Authors & Characters added in 2014

Authors and Characters Added in January 2014

E.R. Brown: Randle Kennedy and Tate MacLane, growing medical marijuana in rural British Columbia, Canada, in the Crime in Cascadia mysteries

New Stephen Frey series: Troy Jensen, an operative for Red Cell Seven, a highly classified intelligence agency tasked with protecting America from the most catastrophic of terrorist attacks

Michael Hiebert: Abe Teal, the 11-year-old narrator, and his mother Leah, a widowed police officer, in late 1980s fictional Alvin, Alabama

Jens Lapidus: Stockholm Noir trilogy featuring the criminal underground in Stockholm, Sweden

Lisa Moore: non-series literary/psychological thrillers

Jan Merete Weiss: Natalia Monte, a captain in the Carabinieri, in Naples, Italy


Authors and Characters Added in February 2014

Marc Cameron: Jericho Quinn, a special agent working for a secret agency combatting international terrorism

Gwen Florio: Lola Wicks, a foreign correspondent living in Magpie, Montana, after being downsized from her job in Kabul

New Amanda Flower series: Andora “Andi” Boggs, a 12-year-old science geek living with her older sister Bethany and their eccentric twenty-something aunt in a series for young adults

New Naomi Hirahara series: Ellie Rush, a Japanese-American rookie LAPD bicycle cop in Los Angeles, California

Kendel Lynn: Elliott Lisbon, the director of the Ballantyne Foundation, and a mostly amateur sleuth, studying for her private investigator license, on Sea Pine Island, South Carolina

Lynne Raimondo: Mark Angelotti, a psychologist who became blind due to a genetic disorder, in Chicago, Illinois

New Johnny Shaw series: Jimmy Veeder, a semi-reformed brawler in the desert of Southern California, near the Calexico/Mexicali border

LynDee Walker: Nichelle Clarke, an intrepid crime reporter, in a small town on the coast of Virginia, in the Headlines in Heels mysteries

New Sally Wright series: Jo Grant, an architect who returns home in 1962 to Lexington, Kentucky, to run the family broodmare farm


Authors and Characters Added in March 2014

Brynn Bonner: Sophreena McClure, a genealogist and her business partner Esme Sabatier, a psychic, in fictional Morningside, North Carolina, in the Family History mysteries

Amanda Carmack: Kate Haywood, a musician for royalty and a friend of young Princess Elizabeth, in mid-16th century England

Vaughn Entwistle: The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Susan Hasler: Maddie James, part of a team of terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency in a post-9/11 world

Marco Malvaldi: Massimo, the owner of Bar Lume, and an ensemble cast of barflies, in a small coastal resort town near Pisa, Italy, in the Bar Lume series

Lawrence Osborne: non-series suspense

Suzanne Rindell: non-series

Sofie Ryan: Sarah Grayson, owner of Second Chance, a shop in the oceanfront town of North Harbor, Maine, and her adopted cat Elvis, in the Second Chance Cat mysteries (Sofie Kelly pseudonym)

Christine Wenger: Trixie Matkowski, taking over her aunt’s Silver Bullet Diner, in a small town in upstate New York, in the Comfort Food mysteries

Elizabeth Wilson: Justine Hillyard and Myra Zone, investigating murders in England


Authors and Characters Added in April 2014

Corban Addison: non-series thrillers addressing international human rights issues

John Altman: non-series thrillers

New Lin Anderson series: Patrick de Courvoisier, a private detective and his dog Oscar, living on a converted gunboat, in Cannes, France

John Brooke: Aliette Nouvelle, a single, 35-year old police inspector aiming for Commissaire, in an unnamed medium-sized city in Alsace, later the Midi, in France

John Bude: William Meredith, a police inspector, in England; Inspector Green, in England; Inspector Sherwood, in England

New Chelsea Cain series: Kick Lannigan, kidnapped at age six and trained as a marksman, lock picker, escape artist, and bomb maker by her abductor, now working to track down kidnapped children

New Dorothy Cannell series: Florence Norris, housekeeper at Mullings, the Stodmarsh family estate, in 1930s England

Steph Cha: Juniper Song, a Korean American Philip Marlowe fan and amateur (later apprentice) sleuth, in Los Angeles, California

New Douglas Corleone series: Simon Fisk, a former US Marshal working as a private contractor to find kidnapped children

New Charles Cumming series: Thomas Kell, a disgraced MI-6 officer, given a chance to redeem himself

New Hannah Dennison series: Kat Stanford, a TV celebrity, and her widowed mother Iris, living in a delapidated carriage house on the Honeychurch Hall country estate in Devon, England

New Anne Frasier series: Elise Sandburg, a homicide detective in Savannah, Georgia

Samantha Hayes: Lorraine Fisher, a detective inspector in England

New Keigo Higashino series: Kyochiro Kaga, a police detective in the Metropolitan Police Department's First Investigative Division, in Tokyo, Japan

New Steve Hockensmith & Lisa Falco series: Alanis McLachlan, inheriting The White Magic Five & Dime, a new-age shop, from her estranged mother, in Berdache, Arizona, in the Tarot mysteries

New Mary Ellen Hughes series: Piper Lamb, owner of Piper's Picklings, a pickle store in the small town of Cloverdale, New York, in the Pickled and Preserved series

Siri Hustvedt: non-series literary suspense

Karen Keskinen: Jaymie Zarlin, a private investigator in Santa Barbara, California

Ted Lewis: Jack Carter, a mob hit-man in London, England

Charlie Lovett: non-series literary mysteries

New Stuart MacBride series: Ash Henderson, a detective constable in fictional Oldcastle, Scotland

New Becky Masterman series: Brigid Quinn, a former FBI agent who hunted sexual predators, retired in Tucson, Arizona

Richard Matheson: non-series noir

New Val McDermid series: Detective Inspector Karen Pirie, head of the Cold Case squad in Fife, Scotland

New Scott Phillips series: Bill Ogden, a frontier photographer and libertine, beginning in 1872

Cate Price: Daisy Buchanan, owner of Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop silling sewing supplies, antiques, and jewelry, in the quaint village of Millbury, Pennsylvania, in the Deadly Notions mysteries

New Thatcher Robinson series: Bai Jiang, a prominent female 30-something Chinatown people-finder, in San Francisco, California, in the White Ginger mysteries

New Marcus Sakey series: Nick Cooper, a federal agent “brilliant” with the ability to read body language so easily that he knows what people are thinking, what they will do next, and when they are lying, in The Brilliance Saga

New L.J. Sellers series: Jamie Dallas, an FBI agent specializing in undercover assignments, based in Phoenix, Arizona

Barbara Taylor Sissel: non-series mysteries

New Susan Slater series: Dan Mahoney, an insurance investigator in New Mexico

Allan Topol: Craig Page, a former CIA agent fighting terrorism in Europe and elsewhere

Mark Troy: Val Lyon, an ex-cop, ex-con, former pro basketball player turned private investigator, in Honolulu, Hawaii; Ava Rome, a former Army investigator, now a private investigator in Honolulu, Hawaii

New Lea Wait series: Angie Curtis, returning home to Haven Harbor, Maine, in the Mainely Needlepoint mysteries

New Timothy Williams series: Anne Marie Laveaud, a French-Algerian judge in 1980s-1990s, in the French Caribbean département of Guadeloupe

Colin Wilson: Gerard Sorme, a modern Jack the Ripper, in London, England; Gregory Saltfleet, a police inspector in London, England; true crime

S.G. Wong: Lola Starke, a private investigator, and her ghostly helper, Aubrey, in a mid-1930s alternative history where ghosts are tethered to the living and the Chinese dominate Hollywood


Authors and Characters Added in May 2014

M.J. Arlidge: Helen Grace, a detective inspector in the south of England

Adam Brookes: non-series spy thrillers

Andrew Brown: Eberard Februarie, a police detective in the Cape Winelands of South Africa

New Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke series: Laurie Moran, creator of a cold case reality drama, Under Suspicion

Richard A. Clarke: non-series political-military thrillers

Michael Craven: non-series mysteries

Mason Cross: Carter Blake, a pseudonymous professional who finds people who don’t want to be found

Chris Culver: Ash Rashid, a reluctant homicide detective and practicing Muslim, in Indianapolis, Indiana

Jen J. Danna: Leigh Abbott, a state police homicide detective, and Matt Lowell, a forensic anthropologist, in in Massachusetts [written with Ann Vanderlaan]

Christine DeSmet: Ava Oosterling, owner of an old-fashioned fudge shop in Door County, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the Fudge Shop mysteries

Joël Dicker: non-series thrillers

Sean Ferrell: non-series sci-fi mysteries

Paul Finch: Mark “Heck” Heckenberg, a detective sergeant from Manchester, transplanted to the Serial Crimes Unit at Scotland Yard, in London, England

John Florio: Jersey Leo, an albino of mixed race working as a bartender at a mob-run speakeasy, in Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen, New York City

David Freed: Cordell Logan, a retired military assassin, civilian flight instructor, and would-be Buddhist, based in fictional Rancho Bonita, California

Rachel Howzell Hall: Elouise “Lou” Norton, a black woman homicide detective known as “Lockjaw”, in Los Angeles, California

New Sophie Hannah series: Hercule Poirot, a Belgian private detective in London, England, created by Agatha Christie, in a followup series authorized by Christie’s family

James R. Hannibal: Nick Baron, leading his covert Triple Seven Chase Team in a military techno-thriller series

Kim Harrison: Rachel Morgan, a bounty hunter and witch, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Hollows urban fantasy, mystery, horror series

Peter Heller: non-series

Mark Henshaw: Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke, working in the Red Cell, the CIA’s out-of-the-box think tank, in Langley, Virginia

New David Hewson series: Pieter Vos, a former police detective whose daughter disappeared, in Amsterdam, Holland

Jo A. Hiestand: Brenna Taylor, a detective inspector, and Chief Inspector Geoffrey Graham, in Derbyshire, England; Michael McLaren, an ex-cop brought back in to solve cold cases, in Derbyshire, England

Antonio Hill: Héctor Salgado, a transplanted Argentine police inspector, in Barcelona, Spain

Antonia Hodgson: Tom Hawkins, a country parson’ son in a debtors’ prison, in 1720s London, England

Chris F. Holm: Sam Thornton, collector of souls of the damned, in an urban fantasy crime pulp series

Jonathan Holt: Kat Tapo, a captain in the Carabiniere, unraveling a conspiracy between the CIA and the Catholic Church, in Venice, Italy, in the Carnivia trilogy

Arlene Hunt: Sarah Kenny and John Quigley, private investigators at QuicK Investigations, in Dublin, Ireland

New John McFetridge series: Eddie Dougherty, a young beat cop in 1970s Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Yannick Murphy: non-series literary suspense

New Chris Nickson series: John, an itinerant carpenter orphaned by the Black Death, in 1360s Chesterfield, England

Howard Norman: non-series literary-criminious novels

Andrew Peterson: Nathan McBride, a Marine Corps scout sniper and CIA operations officer

Robert Pobi: non-series thrillers

Kate Racculia: non-series mysteries

Todd Robinson: non-series mysteries

Rose Senehi: non-series suspense and mystery set in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains

Anna Smith: Rosie Gilmour, a tabloid journalist, in 1990s Glasgow, Scotland

Abbie Taylor: non-series thrillers

Lesley Thomson: Stella Darnell, accidental detective and CEO of a cleaning company, Clean Slate, in London, England, in the Detective’s Daughter series

Christine Trent: Violet Harper, an undertaker in 1860s Victorian London, England, in the Lady of Ashes series

Jan Elizabeth Watson: non-series suspense

Edward Wilson: non-series Cold War spy fiction

Juli Zeh: non-series suspense and thrillers


Authors and Characters Added in June 2014

New Jo Bannister series: Gabriel Ash, a grief-stricken recovering mental patient, and Hazel Best, a young police constable, in Norbold, England

DD Barant: Jace Valchek, an FBI profiler who hunts killers in a world where only one percent of the population is human, in the Bloodhound Files urban fantasy series (Don DeBrandt pseudonym)

William D. Blankenship: Kay Williams, an international antiques dealer based in Connecticut

Leigh Brackett: non-series crime fiction

Jackie Chance: Belinda Cooley, known as “Bee Cool,” a high-stakes poker player, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and elsewhere (Linda Zimmerhanzel pseudonym)

Donn Cortez: Crime Scene Investigation novels; Jack Salter, a killer who hunts down serial killers (Don DeBrandt pseudonym)

Christopher R. Cox: Shamus nominee for best first novel

New Judith Cutler series: Jodie Welsh, a city career woman now married to a country vicar in Lesser Hogben, England

Marc Dugain: non-series crime fiction

Dawn Eastman: Clyde Fortune, on leave from the Ann Arbor police department, in fictional Crystal Haven, a small psychic-obsessed town in western Michigan, in the Family Fortune mysteries

Rory Flynn: Eddy Harkness, disgraced former head of Boston’s police drug squad, now emptying parking meters in Nagog, Massachusetts; non-series thrillers, capers, and apocalyptic novels, written as Stona Fitch

S.J. Gazan: biological science thrillers

Rashad Harrison: non-series historical mysteries

Rebecca James: non-series crime fiction

April Kelly & Marsha Lyons: Maureen O’Brien and Blake Ervansky, police sergeants and later private investigators, in Los Angeles, California

New Mary Kennedy series: Taylor Blake, a business consultant in dream interpretation, returning to Savannah, Georgia, in the Dream Club mysteries

Dana King: Ben Doc Dougherty and Willie Grabek, police detectives in the rural town of Penns River, Pennsylvania; Nick Forte, a private investigator around Chicago, Illinois

New Janice Law series: Francis Bacon, a gay artist, beginning as an air raid warden in World War II London, England

Elizabeth Lee: Lindy Blanchard, working on the family pecan farm and at the Nut House selling pecan treats in Riverville, Texas, in the Nut House mysteries (Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli pseudonym)

Dixie Lyle: Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster, assistant to a wealthy eccentric, her reincarnated cat Tango, and Whiskey, a shape-shifting dog in the Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot paranormal mystery series (Don DeBrandt pseudonym)

Edith Maxwell: Cameron (Cam) Flaherty, an organic farmer taking over her great-uncle’s farm, in rural Massachusetts, in the Local Foods mysteries

M. Ruth Myers: Maggie Sullivan, a private investigator in 1930s Dayton, Ohio

Daniel Pyne: non-series thrillers

Robert Raker: non-series

Mark Sanderson: Johnny Steadman, an investigative journalist, and Matt Turner, a detective constable at Snow Hill police station, in mid-1930s, London, England

Saskia Sarginson: non-series suspense and thrillers

Tina Seskis: non-series crime fiction

Patricia Stoltey: Sylvia Thorn, a circuit court judge in Palm Beach County, Florida

Wendy Tyson: Allison Campbell, an image consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Delilah Percy Powers, owner of an all-female detective agency, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (written as W.A. Tyson)


Authors and Characters Added in July 2014

New Ellery Adams series: Jane Steward, managing Storyton Hall, a retreat in rural western Virginia, in the Book Retreat mysteries (J.B. Stanley pseudonym)

Toby Ball: dystopian thrillers set in The City

R.G. Belsky: Gil Malloy, a discredited New York City reporter (Dick Belsky)

New Stephanie Bond series: Linda Guy Smith and Octavia Guy Habersham, estranged sisters taking over a faltering private detective agency in a strip mall, in Lexington, Kentucky, in the Two Guys Detective Agency series

New Duffy Brown series: Evie Bloomfield, a Chicago girl who takes over a bike shop on tiny Mackinac Island, Michigan, in the Cycle Path mysteries

Judith Campbell: Rev. Olympia Brown, a college chaplain and amateur sleuth, and her colleague, Father Jim Sawicki, in southeast Massachusetts

New Kate Carlisle series: Shannon Hammer, a contractor in fictional Lighthouse Cove in northern California in the Fixer-Upper mysteries

Anne Cleeland: Kathleen Doyle, a new detective, and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair (Lord Acton), at Scotland Yard, in London, England

Jessie Crockett: Dani Greene, running her family’s maple syrup business in Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, in the Sugar Grove mysteries

A.D. Garrett: Professor Nick Fennimore, a troubled forensic expert hiding away in Scotland, and Kate Simms, a detective inspector, in Manchester, England (joint pseudonym of Margaret Murphy & Dave Barclay)

New Robert Goddard series: James “Max” Maxted, a former British Great War flying ace, involved in the post-war turmoil in 1919

Jennifer Hillier: Sheila Tao, a psychology professor at Puget Sound State University, near Seattle, Washington, in the Serial Killer Files

Holly Goddard Jones: non-series

New Merry Jones series: Elle Harrison, an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Claire Kendal: non-series suspense

New Ward Larsen series: David Slaton, an Israeli-trained assassin known as a kidon

New Marco Malvaldi series: Pellegrino Artusi, Italy’s first celebrity chef, in Tuscany

Alyssa Maxwell: Emma Cross, a young second cousin to Cornelius Vanderbilt, working as a society page reporter, in 1890s Newport, Rhode Island, in the Gilded Newport mysteries

Luke McCallin: Gregor Reinhardt, a German military intelligence captain in Yugoslavia during World War II

Jon McGoran: Doyle Carrick, a Philadelphia narcotics detective, and Nola Watkins, an organic farmer, in a series of eco-thrillers

Charley Memminger: Stryker McBride, a former crime reporter living on an expensive houseboat, The Travis McGee, in Hawaii

Bernard Minier: Martin Servaz, a police commandant from Toulouse, in the French Pyrenees

New Chris Nickson series: Tom Harper, a detective inspector in 1890s Leeds, England; Dan Markham, an enquiry agent in mid-1950s Leeds, England; Laura Benton, a music journalist beginning in late 1980s Seattle, Washington

E. Phillips Oppenheim: General Besserley, retired secret service officer from Washington, now in Monaco; ouis, a crippled veteran and maitre d’ of the Milan Hotel, and his friend Lyson, a retired army officer and journalist, in London, England

Gigi Pandian: Jaya Jones, a 30-something college history professor from San Francisco, California, searching for treasure around the world, in the Treasure Hunt mysteries; Zoe Faust, a centuries-old alchemist and herbalist, and her gargoyle sidekick, in Portland, Oregon

Kate Parker: Georgia Fenchurch, an antiquarian bookseller and member of the Archivist Society, a secret association of private investigators, in Victorian London, England, in the Victorian Bookshop mysteries

Penny Pike: Darcy Burnette, a downsized San Francisco restaurant reviewer working at her aunt Abby's Big Yellow School Bus food truck in the Food Festival mysteries (Penny Warner pseudonym)

Carole Price: Caitlyn (Cait) Tilson Pepper, an Ohio cop who inherits a vineyard with two Shakespearean theaters, near Livermore, California, in the Shakespeare in the Vineyard mysteries

Lori Rader-Day: non-series

Ann Rule: Ann Rule’s Crime Files; true crime

Ashwin Sanghi: non-series mythic-historical-conspiracy thrillers

N.P. Simpson: Fran Setliff, a young NCIS special agent, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Sharon L. Smith: Pete Culnane, a veteran police detective, in St. Paul, Minnesota

Sheri Cobb South: John Pickett, a Bow Street Runner, in Regency London, England

Linda Stasi: non-series

Triss Stein: Kay Engels, a nationally-known reporter based in Brooklyn, New York; Erica Donato, a young widow with a teenage daughter, working as an urban historian at a museum, in Brooklyn, New York

Adam Sternbergh: Spademan, a garbageman turned hitman, in a dystopian, post-bomb New York City

Roderick Thorp: Joe Leland, a burned-out ex-cop turned private investigator and security consultant, in fictional Port Smith in the northeast, and then in Los Angeles, California

Diane Vallere: Samantha Kidd, a former fashion buyer in New York turned amateur sleuth, returning to her home town, fictional Ribbon, Pennsylvania, in the Style & Error mysteries; Madison Night, an interior decorator who models her life on Doris Day, in Dallas, Texas, in the Mad for Mod mysteries; Polyester “Poly” Monroe, a dress designer inheriting her family’s textile store, in fictional San Ladrón, California, in the Material Witness mysteries


Authors and Characters Added in August 2014

New Maggie Barbieri series: Maeve Conlan, a suburban single mother with two teen-age girls, barely managing to support her family with the proceeds from her small bakery

Thomas Berger: Russel Wren, a private investigator in 1970s New York City, later a spy in the small fictional European country of Saint Sebastian

Edward Bunker: non-series mysteries

Laurie Cass: Minnie Hamilton, a librarian, and her rescue cat Eddie, in the Bookmobile Cat mysteries (Laura Alden pseudonym)

Maia Chance: Ophelia Flax, a variety hall actress working as a lady’s maid for a traveling American millionaire, in the 1860s

A.J. Colucci: non-series biology/science thrillers

Clarence Cooper, Jr.: non-series crime fiction, mostly set in the black community

New E.J. Copperman series: Samuel Hoenig, who answers questions for a living, in New Jersey, in the Asperger’s mysteries (Jeffrey Cohen pseudonym)

Delacorta: Serge Gorodish, a 30-something career criminal, and his early teenage sidekick Alba, in Paris, France, and Los Angeles, California

DeAnna Julie Dodson: Annie Dawson, and the members of the Hook and Needle Club, in Stony Point, Maine, in the Annie’s Attic mysteries [part of joint series with other authors]; Drew Farthering, a stylish young gentleman, and his friend Nick Dennison, the butler’s son, in 1930s England (written as Julianna Deering)

Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Hans Barlach, a detective Kommissar in Berne, Switzerland

Bret Easton Ellis: non-series dystopian thrillers with some recurring characters

Judith Flanders: Samantha Clair, an editor at Timms & Ross in London, England

New Brian Freeman series: Cab Bolton, a private investigator in central Florida

Rosie Genova: Victoria Rienzi, a hit mystery writer working at her family’s Italian restaurant, in a small town on the New Jersey shore, in the Italian Kitchen mysteries

John J. Gobbell: Todd Ingram, a US Navy lieutenant in the South Pacific during World War II, in a military thriller series

William Goldman: Tom “Babe” Levy, a runner, versus Scylla the assassin, in New York City

Kate Griffin: Kitty Peck, a 17-year-old music hall seamstress, in 1880s Victorian London, England

New David Handler series: Benji Golden, a street-wise private investigator working in the family detective agency above a diner, Golden Legal Services, in New York City

Natalie Haynes: non-series

Victor Headley: D., a drug courier from Jamaica, later a drug don in London, England

E. Michael Helms: Mac McClellan, a career US Marine retired to St. George, in the Florida panhandle

New Anthony Horowitz series: Sherlock Holmes mysteries sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate

Melanie Jackson: Chloe Boston, a 98-pound, five-foot one-inch tall meter maid who wants to be a police detective, in Hope Falls, in the Cascade Mountains of Washington; Butterscotch Jones, living in an isolated far north town full of red-haired people, McIntyre’s Gulch, Manitoba, Canada; Tess MacKay, inheriting a strange old house, on Little Goose Island, Maine, in the Wendover House mysteries; Juliet Henry, a former NSA employee, retiring to an artists’ colony in the mountains of northern California, in the Miss Henry mysteries

New Miranda James series: Miss An’gel and Miss Dickce Ducote, two snoopy sisters in Athena, Mississippi, in the Southern Ladies mysteries (Dean James pseudonym)

Emma Jameson: Anthony Hetheridge, a baron and chief superintendent at Scotland Yard, acting as liaison to the wealthy, and Kate Wakefield, a detective sergeant, in London, England, in the Lord and Lady Hetheridge mysteries

New Alex Kava series: Ryder Creed, a former marine who trains K9 search-and-rescue dogs in Florida

Douglas Lindsay: Barney Thomson, a barber, and Scotland’s most notorious and misunderstood serial killer; Robert Jericho, a detective chief inspector working as a panelist on a hit reality TV show, Britain’s Got Justice, in London, England; Thomas Hutton, a detective sergeant battling divorce and alcohol, etc., in Glasgow, Scotland

Phil Lovesey: Matlock the Hare of Winchett Dale [YA series written with Jacqui Lovesey]; non-series mysteries

Ellie Marney: Rachel Watts, a teenager newly moved from the country, and her 17-year-old genius neighbor James Mycroft, in Melbourne, Austalia, in the Every trilogy [YA]

Kanae Minato: non-series

Bill Morris: non-series cultural history, with some crime elements, focusing on Detroit, Michigan

Bradford Morrow: non-series psychological/gothic mysteries/thrillers

P.M. Newton: Nhu “Ned” Kelly, a young, half-Vietnamese female detective in 1990s Sydney, Australia

Ingrid Noll: non-series thrillers

Tawni O’Dell: Non-series thrillers and community sagas, mostly set in the mining country of Pennsylvania

Stephen Orr: non-series crime fiction

James Oswald: Anthony McLean, a detective inspector in Edinburgh, Scotland

Daniel Pennac: Benjamin Malaussene, a professional scapegoat, sometimes working for a publisher, in the Belleville quarter of Paris, France, also known as the Belleville “Quartet”

John Rossiter: Roger Tallis, an British secret agent with a police background; George Rogers, an experienced detective inspector, later superintendent, with no special talents, in fictitious northern Abbotsburn, England (written as Jonathan Ross)

Patricia Ryan: Emily Harrington, in a romantic suspense series set in the Caribbean

Robert Ryan: Dr. John Watson investigates on the front and behind the lines during World War I

David Shafer: non-series global thrillers

Susan Spann: Hiro Hattori, a ninja detective, and Father Mateo, his Portuguese Jesuit sidekick, in 16th century feudal Japan, in the Shinobi mysteries

Peter Swanson: non-series psychological suspense

Olivier Truc: Klemet Nango, an experienced Sami officer, and Nina Nansen, his much younger partner from the south of Norway

John Twelve Hawks: The Brethren post-apocalyptic thrillers, in the Fourth Realm trilogy

Simon Urban: non-series thrillers

Louise Voss & Mark Edwards: Kate Maddox, a former worker at a biological research center in the US, now on the run with her son, in England and the US; Patrick Lennon, a detective inspector, in London, England

Frances Washburn: non-series crime and culture fiction set on Indian reservations in the Dakotas

New Michael Wiley series: Daniel Turner, a homicide detective in Jacksonville, Florida

Joakim Zander: spy thrillers


Authors and Characters Added in September 2014

Edwin Balmer: non-series mysteries

Charles Brockden Brown: non-series protomysteries, “Gothic romances of terror and suspense,” set in Pennsylvania

New Milton T. Burton series: Beauregard (Bo) Handel, a 30-year veteran sheriff of rural Caddo County, Texas

Damon Galgut: non-series literary thrillers and crime novels, set mostly in South Africa

Eva Gates: Lucy, leaving a library job at Harvard for her aunt Ellen’s place on Bodie Island, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, in the Lighthouse Library mysteries (Vicki Delany pseudonym)

M.C. Grant: Dixie Flynn, a wise-cracking reporter for a weekly newspaper, in San Francisco, California (Grant McKenzie pseudonym)

New Joseph Heywood series: Lute Bapcat, a former Rough Rider recruited by Theodore Roosevelt in 1913 to become a game warden on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Pekka Hiltunen: Lia, a graphic designer, and Mari, running the Studio, a private crime fighting organization — two Finnish women in London, England

Minerva Koenig: Julia Kalas, a former criminal and restorer of historic buildings, now hiding out in the witness protection program, in the small town of Azula, Texas

Liam McIlvanney: Gerry Conway, a tough reporter with the Glasgow Tribune, in Scotland, in the Conway trilogy

Grant McKenzie: non-series thrillers

Stephen Murray: Alec Stainton, a detective inspector (later Chief Inspector), in England

James Naughtie: non-series political thrillers

David F. Nighbert: Anton Stryker, a reformed cyborg assassin, in a science fiction series; William “Bull” Cochran, a former minor league pitcher who killed a batter with a wild pitch, now running a moving and storage company in Galveston, Texas

Robert Nordan: Mavis Lashley, a little old lady amateur snoop/sleuth in the South

Jack O’Connell: dystopian mystery-thrillers set in Quinsigamond, a run-down factory town in Massachusetts

Lenore Glen Offord: Bill and Coco Hastings, in the antique business in San Francisco, California; Todd McKinnon, a mystery writer and amateur sleuth, and his wife Georgine Wyeth, based in Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Frank Orenstein: Ev Franklin, an advertising executive in New York City; Hugh Morrison, a cop in a small town in New York

Kenneth Orvis: Adam Breck, often taken for a professional tennis player, out to save the world à la James Bond

Jerry Oster: Jacob (Jake) Neuman, an overweight, slovenly police lieutenant, in New York City; Joe Cullen, a 50-something divorced internal affairs police sergeant with two kids, in New York City

Louis Owens: mystery novels featuring mixed-race Native Americans, with some recurring characters, set in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Washington

New Hannah Reed series: Eden Elliott, a 30-something recent divorcee, whose mother just died, moving to the Highlands village of Glenkillen, in Scotland: (Deb Baker pseudonym)

Christopher J. Yates: non-series

S. Craig Zahler: non-series noir western, sci-fi, crime, and dystopian novels


Authors and Characters Added in October 2014

M.J. Carter: William Avery, a young soldier, and Jeremiah Blake, a secret political agent gone native, in 1837 British India

New Richard Castle series: Derrick Storm, an ex-CIA operative, international espionage thrillers

Karen Charlton: Stephen Lavender, a principal detective with the Bow Street magistrate’s court, in London and Northumberland, England

Paula Daly: non-series thrillers

Aric Davis: Nickel, a canny, tough teen-aged private investigator, in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tyler Dilts: Danny Beckett, a homicide detective, in Long Beach, California

Candice Fox: Frank Bennett and Eden Archer, homicide detectives in Sydney, Australia

C.W. Gortner: Brendan Prescott, an orphan raised in the Dudley household, working as a secret agent in the English royal court starting in 1533, in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles

Michael Guillebeau: non-series humorous mysteries

New Michael Gregorio series: Sebastiano Cangio, a park ranger in the Sybilline Mountains National Park, in central Italy

James Hankins: non-series thrillers

Frank Hayes: Virgil Dalton, the sheriff of Haywood, a small Southwestern town where nothing much ever happens

Terry Hayes: Pilgrim, a retired US intelligence operative

New Elizabeth Haynes series: Louisa “Lou” Smith, a detective chief inspector in Briarstone, near London, England

Bruce Holsinger: John Gower, a poet and trader in secrets in Chaucer’s time, in 1385 London, England

Ha Jin: non-series literary political/historical intrigue

New Christine Kling series: Maggie Riley, a solo sailor on her 40-foot sailboat, and adventurer Cole Thatcher

Julie Anne Lindsey: Patience Price, with a brand new degree in counseling, on Chincoteague Island, Virginia

New Attica Locke series: Jay Porter, a struggling black lawyer and former civil rights worker, starting in 1981 Houston, Texas

Colby Marshall: McKenzie McClendon, a journalist with the New York Herald; Dr. Jenna Ramey, a forensic psychiatrist and FBI profiler, with the gift/curse of seeing color auras, in Orlando, Florida

New Susan McBride series: Helen Evans, a 70-something amateur sleuth in River Bend, Illinois, in the River Bend mysteries

Paul Mendelson: Vaughn de Vries, a colonel in the police service, in Cape Town, South Africa

New David Morrell series: Thomas De Quincey, author of Confessions of an Opium Eater, and his wily daughter Emily, in 1850s London, England

New Barbara Nadel series: Lee Arnold, an ex-soldier, and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim, running a detective agency in the East End of London, England

Michael Nethercott: Lee Plunkett, a hesitant young sleuth taking over his father’s PI business, and Mr. O’Nelligan, a scholarly Irishman with a talent for solving mysteries, beginning in 1956 Connecticut

Lisa O’Donnell: non-series crime novels narrated by children and/or young adults, set in Scotland

Elliot Paul: Homer Evans, an American dilettante surrounded by zany characters, mostly in Paris, France

New Linda L. Richards series: Nicole Charles, a rookie reporter working as a gossip columnist, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

M.L. Rowland: Gracie Kinklaid, a volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue in southern California, in the Search and Rescue mysteries

Jan-Philipp Sendker: Paul Leibovitz, an American expat living on an isolated island after tragedy upends his 30 successful years in Hong Kong

New Dana Stabenow series: Wu Johanna, the 16-year-old granddaughter of Marco Polo, along the Silk Road in the 14th century, in the Silk and Song trilogy

New L.C. Tyler series: John Grey, a young lawyer during Cromwell's Republic in 1650s England

Ashley Weaver: Amory Ames, a wealthy young socialite in 1930s England, whose husband Milo, a charming rake, frequently vanishes for months


Authors and Characters Added in November 2014

Philip Atkey: non-series

New David Baldacci series: Amos Decker, who can remember everything

New Leslie Budewitz series: Pepper Reece, the owner of the spice and tea shop in Pike Place Market, in Seattle, Washington, in the Spice Shop mysteries

Colin Campbell: Mick (“Ham”) Habergham, a front-line police officer in Yorkshire, England; Steve Decker and Dave Black, “Black & Decker,” two police detectives in Yorkshire, England; Jim Grant, the Resurrection Man, a former Yorkshire cop on missions in the US

New Paul Charles series: Brendy McCusker, a retired police officer forced to return to work in Belfast, Ireland, when his wife flees to America with their savings

New Suzanne Chazin series: Jimmy Vega, a homicide detective in Lake Holly, New York

Joe Clifford: non-series noir thrillers

John M. Daniel: Guy Mallon, a bookstore owner and publisher, from Santa Barbara, later northern coastal California; Hooperman Johnson, a bookstore cop in in early 1970s Palo Alto, California

New Diane Fanning series: Elizabeth “Libby” Clark, a chemist at a secret atomic bomb development facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during WWII

Andrew Lanh: Rick Van Lam, a private investigator in Hartford, Connecticut

New Michael Lister series: Merrick McKnight, a former newspaper reporter, later the police chief in Wewathitcha, Florida

Colette McBeth: non-series psychological suspense thrillers

Rosemary & Larry Mild: Paco LeSoto, a dapper retired detective, and Molly Mesta, a witty housekeeper and cook, teaming up as sleuths, in fictional Black Rain Corners, Maryland; Daniel and Rivka Sherman, retiring from careers as engineer and editor to operate The Olde Victorian Book Store, in Annapolis, Maryland

B.B. Oak: Henry David Thoreau, looking for the trout in the milk at Walden Pond and elsewhere, in 1840s Massachusetts

Barry Perowne (Philip Atkey pseudonym): J.R. (Rick) Leroy in England; further adventures of A.J. Raffles (character created by E.W. Hornung in 1899)

Eden Phillpotts: John Ringrose, a retired Scotland Yard detective, in England; Avis Bryden, an amoral widow determined never to be poor again, in England;

Melville Davisson Post: Randolph Mason, an unscrupulous criminal lawyer, in New York City; Uncle Abner, handing out Old Testament justice in mid-19th century western Virginia (which became West Virginia); Sir Henry Marquis, chief of the Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard, in London, England

Andrea Maria Schenkel: non-series thrillers

Antonin Varenne: non-series crime fiction


Authors and Characters Added in December 2014

James Abel: Joe Rush, a Marine doctor and bioterrorism expert, in the Arctic (Bob Reiss pseudonym)

Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen: Benjamin Cooker, a world-renowned winemaker turned gentleman detective in France, in the Winemaker Detective series

Beverly Allen: Audrey Bloom, a flower arranger and co-owner of The Rose in Bloom, in Ramble, Virginia, in the Bridal Bouquet Shop mysteries

Lucy Atkins: non-series thrillers

Steven Axelrod: Henry “Hank” Kennis, a California transplant and chief of police, on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Lawrence G. Blochman: Leonidas Prike, an inspector in the CID Secret Service in British India; Dr. Daniel Webster Coffee, a pathology lab scientist, assisted by Dr. Motilail Mookerji, in fictional Northbank, Ohio

Tom Bouman: Henry Farrell, the head policeman in rural Wild Thyme Township, Pennsylvania

New Lincoln Child series: Jeremy Logan, a history professor and investigator of the strange and the inexplicable

M.P. Cooley: June Lyons, a former FBI agent, now a small-town cop, in the rust-belt town of Hopewell Falls, New York

Glenn Cooper: Will Piper, a maverick FBI agent and serial killer expert, who discovers ancient secrets, in the Library of the Dead series; non-series apocalyptic thrillers

Norbert Davis: Doan, a possibly plump private investigator, and his reluctant assistant Carstairs, a Great Dane won in a craps game, in Mexico and southern California

Diego de Silva: Vincenzo Malinconico, an underemployed lawyer who ends up working for the mob, in Naples, Italy

Clare Donoghue: Mike Lockyer, a detective inspector in southeast London, England

Lois Duncan: non-series YA mystery, suspense, and paranormal novels; true crime about the murder of her daughter in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Warren C. Easley: Cal Claxton, a lawyer from Los Angeles reinventing himself after his wife’s suicide, on a farm in the wine country of Oregon

New Kathy Lynn Emerson series: Rosamond Jaffrey, a well-educated woman of independent means serving as a spy for Elizabeth I and lady-in-waiting to Lady Mary, in 1580s London, England, in the Elizabethan mysteries

New Amanda Flower series: Kelsey Cambridge, director of Barton Farm, a living history museum in Ohio, in the Living History Museum series

New G.M. Ford series: Mickey Dolan, a detective sergeant suffering excessive force complaints and a failed marriage, in Seattle, Washington

John Gapper: non-series thrillers

Éric Giacometti & Jacques Ravenne: Antoine Marcas, a police inspector and Freemason, in Paris, France

L.T. Graham: Anthony Walker, an ex-NYPD cop, now a lieutenant in the affluent community of Fairfield County, Connecticut (Jeffrey S. Stephens pseudonym)

New Sarah Graves series: Lizzie Stone, a transfer from Boston to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department in Bearkill, Maine

Mari Hannah: Kate Daniels, a detective chief inspector, in Northumberland, England

Paula Hawkins: non-series thrillers

Paulus Hochgatterer: Raffael Horn, a psychiatrist, and Bruno Kovacs, a police detective superintendent (later Commissioner), in Furth am See in the Austrian Alps

Christine Husom: Corinne Aleckson, a sheriff’s deputy in rural Minnesota, and her mentor Detective Elton Dawes, in the Winnebago County mysteries; Camryn Brooks, the manager of Curio Finds, a shop specializing in snow globes, in Brooks Landing, Minnesota, in the Snow Globe Shop mysteries

New Linda O. Johnston series: Rory Chasen, and her dog Pluckie, managing a pet shop in the town Destiny, where superstitious beliefs are a way of life, in the Superstition mysteries; Carrie Kennersly, a veterinary technician running a dog treat store, the Barker

New Lene Kaaberbøl series: Madeleine Karno and her father Dr. Albert Karno in 1890s Varbourg, France

Ausma Zehanat Khan: Esa Khattak, a second-generation Canadian Muslim, head of the Community Policing Section, and detective sergeant Rachel Getty, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

New Tracy Kiely series: Nic and Nigel Martini

Heda Margolius Kovály: non-series

Mary Kubica: non-series thrillers

Gregg Loomis: Lang Reilly, an ex-FBI agent and lawyer, dealing with thrilling international threats and secrets; Jason Peters, an operative with NARCOM, which handles problems to risky for US intelligence agencies

Jason Matthews: Dominika Egorova, a Russian agent, and Nate Nash, a CIA agent

Michael Mayo: Jimmy Quinn, a former gunman, bootlegger, and bagman now running a speakeasy in late 1930s Manhattan, New York City

Fergus McNeill: Graham Harland, a detective inspector with the Avon and Somerset Police, in England

Bourne Morris: Meredith “Red” Solaris, interim dean of the journalism school at Mountain West University, in Nevada

Carla Norton: Reeve LeClaire, a kidnapping victim dealing with PTSD and helping other victims

New Diana Orgain series: Georgia Thornton, looking for romance on reality TV, in San Francisco, California, in the Love or Money mysteries

Richard Sale: Daniel (Dan) Webster, a homicide detective, in Los Angeles, California

Karin Salvalaggio: Macy Greeley, a police detective in rural Montana

Mark Sennen: Charlotte Savage, a detective inspector, in Plymouth, England

Nancy Cole Silverman: Carol Childs, a reporter for a local talk radio station, in Los Angeles, California

Nancy Spain: Johnny DuVivien, an Australian former wrestler, nightclub owner, and amateur sleuth, mostly in England; and later Miriam Birdseye, an actress and owner of the Birdseye et Cie detective agency, in England and aboard ship

Liv Spector: Lila Day, a former Miami police detective who travels back in time to solve murders before they happen

New Fran Stewart series: Peggy Winn, operating a Scottish wares shop, in Hamelin, Vermont, in the ScotShop mysteries

New Simon Toyne series: Solomon Creed, with no memory but the strong conviction he needs to save someone’s soul, in Redemption, Arizona

Burt Weissbourd: Corey Logan, an ex-con who was framed, seeking custody of her son, in Seattle, Washington


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