Washington Mysteries
P.J. Alderman
  • Jordan Marsh: prime suspect in her husband’s murder, who leaves Los Angeles to restore a Victorian house with two ghosts, in fictional Port Chatham, Washington

Anne Argula
  • Quinn: ex-cop turned private investigator, in Spokane and Seattle, Washington

John Ball
  • Jack Tallon: Los Angeles police sergeant who becomes police chief in Whitewater, Washington

K.K. Beck
  • Jane da Silva: lounge singer and private detective in Seattle, Washington

Carl Brookins
  • Michael Tanner: successful public relations executive in Seattle, Washington
  • Mary Whitney: heiress to an industrial empire in Seattle, Washington

Lowen Clausen
  • Grace Stevens: cop in Seattle, Washington
  • Sam Wright, a police officer in Seattle, Washington

Curt Colbert
  • Jake Rossiter: a private investigator, and Miss Jenkins, a “Gal Friday” in post-World War II Seattle, Washington
Mary Daheim
  • Emma Lord: small-town newspaper owner and editor in Alpine, Washington
  • Judith McMonigle (Flynn): bed and breakfast owner in Seattle, Washington

Jo Dereske
  • Helma Zukas: Washington State librarian

Deborah Donnelly
  • Carnegie Kincaid: wedding planner in Seattle, Washington

Robert Dugoni
  • Tracy Crosswhite: homicide detective in Seattle, Washington
  • David Sloane: lawyer in Seattle, Washington

Sharon Duncan
  • Scotia MacKinnon: former police officer turned private eye in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington

Aaron Elkins
  • Chris Norgren: art museum curator in Seattle, Washington
  • Gideon Oliver: anthropology professor in Port Angeles, Washington

Aaron & Charlotte Elkins
  • Alix London: young art consultant, whose father was a convicted art forger, based in Seattle, Washington

Earl Emerson
  • homas Black: bicycling enthusiast private eye in Seattle, Washington
  • Mac Fontana: ex-firefighter and arson investigator in Staircase, Washington

G.M. Ford
  • Frank Corso: former New York Times journalist, now working at the third rate Seattle Sun, in Seattle, Washington
  • Leo Waterman: wisecracking private eye in Seattle, Washington

Linda French
  • Teddy Morell: college history professor in Seattle Washington

Noreen Gilpatrick
  • Kate MacLean: police detective in the Seattle, Washington area

Glen Erik Hamilton
  • Van Shaw: Army Ranger raised as a thief, in Seattle, Washington

Steven F. Havill
  • Thomas Parks: doctor in 1890s Port McKinney, Washington

Michael A. Hawley
  • Leah Harris: Seattle Police Detective Sergeant in Seattle Washington

Daniel Hecht
  • Cree Black: parapsychologist with a haunted past in Seattle, Washington

Louise Hendricksen
  • Dr. Amy Prescott: forensic scientist in Seattle, Washington

Gabriella Herkert
  • Sara Townley: investigator for a law firm in Seattle, Washington, in the Animal Instinct mysteries

Richard Hoyt
  • John Denson: ex-reporter and ex-army intelligence operative who acts like a flaky private investigator in Seattle, Washington

Frederick D. Huebner
  • Matt Riordan: burned-out lawyer turned investigator in Seattle, Washington

India Ink (Yasmine Galenorn)
  • Persia Rose Vanderbilt: working in the Venus Envy bath and beauty shop in Gull Harbor, Washington

Lynne Jamneck
  • Samantha Skellar: FBI Agent on the trail of a possible serial killer who has been terrorizing the suburban neighborhoods of Seattle, Washington

J.A. Jance
  • J.P. Beaumont: homicide detective in Seattle, Washington
E.L. Larken
  • Demary Jones: owner of Confidential Research, specializes in genealogy and historical research in Seattle, Washington

Ann Littlewood
  • Iris Oakley: zookeeper and amateur sleuth at Finley Memorial Zoo, near Vancouver, Washington

Elizabeth Lowell
  • Members of the Donovan family: involved in a global gem-trading empire, based in Seattle, Washington

Gary McKinney
  • Gavin Pruitt: the Sheriff of Willapa County and a fan of the Grateful Dead since the ’60s, in southwest Washington

Rick Mofina
  • Jason Wade: rookie crime reporter, in Seattle, Washington

Skye Kathleen Moody
  • Venus Diamond: U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent in Washington

Deborah Morgan
  • Jeff Talbot: former FBI agent turned antique picker, in Seattle, Washington

Lynne Murray
  • Josephine Fuller: queen-sized investigator in Seattle, Washington

Tiina Nunnally
  • Margit Andersson: freelance Danish translator in Seattle, Washington

Steve Oliver
  • Scott Moody: an ex-mental patient cab-driving private investigator in the late 1970s, in Spokane, Washington
Bernadette Pajer
  • Benjamin Bradshaw: electrical engineering professor at the University of Washington in Seattle in the early 1900s

Ridley Pearson
  • Lou Boldt: detective in Seattle, Washington
  • Daphne Matthews: police psychologist in Seattle, Washington

Brad Reynolds
  • Father Mark Townsend: Jesuit priest in Washington

T. Dawn Richard
  • May List: senior sleuth, in Washington, on her own after 35 years of marriage

Kat Richardson
  • Harper Blaine: private investigator who can see ghosts, zombies, and the like, after being dead for two minutes, in Seattle, Washington, in the Greywalker series

Wendy Roberts
  • Sadie Novak: former teacher now running Scene-2-Clean, a cleaning company specializing in cleaning up death scenes, in Seattle, Washington, in the Ghost Dusters series

Arlene Sachitano
  • Harriet Truman, widowed and taking over her aunt’s quilting business and home, in fictional Foggy Point, Washington, in the Loose Threads mysteries

Sheila Simonson
  • Lark Dodge: bookseller in Washington

Janet Smith
  • Annie MacPherson: attorney in Seattle, Washington

Peter Stekel
  • Richard Garcia: investigative reporter in Seattle, Washington

Jess Walter
  • Caroline Mabry: police detective in Spokane, Washington
  • Vince Camden: member of the witness-protection program, manager of a donut shop by day, and a gambler and thief by night, in Spokane, Washington

Tracy Weber
  • Kate Davidson: yoga instructor in Seattle, Washington, and her German shepherd sidekick Bella, in the Downward Dog mysteries

Barbara Wilson
  • Pam Nilsen: lesbian printing company owner in Seattle, Washington

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