Home Page - Part Three

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Noir Mysteries
Mystery Authors & Series
{A to G}
Films Noir

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Mystery Authors & Series
{H to O}

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New Authors
Genre-Related Links
Movie & TV & Radio Detectives

          Dick Powell & Claire Trevor from "Murder, My Sweet" [1944]           here on Page Three

Authors & Series {P to Z}

Re: Legal Eagles

Southwest, Western &
Native American


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
Southwest USA & Native American Mysteries
Kid Sleuths Page
Pet Detectives Page
150 Essential Mystery Novels Page


Mystery  Authors  &  Series
authors A-G • authors H-K • authors L-O • authors P-Z {just below}

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

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Stuart Palmer [1905-68]
+ Hildegarde Withers & Inspector Piper series

all books • movie/tv credits • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sara Paretsky
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing
author website • Wikipedia

V.I. Warshawski series: series books • Wikipedia

V.I. Warshawski movie poster   "V.I. Warshawski: Detective In High Heels" [Hollywood Pictures July 1991]
On the rebound, V.I. picks up a man at a bar and agrees to babysit his foul-mouthed daughter while he attends to some (shady) business; when the man is killed, the daughter hires V.I. to solve the murder. Directed by Jeff Kanew; starring Kathleen Turner {as V.I.}, Jay O. Sanders, Charles Durning, Angela Goethals, Nancy Paul, Frederick Coffin, Charles McCaughan, Stephen Meadows, Wayne Knight, Lynnie Godfrey, Anne Pitoniak & Herb Muller
Buena Vista widescreen color DVD [6/2002] for $9.99
Disney color VHS [6/2002] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Robert B. Parker [1932-2010] Page

Spenser series books
Jesse Stone series books
Sunny Randall series books

Westerns • other books

★          ★

the other Robert B. Parker [1905-55]
Robert Bogardus Parker published several pulp mystery novels before his death at age 49

Passport to Peril mystery novel by Robert B. Parker  "Passport To Peril" [1951] by Robert B. Parker
John Stodder is heading for Istanbul on the Orient Express to find his missing brother. He is using a fake passport, and when a terrified beauty hides on the train, John discovers that her murdered boss had the same name as on his passport. They flee the train together but are soon captured by an evil Nazi gangster seeking a mysterious list.
Hard Case Crime mass pb [6/2009] for $6.99
Rinehart & Co. hardcover [1951] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

T. Jefferson Parker
all books • author website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James Patterson
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing
author website • publisher pages • Wikipedia

In February 2014, Patterson announced that James Patterson Grants checks of between $2,000 and $15,000
(totalling $267,000) were sent to 55 independent bookstores across America, including two in New Mexico.


Alex Cross series: series books • videos/DVDs • Wikipedia

"Kiss The Girls" [1997] /tt0119468/
"Along Came A Spider" [2001] /tt0164334/

third Alex Cross movie “I, Alex Cross” [QED 2012?] to be directed by Rob Cohen; draft script by
Patterson & Kerry Williamson, polish by Marc Moss; starring Tyler Perry & Matthew Fox • latest info at IMDb


Women's Murder Club series

"Women's Murder Club" [13 episodes, 2007-2008] /tt0955353/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ridley Pearson
browse books • author website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

George Pelecanos
all books • author/publisher website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Gary Phillips: all books • official website

P.I. Ivan Monk series: series books
Martha Chainey series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Nancy Pickard of Kansas
She has won five Macavity Awards, four Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, and a Shamus Award – the only author to win all four awards
all books • official website • Wikipedia

"Malice Domestic Anthology Series, Volume 3" [Pocket 1994] Edited by Nancy Pickard
http://www.amazon.com/Malice-Domestic-Anthology-Original-Traditional/dp/B002CORL1S/

Jenny Cain series

Eugenia Potter series

Marie Lightfoot series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David M. Pierce + SFV P.I. Vic Daniel series
all books • IMDb listing • no entry on Wikipedia

"Down In The Valley" [1989]
"Hear The Wind Blow, Dear" [1990]
"Roses Love Sunshine" [1990]
"Angels In Heaven" [1991]
"Write Me A Letter" [1992]
"As She Rides By" [1996]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Spirit of America Bookstore's
Edgar Allan Poe [1809-49] Page

Poe is generally considered to be the inventor of the detective story, specifically in his short stories
of C. Auguste Dupin: "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" (1841), "The Mystery of Marie Rog๊t"
(1842), and "The Purloined Letter" (1844)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

author & editor Bill Pronzini
{husband of Marcia Muller (above)}
all books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ellery Queen
{ actually the team of cousins Manfred B. Lee [1905-71] & Frederic Dannay [1905-82] }

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Ellery Queen Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

J.R. Rain of Washington State
browse all books • author's official website
this author also writes vampire novels and children's books and other genres

"Silent Echo" [Thomas & Mercer DUE Nov 2013] featuring detective Jim Coleman
http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Echo-J-R-Rain/dp/147780885X/


California detective Jim Knighthorse series

"Dark Horse" [#1 = 8/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Horse-Jim-Knighthorse-ebook/dp/B00408B12Y/
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Horse-Jim-Knighthorse-1/dp/1300664738/

"The Mummy Case" [#2 = 8/2010]
http://www.amazon.com/Mummy-Case-Jim-Knighthorse-ebook/dp/B0040GJ948/

"Knighthorse: Two Novels" [11/2010]
includes "Dark Horse" and "The Mummy Case"
http://www.amazon.com/Knighthorse-J-R/dp/0557348153/
http://www.amazon.com/Knighthorse-Books-One-Two-ebook/dp/B003AOB066/

"Hail Mary [#3 = 11/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Hail-Mary-Jim-Knighthorse-ebook/dp/B0065R0QI8/

"Knighthorse: Three Novels" [12/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Knighthorse-Series-First-ebook/dp/B006QMPI62/
http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Knighthorse-Anthology-Horse-Mummy/dp/B00CLTOQ4O/

"Clean Slate" [#4 = coming soon]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lev Raphael
all books • author's official website • Wikipedia {empty}

college professor Nick Hoffman series

"Let's Get Criminal: An Academic Mystery" [Jan 1996]

Edith Wharton Murders mystery novel by Lev Raphael  "The Edith Wharton Murders: A Nick Hoffman Mystery" [1997]
by Lev Raphael

Two intensely rival Edith Wharton literary societies meet for a joint conference on campus in Michigan; the harried conference organizer is desperate for tenure, and the pressure escalates when an attendee is murdered.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [6/2011] for $5.99
Stonewall Inn Mysteries 8¼x5½ pb [12/98] out of print/many used
St. Martin's Press 8½x5½ hardcover [9/97] out of print/many used

"The Death of A Constant Lover" [1999]
"Little Miss Evil" [2000]
"Burning Down The House" [Oct 2001]
"Tropic of Murder" [Sep 2004]
"Hot Rocks" [Apr 2007]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Arthur B. Reeve [1880-1936] Page

Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective series
The first 82 Craig Kennedy stories were published in Cosmopolitan Magazine between 1910 and 1918; the 12-volume
"Craig Kennedy Stories" came out in 1918; further Craig Kennedy stories were published from the 1920s to 1935.

Arthur B. Reeve Collection 13 Complete Novels in Kindle format from Halcyon Classics  "Arthur B. Reeve Collection: 13 Complete Novels (Unexpurgated)" for Kindle [2010]
contains thirteen complete 'unexpurgated' novels by Reeve – one of these books is not a Craig Kennedy tale: "Constance Dunlap, Woman Detective" [1913]; the twelve Craig Kennedy tales are: "The Silent Bullet" [1912], "The Poisoned Pen" [1912], "The Dream Doctor" [1914], "Guy Garrick" [1914], "The War Terror" [1915], "The Gold of The Gods" [1915], "The Exploits of Elaine" book & film serial [1915], "The Romance of Elaine" [1916 sequel], "The Social Gangster" [1916], "The Ear In The Wall" [1916], "The Treasure-Train" [1917], and "The Film Mystery" [1921]
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Classics [8/2010] for $1.99 {sic}
Craig Kennedy Scientific Detective Megapack in Kindle format from   "The Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective Megapack: 25 Classic Tales of Detection" [2012]
Includes the same 13 Reeve works as the 2010 Kindle just above, plus two additional: "The Master Mystery" [5/1919] novelization of a Houdini serial by Arthur B. Reeve & John W. Grey, and "The Conspirators" [details unclear] by Arthur B. Reeve; TO FILL OUT THE 25-BOOK MEGAPACK: three books by L.T. Meade & Clifford Halifax, MD - "Without Witnesses" [1894], "A Master of Mysteries" [1898], and "The Secret of Emu Plain" [1898]; plus seven works by other authors of the genre: "The Twinkling of An Eye" [1896 short story] by Brander Matthews, "The Tragedy of A Third Smoker: A Story of The Metropolitan Railway" [1900 short story] by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, "The Flying Death: A Story In Three Writings and A Telegram" [1906] by Samuel Hopkins Adams, "John Thorndyke's Cases" [1909] by R. Austin Freeman, "Through The Wall" [1909] by Cleveland Moffett, "Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty" [1920] by Stacy Aumonier, and "The Copper Bullet" [1954] by John Russell Fearn
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [5/2012] for 99ข {sic}

Arthur B. Reeve's Collected Works in Kindle format from Jame Books  "Arthur B. Reeve's Collected Works: Craig Kennedy Series, and More Detective Stories" [2013]
actually 17 books for Kindle: the standard 13 Reeve novels as above, plus "The Master Mystery" [1919] and "The Best Ghost Stories" edited & with Introduction by Reeve, plus two bonus books: "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
[12 stories 1892] by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and "The Red Thumb Mark (Dr. Thorndyke Series #1)" [1911] by R. Austin Freeman

Kindle Edition from Jame Books [10/2013] for $1.99 {sic}
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kathy Reichs lives in Montreal, Quebec and Charlotte, NC
browse all books • author's official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

forensic anthropologist Temperance 'Tempe' Brennan series

The Bone Collection novellas book by Kathy Reichs  "The Bone Collection: Four Novellas" [2016]
Four gripping tales: "First Bones", the never-before-published origin story (how Tempe got lured from academia to forensic anthropology); "Bones In Her Pocket"; "Swamp Bones"; and "Bones On Ice"
Kindle Edition from Bantam/Random House [11/2016] for $9.99
Bantam mass pb [11/2016] for $7.48
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Helen Reilly + N.Y.P.D. Insp. McKee series
all books

SL's Helen Reilly fansite

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Craig Rice  {real name Georgiana Craig}  [1908-57]
+ 'screwball' comedy mysteries

all books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

MEG's Craig Rice fansite

Craig Rice / Queen of Screwball Mystery  
"Who Was That Lady? Craig Rice: The Queen of Screwball Mystery"
[2001] by Jeffrey Marks

Delphi Books 9¼x6¼ pb [4/2001] for $21.95
author's website
Murder, Mystery & Malone by Craig Rice  "Murder, Mystery and Malone" [12 stories; 2002]
by Craig Rice, edited by Jeffrey A. Marks

Crippen & Landru Publrs 9x6 pb [5/2002] for $19.00
Crippen & Landru Publrs 9x¼ hardcover [5/2002] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kel Richards of Australia
all books • radio station homepage • Wikipedia

"The Case of The Vanishing Corpse (Ben Bartholomew Mystery Series #1)" [Hodder & Stoughton, 1990)
"The Case of The Secret Assassin (Ben Bartholomew Mystery Series #2)" [Hodder & Stoughton, 1992)
"The Second Death (Mark Roman Mystery Series #1)" [Coronet Books, 1993)
"The Case of The Damascus Dagger (Ben Bartholomew Mystery Series #3)" [Hodder & Stoughton, 1994)
"Moonlight Shadows" [Hodder & Stoughton, 1994)
"The Case of The Dead Certainty (Ben Bartholomew Mystery Series #4)" [Hodder & Stoughton, 1995)
"The Third Bloodstain (Mark Roman Mystery Series #2)" [Hodder & Stoughton, 1995)

Death in Egypt mystery novel by Kel Richards  "Death in Egypt (G.K. Chesterton Mystery Series #1)" [1996]
by Kel Richards

Beacon Commns mass pb [1996] out of print/SOLD OUT!

"The Curse of The Pharaohs (Sherlock Holmes Tales of Terror #1)" [Beacon Commns, c1997)
"The Headless Monk (Sherlock Holmes Tales of Terror #2)" [Beacon Commns, 1997)
"The Vampire Serpent (Sherlock Holmes Tales of Terror #3)" [Beacon Commns, 1997)
"Sherlock Holmes: Footsteps In The Fog and Other Stories" [1999)

Murder in the Mummy's Tomb mystery novel by Kel Richards  "Murder In The Mummy's Tomb (G.K. Chesterton Mystery Series #2)" [2002]
by Kel Richards

RiverOak Publng 9x6 pb [4/2002] for $5.20
first C.S. Lewis mystery novel by Kel Richards not found
"The Country House Murders" (C.S. Lewis Mystery Novel #2)" [2015]
"The Corpse In The Cellar" (C.S. Lewis Mystery Novel #3)" [May 2015)
"The Sinister Student" (C.S. Lewis Mystery Novel #4)" [2016)
"The Floating Corpse/Body" (C.S. Lewis Mystery Novel #5)" [2016)

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John R. Riggs + newsman Garth Ryland series
all books

Riggs papers at DePauw University
John R. Riggs bio page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Mary Roberts Rinehart [1876-1958]
all books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"The Works of Mary Roberts Rinehart" [2009?]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [undated] 21 novels for 99 cents

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Les Roberts
browse books • official website • Wikipedia


Cleveland P.I. Milan Jacovich series: series books

A Shoot In Cleveland mystery novel by Les Roberts  "A Shoot In Cleveland" [#9 = 1998]
Bummed about the death of best pal Meglich, Cleveland P.I. Milan Jacovich gets dragged into a 'simple' job as bodyguard for the 24-year-old star of a cop movie filming on location in Cleveland; when the kid gets in trouble for dating the 15-year-old daughter of a local politico, Milan quits. Then the kid is shot to death ...
Gray & Co. 8x5¼ pb [6/2005] for $11.86
St. Martin's Dead Letter mass pb [4/99] out of print/used
St. Martin's / Thomas Dunne Books 8¼x6 hardcover [5/98] out of print/used


Hollywood P.I. Saxon series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Barbara Rogan
browse books • official website

Manhattan literary agent Jo Donovan series:
"A Dangerous Fiction: A Mystery" [#1 = 7/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Fiction-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00AFPTSLC/
http://www.amazon.com/A-Dangerous-Fiction-Mystery/dp/0670026506/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Sharon Rowse of Vancouver, BC
browse books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia (2013)


Klondike Era Mysteries series

Silk Train Murder mystery novel by Sharon Rowse  "The Silk Train Murder: A Mystery of The Klondike Era" [#1 = 2008]
Setting is circa 1900; gentleman/adventurer John Lansdowne Granville takes a job guarding silk trains, along with his friend Sam Scott; when they stumble on a gangster’s corpse, Scott is arrested for murder and Granville seeks answers among the darker elements of Vancouver.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2011] for $4.99
Three Cedars Press 8½x5½ pb [2/2012] for $13.49
Carroll & Graf 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2008] out of print/40+ used
Lost Mine Murders mystery novel by Sharon Rowse  "The Lost Mine Murders: A Klondike Era Mystery" [#2 = 2011]
Set in 1900 Vancouver, BC and Denver, Colorado; Granville has promised to locate a child that was sold into slavery, but he is running out of funds; prospector Marty Cole trades Granville's grubstake for half of a missing mine, but the mine is 'cursed' and Marty is killed.
Kindle Edition from Three Cedars Press [3/2011] for $4.99
Three Cedars Press pb [3/2011] for $13.49

Barbara O'Grady of San Francisco series

"Death of A Secret: A Barbara O'Grady Mystery" [#1]
"Death of A Threat: A Barbara O'Grady Mystery" [#2]
"Death of A Lover: A Barbara O'Grady Mystery" [#3]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

[Ms] Hank Phillippi Ryan
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

"On The House" short story [Kindle Edition 7/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/House-Hank-Phillippi-Ryan-ebook/dp/B0085UD3PG/


TV reporter Charlotte McNally series
"Prime Time" [Harlequin, 2007] ISBN 978-0-373-88135-2
"Face Time" [Harlequin, 2007] ISBN 978-0-373-88143-7
"Air Time" [Mira, 2009] ISBN 978-0-7783-2719-6
"Drive Time" [Mira, 2010] ISBN 978-0-7783-2797-4


reporter Jane Ryland & police detective Jake Brogan series
"The Other Woman" [Forge Books, 2012] ISBN 978-0-7653-3257-8
"The Wrong Girl" [Forge Books, 2013] ISBN 978-0-7653-3258-5
"Truth Be Told" [Forge Books, 2014] ISBN 978-0-7653-7493-6

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lawrence Sanders [1920-98]
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Sandford lives in California, New Mexico, and Wisconsin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sandford_(novelist)


Kidd series, 1989-2003


'Prey' series with Lucas Davenport


Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Virgil Flowers series
"Dark of the Moon" [#1 = 2007] ISBN 0-399-15477-9
"Heat Lightning" [#2 = 2008] ISBN 4-399-15527-9
"Rough Country" [#3 = 2009] ISBN 0-399-15598-8
"Bad Blood" [#4 = 2010] ISBN 0-399-15690-9
"Shock Wave" [#5 = 2011] ISBN 0-399-15769-7
"Mad River" [#6 = 2012] ISBN 0-399-15770-0
"Storm Front" [#7 = 2013] ISBN 0-399-15930-4
"Deadline" [#8 = 11/2014] 9780399162374

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Stephen Jay Schwartz
browse books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lisa Scottoline
browse books • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Killer Smile mystery novel by Lisa Scottoline  "Killer Smile" [2004] by Lisa Scottoline
An all-female Philadelphia law firm takes the pro bono case of an Italian-American family seeking reparations for the internment of a relative during the hysteria of World War II; the official reports say that the man died by suicide, but facts soon suggest that he was killed at the hands of another Italian-American family.
HarperTorch mass pb [6/2005] for $7.99
HarperCollins 9x6 hardcover [6/] out of print/hundreds used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Terry Shames + ex-Chief of Police Samuel Craddock series
browse books • official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Shannon + P.I. Jack Liffey series
browse books • official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Paige Shelton lives in Arizona
all books at Amazon • official website

"Chewy Moon" children’s book [8/2007]
http://www.amazon.com/Chewy-Moon-Paige-Shelton/dp/0595444318/

"Clockwork" [YA ebook 8/2013]
young adult, time-travel, romance - originally published as "Sneaks"
http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Paige-Shelton-ebook/dp/B00C7B18TM/

The Cozy Cookbook edited by Cleo Coyle  "The Cozy Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes From Today's Bestselling Mystery Authors" [2015] Edited by Cleo Coyle
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Group [4/2015] for $7.99
Berkley 8¼x6 pb [4/2015] for $12.20
Story excerpts and recipes from popular mystery authors including Avery Aames/Daryl Wood Gerber, Ellery Adams, Connie Archer, Leslie Budewitz, Laura Childs, editor Coyle, Victoria Hamilton, B.B. Haywood, Julie Hyzy, Jenn McKinlay, and Paige Shelton

Farmers' Market Mystery series
Becca Robbins sells her farm-made jams & preserves at the local farmers' market in South Carolina.
"Farm Fresh Murder" [FM#1 = 4/2010]
"Fruit of All Evil" [FM#2 = 3/2011]
"Crops and Robbers" [FM#3 = 12/2011]
"Red Hot Deadly Peppers" novella on Kindle [FM#3ฝ = 9/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Peppers-Farmers-Market-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007K3E2PY/
"A Killer Maize" [FM#4 = 12/2012]
"Merry Market Murder" [FM#5 = 12/2013]
"Bushel Full Of Murder" [FM#6 = 6/2015]


Country Cooking School Mystery series
Betts and Gram operate the Country Cooking School in Broken Rope, Missouri.
"If Fried Chicken Could Fly" [CCS#1 = 1/2012]
"If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance" [CCS#2 = 10/2012]
"If Bread Could Rise To The Occasion" [CCS#3 = 8/2013]
"If Catfish Had Nine Lives" [CCS#4 = 8/2014]
"If Onions Could Spring Leeks" [CCS#5 = 8/2015]


Dangerous Type Mystery series
Chester Henry and his adult granddaughter Clare run the Rescued Word Bookstore at ski resort Star City, Utah
"To Helvetica and Back" [DT#1 = 1/2016]


Scottish Bookshop Mystery series
Delaney Nichols moves from America to a job at The Cracked Spine Bookstore in Edinburgh, Scotland.

'The Cracked Spine' Scottish Bookshop mystery novel by Paige Shelton  "The Cracked Spine: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery" [SB#1 = 2016]
American Delaney Nichols starts a wonderful new job at an antiquarian bookstore in Scotland, but soon a Shakespeare folio is stolen and the owner's sister is murdered . . .
Kindle Edition from Minotaur/Macmillan [3/2016] for $12.99
Minotaur Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [3/2016] for $17.76
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Malcolm Shuman + anthropologist Alan Graham series
all books • official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Georges Simenon [1903-89] Page

flag of France  Commissaire Jules Maigret of Paris, France series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Brad Smith
browse books • author's official website

"Rises A Moral Man" [Penumbra Press]
http://www.amazon.com/Rises-Moral-Man-Brad-Smith/dp/0920806880/

"One-Eyed Jacks" [2000] boxing novel
http://www.amazon.com/One-Eyed-Jacks-Brad-Smith/dp/0385259212/

"All Hat: A Novel" [2003]
http://www.amazon.com/All-Hat-Novel-Brad-Smith/dp/0312423179/

"Busted Flush: A Novel" [2005]
http://www.amazon.com/Busted-Flush-Novel-Brad-Smith/dp/0312425678/

"Big Man Coming Down The Road" [2/2007]
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Man-Coming-Down-Road/dp/0143051776/


Virgil Cain of Upstate New York series

"Red Means Run" [#1 1/2012]

"Crow's Landing: A Virgil Cain Mystery" [#2 = 8/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Crows-Landing-Virgil-Cain-Mystery/dp/1451678533/

"Shoot The Dog: A Virgil Cain Mystery" [#3 = 8/2013]
Shoot The Dog mystery novel by Brad Smith (Virgil Cain)  Movie people offer farmer Virgil Cain $500 a day to use his Percheron plow horses in their "Frontier Woman", but the money is barely worth it since he is soon enmired in Hollywood craziness: the producer is running out of money, her director husband has no talent, and the Native American casino exec backing the film has the hots for the ingenue actress; then the lead actress is murdered . . .
Kindle Edition from Scribner/Simon & Schuster [8/2013] for $8.89
Scribner 8x5¼ hardcover [8/2013] for $16.31
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Julie Smith
browse books • author's 'Casa Mysterioso' website

Skip Langdon of New Orleans series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Stephen Smoke: all books • author's official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Donald J. Sobol [1924-2012]
browse all books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Encyclopedia Brown kids mysteries
Ten-year-old neighborhood detective Leroy Brown and friend & 'bodyguard' Sally Kimball solve various petty crimes
('no case too small'), often committed by the local bully Bugs Meany and his Tigers gang. Each book contains
a loosely-connected series of ten or so cases, with plenty of clues, plus an answers section in the back for the obtuse.
Wikipedia • videos (VHS/used)

for detailed info, visit BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Kid Sleuths Page / Encyclopedia Brown Section

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Thomas Sparrow + Keith Waverly series: all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Julia Spencer-Fleming lives in Buxton, Maine
browse books • official website • Wikipedia


Rev. Clare Fergusson & Chief Van Alstyne series:

"In The Bleak Midwinter" [2002] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-98676-6, paperback 978-0-312-98676-6
book won Agatha, Anthony, Barry, Dilys & Macavity awards

"A Fountain Filled With Blood" [2003] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-99543-0, paperback 978-0-312-99543-0

"Out of The Deep I Cry" [2004] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-31262-6, paperback ISBN 978-0-312-98888-3

"To Darkness and To Death" [2005] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-33485-7, paperback ISBN 978-0-312-98887-6

"All Mortal Flesh" [2006] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-31264-0, paperback 978-0-312-93398-2
book won Gumshoe Award & Nero Wolfe Award

"I Shall Not Want" [2008] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-33487-1

"One Was A Soldier" [2011] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-33489-5

"Through The Evil Days" [2013] hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-60684-8,
paperbacks 978-1-472-20002-0 & 978-1-472-20000-6

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Mickey Spillane [1918-2006] + Mike Hammer Series Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Aaron Stander of Michigan
all books • author's official website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kelli Stanley of San Francisco, California
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

City of Dragons mystery novel by Kelli Stanley  "City of Dragons" [2010]
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown circa 1940; after witnessing the
murder by gunshot of a minor numbers runner during a Chinatown
festival, Miranda Corbie finds racism and sexism at every turn.

Minotaur Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2010] for $16.49
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Daniel Stashower
all books • author's website

Hour of Peril book by Daniel Stashower  "The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot To Murder Lincoln Before The Civil War"
[2013] by Daniel Stashower

Historically true, but written as a thriller: Allan Pinkerton's agency discovers a very real threat to President-elect Abraham Lincoln, set to take place somewhere along his 800-mile pre-inaugural journey by train from Illinois to Washington, DC. But Lincoln's aides have no time for Pinkerton's warnings, so he is honor-bound to keep Lincoln safe on his own.
Kindle Edition from Minotaur Books [1/2013] for $12.99
Minotaur Books 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2013] for $17.81


Harry Houdini series: series books
"The Adventures of The Ectoplasmic Man" [May 1986] Holmes meets Houdini
"The Dime Museum Murders" [Dec 1999]
"The Floating Lady Murder" [Dec 2000]
"The Houdini Specter" [June 2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Rex Stout [1886-1975] Page

Nero Wolfe & Archie Goodwin Mystery Series • Radio, Movies & TV

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Margaret Sutton [1903-2001]: all books

Judy Bolton series: CK's fansite • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Denise Swanson of Illinois
browse books • official website • Wikipedia


Scumble River Mysteries series:
"Murder of A Small-Town Honey" [#1 = 7/2000]
"Murder of A Sweet Old Lady" [#2 = 4/2001]
"Murder of A Sleeping Beauty" [#3 = 4/2002]
"Murder of A Snake In Ihe Grass" [#4 = 4/2003]
"Murder of A Barbie and Ken" [#5 = 11/2003]
"Murder of A Pink Elephant" [#6 = 7/2004]
"Murder of A Smart Cookie" [#7 = 7/2005]
"Murder of A Real Bad Boy" [#8 = 8/2006]
"Murder of A Botoxed Blonde" [#9 = 4/2007]
"Murder of A Chocolate-Covered Cherry" [#10 = 4/2008]
"Murder of A Royal Pain" [#11 = 4/2009]
"Murder of A Wedding Belle" [#12 = 4/2010]
"Murder of A Bookstore Babe" [#13 = 3/2011]
"Murder of A Creped Suzette" [#14 = 10/2011]
"Murder of The Cat's Meow" [#15 = 9/2012]
"Murder of A Stacked Librarian" [#16 = DUE Sept 2013]


Dime Store Mysteries series:
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Shop-Homicide-Devereauxs-Mystery/dp/0451236181/
http://www.amazon.com/Nickeled---Dimed-Death-Devereauxs-Mystery/dp/0451239423/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Phoebe Atwood Taylor [1909-76]
browse books at Amazon • author entry at Wikipedia

Murder at the New York World's Fair mystery novel by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (as Freeman Dana)  "Murder At The New York World's Fair" [Random House 1938]
by Phoebe Atwood Taylor {writing as Freeman Dana}

Daisy runs away from her stifling home life by hiding in the laundry truck; she heads straight for the New York World's Fair and stumbles upon a corpse on board the train; book commissioned by Bennett Cerf of Random House, author Taylor was given special access to blueprints and the construction site - the book was published a full year before the Fair opened to the public.
Kindle Edition from St. Swithin Press [8/2012] for $4.99
Countryman Press pb [9/87] out of print/used

Cape Cod amateur sleuth Asey Mayo series
"The Cape Cod Mystery" [1931]
"Death Lights A Candle" [1932]
"The Mystery of The Cape Cod Players" [1933]
"The Mystery of The Cape Cod Tavern" [1934]
"Sandbar Sinister" [1934]
"Deathblow Hill" [1935]
"The Tinkling Symbol" [1935]
"The Crimson Patch" [1936]
"Out of Order" [1936]
"Figure Away" [1937]
"Octagon House" [1937]
"The Annulet of Gilt" [1938]
"Banbury Bog" [1938]
"Spring Harrowing" [1939]
"The Criminal C.O.D." [1940]
"The Deadly Sunshade" [1940]
"The Perennial Boarder" [1941]
"The Six Iron Spiders" [1942]
"Three Plots For Asey Mayo" [novelets 1942]
"Going, Going, Gone" [1943]
"Proof of The Pudding" [1943]
"The Asey Mayo Trio" [novelets 1946]
"Punch With Care" [1946]
"Diplomatic Corpse" [1951]

writing as Alice Tilton:  Leonidas Witherall series
"Beginning With A Bash" [1937]
"The Cut Direct" [1938]
"Cold Steal" [1939]
"The Left Leg" [1940]
"The Hollow Chest" [1941]
"File For Record" [1943]
"Dead Ernest" [1944]
"The Iron Clew" [1947]
The character was adapted into a 1944 Mutual radio mystery program "The Adventures of Leonidas Witherall"

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Kara Thomas
browse books • official website

writing as Kara Taylor: Prep School Confidential series: official website

Prep School Confidential mystery novel by Kara Taylor  "Prep School Confidential" [ages 12 & up; #1 = 2013]
Teenager Anne Dowling is constantly in trouble; her latest escapade gets her expelled from school in New York City and sent to a prep school in Boston. Within a week, her roommate's body is found in the woods . . .
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [7/2013] for $7.09
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [7/2013] for $7.53
Wicked Little Secrets mystery novel by Kara Taylor  "Wicked Little Secrets: A Prep School Confidential Novel" [ages 12 & up; #2 = 2014]
Anne investigates the mysterious death of Wheatley Prep student Matthew Weaver thirty years ago . . .
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [3/2014] for $7.09
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5¾ pb [3/2014] for $9.68
Deadly Little Sins mystery novel by Kara Taylor  "Deadly Little Sins: A Prep School Confidential Novel" [ages 12 & up; #3 = 2014]
Anne returns to Wheatley Prep and discovers that her favorite teacher disappeared at the same time that a brutal murder occurred . . . {conclusion of the trilogy}
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [8/2014] for $7.09
St. Martin's Griffin 8¼x5½ pb [8/2014] for $9.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

P.J. Tracy {actually P.J. & Traci Lambrecht}
all books • official website • Wikipedia

Grace McBride in Minneapolis, MN mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Arthur C. Train [1875-1945]
incomplete Arthur Train Store at Amazon • incomplete Arthur Cheney Train Store at Amazon
search books on 'Arthur Cheney Train' {returns 180+ items} at Amazon • Wikipedia

"McAllister and His Double" stories [Charles Scribner's Sons 1905]
"Mortmain" stories [Charles Scribner's Sons 1907]
"True Stories of Crime From The District Attorney's Office" [1908, Echo Library 2006] ISBN 1406810711.
"True Stories of Celebrated Crimes From The District Attorney's Office" [1908, Kessinger Publng 2005] ISBN 0766197271
"The Confessions of Artemas Quibble" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1911]
"Courts, Criminals, and The Camorra" stories [Charles Scribner's Sons 1912]
"C Q, or, In The Wireless House" [The Century Company 1912]
"The Man Who Rocked The Earth" [Doubleday, Page & Co. 1915] with R.W. Wood
"The Moon Maker" [Doubleday, Page & Co. 1916] with R.W. Wood
"The Goldfish: Being The Confessions of A Successful Man" [The Century Company 1914 novel]
"http://www.amazon.com/Goldfish-Being-Confessions-Successful-Man-ebook/dp/B01C4KQLDI/
"The Earthquake" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1918]
"Tutt and Mr. Tutt" [1919, Alan Rodgers Books 2005] ISBN 1598186647
"By Advice of Counsel" [serialized Curtis Publng 1919, book 1921]
"The Confessions of Artemas Quibble" [1922 novel]
"His Children's Children" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1923]
"Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1923]
"The Needle's Eye" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1924]
"The Blind Goddess" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1925]
"Page Mr. Tutt" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1926]
"Ambition" [1928, Kessinger Publng 2005] ISBN 1417934050
"Illusion" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1929]
"The Adventures of Ephraim Tutt, Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1930]
"Paper Profits: A Novel of Wall Street" [1930]
"Mr. Tutt's Case Book Being A Collection of His Most Celebrated Trials As Reported and Compiled" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1937]
"My Day In Court" autobiography [Charles Scribner's Sons 1939]
"Yankee Lawyer: The Autobiography of Ephraim Tutt" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1943]
"Mr. Tutt Finds A Way" [Charles Scribner's Sons 1945]
"Mr. Tutt At His Best: A Collection of His Most Famous Cases" [Kessinger Publng 1961] ISBN 0891905839

Arthur Train Mystery Megapackฎ in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Arthur Train Mystery Megapackฎ: 38 Classic Crimes!" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [10/2015] for 99ข {sic}
contains two story collections, three novels, and 33 short stories: complete story collections: "True Stories of Crime From The District Attorney's Office" [1908] and "Courts and Criminals" [1912]; complete novels: "The Goldfish" [1914], "The Man Who Rocked The Earth" [1915], and "The Confessions of Artemas Quibble" [1922]; short stories: selected from "McAllister and His Double" [1905 collxn]: "The Escape of Wilkins", "Extra-dition", "The Extraordinary Adventure of The Baron de Ville", "The Golden Touch", "The Governor-General's Trunk", "In The Course of Justice", "The Jailbird", "The Maximilian Diamond", "McAllister's Christmas", "McAllister's Data of Ethics", "McAllister's Marriage"; selected from "Mortmain"
[1907 collxn]: "A Study In Sociology", "The Little Feller", "The Man Hunt", "Mortmain", "Not At Home", "Randolph, '64", "The Rescue of Theopilus Newbegin", "The Vagabond"; selected from "Tutt and Mr. Tutt" [1919 collxn]: "The Dog Andrew", "The Hepplewhite Tramp", "The Human Element", "Lallapaloosa Limited", "Mock Hen and Mock Turtle", "Samuel and Delilah", "Wile Versus Guile"; and selected from "By Advice of Counsel" [serial-ized Curtis Publng 1919, book 1921]: "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt", "By Advice of Counsel", "Contempt of Court", "The Kid and The Camel", "The Shyster", "That Sort of Woman", "You’re Another!"

lawyer Mr. Ephraim Tutt mystery series
{ not sure yet which books above feature Tutt }

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Mark Travis Page

insurance investigator Dan Ballantine mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Steve Ulfelder + Conway Sax
browse books • official website • no entry at Wikipedia

"Purgatory Chasm: A Mystery" [5/2011]
http://www.amazon.com/Purgatory-Chasm-Mystery-Steve-Ulfelder/dp/0312672926/

"The Whole Lie: A Conway Sax Mystery" [5/2012]
http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Lie-Conway-Sax-Mystery/dp/0312604548/

"Shotgun Lullaby: A Conway Sax Mystery" [5/2013]
http://www.amazon.com/Shotgun-Lullaby-Conway-Sax-Mystery/dp/1250028086/

"Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage: A Conway Sax Mystery" [5/2014]
http://www.amazon.com/Wolverine-Bros-Freight-Storage-Mystery/dp/1250028108/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jonathan Valin + Harry Stoner of Cincinnati
all books • IMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
S.S. Van Dine [1887-1939] Page

Philo Vance mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Louis Joseph Vance [1879–1933] Page

Michael 'Lone Wolf' Lanyard mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

David J. Walker
all books • author's website • Wikipedia

P.I. Mal Foley series + Wild Onion series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Persia Walker: all books • author's website

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jess Walter
all books • IMDb listing • author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Joseph Wambaugh
browse books • browse DVDs • movie/tv credits • Wikipedia

May 2002 interview

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Betty Webb Page

P.I. Lena Jones of Scottsdale, Arizona series
The Gunn Zoo Mysteries in California series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Donald E. Westlake [1933-2008] Page

Westlake's many pseudonyms included Richard Stark (the 'Parker' series), Allan Marshall, Tucker Coe, Edwin West

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

W.H. Wheeler of Newbury Park, California
browse all books • author's Smashwords homepage

Harry Logan mystery novels for Kindle by W.H. Wheeler  "Long Memory: A Harry Logan Mystery" [2010] by W.H. Wheeler
Small-time Hollywood movie producer Harry Logan must find his way thru old Balkan hatreds to solve the murder of a young Serbian film maker.
Kindle Edition from the author [6/2010] for $2.99
"Murder On The Set: A Harry Logan Mystery" [2011] by W.H. Wheeler
The lead actress in Harry Logan's movie 'The Versailles Plot' is shot to death with a prop gun during filming – not an accident, this is murder!
Kindle Edition from the author [4/2011] for $2.99
Movie Ranch Murders mystery novel for Kindle by W.H. Wheeler (Harry Logan)  "The Movie Ranch Murders" for Kindle [2013] by W.H. Wheeler
Small-time Hollywood movie producer Harry Logan decides to make a Western, and so he rents part of oldtimer Louie Panetti's Mojave Desert ranch and its ghost town movie set. On location, people get killed, and Harry finds himself and his movie entangled with cops and mobsters and spies.
Kindle Edition from the author [2/2013] for $2.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Randy Wayne White of Florida
browse books • author's website • Wikipedia

Doc Ford of South Florida series
Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille restaurant

fishing guide Hannah Smith series
http://www.amazon.com/Hannah-Smith-Novel-Randy-Wayne/dp/0399158499/ [9/2012]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Charles Willeford [1919-88] + Hoke Moseley series
browse books • browse DVDs • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

publisher Oivas/Pointblank's Willeford page

Hoke Mosley cable TV series [FX Network 2014?]  
Announced 8/2013: The pilot has been greenlit for the hour-long comedy-drama based on Charles Willeford’s book series set in mid-‘80s Miami;
Paul Giamatti will exec produce and also portray homicide investigator Hoke Moseley • not yet listed at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Reba White Williams + Coleman & Dinah Greene series
author's website

Restrike mystery by Reba White Williams  "Restrike: Coleman and Dinah Greene Mystery No. 1" [2013]
Two female cousins flee North Carolina to New York after college; one becomes editor of an arts magazine, the other owner of a failing print gallery in Greenwich Village. A mysterious billionaire announces plans to build an art print museum, and soon a print dealer and an editor are killed . . .
Kindle Edition from Delos Books [6/2013] for $7.69
Delos Books 8x5¼ pb [6/2013] for $10.28
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Morgan Wilson + Benjamin Justice series
all books • author's website • IMDb listing

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Stuart Woods
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing
author's website • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Dave Zeltserman of Boston
browse all books • bare IMDb listing • author's website • Wikipedia

21 Tales, 1992-2006 collection by Dave Zeltserman  
"21 Tales From The Modern Master of Noir, 1992-2006" [2010]
by Dave Zeltserman

Kindle Edition from Top Suspense Books [4/2010] for $2.99
New Pulp Press 8x5 pb [10/2010] for $14.05
Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories collection edited by Dave Zeltserman  "Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories By 12 Masters of The Genre" [2011]
Edited by Dave Zeltserman

13 short stories by mystery authors Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Stephen Gallagher, Lee Goldberg, Joel Goldman, Ed Gorman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Vicki Hendricks, Naomi Hirahara, Paul Levine, Harry Shannon and editor Zeltserman – and the story "The Chase" by Top Suspense Group
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [2/2012] for $4.99
CreateSpace 8½x5½ pb [3/2011] for $8.09


Julius Katz & Archie stories
Julius Katz Mysteries on Kindle by Dave Zeltserman  
"Julius Katz Mysteries" on Kindle [2009]
The short story "Julius Katz" (2009) won Shamus & Derringer Awards, and short story "Archie's Been Framed" (2009) won the Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Award
Kindle Edition from Top Suspense Books [1/2011] for 2.99
 novel by Dave Zeltserman  "Julius Katz and Archie" mystery novel on Kindle [2011]
Famous Boston mystery writer Kenneth Kingston asks Julius to find out who’s planning to kill him, and the answer soon appears to be that almost everyone in Kingston’s life has good reason to want to kill him.
Kindle Edition from Top Suspense Books [5/2011] for $4.50
One Angry Julius Katz & Other Stories Mysteries on Kindle by Dave Zeltserman  "One Angry Julius and Other Stories" on Kindle [2012]
The short story "One Angry Julius and Eleven Befuddled Jurors" and five other stories
Kindle Edition from Top Suspense Books [5/2012] for $3.25
Archie Solves The Case & Other Stories Mysteries on Kindle by Dave Zeltserman  "Archie Solves The Case & Other Stories" on Kindle [2013]
Title novella and five other stories
Kindle Edition from Top Suspense Books [5/2013] for $2.99

Re:  Legal  Eagles

'Let's Film All The Lawyers' Festival - legal movies [Sept 2013 = #2] in Honolulu, Hawai'i

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Paul Batista of New York
entry at Wikipedia

"Death's Witness: A Novel" [10/2006]
When a football player turned criminal lawyer is brutally murdered in Central Park, his journalist widow sets out
to investigate what the F.B.I. seems reluctant to pursue.
http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Witness-Paul-Batista-ebook/dp/B00L8B7EWC/
http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Witness-Paul-Batista/dp/1938231236/
http://www.amazon.com/Deaths-Witness-Novel-Paul-Batista/dp/1402206658/

"Extraordinary Rendition: A Novel" [5/2013]
Lawyer Byron Carlos Johnson volunteers to defend a prisoner from Guantanamo and gets much more than he bargained for.
http://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Rendition-Paul-Batista-ebook/dp/B00L8B7EXQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Extraordinary-Rendition-Paul-Batista/dp/1938231260/ sold out

"The Borzoi Killings" [10/2014]
The killings of a superwealthy businessman and his prized borzoi dogs at a beachhouse in the Hamptons brings
trial lawyer Raquel Rematti to defend the handsome illegal immigrant who worked for the victim.
http://www.amazon.com/Borzoi-Killings-Paul-Batista-ebook/dp/B00O9B2TQO/
http://www.amazon.com/Borzoi-Killings-Paul-Batista/dp/1938231996/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

James M. DuPont

Shadow of The Corps mystery novel by James M. DuPont  "Shadow of The Corps: A Novel" [2013]
Former U.S. Marine Corps J.A.G. attorney Dale Riley is down on his luck – unemployed, living back at home with his parents while trying to keep his marriage together and raise his infant son. Then, one morning, he reads in the newspaper that a fellow J.A.G. officer was shot dead while eating dinner at home with his family. The officer was the opposing counsel in the case that ended Riley's military career – and it isn't long before the hit man comes after Riley.
Kindle Edition from Pegasus Books [7/2013] for $12.98
Pegasus Books 9x6 hardcover [7/2013] for $18.18

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
David Ellis Page

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

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

Perry Mason series • writing as A.A. Fair • other fiction

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

John Grisham
browse books • browse audio • browse John Grisham Store • browse DVDs
official site • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

M.S.U. John Grisham Room
John Grisham Online unofficial fansite

"Calico Joe" [2012 novel] by John Grisham
http://www.amazon.com/Calico-Joe-John-Grisham/dp/0385536070/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Todd M. Johnson
browse books • official site

Critical Reaction mystery novel by Todd M. Johnson  "Critical Reaction: A Novel" [2013] by Todd M. Johnson
Inspired by a real case; after surviving a thunderous explosion at the shuttered Hanford Nuclear Facility in Washington State, an employee asks for help from a friend who is an inexperienced lawyer; they then seek help from the young lawyer's estranged father, an experienced trial lawyer who has grown jaded and weary of his profession; the deeper he digs, the stranger - and more dangerous - the case becomes.
Kindle Edition from Bethany House [11/2013] for $9.99
Bethany House Publrs 8¼x5½ pb [11/2013] for $11.97
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Ronald Levitsky + attorney Nate Rosen series
all books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Steve Martini
browse books • browse audio • author's website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Paul Madriani series: series books

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Lia Matera
browse books • official website

Willa Jansson series
Laura DiPalma series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Richard North Patterson
browse books • publisher pages • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
David Rosenfelt Page

Tara Foundation dog rescue [est. 1995]

New Jersey defense attorney Andy Carpenter mystery series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Scott Turow + tales of Kindle County
browse books • browse audio • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★     ★     ★     ★     ★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Over time, several mystery movies (some from books or stageplays) showed up that were neither noir nor about detectives, per se.
The Proprietor finally concluded that this section is a good location for 'trial by jury' movies, which will gradually grow as he re-finds them.

The American Film Institute had members vote in 2009 on the Top Ten Films in various genres; tops in the Courtroom Drama category were:
#1 "To Kill A Mockingbird"; #2 "12 Angry Men"; #3 "Kramer vs Kramer"; #4 "The Verdict"; #5 "A Few Good Men"; #6 "Witness For
The Prosecution"; #7 "Anatomy of A Murder"; #8 "In Cold Blood"; #9 "A Cry In The Dark"; and #10 "Judgment At Nuremberg"


"Painted Faces" [1929] /tt0020255/
http://www.amazon.com/Painted-Faces-Sinister-Cinema/dp/B001AD1NH0/


Hitchcock's "Murder!" [1930]


"Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Angry_Men
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Angry_Men_(Westinghouse_Studio_One) [1954]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Angry_Men_(1957_film) = /tt0050083/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Angry_Men_(play) [London 1964]


"Witness For The Prosecution" feature film [1957]
Directed by Billy Wilder; starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
& Elsa Lanchester • full credits at IMDb

"The Witness For The Prosecution and Other Stories" [11 stories; 1948] by Agatha Christie
includes "The Witness For The Prosecution", "The Red Signal", "The Fourth Man", "S.O.S.", "Where There's A
Will", "Mystery of The Blue Jar", "Philomel Cottage", "Accident" {Insp. Evans}, "The Second Gong" {Poirot}


"To Kill A Mockingbird"  [Universal Dec 1962]
To Kill A Mockingbird open-book movie poster  
To Kill A Mockingbird brown movie poster  
As described by his tomboy daughter, an idealistic lawyer in 1932 Alabama agrees to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman, revealing the depths of local bigotry & racism. Directed by Robert Mulligan; script by Horton Foote, based on the novel; starring Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, James Anderson, William Windom, Alice Ghostley & Kim Stanley; won Oscars for Best Actor (Peck), Best Script Adaptation & Best Set Decoration, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (MB), Best B&W Cinematography & Best Music Score; listed on the National Film Registry (1995), won WGA Award for Best Drama Script
Universal legacy Series widescreen b&w DVD [9/2005] 2 disks for $18.49
Universal b&w DVD [4/98] out of prodn/many used
Universal widescreen b&w VHS [2/98] out of prodn/many used
Universal b&w VHS [3/92] out of prodn/many used
Varese Sarabande Elmer Bernstein soundtrack CD [7/97] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" open-book poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" brown poster from Amazon for $9.99
more details (synopsis, history, author, books, movies, other media) are on
Spirit of America Bookstore's "To Kill A Mockingbird" 1960 Novel & 1962 Movie Page


"12 Angry Men" TV movie [M.G.M./Showtime Aug 1997]
12 Angry Men 1997 TV movie  A multi-racial, all-male jury meets to decide the fate of a youth accused of murdering his father with a knife; they start out with eleven ready for a quick conviction and one juror holding out for acquittal.
Directed by William Friedkin; re-written by Reginald Rose, from his 1957 teleplay; starring Courtney B. Vance, Ossie Davis, George C. Scott {won Emmy}, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Dorian Harewood, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza, Jack Lemmon, Hume Cronyn, Mykelti Williamson, Edward James Olmos & William Petersen
Orion Home Video color VHS [4/98] out of prodn/used
Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia


Southwest/Western USA and
Native American Mysteries

Southwest/Western USA and Native American Mysteries Page

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BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Margaret Coel + Wind River Arapaho Mysteries Page

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

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
J.A. Jance Page

Sheriff Joanna Brady of Bisbee, Arizona mystery series
Ali Reynolds of Sedona, Arizona mystery series
Walker Family of Tucson, Arizona mystery series

Michael McGarrity Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Aim้e & David Thurlo Mysteries Page

Navajo cop Ella Clah mystery series
New Mexico nun Sister Agatha mystery series

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's
Betty Webb Page

Arizona P.I. Lena Jones mystery series

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BlackHat  Mystery  Bookstore's  Main  Homepages

on Page One: top of Page 1 • Noir Mysteries • Films Noir • Mystery Authors & Series {A to G}

on Page Two: top of Page 2 • Authors & Series {H to K} • {L to O}

here on Page Three: top of this page • Authors & Series {P to Z} • Re: Legal Eagles

on Page Four
top of Page 4 • New Authors • Genre-Related Links • Movie & TV & Radio Detectives

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

Rick Walker, Private Investigator

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