"He was like a blind man looking in a dark room
for a black hat that was not there."

— Dashiell Hammett (short story "It", November 1923)

classic authors:
Isaac Asimov Page
Robert L. Bellem Page
Earl Derr Biggers / Charlie Chan Pages
Lawrence Block Page
Jack Boyle / Boston Blackie Page
Lilian Jackson Braun / Cats Who... Page
James Lee Burke Page
James M. Cain Page
Raymond Chandler Pages
G.K. Chesterton / Father Brown Page
Agatha Christie / Poirot & Marple Pages
Margaret Coel Page
Michael Connelly Page
George Harmon Coxe Page
Arthur Conan Doyle Page
James Ellroy Page
Loren D. Estleman Page
Dick Francis Page
Erle Stanley Gardner / Perry Mason Page
Sue Grafton / Kinsey Milhone Page
Dashiell Hammett Pages
Tony Hillerman Page
J.A. Jance Page
Craig Johnson / Walt Longmire Page
       Stuart M. Kaminsky Page
Stieg Larsson Page
Stephen Legault Page
Elmore Leonard Page
John D. MacDonald / Travis McGee Page
Ross Macdonald Page
Ed McBain / 87th Precinct Page
Keith Miles / Edward Marston Page
Walter Mosley / Easy Rawlins Page
Sara Paretsky / V.I. Warshawski Page
Robert B. Parker / Spenser Page
Edgar Allan Poe Page
Ellery Queen Page
Arthur B. Reeve / Craig Kennedy Page
Dorothy L. Sayers Page
Georges Simenon / Insp. Maigret Page
Mickey Spillane / Mike Hammer Page
Rex Stout / Nero Wolfe Page
Jim Thompson Page
Aimιe & David Thurlo Page
S.S. Van Dine / Philo Vance Page
Louis Joseph Vance / The Lone Wolf Page
Gertrude C. Warner / The Boxcar Children Page
Donald E. Westlake Page
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Noir Mysteries

Mystery Authors & Series
authors A-G

on Homepage Part Two
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authors H-K
authors L-O

on Homepage Part Three
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authors P-Z
Re: Legal Eagles

on Homepage Part Four
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New Authors
Genre-Related Links
Movie & TV & Radio Detectives

recent authors:
Donna Andrews Page
Ace Atkins Page
Jack Bludis Page
Lee Child / Jack Reacher Page
Laura Childs Page
Edward Cline Page
Beverly Connor Page
Wayne Dundee Page
David Ellis Page
Timothy Hallinan Page
Michael T. Harvey Page
Susan Kandel Page
Andrew Martin of U.K. Page
Marilyn Meredith Page
David Rosenfelt Page
Mark Travis Page
Betty Webb Page
                      Topical  Pages
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Film Noir Festival Pages
150 Essential Mystery Novels Page
Kid Sleuths Page
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Western USA & Native American Mysteries

Noir  Mysteries  Dept.

Raymond Chandler [1888-1959] Pages

Dashiell Hammett [1894-1961] Pages

Rick Walker, Private Investigator

"Backlot Requiem" novel by G.E. Nordell  "Backlot Requiem: A Rick Walker Mystery" [March 2005]
by G.E. Nordell

When a long-buried body is discovered at National Pictures Studios, private investigator Rick Walker is called in to identify it. His investigation leads to a thirty-year-old murder case, a dying film director and his wild daughters, a legendary film star of the Silent Era, local gangsters, and a very discreet love affair.
iUniverse 9x6 hardcover [3/2005] for $22.95 at Amazon
iUniverse 9x6 pb [3/2005] for $12.95 at Amazon
Kindle Edition from Amazon [7/2001] for $9.95
9x6 pb [3/2005] for $12.95 thru Barnes & Noble
9x6 hardcover [3/2005] for $22.95 thru Barnes & Noble
also on sale at Amazon Canada, U.K., France, Germany & Japan
click here for excerpt • Croatian-language edition

Books About Noir Film

Fiction: Novels & Stories Pages

Non-Fiction About Hard-Boiled & Noir

'The Black Dahlia Murder Case' Page

Megan E. Abbott + gun molls in Fifties L.A.
browse books • IMDb listing

W.R. Burnett [1899-1982] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

James M. Cain [1892-1977] Page

James Ellroy Page

David Goodis [1917-67]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Dorothy B. Hughes [1904-93]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Ross Macdonald [1915-83] Page

Jim Thompson [1906-77] Page

Cornell Woolrich [1903-68]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Cornell Woolrich fansite


Mystery  Authors  &  Series
{ Maybe  Not  Noir,  But  Excellent }

authors A-G [just below]   •   authors H-K (on page 2) •   authors L-O (on page 2)   •   authors P-Z (on page 3)

Mystery & Thriller Authors A-Z books at Amazon.com
Mystery & Thriller ebooks at Amazon.com
Mystery & Thriller Authors A-Z audiocassettes at Amazon.com

British & American 'Top 100 Crime Novels' lists at Wikipedia

Crime Writers Research Guide book by Elizabeth Haynes  
"Crime Writers: A Research Guide" [2011]
by Elizabeth Haynes

Kindle Edition from Libraries Unlimited [1/2011] for $31.20 {sic}
Libraries Unlimited 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $40.00
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Victoria Abbott
{ pseudonym of mother Mary Jane Maffini and daughter Victoria Maffini of Canada }
browse MJM's books • official Victoria Abbott website • MJM's entry at Wikipedia

"The Christie Curse (A Book Collector Mystery)" [3/2013] by Victoria Abbott
http://www.amazon.com/Christie-Curse-COLLECTOR-MYSTERY-ebook/dp/B0099CGY2S/
http://www.amazon.com/Christie-Curse-Book-Collector-Mystery/dp/042525528X/

"The Sayers Swindle (A Book Collector Mystery)" [12/2013] by Victoria Abbott
http://www.amazon.com/Sayers-Swindle-COLLECTOR-MYSTERY-ebook/dp/B00BTRDIWU/
http://www.amazon.com/Sayers-Swindle-Book-Collector-Mystery/dp/0425255298/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Peter Abrahams of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

"Oblivion", "The Tutor", "The Fury of Rachel Monette", "Hard Rain", "The Fan",
"Crying Wolf", "Last of The Dixie Heroes", "Nerve Damage" [2007] and "Lights Out"

Echo Falls Mysteries, with teen super sleuth Ingrid Levin-Hill
"Down The Rabbit Hole", "Behind The Curtain", "Into The Dark"


writing as Spencer Quinn
Chet & Bernie mystery series

browse books • Chet's official website

more details on BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Pet Detectives Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Harold Adams + N.D. drifter Carl Wilcox: all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Susan Wittig Albert + China Bayles: browse books • fansite

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Delano Ames  [1906-87]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Magic Lantern Mystery Bookstore's
Donna Andrews Page

Meg Langslow comedic mysteries
A.I.P. Turing Hopper computer mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Mary Kay Andrews of Atlanta, Georgia
browse books • official website • Wikipedia


writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck: browse books

Callahan Garrity of Atlanta mystery series:
"Every Crooked Nanny" [1992]
"To Live and Die in Dixie" [1993]
"Homemade Sin" [1994]
"Happy Never After" [1995]
"Heart Trouble" [1996]
"Strange Brew" [1997]
"Midnight Clear" [1998]
"Irish Eyes" [2000]

Truman Kicklighter of Florida mystery series
"Lickety Split" [1996]
"Crash Course" [1997]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Isaac Asimov [1920-92]
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

'Robot Mysteries of Isaac Asimov' Page
Isaac Asimov Mysteries Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Ace Atkins Page

Nick Travers in New Orleans mystery series

Quinn Colson in Tibbehah County, Mississippi mystery series

Robert B. Parker's Spenser mystery continuation series
available on BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Robert B. Parker [1932-2010] Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David Baldacci
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

official David Baldacci website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sandra Balzo + Maggie Thorsen mystery series
browse books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia

Uncommon Grounds novel by Sandra Balzo  "Uncommon Grounds" [#1=2004] by Sandra Balzo
Kindle Edition from N.Y.L.A. [3/2011] for $3.99
Five Star trade pb [9/2004] out of print/many used
Five Star 8¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/many used
"Grounds For Murder" [#2]
"Bean There, Done That" [#3]
"Brewed, Crude and Tattooed" [#4]
"From The Grounds Up" [#5]
"A Cup of Jo" [#6]
"Triple Shot" [#7]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Linda Barnes + Boston P.I. Carlotta Carlyle
browse books • author website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Nevada Barr + Park Ranger Anna Pigeon
browse books • author website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

George Baxt [1923-2003]
browse books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia


Celebrity Murder Case Series
"The Dorothy Parker Murder Case" [1984]
"The Alfred Hitchcock Murder Case" [1986]
"The Tallulah Bankhead Murder Case" [1987]
"The Talking Pictures Murder Case" [1990]
"The Greta Garbo Murder Case" [1992]
"The Noel Coward Murder Case" [1992]
"The Marlene Dietrich Murder Case" [1993]
"The Mae West Murder Case" [1993]
"The Bette Davis Murder Case" [1994]
"The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case" [1995]
"The William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case" [1996]
"The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Murder Case" [1997]
"The Clark Gable and Carole Lombard Murder Case" [1998]


gay detective Pharoah Love mystery series
"A Queer Kind of Death" [1966]
"Swing Low Sweet Harriet" [1967]
"Topsy and Evil" [1968]
"A Queer Kind of Love" [1994]
"A Queer Kind of Umbrella" [1995]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Robert L. Bellem [1902-68] Page

Dan Turner pulp stories

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

E.C. Bentley  [1875-1956]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Trent's Last Case"

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jack Miles Bickham  [1930-97]
Jack Bickham wrote 75 novels in many genres (two were made into movies) and taught writing at the University of Oklahoma.
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia • inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame in 1992

Brad Smith mystery series
hero Brad Smith is a former tennis star secretly working part-time as a spy for America
"Tiebreaker" [6/1989]
"Dropshot" [1/1990]
"Overhead" [5/1991]
"Breakfast At Wimbledon" [12/1991]
"Double Fault" [7/1993]
"The Davis Cup Conspiracy" [7/1994]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Earl Derr Biggers [1884-1933]
+ Honolulu police detective Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan main page
Charlie Chan Movies • Earl Derr Biggers • Charlie Chan Novels

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Gavin Black
browse books • IMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Nicholas Blake    {real name Cecil Day-Lewis}   [1904-72]
+ Nigel Strangeways series

browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Lawrence Block Page

Matthew Scudder series
Bernie Rhodenbarr series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Jack Bludis Page

Rick Page series
Brian Kane series
Rick Knight series {writing as Jack Burns}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Bonett {real name John Hubert Arthur Coulson}
IMDb listing • Wikipedia
Emery Bonett {real name Felicity Winifred Carter} [1907-95]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

browse team books (out of print)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Anthony Boucher [1911-68]
browse books • browse audiobooks • IMDb listing {as Theo Durrant} • Wikipedia

Ramble House's Anthony Boucher fansite

Anthony Boucher bio-bibliography  
"Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography" [2008]
by Jeffrey Marks

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [2/2008] for $35.00
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Jack Boyle [1881-1928] + Boston Blackie Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Christianna Brand {real name Mary Christianna Milne} [1907-88]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Lilian Jackson Braun [1913-2011] Page

"The Cat Who..." mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Rita Mae Brown and feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

This series of popular mysteries stars Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen, intrepid kitty sleuths Mrs. Murphy and Pewter,
and the ever-faithful crime-solving corgi Tee Tucker.
more details on BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Pet Detectives Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Anthony Bruno
+ FBI agents Gibbons & Tozzi series + Loretta Kovacs series

browse books • IMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Edna Buchanan + Miami reporter Britt Montero series
all books • browse audio • author website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
James Lee Burke Page

Dave Robicheaux series
Billy Bob Holland series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James Byrom of South Africa
browse books (out of print)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lynn Cahoon of St. Louis, Missouri
browse all books • official 'Small Town Trouble' website

bookseller Jill Gardner cozies set in South Cove, California
"Guidebook To Murder" [4/2014]
"Mission To Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery)" [7/2014]
"If The Shoe Kills (A Tourist Trap Mystery)" [11/2014

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Chelsea Cain of Portland, Oregon
Sounds godawful: Detective Archie Sheridan versus serial killer Gretchen Lowell who, for example,
captures Archie, tortures him for ten days, then releases him and turns herself in!

browse books • official website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Paul Cain [1902-66]
real name George Carol Sims; wrote scripts as Peter Ruric
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

only novel "Fast One" []

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert Campbell [1927-2000]
browse books • IMDb listing • entry at Wikipedia

Jimmy Flannery book series
Whistler book series

Jake Hatch, Railroad Detective books
Plugged Nickel mystery novel by Robert Casmpbell  
"Plugged Nickel" mystery novel [1988] by Robert Campbell
Speeding thru Nebraska on the California Zephyr, someone pulls the emergency cord and railroad detective Jake Hatch is thrown from the train, landing on a severed corpse.
Pocket mass pb [3/88] out of print/many, many used
Pocket Book Club hardcover [1988] out of print/used
Red Cent mystery novel by Robert Casmpbell  "Red Cent" mystery novel [1989] by Robert Campbell
A sniper puts a bullet thru the window of a fast-moving diner car, and a man is killed. Railroad detective Jake Hatch needs to find out whether the shooting was random or the victim was intended and the killer a crack shot.
Pocket mass pb [2/91] out of print/used
Pocket mass pb [1/89] out of print/many used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marjorie Carleton
browse books (out of print) • IMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kate Carlisle
browse books • official website

"Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery" [Feb 3, 2009]
"If Books Could Kill: A Bibliophile Mystery" [Feb 2010]
"The Lies That Bind: A Bibliophile Mystery" [Nov 2010]
"Murder Under Cover: A Bibliophile Mystery" [May 2011]
"Pages of Sin: A Bibliophile Mystery" [Jan 2012]
"One Book in the Grave: A Bibliophile Mystery" [Feb 2012]
"Peril In Paperback: A Bibliophile Mystery" [Aug 2012] 978-0451237620

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Dickson Carr [1906-77] {aka Carter Dickson & Carr Dickson}
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

'John Dickson Carr Collector' site
MP's John Dickson Carr fansite
U.K. John Dickson Carr fansite

John Dickson Carr bio by Douglas Greene  
"John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles" [1963]
by Douglas G. Greene

Otto Penzler Books 9½x6½ hardcover [3/95] out of print/used
Dangerous Crossing movie mystery  "Dangerous Crossing" [Fox Aug 1953]
Based on Carr's 1943 B.B.C. radio play "Cabin B-13"; a woman embarking on an ocean liner discovers that her room is changed and her new husband is missing.Directed by Joseph M. Newman; script by Leo Townsend; starring Michael Rennie, Jeanne Crain & Carl Betz
Fox b&w DVD [3/2008] for $12.99
full credits at IMDb
remade for television as "Treacherous Crossing" [Paramount-TV April 1992]
Paramount color VHS [11/98] out of prodn/used

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

George C. Chesbro + dwarf P.I. Mongo
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936] Page

priest-detective Father Brown mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Lee Child + Jack Reacher Series Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Laura Childs Page

Tea Shop Mysteries series
'like taking a vacation in Charleston'
Scrapbook Mysteries series
based in the historic French Quarter district of New Orleans
Cackleberry Club Mysteries series
set in a cafe in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Agatha Christie [1890-1976] Pages

Hercule Poirot book series
Miss Marple book series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Edward Cline Page

Cyrus Skeen Roaring Twenties mystery series
Chess Hanrahan detective series
Merritt Fury suspense series
Sparrowhawk series - novels of the American Revolution

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Harlan Coben
+ sports agent & P.I. Myron Bolitar series

browse books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Max Allan Collins
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Collins began collaborating with tough-guy author Mickey Spillane in the 1990s and was made Spillane's literary executor
in 2006; Collins is lately busy completing various manuscripts handed over to him by Spillane.

Nathan Heller series: series books & audio

Fans of Max Allan Collins website

Max Allan Collins Black Box Collection DVD box set   "Max Allan Collins: The Black Box Collection" and "Shades of Neo-Noir" [2006]
includes 10th Anniversary Edition DVDs of "Mommy" [1995] and "Mommy 2: Mommy's Day" [1997] starring Patty McCormack, with commentary, interviews & other extras; video release "Real Time: Siege At Lucas Street Market" [2001]; and the previously-unreleased "Shades of Neo-Noir" DVD, which includes the original "Mike Hammer" TV pilot, written and directed by Blake Edwards, a 'Mickey Spillane' radio show, and interviews with Leonard Maltin, Mickey Spillane, Stacey Keach, Brinke Stevens, Patty McCormack, Del Close, Brian Keith & Lee Meredith
Neo-Noir color DVD set [1/2006] 4 disks for $34.98

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Collins  {real name Dennis Lynds}  [1924-2005]
+ one-armed P.I. Dan Fortune in New York City

series books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Michael Connelly Page

Harry Bosch series books
Terry McCaleb series books
Mickey Haller series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Beverly Connor Page

forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon series
archeologist Lindsay Chamberlain series
Frank Hayes series, with husband Charles Connor

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Patricia Cornwell
all books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

forensic consultant Kay Scarpetta series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
George Harmon Coxe [1901-84] Page

Coxe was considered 'The Dean of American Mystery Writers' in the 1960s

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Philip R. Craig [1933-2007] + Martha's Vineyard Mysteries
all books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert Crais
browse books • author website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Elvis Cole & Joe Pike series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Craven

Body Copy mystery novel by Michael Craven  "Body Copy: A Novel" [2009]
Former world-class surfer Donald Tremaine has become a private eye based in Malibu, California. A woman asks Tremaine for help in solving the year-old murder of her uncle, an advertising mogul.
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [10/2009] for $3.79 {sic}
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [1/2009] for $11.84
The Detective & The Pipe Girl mystery novel by Michael Craven  "The Detective & The Pipe Girl: A Mystery" [2014]  5/2014
Los Angeles private eye John Darvelle is hired to find a missing person, but the job seems a bit 'off'; when the girl soon turns up murdered, he sets out to find her killer.
Kindle Edition from Bourbon Street/HarperCollins [5/2014] for $9.78
Bourbon Street Books/Harper 8x5¼ pb [5/2014] for $11.46
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Freeman Wills Crofts [1879-1957] of Ireland
considered one of the 'Big Four' of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Wills_Crofts

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ellen Crosby lives near Washington, DC
browse all books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia


Virginia Wine Country Mystery series
"The Merlot Murders" [#1 = Scribner 8/2006]
"The Chardonnay Charade" [#2 = Scribner 8/2007]
"The Bordeaux Betrayal" [#3 = Scribner 8/2008]
"The Riesling Retribution" [#4 = Scribner 8/2009]
"The Vintage Vendetta" [#5 = Scribner 8/2010]
"The Sauvignon Secret" [#6 = Scribner 8/2011]
"The Champagne Conspiracy" [#7 = Minotaur Books 11/2016]  11/2016

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James Crumley [1939-2008]
browse all books • publisher pages • Wikipedia

Milo Milodragovitch series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Dandola
all books • author's website • Wikipedia {empty}

Dead At The Box Office mystery novel by John Dandola  "Dead At The Box Office" [1990] by John Dandola
M.G.M. decides to reap free publicity by premiering the 1940 Spencer Tracy movie "Edison, The Man" in Thomas Edison 's hometown of West Orange, New Jersey. Studio publicity girl Edie Kos-low is already juggling the press, the personalities of the stars, and interference by the locals when several murders the week before the premiere threaten the festivities and her job – and her life.
Quincannon Publng Group pb [5/2001] out of print/used
Quincannon Publng Group 7¾x5¼ pb [5/93] out of print/used
book available at author's website
previously published as "West of Orange" [1990]
Tory Corner Editions mass pb [1990] out of print/used
"Edison, The Man" feature film [M.G.M. May 1940]
Directed by Clarence Brown; starring Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Lynne Overman, Charles Coburn, Gene Lockhart & Henry Travers; Oscar nomination for Best Original Story
Warner Bros. b&w DVD [6/2009] for $26.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Diane Mott Davidson lives in Evergreen, Colorado
browse all books • publisher's author website • Wikipedia

caterer-sleuth Goldy Schulz of Aspen Meadows, Colorado mystery series
"Catering To Nobody" [#1 = 1990]
"Dying For Chocolate" [#2 = 1993]
"The Cereal Murders" [#3 = 1994]
"The Last Suppers" [#4 = 1995]
"Killer Pancake" [#5 = 1996]
"The Main Corpse" [#6 = 1997]
"The Grilling Season" [#7 = 1998]
"Prime Cut" [#8 = 2000]
"Tough Cookie" [#9 = 2001]
"Sticks and Scones" [#10 = 2002]
"Chopping Spree" [#11 = 2003]
"Double Shot" [#12 = 2005]
"Dark Tort" [#13 = 2007]
"Sweet Revenge" [#14 = 2008]
"Fatally Flaky" [#15 = 2009]
"Crunch Time" [#16 = 2011]
"The Whole Enchilada" [#17 = 8/2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jada M. Davis [1919-96]
author page at publisher website

"One For Hell" [1952] from Stark House Press http://www.starkhousepress.com/
http://www.amazon.com/One-Hell-Jada-M-Davis-ebook/dp/B006WWGURW/
http://www.amazon.com/One-Hell-Jada-M-Davis/dp/1933586303/

The Outraged Sect pulp novel by Jada M. Davis  "The Outraged Sect" pulp novel [1956]
"The bold and challenging story of a town – it could be YOUR town – enflamed by hate"
Avon mass pb [1956] out of print/scarce
Avon mass pb [1956] out of print/scarce
previously unpublished "Midnight Road" [2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Road-Jada-M-Davis/dp/1933586540/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Janet Dawson - lives in California's East Bay Area
official website • Wikipedia {empty}

"Scam and Eggs" [10 stories 2002]
http://www.amazon.com/Scam-and-Eggs-ebook/dp/B00652C4E2/
http://www.amazon.com/Scam-Eggs-First-Edition-Mystery/dp/0786248386/

"What You Wish For" [2012] suspense novel

Death Rides the Zephyr mystery novel by Janet Dawson  "Death Rides The Zephyr: A Mystery Novel" [2013] by Janet Dawson  
Set in December 1952; the California Zephyr streamliner passenger trains from Chicago to California were famous for the Vista Dome cars giving 360-degree views of the scenery; when the train is stalled by a snow storm and someone murders a passenger, Zephyrette {hostess} Jill McLeod must solve the murder before any more terrible events occur or the killer gets away.
Kindle Edition from Perseverance Press [9/2013] for $9.99
Perseverance Press 8½x5½ pb [9/2013] for $12.60

P.I. Jeri Howard mystery series
"Kindred Crimes" [#1 = 1991] won the St. Martin's Press/PWA Award for Best Private Eye Novel
"Till The Old Men Die" [#2 = 1992]
"Take A Number" [#3 = 1993]
"Don't Turn Your Back On The Ocean" [#4 = 1994] in Monterey Bay, California
"Nobody's Child" [#5 = 1995]
"A Credible Threat" [#6 = 1996]
"Witness To Evil" [#7 = 1997] in Paris, France
"Where The Bodies Are Buried" [#8 = 1998]
"A Killing At The Track" [#9 = 2000]
"Bit Player" [#10 = 2011]
"Jeri Howard Casebook: 4 stories" [#11 = 10/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Jeri-Howard-Casebook-Stories-ebook/dp/B005WIKDCU/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

William L. DeAndrea [1952-96]
browse all books • Edgar Award winner for Best First Novel • Wikipedia

New York TV exec Matt Cobb mystery series
"Killed In The Ratings" [HBJ 1978]
hardcover out of print/many used • pb out of print/used
"Killed In The Act" [Doubleday 1981]
hardcover out of print/used • pb out of print/used
"Killed With A Passion" [Doubleday 1983]
hardcover out of print/used
"Killed On The Ice" [Doubleday 1984]
hardcover out of print/used • pb out of print/used
"Killed In Paradise" [Mysterious Press 1988]
hardcover out of print/used • pb out of print/used
"Killed On The Rocks" [Mysterious Press 1990]
hardcover out of print/many used • pb out of print/many used
"Killed In Fringe Time" [S&S 1995]
hardcover out of print/used
"Killed In the Fog" [S&S 1996]
hardcover out of print/used

Bill DeAndrea also wrote the Clifford Driscoll mystery series (4 books), the Prof. Niccolo
Benedetti mysteries {3 books), and two Lobo Blacke / Quinn Booker mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jeffery Deaver
browse books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Mystery Writers of America Present Ice Cold" [] Edited by Jeffrey Deaver
Bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and Raymond Benson – the only American writers to be commissioned to author official James Bond
novels – have joined forces to bring us twenty masterful tales of paranoia, espionage & psychological drama


quadriplegic N.Y.P.D. detective Lincoln Rhyme & Det. Amelia Sachs

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

P.T. Deutermann
+ Manceford County, NC Sheriff's Lt. Cam Richter

browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Franklin W. Dixon {aka Edward Stratemeyer} [1862-1930]
browse books by Franklin W. Dixon

The Hardy Boys series [est. 1927]
series books • videos/DVDs • credits at IMDb

for detailed info, visit BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Kid Sleuths Page / Hardy Boys Section

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

comedic crime writer Tim Dorsey of Tampa, Florida
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

Serge A. Storms & sidekick Coleman series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serge_A._Storms
Serge's weblog

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jerome Doolittle + Tom Bethany series
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Wayne Dundee Page

Illinois-based P.I. Joe Hannibal mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Susan Dunlap + Berkeley, CA cop Jill Smith, etc.
browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Dunning + Cliff 'Bookman' Janeway series
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Aaron J. Elkins
browse books • author website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Gideon Oliver series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Stanley Ellin [1916-86]
all books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Richard Ellington [1914-1980] + Steve Drake novels
five mystery novels (out of print) • bio/review

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

comedian & author Ben Elton
all books • no official website? • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"Stark" [1989] + 1993 Australian TV miniseries starring Elton
"Gridlock" [1991]
"This Other Eden" [10/1993]
"Popcorn" [1996] won CWAGB Gold Dagger Award for fiction + short film 2014
"Blast from the Past" [1998]
"Inconceivable" [1999] made into film as "Maybe Baby" [2000]
"Dead Famous" [2001]
"High Society" [2002] WH Smith's People Choice Fiction Award
"Past Mortem" [2004]
"The First Casualty" [2005]
"Chart Throb" [2006]
"Blind Faith" [2007]
"Meltdown" [2010]
"Two Brothers" [12/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

J.F. Englert
"Meet Randolph, a dog like any other dog – but with a nose for murder . . ."
Randolph's blog "The Intelligent Dog’s Guide To A Troubled World"

Randolph The Dog novels by J.F. Englert  "A Dog About Town" [2007] by J.F. Englert
Dell mass pb [5/2007] for $6.99
"A Dog Among Diplomats" [2008] by J.F. Englert
Dell mass pb [4/2008] for $6.99
"A Dog At Sea: A Bull Moose Dog Run Mystery" [2009]
Dell mass pb [12/2009] for $7.99

many more similar on Blackhat Mystery Bookstore's Pet Detectives page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Loren D. Estleman Mysteries Page

Loren D. Estleman Westerns Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Janet Evanovich + Stephanie Plum series
browse books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Percival Everett
Writes mysteries and other fiction; is Afro-American and an English professor at U.S.C. in California
browse books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

I Am Not Sidney Poitier novel by Percival Everett  "I Am Not Sidney Poitier: A Novel" [2009] by Percival Everett
An 11-year-old Afro-American boy in Georgia with a very strange name is orphaned and inherits a pile of stock in Turner Broadcasting. His adventures include a murder case in Smut Eye, Alabama.
Graywolf Press 9x6 pb [5/2009] for $10.88
Assumption mystery novel by Percival Everett  "Assumption: A Novel" [2011] by Percival Everett
The killing of an old woman in a small New Mexico town leads Deputy Sheriff Ogden Walker on a trail of many flimsy leads, eventually reaching Denver and a hippie commune.
Graywolf Press 9x6 pb [10/2011] for $10.20
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Terence Faherty
+ Owen Keane series + Scott Elliott series

all books • author's website

http://www.amazon.com/Come-Back-Dead-Elliott-Mystery/dp/0684830841/
http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Dark-Scott-Elliott-Mysteries/dp/1594149577/
http://www.amazon.com/Raise-Devil-Scott-Elliott-Mysteries/dp/0312266405/

Kill Me Again mystery novel by Terence Faherty  "Kill Me Again: A Scott Elliott Mystery" [2003] by Terence Faherty
Production begins on "Love Me Again", a sequel to the hit wartime romance
"Passage To Lisbon" and is quickly derailed by accusations that the screenwriter
is a Communist; former actor and soldier Scott Elliott is tasked with finding the truth.

Kindle Edition from The Mystery Company [8/2009] for $3.03
The Mystery Company 7½x5 pb [10/2003] out of print/used
In A Teapot mystery novel by Terence Faherty (Scott Elliott)  "In A Teapot: A Scott Elliott Mystery" [2005] by Terence Faherty
Hollywood in 1948 is a beehive of British ex-patriot actors, so why not make a
feature film of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"? But rumors start of one actor and
a burlesque performer, and before detective Scott Elliott can straighten that out,
murder occurs.

Kindle Edition from The Mystery Company [8/2009] for $3.03
The Mystery Company 8x5 pb [9/2005] out of print/used
The Hollywood Op stories by Terence Faherty  "The Hollywood Op: Private Eye Scott Elliott In Tinseltown"
[8 stories 2011] by Terence Faherty

Kindle Edition from Perfect Crime Books [1/2012] for $3.99
Perfect Crime Books 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $14.95
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Linda Fairstein
+ New York City Assistant D.A Alex Cooper series

all books • author website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

[blacklistee] Howard Fast [1914-2003]
browse all books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

ST's Howard Fast fansite

Masao Masuto of Beverly Hills P.D. mysteries: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert Ferrigno
browse books • author website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dan Fesperman
+ Bosnian former detective Vlado Petric, etc.

browse books • author's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

R. Barri Flowers writes crime fiction & non-fiction
browse books • official R. Barri Flowers website
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Honolulu-Skye-Delaney-Mystery/dp/1477634789/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

G.M. Ford
+ Leo Waterman series + Frank Corso series

browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Dick Francis [1920-2010] Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ron Franscell of Wyoming
all books • author's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dale Furutani lives in the Pacific Northwest
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

The Curious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Japan book by Dale Furutani  "The Curious Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Japan" [8 stories 2011]
The canonic biography of Sherlock Holmes includes a gap after the epic battle with Moriarty, when Holmes 'traveled in Asia'; author Furutani provides a report on that time, with the famous detective assisted by his host, Dr. Watanabe.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2011] for $3.99 {sic}
CreateSpace 9¼x6¼ pb [12/2011] for $11.84

Ken Tanaka series


Samurai Trilogy series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Erle Stanley Gardner [1889-1970] Page

Perry Mason series books
D.A. Doug Selby series books
writing as A.A. Fair

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

William Campbell Gault
+ Beverly Hills P.I. Brock Callahan series

all books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Daryl Wood Gerber
browse books • author's website • no entry at Wikipedia


Cookbook Nook Mystery series
http://www.amazon.com/Final-Sentence-Cookbook-Daryl-Gerber/dp/0425258041/ [DUE July 2013]


writing as Avery Aames: Cheese Shop Mystery series with amateur sleuth Charlotte Bessette
browse books • author's website • no entry at Wikipedia
"The Long Quiche Goodbye" [7/2010] won Agatha Award for Best First Novel
"Lost and Fondue" [5/2011]
"Clobbered By Camembert" [2/2012]
"To Brie or Not To Brie" [2/2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dorothy Gilman + Mrs. Pollifax, etc.
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

JMK's Dorothy Gilman fansite

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lee Goldberg
all books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

(writing as Ian Ludlow) .357 Vigilante series: series books

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

editor & author Ed Gorman
all books • author's weblog • IMDb listing • Wikipedia


Sam McCain mystery series

"Riders On The Storm" [#10 = 2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Riders-Storm-Sam-McCain-Mystery/dp/1605986259/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Sue Grafton Page

Kinsey Milhone 'alphabet' series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sarah Graves of Maine
+ Jacobia Tiptree home repair mysteries
browse books • author's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

C. Joseph 'Chuck' Greaves of California
all books • official website

Hush Money mystery novel by Chuck Greaves  "Hush Money: A Mystery" [2012] by Chuck Greaves
Wise-cracking Pasadena lawyer Jack McTaggart is assigned to a series of suspicious racehorse deaths, which might be insurance fraud; the case takes an unexpected turn to murder and blackmail, with Jack the most-likely suspect and probable next victim.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [5/2012] for $11.99
Minotaur Books 9½x5¾ hardcover [5/2012] for $16.32
Hard Twisted true crime novel by C. Joseph Greaves  "Hard Twisted: A Novel" [2012] by C. Joseph Greaves
Set in Depression-era Oklahoma and Texas; a homeless man and his daughter are conned by a charismatic drifter just released from Leavenworth prison; the father suddenly disappears and the girl is subjected to a year-long ordeal as partner in a crime spree.
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [11/2012] for $8.79
Bloomsbury USA 8x6 pb [10/2013] for $14.12
Bloomsbury USA 8¼x6 hardcover [11/2012] for $19.65
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Stephen Greenleaf + John Marshall Tanner series
browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Frank Gruber [1904-69]
wrote over 300 stories, 60+ novels & 200+ scripts in the Western & mystery genres
all books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

Frank Gruber entry at Thrilling Detective website

Brass Knuckles / Oliver Quade Stories collection by Frank Gruber  "Brass Knuckles: The Oliver Quade Human Encyclopedia Stories" [1966]
with a Foreword on "The Life and Times of The Pulp Story"

Sherbourne Press 9x6½ hardcover [1966] out of print/many used
Sherbourne Press hardcover [1966] out of print/used
Ten stories that appeared in Black Mask Magazine in the 1930s & 1940s: "Ask Me Another", "Dog Show Murder", "Funny Man", "Oliver Quade At The Races", "Forced Landing", "Death Sits Down", "Words and Music", "State Fair Murder", "Rain The Killer", "Death At The Main"
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

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