Book Sellers, Buyers, Publishers, Editors, Agents
(also see Librarians)
Laura Alden
  • Beth Kennedy: recently divorced mother of two, running the Children’s Bookshelf bookstore and serving as PTA secretary, in Rynwood, near Madison, Wisconsin

Garrison Allen
  • Penelope Warren: ex-Marine mystery bookstore owner, and Mycroft (Big Mike), a 25 pound Abyssinian, in Empty Creek, Arizona

Lucy Arlington (joint pseudonym of Ellery Adams & Sylvia May)
  • Lila Wilkins: 45-year-old unemployed journalist working as an intern at a literary agency, in the utopian town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina, in the Novel Idea mysteries

Esmahan Aykol
  • Kati Hirschel: 30-something German owner of the only mystery bookshop in Istanbul, Turkey

Lorna Barrett (L.L. Bartlett)
  • Tricia Miles: running a mystery bookstore, Haven’t Got a Clue, and the cat Miss Marple, in fictional small-town Stoneham, New Hampshire, a town full of bookstores

Lenny Bartulin
  • Jack Susko: used book dealer and amateur sleuth in Sydney, Australia

Lawrence Block
  • Bernie Rhodenbarr: burglar and bookseller, in New York City

Michael Bowen
  • Marjorie Randolph: bookstore owner, in Washington, DC

Ali Brandon (Diane A.S. Stuckart)
  • Darla Pettistone: owner of a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York, and her cat Hamlet, in the Black Cat Bookshop mysteries

Jon Breen
  • Rachel Hennings: bookstore owner in Los Angeles, California

Carole Buggé
  • Claire Rawlings: book editor with a 12-year-old ward, in New York City

Kate Carlisle
  • Brooklyn Wainwright: a rare book expert in San Francisco, California, in the Bibliophile mysteries
Elizabeth Daly
  • Henry Gamadge: author, bibliophile, and forgery expert, in New York City

Cindy Daniel
  • Hannah Fogarty: opening a new bookstore in her old home town of Destiny, Texas

Vicki Delany
  • Gemma Doyle: transplanted Englishwoman returning to run her Great Uncle Arthur’s Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium, along with Moriarty the cat, in West London on Cape Cod, Massachusetts

John Dunning
  • Cliff Janeway: cop and rare book expert, in Denver, Colorado

Bruce Graeme
  • Theodore Terhune: young bookseller in a quiet little town in England

Carolyn G. Hart
  • Annie Laurance: mystery book store owner, and Max Darling, investigator, in Broward’s Rock, South Carolina, in the Death on Demand series

Joan Hess
  • Claire Malloy: small-town bookstore owner in Farberville, Arkansas

Charlotte Hinger
  • Lottie Albright: editor for the county historical society in a small town in western Kansas
Julie Kaewert
  • Alex Plumtree: publisher in London, England, in the Booklover mysteries

Allison Kingsley (Kate Kingsbury)
  • Clara Quinn, returning home from New York City to work in Raven’s Nest Bookstore owned by her cousin Stephanie, in rural Maine

Josh Lanyon
  • Adrien English: mystery writer and bookseller, in Los Angeles, California

Roy H. Lewis
  • Matthew Coll: antiquarian bookseller and former British military intelligence agent, in Dorset, England

Richard & Frances Lockridge
  • Jerry North: book publisher, and his wife Pam, along with Bill Weigand and Sergeant Mullins, police officers, in New York City

Christopher Lord
  • Simon Alastair: gay bookstore owner and amateur sleuth in fictional Dickens Junction, Oregon

Marianne MacDonald
  • Dido Hoare: bookseller in London, Englan

T.J. MacGregor
  • Mira Morales: bookstore owner and psychic, in Tango Key, Florida,

Elizabeth C. Main
  • Jane Serrano: 40-something widow working in Thornton’s Books in fictional Juniper, Oregon

William Martin
  • Peter Fallon: antiquarian bookseller involved in Harvard intrigues, and later hunting historical treasures with Evangeline Carrington, in Boston, Massachusetts

Vincent McCaffrey
  • Henry Sullivan: 30-something book hound, in Boston, Massachusetts

Marlys Millhiser
  • Charlie Greene: female literary agent in Hollywood, California

Terrie Farley Moran
  • Mary “Sassy” Cabot and Bridget Mayfield, owners of Read ’Em and Eat, a bookstore and café in Fort Myers Beach, in the barrier islands of the Florida Gulf Coast

Margaret Moseley
  • Honey Huckleberry: book rep, based in Fort Worth, Texas

Walter Mosley
  • Paris Minton: Watts bookstore owner, and the dangerous but principled Fearless Jones, in 1950s Los Angeles, California
Robert J. Randisi & Christine Matthews
  • Gil Hunt: bookstore owner, and Claire Hunt, a local celebrity, in St. Louis, Missouri

Sheila Simonson
  • Lark Dodge: bookseller in Shoalwater, Washington

George Sims
  • Nicholas Howard: manuscript dealer in England

Larry D. Sweazy
  • Marjorie Trumaine, a professional book indexer and farm-wife in 1960s North Dakota

Judith Van Gieson
  • Claire Reynier: buyer of rare books for the University of New Mexico library in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wayne Warga
  • Jeffrey Dean: ex-CIA courier and journalist, now a rare book dealer, in Los Angeles, California

Gayle Wigglesworth
  • Claire Gulliver: middle-aged librarian turned travel bookshop owner

M.K. Wren
  • Conan Flagg: bookstore owner and former intelligence agent, in Oregon

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