Colorado Mysteries
Michael Allegretto
  • Jacob Lomax: an ex-cop turned private investigator in Denver, Colorado

Kate Allen
  • Alison Kaine, a lesbian police officer in Denver, Colorado

Alex Barclay
  • Ren Bryce: FBI agent based in Denver, Colorado

Sandra Brannan
  • Liv Bergen, manager of a limestone mine, and her boyfriend FBI agent Streeter Pierce, near Fort Collins, Colorado, and then in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Rex Burns
  • Devlin Kirk: ex-secret service agent and owner of high-tech security company in Denver, Colorado
  • Gabe Wager: homicide detective in Denver, Colorado

Carol Cail
  • Maxey Burnell: an investigative reporter and newspaper owner in Boulder, Colorado

Sammi Carter
  • Abby Shaw: leaving behind a career in corporate law and a cheating husband, returns to her hometown of Paradise, Colorado to take over her aunt’s candy shop, Divinity

Leslie Caine
  • Erin Gilbert and Steve Sullivan: rival interior designers in Colorado, in the Domestic Bliss Mysteries

Margaret Coel
  • Catherine McLeod: investigative reporter in Denver, Colorado

Mark Cohen
  • Pepper Keane: a former federal prosecutor, now a private investigator in Colorado

Beth Groundwater
  • Mandy Tanner: seasonal river ranger on the Arkansas River near Salida, Colorado

Michael Connelly
  • Jack McEvoy: reporter, and Rachel Walling, an FBI agent, in Denver, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California
Diane Mott Davidson
  • Goldy Bear: single mom and caterer in Aspen Meadow, Colorado

Nageeba Davis
  • Maggie Kean: an art teacher and sculptor in the high country of Colorado

Laurel Dewey
  • Jane Perry: police detective, later a private investigator dealing with hauntings and demons, in Denver and elsewhere in Colorado

Denise Dietz
  • Ellie Bernstein: diet group leader in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Lt. Peter Miller: homicide department in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Laura DiSilverio
  • Charlotte “Charlie” Swift: former Air Force investigator, now working as a private investigator, in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Truly Donovan
  • Lexy Connor: Connor, a software consultant in Boulder, Colorado

James D. Doss
  • Charlie Moon: Ute police officer in Grant Creek, Colorado

John Dunning
  • Cliff Janeway: cop and rare book expert in Denver, Colorado

John A. Flanagan
  • Jesse Parker: ex-Denver police detective, returning to his hometown to work on the ski patrol, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Christine Goff
  • Birdwatcher Mysteries set in Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado

Robert Greer
  • CJ Floyd: black bail bondsman, later Western collectible dealer, in Denver, Colorado

Beth Groundwater
  • Claire Hanover: 40-something proprietor of a gift-basket business, in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jim Michael Hansen
  • Bryson Coventry: a homicide detective in Denver, Colorado

Linda Joffe Hull
  • Maddie Michaels, recovering from her husband’s loss of their savings, becomes Mrs. Frugalicious, an anonymous blogger of shopping and financial advice, in Denver, Colorado

Elise Hyatt (Sarah D’Almeida)
  • Candyce “Dyce” Dare: single mom and proprietor of Daring Finds, a furniture refinishing store in fictional Goldport, Colorado

Bett Reece Johnson
  • Cordelia Morgan: lesbian hit artist turned sleuth, in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado

Dolores Johnson
  • Mandy Dyer: owner of Dyer’s Cleaners in Denver, Colorado

Jennifer Jordan
  • Kristin Ashe: an amateur sleuth in Denver, Colorado

Christine T. Jorgensen
  • Stella the Stargazer, an astrologer and lovelorn columnist in Denver, Colorado
Jackie Lewin
  • Grace Beckmann: a middle-aged mother and freelance writer in Colorado

Sherry Lewis
  • Fred Vickery: retired building and grounds supervisor in Cutler, Colorado

Evan McNamara
  • Bill Tatum: former Army sniper and current Deputy Sheriff of Mineral County in Dumont, Colorado

John Miles
  • Johnelle “Johnny” Baker: a blonde former actress made sheriff as a publicity stunt in Tenoclock, Colorado

Leslie O’Kane (Leslie Caine)
  • Allida Babcock: a dog therapist in Boulder, Colorado

B. J. Oliphant
  • Shirley McClintock, 50-something rancher in Colorado

A. J. Orde
  • Jason Lynx: antiques dealer and interior decorator in Denver, Colorado
Victoria Pade
  • Jimi Plain: a recently-divorced mother of two teen-aged daughters in Denver, Colorado

Ann Parker
  • Inez Stannert: saloon owner, around 1880 in Leadville, Colorado, in the Silver Rush mysteries

Suzzane Proulx
  • Victoria Lucci: a risk manager at a Denver hospital in Denver, Colorado

Manuel Ramos
  • Luis Montez: an attorney and former Chicano activist in Denver, Colorado

W.L. Ripley
  • Cole Springer: former Secret Service agent and saloonkeeper, in Aspen, Colorado

Walter Satterthwait
  • Oscar Wilde: playwright, poet and unlikely detective in 1880s Denver, Colorado

Norma Schier
  • Kay Barth: district attorney based in Aspen, Colorado

Maggie Sefton
  • Kelly Flynn: corporate accountant from Washington DC, who has relocated to Ft. Connor, Colorado and is learning to knit at the House of Lambspun

M. Louise Smith
  • Middy Brown: a mature liberated woman, a consultant for StarWay Beauty Products, and an assistant to a private investigator in Denver, Colorado

Mark Stevens
  • Allison Coil: hunting guide in the Flat Tops Wilderness of northwest Colorado

Michael Stone
  • Streeter: a bounty hunter and private eye in Denver, Colorado

Sheri S. Tepper
  • Jason Lynx: antiques dealer and interior decorator in Denver, Colorado (written as A. J. Orde)
  • McClintock, Shirley: a 50-something rancher in Colorado (written as B. J. Oliphant)

Marianne Wesson
  • Lucinda Hayes: an attorney and the director of the Boulder County Rape Crisis Center, in Boulder County, Colorado

Stephen White
  • Lauren Crowder: attorney in Boulder, Colorado
  • Alan Gregory: practicing psychologist in Boulder, Colorado

James Yaffe
  • Dave, ex-cop investigator in Mesa Grande, Colorado
  • Mom, Dave’s mother, in Mesa Grande, Colorado

Thomas Zigal
  • Kurt Mulle: ex-hippie sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado

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