, a Harvard grad student writing her Ph.D. dissertation to unmask the Pink Carnation, a Napoleonic-era spy, in a romantic thriller series

Martin Woodhouse: Giles Yeoman, a scientist reluctantly working with British intelligence; Leonardo da Vinci, the James Bond of the Renaissance [written with Robert Ross]

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

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Authors and Characters added in December 2009

Patrick Alexander: non-series mysteries

David Anthony: Morgan Butler, a Korean War veteran who worked for a San Francisco detective agency, now farming and sleuthing in Ohio and West Virginia; Stanley Bass, a professional gambler in southern California

Philip Atlee: Joe (Joseph Liam) Gall, a free-lance soldier of fortune and contract killer for the CIA, around the world

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

Franklin Bandy: Kevin MacInnes, the “Lie King”, a free-lance lie detector and private investigator, in Ohio and elsewhere; Berkeley Barnes, a lawyer, hypochondriac, and private investigator, and Larry Howe, his “Archie”, in New York City (witten as Eugene Franklin)

Daniel Banko: non-series mysteries

Richard Bulliet: non-series mysteries

Christopher Bush: Ludovic Travers, a wealthy writer and amateur sleuth, later proprietor of the Broad Street Detective Agency, along with Scotland Yard Superintendant George Wharton and later Chief Inspector Jewle, in London, England; John Benham, a British army captain, later major (written as Michael Home, with John Benham)

Alan Caillou: Mike Benasque, a journalist caught up in international intrigue; Cabot Cain, a 6-foot 7-inch tall athletic genius with multiple degrees, working with Interpol around the world; Matthew Tobin, a colonel directing a team of mercenaries for the “right” causes; Ian Quayle, a handsome gentleman and scholar; Josh Dekker, during WW2 in France (written as Alex Webb)

Kenneth Cameron: General Denton, an expatriate U.S. Civil War veteran and former frontier sheriff turned novelist, in turn of the 20th century London, England

Aifric Campbell: non-series mysteries

Anne Canadeo: Maggie Messina, owner of the Black Sheep Knitting Shop and a circle of knitters, in Plum Harbor, Massachusetts, in the Black Sheep Knitting mysteries

A.H.Z. Carr: non-series mysteries

Rayo Casablanca: non-series mysteries

Stanley Cohen: non-series mysteries

Mat Coward: Don Packham, a detective inspector, and Frank Mitchell, a detective constable, in London, England

Max Crawford: non-series mysteries

Thomas Rendell Curran: Eric Stride, a police inspector with the Newfoundland Constabulary, in late 1940s St. John's, Newfoundland, before confederation with Canada

Richard Curtis: Dave “The Pro” Bolt, a professional athletic agent, former star with the Dallas Cowboys

Daniel da Cruz: Jock Sargeant, an ex-con framed for murder and a mysterious billionaire out for revenge; A.P. “Ape” Swain, a free-lance international agent mostly in the Middle East; Republic of Texas versus the Soviet Union, future history Cold War thrillers

Michael Delahaye: non-series mysteries

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; non-series romantic suspense set in the Louisiana bayous

Evelyn Dewar: non-series mysteries

New series on the Carola Dunn page: Eleanor Trewynn, a plucky widow running a charity shop in the fictional village of Port Mabyn, in 1960s Cornwall, England

Jack Ehrlich: Robert Flick, a parole officer in New York

Paul E. Erdman: non-series financial thrillers

John R. Feegel: non-series spy novels with a medical theme, set mostly in Florida and Georgia

Fletcher Flora: non-series mysteries

Philip Friedman: non-series mysteries; William Kendall, the chief troubleshooter for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his friend Lt. Colonel Aaron Eisenberg, here and there in the world (written as Philip Chase)

William Garner: Michael Jagger, a swaggering British spy; John Morpugo, a British counter-intelligence agent

Matt Gattzden: non-series mysteries

Sara George: non-series mysteries

Arthur D. Goldstein: Max Guttman, a retired 70-something Jewish tailor, starting in New York City, moving to a senior center in California

Jonathan Goodman: non-series mysteries

Shaun Herron: Miro, a stodgy middle-aged spy and assassin who worked for a US intelligence agency, “The Firm”, in Canada and Ireland

Christopher Hill: non-series mysteries

Naomi A. Hintze: non-series romantic suspense

William Hjortsberg: non-series mysteries

Timothy Holme: Achille Peroni, (“the Rudolph Valentino of Italian police”), a Neopolitan police commissario who once spent some months at Scotland Yard, on assignment in northern Italy

John Hutton: non-series mysteries

Shirley Jackson: non-series gothic suspense

H. Paul Jeffers: Harry MacNeil, an ex-cop private investigator who wants to be a jazz clarinetist, in 1930s New York City; John Bogdanovic, a police sergeant and aide to the NYPD Chief of Detectives, in New York City; Sherlock Holmes pastiches; Kate Fallon, a young woman during World War Two in a small town in Pennsylvania, in the Homefront mysteries (written as M.T. Jefferson); Nick Chase, a retired NYPD homicide detective now running a cigar store called The Happy Smoking Ground, in Cambridge, Massachusetts (written as Harry Paul Lonsdale)

Craig Jones: non-series mysteries

Warren Kiefer: non-series mysteries

Steve Knickmeyer: Steve Cranmer, an ex-cop who walks with a cane, now a private investigator, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mike Knowles: Wilson, a mob enforcer who double-crosses his mafia boss, in Hamilton, Ontario, later on Prince Edward Island, Canada

Myrick Land: non-series mysteries

Charles Larson: Nils-Frederik Blixen, a TV producer and amateur sleuth, mostly in Los Angeles, California

Elsie Lee: romantic and historical suspense

Dan J. Marlowe: Johnny Killain, a hotel detective at the Hotel Duarte and part-time private investigator, in New York City; Earl Drake, a bank robber, killer, and part-time tree surgeon, later a secret agent

Frank McAuliffe: Augustus Mandrell, of the one-man professional killer firm Mandrell, Ltd., during and after WW2

Brown Meggs: non-series mysteries

Peter McCurtin: Robert Briganti, the Assassin, dedicated to wiping out the Mafia; Philip Magellan, the Marksman, dedicated to wiping out the Mafia

Robin Moore: non-series mysteries

Richard Neely: non-series mysteries

G.F. Newman: Terry Sneed, an unscrupulous Scotland Yard inspector, based in London, England; Law and Order series

Malla Nunn: Emmanuel Cooper, a detective sergeant in 1950s South Africa

Dinah Palmtag: non-series mysteries

Hugh C. Rae: McCaig, a detective inspector, later superintendent, in Scotland; Arthur Salisbury and Frank Shearer in England (written as Robert Crawford)

Maggie Rennert: Guy Silvestri, a police detective in Massachusetts

Clifford Roberts: non-series mysteries

Charles Runyon: non-series mysteries

A.J. Russell: non-series mysteries

Virgil Scott: non-series mysteries

L.J. Sellers: Wade Jackson, a homicide detective in Eugene, Oregon

R.H. Shimer: non-series mysteries

David R. Slavitt: non-series mysteries

Mark Sinnett: non-series mysteries

Pat Stadley: non-series mysteries

Scott C.S. Stone: non-series mysteries

Jean Stubbs: John Lintott, a retired Scotland Yard inpsector around the turn of the 20th century, in London, Paris, and San Francisco

Don Tracy: Giff Speer, a master sergeant and undercover agent in the US Army Military Police, around the USA

W.J. Weatherby: non-series set in New York City (originally written as Will Perry)

Alicen White: non-series mysteries

Arthur Wise: non-series mysteries

Michael Wolfe: Michael Keefe, a photographer with DEPOE (Defense Photo Operations Executive), mostly in Vietnam

Richard Wormser: Jocelyn “Joe” Dixon, a detective sergeant in New York City; Andy Bastian, a police lieutenant in the US Southwest

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