Authors & Characters Added in 2006

Authors and Characters Added in May 2006

A character added to the Beth Amos page: Mattie Winston, a nurse and deputy coroner, in a small town in Wisconsin

Tonino Benacquista: dark comic mysteries

A new series added to the George Chesbro page: John “Chant” Sinclair, Medal of Honor winner in Vietnam and martial arts master turned artist,

Joan Druett: Wiki Coffin, half New Zealand Maori and half American linguister (translator) aboard American South Seas Exploring Expedition in 1838

A new series added to the Martin Edwards page: Daniel Kind, retired Oxford historian, and Detective Chief Inspector Hannah Scarlett of the Cold Case Squad, in the Lake District of England

A character added to the Janet Evanovich page: Alexandra “Barney” Barnaby, garage mechanic in Philadelphia

Oakley Hall: Journalist Ambrose Bierce and his sidekick Tom Redmond, in 1880s San Francisco

Misa Yamamura: first American publication of the work of this prize-winning Japanese author

Qiu Xiaolong: Chen Cao, Inspector in the Shanghai, China, Police Department


Authors and Characters Added in June 2006

  •  Edgar Awards 1999-2006
The Mystery Writers of America give these awards to honor the best in mystery fiction and nonfiction produced the previous year. (We list only the fiction awards.) The awards began in 1954 and are named in honor of Edgar Allan Poe.
  •  Macavity Award Nominees for 2006
The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and vote for their favorite mysteries.

Austin S. Camacho: two series
  •  Hannibal Jones, in Washington, DC
  •  Morgan Stark, a black mercenary soldier with Felicity O’Brian, an Irish jewel thief

A character added to the Charlotte Carter page: Cassandra Lisle, a college student in late-1960s Chicago, Illinois, in the Cook County mysteries

A character added to the Susan Conant page, written with her daughter Jessica Conant-Park: Chloe Carter, a boy-crazy 20-something gourmand, in Brighton, Massachusetts

Kerry Greenwood: early books in the Phryne Fisher series, previously only available in Australia, are now being issued in the United States

A series added to the Charlaine Harris page: Harper Connelly, a lightning survivor who can find bodies, and stepbrother Tolliver, in Sarne, Arkansas

Veronica Heley: Ellie Quicke, a 50-ish widow and amateur sleuth, in the suburbs of London, England

Naomi Hirahara: Mas Arai, Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor, gardener in Los Angeles, California, and sleuth

Jane Jakeman: three series
  •  Lord Ambrose Malfine, an English aristocrat back from fighting the Greek War of Independence
  •  Cecil Galant, an examining magistrate in Cannes, France
  •  Claude Monet

A character added to the Mary Kruger page: Ariadne “Ari” Evans, the 29-year-old owner of Ariadne's Web, a knitting shop in Freeport, Massachusetts, in the Knitting Mysteries

A character added to the Rick Mofina page: Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter, in Seattle, Washington

A character added to the Tim Myers page: Benjamin Perkins, working in his family's specialty soap store Where There’s Soap, in the Soapmaking Mysteries

Matthew Pearl: Literary historical mysteries

A character added to the Robert J. Randisi page: Dennis McQueen, a detective sergeant in New York City

James Rollins: Action thrillers set in extreme environments

A character added to the James Sallis page: John Turner, an ex-con and ex-psychotherapist, now a deputy sheriff in Cripple Creek, Tennessee

Michele Scott: two series
  •  Nikki Sands, in the Napa Valley, California, in the Wine Lover’s Mysteries
  •  Michaela Bancroft in the Equine Mysteries

Jason Starr: Non-series books set in New York City

A series added to the Olen Steinhauer page: Emil Brod, Ferenc Kolyeszar, Brano Sev, and other police and intelligence agents in Communist-era Eastern Europe

A character added to the Rebecca Tope page: Thea Osborne, a house-sitter in the Cotswolds, in England

A character added to the Elaine Viets page: Josie Marcus, undercover store spy in St. Louis, Missouri, in the Mystery Shopper series

Jennifer Weiner: bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s first mystery

Stanley Gordon West: Cal Grant and high school friends in the late 1940s, in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota

Two pseudonyms added to the Randy Wayne White page:
  •  Written as Carl Ramm: Hawker
  •  Written as Randy Striker: Dusky MacMorgan, an ex-Navy SEAL, in Florida

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

A character added to the Stuart Woods page: Ed Eagle, a lawyer in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nina Wright: Whiskey Mattimoe, a recently widowed, 30-something real estate broker, in the small resort town of Magnet Springs, Michigan


Authors and Characters Added in July 2006

Megan Abbott: 2006 Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel

A character added to the Boris Akunin page: Sister Pelagia, a nun in a province beyond the Volga, in 19th century Russia

A new series added to the Mary Kay Andrews (Kathy Hogan Trocheck) page: Eloise “Weezie” Foley, a recently divorced antique dealer, and BeBe Loudermilk, a triple-divorced restaurant owner, in Savannah, Georgia

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

Charles Benoit: 2005 Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel

Tony Broadbent: Jethro, a cat burglar recruited by MI5, in post-WWII London, England

Dave Case: Stacey MacBeth, a cop in Chicago, Illinois

Daniel Chavarria: 2002 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original

Douglas Clark: George Masters, a Scotland Yard DCI and later Chief Superintendent, and Bill Green, a Detective Inspector and later DCI, in London, England

Dorothy Salisbury Davis, 1985 Edgar Grand Master Award: Julie Hayes, an actress turned gossip columnist and fortune teller, in New York City; Mrs. Norris, a Scottish housekeeper and amateur sleuth, and Jasper Tully, a DA investigator, in New York City; Lieutenant Marks, a detective in New York City

Jimmie Ruth Evans (Dean James): Wanda Nell Culpepper, an over-worked single mother, in Tullahoma, Mississippi, in the Trailer Park mysteries

Ron Faust: Non-series mysteries

A character added to the Brian Freeman page: Jonathan Stride, a detective lieutenant in Duluth, Minnesota

A character added to the Stephen Frey page: Christian Gillette, the CEO of Everest Capital, a Manhattan-based investment firm, in New York City

Scott Frost: Alex Delillo, a police detective lieutenant, in Pasadena, California

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza: Inspector Espinosa, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A new series added to the Lisa Gardner page: Bobby Dodge, a state police sniper, and D.D. Warren, a police detective, in Boston, Massachusetts

Alison Gaylin: Samantha Leiffer, a preschool teacher in New York City

Victor Gischler: 2002 Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel

Mark Graham: Wilton McCleary, a Civil War veteran and policeman, in 1870s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Allan Guthrie: 2006 Edgar Finalist for Best Paperback Original

Derek Hansen: Ramon, Lucio, Milos, and Neil meet for lunch and take turns to tell their stories in the Lunch series

Mollie Hardwick: Doran Fairweather, an antiques seller, married to vicar Rodney Chelmarsh, in Kent, England

Mike Harrison: Eddie Dancer, an ex-cop private investigator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Chris Haslam: Martin Brock, a stoned-out small-time drug dealer who fled Britain

A new character added to the Richard Helms page: Eamon Gold, a private investigator in San Francisco, California

David Hewson: Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni, police detectives in Rome, Italy

James Hime: Jeremiah Spur, a retired white Texas Ranger, and Clyde Thomas, the first black deputy sheriff, in Brenham, Texas

Steve Hockensmith: Cowboys Otto “Big Red” Amlingmeyer and his brother Gustav “Old Red” in 1890s Montana, who got interested in being detectives after reading a Sherlock Holmes story

Dorothy B. Hughes: 1978 Edgar Grand Master Award

A character added to the Charlie Huston page: Joe Pitt, a rogue private investigator and vampire, in Manhattan, New York City

Christopher Hyde: Non-series mysteries

Dean James: Simon Kirby-Jones, a gay American writer who became a vampire in Houston, now living in Snupperton Mumsley, a small village in England

A character added to the Maureen Jennings page: Christine Morris, a forensic profiler from Canada, in the Hebrides, Scotland

Ira Levin: 2003 Edgar Grand Master Award

Anna Maclean: Louisa May Alcott, an amateur sleuth before becoming a famous author, in pre-Civil War Boston, Massachusetts

Kam Majd: Kate Gallagher, a commercial airline pilot

Julia Wallis Martin: 1999 Edgar Finalist for Best Mystery Novel

Peter May: Li Yan, a Chinese detective, and Margaret Campbell, an American pathologist, in Beijing, China

Sam McCarver: Professor John Darnell, a detective debunking supernatural theories early in the 20th century

Helen McCloy, 1990 Edgar Grand Master Award: Basil Willing, a psychiatrist and sleuth, in New York, and later Boston, Massachusetts

Chris Mooney: 2005 Edgar Finalist for Best Mystery Novel

Bob Morris: Zack Chasteen, a former Miami Dolphin linebacker, in Florida and the Caribbean

I.J. Parker: Sugawara no Akitada, a sleuth in 11th century Japan

Jill Paton Walsh: Imogen Quy, a nurse in St. Agatha's College, in Cambridge, England

Scott Phillips: Non-series books set in Kansas

Talmage Powell: Ed Rivers, a private investigator in Tampa, Florida

Emilie Richards: Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, the wife of the minister of the Consolidated Community Church, in Emerald Springs, Ohio, in the Ministry Is Murder series

D.R. Schanker: Nora Lumley, a public defender in Marion County, Indiana

Theresa Schwegel: 2006 Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel

David Skibbins: Warren Ritter, formerly in the Weather Underground, now a tarot card reader, in Berkeley, California, in the Tarot Card mysteries

Peter Moore Smith: 2001 Edgar Finalist for Best First Novel

Domenic Stansberry: Dante Mancuso, a private investigator AKA the Pelican, in the North Beach area of San Francisco, California

Aaron Marc Stein, 1979 Edgar Grand Master Award: Tim Mulligan and Elsie Mae Hunt, professional archeologists and amateur sleuths; Matt Erridge, a construction engineer; Inspector Schmidt, the colorless cop with the brilliant mind, in New York City; Jeremiah X. Gibson, an assistant district attorney in New York City

Three new series added to the Julian Symons page: Inspector Crambo; Francis Quarles; Sheridan Haynes, a Sherlock Holmes actor, in England

A new series added to the Andrew Taylor page (written as Andrew Saville): Jim Bergerac, a detective sergeant in the Bureau des Etrangers, on the island of Jersey in the English Channel novelizations of the BBC TV series

Peter Temple: Jack Irish, a lawyer and gambler, turned debt collector and people finder, in Melbourne, Australia

Brad Thor: Scot Harvath, an ex-Navy Seal, Secret Service agent, and counter-terrorism operative working all over the world

Jack Vance: Joe Bain, a sheriff in fictional San Rodrigo County, California; Kirth Gersen, a hunter of nonhuman killers in the United States, in the Demon Princes series

Hillary Waugh, 1989 Edgar Grand Master Award: Frank Sessions, a homicide detective lieutenant, Manhattan North, in New York City; Fred Fellows, chief of police in a small town, Stockford, Connecticut; Sheridan Wesley, a private investigator in New York City; Simon Kaye, a private investigator in New York City

Anne White: The Lake George mysteries, in upstate New York


Authors and Characters Added in August 2006

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

Mark Bouton: Max Austin, an ex-FBI agent, now private investigator also interested in astronomy and things cosmic, in Kansas

David Dickinson: Lord Francis Powerscourt, an ex-Indian army intelligence officer and Irish peer, working as an investigator in the late Victorian period, in England and elsewhere

Daniel Easterman: non-series mysteries

Clive Egleton: Peter Ashton, a secret agent in the British SIS; Dave Garnett, a resistance fighter in Soviet-occupied Britain

Mark Gimenez: non-series mysteries

Susan Kandel: Cece Caruso, a 40-something biographer of dead mystery writers and fan of vintage fashions, in Southern California

Tucker Malarkey: non-series mysteries

Beverle Graves Myers: Tito Amato, sold as a child to be a castrato opera singer, in 18th-century Italy, in the Baroque Mystery series

Ann Parker: Inez Stannert, a saloon owner, around 1880 in Leadville, Colorado, in the Silver Rush mysteries

Cathy Pickens: Avery Andrews, 30-something lawyer, in South Carolina

Zelda Popkin: Mary Carner, department store detective, in New York City

Christine Poulson: Cassandra James, a professor and administrator at St. Etheldreda’s College, in Cambridge, England, in the Cambridge mysteries

Shelly Reuben: Fritillary “Tilly” Quilter, an arson investigator, and Isaac “Ike” Blessing, a private detective, in New York City

Lisa See: Liu Hulan, a Chinese police inspector, and David Stark, an American attorney, combining talents to solve mysteries in modern-day China

Evelyn E. Smith: Susan Melville, a spinster art teacher and painter, who becomes a freelance assassin, in New York City

Paco Ignacio Taibo II: Hector Belascoaran Shayne, one-eyed, half-Irish, half-Basque, Coca-Cola-swilling private investigator in Mexico City


Authors and Characters Added in September 2006

Arnaldur Indridason: Erlendur Sveinsson, a detective inspector, and his colleagues Sigurdur Oli and Elinborg, in Reykjavik, Iceland

Donna Ball: Raine Stockton, a retired tracker, and her golden retriever Cisco, in the Smoky Mountains of Hanover County, North Carolina

Steve Berry: Cotton Malone, an ex-US Justice Department agent

Bruce Cook: Sam Haine, an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in the US Department of Homeland Security

George Harmon Coxe, 1964 Edgar Grand Master Award: Kent Murdock, a hard-drinking crime photographer, and frequent co-star, tough guy Jack Fenner, in Boston, Massachusetts; Jack “Flashgun” Casey, a crime photographer in Boston, Massachusetts; Sam Crombie, a plodding, methodical detective; Max Hale, a reluctant detective

William Deverell: Pomeroy and Partners, a law firm in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

New series on the Bill Fitzhugh page: Rick Shannon, FM rock disc jockey and private investigator in the Mississippi Delta

New series on the Anthea Fraser page: Rona Parish, a biographer and amateur sleuth, in England

Lee Goldberg: Dr. Mark Sloan, the Chief of Internal Medicine at Community General Hospital who consults with the LAPD, in Los Angeles, California, in the Diagnosis Murder TV novelizations; Adrian Monk, an obsessive-compulsive police detective, in San Francisco, California, in the Monk TV novelizations; Charlie Willis, an ex-cop turned studio security agent, in Los Angeles, California

Graham Greene, 1976 Edgar Grand Master Award

New series on the Bill James page: Kerry Lake, a detective in England; Sally Bithron, a detective constable in Cardiff, Wales (written as David Craig); David Brade and Glyndwr Jenkins, police detectives in Cardiff, Wales (written as David Craig)

Jerry B. Jenkins: Margo Franklin, a waitress, and Philip Spence, an artist, in Chicago, Illinois

Linda O. Johnston: Kendra Ballantyne, an attorney and freelance pet sitter; non-series books of romantic suspense

Baynard Kendrick, 1967 Edgar Grand Master Award: Captain Duncan Maclain, blinded by gas in WWI, working as a detective, assisted by his wife Rena and Spud Savage, in New York City; Miles Standish Rice, a deputy sheriff in Florida

Rita Lakin: Gladdy Gold, Florida’s Oldest Private Eye and her gang of retirees, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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

Medieval Murderers: mysteries written by the Medieval Murders Group—Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden, Ian Morson, and Simon Beaufort

William D. Montalbano: Non-series mysteries, some written with Carl Hiaasen

Fiona Mountain: Natasha Blake, a genealogist in the Cotswolds, in England

Jonathan Nasaw: E.L. Pender, a retirement-aged FBI Special Agent, in Oregon, California, and the Virgin Islands

Chris Nyst: 2006 Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel

Martha Powers: non-series suspense thrillers

Leigh Redhead: 2006 Ned Kelly Finalist for Best Novel

Graham Reilly: 2006 Ned Kelly Finalist for Best Novel

C.J. Sansom: Matthew Shardlake, a lawyer in mid-16th century England

Catherine Shaw: Vanessa Duncan, a schoolteacher in late 19th-century Cambridge, England Cambridge mysteries

New series on the J.B. Stanley page: James “Professor Puff” Henry, a divorced librarian, in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in the Supper Club mysteries

Vincent Starrett, 1958 Edgar Grand Master Award: Walter Ghost, an amateur detective

Nichelle D. Tramble: Maceo Redfield, a disillusioned baseball star and college dropout, in Oakland, California


Authors and Characters Added in October 2006

Thomas B. Dewey: Singer Batts, a Shakespearean scholar running a hotel in a small town in Ohio; Mac, an ex-cop private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois, and later in Los Angeles, California; Pete Schofield, a private investigator, and his wife Jeannie, in Los Angeles, California

New series on the Eileen Dewhurst page: Tim LePage, a detective inspector, and Anna Weston, a veterinarian, on the island of Guernsey, UK

New series on the Paul Doherty page: The Egyptian Mysteries; Mathilde of Westminster, a physician and former lady-in-waiting, in the court of Edward II, in 14th century, London, England

New series on the Susan Dunlap page: Darcy Lott, a movie stuntwoman and Zen practitioner, in northern California

Kathryn Fox: Dr. Anya Crichton, a forensic pathologist in Sydney, Australia

Ashley Gardner: Captain Gabriel Lacey, a former cavalry officer in Regency-era London, England

New series on the Ed Gorman page: Noah Ford, a military investigator for the Army in the post-Civil War US, in the Cavalry Man series; Dev Mallory, a Secret Service Agent in the post-Civil War US; books written as Daniel Ransom

New series on the Ron Goulart page: Cleopatra Jones, a special agent fighting drug trafficking; Ben Spanner and H.J. Mavity, ex-spouses in Connecticut

Winston Graham: non-series mysteries

Jane Stanton Hitchcock: Jo Slater, a sociopathic socialite in New York City

New series on the Jerry Kennealy page: Carroll Quint, an entertainment critic for a newspaper in San Francisco, California

L. Lee Kimler: non-series

New series on the Alanna Knight page: Tam Eildor, mystery-solving historical time-traveller

Ed Lynskey: Frank Johnson, a private investigator in Viginia and then West Virginia

Karen MacInerney: Natalie Barnes, an inn proprietor on Cranberry Island, Maine, in the Gray Whale Inn mysteries

Claire Matturro: Lillian (Lilly) Belle Rose Cleary, an eco-conscious junior partner in a prestigious law firm in Sarasota, Florida

New series on the Denise Mina page: Patricia “Paddy” Meehan, a crime reporter for the Scottish Daily News, in Glasgow, Scotland

Herbert Resnicow: Alexander Gold, a construction engineer and puzzle maven, in New York City; Giles Sullivan, a retired attorney, and Isabel Macintosh, a faculty dean, in Vermont, in the Crossword Puzzle mysteries; Ed and Warren Baer, a father and son detective team, in Long Island, New York

Nicholas Rhea (Peter Walker pseudonym): Constable Nick, a policeman in Aidensfield, North Yorkshire, England; Mark Pemberton, a Detective Superintendent in North Yorkshire, England; Montague Pluke, a Detective Inspector in North Yorkshire, England

T. Dawn Richard: May List, a senior sleuth on her own after 35 years of marriage

Linda L. Richards: Madeline Carter, a former stockbroker in New York, turned day trader in Los Angeles, California

New series on the Michael Ridpath page: Alex Calder, former RAF fighter pilot, now a City bond trader based in London, England

New series on the W.L. Ripley page: Cole Springer, a former Secret Service agent and saloonkeeper, in Aspen, Colorado

John Wainwright: Superintendent Charles Ripley, head of the uniform branch in Yorkshire, England; Superintendent Gillant, chief constable in Yorkshire, England; Chief Inspector Lennox, detective chief inspector in Yorkshire, England; Inspector Lyle, a detective inspector in Yorkshire, England

Peter Walker: Carnaby, a police detective with the CID in North Yorkshire, England; Jock Patterson, a constable in England

H.O. Ward: Dr. Galimatias, a semi-retired physician based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Aramus P. Limpkin, professor of history at a college in Georgia

Charles Williams: John Ingram in South Pacific thrillers

Derek Wilson: Tim Lacy, a security expert investigating crime and fraud in the international art world; Nathanial Gye, a paranormal investigator based in Cambridge, England; George Keene, a spy in William Pitt’s intelligence service during England’s war with France in the 1790s

New series on the Ted Wood page (written as Jack Barnao): John Locke, an ex-SAS counterterrorist operative, now a globetrotting bodyguard, based in Canada


Authors and Characters Added in November 2006

New series on the Cecil Dawkins page: Ginevra Prettifield, an art museum assistant director, in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Shelly Fredman: Brandy Alexander, a reporter returning home after four years in L.A, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimitri Gat: Yuri Nevsky, an information specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

New series on the Robert Goldsborough page: Steve “Snap” Malek, a police reporter for the Tribune, in 1930-40s Chicago, Illinois

Dulcie Gray: Inspector Superintendent Cardiff, in England

Leonard Gribble: Anthony Slade, Superintendent at Scotland Yard, in London, England

Ed Lacy: Dave Wintino, a brash new cop in New York City; Toussaint Moore, a black postal worker turned private detective; Lee Hayes, a black police detective, in New York City

New series on the Lynda La Plante page: The Trial and Retribution series; Anna Travis, a rookie detective, in London, England; Helen Hewitt, the female governor of an all-male high security prison

Hilda Lawrence: Mark East, a private investigator from New York City, and spinsters Beulah Pond and Bessy Petty, in New England

New series on the Terry Lewis page: Ted Stevens, a hard-luck attorney, and his law partner Paul Morganstein, in Tallahassee, Florida

Irene Lin-Chandler: Holly-Jean Ho, a bisexual Anglo-Chinese computer fraud consultant and private investigator, in London, England

New series on the Richard & Frances Lockridge page: Nathan Shapiro, a Jewish cop usually working in homicide under Bill Weigand, in New York City; Bernie Simmons, an assistant district attorney in New York City

New series on the Arthur Lyons page (written with Thomas Noguchi): Dr. Eric Parker, chief coroner for Los Angeles County, in California

New series on the Gladys Mitchell page (written as Malcolm Torrie): Timothy Herring, running a society for Preservation of Buildings of Historic Interest, in London, England

New series on the Kay Mitchell page (written as Sarah Lacey): Leah Hunter, a 25-year-old tax inspector, in England

New series on the Amy Myers page: Peter Marsh, a wheelchair-bound ex-policeman, and his daughter Georgia, who investigate unsolved murders in Kent, England

Simon Quinn: Francis Xavier Killy (“The Inquisitor”) a lay brother investigator for the Vatican

New series on the Alan Rustage page: Inspector Blackstone, in Victorian England and the Empire

New series on the Mary Saums page: Jane Thistle, a British lady, and Phoebe Twigg, a Southern lady, both widows in their 60s, in Tullulah, Alabama

New series on the Louise Shaffer page: three elderly friends named Margaret (and then two), in Charles Valley, Georgia

Leonardo Sciascia: non-series mysteries

New series on the Simon Shaw page: Grace Cornish, a private investigator in London, England

Peter Spiegelman: John March, the black sheep of a staid merchant-banking family, now an ex-deputy sheriff working as a private investigator, in Manhattan, New York City

Eric Stone: Ray Sharp, an American expatriate journalist and detective, in east Asia

New series on the Ian Stuart page: David Grierson, a bank inspector, in London England; Graham Lorimer, an investigator for the Home Office concerning infringements on British interests overseas; Alan Craig, an ex-Scotland Yard detective, now a private enquiry agent, in England (written as Malcolm Gray)


Authors and Characters Added in December 2006

New series on the Paul Adam page: Mike McLean, a freelance journalist in England

Martha Albrand: non-series mysteries

William Ard: Timothy Dane, a private investigator in New York City; Danny Fontaine; Lou Largo, a private investigator in New York City

A.C. Baantjer: Jurrian De Cock (DeKok in US publications), a detective inspector in the police department, in Amsterdam, Netherlands

New series on the David Baldacci page: Michelle Maxwell and Sean King, Secret Service agents, in Washington, DC, and Virginia; The Camel Club, four men who investigate political conspiracies, in Washington, DC

Robert Banfelder: Justin Barnes, a black American maverick with his own brand of justice

New series on the Colin Bateman page: Jimmie Murphy, an undercover police officer in London, England

New series on the Claudia Bishop page: Austin McKenzie, a veterinarian, and his wife Madeline, in Trumansburg in upstate New York

Mike Bradford: Davis and Kitty Winthorpe, in Louisville, Kentucky

New series on the Christianna Brand page: Inspector Charlesworth, in England; Inspector Chucky, in England

Suzanne Brockmann: Navy SEALs and civilian counterterrorists in the Troubleshooter series

Carter Brown: Mavis Seidlitz, a blonde private investigator with Gracie Allen tendencies; Al Wheeler, a sheriff's homicide investigator, in fictional Pine County, near Los Angeles, California; Danny Boyd, a private investigator; Larry Baker, a screenwriter, and his perpetually drunk partner Boris Slivka, in Hollywood, California; Rick Holman, a private investigator, in Hollywood, California; Randy Roberts, a lawyer in San Francisco, California; and more!

New series on the Maggie Bruce page: Lili Marino, moving from Brooklyn to Walden Corners, New York, in the Gourd Craft mysteries

New series on the John Buchan page: Sir Edward Leithen, a lawyer in Scotland and Canada; Dickson Mc’Cunn, a grocer, and the Gorbals Die-Hards, in Scotland

New series on the Gwendoline Butler page: William Winter, a police inspector, later superintendent, in south London, England; Major Mearns and Sergeant Denny, special agents for William Pitt to watch George III, in England

New series on the Henry Cecil page: Mr. Tewkesbury, in England; Ambrose Low, an ex-criminal, and Colonel Brain, an ex-army officer, in England; Roger Thursby, in England

New series on the Peter Cheyney page: Everard Peter Quayle, part of a top-secret British counter-intelligence unit working against Nazi agents; Alonzo MacTavish, a debonair rogue in Englan

Joseph Conrad

Gina Cresse: mysteries featuring Devonie Lace

New series on the Gerald Hammond page: Grace Gillespie, a nurse-physiotherapist, in the UK; Honey Laird, a detective sergeant, then inspector, in Edinburgh, Scotland

New series on the Tim Heald page: Doctor Tudor Cornwall, Reader in Criminal Studies at the University of Wessex, in England

New series on the Bonnie Hearn Hill page: newspaper reporters, including Geri LaRue, a hearing-impaired 20-something, in San Francisco, and elsewhere in California

Isabelle Holland: Rev. Claire Aldington, a psychologist and Episcopal priest at St. Anselm’s, in Manhattan, New York

New series on the Mary Ellen Hughes page: Jo McAllister, the proprietor of Jo’s Craft Corner, in the small town of Abbotsville, Maryland

Åsa Larsson: Rebecka Martinsson, a lawyer in Stockholm, called back to her hometown Kiruna, north of the Arctic Circle, in Sweden

Guillermo Martinez: math and murder mystery translated from Spanish

New series on the Priscilla Masters page: Martha Gunn, the coroner in Shrewsbury, England

New series on the A.E. Maxwell page (writing as Elizabeth Lowell): Members of the Donovan family, involved in a global gem-trading empire, based in Seattle, Washington; The Rarities Unlimited series

Philip McCutchan: Esmonde Shaw, a Commander in the English Naval Intelligence Division, later with a semi-official intelligence agency called 6D2; Simon Shard, a Detective Chief Inspector at Scotland Yard, in London, England; James Packard, a British spy (written as Robert Conington Galway)

Jo-Ann Power: Carly Wagner, a Texas congresswoman, and Mr. Jones, a bodyguard and private investigator, in Washington, DC

Will Thomas: Cyrus Barker, a private detective, and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, an ex-student and ex-thief, in Victorian London, England

Lawrence Treat: Carl Wayward, a professor of psychology, based in New York; Commander Bill Decker, Mitch Taylor, a veteran police officer, and his sidekick Jub Freeman, police detectives in New York City

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