High Society & The Rich
Bruce Alexander
  • Sir John Fielding: blind magistrate and founder of the first police force in 1700s London, England

Tasha Alexander
  • Lady Emily Ashton: young and recently widowed, in Victorian London, England

Margery Allingham
  • Albert Campion: suave sleuth with noble blood, in London, England

Margot Arnold
  • Sir Toby Glendower: 60-something archaeologist, and Penny Spring, a 60-something anthropologist, in Cambridge, England

Tessa Barclay
  • Gregory Crowne: former Crown Prince Gregory of Hirtenstein, a classical music event organizer, in Europe

Albert Bell
  • Pliny the Younger: wealthy young aristocrat in 1st century Rome

Ted Bell
  • Alex Hawke: British Lord, jet-setter, and free-lance secret operative out to save the free world

Rhys Bowen
  • Lady Georgiana: minor royalty in 1930s England

Simon Brett
  • Blotto, the Honourable Devereux Lyminster, and his sister Twinks, in 1920s England

Carl Brookins
  • Mary Whitney: heiress to an industrial empire, and her husband Michael Tanner, a successful public relations executive, in Seattle, Washington

Fiona Buckley
  • Ursula Blanchard: Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Elizabeth I, in London, England

Leslie Charteris
  • Simon “The Saint” Templar: international thief, millionaire, and master of disguise
  • Series continued by Burl Barer

James Hadley Chase
  • Mark Girland: high-living (when he can) ex-CIA operative

P.R. Chisholm
  • Sir Robert Carey: nobleman in Elizabethan England

Joyce Christmas
  • Lady Margaret Priam: British society lady living in New York City

Alys Clare
  • Sir Josse d’Acquin: French knight, and Abbess Helewise at the Hawkenly Abbey in England during the 12th century

Joan Coggin
  • Lady Lupin (“Loops”) Lorrimer Hastings: 21-year old ditzy daughter of an earl, in fictional Glanville, eastern Sussex, England

Sara Conway
  • Lord Godwin: bailiff in Hexham, in 13th century England
David Dickinson
  • Lord Francis Powerscourt: ex-Indian army intelligence officer and Irish peer, working as an investigator in the late Victorian period, in England and elsewhere

Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr)
  • Sir Henry Merrivale: holder of one of the oldest baronetcies in England, physician, barrister, and head of military intelligence for the war office in England

Margaret Dumas
  • Charley Van Leeuwen Fairfax: heiress, and her new husband Jack, in San Francisco, California

Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • Lady Susanna Appleton: herbalist in Elizabethan England

Diana Gabaldon
  • Lord John Grey: soldier and gentleman, in mid-18th century London, England, and elsewhere

Elizabeth George
  • Thomas Lynley: Scotland Yard inspector and eighth Earl of Asherton, Sergeant Barbara Havers, forensic pathologist Simon Allcourt-St. James, his wife Deborah, and lab assistant Lady Helen Clyde, in London, England

Carolyn Haines
  • Sarah Booth Delaney: unconventional Southern Belle in Zinnia, Mississippi, in the Southern Belle mysteries

Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Meredith Gentry: mortal Faerie princess hiding in Los Angeles, California

Karen Harper
  • Elizabeth I: in 1500s England

C.S. Harris
  • Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, an investigator in Regency England

Marian J.A. Jackson
  • Abigail Patience Danforth: 19th century heiress detective

Michael Jecks
  • Sir Baldwin Furnshill: ex-Templar Knight, and Simon Puttock, medieval West County bailiff, in Devon, England
Kate Kingsbury
  • Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton: in Sitting Marsh, England during WWII, in the Manor House mysteries

Bernard Knight
  • Sir John de Wolfe: the crowner (coroner), in 12th century Devon, England, in the Crowner John series

Jane Jakeman
  • Lord Ambrose Malfinet: English aristocrat back from fighting the Greek War of Independence

Michael Jecks
  • Sir Baldwin Furnshill: ex-Templar Knight, and Simon Puttock, medieval West County bailiff, in Devon, England

Peter Lovesey
  • Albert Edward (Bertie), Prince of Wales: in England

Philip MacDonald
  • Anthony Ruthven Gethryn: sleuth and sometime intelligence officer, son of an English squire and a Spanish actress

Ngaio Marsh
  • Roderick Alleyn: second son of a baronet and police inspector in London, England

Nancy Martin
  • Nora, Emma, and Libby Blackbird: three sisters who inherit a two million dollar tax debt from their high-society parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the Blackbird Sister mysteries

Alexander McCall Smith
  • Isabel Dalhousie: Scottish-American editor of the esteemed Review of Applied Ethics and a woman of independent means in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the Sunday Philosophy Club mysteries

Catriona McPherson
  • Dandy Gilver: well-to-do woman in 1920s Scotland

Fidelis Morgan
  • Lady Ashby de la Zouche, Countess of Clapham, a 60-something former mistress of the deceased Charles II, fallen on hard times, and her former maid Alpiew, around 1700 in London, England

Catherine O’Connell
  • Pauline Cook, a widowed socialite and world traveller, in Chicago, Illinois, in the High Society series
Sharon Kay Penman
  • Justin de Quincy: bastard son of a bishop in 12th century England

Andrea Penrose
  • Lady Arianna Hadley: posing as a French chef in an aristocratic household in 1813 London, England

Deanna Raybourn
  • Lady Julia Grey: recently widowed, in 1880s London, England

Dilwyn Rees (Glyn Daniel)
  • Sir Richard Cherrington: archaeologist and Vice President of Fisher College, in Cambridge, England

David Roberts
  • Lord Edward Corinth: jaded English aristocrat, and Verity Browne, a leftist journalist, between the wars in 1930s London, England

John Maddox Roberts
  • Decius Cecilius Metellus: would-be playboy son of an illustrious family, in the SPQR historical mysteries

Lynda S. Robinson
  • Lord Meren: chief investigator for Pharaoh Tutankhamun in ancient Egypt

Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Wimsey, Lord Peter: pianist, book collector, and criminologist in London, England

Shari Shattuck
  • Callaway (Cally) Wilde: wealthy socialite, and LAPD detective Evan Paley, in Los Angeles, California

Edward Sklepowich
  • Barbara, Countessa da Capo-Zendrini, and Urbino Macintyre, an American expatriate writer and amateur sleuth, in Venice, Italy

Cynthia Smith
  • Emma Rhodes: private problem-resolver for the rich, in London, England

Troy Soos
  • Rebecca Davies: child of privilege running a home for desperate women, and Marshall Webb, Rebecca’s beau, a freelance reporter for Harper’s Weekly who secretly pens dime novels

Kevin Spivak and Julie Chrystyn
  • Ken Karasik: billionaire born in Communist Bosnia, devoted to securing freedom for the Slavs in the Balkans

David Stukas
  • Michael Stark: oversexed heir-apparent to a herpes ointment fortune, Robert Wilsop, a recovered Catholic and copywriter for feminine hygiene products, and Monette O’Reilley, a towering lesbian and star player of the Leaping Lesbians soccer team and graphic artist in New York

Winona Sullivan
  • Cecile Buddenbrooks: licensed private investigator and heiress-nun, in Boston, Massachusetts

L.L. Thrasher
  • Lizbet Lange: heiress and ex-waitress, who can see murdered undercover police officer Charlie Bilbo, in California

J.F. Trainor
  • Angela Biwaban: ex-embezzler Anishabe princess, in Minnesota

Gérard de Villiers
  • Malko Linge: SAS — Son Altesse Sérénissime (His Serene Highness) — an Austrian prince and international agent for the CIA

Dennis Wheatley
  • Duke de Richleau: exiled French monarchist, along with “Modern Musketeers” Richard Eaton, a conservative Christian Englishman, Simon Aron, a liberal Jew, and American Rex Van Ryn, from 1894-1960

Patricia Wynn
  • Gideon St. Mars: viscount who becomes the highwayman Blue Satan, and his friend Mrs. Kean, in early 18th century England

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