Home Page - Part Two

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Noir Mysteries
Mystery Authors & Series,
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Mystery Authors & Series,
P to Z
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New Authors
Genre-Related Links
Movie & TV & Radio Detectives

               Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall from "The Big Sleep" [1946]               
Bogie & Bacall poster available at Amazon
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Authors & Series, H to K

Authors & Series, L to O


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Mysteries of Distant Times & Exotic Climes
Non-Fiction About Hard-Boiled & Noir
Fiction: Novels & Stories Pages
Mystery Fiction / Kindle Editions
Best Mystery Stories Series Page  9/2016
'A Pocketful of Brits' Pages
Books About Noir Film Page
Film Noir Festival Pages
Kid Sleuths Page
Pet Detectives Page
Southwest USA & Native American Mysteries
150 Essential Mystery Novels Page


Mystery  Authors  &  Series
authors A-G (on page 1) • authors H-K {just below} • authors L-O [below] • 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

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jane Haddam
+ ex-F.B.I. agent Gregor Demarkian of Philadelphia

browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jean Hager
browse all books • Wikipedia {empty}

Cherokee cops mysteries
Iris House B&B cozy mysteries

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Timothy Hallinan Page

Stories For Japan anthology edited by Timothy Hallinan, proceeds to Japan disaster relief  "Shaken: Stories For Japan" [2011] Edited by Timothy Hallinan
Conceived by mystery author Hallinan and edited by him, with royalty proceeds going to Japan America Society of Southern California's 2011 Japan Relief Fund
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2011] for $3.99 {sic}
twenty original stories by award-winning authors; not all are mysteries, but all are related to Japan; contribu-tors include Brett Battles, Cara Black, Vicki Doudera, Dianne Emley, Dale Furutani, editor Hallinan, Stefan Hammond, Rosemary Harris, Naomi Hirahara, Wendy Hornsby, Ken Kuhlken, Debbi Mack, Adrian McKinty, I.J. Parker, Gary Phillips, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Jeffrey Siger, Kelli Stanley, C.J. West, and Jeri Westerson

Simeon Grist mystery series
'Poke' Rafferty in Thailand thriller series
Los Angeles burglar-detective Junior Bender mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Denise Hamilton + reporter Eve Diamond series
all books • author website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Steve Hamilton + Alex McKnight of Michigan series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David Handler
browse David Handler books at Amazon • no entry at Wikipedia

Berger and Mitry mystery series

Stewart Hoag mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Joseph Hansen [1923-2004] + Dave Brandstetter series
all books • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Fred R. Harris + Oklahoma Sheriff Okie Dunn series
all books • U.N.M. homepage • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jamie Harrison + Sheriff Jules Clement series: all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Donald Harstad
+ Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman of Iowa

browse books • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Bruce Hartman lives in Philadelphia, PA
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

"Perfectly Healthy Man Drops Dead" [6/2008]
http://www.amazon.com/Perfectly-Healthy-Man-Drops-Dead/dp/1930486812/

"The Rules of Dreaming" [5/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Rules-Dreaming-Bruce-Hartman/dp/0988918102/

"The Muse of Violence" [10/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Muse-Violence-Bruce-Hartman/dp/0988918110/


The Philosophical Detective mystery series
"The Philosophical Detective" [#1 = 6/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Detective-Bruce-Hartman-ebook/dp/B00KPZDS5O/
http://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Detective/dp/0988918129/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Elizabeth Haynes lives in Kent, U.K.
incomplete author store at Amazon • official website • Wikipedia

"Into The Darkest Corner" [2/2011] became a New York Times bestseller

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

"Revenge of The Tide" (U.S. title: Dark Tide) [3/2012]

"Human Remains" [2/2013]

"Under A Silent Moon" [e-Book 10/2013, pb 4/2014]

"Behind Closed Doors" [3/2015]

"Never Alone" [10/2016]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Michael T. Harvey + Chicago P.I. Michael Kelly Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jeremiah Healy [1948-2014] + John Francis Cuddy series
browse books • author website

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Carl Hiaasen of Florida
browse books • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"Tourist Season" [1986]
"Double Whammy" [1987]
"Skin Tight" [1989]
"Native Tongue" [1991]
"Strip Tease" [1993]
filmed in 1996 by Andrew Bergman, starring Demi Moore & Burt Reynolds
"Stormy Weather" [1995]
"Lucky You" [1997]
"Naked Came The Manatee" [1998 collaboration with 12 other authors]
"Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World" [1998 non-fiction]
"Kick Ass" [1999 non-fiction]
"Sick Puppy" [2000]
"Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns" [2001 non-fiction]
"Basket Case" [2002]
"Skinny Dip" [2004]
"Nature Girl" [2006]

Best American Mystery Stories 2007  
"The Best American Mystery Stories, 2007"
Edited by Carl Hiaasen & Otto Penzler

Houghton Mifflin 8x5½ pb [10/2007] for $11.20
Houghton Mifflin 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/2007] for $21.28

"The Downhill Lie" [2008 non-fiction]
"Star Island" [2010]

Announced 7/2011: Michael Oates Palmer & Michael Keaton will exec produce Hiassen’s 2004 caper novel
“Skinny Dip” for H.B.O. The tale is set in South Florida, and centers on a woman who takes revenge on
her cheating husband after he attempts to murder her; still 'in development' in 2016 • latest info at IMDb

Announced 12/2016: Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to "Basket Case", an hourlong drama based on the bestselling
2002 book by Carl Hiaasen; producers are Jeff Eastin and Jason Winer • not yet listed at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Patricia Highsmith [1921-95]
browse books • browse DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Beautiful Shadow / Patricia Highsmith  
"Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith" [2003]
by Andrew Wilson

Bloomsbury USA 7½x4¾ pb [4/2004] for $14.78
Bloomsbury USA 9½x6¼ hardcover [7/2003] for $26.60

"Carol" [The Weinstein Co. 2014?]
Announced 5/2012: A film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel "The Price of Salt" (published under the pseudonym
Claire Morgan); adaptation by Phyllis Nagy to be directed by John Crowley; actresses Mia Wasikowska & Cate Blanchett
are signed to star; the story is about a twenty-something girl working in a 1950s New York City department store while
harbouring bigger dreams, who meets a middle-aged wife trapped in a money-driven, loveless marriage; added 8/2013:
Rooney Mara is replacing Mia Wasikowska, release bumped to 2014 • latest info at IMDb • book entry at Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Tony Hillerman [1925-2008] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

daughter Anne Hillerman is writing continuation novels in the Leaphorn / Chee series; the first one in 2013 was a smash hit.

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Chester B. Himes [1909-84] + Harlem procedurals
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

SWW's Chester Himes fansite
Friends of Chester Himes fansite

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Naomi Hirahara + Los Angeles gardener Mas Arai series
all books • official website

Summer of The Big Bachi by Naomi Hirahara   "Summer of The Big Bachi" [2004] by Naomi Hirahara
San Gabriel Valley gardener Mas Arai's carefully constructed existence is upended when Shuji Nakane, a private investigator from Hiroshima, turns up at Tanaka's lawnmower shop in Altadena.
Dell mass pb [1/2008] for $7.99
Delta 8¼x5¼ pb [3/2004] for $11.05
the second Mas Arai novel "Gasa-Gasa Girl" [2005]
Dell mass pb [5/2008] for $6.99
Delta 8¼x5¼ pb [3/2005] for $9.60
the third Mas Arai novel "Snakeskin Shamisen" [2006]
Delta 8x5¼ pb [4/2006] for $9.96
the fourth Mas Arai novel "Blood Hina" [2010]
Minotaur Books 8½x6 hardcover [3/2010] for $16.49

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Leonard Holton + Father Joseph Bredder series
pseudonym of author Leonard Wibberley [1915-83]

Father Joseph Bredder Section on the Leonard Wibberley webpage
PG's fanpage for the Father Joseph Bredder mystery novels

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Melodie Johnson Howe


actress Diana Poole mystery series

Shooting Hollywood short story collection by Melodie Johnson Howe  "Shooting Hollywood: The Diana Poole Stories" [2012]
Diana Poole has reached the age where rebuilding her Hollywood movie acting career is becoming tougher and tougher. Includes 9 stories: "Dirty Blonde", "Another Tented Evening", "Killing The Sixties", "Facing Up", "Tiffany Blue", "The Talking Dead", "The Good Daughter", "What's It Worth?", and "A Hollywood Ending"
Kindle Edition from Mysterious Press/Open Road [2/2013] for $7.69
Crippen & Landru Publrs 9x6 pb [1/2012] for $13.25
Crippen & Landru Publrs hardcover [1/2012] out of print/used
City of Mirrors mystery novel by Melodie Johnson Howe  "City of Mirrors" [2013]
Diana Poole's much-loved husband and movie-star mother have recently died, and Diana has to jump-start a cold career as actress and-or screenwriter. She lands a role in a new movie, and then discovers the female lead’s murdered body . . .
Kindle Edition from Pegasus Books [8/2013] for $13.99
Pegasus Books 9x6 hardcover [8/2013] for $17.80

Conrad & Hill series
http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Claire-Conrad-Maggie-ebook/dp/B00B1MSIGY/
http://www.amazon.com/Mother-Shadow-Claire-Conrad-ebook/dp/B00B1MSIX2/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jon A. Jackson + Det. Sgt. Mulheisen series
browse books • author website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
J.A. Jance Page

Sheriff Brady series books
J.P. Beaumont series books
Ali Reynolds series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marshall Jevons + Henry Spearman mystery series
{actually the team of economics professors William Breit & Kenneth G. Elzinga}
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

"Murder At The Margin" [1978]
"The Fatal Equilibrium" [1985]
"A Deadly Indifference" [1995]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Denis Johnson
all books • Wikipedia

Angels noir mystery novel by Denis Johnson  "Angels: A Novel" [1983] by Denis Johnson
Johnson's first novel: A runaway wife toting two kids meets an ex-con drifter on the Greyhound bus to Phoenix.
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [4/2002] for $12.19
Knopf 8½x6 hardcover [8/83] out of print/many used
Nobody Move noir mystery novel by Denis Johnson  "Nobody Move: A Novel" [2009] by Denis Johnson
Serialized in Playboy magazine, Summer 2009. Addictive gambler Jimmy Luntz escapes a knee-capping and hooks up with an alcoholic vixen set on revenge after she was set up as fall-guy for a million-dollar swindle by her prosecutor husband; the underworld kingpin and his enforcer catch up with them and muscle in on the money deal.
Picador 8¼x6½ pb [4/2010] for $11.20
FS&G 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2009] for $17.01
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Stuart M. Kaminsky [1934-2009] Page

Toby Peters mystery series
Porfiry Rostnikov mystery series
Abe Lieberman mystery series
Lew Fonesca mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Susan Kandel + researcher Cece Caruso Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Frank Kane [1912-68] + detective Johnny Liddell series
browse books • bio page at 'Thrilling Detective' • incomplete IMDb listing • Wikipedia {empty}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Henry Kane + N.Y.C. P.I. Peter Chambers
browse books • IMDb listing

Nico's Henry Kane fanpage
Thrilling Detective Henry Kane page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marshall Karp + funny L.A. cops Lomax & Biggs
browse books • official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

mystery & sci-fi author Harry Stephen Keeler [1890-1967]
Keeler wrote over 90 mystery & science fiction novels (including a circus series); all of them are in print today at Ramble House.
publisher's author homepage • Wm. P's unofficial author website • author entry at Wikipedia

Short Stories of Harry Stephen Keeler collection edited by Fred Cleaver  "Strands of The Web: The Short Stories of Harry Stephen Keeler" [2009]
Edited by Fred Cleaver

22 short stories by Keeler, with a complete bibliography of short works (26 stories,
one stageplay, and one short film scenario)

Ramble House 9x6 pb [4/2009] for $19.99
ugly cover for 'Three Novellos' book by Harry Stephen Keeler  "Three Novellos" [2010] by Harry Stephen Keeler
Ramble House 9x6 pb [7/2010] for $17.99
Keeler wanted these three stories published together in one volume, but publishers rejected the idea; published as individual volumes in 2002, and finally together by Ramble House in 2010; contains "Adventure In Milwaukee", "The Blackmailer", and "The Flyer Holdup"
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

pseudonym Carolyn Keene: Wikipedia

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Nancy Drew Mystery Series [est. 1930] Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Faye Kellerman
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus series: series books

Jonathan Kellerman
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing
author's website • Wikipedia

Alex Delaware series: series books

{their son} Jesse Kellerman
all books • author website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Judith Kelman + Sarah Spooner series
browse books • author website • IMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Harry Kemelman [1908-96]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

LitWeb bio page

Rabbi David Small series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Shirley Kennett + psychologist P.J. Gray series
all books • author website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Laurie R. King
+ Kate Martinelli series & Mary Russell series

browse books • author website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ed Kovacs
browse books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia

New Orleans homicide detective Cliff St. James mystery series:
"Storm Damage" [Dec 2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Storm-Damage-Ed-Kovacs/dp/0312581815/
"Good Junk: A Cliff St. James Novel" [Dec 2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Burnt-Black-Cliff-James-Novel/dp/1250020298/
"Burnt Black: A Cliff St. James Novel" [Nov 2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Burnt-Black-Cliff-James-Novel/dp/1250020298/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

William Kent Krueger
+ Sheriff 'Cork' O'Connor series

all books • author's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ken Kuhlken + Tom Hickey series
all books • author website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Emma Lathen + John Putnam Thatcher series
browse books • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Stephen Legault Page

Cole Blackwater mystery series
Red Rock Canyon trilogy
Durrant Wallace of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Con Lehane lives near Washington, DC
browse all books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia


bartender Brian McNulty series

"Beware The Solitary Drinker" [#1 = 9/2002]
http://www.amazon.com/Beware-Solitary-Drinker-Con-Lehane-ebook/dp/B005ERQJWM/
http://www.amazon.com/Beware-Solitary-Drinker-Con-Lehane/dp/1590580206/
http://www.amazon.com/Beware-Solitary-Drinker-Con-Lehane/dp/1590580168/

"What Goes Around Comes Around: A Bartender Brian McNulty Mystery" [#2 = 1/2005]
http://www.amazon.com/What-Goes-Around-Comes-Featuring-ebook/dp/B007IVQSAU/
http://www.amazon.com/What-Goes-Around-Comes-Featuring/dp/0312322984/
http://www.amazon.com/What-Goes-Around-Comes-Featuring/dp/B000H2N4QS/

"Death At The Old Hotel: A Bartender Brian McNulty Mystery" [#3 = 6/2007]
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Old-Hotel-Bartender-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0077CTA0K/
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Old-Hotel-Bartender-Mysteries/dp/031232300X/


curator Raymond Ambler series

"Murder At The 42nd Street Library" [Minotaur/Thomas Dunne 4/2016]
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-42nd-Street-Library-Mystery-ebook/dp/B0166RNP16/
http://www.amazon.com/Murder-42nd-Street-Library-Mystery/dp/1250009960/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dennis Lehane
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing
author's website • Wikipedia

Kenzie & Gennaro series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Elmore Leonard [1925-2013] Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Paul Levine + Jake Lassiter of Miami, Florida
all books • author website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marilyn Levinson
author's official website

Murder a la Christie mystery novel by Marilyn Levinson  "Murder a la Christie" [2014] by Marilyn Levinson
A young professor sets up a Golden Age of Mystery weekend and several attendees are murdered; Lexie begins to think she is stuck in Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" and tries to invoke the skills of Miss Marple and M. Poirot to stop the murderer.
Kindle Edition from Oak Tree Press [3/2014] for $2.99
Dark Oak Mysteries 9x6 pb [2/2014] for $11.04
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Michael Z. Lewin + Albert Samson of Indiana
all books • author website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Elizabeth Linington [1921-88]
all books (out of print/used) • Wikipedia

(writing as Dell Shannon) L.A.P.D. Lt. Luis Mendoza, etc.
books (out of print/used)

(writing as Lesley Egan) Vic Varallo + Jesse Falkenstein
books (out of print/used)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Eleazar Lipsky [1911-93]
all books, 1947-72 (out of print/used) • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

{Ms.} Ki Longfellow, lately of Puget Sound, Washington State
official website • author's weblog

"Shadow Roll: A Sam Russo Mystery" [#1 = 4/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Roll-Sam-Russo-Mystery/dp/1937819000/

"Good Dog, Bad Dog: A Sam Russo Mystery" [#2 = 4/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Good-Dog-Bad-Russo-Mystery/dp/1937819043/

"The Girl in the Next Room: A Sam Russo Mystery" [#3 = 4/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/The-Girl-Next-Room-Mystery/dp/1937819051/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Christopher Lord of Portland, Oregon
browse books • official booksite/blog

Christmas Carol Murders mystery novel by Christopher Lord  "The Christmas Carol Murders: A Dickens Junction Mystery" [#1 = 2012]
First in a planned series about the small town of Dickens Junction, Oregon and bookstore owner & amateur sleuth Simon Alistair
Kindle Edition from Harrison Thurman Books [9/2012] for $2.99 {sic}
Harrison Thurman Books 8½x5½ pb [9/2012] for $11.86
"The Edwin Drood Murders" [#2 DUE Fall 2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Edwin-Murders-Dickens-Junction-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00FE1TLUU/
http://www.amazon.com/Edwin-Drood-Murders-Christopher-Lord/dp/0985323639/

"The Our Mutual Friend Murders" [#3] seeking a publisher (11/2015)

"The Oliver Twist Murders" [#4] exists as an outline

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lisa Lutz of Upstate New York, or maybe Seattle
browse books • IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia

"Heads You Lose" [2011] with David Hayward
http://www.amazon.com/Heads-You-Lose-ebook/dp/B00475AXCE/
http://www.amazon.com/Heads-You-Lose-Lisa-Lutz/dp/0399157409/


The Spellman Detective Agency series
"The Spellman Files" [#1 = 2007] optioned by Paramount in 2009
"Curse of The Spellmans" [#2 = 2008]
"Revenge of The Spellmans" [#3 = 2009]
"The Spellmans Strike Again" [#4 = 2010]
"Trail of The Spellmans" [#5 = 2012]
"The Last Word" [#6 = 2013]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jack Lynch [1930-2008] + Peter Bragg of San Francisco series
books are out of print • Peter Bragg entry at Thrilling Detective website

"A Dream of Condors" [1992]
"Bragg's Hunch" [#1=1981]
"The Missing and The Dead" [1982]
"Monterey" [4/85]
"Pieces of Death" [1982]
"Sausalito" [6/84]
"San Quentin" [#5=10/84]
"Seattle" [9/85]
"Wolf House" [2/2002]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
John D. MacDonald [1916-86] Pages

Travis McGee Mystery Novels • other novels • short stories

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Ross Macdonald [1915-83] Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Charlotte MacLeod [1922-2005]: all books • Wikipedia

writing as Alisa Craig: all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

author & editor Cynthia Manson: all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Harold Q. Masur [1909-2005]
all books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Christine Matthews
+ Gil & Claire Hunt series (with Robert J. Randisi)

all books • author's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Archer Mayor + Joe Gunther of Vermont
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Gordon McAlpine
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

"Mystery Box" [2003] by Gordon McAlpine
Were Franklin Dixon & Carolyn Keene indeed the mysterious authors of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books? Or just made-up names?
http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Box-Gordon-McAlpine/dp/081262680X/

The Tell-Tale Start novel by Gordon McAlpine  "The Tell-Tale Start: Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe, Book One" [YA novel 2013]
by Gordon McAlpine, Illustrations by Sam Zuppardi

Identical twins Edgar & Allan Poe (great-great-great-great grand nephews of 'the' Edgar Allan Poe) are wrongfully expelled for cheating on a test; then their black cat, Roderick Usher, goes missing; the real Poe and his boss Will Shakespeare communicate clues 'from beyond' which helps the two boys solve the case.
Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin Publng [1/2013] for $10.99
Viking Juvenile 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2013] for $10.87
Hammett Unwritten mystery novel by Owen Fitzstephen  "Hammett Unwritten: A Novel" [2013]
by Gordon McAlpine, writing as Owen Fitzstephen

The story of the Maltese Falcon began as a real-life case for 1920s Pinkerton detective Dashiell Hammett; the conceit here is that Hammett bought the obsidian statue at a police auction, then gave it away when he became successful, after which his writing career went downhill; Hammett tries to recover the object and becomes tangled with the crooks from the old case . . .
Kindle Edition from Seventh Street Books [2/2013] for $7.69
Seventh Street Books 8x5½ pb [2/2013] for $10.45
Once Upon A Midnight Eerie novel by Gordon McAlpine  "Once Upon A Midnight Eerie: Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe, Book Two"
[YA novel 2014] by Gordon McAlpine, Illustrations by Sam Zuppardi

The boys are hired to play young Edgar Allan Poe in a movie being filmed in New Orleans, where someone tries to kill them; they are helped by co-star twins Em & Milly Dickinson, by their ghostly forebear, and by a pair of real ghosts.
Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin Publng [4/2014] for $9.78
Viking Juvenile hardcover [4/2014] for $13.53

"The Pet and The Pendulum (Misadventures of Edgar/Allan)" [YA novel 4/2014] by Gordon McAlpine
http://www.amazon.com/The-Pendulum-Misadventures-Edgar-Allan/dp/0670784923/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ed McBain {real name Evan Hunter} [1926-2005]
browse all books • browse audio • browse DVDs • IMDb listing
author website • Wikipedia

87th Precinct series: series books • series videos/DVDs • Wikipedia

writing as Evan Hunter: browse books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

William P. McGivern [1918-82]
all books • Kindle books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Marilyn Meredith of California Page


Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series
Set in a small town near a Native American Reservation in the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California.


writing as F.M. Meredith: Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Margaret Millar [1915-94]
{wife of author Ross Macdonald [1915-83]}
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Geoffrey Miller + P.I. Terry Travern
"The Black Glove": Carroll & Graf pb [8/84] out of print/used

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marlys Millhiser
+ Hollywood agent Ms. Charlie Greene series

all books • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lisa Miscione {real name Lisa Unger} + Lydia Strong series
all books • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Bill Moody + jazzman Evan Horne series: all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Walter Mosley & Easy Rawlins Series Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Marcia Muller {wife of Bill Pronzini (below)}
browse books • browse audio • publisher pages • IMDb listing

interview at Mystery One

Sharon McCone series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Radine Trees Nehring lives in the Arkansas Ozarks
browse books • official website

"Dear Earth: A Love Letter From Spring Hollow" [5/1995] by Radine Trees Nehring
http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Earth-Letter-Spring-Hollow-ebook/dp/B002ASAAVO/
http://www.amazon.com/Dear-Earth-Letter-Spring-Hollow/dp/0963662023/

flag of the State of Arkansas  Carrie McCrite and Henry King of Arkansas 'cozies' series
active retiree Carrie volunteers at the art museum and husband Henry is a retired cop; mild Xian slant

"A Valley To Die For" [#1 = 8/2002]
"Music To Die For" [#2 = 10/2003]
"A Treasure To Die For" [#3 = 3/2005]
"A Wedding To Die For" [#4 = 5/2006]
"A River To Die For" [#5 = 4/2008]
"Journey To Die For" [#6 = 6/2010]
"A Fair To Die For" [#7 = 6/2012]
"A Portrait To Die For" [#8 = 5/2016]  5/2016

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kris Neri lives in Sedona, Arizona
browse books • official website

co-owner of the Well Red Coyote Bookstore [est. 2005 - closed 2/2015] in Sedona, Arizona

"Never Say Die" [10/2005]
http://www.amazon.com/Never-Say-Die-Kris-Neri/dp/1591330912/

"The Rose In The Snow: Tales of Mischief & Mayhem" [13 stories - 7/2008]
http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Snow-Kris-Neri/dp/159133229X/
http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Snow-Kris-Neri/dp/1591332281/

"Devil's Gambit - Devil's Due" [ebook 4/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Gambit-Due-ebook/dp/B004XD20ZI/


Tracy Eaton mysteries series
"Revenge of The Gypsy Queen" [#1 = 7/1999]
http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Gypsy-Queen-Tracy-Mysteries/dp/1568250436/
"Dem Bones' Revenge" [#2 = 11/2000]
http://www.amazon.com/Dem-Bones-Revenge-Kris-Neri/dp/B0087SS7D4/
"Revenge For Old Times' Sake: A Tracy Eaton Mystery" [#3 = 3/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Times-Sake-Kris-Neri/dp/097996945X/
"Revenge On Route 66: A Tracy Eaton Mystery" [#4 = 3/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Route-66-Kris-Neri/dp/1937556026/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Helen Nielsen [1918-2002]
all books • IMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Carol O'Connell
+ N.Y.P.D. detective Kathleen Mallory series

all books • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Vincent H. O'Neil + Frank Cole series
all books • author's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Howard Owen + night beat reporter Willie Mays Black series
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia {empty}

prize-winning Oregon Hill 2012 mystery novel by Howard Owen  "Oregon Hill" [2012] won the Hammett Prize for Best Crime Literature
A coed at the university is murdered and her headless body found in the South Anna River; a hapless drifter is arrested for the crime, but Richmond, Virginia reporter Willie Black does not believe that the case is solved.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2012] for $9.99
Permanent Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2012] for $20.60
Philadelphia Quarry 2013 mystery novel by Howard Owen  "The Philadelphia Quarry" [2013]
Five days after Richard Slade is released from prison due to DNA evidence proving that he did not rape a white girl, the victim is shot to death at a stoplight. Everyone assumes that Slade killed the woman, but not reporter Willie Black - and besides, Slade is his cousin.
Kindle Edition from Permanent Press [7/2013] for $9.99
Permanent Press 8½x5½ pb [12/2013] for $17.29
Permanent Press 9x5½ hardcover [7/2013] for $25.20
Parker Field 2014 baseball murder mystery novel by Howard Owen  

"Parker Field: A Willie Black Mystery" [2014]
Reporter Willie Black rushes to the scene of a shooting across the street from his mother's house; the victim is her 79-year-old boyfriend Les Hacker, and the shooting appears deliberate. Willie soon discovers that many of Les's fellow teammates on the local minor-league baseball team back in the 1960s have died suspicious deaths . . .
Kindle Edition from Permanent Press [6/2014] for $9.59
Permanent Press hardcover [6/2014] for $22.09



Women of Mystery Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller & Sue Grafton  "Women of Mystery: Three Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction" [docu-film 1996] Directed by Pamela Briggs
Interviewees are Sara Paretsky, Marcia Muller & Sue Grafton
distributor webpage (videos available there)
credits at IMDb
Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books book by John Axe  "The Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books: Featuring Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, Kay Tracey, Beverly Gray, Penny Parker & Ruth Fielding" [2000]
by John Axe

Hobby House Press 11x8½ pb [7/2000] out of print/used
All About Collecting Girls' Series Books book by John Axe  "All About Collecting Girls' Series Books: Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, Cherry Ames, Penny Parker, Kay Tracey, Beverly Gray, Connie Blair, Vicki Barr, Dana Girls & Others" [2002] by John Axe
Hobby House Press 11x8½ pb pb [7/2002] out of print/used
All About Collecting Boys' Series Books book by John Axe  "All About Collecting Boys' Series Books: The Hardy Boys, Tom Swift, Tom Swift Jr., Chip Hilton, Ted Scott, Mark Tidd, Tom Slade & Others" [2002]
by John Axe

Hobby House Press 11x8½ pb pb [7/2002] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

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