Wisconsin Mysteries
Allyson K. Abbott (Beth Amos)
  • Mackenzie “Mack” Dalton: owner of a bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Synesthesia, a neurological condition enabling her to smell noises or taste color, in the Mack’s Bar Mysteries

Laura Alden
  • Beth Kennedy: recently divorced mother of two, running the Children’s Bookshelf bookstore and serving as PTA secretary, in Rynwood, near Madison, Wisconsin

Sandra Balzo
  • Maggy Thorsen: 40-something divorcée running a coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds, with two women friends in the small fictional town of Brookhills, Wisconsin

Kathleen Anne Barrett
  • Beth Hartley: an attorney turned legal researcher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Warren Carrier
  • Sean Fogarty: lawyer in the fictional college town of Silvertown, in northern Wisconsin
August Derleth
  • Ephraim Peck: a judge in Sac Prairie, Wisconsin

Kathleen Ernst
  • Chloe Ellefson: the new collections curator of an 1870s pioneer living history museum, in rural 1980s Wisconsin

Victoria Houston
  • Lewellyn Ferris: a fly fishing wonder and the Chief of Police in Loon Lake, Wisconsin
Mary Logue
  • Claire Watkins: police officer, widow, and mom to 10-year-old Meg, in Fort St. Antoine, Wisconsin

Gail Lukasik
  • Leigh Girard: former teacher moving from Chicago to work as a reporter for the Door County Gazette, in the remote artist community of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

Mardi Oakley Medawar
  • David Lameraux: the police chief on the Red Cliff Reservation in Wisconsin

Mukoma Wa Ngugi
  • Ishmael: African American police detective in Madison, Wisconsin, teaming with O (David Odhiambo), a police detective in Nairobi, Kenya
Hannah Reed (Deb Baker)
  • Story Fischer: beekeeper in the fictional small town of Moraine, Wisconsin, in the Queen Bee mysteries

John R. Riggs
  • Garth Ryland: newspaper reporter in Oakalla, Wisconsin

Samuel Rogers
  • Paul Hatfield: chemistry professor and amateur ornithologist, in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the midwest

Annelise Ryan (Beth Amos)
  • Mattie Winston: nurse turned deputy coroner in the fictional small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin

Mike Savage
  • Alphonse “Dave” Davecki: a police detective in Superior, Wisconsin

Steve Thayer
  • Pliny Pennington: a deputy in Kickapoo Falls, Wisconsin during the 1960s presidential campaign (Kennedy vs Nixon)

Kate Watterson
  • Ellie MacIntosh: homicide detective in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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