New Mexico Mysteries
Rudolfo Anaya
  • Sonny Baca: part-time rodeo rider private eye in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sandi Ault
  • Jamaica Wild: resource-protection agent for the Bureau of Land Management, in northern New Mexico

Christine Barber
  • Lucy Newroe: newspaper editor and volunteer EMT, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Steve Brewer
  • Drew Gavin: an Albuquerque Gazette sports columnist in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Bubba Mabry: a private investigator in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pamela (Pam) Christie
  • Fernando (Nando) Aguilar: half-Indian spy working for Governor Juan Batista de Anza, in 1780s Santa Fe, New Mexico
Cecil Dawkins
  • Ginevra Prettifield: art museum assistant director, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Alice Duncan
  • Annabelle Blue: 19-year-old working in her family’s dry-goods store in 1923, in fictional Rosedale, in southeast New Mexico

Micah S. Hackler
  • Cliff Lansing, single-father and part-time rancher-sheriff and Gabe Hanna, his deputy in New Mexico

Steven F. Havill
  • Bill Gastner: insomniac undersheriff in Posadas County, New Mexico
  • Estelle Reyes-Guzman: the new undersheriff in Posadas County, New Mexico

Tony Hillerman
  • Jim Chee: Navajo tribal police officer in the southwest USA
  • Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn: Navajo tribal police officer in the southwest USA

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

Darynda Jones
  • Charlotte “Charley” Davidson: part-time private investigator helping the police with her ability to contact the dead in her full-time role as the Grim Reaper, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a paranormal romantic suspense series
Sarah Lovett
  • Sylvia Strange: a forensic psychologist in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Michael McGarrity
  • Kevin Kerney: ex-chief of detectives in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lisa Miscione
  • Lydia Strong: a true crime author in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kirk Mitchell
  • Emmett Quanah Parker, a part-Comanche, part-white Bureau of Indian Affairs agent, and Anna Turnipseed, a part-Modoc, part-Japanese FBI special agent, in New Mexico and elsewhere

Barbara Moore
  • Gordon Christy: a veterinarian and Gala in New Mexico

J. Michael Orenduff
  • Hubert Schuze: pot hunter and owner of a shop selling Native American pottery in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jake Page
  • Connie Barnes: an Anglo-Hopi girlfriend to a P.I. in Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • T. Moore “Mo” Bowdre: a blind redneck sculptor in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Carolyn J. Rose
  • Casey Brandt: TV news editor, later director, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Walter Satterthwait
  • Joshua Croft, wise-cracking PI in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Aileen Schumacher
  • Tory Travers: a structural engineer in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Connie Shelton
  • Charlie (Charlotte) Parker: a Certified Public Account in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Samantha Sweet: caretaker for the USDA who opens a pastry shop in northern New Mexico

Susan Slater
  • Benson (Ben) Pecos, a 26-year-old Tewa Pueblo and a reservation medical investigator in New Mexico

Bart Spicer
  • Benson Kellogg: lawyer who inherits a town in New Mexico, and fights to save it

Richard Martin Stern
  • Johnny Ortiz: half-Apache, half-Chicano police lieutenant, around Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pari Noskin Taichert
  • Sasha Solomon: a public relations director in New Mexico

Aimee and David Thurlo
  • Sister Agatha: a former investigative journalist, now one of the extern sisters, the convent’s link to the outside world at the Our Lady of Hope Monastery in New Mexico
  • Ella Clah: Navajo FBI agent in Shiprock, New Mexico
  • Charlie Henry, an Iraq war special-ops veteran, now owner of the Three Balls pawnshop, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Lee Nez: a nightwalker (vampire) police officer in New Mexico

Judith Van Gieson
  • Neil Hamel: attorney and investigator, in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Claire Reynier: buyer of rare books for the University of New Mexico library in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mari Privette Ulmer
  • Christine Garcia y Grant: an ex-lawyer running a bed and breakfast in Taos, New Mexico in the Taos Festival Mysteries

Robert Westbrook
  • Howard Moon Deer: a private investigator in San Geronimo, New Mexico

Collin Wilcox
  • McCloud: a New Mexico marshal in New York

Patricia Smith Wood
  • Harrie McKinsey and her best friend Ginger Vaughn, in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Stuart Woods
  • Ed Eagle: lawyer in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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