USA Mysteries
(regional and non-specific)
Peter Abresch
  • Jim Dandy: retired physical therapist, and Dodee Swisher, a gallery owner, in North America, in the Elderhostel Mysteries

Mario Acevedo
  • Felix Gomez: private investigator who became a vampire as a soldier in Iraq, in various places in the United States

Donna Andrews
  • Meg Langslow: decorative blacksmith in a southern town in the USA

Tom Ardies
  • Charlie Sparrow: tough, smart-aleck spy who is irresistible to women in the USA

Jo Bannister
  • Mickey Flynn: American photojournalist

Nevada Barr
  • Anna Pigeon: park ranger at various national parks in the USA

Lawrence Block
  • Evan Tanner: government agent with permanent insomnia, in the USA

Jack Bickham
  • Brad Smith: championship tennis player and part-time CIA agent in the United States

Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Jim Qwilleran: journalist, with cats Koko and Yum Yum in Pick Ax, northeast central United States

Andrew Britton
  • Ryan Kealey: ex-CIA agent and former Special Forces soldier, dealing with terrorists in the US

C.F. Button
  • Tom Kreuger: biologist working for the Bureau of Land Management in a small town in a western state of the US

Robert Campbell
  • Jake Hatch: railroad detective in the United States

Peter Cheyney
  • Lemmy Caution: FBI agent in America

Lee Child
  • Jack Reacher: ex-military policeman in the USA

John Clarkson
  • Jack Devlin: ex-Secret Service turned security firm investigator in the USA

John Connolly
  • Charlie “Bird” Parker: ex-NYPD detective turned private investigator in cases taking him to locations in North America

Alan Cook
  • Gary Blanchard: amateur sleuth in the American West, starting in the 1950s

Clive Cussler (with Paul Kemprecos)
  • Dirk Pitt: marine engineer in the United States
Val Davis (Robert & Angie Irvine)
  • Nicolette Scott: archaeologist in the southwestern USA

S.F.X. Dean
  • Neil Kelly: professor of English in New England, USA

Kathleen Delaney
  • Ellie McKenzie: newly certified real estate agent returning to her old hometown of Santa Louisa

John Douglas
  • Jake Donovan: FBI profiler in the USA

Peter Dunant (Sarah Dunant with Peter Busby)
  • Marla Masterson: young British Professor of Anglo Saxon Literature in the United States

Gerald Elias
  • Daniel Jacobus: blind, reclusive, and crotchety violin teacher living in self-imposed exile in rural New England

Loren D. Estleman
  • Page Murdock: deputy US Marshal in 1880s American West (and Canada)

Donna Ferguson
  • Mickey Sutter: sea urchin diver on the west coast of North America

Michelle Gagnon
  • Kelly Jones: FBI agent in New England

Ken Goddard
  • Harry Lightstone: US Fish & Wildlife Department in the USA

Ed Gorman
  • Noah Ford: military investigator for the Army in the post-Civil War US, in the Cavalry Man series
  • Leo Guild: 1980s bounty hunter in the western United States
  • Dev Mallory: Secret Service Agent in the post-Civil War US

Maxwell Grant (Dennis Lynds)
  • "The Shadow": private investigator in the USA

Donald Hamilton
  • Matt Helm: American superspy in the United States

David Handler
  • Stewart “Hoagy” Hoag: celebrity ghostwriter in the United States, and his faithful basset hound, Lulu

Thomas Harris
  • Hannibal Lecter: serial killer in North America

Gar Anthony Haywood
  • Joe and Dottie Loudermilk: retired black couple traveling in the USA

Peter J. Heck
  • Mark Twain: 19th century American author, and Wentworth Cabot, his secretary, in the USA

Sue Henry
  • Maxine “Maxie” McNabb: 63-year-old, Winnebago-driving, free-spirited widow in the USA

Julie Wray Herman
  • Janey Bascom, Korine McFaile, and Amilou Whittier: landscapers and partners in Three Dirty Women Landscaping, Inc., in Pine Grove

Lynn S. Hightower
  • String: alien Ilaki, partners with a homicide cop, in the USA

Anne Hillerman
  • Bernadette (Bernie) Manualito: Navajo Nation Police Officer (continuation of father Tony Hillerman’s series)

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

David Hiltbrand
  • Jim McNamara: former record company insider turned insurance investigator specializing in hardcase rockers, on the road in the USA

A.J. Holt
  • Jay Fletcher: rogue FBI agent in the USA

Kay Hooper
  • Hagen: government agent in the USA

Richard Hoyt
  • James Burlane: ex-CIA operative turned private investigator in the USA

Stephen Hunter
  • Bob “the Nailer” Swagger: master sniper in the United States

Gregg Hurwitz
  • Tim Rackley: deputy US marshal

E. Richard Johnson
  • Tony Lonto: police detective in the United States
Paul Kemprecos (with Clive Cussler)
  • Dirk Pitt: marine engineer in the United States

David Kent
  • Department Thirty: a mysterious U.S. government agency

Lisa Kleinholz
  • Zoe Szabo: former Rolling Stone reporter turned small town reporter in New England

W.W. Lee (Wendi Lee)
  • Jefferson Birch: former Texas ranger working for Tisdale Investigations, in the American West in the second half of the 19th century

Stephen Lewis
  • Catherine Williams: wealthy widow and midwife in 17th century New England

Sharyn McCrumb
  • Elizabeth MacPherson: forensic anthropologist in southern USA

Gregory McDonald
  • Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher: reporter turned beach bum socialite in the United States

Kyle Mills
  • Mark Beamon: FBI special agent in the USA
Owen Parry
  • Abel Jones: federal agent during the American Civil War

Eliot Pattison
  • Duncan McCallum: Scottish prisoner transported to Colonial America

Don Pendleton
  • Aston Ford: former naval intelligence officer turned psychic private investigator

Craig Rice
  • Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kuzak: photographers traveling across the USA

Clyde Lynwood Sawyer, Jr. and Frances Witlin
  • Mario Castigliani: aging performing psychic in North America

Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid
  • Sammy Greene: talk-radio host at an ultraconservative New England college

Troy Soos
  • Mickey Rawlings: 1910s journeyman second baseman in the United States

Gene Stratton
  • Mort Sinclair: respected genealogist and lawyer on Fogge Island off the New England Coast

Ted Thackrey, Jr.
  • Preacher: poker player and mystic, in the American Southwest (Nevada, New Mexico, California)

Jack Vance
  • Kirth Gersen: hunter of nonhuman killers in the United States, in the Demon Princes series

Valerie Wolzien
  • Josie Pigeon: owner of an all-woman construction firm in the Northeast USA

Richard Wormser
  • Andy Bastian: police lieutenant in the US Southwest

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