Stephen's favorite authors, mostly fiction

Revised 1/10/2016



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** indicates one of Stephen's *most* favorite


Authors with single books only

New authors

Terry Windling's "Fairy tales" series

Gordon/G K Aalborg Tasmanian thriller writer-series features true-crime author Teague Kendall

Aaronovitch, Ben Rivers of London paranormal fantasy series (none at BCL)

Lynn Abbey Fantasy–series: Rifkind; Unicorn & dragon; Ultima saga; Wooden sword; Catwoman; Emma Merrigan. Not listed are other series contributed to.

Jeff Abbott Mysteries & thrillers--series featuring: Jordan Poteet, a small-town librarian in Mirabeau, TX; Whit Mosley, a judge in TX

Shana Abe Fantasy/romance–series: Drakon

Joe Abercrombie Epic fantasy-series: First law

Keith Ablow Mysteries featuring forensic psychiatrist Frank Clevenger in MA

Daniel Abraham Fantasy-Long price quintet. Under the pseudonym of M L N Hanover, Black sun's daughter science fiction series.

Peter Abrahams Mysteries–series: Echo Falls, featuring Ingrid Levin-Hill, an eighth-grade Sherlock Holmes lover. Under the pseudonym of Spencer Quinn, Chet and Bernie mysteries featuring Chet the dog, the faithful companion of private investigator Bernie Little

J L Abramo Mysteries featuring Jake Diamond, a private investigator who is more over-easy than hard-boiled, in San Francisco, California

Diana Abu-Jaber Literary fiction

Rick Acker Christian legal thrillers–series: Davis Detective Mystery; Dead Man's Rule

Mario Acevedo Humorous paranormal mysteries featuring former soldier turned vampire PI Felix Gomez

Peter Ackroyd Historical fiction

Marta Acosta Light vampire romance-series: Casa Dracula

Cherry Adair Romantic adventure–series: T-FLAC; Edge

Paul Adam Mysteries–series feature: Mike McLean, a freelance journalist in England; Gianni Castiglione, a violin maker in rural Cremona, Italy; London schoolboy & escapologist Max Cassidy

C T Adams & Cathy Clamp Fantasy, romance, paranormal romance–series: Tales of the Sazi; Thrall. Under the pseudonym of Cat Adams, fantasy-series: Blood song

Douglas Adams

Harold Adams Mysteries featuring Carl Wilcox, a Depression era sign-painter in South Dakota

Jane Adams Mysteries, series feature: Mike Croft, detective inspector in Norfolk, England; Ray Flowers, a police sergeant; Naomi Blake, blind ex-policewoman; Rina Martin, a retired actress, who played a private investigator in a television series, in Frantham, England

Robert Adams Fantasy, Horseclans series

Will Adams Thrillers featuring former marine archaeologist Daniel Knox (dates are for UK publication)

Isaac Adamson Mysteries set in Japan, featuring reporter Billy Chaka

Lydia Adamson Mysteries featuring actress & cat sitter Alice Nestleton, veterinarian Deirdre Quinn Nightingale, librarian Lucy Wayles, and actress with five dogs Sally Tepper

Elizabeth Adler Mostly non-series romance & romantic suspense–series: Mac Reilly. Pseudonym: Ariana Scott

Jussi Adler-Olsen Mysteries–series features Carl Mørck, an experienced homicide detective in Department Q, and his assistant Assad, in Copenhagen, Denmark

Ann Aguirre Romantic science fiction--Sirantha Jax series; urban fantasy--Corine Solomon series. Under the pseudonym of Ava Gray, high-octane paranormal romantic suspense–Skin series.

Cecelia Ahern Contemporary romance-daughter of former Irish PM Bertie Ahern

Catherine Aird: pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh--mysteries, most featuring Christopher Dennis "Seedy" Sloan, Berebury, West Calleshire, CID department head

Rennie Airth Mysteries featuring Inspector John Madden of Scotland Yard, a shell-shocked veteran of World War I

Boris Akunin Russian mystery writer--series feature: Erast Fandorin, a sleuth in 19th century St. Petersburg, Russia; Sister Pelagia, a nun in a province beyond the Volga, in 19th century Russia

Glynn Marsh Alam Mysteries featuring Luanne Fogarty, a scuba diver in northern Florida swamp country near Tallahassee, Florida

Writing as James Albany, the Fighting Saga of SAS. Pseudonym of Hugh C. Rae, mysteries featuring McCaig, detective inspector, later superintendent, in Scotland. Written as Robert Crawford [some titles reprinted as Hugh C. Rae], mysteries featuring Arthur Salisbury and Frank Shearer in England. Also mysteries written as Stuart Stern [joint pseudonym with S. Ungar].

Marvin Albert Under the pseudonym of Anthony Rome, mysteries featuring Tony Rome, a gambler and private investigator, in Miami, Florida

Susan Wittig Albert Mysteries featuring China Bayles, a herb shop owner and former attorney in Pecan Springs, Texas; Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator in the Lake District in 1900s England; Darling dahlias. Under pseudonym Robin Paige, mysteries featuring Kathryn Ardleigh, a 25-year-old American author who travels in Victorian Dedham, England

Allbritten, Esri Mysteries featuring the staff of Tripping, a low-budget travel magazine for believers in the paranormal, and everybody's favorite Chihuahua, Gigi

Alcott, Louisa May (died 1888) Classic kids' & American novels–series: Little Women; Eight Cousins

Edwin E(ugene) "Buzz" Aldrin Jr.: Apollo astronaut & science fiction writer

Richard Aleas-pseudonym of Charles Ardai Noir featuring NYU dropout turned PI John Blake

Bruce Alexander Mysteries–series: Sir John Fielding, a blind magistrate and founder of the first police force in London, England; written as Bruce Cook, Antonio "Chico" Cervantes, a private eye in Los Angeles, California

Lawrence Alexander Mysteries featuring Theodore Roosevelt, the Police Commissioner in 1890s New York, New York

Lloyd Alexander Fantasy and adventure for kids–series: Chronicles of Prydain; Westmark; Vesper Holly

Robert Alexander Historical fiction set in Russia prior to the Revolution

Tasha Alexander Historical romance/mysteries--Victorian series features Lady Emily Ashton, young and recently widowed, in London & Elizabethan

Victoria Alexander Historical & contemporary romances--series: Effington Family & friends

Alfieri, Annamaria Latin/S American historical novels

Alice Alfonsi "Pink Panther" mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Cleo Coyle, mysteries featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend, a landmark coffeehouse in New York City's Greenwich Village, in the Coffeehouse mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Alice Kimberly, Haunted Bookshop mysteries featuring Penelope Thornton-McClure, a bookshop owner, and Jack Shepard, the store's resident ghost-sleuth, in Quindicott, Rhode Island.

Thalassa Ali Historical novels set in 19th Century Afghanistan--Paradise trilogy

Barbara Allan "Trash & treasure" mysteries featuring Brandy Borne, recently divorced, now back in her hometown in Iowa, with Sushi, her blind Shih Tzu (Pseudonym of Barbara Collins, wife of Max Allan Collins)

Justin Allen Historical fantasy

Steve Allen–mostly just his mysteries involving the entertainment industry

Susanne Alleyn Historical mysteries featuring police spy Aristide Ravel and Commisionaire Brasseur, set in France following the French Revolution

Lou Allin Mysteries–series feature: Belle Palmer, a 40-something realtor in northern Ontario, Canada; RCMP Corporal Holly Martin

**Margery Allingham English mysteries/Albert Campion

Douglas Allyn Mysteries featuring: Lupe Garcia, homicide detective in Detroit, Michigan; Mitch Mitchell, a diver in Huron Harbor, Michigan

Madelyn Alt Mysteries featuring Maggie O'Neill, an antique shop clerk, and her employer Felicity Dow, in Stony Mill, Indiana, in the Bewitching mysteries

Eric Ambler Thrillers

Beth Amos Non-series books of suspense. Under the pseudonym of Annelise Ryan, mysteries featuring Mattie Winston, a nurse turned deputy coroner, in the fictional small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin.

Valerie Anand Historical novels–series: Wessex Trilogy; Bridges over Time; Exmoor saga. Under pseudonym of Fiona Buckley, Elizabethan mysteries featuring Ursula Blanchard, lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth I

Catherine Anderson Romance–series: Comanche; Keegan-Paxton Family; Kendrick/Coulter

Gerald Anderson Mysteries set in Otter Tail County, MN

Lin Anderson Mysteries featuring Dr. Rhona MacLeod, a forensic scientist in Glasgow, Scotland

Poul Anderson Science fiction & fantasy–series: Psychotechnic League; Hoka; Future history of the Polesotechnic League; Flandry; Holger Danske; Time Patrol; Last Viking; King of Ys; Harvest of Stars; Hadding

Sheryl J Anderson Mysteries featuring Molly Forrester, an advice columnist in New York City

Taylor Anderson "Destroyermen" fantasy series about a WW II American destroyer transported to an alternate dimension

Donna Andrews Mysteries featuring: Meg Langslow, decorative blacksmith in a southern town; Turing Hopper, an Artificial Intelligence Personality (AIP) is Crystal City, outside Washington D.C

Lori Andrews Mysteries featuring geneticist Alexandra (Alex) Blake

Mary Kay Andrews, mysteries featuring Eloise "Weezie" Foley, a recently divorced antique dealer, and BeBe Loudermilk, a triple-divorced restaurant owner, in Savannah, Georgia. Pseudonym of Kathy Hogan Trocheck, mysteries–series feature: Truman Kicklighter, a retired reporter, in St. Petersburg, Florida; Callahan Garrity, cleaning business owner in Atlanta, Georgia.

Russell Andrews, non-series thrillers & mysteries featuring Justin Westwood, a former Providence, RI, cop, retreating to the local police department in East End Harbor, Long Island, New York. Pseudonym of David Handler, mysteries featuring: Mitch Berger, a New York film critic and Desiree Mirty, a black police detective in Dorset, Connecticut; Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag, celebrity ghostwriter in the United States and his faithful basset hound, Lulu.

Sarah Andrews Mysteries involving Em Hansen, a female geologist

Barbara Annandale--see Tessa Barclay.

Roderick Anscombe Thrillers featuring Boston forensic psychiatrist Paul Lucas

Piers Anthony Fantasy–series: Aton; Battle Circle; Of Man and Manta; Jason Striker Martial Arts; Xanth; Cluster; Tarot; Apprentice Adept; Bio of a Space Tyrant; Incarnations of Immortality; Kelvin of Rud; Pornucopia; Mode; Geodyssey

Maggie Anton Historical fiction-series: Rashi's daughters

Shari Anton Historical romance set in medieval England--series: Knights of the Black Rose

Jennifer Apodaca Mysteries: series features Samantha Shaw, a suburban housewife and soccer mom in Southern California

Jeffrey Archer Mysteries–series: Kane & Abel

Zoe Archer Fantasy & romance–series: Blades of the Rose; Guardians of the Dark

Anne Argula Mysteries featuring Seattle ex-cop turned PI Quin

Jakob Arjouni Mysteries–series: Kemal Kayankaya, a private investigator of Turkish background, in Frankfurt, Germany

Armintrout, Jennifer Vampires–series: Blood Ties; Lightworld/Darkworld

David Armstrong Mysteries–series features Detective Frank Kavanagh

Kelley Armstrong Fantasy–series: Women of the Otherworld; Darkest powers. Suspense–series features Nadia Stafford, ex-cop tuned hitwoman

Armstrong, Lori Mystery/thrillers–series feature: Julie Collins, a secretary in a sheriff's office and part-time private investigator, in western South Dakota; Mercy Gunderson, a former Army sniper who is one-quarter Minneconjou Sioux, returning home to South Dakota

Vivien Armstrong British mystery writer–series: Judith Pullen; Roger Hayes

Eleanor Arnason Historicals & mysteries–series: Woman of the Iron People; Lydia Duluth Adventure

Catherine Arnold Mysteries featuring Karen Perry-Mondori, a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, Florida

Suzanne Arruda Mysteries featuring former WW I ambulance driver Jade Del Cameron

Mark Arsenault Mysteries–series feature: Eddie Bourque, an investigative reporter in the mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts; Billy Povich, an obituary writer for a newspaper, in Providence, Rhode Island

Keri Arthur Urban fantasy, paranormal romance and vampire romance-- series: Nikki & Michael; Damask Circle; Ripple Creek; Spook Squad; Guardian

Reed Arvin Legal thrillers

Catherine Asaro PHD in physics. Science fiction/fantasy--series: Saga of the Skolian Empire; Lost continent; Triad

Maureen Ash "Templar Knights" historical mysteries

Sarah Ash Fantasy--series: Tears of Artamon; Alchymist's legacy

Neal Asher Science fiction–series: Agent Cormac; Spatterjay; Polity

Lindsay Ashford Mystery/thrillers--series features British profiler and forensic pathologist Dr. Megan Rhys

Jennifer Ashley Chick lit; pirate romances; Immortals fantasy series. Under the pseudonym of Ashley Gardner, Captain Lacey Regency romances. Under the pseudonym of Laurien Gardner, historicals. Under the pseudonym of Allyson James, Dragon fantasy series & Ellora's Cave erotic romance.

David Ashton Scottish mystery writer–Inspector McLevy series

Isaac Asimov–fiction for adults only. Science fiction–series: Empire; Robot; Foundation. Mysteries–series: Black Widowers

Robert Lynn Asprin Science fiction & fantasy–series include: MYTH; Elfquest; MYTH Adventures; Phule's Company; Time Scout; Wartorn

Elizabeth Aston Historical romance based on Jane Austen's "Pride & prejudice"

Nancy Atherton Mysteries featuring Aunt Dimity, a romantic ghost in England

Ace Atkins Mysteries--series features Nick Travers, ex-football star, part-time detective and full-time expert on blues in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deborah Turrell Atkinson Mysteries featuring Hawaiian attorney Storm Kayama

Kate Atkinson Edinburgh writer–mystery series features Jackson Brodie, a former police inspector turned private investigator

Sarah Atwell, mysteries featuring Emmeline (Em) Dowell, a glassblower, in Tucson, Arizona, in the Glassblowing mysteries. Pseudonym of Sheila Connolly, mysteries–series feature: Meg Corey, who takes over her mother's colonial home and apple orchard, in fictional Granford, Massachusetts, in the Orchard mysteries; Eleanor "Nell" Pratt, fundraiser for The Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, in the Museum mysteries.

Margaret (Eleanor) Atwood Fiction only

Russell Atwood Mysteries featuring Payton Sherwood, a private investigator in the East Village, New York City

Rosemary Aubert Mysteries featuring Ellis Porter, a former lawyer and judge convicted of a crime in Toronto, Ontario

Miriam Auerbach Thrillers featuring Boca FL babe "Dirty" Harriet Horowitz, who kills her abusive husband in self-defense and goes on to become a tough PI

Sandi Ault Mysteries featuring Jamaica Wild, a resource-protection agent for the Bureau of Land Management, in northern New Mexico

Jane Austen

Lori Avocato Mysteries featuring Pauline Sokol, ex-nurse, now an investigator of medical fraud

E. C. Ayres Florida mysteries featuring Tony Lowell, a photographer & private investigator on Florida's Gulf Coast

Albert Cornelis Baantjer Former Amsterdam police inspector–mysteries feature Inspector DeKok. Dates are for original European publication. (None at BCL)

Babson, Marian Mysteries–series feature: Douglas Perkins and Gerry Tate, in public relations in London, England; Trixie Dolan and Evangeline Sinclair, aging actresses in London, England; Brimful Coffers

Kathleen Bacus Mysteries featuring Tressa "Calamity" Jayne Turner in small-town Iowa

Tilly Bagshawe Contemporary romance

Howard Bahr Novels set during and after the Civil War

Frankie Bailey Mysteries featuring African-American crime historian Professor Lizabeth "Lizzie" Stuart, in Virginia

Kage Baker Science fiction & fantasy–series: Company features of operatives of Dr Zeus Inc, recovering objects through time; Anvil of the world; Nell Gwynne

R Scott Bakker Fantasy--Series: Prince of nothing; Aspect-Emperor

David Baldacci Mysteries/thrillers–series feature: 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; Shaw, an operative for a secret global intelligence agency, and Katie James, a disgraced investigative journalist

Mignon Ballard Mysteries-series features: Augusta Goodnight, a Guardian angel

Stacey Ballis Chicago chick-lit author & home improvement junkie

Sandra Balzo Mysteries featuring Maggy Thorsen, a 40-something divorcee who owns a coffee shop in suburban Brookhills, WI

Nina Bangs Vampire & contemporary romance–series: Mackenzie vampires; Wicked; Eleven

Iain Banks Fiction & science fiction–series: Culture

L A Banks Fantasy--series: Vampire huntress; Scarface; Crimson moon. Pseudonym of Leslie Esdaile–women's fiction/romance. Crime/suspense under the pseudonym of Leslie Esdaile Banks. "Soul food" TV tie-ins as Leslie E Banks.

Maya Banks Romance–series: Colters' Legacy; Falcon Mercenary Group; Sweet; Anetakis Tycoons; Kelly Group International

Ray Banks Crime novels-series features Callum “Cal” Innes, an ex-con working as an unlicensed private investigator, in Manchester, England:

Jo Bannister Non-series science fiction. Mysteries featuring: Brodie Farrell, who runs a search service in Dimmock, England; Dr. Clio Rees, physician and mystery writer and Harry Marsh, chief inspector in England; Frank Shapiro, Cal Donovan and Liz Graham, cops in Castlemere, England; Primrose Holland, an ex-pathologist turned advice columnist in Skipley, England; Mickey Flynn, an American photojournalist

John Banville Irish writer--Revolutions. Psychological thrillers featuring schizophrenic ex-scientist Freddie Montgomery; under the pseudonym of Benjamin Black, mysteries featuring Quirke, a coroner in 1950s Dublin

Vincent Banville Mysteries featuring John Blaine, private investigator in Dublin, Ireland

Barant, D D Bloodhound Files urban paranormal fantasy

Maggie Barbieri Murder 101 mysteries featuring Alison Bergeron, a newly divorced English professor at St. Thomas, a small Catholic college in the Bronx, New York City

James Barclay British fantasy writer–series: Chronicles of the Raven; Legends of the Raven; Ascendants of Estorea; Elves

Linwood Barclay Mysteries featuring SF writer Zack Walker, new to suburban life

Tessa Barclay: romance–series: Craigallan; Champagne Dynasty–mysteries–series features Gregory Crowne, former Crown Prince Gregory of Hirtenstein, a classical music event organizer, in Europe. Pseudonym of Jean Bowden. Other pseudonyms: Avon Curry; Barbara Annandale, Jennifer Bland.

Michele Bardsley Romance & paranormal romance–series: Broken Heart, Oklahoma; Lady Jaided; Wizards of Nevermore

Lorna Barett,"Booktown" mysteries featuring 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. Pseudonym of Loraine "L L" Bartlett, mysteries featuring Jeff Resnick, former insurance investigator in Buffalo, New York.

Jeffrey E Barlough Science fiction–series: Western Lights

Robert Barnard Mysteries–series feature: Perry Trethowan, a Scotland Yard inspector in London, England; Charlie Peace, a young black Scotland Yard detective first in London and then in Leeds, England; Mike Oddie, Police Superintendent in Leeds, England. Pseudonym: Bernard Bastable, mysteries featuring Amadeus Mozart

John (Allen) Barnes Science fiction–series include: Century Next Door; Million Open Doors; Timeraider; Timeline Wars; Jak Jinnaka

Jonathan Barnes Historical urban fantasy

Linda J(oyce) Barnes Mysteries featuring: Carlotta Carlyle, a cab-driving ex-cop PI in Boston, Massachusetts; Michael Spraggue III, a wealthy actor and ex-PI in Boston, Massachusetts

Steven Barnes Husband of Tananarive Due. African-American writer of science fiction–series: Aubrey Knight; Great Sky Woman; Tennyson Hardwick Hollywood mysteries. (See Larry Niven for collaborations.)

Aileen Baron 1940s mysteries featuring archaeologist Lily Sampson

Sam Barone Eskkar Saga-Bronze Age historical fiction

Nevada Barr Mysteries featuring National Park Ranger Annie Pigeon

James M Barrie Peter Pan

Stephanie Barron, mysteries featuring Jane Austen. Pseudonym of Francine Mathews, who also writes mysteries featuring: Nantucket Island police officer Merry Folger; CIA intelligence analyst Catherine Carmichael.

C J Barry, paranormal romance–Unearthed series. Pseudonym of Samantha Graves, romantic suspense.

Dave Barry

Nancy Bartholomew Mysteries–series feature: Sierra Lavotini, an exotic dancer and amateur sleuth, in Panama City, Florida; Maggie Reid, a beautician turned country-western singer, in North Carolina; Stella Valocchi, ex-Florida cop, now a private investigator in Chester County, Pennsylvania; Sophie Mazzaratti, recently divorced and looking to start over, in New Bern, North Carolina

Loraine "L L" Bartlett Mysteries featuring Jeff Resnick, former insurance investigator in Buffalo, New York. Under the pseudonym of Lorna Barett,"Booktown" mysteries featuring 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

Jefferson Bass Pseudonym of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and journalist Jon Jefferson. Mysteries featuring forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton at the Body Farm outside Knoxville TN

Bernard Bastable, mysteries featuring Amadeus Mozart. Pseudonym of Robert Barnard, mysteries–series feature: Perry Trethowan, a Scotland Yard inspector in London, England; Charlie Peace, a young black Scotland Yard detective first in London and then in Leeds, England; Mike Oddie, Police Superintendent in Leeds, England.

Tracey Bateman Christian fiction–series: Penbrook Diaries; Claire Everett; Westward Hearts; Drama Queens; Kansas home

Brett Battles Political thrillers featuring ex-CIA agent turned "cleaner" Jonathan Quinn

Lyman Frank Baum Wizard of Oz

George Baxt Mysteries--series: Celebrity Murder; featuring Pharaoh Love, a gay, black NYPD detective ; Sylvia Plotkin, an author-teacher and Max Van Larsen, a police detective in New York

Cynthia Baxter Mysteries--series: Reigning Cats & Dogs, featuring Jessica Popper, a veterinarian in Long Island, New York; Mallory Meadows, a recent widow with a new career as a travel writer

Stephen Baxter Science fiction–series: Xeelee; Behemoth; Manifold; Origin; Time's Tapestry; Flood; Web

Louis Bayard Fiction--romantic comedy & historical

Peter S Beagle Fantasy

Elizabeth Bear Science fiction–series: Jenny Casey; Promethean Age; New Amsterdam; Edda of Burdens

Greg Bear Science fiction–series include: Eon; Forge of God; Darwin

M C Beaton. Mysteries–series featuring: Hamish Macbeth, Scottish police constable; Agatha Raisin, ex-London advertising exec now living in the Cotswolds. Under her real name of Marion Chesney, historical romance (mostly Edwardian & Regency)–series: 6 sisters; School for Manners; Travelling Matchmaker; Poor Relation; Daughters of Mannerling; Edwardian murder mysteries featuring Capt Harry Cartwright, survivor of the Boer War.

Simon Beaufort Mysteries featuring Sir Geoffrey Mappestone, a knight during the time of the Crusades. Pseudonym of Susanna Gregory--historical mysteries, series: Matthew Bartholomew medieval mysteries; Thomas Chaloner Restoration mysteries.

Bebris, Carrie Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mysteries, with Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, taking up the story ended in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, in Regency (early 1800s) England

K K Beck Mysteries in the Pacific Northwest

Elizabeth Becka Former forensic scientist with Cleveland's Coroner's office; mysteries featuring Evelyn James, a forensic specialist in the Cleveland Medical Examiner's Office.

James Becker Thrillers–series: Chris Bronson

Simon Beckett Thrillers–series features forensic anthropologist David Hunter

Mike Befeler "Geezer lit" mysteries featuring Paul Jacobson

Laura Belgrave Mysteries featuring Claudia Hershey, a police detective in Florida

Albert Bell Mysteries–series features Pliny the Younger, an aristocrat in 1st Century Roman

James Scott Bell Former trial lawyer turned suspense writer–series: Shannon Saga; Trials of Kit Shannon; Ty Buchanan

Nancy Bell Mysteries featuring: Biggie & J R Weatherford, grandmother & grandson, in Job's Crossing TX; Jackson Crain, a judge in Post Oak, Texas

Ted Bell Alexander Hawke thrillers

Josie Belle, the Good Buy Girls series featuring a group of skilled bargain hunters, in St. Stanley, Virginia. Pseudonym of McKinlay, Jenn Mysteries–series feature: Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura, operators of a cupcake bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona; Lindsey Norris, director of the Briar Creek Public Library, in New York, in the Library Lover's mysteries. Written as Lucy Lawrence, the Decoupage Murder mysteries featuring Brenna Miller, a decoupage teacher in Morse Point, a small town in New England.

Naomi Bellis Georgian paranormal romance

C A Belmond Light mysteries featuring historical researcher & heiress Penny Nichols

Richard Belzer Mysteries featuring himself, an actor on TV cop shows

Gregory Benford Science fiction

Carol Lea Benjamin Mysteries featuring Rachel Alexander, private investigator and dog trainer & Dashiell, her Pit Bull in New York, New York

James Benn Historical mysteries set during WW II featuring former Boston cop turned Army Lt Billy Boyle

Ann Benson Historical fiction

Raymond Benson Thrillers & James Bond

C F Bentley, the Harmony science fiction/fantasy series. Pseudonym of Irene Radford, fantasy–series: Dragon nimbus; Merlin's descendants; Stargods. Under the pseudonym of P R Frost, urban fantasy featuring Tess Noncoire, fantasy writer and Warrior of the Celestial Blade.

Edmund Clerihew Bentley Classic detective & mystery

Jennie Bentley Do-It-Yourself mysteries, featuring Avery Baker, a New York textile designer turned home renovator, and her boyfriend and business partner, handyman Derek Ellis, in fictional Waterfield, Maine. Under the pseudonym of Bente Gallagher, mysteries featuring realtor Savannah Martin.

Alex Berenson Thrillers featuring maverick CIA agent John Wells

Laurien Berenson Mysteries featuring: Melanie Travis, special education teacher posing as a poodle breeder in Connecticut; Gwen Harding, New York City journalist turned suburban wife and mother in upstate New York

Carol Berg Epic fantasy–series: Books of the Rai-kirah; Bridge of D'Arnath; Lighthouse duet; Collegia Magica

Michael Bergey Science fiction

Lisa Tawn Bergren Christian romance–series: Northern lights; Full circle; God gave us (children's)

William Bernhardt Mysteries–series feature: Ben Kincaid. an attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Susan Pulaski, a police profiler who struggles with alcoholism, in Las Vegas

Linda Berry Mysteries featuring Trudy Roundtree, the only woman on the police force in Ogeechee, Georgia

Steve Berry Historical mysteries--series features Cotton Malone, ex-US Dept of Justice special agent

Alfred Bester Science fiction

Elizabeth Bevarly Romance–series: Close range; From here to maternity; From here to paternity; Monahan; McCormick; Blame it on Bob; OPUS

Jo Beverley Historical romance: Anglo-Norman (series: Dark Champion), Georgian (series: Malloren), Regency (series: Company of rogues)

Cordelia Frances Biddle Mysteries featuring Martha Beale, in 1840s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Under the pseudonym of Nero Blanc, crosswords mysteries featuring: Annabella Graham, crossword puzzle editor for the Newcastle Evening Crier and Rosco Polycrates, a private eye in Newcastle, Massachusetts

Earl Biggers Classic mysteries, including Charlie Chan

Kristin Billerbeck Contemporary romance & chick lit

John Billheimer Mysteries featuring National Department of Transportation investigator & risk analyst Owen Allison in West Virginia

Mark Billingham Mysteries featuring Tom Thorne, a middle aged detective inspector in London, England

ReShonda Tate Billingsley African-American romance writer–series: Good Girlz (young adult)

Maeve Binchy Irish fiction writer

John Bingham Lord Clanmorris, aka Michael Ward, was a British intelligence officer and novelist. Mystery series featured: Kenneth Ducane (also called Vandoran), chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, in England; John "Badger" Brock, a police superintendent in Melford, England

Jessica Bird Romance–series: Moorehouse Legacy; O'Banyon Brothers. Under the pseudonym of J R Ward, the Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire series; Fallen Angels

Gary Birken Medical thrillers

John Birmingham Science fiction/alternate history--series: Axis of time

Ruth Birmingham Mysteries featuring Sunny Childs, private investigator with Peachtree Investigations in Atlanta, Georgia

Anne Bishop Fantasy--series: Black jewels; Tir Alainn; Ephemera

Claudia Bishop, mysteries--series feature: Sarah Quilliam, an inn owner, and Meg Quilliam, a chef, in Hemlock Falls, New York; Austin McKenzie, a veterinarian, and his wife Madeline, in Trumansburg in upstate New York. Pseudonym of Mary Stanton, kids' books--series: Heavenly Horse; Piper at the Gate; Unicorns of Balinor; mysteries featuring Brianna Winston-Beaufort, a lawyer who inherits a haunted law firm, in Savannah, Georgia.

Claudia Bishop--pseudonym of Jane Feather

Toby Bishop, the Airs fantasy series. Pseudonym of Louise Marley, opera singer & fantasy writer–series: Singers of Nevya.

Sallie Bissell Mysteries featuring Mary Crow, a half Cherokee assistant district attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Black, Baxter Former large-animal vet; Western humor

Cara Black Mysteries featuring Aimee Leduc, an owner of a detective agency specializing in corporate security, in Paris, France

Ethan Black Mysteries featuring: Conrad Voort, NYPD's richest detective

Holly Black Contemporary fantasy for teens & children–series: Modern Tale of Faerie; Spiderwick Chronicles; Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles

Ingrid Black Mysteries featuring Saxon, a former US FBI agent turned true-crime writer, and Grace Fitzgerald, Detective Chief Superintendent with the murder squad, in Dublin, Ireland

Jenna Black Paranormal romance & urban fantasy–series: Guardians of the Night; Morgan Kingsley

Michael Black Mysteries featuring Ron Shade, a tough-guy private investigator, with a soft heart, and martial arts expert, in Chicago, Illinois

Shayla Black Romance–series: Doomsday Brotherhood

Tony Black Currently lives in Edinburgh, mystery/thrillers–series: Gus Dury

Terri Blackstock Suspense & Christian thrillers–series: Restoration; Sun Coast Chronicles; Second Chances; Newpointe 911; Cape Refuge

Lawana Blackwell Historical romance–series: Victorian Serenade; Gresham Chronicles; Tales of London

Jane Blackwood Humorous romance. Romance under the pseudonym of Jane Goodger.

Annette Blair Historical & paranormal romance–series: Rogue's Club; Melody Seabright; Triplet witch trilogy

Sandy Blair Scottish historical romance

Nicholas Blake English detective fiction & mysteries

Nero Blanc, crosswords mysteries featuring: Annabella Graham, crossword puzzle editor for the Newcastle Evening Crier and Rosco Polycrates, a private eye in Newcastle, Massachusetts--pseudonym of Cordelia Frances Biddle, mysteries featuring Martha Beale, in 1840s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Eleanor Taylor Bland Mysteries featuring Marti MacAlister, a widowed black police detective in Lincoln Prairie, Illinois

Jennifer Bland--see Tessa Barclay.

Peter Blauner Suspense/thrillers (social novels, according to the author)

James Blaylock Science-fiction & fantasy–series: Elfin; Langdon St. Ives

Alex Bledsoe Fantasy-Eddie LaCrosse mysteries; Rudolfo Zginski

Oliver Bleeck, thrillers featuring Philip St. Ives, a professional go-between. Pseudonym of Ross Thomas, mysteries & thrillers–series feature: "Mac" McCorkle, a saloon owner, and Mike Padillo, a spy, in Bonn, Germany; Artie Wu and Quincy Durant, a couple of soldiers of fortune for their company, WuDu Ltd.

Meredith Blevins Mysteries featuring Annie Szabo, a writer, mother and widow and Madam Mina, fortune-teller and head of Annie's late husband's family, a loosely knit but loyal gypsy clan, in California

Win Blevins Westerns–series: Rendezvous

Miranda Bliss, Cooking Class mysteries–series features Annie Capshaw, recently divorced, and her ex-beauty queen best friend, Eve DeCateur, in Arlington, Virginia. Pseudonym of Connie Laux, young adult fantasy/horror–series: Blood Moon. Under the pseudonym of Casey Daniels, mysteries-series features Pepper Martin, a tour guide at a cemetery, who can talk with ghosts, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Barbara Block Mysteries featuring Robin Light, pet store owner in Syracuse, New York. Under the pseudonym of Isis Crawford, mysteries featuring caterer Libby Simmons, her sister, and their ex-cop dad.

Lawrence Block Evan Tanner; Matt Scudder; Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery & crime novels

Paul Block Historical fiction–series: San Francisco

Anna Blundy Mysteries featuring Faith Zanetti, a contemporary war correspondent in the Mid-East, Russia, and Europe

Giles Blunt Mysteries featuring John Cardinal, a detective near Algonquin Bay, Ontario

Philip Boast Historical fiction & historical mysteries–series are Roman mysteries featuring Septimus Quistus

Karna Small Bodman Former senior director of the National Security Council; thrillers featuring laser expert Cammy Talbot

Johnny Boggs Westerns–series: Hannah and the horseman; Guns and gavel

Cheryl Bolen Historical romances--series: Brides of Bath

Shane Bolks--contemporary romance (pseudonym of Shana Galen--historical romance)

S J Bolton Non-series suspense

Jay Bonansinga Thrillers--series features FBI profiler Ulysses Grove

Larry Bond Technothrillers–series: First Team; mysteries featuring--Peter Thorn, an army colonel and counter-terrorism expert, and Helen Gray, an FBI agent; Jerry Mitchell, a former pilot turned submarine officer, dealing with the Russians

Meredith Bond Regency romances

Michael Bond Monsieur Pamplemousse mysteries only, all involving food in France (but the Paddington Bear kids' books are delightful)

Stephanie Bond Romantic comedies & suspense

Anne-Laure Bondoux French writer of fantasy for kids

Stephen Booth Mysteries featuring: Detective Constable Ben Cooper, trying to fill his police sergeant father's shoes and new partner, Diane Fry, recently transferred to Edendale's force, in England

Borderland books--fantasy

Todd Borg Owen McKenna Lake Tahoe mystery/thrillers

Lisa Bork Broken Vows mysteries featuring Jolene Asdale, owner of a sports car boutique, in the fictional tourist town of Wachobe in the Finger Lakes region of New York

James Born Mysteries featuring: Bill Tasker, an agent of the Department of Law Enforcement in Florida; Alex Duarte, an ATF agent and Bosnia veteran

Joanna Bourne Historical romance

Ben Bova Science fiction only–series include: Orion; Exiles; Kinsman; Voyagers; To Save the Sun; Privateers; Moonrise; Asteroid Wars; Watchmen; Sam Gunn; Grand tour of the universe

Jean Bowden--see Tessa Barclay.

Gail Bowen Mysteries–series features Joanne Kilbourn, a political science professor in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Michael Bowen Mysteries featuring: Thomas Curry, an ex-lawyer and Sandrine Cadette Curry, a Girl Friday, work in a law firm in 1960s New York, New York; Richard Michaelson, is a retired Foreign Service Office diplomat and Marjorie Randolph, the owner of a retail bookstore called Cavalier Books, in Washington D. C.; Rep Pennyworth, a trademark and copyright lawyer and Melissa Pennyworth, a graduate student in Literature, in Indianapolis, Indiana

Peter Bowen Mysteries featuring Gabriel Du Pre, Metis Indian cattle inspector and sometimes sheriff in Montana

Rhys Bowen Mysteries featuring: Evan Evans, a village constable in Llanfair, Wales; Molly Murphy, a Irish immigrant in 19th-century New York, New York; Lady Georgiana, minor royalty in 1930s England

C J Box Mysteries featuring Joe Pickett, a game warden in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming

Barbara Boxer Political thrillers featuring US Senator Ellen Fisher

Alistair Boyle Mysteries featuring Gil Yates, private investigator, alias Malvin Stark, a nerdy, unsuccessful real estate agent in Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Boyle Regencies/historical romance--series: Danvers; Brazen; Bachelor chronicles; Marlowe

John Boyne Irish author

Leigh Brackett Fantasy & science fiction

Tom Bradby Espionage thrillers

Ray Bradbury Science fiction

Alan Bradley Mysteries featuring Flavia de Luce, an 11-year old sleuth and aspiring chemist in 1950, in the small village of Bishop's Lacey, England

Celeste Bradley Regency & historical romances--series: Liars Club ("liars" were the royal spies in the Regency); Royal 4; Heiress brides

**Marion Zimmer Bradley Fantasy & science fiction–series: Avalon (see also Diana L Paxson); Darkover (see also Deborah Ross); Claire Moffat; Hunters; Web of light; Witchlight; Glenraven; Clingfire; Mists of Avalon; Children of kings

Gillian Bradshaw Fantasy & historical fiction--series: Down the long wind

John Brady Mysteries featuring: Matt Minogue, an Irish police detective sergeant in Dublin; Felix Kimmel, a police inspector, in rural Austria

Kate Brallier Paranormal romance

Ernest Bramah Oriental fantasies & mysteries featuring blind detective Max Carrados

Christianna Brand--pseudonym of Mary (Christianna) Lewis. Mysteries only, some featuring Inspector Cockrill, a constable in Kent County, England

Jay Brandon Mysteries & legal thrillers--series feature: Chris Sinclair, a district attorney in San Antonio, Texas; Mark Blackwell, the new district attorney in San Antonio, Texas

Gyles Brandreth Mysteries featuring Oscar Wilde

Kathy Brandt Mysteries featuring: Hannah Sampson, a CSI diver in the British Virgin Islands

**Lilian Jackson Braun Mysteries featuring Jim Qwilleran, a journalist with his Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum in Pick Ax, Michigan

Patricia Bray Non-series Regencies; fantasy–series: Sword of Change; Chronicles of Josan

Don Bredes Mysteries featuring Hector Bellevance, a disgraced cop from Boston rebuilding his life as a constable in his childhood home of Tipton, in northeast Vermont

Jon L Breen Mysteries--series feature: Jerry Brogan, a track announcer at Surfside Meadows, in California,; Rachel Hennings, a bookstore owner in Los Angeles, California

Chaz Brenchley Non-series thrillers and fantasy: series: Light; Books of Outremer, based on the world of the Crusades; Bridge of Dreams, set in an alternate Ottoman Istanbul

Allison Brennan Romantic suspense

Marie Brennan Fantasy-series: Doppelganger; Onyx Court

Peter Brett Fantasy–series: Demon

Simon Brett Mysteries for adults only–series featuring: Carole Seddon, retiree in Fethering, England; Charles Paris, alcoholic English actor; Melita Pargeter, English widow of a thief

Barbara Bretton Romance–series: Pax; Wilde; Close to Home; Century of American Dreams; Here Come the Grooms; Born in the USA

Kate Bridges Historical romance, set in the American & Canadian West–series: Reid Brothers

Patricia Briggs Fantasy--series: Sianim; Dragon; Raven,; Mercedes Thompson, shape-shifting car mechanic

Emily Brightwell Mysteries featuring Inspector Witherspoon, a policeman and Mrs. Jeffries, his housekeeper in London, England

David Brin Science fiction–series include: Uplift; Kil'n; Colony High

Terri Brisbin Historical/medieval romance--series: Bride

Poppy Z Brite Fantasy, vampire

Andrew Britton Thrillers featuring Ryan Kealey, an ex-CIA agent and former Special Forces soldier, dealing with terrorists in the US

Pamela Britton Contemporary romance (series: Cowboy), Regency historical romance, NASCAR romantic suspense

Brody, Frances Mysteries featuring Kate Shackleton, an amateur sleuth whose husband is MIA in WWI, in 1920s Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Suzanne Brockmann Romance–series: Sunrise Key; Tall, Dark and Dangerous; Troubleshooter

Connie Brockway Contemporary & historical romance. Historical romance series: McClairen's Isle; Bridal stories; Rose hunters

D C (Deborah Cobban) Brod Mysteries–series features Quint McCauley, an ex-cop turned private investigator in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois

William Brodrick Mysteries featuring former lawyer and now Anglican friar Father Anselm (from an attorney formerly an Anglican friar)

Jan Brogan Mysteries featuring Providence RI reporter Hallie Ahern

Charles Brokaw Thrillers featuring linguist Thomas Lourds

Charlotte & Emily Bronte

Meljean Brook Sensual paranormal romance–series: Guardians

Christopher Brookmyre Mysteries featuring: Jack Parlabane, journalist in Edinburgh, Scotland; Angelique De Xavier, a police officer in Glasgow, Scotland

Terry Brooks Science fiction & fantasy–series include: Shannara; Magic Kingdom of Landover; Word & the Void; Voyage of the Jerle Shannara; Sword of Shannara; High Druid of Shannara

Marilee Brothers Non-series mystery & the "Unbidden magic" YA fantasy series

Mike Brotherton Astronomer writing science fiction

Carolyn Brown Historical & Western romance–series: Oklahoma Land Rush; Promised Land; Love's Valley; Drifters and Dreamers; Broken Roads; Luckadeau; Black Swan; Honky Tonk; Angels & Outlaws trilogy; Spikes & Spurs

Dale Brown Thrillers–series: books with the recurring characters Patrick McLanahan & Jason Richter & Talon; Dreamland, high tech thrillers about a secret US Air Force weapons research center: Independent

Dan Brown Mystery/thrillers: series features Harvard professor of iconography & religious art Robert Langdon

Eric Brown Science fiction–series: Virex; Bengal Station

Rita Mae Brown Fiction/mysteries with cats & dogs. Series feature: Sister Jane Arnold, 70 year old Master of the Hunt; Mary Minor Haristeen, postmistress of Crozet, VA, & her animals. Non-mysteries are set in the small-town of Runnymede MD

Hester Browne Romantic comedy--series: Little lady

Nick Brownlee Mystery/thrillers featuring Detective Inspector Daniel Jouma & ex-cop turned fishing boat captain Jake Moore

James Brownley Mysteries featuring floundering British journalist Alison Glasby

Alison Bruce True crime & mysteries featuring Gary Goodhew, a detective constable at Parkside Station, in Cambridge, England

Ken Bruen Mysteries: series feature: Detective Sergeant Tom Brant and Chief Inspector James Roberts in London's southeast precinct; Irishman Jack Taylor who's luck at finding things keeps him in beer money; Max Fisher, a wealthy businessman, and Angela Petrakos, his sexy assistant, starting out in New York City

Don Bruns Mysteries-series feature: rock & roll journalist & author Mick Sever; Skip Moore and James Lessor, best friends since grade school, in Florida

**Steven Brust Science fiction & fantasy. Series include: Vlad Taltos; Khaavren Romances

Kathleen Bryant Epic fantasy-series: War of the rose

Paul Bryers Mysteries of the Septagram kids' fantasy. Under the pseudonym of Seth Hunter, the Nathan Peake historical naval adventure series.

Bill Bryson Non-fiction & travel writing

John Buchan Mysteries featuring: Richard Hannay, an ordinary fellow caught up in extraordinary events in England and Scotland; Sir Edward Leithen, lawyer in Scotland and Canada; Dickson McCunn, grocer, and the Gorbals Die-Hards, in Scotland

**Edna Buchanan Former S Florida crime reporter. Nonfiction, mysteries–series feature: Britt Montero, a newspaper crime reporter in Miami, Florida; Craig Burch, a sergeant in Miami Police Department's Cold Case Squad; Michael Venturi, a deputy U.S. marshall involved in running the Federal Witness Protection Program

Kathy Buchen Mysteries featuring newly widowed mother of 3 teenagers Rhiannon "Rhi" Nolan in the small town of New Belgium, La Follette County WI--none at BCL

Tobias Buckell Caribbean-born writer of speculative fiction

Christopher Buckley Humorous, social-critical novels

Fiona Buckley--Pseudonym of Valerie Anand. Historical novels & Elizabethan mysteries

William F(rank) Buckley, Jr.: Blackford Oakes thrillers

Joe Buff Nautical technothrillers

Carole Bugge Mysteries featuring: Sherlock Holmes; Claire Rawlings, book editor with a 12-year-old ward in New York, New York

Lois McMaster Bujold Science fiction & fantasy. Series include: Miles Vorkosigan; Cordelia Naismith; Curse of Chalion; Sharing knife

**Emma Bull Fantasy & science fiction

T Davis Bunn Christian writer–series: Rendezvous With Destiny; Reluctant Prophet; Song of Acadia; Heirs of Acadia; Acts of faith; Premier mystery . Pseudonym Thomas Locke.

Robin Burcell Mysteries-series feature: Kate Gillespie, a homicide inspector in San Francisco, California; Sydney Fitzpatrick, an FBI forensic artist in San Francisco, California

John Burdett Mysteries set in Bangkok

Alafair Burke Mysteries feature: Samantha Kincaid, Deputy District Attorney in Portland OR; NY homicide detective Ellie Hatcher

James Lee Burke Mysteries featuring: Dave Robicheaux (ro-bee-show), a deputy sheriff in New Iberia, Louisiana; Billy Bob Holland, an attorney and former Texas Ranger in Deaf Smith, Texas; Hack Holland, a hard-drinking lawyer, Korean War POW, progressive Democrat, now a sheriff, in Texas

Jan Burke Mysteries featuring Irene Kelly, newspaper reporter in Southern California

Claudia Mair Burney Amanda Bell Brown mysteries; Exorsistah

**Edgar Rice Burroughs Science fiction, fantasy, Westerns: series include: Tarzan of the Apes; John Carter of Mars (Barsoom); Land that Time Forgot; Pellucidar; Venus; Moon Maid

Jaci Burton Paranormal romance (series: Demon hunters), romance & erotic romance (series: Chains of love; Devlin dynasty)

Milton Burton Non-series crime thrillers

Nancy Bush Contemporary romantic fiction–pseudonyms: Nancy Kelly; Natalie Bishop. Historical romance. Mysteries featuring reluctant private investigator Jane Kelly & her pug dog, the Binkster, in Lake Chinook (Lake Oswego), OR. Nancy Drew mysteries under the pseudonym of Carolyn Keene

Jim Butcher Fantasy--series: Dresden Files; Codex Alera

Shannon Butcher Delta Force romantic thrillers featuring First Light Foundation do-gooder Lana Hancock and covert operative Caleb Stone; Sentinel Wars paranormal romance series

Octavia Butler Science fiction & cyberpunk–series: Patternists; Xenogenesis; Parable of the Sower

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli Mysteries featuring mystery writer Emily Kincaid & Deputy Dolly in northern Michigan

Ellen Byerrum Mysteries featuring Lacey Smithsonian, the "Crime of Fashion" columnist in Washington D. C.

Rhyannon Byrd Paranormal, sensual & erotic romance–series: Magick Men; Sexy Sweet; Blood Runners; Primal Instinct

Meg Cabot Series: Princess Diaries; Princess Diaries Companion books; Mediator; 1-800-Where-R-You; Boy; All-American Girl; Queen of Babble; Heather Wells Mysteries; Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls; Airhead; Avalon High--Coronation

Pat Cadigan Cyberpunk

Chelsea Cain Mysteries-series features Portland OR detective Archie Sheridan

Tom Cain Mystery/thrillers featuring specialist assassin Samuel Carver

Leslie Caine Mysteries–Domestic Bliss series features Erin Gilbert and Steve Sullivan, rival interior designers in Colorado. Pseudonym of Leslie O'Kane, whose mystery series feature: Allida Babcock, a dog therapist in Boulder, Colorado; Molly Masters, a cartoonist and greeting card entrepreneur, in Albany, New York

Rachel Caine: fantasy–series: Weather Warden; Red Letter Days; Morganville Vampires; Outcast Season. Pseudonym of Roxanne Longstreet, non-series fantasy.

James Calder Mysteries featuring Bill Damen, a filmmaker turned sleuth in Santa Clara, California

Laura Caldwell Romance/chick lit–mysteries featuring Chicago attorney Izzy McNeil

Candy Calvert Mysteries featuring ER nurse Darcy Cavanaugh

Dana Cameron Mysteries featuring archaelogist Emma Fielding

Eleanor Cameron Science fiction

Andrea Camilleri Mysteries featuring Salvo Montalbano, a police inspector in Sicily

Candace Camp Contemporary & historical romance–series: Medievals Norwen Saga; Tyrell's Lilies; Montford Heirs; Little Town in Texas; Aincourt; Moreland family; Women and Men; Matchmakers; Willowmere. Under the pseudonym of Lisa Gregory, romance–series: Turner's Rainbows Saga. Also romance under the pseudonym of Kristin James–series: Stone's sky; Marshall family; Ferguson brothers

Alan Campbell Epic, dark fantasy--series: Deepgate codex

Broos Campbell Matty Grove series of naval historical novels

Chester Campbell Mysteries featuring: Greg McKenzie, a retired Air Force criminal investigator in Nashville, Tennessee; Sid Chance, a private investigator, in Nashville, Tennessee

Jack Campbell, military science fiction–series: Lost fleet; Lost stars. Pseudonym of Hemry, John--military science fiction–series: Ethan Stark; Paul Sinclair.

Karen Campbell Former Glasgow cop turned mystery writer-series features Inspector Anna Cameron

Rebecca Campbell Contemporary romance

Campion, Alexander Mysteries featuring Capucine LeTellier, a police detective specializing in white-collar crime, and her husband Alexandre, a portly food critic, in Paris, France

Dorothy Cannell Mysteries featuring Ellie Haskell, an interior decorator, Ben Haskell, a writer and chef, and occasionally Hyacinth and Primrose Tramwell, a pair of dotty sisters and owners of the Flowers Detection Agency

Stephen J Cannell Mysteries & Shane Scully LA police mysteries

Taffy Cannon Mysteries--series feature: Nan Robertson, a State Bar Investigator in Los Angeles, California; San Diego Sheriff's Dept detective Roxanne Prescott. Non-series under the pseudonym of Emily Toll

Lorenzo Carcaterra Thrillers–series: Apaches

Orson Scott Card Science fiction & fantasy–series include: Worthing Chronicle; Ender Wiggin; Alvin Maker; Maps in a mirror; Homecoming

Jacqueline Carey Fantasy--series: Kushiel's legacy; Sundering

Mike Carey Fantasy-series features London freelance exorcist Felix Castor (not listed are graphic novels)

JoAnna Carl, Chocaholic mysteries featuring Lee McKinney, a divorcee who returns to Michigan to work for her aunt's chocolate business. Pseudonym of Eve Sandstrom, mysteries–series feature: Nell Matthews, a newspaper reporter, and Mike Svenson, a police officer, in Grantham, Oklahoma; Sam Titus, a sheriff, and Nicky Titus, a photographer and wife, in Holton, Oklahoma, in the Down Home mysteries.

Lillian Stewart Carl Mysteries--series feature: Rebecca Reid, a historian, and Michael Campbell, a Scottish professor, in Ohio and later in Scotland; Jean Fairbairn, working for an Edinburgh-based history and travel magazine, and Alasdair Cameron, a police detective, in Scotland, romantic suspense: fantasy–series: Sabazel

Massimo Carlotto Italian mystery author--series features Marco “Alligator” Buratti1, a former blues singer and ex-con, working as a private investigator in Venice, Italy

Liz Carlyle Historic romantic suspense--series: MacLahlan family; Lies & secrets; Neville family; Rutledge family

Emily Carmichael Historical & contemporary romance

Haggai Carmon Ex-Mossad agent--thrillers feature Dan Gordon, an Israeli-born attorney working for the US Dept of Justice

Gianrico Carofiglio Italian author-legal thrillers featuring attorney Guido Guerriri

Caleb Carr Mysteries featuring John Schuyler Moore, a turn-of-the-century journalist in New York, New York

**John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson--Grandfather of locked room mysteries. Writing under real name–series include: Henri Bercolin, juge d'instruction, Paris; Dr Gideon Fell. Writing as Carter Dickson, series include: Sir Henry Merrivale; Col March

Jennifer Lee Carrell Literary mysteries

Carriger, Gail Parasol Protectorate historical paranormal romances; Finishing School young adult historical mystery series

Tori Carrington Mysteries featuring Sofie Metropolis, a Greek-American private investigator in Queens, New York City

Leslie Carroll Lighthearted contemporary urban women’s fiction--under pseudonym of Amanda Elyot, historical romance

Susan Carroll Historical & Regency romance--series: St Leger

Paul Carson Dublin MD & non-series thriller writer: none at BCL

Angela (Olive) Carter Children's literature; Fairy tales; Fantasy fiction; Gothic novels; Novels. She also wrote the screenplay for "Company of wolves", based on her short story.

Maureen Carter Mysteries-series are police procedurals featuring London Det. Sgt. Bev Morriss

Samantha Carter, contemporary romance. Pseudonym of Shanna Swendson Humorous fantasy-series features Katie Chandler, immune to magic and working at Magic, Spells & Illusions Inc.

Carter, Stephen L Historical thrillers–series: Elm Harbor

Jeffrey Carver Science fiction–series: Star Rigger; Starstream; Chaos Chronicles

John Case Pseudonym of Jim & Carolyn Hougan–non-series thrillers

Donis Casey Mysteries featuring full-time mother and part-time sleuth Alafair Tucker in the small prairie town of Boynton early in the 20th Century

Casey, Jane Irish mystery author–series features Maeve Kerrigan, an ambitious young detective constable, in London, England

Kathryn Casey True crime & mysteries featuring Sarah Armstrong, a criminal profiler lieutenant in the Texas Rangers, and a recently widowed mother, based in Houston, Texas

Dixie Cash Pseudonym of Anna Jeffrey--romantic comedies/mysteries featuring the W Texas hairdresser-detectives, the Domestic Equalizers. Anna Jeffrey--Contemporary Western romance

Kathryn Caskie Regency romances

P C Cast Paranormal romance--series: Goddess summoning; Partholon; Divine; House of night

Linda Castillo Romantic suspense–series: Operation Midnight. Mystery series features Kate Burkholder, female chief of police in the Amish town of Painters Mill, Ohio.

Toni McGee Causey Humorous mysteries set in Lake Charles LA featuring Bobbie Faye Sumrall

Thomas Cavanagh Mysteries featuring retired Florida cop Mike Garrity

Michael Chabon Literary fiction

Mark Chadbourn Former British journalist. Fantasy–series: Age of Misrule; Dark Age; Kingdom of the Serpent; Swords of Albion; Doctor Who

Elizabeth Chadwick Medieval mysteries

**Jack L Chalker Science fiction & fantasy--series: Well of Souls; Four Lords of the Diamond; Dancing Gods; Soul Rider; Rings of the Master; GOD, Inc; Changewinds; Quintara Marathon; Watchers at the Well; Wonderland Gambit; Three Kings

C (Caroline) S Challinor Mysteries featuring Rex Graves, a Scots barrister specializing in criminal litigation, prosecutor at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh, Scotland

Ann Chamberlin Historical fantasy--series: Ottoman Empire; Joan of Arc tapestries

David Champion Mysteries featuring S California attorney Bomber Hanson and his son Tod

Cassandra Chan Mysteries featuring independently wealthy amateur sleuth Phillip Bethancourt and his friend, Scotland Yard Detective Sgt Jack Gibbons

Karen Chance Paranormal fantasy featuring clairvoyant and heir to the Pythia Cassie Palmer

Jessie Chandler Mysteries featuring lesbian coffee shop owner Shay O'Hanlon

**Raymond Chandler Classic mysteries, featuring Philip Marlowe, a private eye on the "mean streets" of Los Angeles, California

Henry Chang Mysteries featuring Chinese-American NYPD detective Jack Yu

Leonard Chang Mysteries featuring Allen Choice, a Korean-American Silicon Valley investigator in Los Angeles, California

Janet Chapman Maine romance writer--series: Highlander; Puffin Harbor

Charbonneau, Joelle Mysteries featuring Rebecca Robbins, a Chicago mortgage broker inheriting a roller skating rink from her mother, in fictional Indian Falls, Illinois

Kate Charles Mysteries-"Book of Psalms" series features Lucy Kingsley, an artist, and David Middleton-Brown, a solicitor, in London, England, and the Church of England; ecclesiastical series featuring Anglican cleric Callie Anson

Paul Charles Mysteries featuring: Det Inspector Christy Kennedy; Inspector Starrett of the Garda Serious Crime Unit, in County Donegal, Ireland

**Leslie Charteris, creator of the Saint series of mysteries

Chase, Ella March Tudor historical

Loretta Lynda Chase Historical romances--series: Carsington; Trevelyan family; Regency noblemen; Scoundrels; Fallen women

Daniel Chavarria Cuban mystery writer-dates for 1st two titles are original printings

Sean Chercover Mysteries featuring Ray Dudgeon, a former newspaper reporter turned private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

Dan Chernenko, Scepter of mercy fantasy series. Pseudonym of Harry Turtledove

**C J Cherryh Science fiction/fantasy–series: Hanan Rebellion; Morgaine; Faded Sun; Arafel; Company Wars; Compact Space; Age of Exploration; Cyteen; Rusalka; Foreigner; Tristan; Gene Wars

Marion Chesney Historical romance (mostly Edwardian & Regency)–series: 6 sisters; School for Manners; Travelling Matchmaker; Poor Relation; Daughters of Mannerling; Edwardian murder mysteries featuring Capt Harry Cartwright, survivor of the Boer War. Under the pseudonym of M C Beaton, mysteries–series feature: Hamish Macbeth, Scottish police constable; Agatha Raisin, ex-London advertising exec now living in the Cotswolds.

Tracy Chevalier Historical fiction about art or literature

Jennifer Chiaverini Elm Creek Quilters novels

Lee Child Thrillers featuring ex-military policeman Jack Reacher

Lincoln Child. Solo, non-series thrillers

Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston Thrillers--series feature: Margo Green, a natural history museum curator in New York City; FBI special agent Pendergast

Laura Childs Mysteries featuring: Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Teahouse in Charleston, South Carolina; Carmela Bertrand, owner of a scrapbooking shop in New Orleans, Louisiana; three semi-desperate, 40+ women running the egg-themed Cackleberry Club

P F Chisholm Mysteries featuring Sir Robert Carey, an Elizabethan nobleman. Pseudonym of Patricia Finney--mysteries featuring Simon Ames and David Becket, secret agents for Queen Elizabeth, in 1580s England, Lugh Mac Romain Irish historicals

**Agatha Christie

Paul Christopher–Finn Ryan & Templars series. Pseudonym of Christopher Hyde, non-series thrillers. Pseudonym: A J Holt–J Fletcher series

James Church Pseudonym of a former U.S. intelligence agent-police procedurals featuring Inspector O in N Korea

Jill Churchill Mysteries featuring: Jane Jeffry, a suburban housewife and sleuth in Chicago, Illinois; Lily Brewster, socialite and her brother, Robert Brewster, victims of the stock market crash of 1929, are featured in the Grace and Favor mysteries

Sue Civil-Brown Humorous romance. Under the pseudonym of Rachel Lee, misc romance & romantic suspense

Tom Clancy Non-fiction & techno thrillers. Series feature: Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst; John Clark, an ex-Navy Seal and creator of an elite, international anti-terrorist group based in England; Jack Ryan Jr., a member of a team working way outside the system to locate and deal with terrorists, in suburban Maryland; Op-Center; Power Plays

Alys Clare Mysteries featuring: Abbess Helewise and Sir Josse d' Acquin, a French knight, at the Hawkenly Abbey in England during the 12th Century; Lassair, a 14-year-old girl with special gifts training to be a healer in a Fenland village, in 11th century England

Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments young adult urban fantasy series

Pamela Clare Historical & contemporary romantic suspense–series: Blackwell/Kenleigh family; I Team; MacKinnon's Rangers

Clark, Cassandra Abbess of Meaux mysteries featuring Hildegard, a wealthy recent widow who becomes an abbess in late 14th century York, England

Clark, Marcia Mysteries featuring Rachel Knight, a 30-something deputy DA in the Special Trials Unit, in Los Angeles, California

Carol Higgins Clark Daughter of, and occasional co-author with, Mary Higgins Clark: Mystery novels–series feature: Regan Reilly, a private eye, Los Angeles, California; Alvirah Meehan, a lottery winner turned sleuth. Collaborations with her Mom are listed under her name.

Katharine Clark Mysteries. Written as Kate Clark Flora, featuring Thea Kozak, educational consultant in Massachusetts

Mary Higgins Clark Non-series mysteries/thrillers; Seasonal collaborations with daughter, Carol Higgins Clark

Mary Jane Clark Mysteries featuring the KEY News team

Mindy Starns Clark Romantic mysteries–series: Million dollar; Smart chick

Simon Clark Horror

**Arthur C Clarke--fiction only, science fiction--series: Monolith; Rama; Time odyssey

Lindsay Clarke Historical & other fiction-Troy series

Mary Andrea Clarke Romantic historical mysteries

Lowen Clausen Seattle police procedurals

Jon Cleary Australian author–mystery series features Scobie Malone, a family-man and a police inspector, in Sydney

Ann Cleeves Mysteries-series feature: Vera Stanhope, a detective inspector in East Yorkshire, England; Stephen Ramsey, an impulsive police inspector in Northumberland, England; George Palmer-Jones, a retired civil servant and amateur bird watcher, and his wife Molly, a retired social worker, in Surrey, England; Jimmy Perez, a police detective inspector in the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland, in the Shetland Island Quartet

Douglas Clegg Fantasy & horror–series: Harrow Academy; Mordred

Jane K Cleland Mysteries featuring antiques appraiser Josie Prescott

Judy Clemens Mysteries–series feature: Stella Crown, a Harley-riding dairy farmer, in Pennsylvania; Casey Maldonado, trying to come to terms with loss, and her companion Death, the Grim Reaper

Blaize Clement Mysteries featuring retiree from the Sarasota FL Sheriff's Dept turned petsitter Dixie Hemingway

Peter Clement Medical thrillers–series: Earl Garnett; Richard Steel

Clements, Rory Elizabethan mysteries featuring William Shakespeare's older brother John

Barbara Cleverly Mysteries featuring: Commander Joe Sandilands, a Scotland Yard detective who spends some time assigned in post-WWI India; Leatitia Talbot, an archeologist based in post-WWI France

Roy Clews Former Royal Marines commander & Spanish Foreign Legionaire–historical fiction. Historical fiction under the pseudonym of Sara Fraser–series: Tildy; Thomas Potts historical mysteries

Sheri Cobb-South Historical & Regency romance–series: Weaver Takes a Wife; John Pickett mysteries

Harlan Coben Mysteries–series features Myron Bolitar, an injured basketball player turned sports agent in New York, New York

Clinch, Wendy Ski Diva mysteries

Tim Cockey Baltimore morticians mysteries

David Coe Fantasy–series: LonTobyn; Winds of the Forelands; Blood of the Southlands

Margaret Coel Mysteries featuring: John Aloysius O’Malley, a Jesuit missionary, and Vicky Holden, an Arapaho attorney, on the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Catherine McLeod, an investigative reporter in Denver, Colorado

Mark Coggins Mysteries featuring August Riordan, a jazz bass-playing private investigator in San Francisco, California, & his cross-dressing assistant, Chris Duckworth

Gabriel Cohen Mysteries featuring Detective Jack Leightner of Brooklyn's South Homicide Task Force

Jeffrey Cohen Mysteries featuring Aaron Tucker, a former investigative reporter and aspiring screenwriter, in New Jersey

Mark Cohen Mysteries featuring Pepper Keane, a former federal prosecutor, now a private investigator, in Colorado

Nancy J. Cohen Bad Hair Day mystery series, featuring Marla Shore, a beauty salon owner in south Florida

Curt Colbert Mysteries featuring Jake Rossiter, a private investigator and Miss Jenkins, a "Gal Friday" in post-World War II Seattle, Washington

David Cole Mysteries featuring half-Hopi computer hacker Laura Winslow

Martina Cole Crime thrillers, set mostly in London's criminal underworld–series feature: Maura Ryan, who joins the family "firm" and becomes the young queen of the criminal underworld, in the East End of London, England; Kate Burrows, a detective inspector, and Patrick Kelly, her lover with underworld connections, in the East End of London, England

Meredith Cole Mysteries featuring Lydia McKenzie, an edgy art photographer who also works as an administrative assistant at the D'Angelo detective agency, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York City

Reed Farrell Coleman Mysteries–series feature: Dylan Klein, an insurance investigator in New York City; Moe (Moses) Prager, an ex-cop private investigator in 1980s New York City. Under the pseudonym of Tony Spinosa, mysteries featuring former legendary NYPD narcotics detective turned truck driver Joe Serpe.

Eoin Colfer Fantasy for kids--series : Artemis Fowl features a human 12 year old criminal genius; Benny; Will & Marty; Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

Chris Collett Mysteries featuring DI Tom Mariner

Barbara Colley mysteries featuring New Orleans maid Charlotte LaRue

Brandilyn Collins Christian suspense--series: Chelsea Adams; Hidden faces; Kanner Lake

Collins, Kate Flower Shop mysteries featuring Abby Knight, a law school drop-out and the owner of Bloomers Florists in New Chapel, Indiana

Max Allan Collins, (Jr.): Mysteries. Series include: Nate Heller, ex-cop PI in 1930s Chicago; CSI; Eliot Ness; Nolan, aging thief in Iowa; Mallory, student mystery writer in small town Iowa; Quarry, psychotic Vietnam vet & hired killer in Iowa. Under the pseudonym of Patrick Culhane, Westerns.

Collins, Nancy Horror–series: Sonja Blue; Vamps; Golgotham

Jennifer Colt Mysteries featuring pink Harley-riding twin sister PIs Kerry & Terry McAfee

Jodi Compton Mysteries featuring Minneapolis detective Sarah Pribek

**Conan books--classic sword & sorcery fantasy

Susan Conant Mysteries--series: Dog Lovers, featuring Holly Winter, a dog trainer and magazine columnist in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Cat Lovers, featuring Felicity Pride, author of a mystery series about cats, in Massachusetts; Chloe Carter, a boy-crazy 20-something gourmand, in Brighton, Massachusetts (with her daughter, Jessica Conant-Park)

Jessica Conant-Park--see her mom, Susan Conant

Mary Connealy Western romance–series: Lassoed in Texas; South Dakota Weddings; Maxie Mouse Mystery; Montana Marriages

Michael Connelly Mysteries/thrillers. Series include: Harry Bosch, LA homicide detective; Terry McCaleb, former FIA agent recuperating from a heart transplant in LA; Mickey Haller, a lawyer in Los Angeles, California; Mickey Haller, a lawyer in Los Angeles, California

Connolly, Harry Twenty Palaces fantasy series

John Connolly Mysteries–series features Charlie "Bird" Parker, an ex-NYPD detective turned private investigator in cases taking him to locations in North America

Sheila Connolly Mysteries–series feature: Meg Corey, who takes over her mother's colonial home and apple orchard, in fictional Granford, Massachusetts, in the Orchard mysteries; Eleanor "Nell" Pratt, fundraiser for The Society for the Preservation of Pennsylvania Antiques, in the Museum mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Sarah Atwell, mysteries featuring Emmeline (Em) Dowell, a glassblower, in Tucson, Arizona, in the Glassblowing mysteries.

Beverly Connor Mysteries featuring: Lindsay Chamberlain, forensic archeologist at the University of Georgia; Diane Fallon, forensic anthropologist, museum director and reluctant detective

Rose Connors Mysteries featuring Martha "Marty" Nickerson, a prosecuting attorney of Chatham on Cape Cod

Robert Conroy Alternate history

K C Constantine Mysteries–series is set in small-town Rocksburg, Pennsylvania, many featuring police chief Mario Balzic

Josh Conviser Cyberpunk

Kent Conwell Westerns and the Tony Boudreaux mystery series

Storm Constantine Fantasy–series: Wraeththu; Wraeththu Histories; Wraeththu Mythos; Monstrous Regiment; Grigori; Magravandias

**Glen Cook Fantasy--series: Stafrisher; Black Company; Dread Empire; Darkwar; Garrett Files; Instrumentalities of the Night

Gloria Cook Historical & contemporary romance–series: Pengarron; Meryen

Judith Cook Mysteries featuring: Simon Forman, an Elizabethan physician-astrologer in London, England; John Latymer, former copper and literary tour guide for groups of American tourists in Great Britain

Kristina Cook Regency romances

Marshall Cook Mysteries featuring Monona "Mo" Quinn, editor of a small-town newspaper in the Midwest

Robin Cook Medical/technical thrillers

Troy Cook Medical/technical thrillers–series feature: Dr. Marissa Blumenthal, an investigator at the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta, Georgia; Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery, medical examiners in New York City

Catherine Cooke Science fiction/fantasy--11 Kingdoms; Winged assassin

R Cameron Cooke Submarine thrillers

Coonts, Deborah Mysteries featuring Lucky O'Toole, a statuesque beauty in charge of customer relations for the mega-casino Babylon Hotel, on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada

Stephen Coonts Action/adventure thrillers–series: Jake Grafton naval thrillers; Saucer; Deep Black; Tommy Carmellini

James Fenimore Cooper--classics of American literature

Natasha Cooper Mysteries featuring: Willow King, a romance novelist in London, England; Trish Maguire, a barrister specializing in child-abuse cases in England. Under the pseudonym of Clare Layton, novels dealing with the victimes of violent crimes.

Susan Cooper Children's fantasy–series: Dark Is Rising; Boggart

Susan Rogers Cooper Mysteries–series feature: Milt Kovak, sheriff in Prophesy County, Oklahoma; E.J. Pugh, a housewife-mom romance writer in Black Cat Ridge, Texas; Kimmey Kruse, a stand-up comedian in Austin, Texas

Rick Copp Mysteries-series features: former 80s child star Jarrod Jarvis; LA Dolls, 80s female PIs now retired

Corby, Gary Mysteries featuring Nicolaos, an investigator in classical Athens, beginning in 461 BCE

Tom Corcoran Florida mysteries featuring Alex Rutledge, a freelance photographer in Key West

Nicola Cornick Regency romances–series: Somerset; Suffolk; Mostyn and Trevithick Feud; Tallants; Steepwood scandal; Brides of forrtune

Bernard Cornwell Historical/military adventures–series: Richard Sharpe (listed in historical chronological order); Arthur: Grail Quest; Alfred the Great; other novels under pseudonym Susannah Kells

Patricia Cornwell Mysteries. Series featuring: Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner in Richmond, VA; Judy Hammer, Chief of Police, Deputy Virginia West, & Andy Brazil, ex-reporter & rookie cop; Win Garano, mixed-race state investigator, and Monique Lamont, District Attorney, in Boston, Massachusetts

Lucha Corpi Brown Angel mysteries featuring Gloria Damasco, a Hispanic detective in San Francisco Bay area in California

John Corrigan Mysteries featuring pro-golfer Jack Austin on the PGA circuit

Peter Corris Australian mystery writer–series feature: Australian PI Cliff Hardy detective novels; Ray Crawley, director of the Sydney office of the Federal Security Agency; comic historical novels featuring Richard Browning, an Australian PI with Hollywood connections; Luke Dunlop, agent for Australia's Witness Protection Agency

C R Corwin Mysteries featuring 68 year-old newspaper librarian Maddy Sprowls in Hannawa OH

Thomas Costain Classics of adventure

Colin Cotterill Mysteries featuring aged chief coroner Dr Siri Paiboun in late 1970s Thailand

Jack Coughlin Former top-ranked Marine sniper; thrillers feature sniper Kyle Swanson

William J(eremiah) Coughlin Mysteries, some featuring Charley Sloan, criminal attorney in Detroit, Michigan

Catherine Coulter Historical romance & romantic suspense–series: Regency; Baron; Devil's; Medieval Song; Star; Magic; Night; Viking era; Bride; Legacy. FBI thrillers

Caroline Cousins Southern cozies set in S Carolina

Mat Coward Don Packham and Frank Mitchell mysteries

Cressida Cowell Humorous kids' fantasy–series features Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, son of a Viking chief

Michael Cox Victorian thrillers

Sarah Cox Mysteries featuring DS Matt Arnold, from a London copper

Cleo Coyle, mysteries featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend, a landmark coffeehouse in New York City's Greenwich Village, in the Coffeehouse mysteries. Pseudonym of Alice Alfonsi "Pink Panther" mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Alice Kimberly, Haunted Bookshop mysteries featuring Penelope Thornton-McClure, a bookshop owner, and Jack Shepard, the store's resident ghost-sleuth, in Quindicott, Rhode Island.

Harold Coyle Thrillers--series: Strategic Solutions, Inc

Michael Craft Mysteries featuring: Mark Manning, a gay journalist in Chicago, Illinois; Claire Gray, a theatrical director in Palm Springs, California

Christie Craig Contemporary light romantic suspense

Daniel Craig "5-star mysteries" featuring hotelier Trevor Lambert

Philip R. Craig Mysteries featuring: Jefferson "JW" Jackson, ex-Boston cop in Martha's Vineyard

Robert Crais Mysteries, some featuring: Elvis Cole & Joe Pike, a pair of Hollywood private eyes in Los Angeles, California; Carol Starkey, a bomb squad veteran working with LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section in Los Angeles, California

Susan Crandall Romantic suspense–series: Glens Crossing

Isis Crawford--mysteries featuring caterer Libby Simmons, her sister, and their ex-cop dad. Pseudonym of Barbara Block, mysteries featuring Robin Light, a pet store owner in Syracuse, New York:

Robert Crawford [some titles reprinted as Hugh C. Rae], mysteries featuring Arthur Salisbury and Frank Shearer in England. Pseudonym of Hugh C. Rae, mysteries featuring McCaig, detective inspector, later superintendent, in Scotland. Also mysteries written as Stuart Stern [joint pseudonym with S. Ungar]. Writing as James Albany, the Fighting Saga of SAS.

David Cray, mysteries–series features Julie Brennan, a NYPD detective in New York City. Pseudonym of Stephen Solomita, mysteries–series features Stanley Moodrow, a cop turned private investigator, in New York City.

(John) Michael Crichton Fiction only

Bill Crider Mysteries featuring: Carl Burns, college professor in Texas; Dan Rhodes, laid-back sheriff with a motley crew of deputies in Blacklin County, Texas; Truman Smith, private eye in Galveston, Texas; Dr Sally Good, head of the English and Fine Arts departments at Hughes Community College in Texas; Stanley Waters, a retired weatherman operating a Bed & Breakfast in Higgins, Virginia; Humphrey Bogart; Ted Stephens, a homicide detective sergeant in Houston, Texas

Edmund Crispin Mysteries

Millie Criswell Contemporary, humorous romance

Deborah Crombie Mysteries featuring Duncan Kincaid, a Scotland Yard superintendent and Gemma James, a sergeant in London, England

Ellen Crosby VA wine country murders featuring vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery

Amanda Cross--Pseudonymn of Carolyn G(old) Heilbrun. American, mysteries set in academic settings

Janine Cross Dragon Temple Saga fantasy series

John Crowley Science fiction & fantasy–series: Aegypt

Ann Crowleigh, mysteries featuring Miranda and Clare Clively in 1870s London, England. Pseudonym of Jo-Ann Power, romance–series: American beauties. Me and Mr. Jones mysteries featuring Carly Wagner, a Texas congresswoman, and Mr. Jones, a bodyguard and private investigator, in Washington, DC.

Laura Crum Mysteries featuring Gail McCarthy, a veterinarian in the Santa Cruz Equine Practice, in Santa Cruz, California

Lonnie Cruse Mysteries-series feature: Joe Dalton, a sheriff in Metropolis, Illinois; Kitty and Jack Bloodworth, owners of a show-quality '57 Chevy

Jennifer Crusie Contemporary romance--series: Dempsey

Patrick Culhane, Westerns. Pseudonym of Max Allan Collins, (Jr.): mysteries. Series include: Nate Heller, ex-cop PI in 1930s Chicago; CSI; Eliot Ness; Nolan, aging thief in Iowa; Mallory, student mystery writer in small town Iowa; Quarry, psychotic Vietnam vet & hired killer in Iowa.

Charles Cumming Espionage thrillers--series features wannabe spy Alec Milius (dates are for UK publication)

Elaine Cunningham Fantasy & science fiction--series: Changeling Detective Agency. Not listed are shared series contributed to.

Elizabeth Cunningham Historical fiction about Maeve/Mary Magdalene and Esus/Jesus

Avon Curry--see Tessa Barclay.

Clare Curzon Mysteries & police procedurals featuring: Mike Yeadings, a police superintendent, and Angus Mott, a police sergeant in Thames Valley, England; Lucy Sedgwick, set in England just after WW I

**Clive Cussler Non-fiction. Thrillers–series feature: Dirk Pitt, marine engineer; Karl Austin NUMA Files; Oregon chronicles, featuring mercenaries, known as the Corporation, headquartered on the ship Oregon, a seagoing marvel of science and technology disguised as an ancient, rust-bucket cargo vessel; Isaac Bell, a no-nonsense private investigator with the Van Dorn Detective Agency, in early 20th century America; Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo

Judith Cutler Mysteries featuring: Sophie Rivers, a college lecturer and amateur singer in Birmingham, England; Kate Power, a former Metropolitan Police detective, newly appointed to the Birmingham, England CID

Julie Czerneda Canadian science fiction writer–series: Trade pact; Web shifters; Species imperative; Stratification

Jacquie D'Alessandro Regency romances & contemporary romantic comedies--series: Whirlwind; Regency; Mayhem in Mayfair

Don D'Ammassa Science fiction–series: Sandor Doyle futuristic detective novel

Bianca D'Arc Paranormal romance–series: Tales of the Were; Dragon Knights-Daughters of the Dragon; Sons Of Amber; Dragon Knights-Sons of Draconia; Resonance Mates; Gifts of the Ancients; Guardians of the Dark

**Mary Daheim : Mysteries in the Pacific NW. Series: Emma Lord, newspaper owner & editor in Alpine, WA; Judith McMonigle, B & B owner in Seattle, WA

K O Dahl Mysteries featuring police inspector Gunnarstranda and his easygoing aide, Frank Frølich, in Oslo, Norway (dates are for European publication)

Roald Dahl Fantasy

Victoria Dahl Romance–series: Tumble Creek

G W (Gordon W) Dahlquist Alternate Victorian fantasy

Catherine Dain Mysteries featuring: Freddie O'Neal, a private investigator in Reno, Nevada; Faith Cassidy, an actress-turned-therapist; New Age Mysteries

Claudia Dain Historical romance–Roman Britain; Colonial America; Western; Medieval; Regency

Brian Daley Fantasy & science fiction

Kara Dalkey Fantasy–series: Blood of the Goddess (set in Portugal & India); Water (set in medieval Japan); Sagamore

Joe Dalton--thrillers. Pseudoynm of Bob Mayer Thrillers–series: Dave Riley. Under the pseudonym of Robert Doherty, paranomal thrillers–series: Area 51; Psychic Warrior. Under the pseudonym of Greg Donovan, thrillers–series: Atlantis. Thrillers also under pseudonym Bob McGuire

Jeanne M(artin) Dams Mysteries featuring: Dorothy Martin, retired American schoolteacher in England; Hilda Johansson, a young émigré from Sweden working as a servant for the Studebaker family during the turn-of-the-19th century in South Bend, Indiana

Shirley Damsgaard Mysteries featuring librarian & reluctant psychic Ophelia Jensen and her grandmother, Abby

David Daniel Mysteries–series features Alex Rasmussen, a wise-cracking ex-cop private investigator in Lowell, Massachusetts

John M Daniel Mysteries featuring smalltime poetry publisher and Santa Barbara CA bookseller Guy Mallon

Casey Daniels, mysteries-series features Pepper Martin, a tour guide at a cemetery, who can talk with ghosts, in Cleveland, Ohio. Pseudonym of Connie Laux, young adult fantasy/horror–series: Blood Moon. Under the pseudonym of Miranda Bliss, Cooking Class mysteries–series features Annie Capshaw, recently divorced, and her ex-beauty queen best friend, Eve DeCateur, in Arlington, Virginia.

Tessa Dare Historical & paranormal romance–series: Toby and Isabel; Stud Club

John Darnton Mysteries & literary fiction

Elizabeth Darrell Max Rydal military mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Emma Drummond, romance & historical romance–series: Knightshill Saga

Cecilia Dart-Thornton Australian fantasy writer–series: Bitterbynde, Crowthistle Chronicles

S V Date Florida mystery author/political thrillers

Peter David Science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, TV & movie tie-ins–series: Aquaman; Babylon 5; Batman; Battlestar Galactica; Captain Marvel; Classics illustrated; Dinotopia digest; Fallen Angel; Fantastic Four; Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man; Incredible Hulk; Modern Arthur; Sir Atropos of Nothing; Spider-Man; Spyboy; Supergirl; Star Trek; Star Trek– Captain Sulu Adventure; Star Trek– Captain's Table; Star Trek--Deep Space Nine; Star Trek–Gateways; Star Trek–New Frontier; Star Trek--Next Generation; Star Trek--Original Series; Star Trek--Starfleet Academy; X-factor

Avram Davidson Fantasy & science fiction

Diane Mott Davidson Culinary mysteries featuring Goldy Bear, single mom and caterer in Aspen Meadow, Colorado

MaryJanice Davidson Humorous fantasy, romance, science fiction–series: Undead, featuring Betsy, the Vampire Queen; Wyndham werewolves; Alaskan Royal Family; Cyborg; Jennifer Scales, weredragon; Fred the mermaid

David Stuart Davies Historical mysteries–series: Sherlock Holmes; Johnny One Eye

Freda Davies Police procedurals featuring DI Keith Tyrell. Under the pseudonym of Amy Pirnie, mysteries featuring journalist Sue Bennett

Davies , J D Matthew Quinton Restoration historical naval adventures

Martin Davies Mysteries featuring Mrs Hudson, Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper

Carol Anne Davis Books of suspense set in Edinburgh, Scotland, or Salisbury, England

Dee Davis Time travel romance & romantic suspense–series: Last Chance

Kenneth Davis Nonfiction--series: Don't know much about

Kyra Davis Sophie Katz chick-lit mysteries

**Lindsey Davis Mysteries. Series features Marcus Didius Falco, investigator in 1st Century CE Rome

Tim Davys Mysteries featuring living stuffed animals

Edna Dawes Historical fiction–pseudonyms: Emma Drummond (series: Knightshill), Eva Dane, Elizabeth Darrell, Eleanor Drew. Mysteries as Elizabeth Darrell

Geralyn Dawson Historical (series: Bad luck wedding; Bad luck brides; Republic of Texas) & contemporary romance (series: Cedar Dell; Holy terrors of Texas)

Janet Dawson Mysteries featuring Jeri Howard, a private investigator in Oakland, California

Dianne Day Mysteries featuring: Fremont Jones, owner of a typewriter service in turn of the 20th Century San Francisco; Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross during 1800s Charleston, South Carolina

S J Day Marked paranormal fantasy series featuring celestial bounty hunter Evangeline Hollis, working for Alec Cain & Reed Abel

Sylvia Day Erotic romance--series: Dream Guardians

L Sprague de Camp--fiction only; Science fiction, fantasy & historical fiction. Series–Harold Shea; Viagens Interplanetarias; Novaria; Incorporated Knight

Mark De Castrique Mysteries featuring: Barry Clayton, ex-cop & town undertaker in Gainesboro, NC; Sam Blackman, a former Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military who lost part of his leg in Iraq, in Asheville, North Carolina

Michael de Larrabeiti Literature–Borribles series for kids

**Charles De Lint Fantasy & science fiction. Series include: Cerin Songweaver; Moonheart; Jack of Kinrowan; Newford. Pseudonym: Samuel M Key

Tatiana De Rosnay Historical mystery

Dean, Anna Historical mysteries featuring Miss Dido Kent, a 35-year-old amateur sleuth, starting in 1805 Regency England

Pamela Dean Science fiction & fantasy–series: Secret Country

S F X Dean Mysteries

Scarlett Dean Fantasy

William DeAndrea Mysteries–series feature: Matt Cobb, an investigator for network television in New York City; Niccolo Benedetti, a world-renowned criminologist professor in Sparta, New York; Clifford Driscoll, a no-named American spy in New York City; Lobo Blacke, a crippled ex-frontier lawman, and Quinn Booker, his biographer in Le Four, Wyoming

Jeffery Deaver Mysteries featuring: Lincoln Rhyme, a disabled ex-head of NYPD forensics & Amelia Sachs, a rookie beat cop in New York, NY; Rune, an aspiring filmmaker with punk tendencies, in New York City; Kathryn Dance, an investigator with the California Bureau of Investigation; Parker Kincaid, a former FBI forensic document examiner and Margaret Lukas, a FBI Special Agent. Written as William Jefferies , mysteries featuring John Pellam, a location scout for a movie studio

Keith DeCandido Science fiction & fantasy: non-franchise only (also writes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Starscape, Star Wars, and other movie & TV spinoff series)

**John DeChancie Fantasy & science fiction. Series: Skyway; Castle; Dr Dimension; Castle Falkenstein

Dicey Deere Mysteries featuring Torrey Tunet, a 28 year old translator from Boston, Massachusetts, stuck in Ballynagh, Ireland

Jim DeFelice Thrillers (not listed are the "Dreamland" series with Dale Brown, "Deep black" with Stephen Coonts, or "First team" with Larry Bond)–series: Jake Gibbs, patriot spy

Robyn DeHart Regency romances-series: Ladies' Amateur Sleuth Society; Legend Hunters

Ted Dekker Thrillers–series: Martyr's song; Books of History Chronicles–Circle, Paradise; Lost

Frank Delaney Irish novelist

Samuel R Delany Science fiction (novels only)–series: Fall of the Towers; Neveryon

Vicki Delany Non-series pscyhological suspense set in Ontario; mystery series featuring--Molly Smith, a rookie constable, and Sergeant John Winters, in the mountain town Trafalgar, British Columbia; Fiona MacGillivray, owner of the Savoy dance hall, her 12-year old son Angus, and constable Richard Sterling, in the gold rush of 1898, in Dawson, Yukon Territory, Canada

Mark Del Franco Urban fantasy–series feature: down on his luck Druid Connor Grey; fey PR & secret intelligence agent Laura Blackstone

Nelson (Richard) DeMille Mysteries & thrillers–series featuring: Chief Warrant Officer Paul Brenner; John Corey, Long Island NYPD detective; Joe Ryker, NYPD homicide detective; Joe Keller, NYPD homicide detective; Long Island lawyer John Sutter

Janelle Denison Contemporary romance & romantic suspense–series: Fantasy for hire; Nearlyweds; Wilde; Seduction; Fantasies, Inc; Newman/Jamison sisters; Private

Jamie Denton Contemporary & paranormal romance & romantic suspense

Phillip DePoy Mysteries–series: Dr Fever Devlin, folklorist in Georgia's Appalachians; Flap Tucker Southern mysteries

P(eter) T(homas) Deutermann Suspense/thrillers--series features Cam Richter, a former lieutenant in a sheriff’s office, now running a private detective agency, in Manceford County, North Carolina

David Devereux Urban fantasy featuring an exorcist from a professional

Forrest DeVoe Mallory and Morse novels of espionage

**Colin Dexter Mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Morse, an inspector in Oxford, England

Eric Dezenhall Non-series mysteries

Paul Di Filippo Science fiction. Series: Steampunk Trilogy

Michael Dibdin Mysteries, some featuring Aurelio Zen, Italian police inspector in Rome, Italy

Philip K Dick Science fiction & fantasy

Christie Dickason Historical fiction–series: Lady Tree; SE Asia; Francis Quoynt

Charles Dickens Literature

Eric Jerome Dickey African-American novelist--series: Gideon

David Dickinson Lord Francis Powerscourt mysteries, set in Victorian/Edwardian England

Gordon R Dickson Science fiction–series include: Childe Cycle (Dorsai); Under the sea; Dilbia; Sea People; the Dragon & the George; War & Honor

Diener, Michelle Fantasy–series: Susanna Horenbout and John Parker

William Dietrich Non-series historical and science fiction

Denise Dietz Mysteries–series features Ellie Bernstein, a diet group leader, and homicide Lt. Peter Miller, in Colorado Springs, Colorado

William C Dietz Science fiction–series: Sam McCade; Pik Lando; Legion of the Damned; Resistance (not included are Star Wars)

J M Dillard--see Jeanne Kalogridis

Garry Disher Mysteries featuring: Wyatt, a bank robber in Melbourne, Australia; Hal Challis on the Peninsula south-east of Melbourne, Australia

Michael Dobbs Historical & political thrillers–series: Francis Urquhart; Thomas Goodfellowe; Winston Churchill

Dobbyn, John Mysteries featuring Michael Knight, a young attorney who gets a job with his mentor, legendary trial attorney Lex Devlin, in Boston, Massachusetts

Joanne Dobson Mysteries featuring Karen Pelletier, English professor in Enfield, Massachusetts

Christina Dodd Romance-series: My First; My Stand Alone; Knight; Well Pleasured; Princess; Governess Brides; Lost Texas Heart; Switching Places; Lost Princesses; Fortune Hunter; Darkness Chosen; Chosen

Richard Doetsch Mystery/thrillers featuring Michael St. Pierre, a master thief nearing retirement, operating in Europe

**P C Doherty Historical mysteries. Series include: Egyptian; Ancient Rome; Amerotke, Chief Justice in ancient Thebes; Hugh Corbett, spy for England's King Edward I; Matthew Jenkyn, soldier, double agent in 15th Century England; Nicholas Chirke, young lawyer in medieval England; Brother Athelstan, a Dominican monk and John Cranston, a coroner in 14th century London, England; Mathilde of Westminster, a physician and former lady-in-waiting, in the court of Edward II, in 14th century, London, England. Written as Anna Apostolou, series featuring Miriam & Simeon Bartimaeus, twin Israelite clerks to Alexander the Great. Written as C L Grace, featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke, physician, apothecary, death investigator in 15th Century Canterbury, England. Written as Ann Dukthas, featuring Nicholas Segalla, a time-traveling scholar in England. Written as Michael Clynes, featuring Sir Roger Shallot, agent of England's Cardinal Wolsey.

Ivan Doig Novels set in the American West–series: McCaskill

Doiron, Paul Mysteries featuring Mike Bowditch, a game warden in the wilds of Maine

Dolan, Harry Mysteries featuring David Loogan, a mystery magazine editor in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Stephen Donaldson Fantasy/science fiction––series: Thomas Covenant; Mordant's need; Gap. Mysteries featuring alcoholic ex-PI "Brew" Axbrewder and Ginny Fistoulari, his former partner and romantic interest.

Donnelly, Jennifer Historical romance–series: Rose

John Donohue Mystery/thrillers featuring Connor Burke, a part-time university instructor and martial-arts student, and his teacher, master warrior Yamashita Sensei , in New York City

Felicia Donovan Black Widow Agency mysteries, featuring the Spider Women--ex-cop Katie Mahoney, computer forensics expert Alexandria Axelrod, office manager Margo Norton, and financial whiz Jane Landers-- of the Black Widow Agency, who right the wrongs done to innocent women by dastardly men

Greg Donovan--thrillers–series: Atlantis. Pseudonym of Bob Mayer--thrillers–series: Dave Riley.) Under the pseudonym of Robert Doherty, paranomal thrillers–series: Area 51; Psychic Warrior . Thrillers also under pseudonyms Bob McGuire, Joe Dalton

Deborah Donnelly Mysteries featuring Seattle wedding planner Carnegie Kincaid

Robert Doherty, paranomal thrillers–series: Area 51; Psychic Warrior. Pseudoynm of Bob Mayer, thrillers–series: Dave Riley. Under the pseudonym of Under the pseudonym of Greg Donovan, thrillers–series: Atlantis. Thrillers also under pseudonyms Joe Dalton, Bob McGuire

Felicia Donovan Black Widow Agency mysteries, featuring the Spider Women--ex-cop Katie Mahoney, computer forensics expert Alexandria Axelrod, office manager Margo Norton, and financial whiz Jane Landers-- of the Black Widow Agency, who right the wrongs done to innocent women by dastardly men

James (Montgomery) Doohan--"Scotty" from Star Trek; Flight Engineer science fiction series

Tim Dorsey Florida mysteries featuring serial killer Serge Storm

James D(aniel) Doss Mysteries featuring Charlie Moon, Ute police chief in Grant Creek, CO

Carole Nelson Douglas Fantasy: series: Sword and Circlet fantasy series; Taliswoman fantasy series. Mysteries featuring: Temple Barr, public relations freelancer & her cat, Midnight Louie, in Las Vegas; Midnight Louie solo adventures; Irene Adler, sleuth in 19th Century France; Kevin Black, Minnesota psychiatrist; Darla Street, paranormal investigator; Delilah Street, paranormal investigator

John Douglas Mysteries featuring: Jake Donovan, an FBI profiler; Jack Reese, photographer in Shawnee, West Virginia; William Edmonson, novice New York detective, investigating a murder in a West Virginia mining town in 1923

Sara Nelson Douglass Australian fantasy writer. Series include: Axis; Wayfarer Redemption; Crucible; Troy Game; Darkglass Mountain

Ruth Downie Mysteries featuring military doctor Gaius Petrius Ruso in Roman Brittania

David Downing Thrillers featuring John Russell, a British journalist working as an amateur spy, beginning in 1939 Berlin, Germany

Tim Downs Christian suspense--series features Dr. Nick Polchak, the Bug Man, a roving forensic entomologist

Amanda Downum Paranormal fantasy–Necromancer Chronicles

**Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Professor Challenger science fiction/adventures, White Company & other historical romances

Roddy Doyle Irish novelist–series: Barrytown; Last roundup

Dragonlance Series: Champions; Chronicles; Legends; Tales; Heroes; Preludes; Elven Nations; Meetings; Dwarven Nations; Villains; Dragons anthologies; Defenders of Magic; Lost histories; Warriors; Classics; Dragons of a new age; Chaos wars; Lost legends; Raistlin chronicles; Tales of the 5th Age; Bridges of time; Reader's companion; War of Souls; Dhamon saga; Crossroads; Barbarians; Icewall; Tales from the War of Souls; Kingpriest: Age of mortals; Ergoth: Minotaur wars; Linsha; Rise of Solamnia; Taladas; Dark Disciple; Dark Chronicles; Elven exiles; Dwarf Home; Elidor; Kang's regiment; New adventures; Ogre titans; 2nd generation; Storytellers; Taladas chronicles; Young adult chronicles; New adventures--Elements; New adventures--Suncatcher; New adventures--Trinistyr; Goodlund

Alison Drake Pseudonym of T J MacGregor--Mysteries featuring Aline Scott, homicide detective in Tango Key, FL; under T. J. MacGregor, mysteries featuring Quin St James & Mike McCleary, husband & wife PIs in Florida

David Drake Science fiction & fantasy. Series include: Hammer's Slammers; World of Crystal Walls; Starhunters; Northworld; General; Battlestation; Reaches; ARC Riders; Lord of the Isles; Belisarius (see Eric Flint); With the Lightnings; Crown of the Isles (see Eric Flint for "Belisarius" series)

John Drake Pirates

Nick Drake Mysteries featuring Rai Rahotep, a young chief detective in the Thebes Division, in ancient Egypt (14th century

Wayland Drew Science fiction & fantasy

Eileen Dreyer Medical forensic thrillers–series features St Louis MO nurse & death investigator Molly Burke. Under the pseudonym of Kathleen Korbel, romance

Joan Druett Nautical non-fiction & historical nautical mysteries--series: Wiki Coffin

Emma Drummond, romance & historical romance–series: Knightshill Saga. Pseudonym of Elizabeth Darrell Max Rydal military mysteries.

Jack Du Brul Thrillers featuring geologist & mining engineer Philip Mercer (also coauthor of the "Oregon files" series with Clive Cussler)

Diane Duane Science fiction/fantasy. Series: Tale of the Five; Young Wizards; Space Cops; Spider-Man; Cat Wizards; Star Trek; Star Trek: Next Generation; X-Men; Star Drive–Harbinger

Brendan DuBois Mysteries, some featuring Lewis Cole, Department of Defense, retired in Tyler Beach, New Hampshire

David Duffy Mystery/thrillers featuring Turbo Vlost, an ex-KGB operative, now a private investigator in New York City

Margaret Duffy Mysteries–series feature Ingrid Langley, a novelist and British Agent, and Patrick Gillard, a British army major; Joanna McKenzie, a former CID turned private investigator in Bath, England

Robert Dugoni Mysteries & thrillers--series features David Sloane, a lawyer in Seattle, Washington

**Alexandre Dumas, pere--classic swashbucklers

Margaret Dumas Romantic suspense

Sarah Dunant Mysteries featuring: Hannah Wolfe, a private investigator in London, England; historical fiction. Written as Peter Dunant (Sarah Dunant with Peter Busby), mysteries featuring Marla Masterson, a young British Professor of Anglo Saxon Literature in the United States

Tony Dunbar Mysteries featuring New Orleans attorney Tubby Dubonnet

Alice Duncan Historical fiction–series: Land of Enchantment, set in New Mexico Territory in the late 1860s and featuring Alexander McMurdo, wizard supreme; Dream Maker, set in the early days of the motion-picture industry in Southern California, featuring Martin Tafft, idealistic and innovative film maker; Meet Me at the Fair, set during the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois; Spirits, set in Pasadena, California, in the 1920s, featuring Daisy Gumm Majesty, spiritualist-medium extraordinaire; Titanic, featuring survivors of the sinking of the Titanic; Pecos Valley Diamond, cozy mysteries set in Rosedale (Roswell), New Mexico, in the 1920s, featuring Annabelle Blue and her erstwhile boyfriend Phil Gunderson; Angels, cozy mysteries featuring Mercy Allcutt, intrepid Bostonian, and Ernie Templeton, laid-back private eye in Los Angeles, California, in the 1920s.

Dave Duncan Fantasy. Series: Seventh Sword; Man of His Word; Omar; Handful of Men; Great Game; King's Blades; King's Daggers; Dodec

Phil Dunlap Non-series Westerns

Susan Dunlap Mysteries–series feature: Jill Smith, a homicide detective in Berkeley, California; Vejay Haskell, a Pacific Gas & Electric meter reader in northern California; Kiernan O'Shaughnessy, a former San Francisco medical examiner turned private investigator, in La Jolla, California; Darcy Lott, a movie stuntwoman and Zen practitioner, in northern California

Carola Dunn Mysteries featuring: Daisy Dalrymple, a journalist in Hampshire, England; Eleanor Trewynn, a retired widow in Port Mabyn, Cornwall. She also writes Regency romances.

Dunn, Matthew Thrillers featuring Will Cochrane, the most prized asset of the CIA and MI-6, on missions around the world

Dorothy Dunnett Scottish author. Historicals–series: Lymond Chronicles; House of Niccolo. Mysteries featuring Johnson Johnson, a British agent and yachtsman on the "Dolly".

Kaitlyn Dunnett, mysteries featuring 20-something former dancer Lisa Maccrimmon. Pseudonym of Kathy Lynn Emerson--Fiction only. Romance & romantic suspense, Face Down mysteries featuring: Susanna Appleton, an herbalist noblewoman in Elizabethan England; Diana Spaulding, a widowed journalist in 1888

John Dunning Mysteries, some featuring Cliff Janeway, cop & rare book expert in Denver, CO

Lord Dunsany Classic fantasy

Jeanne Duprau Young adult science fiction–series: Ember

Laura Durham Mysteries featuring Annabelle Archer, owner of Wedding Belles wedding planning service in Washington, DC

Michael Dymmoch Mysteries featuring John Thinnes, a cop and Jack Caleb, a gay psychiatrist in Chicago, Illinois

**Edward Eager Classic kids' fantasy

Kathleen Eagle Romance–series: Night remembers; Last good man

Colleen Easton, historical romance. Pseudonym of Colleen Thompson, romantic suspense

Wessel Ebersohn South African writer–mystery/thriller series features prison psychiatrist Yodel Gordon

Glen Ebisch Fantasy–series: Lou Dunlop; Crosswinds

Marjorie Eccles Detective novels feature: Detective Chief Inspector Gil Mayo, a police detective in the Midlands, England; DI Tom Richmonds returning to Yorkshire, England; DI Dave Crouch and Sgt Kate Colville

Umberto Eco Mysteries

**David & Leigh Eddings--fantasy. Series: Belgariad; Elenium; Malloreon; Tamuli; Dreamers

David Edelman Jump 225 science fiction series

Cynthia Eden Paranormal suspense & sensual romance

Teresa Edgerton Former professional psychic & Tarot reader. Fantasy–series: Green lion; Goblin moon; Kingdom of Celydonn

Johanna Edwards Chick lit, from a former journalist & radio & TV producer

Martin Edwards Mysteries–series: featuring Harry Devlin, a solicitor in Liverpool, England; Lake District mysteries

Ruth Dudley Edwards Mysteries featuring Robert Amiss, a retired English civil servant

Ake Edwardson Swedish mystery author–series feature: Jonathan Wide, a divorced ex-policeman turned private detective, in Gothenburg, Sweden (none released in English yet); Erik Winter, a jazz-loving Chief Inspector of police, in Gothenburg, Sweden (dates are for original Swedish publication)

Greg Egan Science fiction–series: Subjective Cosmology Cycle

Clive (Frederick) Egleton Spy/espionage thrillers: series feature–Dave Garnett, a resistance fighter in Soviet-occupied Britain; Peter Ashton, a secret agent in the British SIS; Charles Winter, chief of British Secret Service. Pseudonyms--Patrick Blake; John Tarrant

Anthony Eglin English Garden mysteries featuring garden design expert Lawrence Kingston

Randy Eickhoff Novels based on classical Irish literature--Ulster Cycle mostly

Kit Ehrman Mysteries featuring MD stable hand & barn manager Steve Cline

Selma Eichler Mysteries featuring Desiree Shapiro, a 5' 2" queen-sized private investigator in New York, New York

Barry Eisler Mysteries/thrillers--series feature: John Rain, a freelance assassin in Tokyo, Japan; Ben Treven, a “Military Liaison Element,” an elite undercover soldier in America’s war on terror

Jason Elam Former NFL place kicker; thrillers featuring football-playing US Air Force 2nd Lt Riley Covington

Suzette Haden Elgin Fantasy & science fiction

Gerald Elias Mysteries featuring Daniel Jacobus, a blind, reclusive, crotchety violin teacher living in self-imposed exile in rural New England

**Aaron Elkins Mysteries. Series feature: Gideon Oliver, forensic anthropologist in Port Angeles, WA; Chris Norgen, art museum curator in Seattle, WA; Lee Ofsted, struggling golfer & her cop boyfriend Graham Sheldon

Kate Elliott: pseudonym of Alis A. Rasmussen

David Ellis Non-series thrillers

Kate Ellis Mysteries–series feature: Wesley Peterson, a detective sergeant, and Detective Inspector Gerry Heffernan, in South Devon, England; Lady Katheryn Bulkeley, under the reign of King Henry VIII in 1539, in Liverpool, England; Joe Plantagenet, a detective inspector in Eborby, North Yorkshire, England

Leanna Ellis Romance. Under the pseudonym of Leanna Wilson, romance–series: June brides; Fabulous fathers; Fortunes of Texas

Peter Berresford Ellis–Celtic studies. Pseudonym Peter Tremayne–Fantasies, mysteries–series features: Sister Fidelma, Celtic sister and legal advocate in 7th Century Kildare, Ireland.

Robert Ellis Mysteries-series features Lena Gamble, a young police detective just promoted to the elite Robbery-Homicide Division, in Los Angeles, California

J T Ellison Mysteries featuring Taylor Jackson, a homicide lieutenant, and her lover, FBI profiler John Baldwin, in Nashville, Tennessee

James Ellroy Mysteries/thrillers–series: L A quartet; Lloyd Hopkins, detective sergeant in the Rampart Division in Los Angeles, California; Underworld USA

P N Elrod Paranormal mysteries & fantasy--series: Vampire Files, featuring Jack Fleming, a reporter turned vampire in 1930s Chicago, Illinois; Jonathan Barrett, gentleman vampire; Strahd; Ethical vampires

**Earl Emerson Mysteries featuring: Mac Fontana, ex-firefighter arson investigator in Seattle, WA; Thomas Black, bicycling PI in Seattle, WA

Kate Emerson Historical fiction-series: Secrets of the Tudor court

Kathy Lynn Emerson--Fiction only. Romance & romantic suspense, Face Down mysteries featuring Susanna Appleton, an herbalist noblewoman in Elizabethan England, mysteries featuring Diana Spaulding, a widowed journalist in 1888; under the pseudonym of Kaitlyn Dunnett, mysteries featuring 20-something former dancer Lisa Maccrimmon

Anne Emery Mysteries featuring Monty Collins, a defense attorney in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Diane Emley Mysteries–series features Pasadena police officer Nan Vining, who survived a near-fatal attack

Sylvia Louise Engdahl Science fiction & fantasy

Enge, James Fantasy featuring the son of Merlin & Nimue–series: Ambrose; Tournament of shadows

Howard Engel Mysteries--series features Benny Cooperman, private investigator in Grantham, Ontario, Canada

Suzanne Enoch Regency romance & mysteries featuring (former) art thief Samantha Jellicoe and her British multibillionaire lover Rick Addison--Regency series: Bancroft Brothers; With this ring; Lessons in love; Griffin Family; Notorious gentleman

Carolly Erickson Historical entertainment-not listed are historical nonfiction titles

K J Erickson Mysteries featuring Marshall "Mars" Bahr, nicknamed Candy Man, a detective who serves as a special investigator reporting directly to the chief of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Steven Erikson Former anthropologist & archaeologist–fantasy: Malazan Book of the Fallen; Bauchelain and Korbal Broach

Kjell Eriksson Swedish mystery author-series features the Uppsala Violent Crime Division

Leslie Esdaile–women's fiction/romance. Under the pseudonym of L A Banks, fantasy--series: Vampire huntress; Scarface; Crimson moon. Crime/suspense under the pseudonym of Leslie Esdaile Banks. "Soul food" TV tie-ins as Leslie E Banks.

Ian C Esslemont Fantasy–continuing Steven Eriklson's Malazan Empire series

Jennifer Estep "Bigtime" superhero romance series; Elemental assassin

Loren Estleman Mysteries–series feature: Detroit; Amos Walker, Vietnam vet private eye in Detroit, Michigan; Sherlock Holmes; Peter Macklin, hit man for the mob in Detroit, Michigan; Valentino, a film detective for UCLA who inadvertently becomes an amateur sleuth, in Los Angeles, California; Page Murdock, a deputy US Marshal in 1880s American West (and Canada)

Eva Etzioni-Halevy Fiction about women of the Old Testament

Janet Evanovich Mysteries--Series feature: Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter in Trenton, NJ; Full series, featuring Max Holt, a young genius, animal rights activist and Jamie Swift, an editor of a newspaper in Beaumont, South Carolina; Alexandra Barnaby romance series

Bill Evans Thrillers

Chris Evans Fantasy–series: Iron elves

Geraldine Evans Mysteries featuring: DCI Joseph Rafferty and DS Dafyd Llewellyn in Elmhurst in Essex, England; DCI Will (Willow Tree) Casey and DS Thomas Catt in King's Langley, England

Liz Evans Mysteries featuring Grace Smith, a private investigator in Seatoun, England

Mary Anna Evans Mysteries featuring black archaeology student Faye Longchamp digging up artifacts for the black market on her plantation on North Florida’s Gulf Coast

Robert Eversz Mysteries featuring Nina Zero, a smart, sexy photographer in California

Chris Ewan Mysteries featuring part-time mystery writer & burglar Charlie Howard

Linda A. Fairstein Mysteries featuring Alex Cooper, Asst DA in New York, NY

Duncan Falconer Thrillers from a former British Special Forces operative–Stratton series

Ann Fallon Mysteries featuring James Fleming, a solicitor in Dublin, Ireland

Jennifer Fallon Australian fantasy writer--series: Demon Child; Second Sons; Hythrun Chronicles

Diane Fanning True crime–mysteries featuring: homicide detective Lucinda Pierce, undergoing plastic surgery after on-the-job injuries; former high-school chem teacher turned cop Molly Mullet

Jerrilyn Farmer Mysteries featuring Madeline Bean, a caterer in Hollywood, California

**Philip Jose Farmer Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Riverworld; World of Tiers; Herald Childe; Doc Caliban & Lord Grandrith; Opar; Dayworld

Farnsworth, Christopher Paranormal fantasy featuring vampire Nathaniel Cade, sworn to protect the US & its President

Mick Farren Science fiction–series: DNA cowboys; Phaid the gambler; Time of feasting; Flame of evil

John Farris Thrillers–series: Harrison High; Fury. Pseudonym: Steve Brackeen

Jon Fasman Literary fiction

Robert Fate Mysteries featuring PI Kristin Van Dijk, "Baby Shark", in 1950s West Texas

Quinn Fawcett: Pseudonym of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro & husband Bill Fawcett

Jane Feather Romance–series: Charm bracelet; Bride; Kiss; Duncan Sisters; Almost; Cavendish Square. Non-series romance under the pseudonym of Claudia Bishop

Christine Feehan Romance–series: Dark, set in the Carpathians; Leopard, featuring shapeshifters; Ghostwalker–paranormal romance; Drake sisters

**Raymond Feist Fantasy. Series include: Riftwar; Riftwar–the world on the other side; Riftwar–Serpentwar; Riftwar–Legacy; Legends of the Riftwar; Conclave of Shadows; Demonwar

Zoe Ferraris Mysteries featuring Katya Hijazi, a forensic scientist, and Nayir Sharqi, a Palestinian-Bedouin desert guide, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Robert Ferrigno Crime thrillers--series: investigative reporter Jimmy Gage; Assassin

Gordon Ferris Historical mysteries featuring PI Danny McRae in post-WW II London

Monica Ferris, mysteries, some featuring: Betsy Devonshire, needlework shop owner in Excelsior, Minnesota. Pseudonym of Mary Monica Pulver, mysteries featuring Peter Brichter, police detective and Kori Price Brichter, horse breeder in Illinois. Writing as Margaret Frazer (joint pseudonym with daugher Gail Frazer), mysteries featuring--Sister Frevisse, a medieval nun in Oxfordshire, England; Joliffe, the leader of traveling players in 15th century England.

Dan Fesperman Foreign newspaper correspondent now writing mysteries/thrillers--series features Vlado Petric, a police investigator in war-torn Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Amy J Fetzer Historical, historical paranormal, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic thrillers–series: Wife, Inc; Dragon One

Jasper Fforde Fantasy--Literary mysteries featuring Thursday Next of the Special Operations Network, Literary Division; Nursery Crimes; Shades of grey

Joy Fielding Non-series romantic suspense

Sharon Fiffer Mysteries featuring Jane Wheel, laid off advertising worker & temporary antique picker in Chicago

Charles Finch Mysteries featuring Charles Lenox, a gentleman sleuth, in 1860s London, England

Joseph Finder "Dilbert-noir" business thrillers--series features Nick Heller, ex-Special Forces, now an international security consultant

Charles Coleman/C C Finlay Fantasy–series: Traitor to the Crown

Patricia Finney--mysteries featuring Simon Ames and David Becket, secret agents for Queen Elizabeth, in 1580s England, Lugh Mac Romain Irish historicals. Under the pseudonym of P F Chisholm, mysteries featuring Sir Robert Carey, an Elizabethan nobleman.

Jane Finnis Mysteries featuring Aurelia Marcela, a young widowed Roman inkeeper in Roman Britain in 91 AD

Barbara Fister Mystery/thrillers featuring Chicago ex-cop turned PI Anni Koskinen

Fitzgerald, Conor Mysteries featuring Alec Blume, an American ex-patriot police commissario, in Rome, Italy

Anthony Flacco Historical mysteries set in San Francisco early in the 20th Century

John Flanagan Australian writer of kids' fantasy–series: Ranger's Apprentice

**Ian Fleming James Bond mostly

Jessica Fletcher (really Donald Bain) Fictional mystery-writing star of the TV series "Murder, she wrote"

Elaine Flinn Mysteries featuring Carmel CA antiques dealer Molly Doyle

Eric Flint Science fiction/fantasy–series: Assisti Shards; Belisarius (with David Drake); Rats & bats; Trail of glory

Shamini Flint Inspector Singh Malaysian mysteries

Kate Flora Mysteries featuring: Thea Kozak, an educational consultant in Massachusetts; Portland ME cop Joe Burgess

Joanne Fluke Mysteries, some featuring Hannah Swensen, the manager of The Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota

Michael Flynn Science fiction–series: Firestar

Vince Flynn Mysteries featuring Mitch Rapp, a CIA agent whose specialty is tracking down the most vicious terrorists

Foglio, Kaja & Phil Girl Genius gaslight fantasy graphic novels–Adventure, romance, mad science

Gaelen Foley Historical romance–series: Ascension trilogy; Knight miscellany; Spice

Ken(neth) (Martin) Follett Thrillers/Espionage–series: Piers Roper, an industrial superspy; Pillars of the earth (medieval historical) Pseudonyms: Simon Myles; Bernard L Ross

Allan Folsom Non-series thrillers

**G M Ford Mysteries in the Pacific NW, featuring: Frank Corso, former NY Times journalist now at the 3rd- rate Seattle Sun; wisecracking Seattle PI Leo Waterman

**John M Ford Science fiction & fantasy

Michael Curtis Ford Historical fiction, set during ancient Greece and the Roman Empire

Susan Ford Former 1st Daughter. Mysteries featuring Eve Cooper, aspiring photographer and daughter of U.S. President Elliot Cooper

C S Forester Fiction only, naval adventures

Steven Forman Mysteries featuring retired Boston cop turned Boca Raton FL PI Eddie Perlmutter

William Forstchen Fantasy & science fiction–series: Ice Prophet; Gamester Wars; Crystal; Lost Regiment; Star Voyager; Shattered Light; Wing Commander; Magic The Gathering; Star Trek–the Next Generation. See Newt Gingrich for alternate history series co-authored with him.

Frederick Forsyth Thrillers

Karin Fossum Mysteries featuring Inspector Sejer, working in a small mountain village in Norway

Alan Dean Foster Science fiction, movie novelizations (nor included)–series include: Pip & Flinx; Icerigger; Humanx Commonwealth; Alien; Spellsinger; Damned; Journeys of the Catechist; Founding of the Commonwealth; Taken

Christopher Fowler Mysteries featuring Arthur Bryant & John May of the London Peculiar Crimes Unit

Earlene Fowler Mysteries featuring Albenia "Benni" Harper, an ex-rancher and folk art museum curator in San Celina, California

Caleb Fox Part Cherokee fantasy writer

Elaine Fox Contemporary, historical & time travel romance

Kathryn Fox Mysteries featuring Sydney, Australia, forensic pathologist Anya Crichton

Diana Pharaoh Francis High fantasy adventure–series: Path; Crosspointe; Horngate witches

**Dick Francis Mysteries, all somehow involving thoroughbred horse racing: recurring characters, Kit Fielding, Sid Halley

Dorothy Francis Children's books–Cody Smith mystery series. Non-series fiction & Florida mysteries featuring Key West foot reflexologist Keely Moreno

John Francome Non-series mysteries about the UK horse racing scene

Jacquelyn Frank Paranormal fantasy romance-series: Nightwalkers; Shadowdwellers; Gatherers

Marshall Frank Former captain with Miami's Metro Dade PD; non-series mysteries & thrillers

Ariana Franklin, medieval historical mysteries featuring Adelia (Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar of Salerno), a "doctor for the dead" working for King Henry II in 12th century England. Pseudonym of Diana Norman, historical fiction

Anthea Fraser Mysteries featuring: David Webb, detective chief inspector in Wiltshire, England; biographer & amateur sleuth Rona Parish. Writing as Vanessa Graham, romantic suspense.

Antonia Fraser Mysteries & historical romances

**George MacDonald Fraser Flashman Papers series for alternate (fictional) view of Victorian & early 20th Century history

Sara Fraser, Historical fiction–series: Tildy; Thomas Potts historical mysteries. Pseudonym of Roy Clews, former Royal Marines commander & Spanish Foreign Legionaire–historical fiction.

Margaret Frazer (joint pseudonym with daugher Gail Frazer), mysteries featuring--Sister Frevisse, a medieval nun in Oxfordshire, England; Joliffe, the leader of traveling players in 15th century England. Pseudonym of Mary Monica Pulver, mysteries featuring Peter Brichter, police detective and Kori Price Brichter, horse breeder in Illinois. Writing as Monica Ferris, mysteries, some featuring: Betsy Devonshire, needlework shop owner in Excelsior, Minnesota.

Jack Frederickson Mysteries featuring Vlodek "Dek" Elstrom, a private investigator with a failed marriage and battered reputation, in Chicago, Illinois

J F Freedman Legal thrillers

Brian Freeman Mysteries featuring Duluth MN detective Jonathan Stride

Gwen Freeman Mysteries featuring Fifi Cutter, a bi-racial, 20-something, freelance insurance investigator, in Los Angeles, California

R Austin Freeman Classic mysteries

Barbara Freethy Romantic suspense & women's fiction

Nicci French Non-series psychological thrillers (pseudonym of Nicci Gerrard & Sean French)

Tana French Irish mystery author-mysteries feature Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox, police detectives in Dublin, Ireland

Stephen W. Frey Financial thrillers–series features Christian Gillette, the CEO of Everest Capital, a Manhattan-based investment firm, in New York City

Shelley Freydont Mystery--series feature: rehearsal director and retired dancer in New Jersey Linda Haggerty; Katie McDonald, a mathematician and Sudoku whiz who returns to her hometown of Granville, New Hampshire. Under pseudonym of Gemma Bruce, contemporary romance.

C S/Celia S Friedman Science fiction/fantasy–series: In conquest born; Coldfire; Magister

Kinky Friedman Mysteries featuring Kinky Friedman, country and western singer turned sleuth in New York, New York

Esther M. Friesner Science fiction & fantasy–series: Chronicles of the Twelve Kingdoms; Demon; New York; Tim Desmond; Majyk

Sara Hoskinson Frommer Mysteries featuring Joan Spencer, symphony orchestra manager in Oliver, Indiana

Gregory Frost Science fiction & fantasy–series: Tain; Shadowbridge

P R Frost, urban fantasy featuring Tess Noncoire, fantasy writer and Warrior of the Celestial Blade. Pseudonym of Irene Radford, fantasy–series: Dragon nimbus; Merlin's descendants; Stargods. Under the pseudonym of C F Bentley, the Harmony science fiction/fantasy series.

Scott Frost Former writer for "X Files" & "Twin Peaks"; mystery series features female Pasadena CA homicide detective Alex Delillo

Holly Fuhrmann, non-series romance. Pseudonym of Holly Jacobs, romance–series: Perry Square; WLVH Radio; American Dads; Everything but.

David Fulmer Mysteries set in Storyville, New Orlean's red light district, at the turn of the 20th Century, featuring Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr

Cornelia Funke German fantasy writer

Kate Furnivall Historical fiction

Alan Furst Mysteries--series feature: Jean Casson, a film producer caught up in the Resistance during WWII, in German-occupied Paris, France; Roger Levin, a 1970s marijuana dealer and shrewd operator who does for others what they would prefer not to do themselves. Non-series spy books in set in 1930s Europe & during WW II

**Dale Furutani Mysteries--series: Japanese-American Ken Tanaka, computer programmer in Los Angeles, California; Matsuyama Kaze, 17th century rogue samurai in rural Japan

Jim Fusilli Mysteries featuring Terry Orr, a newly-licensed private investigator and his daughter Bella, in Manhattan, New York

Diana Gabaldon Outlander time travel series; Lord John mysteries

Tom Gabbay Espionage thrillers featuring Jack Teller in WW II and later as a CIA agent

Rick Gadziola Mysteries featuring gambler & ex-cop Jake Morgan

Edward Gaffney Legal thrillers

Leighton Gage Mysteries featuring Mario Silva, chief inspector for criminal matters of Brazil's federal police

Michelle Gagnon Mystery/thrillers featuring Quantico-based FBI special agent Kelly Jones

Neil (Richard) Gaiman Fantasy & graphic novels--series: Sandman

Gillian Galbraith Mysteries featuring Alice Rice, detective sergeant (later inspector) in Edinburgh, Scotland

Shana Galen Contemporary (under pseudonym of Shane Bolks) & historical romance

Yasmine Galenorn Chintz'n China Mysteries, featuring Emerald O'Brien, a tea shop owner and psychic. Fantasy--series: Sisters of the moon

Bente Gallagher, mysteries featuring realtor Savannah Martin. Pseudonym of Jennie Bentley, Do-It-Yourself mysteries, featuring Avery Baker, a New York textile designer turned home renovator, and her boyfriend and business partner, handyman Derek Ellis, in fictional Waterfield, Maine.

Stephen Gallagher Non-series suspense & science fiction. Pseudonyms: John Lydecker; Stephen Couper

Nicole Galland Historical romance

John Galligan Mysteries featuring fly fisherman Ned Ogilvie

Marcus Galloway, Westerns–series: Man from Boot Hill; Accomplice. Pseudoynm of Marcus Pelegrimas Dark fantasy–series: Skinners.

Eric Garcia Mysteries: series features Vince Rubio, a dinosaur and private investigator in Los Angeles, California

Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Mysteries. Series: Lupe Solano, PI in Miami FL

Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza Mysteries set in Brazil, featuring Police Inspector Espinosa. (Dates are for original Portugese publication.)

Meg Gardiner Mysteries/thrillers--series feature: Evan Delaney, an adventurous young woman in Santa Barbara, California; Jo Beckett, a forensic psychiatrist, in San Francisco, California

Ashley Gardner, Captain Lacey Regency romances--pseudonym of Jennifer Ashley: Chick lit; pirate romances; Immortals fantasy series. Under the pseudonym of Laurien Gardner, historicals. Under the pseudonym of Allyson James, Dragon fantasy series & Ellora's Cave erotic romance.

Craig Shaw Gardner Fantasy/science fiction

**Erle Stanley Gardner Perry Mason mysteries

Laurien Gardner, historicals--pseudonym of Jennifer Ashley: Chick lit; pirate romances; Immortals fantasy series. Under the pseudonym of Ashley Gardner, Captain Lacey Regency romances. Under the pseudonym of Allyson James, Dragon fantasy series & Ellora's Cave erotic romance.

Lisa Gardner Mysteries/suspense, some feature: child advocate & cop/PI Lorraine "Rainie" Conner, husband & FBI profiler Quincy, & Quincy's daughter & FBI rookie agent Kimberly; Bobby Dodge, a state police sniper, and D.D. Warren, a police detective, in Boston, Massachusetts

Terri Garey Nicki Styx urban paranormals

Alan Garner Fantasies involving folk tales

Randall Garrett Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Lord Darcy; Gandalara

Julie Garwood Non-series mysteries

**Jonathan Gash Mysteries featuring: Lovejoy, antiques expert, divvie and forger in East Anglia, England; Clare Burtonall, a hospital physician in England

Paul L Gaus Mysteries set in Amish country featuring college professor Michael Branden

W Michael & Kathleen O'Neal Gear Archaeological & anthropological fiction: Anasazi Series; Genetic Thriller Series; People Books - First North Americans; Spider Trilogy; Forbidden Borders Trilogy; Black Falcon; Contact

Barbara R Geisler Mysteries featuring Dame Averilla, the infirmaress at the Benedictine abbey near Shaftesbury in 12th century Norman England

Roberta L(eah Jacobs) Gellis Historical fiction, medieval romances–series: Roselynde Chronicles; Royal Dynasty; Tales of Jernaeve. Books set in the Napoleonic era (series--Heiress). Mystery series featuring Magdalene La Batarde, whorehouse proprietor in 1100s London. Science fiction & fantasy.

David A(ndrew) Gemmell Drenai, Sipstrassi, Macedon, Hawk Queen, Troy fantasy novels

Michael Genelin Mysteries featuring Slovak police Commander Jana Matinova

Mary Gentle Science fiction & fantasy–series: Golden Witchbreed; Rat Lords; Book of Ash; Ilario

Christine Gentry Mysteries featuring Ansel Phoenix, ½ Blackfoot ½ Anglo, who draws dinosaurs for magazines, books & museum displays

Anne George Southern Sisters mysteries featuring Patricia Anne "Mouse" Hollowell, housewife and Mary Alice "Sister" Crane, country-western bar owner in Alabama

Elizabeth George Mysteries featuring Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard

Kathleen George Mysteries set in Pittsburgh featuring homicide detective Richard Christie

Anna Gerard, historical romance. Pseudonym of Diane A S Stuckart, mysteries featuring Leonardo da Vinci. HistoricAlexa Smart, historical romance. Pseudonym of Diane A S Stuckart, mysteries featuring Leonardo da Vinci. Historical romance under the pseudonym of Alexa Smart.

Tess Gerritsen Medical & romantic suspense–series features: Jane Rizzoli, a detective in Boston, Massachusetts

Brent Ghelfi Mystery thrillers featuring Colonel Alexei Volkovoy-covert agent of the Russian army and major player in the Moscow underworld

Amitav Ghosh Indian author of literary fiction

Kurt Giambastiani Fantasy–series: Fallen Cloud saga

David Gibbins Former underwater archaeologist. Mystery/thrillers featuring archaeologist Jack Howard

**William Gibson Cyberpunk & science fiction

Emily Giffin Contemporary romance

Bartholomew Gill: the pseudonym of Mark McGarrity. Irish author: mysteries, many featuring Peter McGarr, police officer in Dublin, Ireland

Marc Giller Cyberpunk

**Dorothy Gilman Mysteries–series features: Mrs Emily Pollifax, widowed grandmother & CIA agent; Madame Karitska

Felix Gilman Non-series science fiction

Laura Anne Gilman Fantasy–series: Retrievers; Grail Quest; Vineart war

Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett Mysteries featuring Barcelona police inspector Petra Delicado

Newt Gingrich Alternative history--Civil War, WW II, Pacific War, American revolution

Sibella Giorello Mysteries featuring geologist turned FBI agent Raleigh Harmon

Victor Gischler Non-series mystery/thrillers, science fiction

Deeanne Gist Christian historical romance--series: Essie Sprekcelmeyer

Giuttari, Michele Mysteries featuring Michele Ferrara, Chief Superintendent of the Squadra Mobile, in Florence, Italy

Leslie Glass Contemporary romance & mysteries–series features April Woo, police officer in New York, New York

Seressia Glass Romance & paranormal fantasy–series: 3 wishes; Shadowchasers

Hal Glatzer Mysteries featuring Katie Green, violin player in all-girl swing bands in the 1940s

Friedrich Glauser Mysteries feature Jakob Studer, a police sergeant (Wachtmeister) in 1930s Bern, Switzerland. (Dates are for original European publication.)

Colleen Gleason Gardella Legacy Victorian historical vampire hunter series

Janet Gleeson Historical fiction & nonfiction

Robert Goddard Mysteries–series features Harry Barnett, a middle-aged English caretaker in Greece

Alan Gold Historical fiction

Glen David Gold Historical mysteries

Lee Goldberg Mysteries--TV spinoffs (Diagnois Murder/Monk) & series featuring: overeducated S California security guard Harvey Mapes; Charlie Willis, an ex-cop turned studio security agent, in Los Angeles, California

Christopher Golden Fantasy–series: Buffy the vampire slayer; Prowlers; Body of evidence; Hellboy; Hidden cities. Not included are Star Wars, Superheroes & comics.

Sally Goldenbaum Romance & mysteries–series: Po Paltrow, a writer and quilter, and the Queen Bees quilting group, in the fictitious college town of Crestwood, Kansas; Isabel "Izzy" Chambers, a lawyer who leaves Boston to open the Seaside Knitting Studio, in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts

Paul Goldstein Stanford law professor and intellectual property expert-legal thrillers/mysteries

Lawrence Goldstone Literary/historical mysteries, non-fiction

David Lynn Golemon Event Group thrillers

Philip Gooden Mysteries featuring: Nick Revill, an actor in Shakespearean times in London, England; Thomas Ansell, a London attorney who travels to British cathedral towns during the Victorian era. Under the pseudonym of Philippa Morgan, mysteries featuring Geoffrey Chaucer, acting as an agent for Edward III in the late 1300s in England and on the continent

Jane Goodger, romance. Pseudonym of Jane Blackwood, humorous romance.

J G Goodhind Mysteries featuring Bath, England, hotel manager Honey Driver

Terry Goodkind Fantasy: Sword of Truth series

Carol Goodman Science fiction/fantasy

Jo Goodman Romance, passion, adventure & love–series: McClellan Family; Marshall Brothers; Dennehy Sisters; Thorne Brothers; Hamilton Family; Compass Club; Grantham

Norma Goodrich British & medieval myth & folklore

Susan Goodwill Comic mysteries featuring theater owner Kate London

Jason Goodwin Nonfiction; mystery series set in the 19th Century Ottoman Empire featuring Yashim Togalu, a eunuch for an Ottoman sultan

Alan Gordon Medieval mysteries, featuring various jesters in the Fools Guild in the early 13th Century

Dolores Gordon-Smith Mysteries featuring Jack Haldean, a former Royal Flying Corps officer who writes detective stories

Steven Gore Thrillers featuring Graham Gage, a cop turned private investigator based in San Francisco, caught up in international intrigue

Joe Gores Mysteries–series features Daniel Kearney Associates (DKA), auto repo and skip-tracing firm in San Francisco

Ed/Edward Gorman Mysteries featuring: Jack Dwyer, ex-cop part-time actor and security guard in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Leo Guild, 1980s bounty hunter in Western United States; Robert Payne, a psychological profile investigator in New Hope, Iowa; Tobin, a hot-tempered movie critic in New York, New York; Walsh, a 50-something private eye in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sam McCain, an attorney in Black River Falls, Iowa,

C W Gortner Historical fiction

Phyllis Gotlieb Science fiction

Ron Goulart Mysteries featuring: Groucho Marx; Hollywood CA private investigator John Easy

Steven Gould Science fiction

Chris Grabenstein Mysteries featuring: Sea Haven NJ cop & Operation Iraqui Freedom vet John Ceepak and his young sidekick Danny Boyle; Christopher Miller, an FBI agent in Jersey City, New Jersey; Zack and his stepmother Judy, in spine-tinglers for young adults

Deborah Grabien Haunted ballads mystery series featuring architectural and folklore expert & folk musician Ringan Laine & his theatrical director girlfriend Penelope Wintercraft-Hawkes; mysteries featuring John “JP” Kincaid, a member of Blacklight, a legendary British rock group

Margaret Grace, Miniature mysteries featuring Geraldine Porter, a recently retired high school English teacher in a small northern California town, whose hobby is building dollhouses and miniature scenes. Pseudonym of Camille Minichino, mysteries featuring Gloria Lamerino, a 50-something physicist in Revere Beach, Massachusetts

Nancy Grace Mysteries featuring Hailey Dean, a former assistant district attorney in Atlanta, now a therapist and TV personality in New York City

Tom Grace Thrillers featuring ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny

Anne Gracie Historical romance–series: Merridew Sisters; Devil Riders

**Sue Grafton mysteries featuring Kinsey Millhone, a sassy private eye in Santa Teresa, California

Caroline Graham Mysteries featuring Tom Barnaby, chief inspector in England (dramatized as "Midsomer murders")

Jo Graham Ancient historical fiction

**Kenneth Grahame Wind in the willows

Seth Grahame-Smith Light horror take-offs on classics

(Patricia) Ann Granger Mysteries featuring: Inspector Alan Markby, detective inspector and Meredith Mitchell, Foreign Service officer in Cotswolds, England; Fran Varady, an out-of-work actress turned private investigator in London, England; Lizzie Martin, a companion to a wealthy widow in 1860s London, England. Historical romance novels under pseudonym Ann Hulme

Pip Granger Soho novels set in England after WW II

Andrew Grant Thrillers featuring David Trevellyan, a lieutenant commander with Royal Navy Intelligence

Barry Grant Contemporary mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes, newly restored to life after being thawed from a Swiss glacier

Linda Grant Mysteries featuring Catherine Sayler, a private investigator in San Francisco, California

Mira Grant, Newsflesh science fiction/horror series. Pseudonym of Seanan McGuire Urban fantasy featuring half-fey, half-human changeling October (Toby) Daye.

Susan Grant Former USAF instructor pilot, currently an airline pilot–futuristic & aviation romance, series: Earthling; 2176; Star; Tale of the borderlands

Robert Graves Mythology & historical fiction, especially in the early Roman empire

Samantha Graves Romantic suspense. Under the pseudonym of C J Barry, paranormal romance–Unearthed series

Sarah Graves Mysteries featuring Jacobia Tiptree, onetime financial advisor to the Mob, now living in Eastport, Maine, in the Home Repair Is Homicide series

Alex Gray Mysteries featuring DCI Lorimer and Dr. Soloman Brightman, a psychologist and criminal profiler, in Glasgow, Scotland

Ava Gray, high-octane paranormal romantic suspense–Skin series. Pseudonym of Ann Aguirre, romantic science fiction--Sirantha Jax series; urban fantasy--Corine Solomon series.

Mark Greaney Thrillers featuring Court Gentry (The Gray Man), a former CIA operative, now an international hired assassin

Thomas Greanias Atlantis thriller series

Andrew M Greeley Mysteries only, featuring: Father John Blackwood "Blackie" Ryan, Catholic priest in Chicago, Illinois; Nuala Anne McGrail, young Irish immigrant psychic and singer in Chicago, Illinois

Anna Katherine Green 1846-1935 Classic mysteries–series feature: Ebenezer Gryce, a police detective in New York City; Caleb Sweetwater, a policeman in New York City

Chloe Green Mysteries featuring Dallas O'Connor, a freelance fashion stylist in Texas

Christine Green Mysteries featuring: Village Chief Inspector Thomas Rydell and Sergeant Denise "Denni" Caldecote in Marston, England; Connor O'Neil, chief inspector and Fran Wilson, detective sergeant in Fowchester, England; Kate Kinsella, a nurse and medical examiner in England

Norman Green Mysteries–series features Alessandra (Al) Martillo, working as an assistant to Marty Stiles, an ex-NYPD cop turned PI

Simon R(ichard) Green Fantasy–series: Hawk & Fisher; Forest Kingdom; Twilight of the Empire; Deathstalker; Deathstalker Legacy; Nightside; Eddie Drood/Secret histories

Tim Green Non-series thrillers

Graham Greene Thrillers

Kerry Greenwood Mysteries featuring: Phryne Fisher, in 1920s Melbourne, Australia; Corinna Chapman, a former banker, now running a bakery, Earthly Delights, in Melbourne, Australia; science fiction for young adults–series: Delphic women; Stormbringer

Linda Greenlaw Former swordfish captain in "The perfect storm". Nonfiction & mysteries featuring former Miami-Dade detective turned marine insurance investigator back home in Maine, Jane Bunker

Robert Greer Mysteries featuring CO African-American bail bondsman C J Floyd

Joyce Ballou Gregorian Fantasy

Michael Gregorio Napoleonic era historical mysteries featuring magistrate Hanno Stiffeniis, who learned a novel approach to criminal investigation from legendary philosopher Immanuel Kant. (Pseudonym of Daniela De Gregorio & Michael G. Jacob)

Jill Gregory Historical/mystical thrillers

Susanna Gregory Historical mysteries–series: Matthew Bartholomew medieval mysteries; Thomas Chaloner Restoration mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Simon Beaufort, mysteries featuring Sir Geoffrey Mappestone, a knight during the time of the Crusades.

Lisa Gregory, romance–series: Turner's Rainbows Saga. Pseudonym of Candace Camp, contemporary & historical romance–series: Medievals Norwen Saga; Tyrell's Lilies; Montford Heirs; Little Town in Texas; Aincourt; Moreland family; Women and Men; Matchmakers; Willowmere. Also romance under the pseudonym of Kristin James–series: Stone's sky; Marshall family; Ferguson brothers.

Philippa Gregory Historical fiction–series: Wideacre; Earthly joys; Boleyn; Cousin's war

J M Gregson Mysteries featuring: Superintendent John Lambert & Detective Sgt Bert Hook, policemen & golfers in Oxford, England; Detective Inspector Peach in Lancashire, England

Lois Greiman Historical romance, romantic comedy and mystery–series: Highland brides; Highland rogues

H Terrell Griffin Florida mystery writer–Matt Royal mystery series

Laura Griffin Romantic suspense–series: Tracers

W E B Griffin Police procedurals & military fiction. Series: Badge of Honor Series, featuring the Philadelphia Police Force; Brotherhood of War set during World War II in Europe; Corps, set during World War II in the South Pacific; Men at War Series, featuring the OSS during World War II; Honor Bound Series, featuring the OSS in neutral Buenos Aires, Argentina during 1942-43; Presidential Agent series, featuring Charley Castillo, a Delta Force Major working with the Department of Homeland Security

Nicola Griffith Lesbian activist and science fiction writer

Griffiths, Elly Mysteries featuring Dr. Ruth Galloway, a forensic archaeologist, and Harry Nelson, a detective chief inspector, in the Saltmarsh area near Norfolk, England

**Martha Grimes Mysteries. Series: Emma Graham, bored 12-year old living in a once trendy US resort; Scotland Yard Inspector Richard Jury; Andi Oliver, amnesiac drifter

Jon Courtenay Grimwood Fantasy set in an alternate world where WW I did not take place and the Ottoman Empire is still in power

James M. Grippando Florida author–legal thrillers, series features Jack Swyteck, a criminal defense lawyer in Miami

John Grisham Non-series legal thrillers; young adult series featuring Theodore Boone, a 13-year-old who dispenses legal advice and solves crimes

Andrew Gross Thrillers-often partners with James Patterson, own series features Ty Hauck, a police lieutenant in Bridgeport, Connecticut, later working for a global security company

Grossman, Lev Magicians fantasy series

Grossman, Paul Mysteries featuring Willi Kraus, a decorated soldier in WWI, and the most celebrated Jewish detective in Weimar Germany

Beth Groundwater Mysteries featuring Claire Hanover, 40-something proprietor of a gift-basket business, in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Michael Gruber Miami mysteries featuring Cuban cop Jimmy Paz & fantasy. Also all Robert Tanenbaum mysteries featuring Roger "Butch" Karp, Criminal Courts Bureau chief, and Marlene Ciampi, assistant District Attorney in 1970s New York City until 2004 were actually written by Michael Gruber.

Bryan Gruley Mysteries featuring Gus Carpenter, a reporter returning to his hometown of Starvation Lake, Michigan

Laura Lee Guhrke Romance–series: Seduction; Girl-bachelor

Jan Guillou Swedish author & journalist-thriller series featuring Swedish military spy Carl Hamilton (none in English); Crusades/Knights Templar historical trilogy

Elizabeth Gunn Mysteries–series feature: Jake Hines, a police detective in fictional Rutherford, Minnesota; Sarah Burke, a recently divorced police detective, in Tucson, Arizona

Batya Gur Mysteries featuring Israeli chief inspector Michael Ohayon in Jerusalem

Allan Guthrie Scottish thriller writer–series: Pearce

Rene Gutteridge Faith-based: series: Boo, set in Skary IN; Storm; Occupational hazards

Peter Guttridge Mysteries–series feature: Nick Madrid, a freelance journalist; Robert Watts, a disgraced chief constable in mid-1930s Brighton, England, in the Brighton trilogy

Jane Haddam. Mysteries featuring Gregor Demarkian, former Philadelphia FBI Bureau Chief. Under pseudonym of Orania Papazoglou, mysteries featuring 6 ft romance novelist turned crime writer Patience Campbell McKenna.

David J(ames) Hagberg Science fiction ("Flash Gordon" series) & mysteries, some featuring Kirk McGarvey, super spy. Non-series mysteries also under pseudonym of Sean Flannery; under pseudonym David Bannerman, mysteries featuring spy Donald Briggs O'Mara

Jean Hager Mysteries. Series feature: Tess Darcy, bed-and-breakfast owner in Victoria Springs, Missouri, is featured in the Iris House mysteries; Mitch Bushyhead, police chief in Buckskin, Oklahoma; Molly Bearpaw, major crimes investigator and advocate for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

H Rider Haggard Classic tales of adventure

Brian Haig Son of Alexander Haig, former US Secretary of State. Thrillers–series: Sean Drummond

Carolyn Haines Mysteries--series feature: Mississippi Delta, features Sarah Booth Delaney, unconventional Southern Belle in Zinnia, Mississippi; former big city reporter Dixon Sinclair who moves to Jexville MS to stop drinking and run the small-town newspaper

Kathryn Miller Haines Historical mysteries featuring aspiring actress Rosie Winter in the early 1940s

Joe (William) Haldeman Science fiction, including Worlds trilogy; Attar adventure novels under pseudonym Robert Graham; war novels

Deborah Hale Historical romance–Georgian/Regency/Victorian; Medieval; American. Fantasy.

Hale, Shannon Fantasy/romance–series: Books of Bayern; Princess Academy; Austenland; Daisy Danger

James Wilson Hall Florida mysteries. Series feature: Thorn, eco-avenger PI in Key Largo; Alexandra Rafferty, Miami police photographer

M R Hall Mysteries featuring Jenny Cooper, a small-town lawyer appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, in Gloucestershire, England

Oakley Hall Mysteries set in the Old West, featuring Ambrose Bierce, reporter

Parnell Hall Mysteries featuring: Stanley Hastings, married actor and private investigator in New York, New York; Cora Felton, a crossword creator with a nationally-syndicated column in Bakerhaven, Connecticut (Puzzle Lady series). Pseudonym J. P. Hailey, mysteries featuring Steve Winslow, a court room attorney in New York, New York

Patricia Hall Mysteries featuring: Laura Ackroyd, reporter and Michael Thackeray, police inspector in Yorkshire, England; Alex Sinclair, British Inspector and Kate Weston, social worker in Yorkshire, England

Robert Lee Hall Historical mysteries. Series features Ben Franklin while in London

Russ Hall Mysteries–series features retired high school math teacher Esbeth Walters

Tarquin Hall Mysteries featuring Vish Puri, Most Private Investigator

Traci Hall Urban fantasy–series: Rhiannon Godfrey; Boadicea

Tate Hallaway, fantasy–series: Garnet Lacy; Vampire princess of St Paul . Pseudonym of Lyda Morehouse, non-series fantasy.

Gemma Halliday "High crime meets high fashion"-High heels mystery series

Timothy Hallinan Mysteries–series feature: Simeon Grist, a four-degreed private investigator, in Los Angeles, California; Poke Rafferty, a "rough-travel" writer living with Rose, a former go-go dancer, in Bangkok, Thailand

Barbara Hambly Mysteries featuring Benjamin January, surgeon and music teacher in 1833 New Orleans, Louisiana. Fantasy--Series include: Darwath; Sun Wolf & Starhawk; Winterlands; Windrose; James Asher; Sun-Cross; Sisters of the raven; Anne Steelyard--Garden of emptiness

Denise Hamilton Mysteries featuring Eve Diamond, a reporter for the LA Times, in Los Angeles, California

Edith Hamilton Greek & Roman mythology primarily

Laurell Hamilton Mysteries featuring vampire hunter Anita Blake, fantasies featuring now-mortal Sidhe Princess Merry Gentry

Lyn Hamilton Mysteries featuring: Lara McClintock, an antiquities dealer and shop owner in Toronto

Peter Hamilton Science fiction–series: Greg Mandel; Night's Dawn; Night's Dawn--Neutronium Alchemist; Night's Dawn--Reality Dysfunction; Commonwealth Saga; Void Trilogy

Steve Hamilton Michigan Upper Penninsula mysteries featuring Alex McNight, former cop turned rental agent

Dashiell Hammett Classic mysteries/Sam Spade

Gerald Hammond Mysteries–series feature: John Cunningham, a hunting dog breeder in Scotland; Keith Calder, a gunsmith, and other characters in Newton Lauder, Scotland; Grace Gillespie, a nurse-physiotherapist, in the UK; Honey Laird, a detective sergeant, then inspector, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Pseudonyms: Arthur Douglas; Dalby Holden

Karen Hancock Christian science fiction & fantasy–series: Legends of the Guardian-King

Lori Handeland Contemporary, historical & paranormal romance–series: Love Spell; Rock Creek Six; Luchetti Brothers; Night Creature; Phoenix Chronicles

David Handler Mysteries featuring: Mitch Berger, a New York film critic and Desiree Mirty, a black police detective in Dorset, Connecticut; Stewart "Hoagy" Hoag, celebrity ghostwriter in the United States and his faithful basset hound, Lulu. Under the pseudonym of Russell Andrews, non-series thrillers & mysteries featuring Justin Westwood, a former Providence, RI, cop, retreating to the local police department in East End Harbor, Long Island, New York.

Sophie Hannah Romance & mysteries–series features Simon Waterhouse, a detective constable, and Charlie Zailer, a detective sergeant, in rural England

Jim Michael Hansen Mysteries featuring Denver CO homicide detective Bryson Coventry

Frances Hardinge Children's fantasy

Kristin Hardy Contemporary romance–series: Under the Covers; Sex and the Supper Club; Sealed with a Kiss; Holiday Hearts; McBains of Grace Harbor; White Star; Logan's Legacy Revisited; Famous Families

Harkaway, Nick (Son of John LeCarre) Science fiction & nonfiction

Harkness, Deborah All Souls trilogy of historical paranormal fantasy

Julia Harper--contemporary romance. Pseudonym of Elizabeth Hoyt, Romance-Georgian (series: Prince).

Karen Harper Romance & mysteries--series: Queen Elizabeth I of England; Maplecreek Amish. Pseudonym Caryn Cameron

Molly Harper Romantic fantasy–series: Janie Jameson/Nice girls

Tom Harper--historical mysteries featuring former bounty hunter & bodyguard Demetrios Askiates in 11th Century Byzantium during the Crusades. Pseudonym of Edwin Thomas, historical adventure-- Series: Reluctant Adventures of Lieutenant Martin Jerrold (early 1800s)

Jonathan Harrington Mysteries featuring Danny O'Flaherty, an American teacher researching his family's roots in Ireland

C S Harris: Sebastian St Cyr Regency mysteries. Pseudonym of Candice Proctor, Historical romance.

Charlaine Harris Mysteries, series: Lily Bard, housecleaner in Shakespeare, Arkansas; Aurora Teagarden, librarian turned real estate agent in Lawrenceton, Georgia; Sookie Stackhouse, a cocktail waitress and her vampire boyfriend, Bill, in small town Louisiana; Harper Connelly, a lightning survivor who can find bodies, and stepbrother Tolliver, in Sarne, Arkansas

Rosemary Harris Mysteries-series features Paula Holliday, a 30-ish former TV executive opens a landscaping-gardening business in Springfield, Connecticut, in the Dirty Business mysteries

Cora Harrison Irish. Former primary-school teacher. For children–series: Drumshee Chronicles & Timeline, historical novels telling the history of Ireland over 2 millenia; Wolfcub; Chimps. For adults–the Burren mystery series, featuring Mara, a woman appointed by King Turlough Don O'Brien to be judge and lawgiver during the Tudor period

Harry Harrison Science fiction

Janis Harrison Gardening Mysteries featuring Bretta Solomon, the 45 year old owner of the Flower Shop in River City, Missouri

Kim Harrison Paranormal romances--Hollows series features witch Rachel Morgan; Madison Avery, who stole the amulet of a Reaper targeting her so she's now dead but not departed

M John Harrison Science fiction–series: Viriconium

Mike Harrison Mysteries featuring Calgary ex-cop PI Eddie Dancer

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles Morland Dynasty & Kirov Trilogy series of historical romances. Mysteries featuring Bill Slider, police inspector in London, England

**Carolyn G Hart Mysteries. Series: "Death on Demand", featuring mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance & investigator Max Darling, in Broward's Rock, SC; "Henry O", featuring Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins, 70-something reporter in SC; Bailey Ruth Raeburn, who dies during a storm and then returns as a ghost to help solve crime in her hometown of Adelaide, Oklahoma

Ellen Hart Mysteries featuring: Jane Lawless, lesbian restaurateur in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sophie Greenway, magazine editor and food critic for Minneapolis, Minnesota

Erin Hart Mysteries featuring Cormac Maguire, an Irish archaeologist and Nora Gavin, an American pathologist, in Ireland

John Hart Thrillers

Amanda Harte Contemporary & historical romance--series: Hidden Falls; War brides

A J Hartley Historical thrillers

John Harvey Mysteries featuring: Charlie Resnick, jazz-loving police detective in Nottingham, England; Scott Mitchell, private eye in England; retired Nottingham Deputy Inspector Frank Elder

Kathryn Harvey--Erotica. Pseudonym of Barbara Wood, non-series fantasy.

Michael Harvey Mysteries featuring Michael Kelly, an ex-cop private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

Patricia Harwin Mysteries featuring Catherine Penny, a 60-something librarian, divorced after 20 years of marriage leaves New York, New York to join her daughter in Far Wychwood, England

John Harwood Victorian thrillers

Robin Hathaway Mysteries featuring: Dr. Andrew Fenimore, a family physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Dr. Jo Bank, after a fatal misdiagnosis of a patient, leaves New York City and ends up in Bayfield, New Jersey as the on-call doctor at a motel

Donald Hauka Mister Jinnah Mystery series

Steven Havill Mysteries featuring: Bill Gastner, insomniac undersheriff in Posadas County, New Mexico; Estelle Reyes-Guzman, the new undersheriff in Posadas County, New Mexico

Richard Hawke--Mysteries featuring NY City PI Fitz Malone. Pseudonym of Tim Cockey.

Simon Hawke Pseudonym of Nicholas Yermakov. Elizabethan mysteries featuring William Shakespeare

Karen Hawkins Romances–series: Abduction/Seduction; Talisman Ring; Just Ask Reeves; MacLean Curse; Talk of the Town; Hurst Amulet. Pseudonym: Kim Bennett

Mo Hayder Mysteries–series features Jack Caffery, a troubled police detective in London, England

Elizabeth Haydon Science fiction–series: Symphony of Ages; Lost journals of Ven Polyphene

J. (M.) Hayes Mysteries featuring English, known as Englishman, a divorced, single-father sheriff of Benteen County, and Mad Dog, his part Cheyenne half-brother, in Buffalo Springs, Kansas

(James) Dana Haynes, thrillers. Under the pseudonym of Conrad Haynes, mysteries set in the Pacific NW

Tony Hays Mysteries--series features Malgwyn ap Cuneglas, a one-armed soldier and counselor to Arthur, in 5th century Britain

Sparkle Hayter Mysteries featuring Robin Hudson, cable news reporter in New York, New York

Gar Anthony Haywood Mysteries–series feature: Aaron Gunner, a black private investigator, in Los Angeles, California; Joe and Dottie Loudermilk, a retired black couple traveling in the USA

Heald, Tim Mysteries–series feature: Simon Bognor, a special investigator with the Board of Trade, in London, England; Tudor Cornwall, Reader in Criminal Studies at the University of Wessex, in England

Judith Healey Medieval mysteries featuring Alais, sister to the King of France

Jeremiah (F. III) Healy John Francis Cuddy mystery series. Under pseudonym Terry Devane, mysteries featuring Boston lawyers Mairead O'Clare & Sheldon Gold

Lian Hearn Pseudonym for children's author Gillian Rubinstein. Fantasy--series: Tales of the Otori, set in a realm like feudal Japan; Grass for his pillow; Brilliance of the moon

Daniel Hecht Mysteries-series features Cree Black, a parapsychologist with a haunted past in Seattle, Washington

Peter Heck Mysteries featuring Mark Twain & his secretary, Wentworth Cabot

Martin Hegwood Mysteries featuring Jack Delmas, a private investigator from the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Carolyn G(old) Heilbrun: Pseudonymn, Amanda Cross-- American, mysteries set in academic settings

Robert A Heinlein science fiction. Series: Future History

Lynne Heitman Aviation mysteries featuring Alex Shanahan

Veronica Heley Mysteries featuring: Ellie Quicke, a 50-ish widow and amateur sleuth, in the suburbs of London, England; Bea Abbot, recently widowed and trying to retire from the Abbot Agency, which specialized in cases where clients wanted to avoid police involvement, in London, England

Jane Heller Romances

Libby Fischer Hellmann Mysteries featuring: Ellie Foreman, a recently divorced suburban mom, makes video documentaries in Chicago, Illinois; Georgia Davis, an ex-cop private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

Peter Helton Mysteries featuring British artist & PI Chris Honeysett

Amanda Hemingway Fantasy--series: Sangreal

Hemry, John Military science fiction–series: Ethan Stark; Paul Sinclair. Under the pseudonym of Jack Campbell, military science fiction–series: Lost fleet; Lost stars

Barb Hendee Fantasy--Noble Dead series features vampire hunters half-vampire Magiere & her half-elf partner Leesil; Vampire Memories

Dee Henderson Christian suspense--series: O'Malley family; Uncommon heroes

Lauren Henderson Mysteries featuring Sam Jones, sculptor in Camden Town, London, England

Patty Henderson Mysteries featuring Brenda Strange, a lesbian private investigator of the weird, in Tampa, Florida

April Henry Mysteries featuring Claire Montrose, an amateur sleuth in Oregon

Marguerite Henry Classic kid's books, many involving horses

Sue Henry Mysteries featuring: Alaskan sled dog racer Jessie Arnold & Anchorge state trooper Sgt Alex Jensen; Maxine "Maxie" McNab, a 63-year-old, a Winnebago-driving, free-spirited widow in the USA

Joe Hensley Mysteries–series features Donald Robak, a crusading defense attorney and state legislator, in Bington, Indiana

Brian Herbert Frank's son. Science fiction–series: Dune; Timeweb Chronicles; World of darkness; Prelude to Dune; Legends of Dune

Frank Herbert Science fiction–series: Pandora Sequence; Dune

Candice Hern Regency romance–series: Merry widows; Ladies Fashionable Cabinet

Nancy Herndon Mysteries featuring Elena Jarvis, wise-cracking police detective in Los Santos, Texas. Under the pseudonym of Nancy Fairbanks, mysteries featuring Jason Blue, a scientist specializing in how to clean toxins from the environment and his wife Carolyn, a food writer in El Paso, Texas. Under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Chadwick, romantic suspense.

Greg Herren Mysteries featuring: Chanse MacLeod, a gay private investigator in New Orleans, Louisiana; Dick Dansoir, a gay personal trainer and occasional go-go dancer at the boys' bars in New Orleans, Louisiana

**James Herriot classic stories involving vets and animals

Herring, Peg Mysteries–series: Simon & Elizabeth; Dead Detective

Mick Herron Mysteries featuring Zoe Boehm, a London-based private detective

Rita Herron Romance–series: Hartwell Hope Chests; Nighthawk Island; Falcon Ridge; Guardian Angel Investigation; Diamonds & Daddies

Joan Hess Mystery series: Arly Hanks, small-town police chief in Maggody, Arkansas; Claire Malloy, small-town bookstore owner in Farberville, Arkansas. Under the pseudonym of Joan Hadley, mysteries featuring Theo Bloomer, retired florist and former spy

James Hetley Fantasy based on Celtic myth & legend

David Hewson Mysteries featuring Italian detective Nic Costa

Georgette Heyer Romantic suspense. Mystery series: Superintendent Hannasyde, police superintendent in England; Inspector Hemingway, Superintendent Hannasyde's subordinate

Joseph Heywood Woods Cop mysteries featuring Grady Service, Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer, in Michigan

**Carl Hiaasen Nonfiction, non-series mysteries, some set in Florida; kid's books

Homer Hickam Historical fiction–series: Josh Thurlow in WW II

Tracy Hickman Fantasy–series: Song of the Stellar Wind; Bronze Canticles. For series with Margaret Weis, see her (Darksword; Rose of the prophet, Death Gate; Starshield; Sovereign stone). See separate Dragonlance entry.

Higashino, Keigo Mysteries featuring Manabu Yukawa ("Detective Galileo"), a brilliant physics professor, and police detective Kusanagi, in Tokyo, Japan

Susan Higginbotham English historical novels

George V. Higgins Mysteries–series featured Jerry Kennedy, a criminal defense attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Jack Higgins: pseudonym of Harry Patterson

Liz Curtis Higgs Parable series of Christian fiction; Lowlands series of Scottish romance

Frederick Highland Historical fiction-Inspector Nikolai Faroun mysteries, set in 1930s Syria

Lynda Hilburn Contemporary paranormal fantasy-series features psychologist to vampires Kismet Knight

Donna Hill Contemporary romance

Joe Hill Fantasy–series: Locke & Key

Kaye C Hill Mysteries featuring Lexy Lomax, an accidental private detective, and Kinky, her Chihuahua attack dog, in Clopwolde-on-Sea, on the Suffolk Coast of England

Reginald Hill Mysteries. Series feature: Superintendent Andrew Dalziel & Sgt Peter Pasco in Yorkshire; Joe Sixsmith, English PI; mystery & adventure under the pseudonym of Patrick Ruell

Sam Hill Mysteries featuring adrenaline junkie/international mercenary/arcane-quotation expert Tip Kiernan

Sandra Hill Romance--series: Vikings, Cajun

Susan Hill Mysteries–series features Simon Serrailler, a police Chief Inspector in Lafferton, England

Suzette Hill Mysteries featuring Rev. Francis Oughterard, the vicar of Molehill, and a flustered murderer and blackmail victim, along with Bouncer the dog and Maurice the cat, in 1950s Surrey, England

**Tony Hillerman Navajo mysteries, featuring tribal police officers Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee; non-fiction

Kathleen Hills Mysteries featuring John McIntire, retired military intelligence officer and newly appointed township constable in St. Adele, Michigan

Jim Hines Humorous fantasy-series: Jig the Goblin; Faery taile project; Princess

Naomi Hirahara Mysteries featuring Japanese-American Hiroshima survivor & gardener Mas Harai

Tami Hoag Romance, mysteries & suspense–series: Hennesy; Quaid horses; Rainbow chasers; Doucette; Deer Lake; Kovac/Liska; Elena Estes, former cop turned horse trainer in Florida

Robin Hobb: Pseudonym of Megan Lindholm. Fantasy series: Farseers; Liveship Traders; Tawny Man triology; Soldier son; Rain Wild chronicles

Steve Hockensmith Mysteries featuring 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; Pride & prejudice & zombies

Hodder, Mark Paranormal historical thrillers–series feature Sir Richard Burton and Algernon Charles Swinburne

P C (Patricia Christine) Hodgell Science fiction & fantasy–series: Kencyrath

William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) Horror, fantasy & science fiction

Peter Hoeg Non-series mysteries & literary fiction

Jilliane Hoffman Mysteries featuring C . J. Townsend, an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida

Nina Hoffman Science fiction/fantasy–series: Red heart of memories

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding Romance & mysteries

Robert Holdstock Fantasy. Series include: Mythago Wood; Merlin Codex

Cecila Holland Historical fiction–series: Railroad Schemes; Lily Nevada

David Holland Victorians--paranormal and the Bellminster mystery series featuring Rev Tuckworth

Kevin Crossley Holland Historical fiction–series: Arthur

Helen Hollick Historical fiction–series: Pendragon's Banner; Sea Witch Chronicles

Jen Holling Historical & time-travel romance--series: MacDonnell witches trilogy; Brides of the Bloodstone trilogy

Emma Holly Romance & erotic fantasy–series: Beyond Victorian romance; Midnight vampire/shapeshifter; Demon alternate Victorian romance

Joyce Holms Mysteries featuring Tam Buchanan, lawyer, and his law student assistant Fizz Fitzgerald, in Edinburgh, Scotland

A J Holt–J Fletcher series. Pseudonym of Christopher Hyde, non-series thrillers. Pseudonymn: Paul Christopher–Finn Ryan & Templars series.

Anne Holt Norwegian mystery writer--series features husband and wife detectives Adam Stubo & Johanne Vik

Tom Holt Fantasy & science fiction

Kay Hooper Romance, mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense, science fiction–series; Blood/Bishop Special Crimes Unit; Quinn/Thief; Men of Mysteries Past; Hagen series, features the leader of a group of underground agents ; Shadows paranormal thrillers; Evil trilogy; mysteries featuring Lane Montana, finder of lost things, & Atlanta GA homicide detective Trey Fortier; Once upon a time; Stealing shadows; Quinn/Thief; Fear

Dara Horn Art history mysteries

Wendy Hornsby Mysteries–series feature: Kate Teague, a history teacher in California; Maggie MacGowan, a documentary filmmaker in Los Angeles, California

David Hosp Non-series legal thrillers

David Housewright Mysteries featuring: Holland Taylor, an ex-cop turned private investigator in St. Paul, Minnesota; Rushmore McKenzie, a former St. Paul cop who becomes a smart-talking (albeit unlicensed) private eye in St. Paul, Minnesota

Victoria Houston Loon Lake mysteries featuring Lewellyn Ferris, a fly fishing wonder and the Chief of Police, in Loon Lake, Wisconsin

Linda Howard Romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries–series: John Medina, a CIA agent; Mackenzie; Sarah; Kell Sabin; Duncan and Evangeline; Western; Blair Mallory, a health club owner in North Carolina

Dorothy Howell Mysteries featuring SoCal valley girl Haley Randolph

Megan Howell Fantasy–series: Queen of the Orcs

Elizabeth Hoyt Romance-Georgian (series: Prince). Under the pseudonym of Julia Harper--contemporary romance.

Richard Hoyt Mysteries. Series feature: James Burlane, ex-CIA PI; John Denson, Seattle PI

Sarah Hoyt Fantasies--series: William Shakespeare; Shifters; Magical British Empire

Frederick Huebner Pacific NW mysteries

Tanya Huff Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Wizard Crystal; Victoria Nelson, featuring an ex-Toronto policeman and vampire Henry Fitzroy; Quarters; Keeper's Chronicles; Confederation; Smoke

Declan Hughes Mysteries featuring PI Ed Loy, returning to his native Dublin after 20 years in LA

Dorothy B. Hughes Non-series mysteries

Matthew Hughes Archonate science fiction series

Monica Hughes Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Conshelf; Isis; Arc One; Sandwriter

C C Humphreys Historical fiction–series: French Executioner; Jack Absolute

Harry Hunsicker Mysteries featuring Dallas PI Lee Henry "Hank" Oswald

Angela Elwell Hunt Christian fiction, mostly for adults. Series: Nicki Holland Mysteries; Cassie Perkins; Theyn Chronicles; Legacies of the Ancient River; Keepers of the Ring; Colonial Captives; Heirs of Cahira O'Connor; Young Believer on Tour; Fairlawn

James Patrick Hunt Mysteries featuring ex-Chicago cop, now North Shore antiques dealer, Maitland

Hunt, Stephen Fantasy, science fiction & mysteries–series: Jackelian; Agatha Witchley Mystery; Sliding Void

Faith Hunter Dark, dark, post-apocalyptic fantasy--series: Thorn St Croix; Jane Yellowrock (see Gwen Hunter)

Gwen Hunter Thrillers–series: Garrick Travis (writing as Gary Hunter); DeLande; Rhea Lynch, MD. Under the pseudonym of Faith Hunter, dark, post-apocalyptic fantasy--series: Thorn St Croix; Jane Yellowrock

Madeline Hunter Historical romance–series: 14th-century London; Seducer; Rothwell Brothers

Maddy Hunter "Passport to Peril" mysteries featuring Emily Andrew, a tour guide for Iowans

Seth Hunter--Nathan Peake historical novels set during the French Revolution. Pseudonym of Paul Bryers, Mysteries of the Septagram kids' fantasy.

Stephen Hunter Mysteries. Series feature: Bob "The Nailer" Swagger, US master sniper; Earl Swagger, WW II hero hired to clean up corruption in Arkansas

Graham Hurley Mysteries & thrillers-series features Joe Faraday, a detective inspector, recently promoted to the elite Major Crimes Team

Gregg Hurwitz Mysteries featuring Deputy US Marshal Tim Rackley

Charlie Huston Mysteries featuring: Henry Thompson, a former high school star baseball player, now a bartender with a drinking problem in Paul's Place, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City; Joe Pitt, a rogue private investigator and vampire, in Manhattan, New York City

James Huston Thrillers-series features Congressional assistant Jim Dillon

**Elspeth Huxley Classic mysteries & "Flame trees of Thika" set in Africa

Christopher Hyde Non-series thrillers. Pseudonyms: Paul Christopher–Finn Ryan & Templars series: A J Holt–J Fletcher series

Adrian Hyland Australian mystery writer-series features half-Aboriginal world traveler Emily Tempest

Noel Hynd Thrillers–Russian trilogy

Julie Hyzy Mysteries featuring: Chicago TV reporter Alex St. James; Olivia (Ollie) Paras, White House assistant chef in Washington DC, in the White House Chef mysteries; Grace Wheaton, assistant curator for Marshfield Manor, in the Manor of Murder mysteries

Eric Idle--Monty Python

Conn Iggulden Historical fiction--Emperor series, based on the life of Julius Caesar; Conqueror, based on Genghis Khan

David Ignatius Non-series spy novels

Greg Iles Mysteries featuring Penn Cage, a lawyer and writer, in Natchez, MS; non-series thrillers

Arnaldur Indridason Icelandic mystery writer: series features Erlendur Sveinsson, a detective inspector, and his colleagues Sigurdur Oli and Elinborg, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Dates are for original European publication.

Michael Innes Mysteries, many with Inspector John Appleby, of Scotland Yard

Lee Irby Florida professor of history--mystery series set in 1920s Florida features former bootlegger Frank Hearn

Alexander Irvine Science fiction

Robert Irvine (Irvine, R R)--Mysteries featuring: Kevin Manwaring, field producer and Vicki Garcia, television reporter in Los Angeles, California; Moroni Traveler, non-Mormon ex-football player, private eye in Salt Lake City, Utah; Robert Christopher, television reporter in Los Angeles, California. Under pseudonym of Val Davis: mysteries featuring Nicolette Scott, an archaeologist in the southwestern USA

Jane Isenberg Mysteries featuring Jersey City NJ English professor Bel Barrett

Roberta Isleib Mysteries featuring pro golfer Cassie Burdette

Graham Ison Former officer with Scotland Yard Special Branch. Mysteries–series feature: Special Branch Detective Chief Superintendent John Gaffney & Chief Inspector Harry Tipper; Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Fox of the Flying Squad; Divisional Detective Inspector Ernest Hardcastle is the head of CID for the Whitehall Division of the Metropolitan Police; Detective Chief Inspector Harry Brock and his black sergeant Dave Poole

Alexandra Ivy Dark fantasy-series: Guardians of Eternity

Claude Izner Pseudonym for sisters Liliane Korb & Laurence Lefèvre, both booksellers on the banks of the Seine, who are experts on nineteenth-century Paris. Mysteries featuring Victor Legris, a bookseller in late 19th century Paris, France. (Dates are for original French publication.)

Jean-Claude Izzo European mystery/thriller writer-Marseilles trilogy features former cop Fabio Montale

Jane Jackson Historical romance

Lisa Jackson Mysteries featuring: Anthony Paterno, a detective in California; Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya, police detectives in New Orleans, Louisiana, in this New Orleans romantic suspense series; Pierce Reed, a detective in the southern town of Savannah; Selena Alvarez and Regan Pescoli, police detectives in Pinewood County, Montana. Romantic suspense, medieval & contemporary romance--series: Maverick; Dark Jewels; Forever Family; McCaffertys; Love letters. Also romance under the pseudonym of Susan Lynn Crose.

Marian Jackson Mysteries featuring Abigail Patience Danforth, a 19th century heiress detective

Holly Jacobs Romance–series: Perry Square; WLVH Radio; American Dads; Everything but. Also non-series romance under the pseudonym of Holly Fuhrmann.

Jonnie Jacobs Mysteries--series feature: Kate Austen, single mother in Walnut Hills, California; Kali O'Brien, an attorney in Gold Country, California

Nancy Baker Jacobs Mysteries featuring Susan Kim Delancey, the Governor's Special Assistant for Arson Investigations for all the counties in California; Quinn Collins, a reporter for the Hollywood Star, in Hollywood, California; Devon MacDonald, a private investigator in St. Paul, Minnesota

Alan Jacobson Mysteries featuring Karen Vail, a profiler for the FBI

Brian Jacques Fantasy–series: Redwall; Tribes of Redwall; Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Sue Ann Jaffarian Mysteries featuring: plus-sized, middle-aged amateur sleuth Odelia Gray; Emma Whitecastle, a divorced mom, and the ghost of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples, amateur sleuths; Madison Rose, a waitress in Los Angeles, California, in the Fang-in-Cheek vampire mysterie

Jody Jaffe Mysteries featuring Charlotte NC horse show reporter Natalie Gold

Jane Jakeman Mysteries featuring: Lord Ambrose Malfine, 1830s veteran of the Greek war for independence, attempting to live in seclusion on his country estate; Cecile Galant, examining magistrate in Cannes

John (William) Jakes Mysteries, science fiction, North and South trilogy, Westerns, Brak the Barbarian, American Bicentennial/Kent Family Chronicles; Johnny Havoc; Lou Largo; Galaxy; Gavin Black; Crown family; Civil War

Allyson James, Dragon fantasy series & Ellora's Cave erotic romance--pseudonym of Jennifer Ashley: Chick lit; pirate romances; Immortals fantasy series. Under the pseudonym of Laurien Gardner, historicals. Under the pseudonym of Ashley Gardner, Captain Lacey Regency romances.

Bill James Mysteries featuring: Colin Harpur, detective chief superintendent, and Desmond Iles, detective constable in an English seaport; Simon Abelard, a mixed race intelligence officer in Great Britain Pseudonym of David Craig, featuring: Roy Rickman, Home Officer Administrator in London, England; Stephen Bellecroix & Sheila Roath, British agents in England

Dean James Mysteries featuring gay vampire Simon Kirby-Jones

Eloisa James Regency & contemporary romance–series: Duchess quartet; Pleasures trilogy; Essex sisters; Desperate duchesses

Kristin James, romance–series: Stone's sky; Marshall family; Ferguson brothers. Pseudonym of Candace Camp, contemporary & historical romance–series: Medievals Norwen Saga; Tyrell's Lilies; Montford Heirs; Little Town in Texas; Aincourt; Moreland family; Women and Men; Matchmakers; Willowmere. Under the pseudonym of Lisa Gregory, romance–series: Turner's Rainbows Saga.

**P D James Mysteries. Series feature: poet & Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dagliesh; Cordelia Gray, rookie PI in London, England

Peter James Mysteries & spy thrillers–series: Biggles; Max Flynn, slick superspy, in London, England; Roy Grace, a Detective Superintendent of the CID, in Sussex, England; TechnoTerrors

Samantha James Historical romance-series: McKay; Sterling family

Steven James Mysteries–series features Patrick Bowers, an FBI agent specializing in environmental criminology in the US

Syrie James Historical fiction

**Judith/J A Jance Mysteries. Series feature: Joanna Brady, widow sheriff in Cochise Co, AZ; J P Beaumont, Seattle homicide detective; Diana Ladd, award winning author, & Brandon Walker, ex-sheriff in Tucson, AZ; Alison Reynolds, a 40-something ex-newscaster and new "pajama-clad blogger" in Sedona, Arizona

J Robert Janes Mysteries–series features: Jean-Louis St. Cyr, an officer in the French Sûreté Nationale, and Herman Kohler, a Gestapo agent, based in 1940s Paris, France. Richard Hagen horror series.

Tove Jansson Finnish children's fantasy

Tara Janzen Pseudonym of Glenna McReynolds. Romantic thrillers--series: Crazy

Quintin Jardine Mysteries, featuring: Robert Skinner, a high-ranking cop in Edinburgh, Scotland; (written as Matthew Reid) Oz Blackstone, private investigator in London, England; Primavera Phillips, Oz Blackstone’s ex-wife, in Spain

Rosemary Hawley Jarman Historical fiction–series: We Speak No Treason

Miranda Jarrett, historical romance–series: Sparhawks; Fairbournes of Cape Cod; Georgian; Lordly Claremonts; Penny House. Pseudonym of Susan Holloway Scott, historical fiction.

Michael Jecks Medieval mysteries featuring Simon Puttock, West County bailiff and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, ex-Knight Templar in Devon, England

Roderic (Graeme) Jeffries Mysteries & detective stories; Enrique Alvarez Majorca mysteries. Pseudonyms--Peter Alding (series features Constable Kerr and Inspector Robert Fusil in the fictious seaside Fortrow, England): Jeffrey Ashford (series featuring Don Kerry, a detective inspector in England); Hastings Draper; Roderic Graeme (continuing a character created by his father, Bruce Graeme, Richard Verrell, known as Blackshirt, a romantic thief and best-selling author in England); Graham Hastings

Sabrina Jeffries Historical & contemporary romance–series: School for Heiresses; Royal Brotherhood; Swanlea Spinster; Lord Trilogy; Hellions of Halstead Hall. Pseudonymns: Deborah Martin; Deborah Nicholas.

Anna Jeffrey--contemporary Western romance. Under the pseudonym of Dixie Cash, romantic comedies/mysteries featuring the W Texas hairdresser-detectives, the Domestic Equalizers.

N K Jemisin African-American fantasy writer-Inheritance trilogy

Beverly Jenkins African-American romance writer (mostly historical?)

Emyl Jenkins Mysteries featuring antiques appraiser Sterling Glass, from an antiques appraiser

Maureen Jennings Mysteries feature: William Murdoch, private investigator in 1890s Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Christine Morris, a forensic profiler from Canada, in the Hebrides, Scotland

Pam Jenoff Historical romance set in Europe in the 1940s

Michael Joens Mysteries featuring horse-owning Detective Sandra Cameron

Iris Johansen Mysteries-series features forensic sculptor Eve Duncan; Romance, series: Santa Flores; Sedikhan; Clanad; Delaneys the Untamed Years

Roy Johansen Son of Iris Johansen, & occasional collaborator with her (see her for those). Non-series thrillers.

Cathie John Mysteries featuring: Kate Cavanaugh, a gourmet caterer in Cincinnati, Ohio; Nick Cavanaugh, Navy vet and Fleet Boxing Champ in 1940s Newport, Kentucky

Claire M Johnson Mysteries featuring pastry chef Mary Ryan

Craig Johnson Mysteries featuring Absaroka County WY sheriff Walt Longmire

Dolores Johnson Mysteries featuring Mandy Dyer, owner of a dry cleaner in Denver CO

Jean Johnson Fantasy–series: Sons of destiny, featuring eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy

Kij Johnson Fantasy–series is based on Japanese folktales

Dorothy Johnston Australian mystery author-series features computer crime consultant Sandra Mahoney

Johnston, Linda O Mystery & non-series romantic suspense–mystery series feature: Kendra Ballantyne, an attorney and freelance pet sitter in Los Angeles, California; Lauren Vancouver, head of HotRescues, a no-kill animal shelter, north of Los Angeles, California, in the Pet Rescue mysteries

Paul Johnston Mysteries featuring: Quintilian Dalrymple, private investigator in 2020s Edinburgh, Scotland; Alex Mavros, a half-Greek, half-Scottish private investigator in Greece; London-based novelist Matt Wells

Catherine Jones Military romance

Jones, Darynda Paranormal mysteries featuring Charley Davidson, who can see & communicate with the dead

Diana Wynne Jones Fantasy for juvenile & young adults–series: Chrestomanci Cycle; Dalemark Cycle

Gwyneth Jones Science fiction & fantasy–series: Divine endurance; Aleutian; Bold as love

J Sydney Jones Mysteries–series features Karl Werthen, a lawyer, and Dr. Hanns Gross, the real-life father of modern criminology, in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna, Austria

**J V Jones Fantasy. Series: Book of Words; Sword of Shadows

Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett Fantasy

Kelly Jones Historical fiction

Linda Winstead Jones Contemporary (series: Last Chance Heroes) & paranormal romance (series: Fyne sisters; Children of the Sun; Raintree)

Merry Jones Mysteries featuring Philadelphia PA therapist & single-mom Zoe Hayes

Solomon Jones African-American thriller writer–series: CREAM

Stan Jones Mysteries featuring Nathan Active, an Inupiak Alaska State Trooper assigned to his village of birth after being raised by a white couple in Anchorage, Alaska

Nicole Jordan Romance–series: Rocky Mountain; Notorious; Paradise; Courtship Wars

R T Jordan Mysteries featuring Polly Pepper, a Hollywood actress of a "certain age"

Jordan, Robert--pseudonym of James Oliver Rigney, Jr.: fantasy--Conan; Wheel of Time

Sophie Jordan Non-series romance. Under the pseudonym of Sharie Kohler, Moon Chasers romantic suspense series

Morag Joss Scottish mystery writer–series features Sara Selkirk, a renowned cellist, in Bath, England

Brenda Joyce Romance. Romantic suspense featuring amateur sleuth Francesca Cahill. Historical romance–series: Bragg saga; de Warenne dynasty; Delanzas; Masters of time

Graham Joyce Science fiction/fantasy

Lydia Joyce Historical romances set in the Victorian era

Daniel Judson Mysteries–series features Declan (Mac) MacManus, a struggling 30-something part-time private investigator living above a bar, in Southampton, New York

Shirley Jump Romantic comedies

Mari Jungstedt Mysteries featuring Det. Supt. Anders Knutas on the Swedish island of Gotland

Kadrey, Richard Sandman Slim paranormal action

Sharon Kahn Mysteries featuring Ruby Rothman, a rabbi's widow in Eternal, Texas

Cady Kalian Former screenwriter–mysteries feature NY investigative journalist turned Hollywood screenwriter Maggie Mars

Daniel Kalla ER physician, writer of non-series medical thrillers

Jeanne Kalogridis Dark fantasy & historical–series: Diaries of the Family Dracul. Under the pseudonym of J M Dillard, fantasy & science fiction, movie/TV tie-ins–series: War of the Worlds II; Star Trek : The Original Series; Star Trek : Movies; Star Trek : Deep Space Nine; Star Trek : The Next Generation; Star Trek : Enterprise

Stuart Kaminsky Mysteries--several series, including: Lew Fonseca, an investigator for local attorneys in Sarasota, Florida; Abe Lieberman, 60-something Jewish police detective in Chicago, Illinois; James Rockford, low-rent detective in Los Angeles, California; Porfiry Rostnikov, Russian police inspector in Moscow, Russia; Toby Peters, 1940s Hollywood P.I. in Los Angeles, California; CSI New York

Susan Kandel Mysteries featuring Cece Caruso, biographer of dead mystery writers & fan of vintage fashion

Andrea Kane Romance–series: Barrett; Thornton; Black Diamond; Coin; Pete 'Monty' Montgomery

Ben Kane Forgotten Legion Chronicles historical fiction

Stephanie Kane Legal thrillers featuring dyslexic lawyer Jackie Flowers

Joseph Kanon Non-series historical mysteries

Glenn Kaplan Business thrillers

Janice Kaplan Editor, "Parade" magazine. Contemporary romance–mysteries feature Lacy Fields, the wife of a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, a dedicated mother of three, and an absolutely fabulous decorator to the stars

Jan Karon Series: Mitford; Father Tim

Larry Karp Mysteries featuring: neurologist & antique music box collector/restorer Dr Thomas Purdue; Scott Joplin

Alex Kava Mysteries featuring Nick Morrelli, a sheriff in Platte City, Nebraska and Maggie O'Dell, an FBI Criminal Profiler

Guy Gavriel Kay Fantasy, series: Fionavar Tapestry; Sarantine Mosaic

**Mary Margaret Kaye Mysteries, historical novels, autobiography

Kaye, Sabina Urban fantasy featuring half vampire-half mage assassin Sabina Kane

Catherine Kean Medieval historical romance

Paul Kearney Fantasy--series: Monarchies of God, Sea beggars

H(enry) R(eymond) F(itzwalter) Keating Mysteries. Series featuring: Inspector Ganesh Ghote, a police inspector in Bombay, India, Harriet Martens, Detective Superintendent in Greater Birchester, England; under the pseudonym of Evelyn Hervey, mysteries featuring Harriet Unwin

David Keck Epic fantasy

Harry Stephen Keeler Mysteries/thrillers–series: Tuddleton Trotter; Adventures of a Skull; Vagabond Nights; Marceau; Mysterious Mr. I; Hallowe'en Nights; Big River; Way Out; Circus; Steeltown; Quiribus Brown; Hong Lei Chung; Ramble House

Brian Keene Horror

N M Kelby Florida mystery writer

Faye Kellerman Mysteries featuring Peter Decker, LAPD detective and his wife Rina Lazarus: sometimes collaborates with husband Jonathan

Jesse Kellerman Thrillers (son of Jonathan & Faye)

Jonathan Kellerman Mysteries–series feature: child psychologist Alex Delaware; Petra Connor, cop in Los Angeles, California; Daniel Sharavi, veteran police inspector in Jerusalem, Israel (and the occasional collaboration with his wife, Faye)

Jocelyn Kelley Historical fiction--series: St Jude's Abbey. Under pseudonym of JoAnn Ferguson, dozens of other romances

Karen Kelley Former nurse with an advanced life support ambulance service turned romantic comedy writer–series: Dupree Sisters; Planet Nerak

Marne Davis Kellogg Mysteries featuring: Lilly Bennett, ex-detective private eye in Roundup, Wyoming; Kick Keswick, worked for an esteemed auction house in London, England for 30 years and was a master jewel thief who retired to Provence, France

Jim Kelly Mysteries featuring: reporter Philip Dryden, in Cambridgeshire; Detective Inspector Peter Shaw and Detective Sergeant George Valentine in Norfolk, England

Mary Kelly Mysteries featuring: Brett Nightingale, detective inspector (later chief inspector), in Edinburgh, Scotland; Hedley Nicholson, a private investigator in England

Toni L. P. Kelner Mysteries featuring: Laura Fleming, a small-town Southern sleuth in Byerly, North Carolina; Tilda Harper, a celebrity journalist based in Boston, Massachusetts, in the “Where Are They Now?” mysteries

Harry Kemelman Mysteries featuring David Small, rabbi sleuth in Barnard's Crossing, Massachusetts

Karen Kendall Romantic comedies--series: Bridesmaid Chronicles; Manhandlers; Midnight

Beth Kendrick Contemporary romance, also under the pseudonym of Beth Killian

Eve Kenin, futuristic romance–series: Shomi. Pseudonym of Eve Silver, historical, & paranormal romance–series: Compact of Sorcerors.

Kathryne Kennedy Fantasy-series: Relics of Merlin

Julie Kenner Romantic paranormal comedies–series: Protector; Demon-hunting soccer mom; Code breaking; Beth Frasier; Blood lily chronicles

Shirley Kennett Mysteries--series features PJ Gray, psychologist & computer expert in St Louis MO

Alexander Kent--pseudonym of Douglas Reeman. Richard Bolitho naval action adventures

Bill Kent Mysteries featuring: Louis Monroe, a Don Quixote cop, in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Shep Ladderback, an aging obituary writer for a tabloid and his assistant Andrea "Andy" Cosicki, who also writes the Mr. Action consumer column. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kent, Christobel Mysteries–series features Sandro Cellini, a disgraced ex-cop, now a private investigator, in Florence, Italy

Gordon Kent Mystery/thrillers featuring Alan Craik, a young U. S. Navy Intelligence officer on assignments around the world

Kent, Graeme Mysteries–series features Ben Kella, a police sergeant and hereditary spiritual peacekeeper of the Lau people, and Sister Conchita, a 20-something American nun, in the 1960s Solomon Islands

Kent, Jasper Danilov Quintet vampire historicals

Kathleen Kent Colonial American historical

Rebecca Kent--mysteries featuring Meredith Llewellyn, the headmistress of Bellehaven House, a finishing school in the Cotswolds, and her two cohorts, no-nonsense Felicity Cross and timid ex-socialite Esmerelda Pickard, in Edwardian England. Pseudonym of Kate Kingsbury, mysteries--series: featuring Cecily Sinclair, Edwardian hotel owner in Badger's End, England; Manor House, set during WW II, featuring Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, in Sitting Marsh, England.

Kay Kenyon Science fiction–series: Entire And the Rose

Michael Kenyon Mysteries–series feature: Superintendent O'Malley, of the Irish Garda; Henry Peckover, police inspector and the Scotland Yard Cockney poet, in London, England

Sherrilyn Kenyon Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance–series: Hunter legends--Dark-Hunter; Were-Hunter; Dream-hunter; BAD (Bureau of American Defense) Boys; Sex camp diaries; League; Dream hunter. Under the pseudonym of Kinley MacGregor, historical romance–series: Sea wolves; MacAllisters; Brotherhood of the Sword; Lords of Avalon

Kepler, Lars Mysteries featuring Joona Linna, a detective inspector in Stockholm, Sweden

Jack Kerley Mysteries featuring Mobile AL PD psycho-sociopath specialist detectives Carson Ryder & Harry Nautilus

Elizabeth Kerner Fantasy--series: Song in the silence

Simon Kernick Non-series financial mysteries

Katharine Kerr Science fiction & fantasy–series: Deverry; Deverry--Westlands; Deverry–Dragon Mage; Polar City

Philip Kerr Science fiction & mysteries–mystery series features Bernie Gunther, a German private eye who hates the Nazis in Berlin, Germany, from 1936 through 1947. Under the pseudonym of P B Kerr, children's fantasy–series: Children of the lamp

Lynn Kerstan Historical & Regency romances, romantic adventures

Jackie Kessler "Hell on earth" fantasy series featuring former immortal succubus Jezebel turned mortal erotic dancer Jesse Harris

J. Gregory Keyes Fantasy--series: Children of the Changeling; Age of Unreason; Kingdoms of thorn & briar; Elder scrolls; Babylon 5; Star Wars–New Jedi Order

Marian Keyes Irish novelist–series: Walsh Family

Yasmina Khadra Pseudonym of a former high-ranking Algerian military officer. Mysteries featuring Inspector Llob in Algeria

Raymond Khoury Thrillers

Tracy Kiely Mysteries featuring Elizabeth Parker, a newspaper fact-checker and die-hard Jane Austen fan, in the Washington, DC area

William X Kienzle Former priest turned mystery writer-series features Detroit MI Roman Catholic priest Father Robert Koesler

Caitlin Kiernan Science fiction & dark fantasy--series: Darcy Flammarion

Jack Kilborn, non-series thrillers. Pseudonym of Joe (J A) Konrath, mysteries featuring Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels, in the Violent Crimes unit of Chicago, Illinois.

Beth Killian, romance. Pseudonym of Beth Kendrick, contemporary romance.

Michael D. Kilian Thrillers & mysteries–series: Harrison Raines, a Pinkerton Spy during America's Civil War; Bedford Green, an art gallery owner and his assistant Sloan Smith in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1925; Erik Westman, a Coast Guard Investigative Service Special Agent, off the coast of Delaware

Diana Killian Mysteries: series–Poetic death mysteries, featuring Grace Hollister, an American schoolteacher and literary scholar visiting her favorite poets' old haunts in England's Lake District; Mantra for murder mysteries featuring A.J. (Anna Jolie) Alexandra, a 30-something marketing consultant in Manhattan, New York

Nicholas Kilmer Mysteries featuring art critic Fred Taylor

Garry Kilworth Science fiction & fantasy for children & adults. Series: (for adults) Navigator Kings; Jack Crossman historical series; (for kids) Welkin Weasels; Knights of Liofwende

Alice Kimberly, Haunted Bookshop mysteries featuring Penelope Thornton-McClure, a bookshop owner, and Jack Shepard, the store's resident ghost-sleuth, in Quindicott, Rhode Island. Pseudonym of Alice Alfonsi, "Pink Panther" mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Cleo Coyle, mysteries featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend, a landmark coffeehouse in New York City's Greenwich Village, in the Coffeehouse mysteries.

Jonathon King Mysteries featuring Max Freeman, a cop from Philly who shot and killed a 12 year-old, quit and moved to the edge of the Everglades in Florida

Laurie R. King Mysteries & historical mysteries: Kate Martinelli is a modern-day inspector with the San Francisco Police Department, while Mary Russell is a more historical creation, a teenage student of Sherlock Holmes coming of age in England during World War I.

Peter King Mysteries–series feature: Jack London in 1890s San Francisco; Goodwin Harper, gourmet detective in London, England; Ned Parker, hansom cab driver in 1870s London, England

Ross King Nonfiction & mysteries

Stephen King Horror, fantasy, young adult--series: Talisman; Dark Tower, Green Mile: pseudonyms--Eleanor Druse; Richard Bachman

Susan King Scottish historical romance–series: Scottish Clans (Scott-Macrae-Fraser); Faulkener Family; Lindsay Family; Victorian Scotland Trilogy. Pseudonym: Sarah Gabriel

Karen Kingsbury Christian fiction–series: Redemption; Red Gloves; Firstborn; Sunrise: Forever faithful; 9/11; Even now; Cody Gunner; Above the line

Kate Kingsbury Mysteries--series: featuring Cecily Sinclair, Edwardian hotel owner in Badger's End, England; Manor House, set during WW II, featuring Lady Elizabeth Hartleigh Compton, in Sitting Marsh, England. Under the pseudonym of Rebecca Kent--mysteries featuring Meredith Llewellyn, the headmistress of Bellehaven House, a finishing school in the Cotswolds, and her two cohorts, no-nonsense Felicity Cross and timid ex-socialite Esmerelda Pickard, in Edwardian England.

Sophie Kinsella--chick lit–series: Shopaholic. Pseudonym of Madeleine Wickham, contemporary light romance.

**Rudyard Kipling Classics of the British Raj

Charles Kipps Mysteries–series features Conor Bard, a homicide detective in New York City

Michael Kirk (US) or Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Andrew Laird, international marine insurance claim investigator. Pseudonyms of Bill Knox, mysteries featuring: Webb Carrick, chief officer of the Fishery Protection Service in Scotland; Colin Thane and Phil Moss, Crime Squad officers in Glasgow, Scotland. Written as Robert MacLeod, mysteries featuring Talos Cord, a United Nations troubleshooter in New York City. Written as Noah Webster (US) or Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Jonathan Gaunt, external auditor the Queen in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Gwen Kirkwood Scottish historical family sagas–series: Fairlyden; Lochandee

Rosemary Kirstein Science fiction/fantasy--series: Steerswoman

Bill Kirton Mysteries featuring Jack Carston, detective chief inspector in Cairnburgh, near Aberdeen, Scotland

Henry Kisor Mysteries featuring deputy sherrif Steve Two Crows Martinez on Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Sandra Kitt African-American writer of non-series contemporary fantasy

Caitlin Kittredge Fantasy–series: Nocturne City; Icarus Project (with Jackie Kessler); Black London

Mindy Klasky Fantasy--Glasswrights' Guild; Jane Madison; As you wish

Jennie Klassel Medieval & contemporary romances

Andrew Klavan Mysteries featuring Scott Weiss, an ex-cop owner of Weiss Investigations, and Jim Bishop, an operative at Weiss Investigations with a penchant for violence and a mysterious military past, in San Francisco, California. Written as Keith Peterson, mysteries featuring John Wells, a middle-aged muckraking journalist determined to expose New York City corruption

Laurence Klavan Mysteries featuring movie geek turned detective Roy Milano

Daniel M(artin) Klein Medical thrillers & mysteries featuring Elvis Presley

Elsa Klensch Mysteries featuring Sonya Iverson, producer of the network newsmagazine "The Donna Fuller Show" in New York City

Lisa Kleypas Contemporary & historical romance (series: Bow Street; Berkley-Faulkner; Vallerands; Gamblers; Capitol Theatre; Wallflowers; Hardy Cates (contemporary); Hathaways)

Christine Kling Mysteries featuring Seychelle Sullivan, owner and operator of a 46-foot salvage ship near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Richard Knaak-Fantasy: Dragonlance, etc

Alanna Knight Mysteries featuring: Inspector Jeremy Faro, a detective in Victorian Edinburgh, Scotland; Rose McQuinn, Faro's daughter, returned to Edinburgh, Scotland from the American Wild West

Bernard Knight Medieval mysteries--Crowner John series features Sir John de Wolfe, the crowner (coroner), in 12th century Devon, England; Richard Pryor, a pathologist, and Angela Bray, a biologist, running a private forensic practice in 1950s Britain, in the Forensic Mystery series

Damon Knight Science fiction

E E Knight Fantasy--series: Vampire Earth; Age of fire; Lara Croft--Tomb raider

Kathryn Lasky Knight, mysteries featuring Calista Jacobs, an illustrator of children's books in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pseudonym of Kathryn Lasky, kids' historical & fantasy–series: Starbuck Family Adventure; Guardians of Ga'hoole; My America; Camp Princess; Daughters Of The Sea; Deadlies; Wolves of the Beyond; Royal diaries; Dear America; My name is America; My America.

Knightly, Robert Mysteries featuring Harry Corbin, a homicide detective in New York City

Chris Knopf Mysteries featuring ex-boxer and retired engineer Sam Acquillo

Bill Knox Mysteries featuring: Webb Carrick, chief officer of the Fishery Protection Service in Scotland; Colin Thane and Phil Moss, Crime Squad officers in Glasgow, Scotland. Written as Robert MacLeod, mysteries featuring Talos Cord, a United Nations troubleshooter in New York City. Written as Noah Webster (US) or Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Jonathan Gaunt, external auditor the Queen in Edinburgh, Scotland. Written as Michael Kirk (US) or Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Andrew Laird, international marine insurance claim investigator.

Karleen Koen Historical fiction

Sharie Kohler--see Sophie Jordan

Vince Kohler Cyberpunk & science fiction

Joe (J A) Konrath Mysteries featuring Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels, in the Violent Crimes unit of Chicago, Illinois. Non-series thrillers under the pseudonym of Jack Kilborn

Dean R. Koontz Suspense, horror–series: Moonlight Bay; Odd Thomas; Frankenstein Pseudonyms used: Anthony North; Richard Paige; Brian Coffey;Deanna Dwyer; K. R. Dwyer; Leigh Nichols

C M Kornbluth Classic naval action adventure

Michael Koryta Mysteries featuring Cleveland OH PI Lincoln Perry

Elizabeth Kostova Historical fiction

Kowal, Mary Robinette Science fiction–series: Shades of Milk and Honey (lives in Portland OR)

Harley Jane Kozak Mysteries featuring struggling greeting card artist Wollie Shelley

Betina Krahn Historical romance--series: Brides of virtue; Library of Alexandria

Julie Kramer Mysteries featuring Riley Spartz, an investigative TV reporter, in Minneapolis

Steven Krane, non-series science fiction. Pseudonym of S Andrew Swann, fantasy/science fiction–series: Moreau; Hostile Takeover; Cleveland Portal; Apotheosis; werewolf novels under the pseudonym of S A Swann. Cleveland Undead series under the pseudonym of S A Swiniarski

Tom Kratman Science fiction

Jayne Ann Krentz--Under the pseudonym of Amanda Quick, mysteries, and Regency romantic suspense: series features Lavinia Lake and Tobias March, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators in Regency London, England. Under JAK, romance & mysteries--series: features Zoe Luce, psychic & interior decorator in Whispering Springs AZ; Eclipse Bay; Arcane Society. Other Romance pseudonyms: Jayne Bentley; Jayne Castle; Stephanie James

Nancy Kress Science fiction. Series: Sleepless; Probability

Rochelle Majer Krich Mysteries featuring: Molly Blume, a true-crime writer in Los Angeles, California; Jessie Drake, a homicide detective in Los Angeles, California

Joyce Krieg Mysteries featuring Sacramento talk radio host Shauna J. Bogart

Susan Krinard Romance, paranormal romance, and science fiction. Series: Val Cache; 19th Century werewolf; Stone God; Roaring ‘20s vampire/werewolf

William Kent Krueger Mysteries featuring Ojibwe lawman Cork O'Connor in Aurora MN

Ken Kuhlken Mysteries featuring Tom Hickey, private investigator during the 1940s and 1950s in California and Nevada, and his son, Clifford Hickey

Richard Kunzmann S African mystery writer--series features Johanessburg Detective Inspector Jacob Tshabalala

Lynn Kurland Historical/time-travel romance–series: De Piaget; MacLeod Family; 9 Kingdoms

Michael Kurland Fantasy & science fiction–mystery series feature: Mission–the man from WAR; Professor Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime and nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, in 1890s London, England; Lord Darcy, Chief Investigator for the Duke of Normandy, in contemporary times of an alternative history Anglo-French empire where the laws of magic prevail; Alexander Brass, a newspaper columnist in 1935 New York City

Katherine (Irene) Kurtz Fantasy--Chronicles of The Deryni; Templar Series; Legends of Saint Camber; Histories of King Kelson; Heirs of Saint Camber; Scottish Novels; Knights of the Blood

Ellen Kushner Fantasy & science fiction–series: Choose your own adventure; Riverside

Chris Kuzneski Thrillers featuring retired soldiers Payne & Jones

Lynda La Plante Mysteries featuring: Jane Tennison, detective chief inspector in London, England; Lorraine Page, a down-on-her-luck ex-cop in Los Angeles, California; Dolly Rawlins, a young widow in England; Anna Travis, a rookie detective, in London, England

Lackberg, Camilla Mysteries featuring Patrik Hedström, a police detective, and Erica Falck, a writer, in the fishing town of Fjällbacka, Sweden

**Mercedes Lackey Fantasy & science fiction–series: Bedlam's bard; Bard's tale; Serrated Edge; Elemental Masters; Diana Tregarde; Bardic voices; Heirs of Alexandria; Obsidian trilogy; Heralds of Valdemar; Valdemar–Vows & honor; Valdemar–Last herald mage; Valdemar–Mage winds; Valdemar–Mage storms; Valdemar–Mage wars; Valdemar–Owl mage; Valdemar--Collegium chronicles; Dragon jousters; Obsidian; Doubled edge; Enduring flame; 500 kingdoms

Al & Joanna Lacy Christian historical fiction–series: Hannah of Fort Bridger; Mail Order Bride; Shadow of Liberty; Orphan Trains Trilogy; Frontier Doctor Trilogy; Dreams of Gold Trilogy; Place to Call Home; Return of the stranger

Deryn Lake, mysteries featuring John Rawlings, an apothecary in 18th Century London. Pseudonym of Dinah Lampitt–historical romance, series: Sutton Place.

Jay Lake Science fiction

Thomas Lakeman Mystery/thrillers

Rita Lakin Mysteries featuring Florida's oldest PI, Gladdy Gold

Gregory Lamberson Fantasy–series: Jake Helman Files

Dewey Lambdin Alan Lewrie series of naval adventures

Dinah Lampitt–historical romance, series: Sutton Place. Under the pseudonym of Deryn Lake, mysteries featuring John Rawlings, an apothecary in 18th Century London

Jon Land Mysteries--series: Ben Kamal, a member of the new Palestinian police force on the West Bank and Danielle Barnea, a Shin Bet (Israel's FBI) agent in Israel; Blaine McCracken, an exiled agent with fourteen ways to kill a man in under two seconds; Jared Kimberlain, a rouge agent; Michael Tiranno (The Tyrant), Mafia connected owner of the Seven Sins, a Los Vegas casino; Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong

Vicki Lane Appalachian mysteries featuring Elizabeth Goodweather, widowed proprietor of an herb & flower farm

Kelly Lange Former LA TV news reporter & anchor. Mysteries featuring LA TV news reporter Maxi Poole

Clare Langley-Hawthorne Edwardian mysteries featuring Ursula Marlowe

Lantigua, John Mysteries–series features Willie Cuesta, a private investigator based in the Little Havana section of Miami, Florida

Jane Langton Mysteries featuring Homer Kelly, professor in Cambridge, Massachusetts,

Terrill Lee Lankford Mysteries involving the film industry

Joe R(ichard) Lansdale Mysteries featuring: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, straight white and gay black good ol' boys in East Texas; Sunset Jones, elected to complete her dead husband's term as constable (she killed him) in East Texas. Westerns, thrillers, horror, dark suspense, comics

Margaret Beda Larminie: pseudonym Margaret Yorke. Mysteries only, some featuring Patrick Grant, professor at Oxford, England

Janet LaPierre Mysteries set in the Northern California town of Port Silva

Vincent Lardo Mysteries featuring Lawrence Sanders' Palm Beach FL playboy private eye Arch McNally

Larsen, K J Pseudonym for three sisters--Kari, Julianne, and Kristen Larsen. Mysteries featuring Cat DeLuca, a private investigator operating the Pants On Fire Detective Agency specializing in cheating spouses, in Chicago, Illinois

Erik Larson Nonfiction

Stieg Larsson Swedish mystery author-"Millenium" trilogy. Dates are for original Swedish publication.

William Lashner Former trial lawyer. Legal thrillers featuring Victor Carl, a down-on-his-luck, money-hungry Philadelphia lawyer

Kathryn Lasky Kids' historical & fantasy–series: Starbuck Family Adventure; Guardians of Ga'hoole; My America; Camp Princess; Daughters Of The Sea; Deadlies; Wolves of the Beyond; Royal diaries; Dear America; My name is America; My America. Under the pseudonym of Kathryn Lasky Knight, mysteries featuring Calista Jacobs, an illustrator of children's books in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jose Latour Cuban writer--mysteries set in Cuba & Florida; series features Elliot Steil, son of an American sugar magnate, later a professor of English at a Cuban college and then working in an import-export business, in Havana, Cuba

Stephanie Laurens Regency romances–series: Cynster; Bastion Club; Lester family saga; Black cobra quartet

Shelly Laurenston Paranormal romance–series: Magnus Park; Dragon kin; Pride

Victoria Laurie Mysteries featuring Abby Cooper, psychic intuitive; M.J. Holliday, a medium and ghostbuster, and her partner Gilley, in the Ghost Hunter mysteries

Connie Laux, young adult fantasy/horror–series: Blood Moon. Under the pseudonym of Casey Daniels, mysteries-series features Pepper Martin, a tour guide at a cemetery, who can talk with ghosts, in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the pseudonym of Miranda Bliss, Cooking Class mysteries–series features Annie Capshaw, recently divorced, and her ex-beauty queen best friend, Eve DeCateur, in Arlington, Virginia.

Jim & Joyce Lavene Mysteries–series: Sheriff Sharyn Howard in Diamond Springs, NC; Peggy Lee, a botanist and garden shop owner, in Charlotte, North Carolina, is featured in the Garden mysteries; Glad Wycznewski, a 40-something ex-cop from Chicago, and his new wife Ruby, on the NASCAR racing circuit, in the Stock Car Racing mysteries; Jessie Morton, an assistant professor who studies medieval crafts every summer at Columbia, South Carolina's Renaissance Faire Village

Keith Laumer Science fiction–series include: Imperium; Retief; Lafayette O'Leary; Invaders; Time Trap; Bolos

Steve Lawhead Historical & mythological fantasy–series: Dragon king; Empyrion; Pendragon; Song of Albion; Celtic Crusades; Hero graphic novels; King Raven. Children's books–series: Brown Ears; Riverbank stories

Ann Lawrence Paranormal & historical romances--series: Perfect heroes

Caroline Lawrence Roman mysteries for kids featuring Flavia Gemina, daughter of a Roman sea captain

David Lawrence British police procedurals featuring DS Stella Mooney

Lucy Lawrence, the Decoupage Murder mysteries featuring Brenna Miller, a decoupage teacher in Morse Point, a small town in New England. Pseudonym of McKinlay, Jenn Mysteries–series feature: Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura, operators of a cupcake bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona; Lindsey Norris, director of the Briar Creek Public Library, in New York, in the Library Lover's mysteries. Written as Lucy Lawrence, the Decoupage Murder mysteries featuring Brenna Miller, a decoupage teacher in Morse Point, a small town in New England. Written as Josie Belle, the Good Buy Girls series featuring a group of skilled bargain hunters, in St. Stanley, Virginia.

Margaret Lawrence Mysteries featuring Hannah Trevor, a midwife in Rufford, Maine just after the Revolutionary War

Mike/Michael Lawson Political thrillers featuring troubleshooter Joe DeMarco, employed by the US Speaker of the House of Representatives

John Lawton Mysteries featuring Anglo-Russian London PD Det Sgt Freddie Troy

Edith Layton Historical romance, Regencies, Super Regencies–series: Cad

Maurice Le Blanc Classic French mystery writer–series features Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief and master of disguise

Ursula K Le Guin Science fiction & fantasy. Hainish; Earthsea; Adventures in Kroy; Catwings; Buffalo Gals; Chronicles of the Western Shore

**John LeCarre Espionage & spy stories--series features George Smiley, British Intelligence agent and scholar in London, England

Suzann Ledbetter Contemporary & historical (Western) romance–series: Hannah Garvey/Directions

Bernie Lee Mysteries in the Pacific NW

J Ardian Lee Fantasy--series: Mathesons

Jade Lee Erotic paranormal & historical romance--series: Tigress; Crimson. Under the pseudonym of Katherine Greyle, Regencies & futururistic paranormal romance

Lee, Patrick Science fiction/techno thrillers

Rachel Lee, misc romance & romantic suspense. Pseudonym of Sue Civil-Brown--humorous romance.

Sharon Lee & Steve Miller Fantasy–series: Liaden; Gem ser'Edreth; Great Migration; Beneath Strange Skies

Tanith Lee Science fiction & fantasy–series include: Birthgrave; Four-BEE; Vis; Castle of Dark; Flat Earth; Blood Stone; Secret Books of Paradys; Tanaquil; Blood Opera; Secret Books of Venus; Claidi Journals; Flat-Earth

Con Lehane Mysteries featuring NY bartender Brian McNulty

James (Charles) Lehrer Mysteries only. Series: One-eyed Mack, Oklahoma Lt Governor

Fritz Leiber Science fiction & fantasy/sword & sorcery

Lora Leigh Fantasy/romance–series: Wizard Twins; Men of August; Breeds; Bound Hearts; Legacy; Chronicles of Brydon; Men Of Summer; Tempting Seals; Nauti Boys; Elite Ops

Stephen Leigh Science fiction & fantasy–series: Neweden; Ray Bradbury Presents. Pseudonyms: Matthew Farrell; S L Farrell (series: Cloudmages; Nessantico Cycle)

Stanislaw Lem Science fiction

Donna Leon Mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, police commissario in Venice, Italy

Elmore Leonard Westerns & crime novels–series feature: Chili Palmer, LA entertainment entrepreneur; Raylan Givens, FL federal marshall

Gaston Leroux Early French mystery writer–series: Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph Rouletabille, Reporter; Adventures of Cheri-Bibi

John Lescroart Mysteries–series feature: Wyatt Hunt, a private investigator and Devin Juhle, a homicide detective are two of the loose circle of friends and associates known as the Hunt Club in San Francisco, California; Dismas Hardy, ex-cop bartender and ex-Assistant District Attorney turned defense attorney and Abe Glitsky, a black, Jewish cop in San Francisco, California; Auguste Lupa, British Secret Service agent with U.S. passport

John Leslie Mysteries-series features Gideon Lowry, a 50-something, piano-playing private detective, in Key West, Florida

Julie Lessman Romance–series: Daughters of Boston; Winds of Change

Simon Levack Aztec mysteries

Barbara Levenson Mysteries featuring Mary Magruder Katz, a half Jewish, half Southern Baptist criminal defense attorney, in Miami, Florida

Laura Levine Mysteries featuring Jaine Austin, a freelance writer in Los Angeles, California

Paul J Levine Florida mysteries. Series feature: Squabbling law partners Steve Solomon, a Coconut Beach bum and Victoria Lord, a Miami blue blood in Florida; Jake Lassiter, ex-linebacker turned lawyer in Miami, Florida

Jackie Lewin Mysteries featuring Grace Beckmann, a middle-aged mother and freelance writer in Colorado

Lewin, Michael Mysteries–series: Albert Samson, a middle-aged, low-key private investigator, in Indianapolis, Indiana; Leroy Powder, a police lieutenant and friend of Albert Samson, in Indianapolis, Indiana; The Lunghi family, a three-generation private detective family in Bath, England

Mary (Christianna) Lewis--Mysteries only, under the pseudonym of Christianna Brand: some featuring Inspector Cockrill, a constable in Kent County, England

J F Lewis "Void City" humorous vampire series

(John) Roy(ston) Lewis Mysteries featuring : Eric Ward, a policeman turned solicitor in England; Arnold Landon, a medieval architecture expert and researcher in Northumberland, England; John Crow, a British police inspector in England

Robert Lewis Mysteries featuring PI Robin Llewellyn

Diane Wei Liang Mysteries featuring Mei Wang, a modern, independent woman, and private investigator, in Beijing, China

Liavek books--fantasy

Margit Liesche 1940s historical mysteries featuring female WW II fighter pilot Pucci Lewis

Martin Limon Mysteries featuring George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, military police officers in South Korea

Ed Lin 1970s mysteries featuring Chinese American NYPD detective Robert Chow

Hailey Lind Art Lover's mysteries featuring Annie Kincaid, a reformed art forger now in the faux finishing business

Caroline Linden Historical romance

Megan Lindholm Fantasy–series: Windsingers; Reindeer People. Under the pseudonym Robin Hobb, fantasy–series: Farseers; Liveship Traders; Tawny Man triology; Rain Wild chronicles

Frederic Lindsay Scottish mystery writer–series: Jim Meldrum

Jeff Lindsay Mysteries featuring sociopathic serial killer and Miami Dade PD blood spatter technician Dexter Morgan

Paul Lindsay Mysteries featuring Mike Devlin, FBI agent in Detroit, Michigan

Johanna Lindsey Historical romance–series: Viking Family Tree; Glorious Angel; Wyoming; Malory Family; Straton; Shefford; Warrior; Cardinian; Sherring Cross; Reid family

Jane M. Lindskold Fantasy. Series: Athanor; Breaking the wall; Through Wolf's Eyes

Eric Linklater Scottish author, mostly set in the Orkneys

Gillian Linscott Mysteries featuring: Nell Bray, British suffragette; Birdie Linnet, ex-cop fitness trainer in London, England. Under the pseudonym of Caro Peacock, Liberty Lane Victorian mysteries

Cathie Linz Contemporary light romance–series: Love & laughter fairy godmother trilogy; Three weddings and a gift trilogy

Laura Lippman Mysteries featuring Baltimore MD PI Tess Monaghan

Holly Lisle Fantasy–series: Faia; Snowbrother; Devils; Secret Texts; World Gates; Bard's tale; Korre; Moon & sun

David Liss Mysteries–historical series features Benjamin Weaver, a Jewish ex-pugilist hired by gentry to pursue debtors and thieves, in 18th Century London

Michael Lister Mysteries–series features John Jordan, a prison chaplain at the Potter Correctional Institution in north Florida

Robert Littell Spy thrillers

Sophie Littlefield Mysteries featuring Stella Hardesty, a 50-year-old widow who suffered domestic violence, running a sewing shop and helping other abused women, in a small town in Missouri

Ann Littlewood Zoo mysteries

Marjorie Liu Paranormal mystery/romance–series: Dirk & Steele; Hunter kiss; Crimson City; X-Men

Tom Lloyd Fantasy–series: Twilight Reign

Morgan Llywelyn American-born Irish author of historical fantasy and historical fiction–series: Arcana; Beloved of the gods

Joan Lock Former nurse & police officer. Victorian mysteries featuring Inspector Best; non-fiction police/crime

**Frances & Richard Lockridge Mysteries featuring: book publisher Jerry North, his wife Pam, & their cats; Merton Heimrich, NY State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification; Paul Lane, Detective with New York City's 19th Precinct

Cara Lockwood Contemporary romance; Bard Academy YA series

**Hugh Lofting--the original Dr Dolittle

Mary Logue Mysteries featuring: Claire Watkins, police officer, widow, and mom to 10-year-old Meg in Fort St. Antoine, Wisconsin; Laura Malloy, a journalist in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jack London Classics of adventure

Julia London Romances–series: Rogues of Regent Street; Lokhart trilogy; Lear Family trilogy; Thrillseekers, Anon; Desperate debutantes; Book of scandal; Cedar Springs, TX

Julie Anne Long Historical romance–series: Holt sisters; Pennyroyal Green

Roxanne Longstreet Non-series fantasy. Also fantasy under the pseudonym of Rachel Caine–series: Weather Warden; Red Letter Days; Morganville Vampires; Outcast Season

Gay Longworth British police procedurals featuring Det Inspector Jessie Driver

Longworth, M L Provencal mysteries featuring chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque & law professor Marine Bonnett

Jon Loomis Mysteries featuring Provincetown, Mass. Detective Frank Coffin

Randye Lordon Stonewall Inn mysteries featuring Sydney Sloan, a lesbian private investigator in New York, New York

Loree Lough Romance–series: Chesapeake; Suddenly; Accidental Blessings

Jess Lourey Mysteries–series: Murder-by-Month, featuring Mira James, an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, in Battle Lake, Minnesota

Kathy Love Contemporary & paranormal romance--series: Stepp sisters; Young brothers

**Peter Lovesey Mysteries. Series feature: Peter Diamond, ex-cop in Bath, England; Albert Edward, Prince of Wales; Inspector Richard Cribb & Sgt Edward Thackeray, policemen in Victorian England; Henrietta “Hen” Mallin, a police inspector in West Sussex, England

Robert Low Viking historical fiction–series: Oathsworn

Tom Lowe Mysteries featuring Sean O'Brien, a recently widowed former Miami homicide detective, now living with his dachshund Max on the St. John's River, in Florida

Elizabeth Lowell--pseudonym of Ann E Maxwell, romantic suspense–series: Donovan, about brothers who are jewel traders and their sister, a jewelry designer; Intimate moments; Desire; McCalls; MacKenzie-Blackthorn; Only; Rarities Unlimited; also medieval romance

Carlo Lucarelli Italian mystery author--series features Inspector Grazia Negro, young, hip female detective tracking down serial killers

Robert Ludlum Mysteries & thrillers. Series: Bourne; Covert-One (Note: the author died in 2001)

Brian Lumley Fantasy, horror, and science fiction–series: Titus Crow; Dreamlands; Necroscope; House of Doors; Primal Land; Vampire World

Richard A. Lupoff Science fiction & horror–series: Sun's End; Twin Planets. Mystery series features Hobart Lindsey, an insurance claims adjuster for valuable collectibles, and Marvia Plum, a black homicide detective, in Berkeley, California

Eric Van Lustbader Science fiction/fantasy, thrillers–series: Sunset Warrior; Nicholas Linnear, a half-Asian, half-English crime fighter; Jake Maroc, top agent for the Quarry, a secretive US government agency; Pearl Saga; Jack McClure, an ATF agent, and Special Advisor and closest friend to the President of the United States. Continuation of Robert Ludlum's Bourne series

Lisa Lutz Comic mysteries featuring Isabele "Izzy" Spellman, a 28-year old sleuth working for her parents' private investigation firm, in San Francisco, California

John (Thomas) Lutz Mysteries featuring: Alo Nudger, a private investigator in St. Louis, Missouri; Fred Carver, private investigator in Del Moray, Florida; Night series

Francis Lyall Mysteries featuring Alan Mason, police superintendent, and his sidekick Ian Crawford, based in the town of Greyhavens, Scotland

Scott Lynch "Gentleman bastards" fantasy series

Gayle Lynds Non-series espionage thrillers--also sometime collaborator with Robert Ludlum (Covert-One: see his entry). Not listed are books from shared series Killmaster, Super Bolan.

Elizabeth Lynn Fantasy

Jonathan Maberry Supernatural thrillers

Mabry, Richard "Prescription for trouble" medical thriller series

Peter Macalan--pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis

Katie MacAlister Historical, contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romances, paranormal thrillers, and historical mysteries–series: Aisling Grey, Guardian; Noble historical romance; Emily; Dark one; Silver dragons. Pseudonyms: Katie Maxwell; Kate Marsh

**R A MacAvoy Fantasy

Stuart MacBride Mysteries featuring Logan McRae, a Detective Sergeant in Aberdeen, Scotland

George MacDonald Classic fantasy

John D MacDonald Travis McGee Florida mysteries, other mysteries & science fiction

Ross Macdonald--Mysteries featuring LA PI & ex-cop Lew Archer. Pseudonym of Kenneth Millar.

Patricia MacDonald Suspense

T J MacGregor Mysteries featuring Quin St James & Mike McCleary, husband & wife PIs in Florida. Under the pseudonym of Alison Drake--Mysteries featuring Aline Scott, homicide detective in Tango Key, FL

D J (Donald James) MacHale Young adult fantasy–series: Pendragon

Susan Macias Contemporary romance. Under the pseudonym of Susan Mallery, romance–series: Tempting Faith; Hometown Heartbreakers; Bodyguard and Ms. Jones; Triple Trouble; Brides Of Bradley House; Desert Rogues; Lone Star Canyon; Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road; Buchanans; Positively Pregnant; Million Dollar Catch; Keyes Sisters: Lone Star sisters; Fool's gold

Karen MacInerney Mysteries-series feature: Natalie Barnes, an inn proprietor on Cranberry Island, Maine, in the Gray Whale Inn mysteries; Kitzi Camden, a 50-ish beader and former senator, in Texas

Helen MacInnes Scottish writer & former librarian, non-series suspense

Noelle Mack Fantasy/paranormal romance–Pack of St James werewolf series

Allie Mackay, Scottish paranormal romance--pseudonym of Sue-Ellen Welfonder Scottish romance novels (series: MacKenzie; MacLean)

Sally MacKenzie Historical romance–series: Naked nobility

Jenna Maclaine Historical paranormal romance featuring Dulcinea "Cin" Macgregor Craven

Jay MacLarty Thrillers featuring globe-trotting, ask-no-questions delivery man Simon Leonidovich

Alistair MacLean Classic thrillers

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

Shona MacLean Mysteries featuring Alexander Seaton, schoolmaster, in 1620s Banff and Aberdeen, Scotland

Charlotte MacLeod Mysteries. Series feature: Peter Shandy, college botany professor and Helen Marsh Shandy, librarian and wife in Balaclava County, Massachusetts; Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn, investigative couple in Boston, Massachusetts. Written as Alisa Craig, the Grub-and-Stakers Series featuring Dittany Henbit Monk, garden club member and Osbert Monk, author and husband in Lobelia Falls, Ontario, Canada; Madoc Rhys, Royal Canadian Mounted Police inspector and Janet Rhys, his wife

Ian MacLeod Fantasy/science-fiction

Ken MacLeod Science fiction--series: Fall Revolution; Engines of light

Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Andrew Laird, international marine insurance claim investigator. Pseudonym of Bill Knox, mysteries featuring: Webb Carrick, chief officer of the Fishery Protection Service in Scotland; Colin Thane and Phil Moss, Crime Squad officers in Glasgow, Scotland. Written as Robert MacLeod, mysteries featuring Talos Cord, a United Nations troubleshooter in New York City. Written as Noah Webster (US) or Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Jonathan Gaunt, external auditor the Queen in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Robert Macomber Honor series of historical naval adventures featuring Lt. Cmdr. Peter Wake, of the US's Office of Naval Intelligence

Rett MacPherson Mysteries featuring Victory (Torie) O'Shea, a genealogist in New Kassel, Missouri

Molly MacRae Non-series Southern/Appalachian mysteries

Lauren Maddison Mysteries featuring Connor Hawthorne, a lesbian mystery novelist and former district attorney

Diane Gilbert Madsen Florida mystery writer–series: D.D. McGil Literati Mystery

Pierre Magnan Mysteries–series feature: Commissaire Laviolette, a police detective in Provence, France; Séraphin Monge, an orphan returning to his hometown after WWI, in Provence, France (Dates are for original French publication)

Adrian Magson Mysteries-series features intrepid young female reporter Riley Gavin, and her sometimes reluctant sidekick and former military policeman Frank Palmer

Gregory Maguire Fantasies based on European folk tales for adults & children–series: Oz/Wicked years; Hamlet Chronicles

Annette Mahon Non-series romance; mysteries featuring Maggie Browne, a widow, and the St. Rose Quilting Bee, in Scottsdale, Arizona

Barry Maitland Mysteries featuring Kathy Kolla, a young Scotland Yard detective, and David Brock, her mentor, in London, England

Karen Maitland Medieval mysteries

Janet Majerus Non-series mysteries set in the Midwest

John Malcolm Mysteries featuring Tim Simpson, a financial consultant turned art investment specialist in London, England

Tim Maleeny Thrillers featuring San Francisco detective Cape Weathers and Chinese triad assassin Sally

Susan Mallery, romance–series: Tempting Faith; Hometown Heartbreakers; Bodyguard and Ms. Jones; Triple Trouble; Brides Of Bradley House; Desert Rogues; Lone Star Canyon; Marcelli Sisters of Pleasure Road; Buchanans; Positively Pregnant; Million Dollar Catch; Keyes Sisters: Lone Star sisters; Fool's gold. Pseudonym of Susan Macias, contemporary romance.

G M Malliet Mysteries featuring Detective Chief Inspector Arthur St. Just and Sergeant Fear of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary, in England

Allan Mallinson Military historical fiction–Matthew Hervey series

Mabel Maney Lesbian takeoffs on Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys & James Bond

Henning Mankell Mysteries: featuring Kurt Wallander, an inspector in Ystad, Sweden; Linda Wallander, just graduated from the police academy in Ystad, Sweden

Catherine Mann Military romance--series: Wingman Warriors

Mann, George Science fiction–series: Newbury & Hobbes Investigations; Ghost; Warhammer 40000

Jill Mansell Romance

Hannah March, mysteries featuring Robert Fairfax, a private tutor in the 1760s in and around London, England. Pseudonym of Tim Wilson, non-series mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Jude Morgan, no-series historicals .

Richard Marcinko Former US special operations; thrillers–series: Rogue Warrior

Michelle Marcos Historical romance–series: Pleasure Emporium

Irene Marcuse Mysteries featuring Anita Servi, a social worker tending the elderly in Manhattan, New York

Phillip Margolin Mysteries in the Pacific NW involving attornies

Sue Margolis Contemporary romance/chick-lit

Juliet Marillier NZ fantasy writer–Fantasies based on Irish & Scottish folktales & lore--series: Sevenwaters; Children of the Light Isles; Bridei Chronicles; Wildwood Dancing

Petros Markaris Mysteries featuring Inspector Costas Harritos in Athens, Greece

Wendy Markham--pseudonym of Wendy Corsi Staub, contemporary romance/chick-lit.

Laurie J Marks Fantasy--series: Children of Triad; Elemental logic

Louise Marley, opera singer & fantasy writer–series: Singers of Nevya. Under the pseudonym of Toby Bishop, the Airs fantasy series.

Margaret Maron Mysteries featuring: Deborah Knott, district judge in North Carolina; Sigrid Harald, police lieutenant in New York, New York

J P Marquand Classic mysteries

Marr, Melissa Romantic fantasy–series: Wicked lovely

**Ngaio Marsh Mysteries. Series features Roderick Alleyn, second son of a baronet and police inspector in London, England, his painter wife Troy & his assistant Sergeant Fox

Evan Marshall Mysteries featuring: Jane Stuart, a widowed literary agent in Shady Hills, New Jersey; Anna Winthrop, a Department of Sanitation garage supervisor in Manhattan, New York City

William Leonard Marshall Mysteries featuring: Felix Elizalde, Lt, a detective of the Weston District Bureau in the Philippines; Harry Feiffer, chief inspector of Yellowthread Street station in Hong Kong, China; Tillman & Muldoon, turn-of-the- 20th Century policemen in New York, New York

**Edward Marston Mysteries. Series: Christopher Redmayne, architect & Jonathan Bale, constable, in 17th Century London; Nicholas Bracewell, stage manager for an acting company in Elizabethan London; the Domesday series, featuring Ralph Delchard, soldier & Gervase Bret, lawyer, in 11th Century England; Robert Colbeck, a former attorney now serving as an inspector in the fledging Scotland Yard in 1851 London, England. Under the pseudonym of Conrad Allen, featuring George Porter Dillman, yacht builder, actor, detective. Under the pseudonym Keith Miles, series featuring: Alan Saxon, pro golfer; Merlin Richards, Welch architect in 1920s Phoenix, AZ

Andrew Martin English railroading mysteries set in the early 20th Century & featuring stoker Jim Stringer (dates are for original UK publication)

Deirdre Martin Contemporary sports romance

Martin, Gail Z Fantasy–series: Chronicles of the Necromancer; Fallen Kings Cycle; Ascendant Kingdoms Saga

George R(aymond) R(ichard) Martin Science fiction/fantasy; Song of Ice & Fire; Wild Card series; Hedge knight

Kat Martin Romantic suspense, historical romance, contemporary romance–series: Southern; Garrick; Litchfield; Heartless; Scent of roses; Heart

Nancy Martin Mysteries & romance. Mystery series feature: the Blackbird sisters, Nora, Emma and Libby, three sisters who inherit a 2 million dollar tax debt from their high-society parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roxana “Roxy” Abruzzo, an independent-minded niece of a Mafia boss with a teenage daughter, owner of Bada Bling Architectural Salvage, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

P D (Phillipa Deanne) Martin Mysteries featuring psychic & FBI profiler Sophie Anderson

Rosemary Martin Murder-a-go-go series set in 1960s New York

William Martin Historical thrillers

Steve Martini Mysteries–series features Paul Madriani, a defense attorney in California

A Lee Martinez Fantasy

Michele Martinez Mysteries featuring Puerto Rican NY federal prosecutor Melanie Vargas

Cindy Martinusen Christian fiction–series: War memories

Masello, Robert Non-series thrillers

Sarah Mason Contemporary romance

Sujata Massey Mysteries featuring Rei Shimura, a teacher and antiques dealer in Tokyo, Japan

Sonja Massie, non-series romance. Under the pseudonym of G A McKevett, mysteries featuring Savannah Reid Southern California ex-cop & owner of a new detective agency.

Priscilla Masters Mysteries featuring Joanna Piercy, a detective inspector (D.I.) in Staffordshire, England

Takashi Matsuoka Japanese fantasy writer

Francine Mathews: Mysteries featuring: Nantucket Island police officer Merry Folger; CIA intelligence analyst Catherine Carmichael. Under the pseudonym of Stephanie Barron, mysteries featuring Jane Austen

Carole Matthews Contemporary romantic comedy--series: Chocolate lovers

Susan Matthews Jurisdiction science fiction series

Peter Matthiessen Fiction, travel & ecological nonfiction

Claire Matturro Former attorney–mysteries featuring Lillian (Lilly) Belle Rose Cleary, an eco-conscious junior partner in a prestigious law firm in Sarasota, Florida

Ann (Elizabeth) Maxwell Science fiction. Historical fiction. Under pseudonym A. E. Maxwell: "Fiddler and Fiora" mystery series. Under pseudonym Elizabeth Lowell, romantic suspense–series: Donovan, about brothers who are jewel traders and their sister, a jewelry designer; Intimate moments; Desire; McCalls; MacKenzie-Blackthorn; Only; Rarities Unlimited; also medieval romance

Cathy Maxwell Romance–series: Marriage; Cameron Sisters

Robin Maxwell Elizabethan historicals

Julian May Science fiction–series: Pliocene exiles; Intervention; Galactic Milieu; Rampart World; Boreal Moon

Peter May Mysteries--series feature: Li Yan, a Chinese detective, and Margaret Campbell, an American pathologist, in contemporary Beijing (dates are for original UK publication); Enzo Macleod, a Scottish biologist based in France

Bob Mayer Thrillers–series: Dave Riley. Under the pseudonym of Robert Doherty, paranomal thrillers–series: Area 51; Psychic Warrior. Under the pseudonym of Greg Donovan, thrillers–series: Atlantis. Thrillers also under pseudonyms Bob McGuire, Joe Dalton

Margaret Mayhew Historical romantic suspense

Peter Mayle Novels, nonfiction about life in Provence & France, miscellaneous nonfiction

Archer Mayor Assistant medical examiner in Vermont. Mysteries featuring Joe Gunther, police detective in Brattleboro, Vermont

Paul J McAuley Science fiction–series: Four Hundred Billion Stars; Confluence; Doctor Who

Ed McBain 87th Precinct police procedurals; mysteries featuring Florida attorney Matthew Hope; other mysteries

Susan McBride Mysteries featuring: Detective Maggie Ryan, a former member of the Dallas P.D. who recently left the big city for the suburban enclave of Litchfield, Texas, just 20 minutes outside the city limits; Debutante Dropout series, with Andrea "Andy" Kendricks, a thirtysomething artist who backed out of her formal debut when she was eighteen to mother Cissy's dismay in Dallas, Texas

Pat (Patrick) McCabe Irish noir

**Anne McCaffrey Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Doona; Dragonriders of Pern; Renegades of Pern; Pegasus; Harper Hall; Mystery of Ireta; Crystal Singer; Tower & Hive; Planet Pirates; Petaybee; Catteni; Acorna; Brainship; Barque Cats

Todd McCaffrey Anne's son and heir to the "Dragonriders of Pern" series

Wendell McCall--pseudonym of Ridley Pearson. Mysteries--series features Chris Klick, 6'4" dropout-songwriter turned PI in Idaho

Alexander McCall Smith Mysteries for adults featuring Mma (Precious) Ramotswe, owner of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Botswana. Novels for adults featuring: Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld; Sunday Philosophy Club; 44 Scotland Street. Novels for kids--series: Akimbo; Harriet Bean

Mary Reed McCall Historical romance–series: Templar Knights

Robert McCammon Dark fantasy & horror

Charles McCarry Non-series mysteries & Paul Christopher espionage novels

Erin McCarthy Contemporary & paranormal romance–series: Vegas vampires; NY girlfriends; Ohio's most haunted town; Florida doctors; FBI Chicago Field Office; Bowling friends; 7 deadly sins

Keith McCarthy Pathologist. Mysteries featuring solicitor Helena Flemming and pathologist John Eisenmenger

Monica McCarty Scottish Highlands historical romance

LuAnn McClane Western romantic comedy

McClean, Russel Mysteries featuring J. McNee, a former cop, now private investigator, in Dundee, Scotland

McCleary, Carol Mysteries featuring female investigative reporter Nellie Bly in the 1890s

Michael McClister Mysteries featuring Vietnam vet & former CIA agent Elmo Finn, retired in Longboat Key, Sarasota, FL

Judi McCoy Romantic fantasy–series: Starlight; Goddess. Ellie Engleman dog walker mysteries.

Nigel McCrery Mysteries–series features Dr. Samantha (Sam) Ryan, a pathologist working for the Home Office, in London, England

Sharyn McCrumb Southern Crime fiction: series--Ballad; Elizabeth Macpherson; Jay Omega

Colleen McCullough Mostly historical fiction–series: Masters of Rome; 1960s mysteries featuring Capt of Detectives Carmine Delmonico

Kelly McCullough Cyberpunk/fantasy-series: Ravrin

Val McDermid Mysteries featuring: Lindsay Gordon, lesbian journalist & socialist in Glasgow, Scotland; Dr. Tony Hill, a criminal profilers. Under the pseudonym of V L McDermid, mysteries featuring Kate Brannigan, private eye in Manchester, England.

Jack McDevitt Science fiction–series: Engines of God; Alex Benedict

Gregory McDonald Mysteries only, featuring: Irwin M Fletcher, reporter & beach bum socialite; Francis Xavier Flynn, Boston police inspector; Skylar Whitfield, Tennessee small town good ol'boy

Ian McDonald Science fiction

Iain McDowall Scottish mystery writer--series: Jacobson and Kerr

Paul McElroy Mysteries-Treasure Coast series features James "Mack" McCray, a federal undercover cop in Stuart, Florida

John McEvoy Mysteries about horse racing

Cody McFadyen Thrillers featuring FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, who was badly scarred by a serial killer, in Los Angeles, California

Mark McGarrity. Irish author. Under the pseudonym of Bartholomew Gill: mysteries, many featuring Peter McGarr, police officer in Dublin, Ireland

Michael McGarrity Kevin Kerney, ex-chief of detectives in Santa Fe

Terry McGarry Eiden Myr science-fiction series

Chaz McGee "Dead detective" paranormal mystery series

Brian McGilloway Mysteries featuring Benedict Devlin, a Garda detective inspector, in the borderlands of Ireland

Kathleen McGowan Historical/mystical fiction-series: Magdalene line

Jill McGown Mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Lloyd and Inspector Judy Hill, cops and lovers in East Anglia, England

Brian McGrory Political mysteries from the former "Boston Globe" White House correspondent

Bob McGuire--thrillers, pseudonym of Bob Mayer, thrillers–series: Dave Riley. Under the pseudonym of Robert Doherty, paranomal thrillers–series: Area 51; Psychic Warrior. Under the pseudonym of Greg Donovan, thrillers–series: Atlantis. Thrillers also under pseudonym Joe Dalton.

Seanan McGuire Urban fantasy featuring half-fey, half-human changeling October (Toby) Daye. Under the pseudonym of Mira Grant, Newsflesh science fiction/horror series.

William McIlvanney Mysteries featuring Jack Laidlaw, police detective in Glasgow, Scotland

Ralph McInerny Mysteries. Series featuring: Andrew Broom an attorney in Wyler, Indiana; Father Roger Dowling, St. Hilary's parish priest in Fox River, Illinois; the Brothers Knight/Notre Dame, a New York PI, Philip Knight and his brother, Roger Knight, a philosophy professor in South Bend, Indiana; Egidio Manfredi, a police captain in Fort Elbow, Ohio; and Mary Teresa Dempsey, 5'2'' 200-lb. nun in Chicago, Illinois (pseudonym: Monica Quill)

Fiona McIntosh Fantasy--series: Trinity; Quickening; Percheron

Kinn Hamilton McIntosh: pseudonym Catherine Aird --mysteries

Pat McIntosh Medieval mysteries featuring former university student Gilbert Cunningham

Shirley McKay Scottish mystery writer–Hew Cullan historical mystery series

Lynn Armistead McKee--pre-historical romance. Pseudonym of Linn Sholes, thrillers featuring journalist Cotten Stone.

Juliet McKenna Fantasy--series: Tales of Einarinn; Aldabreshin Compass

Shannon McKenna Romance–series: McCloud Brothers

Nancy McKenzie Fantasy. Series: Guinevere & Arthur; Tristan & Esylite

G A McKevett Mysteries featuring Savannah Reid Southern California ex-cop & owner of a new detective agency--pseudonym of Sonja Massie, non-series romance.

Dennis L. McKiernan Fantasy–series: Iron Tower trilogy; Silver call; Mithgar; Mithgar–Hel's crucible

Patricia McKillip Fantasies. Series: Quest of the Riddle-Master; Kyreol; Cygnet

McKinlay, Jenn Mysteries–series feature: Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura, operators of a cupcake bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona; Lindsey Norris, director of the Briar Creek Public Library, in New York, in the Library Lover's mysteries. Written as Josie Belle, the Good Buy Girls series featuring a group of skilled bargain hunters, in St. Stanley, Virginia.

Robin McKinley--Fantasy--series: Folktales; Damar

Adrian McKinty Thrillers featuring Irish mercenary Michael Forsythe

Clinton McKinzie Mysteries & thrillers

Patricia McLinn Romance–series: Wedding; Wyoming wildflowers; Place called home; Bardville WY

Katharine McMahon Historical fiction/romance

Neil McMahon Mysteries featuring Carroll Monks, an emergency-room doctor in San Francisco

Patrick McManus Humorous outdoors writer; mysteries featuring Blight County ID sheriff Bo Tully & his dad, the former sheriff, in the Rockies

Ann McMillan Mysteries featuring Narcissa Power, a young widow and Judah Daniel, a freedwoman who is also the local herbalist at the time of the Civil War in Virginia

Sean (Christopher) McMullen Australian science fiction writer–series: Souls in the great machine; Greatwinter; Moonworlds

Larry McMurtry Texas fiction/Westerns–series: Last picture show; Terms of endearment; Berrybender

Claire McNab Australian writer of mysteries featuring lesbian sleuths. Series feature: Carol Ashton, lesbian detective inspector in Sydney, Australia; Denise Cleever, an agent for the Australian Security Intelligence Organization; Kylie Kendall, lesbian manager of a pub in tiny Wollegudgerie, Australia who inherits 51% of her father's private detective agency in Los Angeles, California

Catriona McPherson Mysteries featuring Dandy Gilver, a well-to-do woman in 1920s Scotland

Holly McQueen British chick-lit: Isabel Bookbinder series

Cricket McRae Home crafting mysteries featuring soapmaker Sophie Mae Reynolds

Richelle Mead Humorous fantasy–series: Georgina Kincaid; Vampire Academy; Dark Swan

Amy Patricia Meade Mysteries set during the Great Depression and featuring strong-willed and independent mystery author Marjorie McClelland

John Meaney Science fiction & dark fantasy--series: Nulapeiron; Donal Connor

Mardi Oakley Medawar Mysteries featuring: Tay-bodal, 19th century Kiowa healer in Oklahoma; David Lameraux, the police chief on the Red Cliff Reservation in Wisconsin

Teresa Medeiros Romances–series: Fairleigh Sisters; Lennox Family Magic; Fairy Tale

Medieval Murderers Bernard Knight, Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Philip Gooden, Ian Morson, Simon Beaufort, C.J. Sansom, and Karen Maitland

M R D Meek Mysteries featuring Lennox Kemp, solicitor detective in London England

Leslie Meier Mysteries featuring Lucy Stone, sleuthing wife and mother of four in Tinker's Cove, Maine

Susan Meissner Christian fiction--series: Rachel Flynn mysteries

Rose/R A Melikan Historical romantic thrillers

Paul Melko Non-series science fiction

Marliss Melton Military romance, romantic adventure &. Pseudonyms: Marliss Melton Arruda (inspirational romance); Marliss Moon (medieval romance)

Brad Meltzer Non-series legal thrillers, graphic novels

Rebecca M (RM) Meluch Science fiction & fantasy--series: Tour of the Merrimack

Herman Melville American classics (died 1891)

Gavin Menzie History

Meredith, D E Historical mysteries featuring Adolphus Hatton, a professor and forensic scientist advising the police, and his trusty assistant, Albert Roumande, in late 1850s London, England

D (Doris) R Meredith Mysteries–series feature: Megan Clark, a reference librarian and a member of the murder mystery reading group, Murder by the Yard in Amarillo, Texas; Charles Matthews, a sheriff in Crawford County, Texas; John Lloyd Branson, an attorney in Texas

Merovingen nights--collaborative fantasy

**Barbara Mertz: pseudonym Elizabeth Peters. Mysteries only. Series: Amelia Peabody, Victorian feminist archaeologist & Egyptologist, and family; Jacqueline Kirby, librarian turned romance novelist in New York; Vicky Bliss, an American art historian in Bavaria

Barbara Metzger Romance–series: House of cards

Deon Meyer Mysteries set in South Africa

L A Meyer Kids' historical adventure-"Bloody Jack" series

Stephenie Meyer Romantic suspense–series: Twilight

Annette Meyers Mysteries: series–under the pseudonym of Maan Meyers, mysteries featuring the Tonneman family in New Amsterdam then New York from 1664-1895; featuring Xenia Smith & Leslie Wetzon, headhunters on Wall Street; Olivia Brown, bohemian poet & women's rights activist in 1920s Greenwich Village

Barbara Metzger Romance–mostly Regencies–series: House of cards

Maan Meyers--see Annette Meyers

Fern Michaels Romance & thrillers--series: Captives; Texas; Sins; Vegas; Kentucky; Sisterhood thrillers; Cisco; Godmothers

Kasey Michaels Romance–series: His chariot awaits; Lion on the prowl; Crown family; London friends; Chandlers request; Romney Marsh; Sunshine girls. Mystery series featuring former romance writer, now author of historical mysteries, Maggie Kelly

Melisa Michaels Science fiction, fantasy & mysteries. Science fiction series--Skyrider. Paranormal mystery series features investigator Rosie Lavine.

Penny Mickelbury Mysteries--series feature: Carole Ann Gibson, black criminal defense attorney in Washington D. C; Gianna Maglione, lesbian police lieutenant and Mimi Patterson, reporter, in Washington D.C

Sarah Micklem Paranormal historic romance–series: Firethorn

China Mieville Urban fantasy--series: New Crobuzon

Cindy Miles Paranormal romance

Rosalind Miles–fiction only: Fantasy: Guenevere trilogy; Isolde trilogy

Kenneth Millar Pseudonyms: Ross Macdonald/John Macdonald/John Ross Macdonald Detective, Mystery fiction. Ross Macdonald: featuring LA PI & ex-cop Lew Archer

Martin Millar Scottish writer. Under the pseudonym of Martin Scott, Thraxas fantasy series.

Sam Millar Irish mystery writer–series features Karl Kane, a private investigator in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Carlene Miller Mysteries featuring: Lexy Hyatt, a lesbian crime reporter in Florida; Tory Gordon, a lesbian police detective in Florida

Karen Miller Fantasy–series: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker; Godspeaker; Stargate SG-1. Under the pseudonym of K E Mills, Rogue Agent science fiction series.

John Ramsey Miller Suspense

Karen Miller Fantasy–series: Kingmaker, kingbreaker; Empress of Mijak; Stargate SG-1

Karen Miller Fantasy–series: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker; Godspeaker; Stargate SG-1. Under the pseudonym of K E Mills, Rogue Agent science fiction series.

Larry Millett Mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Shadwell Rafferty, an Irish saloonkeeper in Minnesota

Kyle Mills Mysteries featuring; Mark Beamon, FBI special agent; Quinn Barry, FBI analyst

Wendy Howell Mills Mysteries--series feature: Callie McKinley, on the Outer Banks of NC; ex-teacher Sabrina Dunsweeney on Comlico Island

**A A Milne Winnie the Pooh etc

Denise Mina Mysteries featuring: Maureen O'Donnell, disheveled, mumbling to herself, and drunk by noon, an unlikely crime solver, in Glasgow, Scotland; Patricia "Paddy" Meehan, 21 year-old crime reporter in 1980s Glasgow; Alex Morrow, a detective inspector in Glasgow, Scotland

John Minahan Mysteries

Camille Minichino Mysteries featuring Gloria Lamerino, a 50-something physicist in Revere Beach, Massachusetts; under the pseudonym of Margaret Grace, Miniature mysteries featuring Geraldine Porter, a recently retired high school English teacher in a small northern California town, whose hobby is building dollhouses and miniature scenes

Lisa Miscione Mysteries featuring Lydia Strong, a true crime author in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Under the pseudonym Lisa Unger, mysteries--series features NY City freelance writer Ridley Jones

David Mitchell Historical/literary fiction

Gladys Mitchell Mysteries–series features Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, a psychiatrist and consultant to the Home Office in London, England. Written as Malcolm Torrie, mysteries featuring Timothy Herring, running a society for Preservation of Buildings of Historic Interest, in London, England.

Kirk Mitchell Mysteries featuring: Dee Laguerre, BLM ranger in Nevada; part Comanche part white Bureau of Indian Affairs agent Emmett Quannah Parker, and part Modoc part Japanese FBI special agent in New Mexico Anna Turnipseed

Miyuki Miyabe Japanese author--police procedurals and paranormal mysteries. Dates are for original English publication.

Leonard Mlodinow Science

L(eland) E(xton) Modesitt, Jr. Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Forever Hero; Ecolitan; Recluce; Timedivers; Johan Eschbach; Spellsong Cycle; Corean Chronicles; Archform–Beauty; Imager portfolio

Walter Moers German fantasy writer–series: Zamonia

Rick Mofina Mysteries–series feature: Tom Reed, a crime reporter, and Walt Sydowski, a homicide inspector, in San Francisco, California; Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter, in Seattle, Washington

Miriam Grace Monfredo Historical mysteries--series: Seneca Falls, featuring librarian/suffragette Glynis Tryon, set in 1860s NY; Cain Trilogy, set in Civil War NY

Sarah Monette Melusine fantasy series, featuring wizard Felix Harrowgate and his gutter-rat assassin and cat burglar brother, Mildmay the Fox

Karen Marie Moning Contemporary & Scottish historical romance–series: Highlander; Fever

Devon Monk Paranormal fantasy–series: Allie Beckstrom

Grace Monroe Pseudonym for Scottish authors Linda Watson-Brown and Maria Thomson. Mysteries featuring Brodie MacLennan

Steve Monroe Mysteries set in mid-20th Century Chicago

Theresa Monsour Mysteries featuring Paris Murphy, a homicide detective in St. Paul, Minnesota

Richard Montanari Mysteries-- series feature: John Paris, homicide detective in Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia detective Kevin Byrne and his new partner, Jessica Balzano

Lucy Maud Montgomery Mostly children's books–series: Anne; King Family; Emily; Pat

Selena Montgomery African-American romantic suspense writer

Lucy Monroe Romance–series: DiRinaldi Brothers; Royal Brides; Mercenary Trilogy; Kouros Brothers; CIS; Langley Family Trilogy; Sunshine Springs; Goddard Project; Children of the Moon; Mediterranean Brides

Bill Moody Mysteries featuring jazz pianist Evan Horne

Skye Kathleen Moody Mystery series featuring U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent in Washington State, Venus Diamond

Elizabeth Moon Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Deed of Paksenarrion; Legacy of Gird; Serrano Legacy; Vatta's war

Michael Moorcock Science fiction, fantasy & other fiction. Series include: Nick Allard/Jerry Cornell; Elric saga; Von Bek Family; History of the Runestaff; Michael Kane; Jerry Cornelius; Karl Glogauer; Corum Eternal Champion; John Daker Eternal Champion; Oswald Bastable; Dancers at the end of time; Count Brass Eternal Champion; Between the wars; Second Ether

Christopher Moore Science-fiction & fantasy--series: Pine Cove; Love story

Christopher G Moore Mysteries–series: Land of smiles; Vincent "Vinee" Calvino, a private investigator and ex-New Yorker, in Southeast Asia

Kate Moore Sons of sin & non-series historical romance

Laurie Moore Mysteries featuring: Cezanne Martin, a cop in Fort Worth, Texas; Jinx Porter, a constable in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; Aspen Wicklow, TV journalist in Fort Worth, Texas

Michelle Moran Historical fiction--series: Nefertiti

Lyda Morehouse Non-series fantasy. Under the pseudonym of Tate Hallaway, fantasy–series: Garnet Lacy; Vampire princess of St Paul

Jude Morgan, no-series historicals . Pseudonym of Tim Wilson, non-series mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Hannah March, mysteries featuring Robert Fairfax, a private tutor in the 1760s in and around London, England.

Philippa Morgan--mysteries featuring Geoffrey Chaucer, acting as an agent for Edward III in the late 1300s in England and on the continent. Pseudonym of Philip Gooden--mysteries featuring Nick Revill, an actor in Shakespearean times in London, England.

Richard Morgan Science fiction--series features interstellar mercenary Takeshi Kovacs; Land fit for heroes

David Morrell Thrillers–series feature: Rambo, an American soldier of fortune; Saul Grisman and Drew MacLane, international operatives, in the Brotherhood series; Frank Balenger, an ex-U.S. Army Ranger and Iraqi war veteran, now urban adventurer; Captain America

John Morressy Fantasy & space adventures

Bob Morris Mysteries set in Florida and the Caribbean, featuring Zack Chasteen, a former Miami Dolphin linebacker

R N Morris Historical mysteries featuring detective Porfiry Petrovich, from Doestoevsky's "Crime & punishment"

Tom Morrisey Christian suspense writer--series features Beck Easton

James Morrow Science fiction–series: Godhead

Ian Morson Historical mysteries–series feature: William Falconer, a 13th century university regent master in Oxford, England; Niccolò Zuliani, a Venetian businessman turned bodyguard at the court of Kubilai Khan in 1262

Kate Morton Non-series Gothic thrillers

John Mortimer Mysteries. Series features Horace Rumpole, elderly junior barrister in London; Rapstone Chronicles

Mosby, Steve British writer of non-series thrillers

Walter Mosley Science fiction. Mysteries feature African-American detectives: Easy Rawlins, school maintenance supervisor in Los Angeles, California; Socrates Fortlow, philosophical ex-con in California; Paris Minton, Watts bookstore owner, and the dangerous but principled Fearless Jones, in 1950s Los Angeles, California; Leonid McGill, a black ex-boxer, old-school private investigator, in New York City

Tara Moss Australian former fashion model & crime novelist--series features model and aspiring forensic psychologist Makedde Vanderwall--books are in order of original Australian publication

Kate Mosse Literary fiction & historical/mystical mysteries

Natasha Mostert Paranormal/gothic mysteries/thrillers

Fiona Mountain Mysteries featuring Cotswold genealogist Natasha Blake

Marsha Moyer Western women's fiction

Robert Mrazek Historical fiction about the Civil War & WW II

Marcia Muller Mysteries featuring: Rhoda "Rho" Swift, a deputy sheriff in Soledad County, California; Sharon McCone, legal investigator/private eye in San Francisco; Elena Oliverez, Director of Museum of Mexican Arts in Santa Barbara: Joanna Stark, Art Security Expert in San Francisco

Catherine Mulvany Romantic suspense

C E Murphy Paranormal mysteries–series: Walker Papers, urban fantasy featuring Seattle beat cop & shaman Joanne Walker; Negotiator trilogy. Under the pseudonym of Cate Dermody, action-adventure romance–series: Strongbox Chronicles

Shirley Rousseau Murphy Fantasy, and Joe Grey cat mysteries

Murray, Colin Mysteries-series features Tony Gerard, who worked with the French Resistance during WW II, turned accountant & fixer for a film company

Yxta Maya Murray Novels about ancient Latin America & the Mayas

Amy Myers Mysteries featuring: Auguste Didier, Master Chef in Victorian London, England; Peter Marsh, a wheelchair-bound ex-policeman, and his daughter Georgia, who investigate unsolved murders in Kent, England; Tom Wasp, a chimney sweep in Victorian times in the East End of London, England

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

Tamar Myers Mysteries: Pennsylvaia Dutch series featuring: Magdalena Yoder, owner and manager of a Mennonite inn, Hernia, Pennsylvania; Abigail Timberlake, owner of the Den of Antiquity, Charlotte, North Carolina

Magdalen Nabb Mysteries set in Florence, Italy featuring Police Marshal Salvatore Guarnaccia

Barbara Nadel Mysteries–series feature: Inspector Çetin Ikmen, a policeman in Istanbul, Turkey; Francis Hancock, an undertaker in 1940s London, England

Reggie Nadelson Mysteries featuring Russian-born NY cop Artie Cohen

Bill Napier Technothrillers

Jonathan Nasaw Mysteries–series feature: E.L. Pender, a retirement-aged FBI Special Agent, in Oregon, California, and the Virgin Islands; James Whistler, a "blood addict"

Joy Nash Fantasy–series: Druids of Avalon; Immortals

Sophia Nash Historical romance--series: Widows Club

Naomi Neale Urban chick lit

Kris Nelscott Mysteries featuring: Smokey Dalton, an African-American unlicensed private investigator in Memphis, Tennessee

James L. Nelson Naval adventures. Series: Isaac Biddlecomb; Brethren of the Coast; Samuel Bowater

Jill Elizabeth Nelson Christian romantic suspense-series features security consultant Desiree Jacobs

**E Nesbit Classic English children's fantasy

Jo Nesbo Mysteries featuring Norwegian Secret Service inspector Harry Hole

Hakan Nesser Mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Van Veeteren, a veteran of 30 years of police work who appreciates fine food and drink, in a country that resembles Sweden (Dates are for original publication. He's published 10 books in Sweden.)

Rachel Neumeier Fantasy–series: Griffin Mage Trilogy

Katherine Neville Adventure/quest/thrillers

Stuart Neville Mysteries featuring Jack Lennon, a detective inspector in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Sharan Newman Fantasy–Guinevere trilogy. Mysteries featuring Catherine LeVendeur, novice and scholar in 12th century France

Newton, Charlie Mysteries set in the Chicago area

Deborah Nicholson Mysteries featuring Kate Carpenter, a front of the house manager in the Foothill Stage Network in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Nickson, Chris Historical mysteries featuring Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds in the 1730s

Larry Niven Science fiction: series include: Ringworld; Moties; Magic Goes Away; Dreampark; Known Space; Heorot; Golden Road; Inferno/Allen Carpenter

Celeste Norfleet African-American romance & romantic suspense writer

Diana Norman, historical fiction. Under the pseudonym of Ariana Franklin, medieval historical mysteries featuring Adelia (Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar of Salerno), a "doctor for the dead" working for King Henry II in 12th century England.

Norman, Hilary Mysteries–series features Sam Becket, an African-American homicide detective, and wife Grace Lucca, a child psychologist, in Miami Beach, Florida

**Andre Norton (1912-2005) Science fiction, historical novels, fantasy & other fiction. Series include: Astra; Time Traders; Planet Warlock; Beast Master; Janus; Zero Stone; Central Control; Solar Queen; Forerunner; Moon Magic; Star Ka'at; Halfblood Chronicles; Carolus Rex; Book of the Oak; Witch World; Gryphon; Turning; Swords

**Mary Norton classic English children's fantasy/Borrowers

Brenda Novak Contemporary romance & romantic suspense–series: Dundee, ID; Stillwater; Last stand

Naomi Novik Fantasy--series: Temeraire

Andrew Nugent Former trial lawyer, now Benedictine monk and Prior at Glenstal Abbey, a boys' school–mysteries featuring Sergeant Molly Power of the Irish Police Force Murder Squad

Malla Nun Mysteries featuring Emmanuel Cooper, a detective sergeant in 1950s South Africa

Jody Lynn Nye Science fiction and fantasy--series: Wolfe Pack; Dreamland; Taylor's Ark; Mythology Not listed are collaborations with other authors separately listed.

Robert Nye Literary/historical fiction

Eric Nylund Science fiction–series: Jack Potter; Halo

Patrick O'Brian Fiction; Aubrey/Maturin historical adventure series; Golden Ocean

Charles O'Brien Mysteries featuring Anne Cartier, an ex-vaudeville actress then a tutor for deaf children, in England and France on the eve of the French Revolution

Edna O'Brien Irish writer–series: Country girls trilogy

Brendan O'Carroll Irish writer

Carol O'Connell Mysteries featuring NYPD cop Kathleen Mallory

Constance O'Day-Flannery Romance–paranormal, time travel & contemporary–series: Foundation; Yellow Brick Road Gang

Clare O'Donohue Someday Quilts mystery series

O'Donovan, Gerard Irish mysteries featuring cop Mike Mulcahy & reporter Siobhan Fallon

Diana O'Hehir Mystery series features Carla Day and her father, a former Egyptologist now with early-stage Alzheimers

Leslie O'Kane Mysteries--series: featuring Allida Babcock, a dog therapist in Boulder, Colorado; Molly Masters, cartoonist and greeting card entrepreneur in Albany, New York. Under the pseudonym of Leslie Caine, the Domestic Bliss Mysteries feature rival interior designers Erin Gilbert and Steve Sullivan

Sister Carol Anne O'Marie Mystery novels featuring Sister Mary Helen, retired nun in San Francisco, California

Victor O'Reilly Mysteries featuring Hugo Fitzduane, a photographer and current occupant of his family's ancient Irish castle

Perri O'Shaughnessy (Pamela & Mary)--Mysteries featuring Nina Reilly, a struggling, young attorney in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Andy Oakes Mysteries featuring maverick Chinese detective Sun Piao (dates are for European publication)

T Lynn Ocean Southern mysteries--series features former security specialist Jersey Barnes

Scott Oden Historical fiction set in ancient Greece and Egypt

Mel Odom Fantasy & science fiction–series: Rover; Might & magic; Apocalypse dawn; Hunter's league. Not included here are titles belonging to TV & movie spinoffs & shared series.

Ohlsson, Kristina Mysteries featuring Fredrika Bergman, an investigative analyst with a special unit of the federal police, in Sweden

Nick Oldham Crime fiction, from an English policeman–series features Detective Inspector Henry Christie

Susan Oleksiw Mysteries featuring Joe Silva, a police chief in Mellingham, Massachusetts

Karen Olson Mysteries featuring New Haven CT reporter Annie Seymour

David Oppegaard Fantasy

Julie Ortolon Contemporary romance & romantic comedy--series: Perfect trilogy

Arimasa Osawa Japanese mystery writer–Shinjuku Shark series features Samejima, a maverick police detective, in Tokyo, Japan (1st dates are original Japanese publication, 2nd are US)

Denise Osborne Mysteries featuring: Salome Waterhouse, a Feng Shui practitioner; Queenie Davilov, a struggling screenwriter and investigator in Hollywood, California

Julienne Osborne-McKnight Irish historical fantasy

Robin D Owens Futuristic romantic fantasy–series: Celta; Summoning

Sharon Owens Irish romance novelist, writing about life in Belfast

Leonardo Padura Fuentes Havana Quartet mysteries featuring Cuban detective Mario Conde

Katherine Hall Page Mysteries--series: (adults), featuring Faith Fairchild, who marries a clergyman and leaves New York City for a small town in New England; (kids) Christie & Company, featuring three new 8th grade girls at Cabot School

Sharon Page Erotic romance/mysteries

Robin Paige--pseudonym of Susan Wittig Albert--mysteries featuring Kathryn Ardleigh, a 25-year-old American author who travels in Victorian Dedham, England. Under SWA, mysteries featuring: China Bayles, a herb shop owner and former attorney in Pecan Springs, Texas; Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator in the Lake District in 1900s England.

Joshua Palmatier Throne of Amenkor epic fantasy series

Michael Palmer Non-series medical thrillers

William J Palmer Mysteries featuring Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens, two 19th century writers in London, England

Orhan Pamuk Turkish author, winner of 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner

Orania Papazoglou--pseudonym of Jane Haddam. Mysteries featuring Patience Campbell McKenna, 6-ft romance novelist turned crime writer in New York

**Sara Paretsky Mysteries. Series feature: V I Warshawski, former attorney PI in Chicago; Mara and Harriet Stonds, two poor little rich girls

**Edith Pargeter--mostly historical novels set in medieval England. Pseudonym Ellis Peters--mysteries Brother Cadfael, a 12th century monk and herbalist in Shrewsbury, England; George, Bunty & Dominic Felse, family of detectives in Comerford, Shropshire, England

Paul Park Science fiction/fantasy–series: Starbridge Chronicles; Roumania

Ann Parker Silver Rush mystery series set in the silver boomtown of Leadville, CO in the 1880s

Barbara J. Parker Florida mystery novels featuring: Gail Connor, corporate attorney in Miami; C.J. Dunn, a flashy criminal attorney in Miami, Florida

I J Parker Mysteries featuring former government official turned sleuth Akitada Sugawara in 11th Century Japan

K J Parker Science fiction & fantasy--series: Fencer; Scavenger; Engineer

**Robert Parker Mysteries featuring: Sunny Randal, a private eye in Boston, Massachusetts; Spenser, ex-boxer, ex-state cop turned private eye in Boston, Massachusetts; Jesse Stone, Homicide Detective in Paradise Massachusetts; Philip Marlowe, private eye in Los Angeles, California. Westerns featuring Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.

T(homas) Jefferson Parker Mysteries--series feature: Merci Rayborn, a deputy in the Orange County, California's Sheriff's Department; Charles Hood, a sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County, California

P J Parrish (Pseudonym of sisters Kristy & Kelly Montee) Mysteries featuring Louis Kincaid, biracial cop in Loon Lake, Michigan

Owen Parry Mysteries featuring Abel Jones, a federal agent during the American Civil War

Sandra Parshall Mysteries featuring Rachel Goddard, a veterinarian, and later, Tom Bridger, Mason County sheriff's deputy, in McLean, Virginia

Ben Pastor Mysteries-non-series contemporary and Roman historical series featuring Aelius Spartianus, officer and historian at the court of Diocletian in Dalmatia

Harry Patterson Under the pseudonym of Jack Higgins, thrillers & mysteries, featuring: Sean Dillon, IRA enforcer turned British special agent in Ireland; Liam Devlin, 1940s IRA hero in Ireland; Dougal Munro, brigadier and Jack Carter, captain in 1940s Ireland. Written as Harry Patterson, later released as Jack Higgins, featuring: Nick Miller, Sgt. Central Division detective in London, England. Written as Martin Fallon, featuring Paul Chavasse, a globe-trotting spy for Britain in the 1960's. Other pseudonyms: Hugh Marlowe, James Graham

James (B.) Patterson Mysteries & thrillers. Series: Women's Murder Club; Alex Cross, DC psychiatrist & homicide cop; Michael Bennett, a police detective with 10 adopted children, in New York City; Non-mystery series--When the wind blows; Maximum ride; Daniel X

Richard North Patterson Mysteries featuring: Christopher Paget, a lawyer in the Special Investigations Section of the Washington Economic Crimes Committee; Kerry Kilcannon, a senator then the President of the USA in Washington DC

Eliot Pattison Mysteries featuring: Shan Tao Yun, a Chinese bureaucrat imprisoned in a Himalayan labor camp; Duncan McCallum, a Scottish prisoner transported to Colonial America

Fiona Patton Fantasy--series: Branion Realm; Warriors of Estavia

Rebecca Pawel Mysteries featuring Carlos Tejada Alonso y Leon, a sergeant in Guardia Civil in 1938 Madrid, Spain

Diana Paxson Fantasy–series: Westria; Fionn mac Cumhal; Wodan's Children; Avalon (chosen by Marion Zimmer Bradley to continue the series); Hallowed Isle

David Peace Thrillers–series: Red Riding Quartet, centered on the Yorkshire Ripper events; Tokyo

Caro Peacock, Liberty Lane Victorian mysteries. Pseudonym of Gillian Linscott, mysteries featuring: Nell Bray, British suffragette; Birdie Linnet, ex-cop fitness trainer in London, England

Justin Peacock Legal thrillers

John A. Peak Mysteries

Cynthia Peale Mysteries: Beacon Hill series, set in Victorian Boston

**Michael Pearce Mysteries. Series feature: Garth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, British head of the Political CID in Cairo, Egypt; Sando Seymour, a multilingual officer with Special Branch in 1906 Trieste in the Austro-Hungarian Empire; Dmitri Kameron, lawyer in Kursk, Russia

Matthew Pearl Literary/historical mysteries

Iaian Pears Mysteries featuring Jonathan Argyll, art dealer in London, England

Ridley Pearson. Mysteries. Series feature: Lou Boldt, detective and Daphne Matthews, police psychologist in Seattle, Washington; Walt Fleming, the sheriff in Sun Valley, ID. Under pseudonym of Wendell McCall, mystery series features Chris Klick, 6'4" dropout-songwriter turned PI in Idah. With Dave Barry, the "Peter"series of children's books.

Nicole Peeler Paranormal romance featuring half-selkie Jane True

Randall Peffer Cape Island mysteries; Seahawk

George Pelecanos Mysteries–series: Nick Stefanos, a 50's bartender and private eye in Washington D.C; Derek Strange, black and successful and Terry Quinn, white and barely holding on are ex-cops turned private investigators in Washington D. C.; some of the characters in the Nick Stefanos' books

Marcus Pelegrimas Dark fantasy–series: Skinners. Westerns under the pseudoynm of Marcus Galloway–series: Man from Boot Hill; Accomplice

Joanne Pence Mysteries featuring Angelina Amalfi, food columnist and restaurant reviewer in San Francisco, California

Sharon Kay Penman Historical fiction–series: Welsh Princes; Eleanor of Aquitaine. Historical mysteries featuring Justin de Quincy, bastard son of a bishop in 12th century England

Louise Penny Mysteries featuring Armand Gamache, Chief Inspector of the Surete du Quebec, in the village of Three Pines, in southern Quebec, Canada

Andrew Pepper Historical mysteries featuring Pyke, beginning as a Bow Street Runner in 1829-1940s London, England

William Perdue Stand-alone thrillers

Arturo Perez-Reverte Spanish author of mystery/thrillers--series features: Captain Diego Alatriste, a swordsman for hire in 17th century Spain

Diane Perkins/Diane Gaston Historical/Regency romances

Kayla Perrin African-Canadian contemporary romance

Anne Perry Mystery series: Thomas & Charlotte Pitt, Victorian police inspector & wife in London, England; Inspector William Monk, amnesiac Victorian police inspector in London, England; Matthew Reavley, a British intelligence officer in pre-World War I in London, England; Christmas

Kate Perry Contemporary romantic comedy--series: Projectl; Guardians of Destiny

Steve Perry Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Matador; Venture Silk; Stellar Ranger; Aliens; Aliens vs Predator; Star Wars; Novelizations

Thomas Perry Sophisticated, humorous crime novels–series feature: Jane Whitefield, Native American guide in Deganawida, New York; An anonymous hit-man in England

**Elizabeth Peters: pseudonym of Barbara Mertz. Mysteries only. Series: Amelia Peabody, Victorian feminist archaeologist & Egyptologist and family; Jacqueline Kirby, librarian turned romance novelist in New York; Vicky Bliss, an American art historian in Bavaria

**Ellis Peters--pseudonym of Edith Pargeter. Mysteries featuring: Brother Cadfael, a 12th century monk and herbalist in Shrewsbury, England; George, Bunty & Dominic Felse, family of detectives in Comerford, Shropshire, England

Audrey Peterson Mysteries featuring: Claire Camden, a California English professor in London, England; Jane Winfield, a British journalist and music writer in London, England

Tracie Peterson Romance–series: Ribbons of Steel; Westward Chronicles; Ribbons West; Shannon Saga; Yukon Quest; Desert Roses; Bells of Lowell; Heirs of Montana; Lights of Lowell; Alaskan Quest; Ladies of Liberty; Broadmoor legacy; Song of Alaska

Twist Phelan Mysteries featuring Joe McGuinness, fresh out of law school in Arizona in the Pinnacle Peak Mysteries

Carly Phillips Real name: Karen Drogin. Contemporary romance–series: Simply; Hot zone; Costas Sisters; Chandler Brothers; Blaze

Christi Phillips Historical mysteries featuring historian Clare Donovan

Gary Phillips Mysteries--series feature: Ivan Monk, an African-American private investigator in Los Angeles, California; Martha Chainey, a courier for the corporate mob in Las Vegas, Nevada

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Romance & women's fiction–series: Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers

Adrian Phoenix Urban fantasy featuring vampire, rock star, begotten son of the fallen angel Lucien, Dante Baptiste

Nancy Pickard Mysteries featuring: Marie Lightfoot, true crime author; Jenny Cain, a Port Frederick, Massachusetts foundation director; Eugenia Potter, widowed chef in Maine and Arizona

Andrea Pickens Regency romances

Cathy Pickens Mysteries featuring S Carolina attorney Avery Andrews

Jodi Picoult Women's/domestic fiction

Barbara Pierce Historical romance-series: Carlisle family

Tamora Pierce Fantasy series for young adults: Song of The Lioness; Immortals; Circle of Magic; Circle Opens; Protector of the Small; Daughter of the Lioness; Circle reforged; Tortall

John Pilkington Mysteries--series: Thomas the Falconer medieval mysteries; Elizabethan

R J Pineiro Technothrillers

Stefanie Pintoff Mysteries featuring Simon Ziele, a former New York City police detective starting in 1905 Dobson, Westchester County, New York

David Pirie Mysteries featuring Arthur Doyle, a young doctor and Joseph Bell, a doctor and Doyle's mentor, in Edinburgh, Scotland

Jill Pitkeathley Historical novels about Jane Austen & her family

Neil Plakcy Mysteries featuring Kimo Kanapa'aka, a gay police detective in Honolulu, Hawaii

Berta Platas Blaktina–Black Latina, funny, sexy romances

Lisa Plumley Contemporary & historical romance--series: Perfect; Crabtree

Frederick Pohl Science fiction–series include: Undersea Eden; Starchild; Cuckoo; Eschaton; Heechee

Rhonda Pollero Mysteries-series features W Palm Beach paralegal Finley Anderson Tanner (FAT)

Julia Pomeroy Mysteries featuring widowed waitress Abby Silvernale in small-town Bantam NY

Kim Ponders Former Air Force combat pilot; military romance

Barbara Corrado Pope Mysteries featuring Bernard Martin, an investigating magistrate in late 19th Century France

Robin Popp Paranormal romance-series: Night slayer

Nikki Poppen Non-series historical romance, also under the pseudonym of Bronwyn Scott.

Beatrix Potter

Christine Poulson Mysteries featuring Cambridge professor Cassandra James

Jerry (Eugene) Pournelle Science fiction–series include: CoDominium; Janissaries; Heorot; Falkenberg's Legion; Jupiter; Golden Road

Jo-Ann Power Romance–series: American beauties. Me and Mr. Jones mysteries featuring Carly Wagner, a Texas congresswoman, and Mr. Jones, a bodyguard and private investigator, in Washington, DC. Written as Ann Crowleigh, mysteries featuring Miranda and Clare Clively in 1870s London, England.

Martha Powers Non-series suspense thrillers

Tim Powers Science fiction–series: Last call

David Poyer Nautical adventures–series: Tales of the Modern Navy; Hemlock County; deep-sea diver Tiller Galloway; Civil War at sea

Manjiri Prabhu Mysteries featuring Indian astrologer Sonia Samarth

Terry Pratchett Science fiction & fantasy–series include: Discworld; Bromeliad; Johnny Maxwell

T A Pratt Fantasy-series features kick-ass sorceress Marla Mason, the guardian of East Coast metropolis Felport

Michael Prescott Fantasy

Steven Pressfield Historical fiction–ancient Greece, mostly--series: Alexander the Great

Douglas Preston. Solo, non-series thrillers only

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. Thrillers--series feature: Margo Green, a natural history museum curator in New York City; FBI special agent Pendergast

Edgar Hoffman Price Classic fantasy

Cherie Priest Fantasy--series: Eden Moore; Clockwork century; Cheshire Red Peppers

Candice Proctor Historical romance; Sebastian St Cyr Regency mysteries, under the pseudonym of C S Harris.

Bill Pronzini Crime novels; "Nameless detective" series; mysteries featuring John Quincannon, 19th century private eye in San Francisco, California

Phillip Pullman Fantasy (for children–series: His Dark Materials); historical fiction for children (series: New Cut Gang); historical thrillers (series: Sally Lockhart)

Mary Monica Pulver, mysteries featuring Peter Brichter, police detective and Kori Price Brichter, horse breeder in Illinois. Writing as Monica Ferris, mysteries, some featuring: Betsy Devonshire, needlework shop owner in Excelsior, Minnesota. Writing as Margaret Frazer (joint pseudonym with daugher Gail Frazer), mysteries featuring--Sister Frevisse, a medieval nun in Oxfordshire, England; Joliffe, the leader of traveling players in 15th century England.

Ann Purser Series--"Round Ringford", dealing with English village life. Mysteries--series featuring English housecleaner Lois Mead

Mary Jo Putney Romances--historical, contemporary, fantasy. Historical series–Circle of friends; Stone Saint; Lost lord; Bride trilogy; Fallen angels; Silk trilogy; Regencies

Andrew Pyper Non-series thrillers

**Ellery Queen Classic American mysteries

Amada Quick, pseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz--mysteries, and Regency romantic suspense: series features Lavinia Lake and Tobias March, lovers and partners-in-crime investigators in Regency London, England; Vanza. Under real name, contemporary romance and myteries–series features Zoe Luce, psychic & interior decorator in Whispering Springs AZ; Eclipse Bay; Lost Colony; Gift; Ladies & legends. Other Romance pseudonyms: Jayne Bentley; Jayne Castle (futuristic/paranormal romance–series: St Helen's; Harmony; Guinevere Jones); Stephanie James

Monica Quill Mysteries featuring Mary Teresa Dempsey, 5'2'' 200-lb. nun in Chicago, Illinois: pseudonym of Ralph McInery

Julia Quinn Romance–series: Bridgerton; Agents for the Crown; Blydon; Lyndon Sisters; Two Dukes of Wyndham

Peter Quinn Mysteries featuring Fintan Dunne, a hard-boiled detective in pre-World War II New York City

Spencer Quinn, Chet and Bernie mysteries featuring Chet the dog, the faithful companion of private investigator Bernie Little. Pseudonym of Peter Abrahams, mysteries–series: Echo Falls, featuring Ingrid Levin-Hill, an eighth-grade Sherlock Holmes lover.

Qiu Xiaolong Mysteries featuring Inspector Chen in Shanghai

Jonathan Rabb Historical thrillers-series features German police inspector Nikolai Hoffner in the early 20th Century

Jean Rabe Fantasy–series: Finest; Five Senses; Game Books; Forgotten Realms--Harpers; Dragonlance--Age of Mortals; Dragonlance--Bridges of Time; Dragonlance--Dhamon Saga; Dragonlance--Dragons of a New Age; Dragonlance--Stonetellers; Sovereign Stone

Irene Radford Fantasy–series: Dragon nimbus; Merlin's descendants; Stargods. Under the pseudonym of P R Frost, urban fantasy featuring Tess Noncoire, fantasy writer and Warrior of the Celestial Blade. Under the pseudonym of C F Bentley, the Harmony science fiction/fantasy series

Kris Radish Women's fiction

Hugh C. Rae Mysteries featuring McCaig, detective inspector, later superintendent, in Scotland. Written as Robert Crawford [some titles reprinted as Hugh C. Rae], mysteries featuring Arthur Salisbury and Frank Shearer in England. Also mysteries written as Stuart Stern [joint pseudonym with S. Ungar]. Writing as James Albany, the Fighting Saga of SAS.

Keith Raffel Silicon Valley techno-thriller/mystery series

R T Raichev "Country house crime" mystery series featuring mystery writer Antonia Darcy and her husband, Maj. Hugh Payne

Debbie Raleigh Romance, regencies & paranormal--series: Marriage; Rose for 3 rakes; Wish trilogy; Vicar Humbly; Immortal rogues. Also historicals under Deborah Raleigh and a forthcoming contemporary vampire series under the pseudonym of Alexandra Ivy

Patrick Rambaud Historical fiction featuring Napoleon

Misa Ramirez Mysteries featuring Lola Cruz, a budding private investigator at Camacho and Associates, in Sacramento, California

Caro Ramsay Mysteries featuring Alan McAlpine, a detective inspector at Partickhill Station in Glasgow, Scotland

Frederick Ramsay Mysteries featuring Ike Schwartz, a sheriff in small town Picketsville, Virginia

Robert J(oseph) Randisi Mysteries–series: Joe Keough, NYPD detective in New York, New York; Miles Jacoby, boxer turned PI in New York, New York; Nick Delvecchio, PI in Brooklyn, New York; Gil Hunt, bookstore owner and Claire Hunt, local celebrity in St. Louis, Missouri; Rat Pack; Texas hold 'em. Westerns–series: Widowmaker trilogy; Sons of Daniel Shaye

Ian Rankin Mysteries. Series features John Rebus, detective sergeant in Edinburgh

Robert Rankin Humorous science fiction/fantasy–series: Brentford; Brightonomicon; Cornelius Murphy

Lev Raphael Mysteries featuring gay Minneapolis English professor Nick Hoffman

Jennifer Rardin Urban fantasy featuring belly dancer and CIA black-ops agent Jaz Parks

Alis A. Rasmussen Fantasy–Highroad trilogy. Under the pseudonym of Kate Elliot, fantasies–series: Crown of Stars; Jaran

Melanie Rawn Fantasy. Series: Dragon Prince; Dragon Star; Exiles

Deanna Raybourn Historical mysteries featuring Lady Julia Grey & PI Nicholas Brisbane in 1880s London

Derek Raymond "Godfather of British noir". Thrillers–Factory series featuring a police detective-sergeant in the Factory, Department A14 — Unexplained Deaths, in Soho, London, England. Also non-series thrillers under his real name, Robin William Arthur Cook.

Miss Read--Tales of village life in England. Pseudonym of Dora Jessie Saint.

Cornelia Read Mysteries featuring ex-debutante Madeline Dare

Elizabeth Redfern Historical mysteries–18th Century London

Mary Reed & Eric Mayer: Mysteries featuring John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian in Constantinople in 537

Matt Benyon Rees Mysteries featuring Omar Yussef, a 56-year-old schoolteacher in a Palestinian refugee camp, living in Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority

James Reese Non-series thrillers

Laura Reeve Military SF adventure featuring Ariane Kedros, a secret agent of the Consortium of Autonomous Worlds

Philip Reeve Kids' fantasy & historical–series: Hungry City Chronicles; Buster Bayliss; Larklight

Garfield & Judith Reeves-Stevens Science fiction–series: Chronicles of Galen Sword; Icefire; Star Trek--The Original Series; Alien Nation; Star Trek--Deep Space Nine; Star Trek--The Next Generation; Deep Space Nine--Millennium; Star Trek--The Academy

Ben Rehder Comic mysteries featuring John Marlin, game warden, and Herbert Mackey, a sheriff in Blanco County, Texas

Christopher Reich Mystery/thrillers–series features Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon with Doctors Without Borders working in the toughest parts of the world

Kathy Reichs Mysteries featuring Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist in the Province of Quebec, Canada

Van Reid The adventures of the Moosepath League in Maine

Matthew Reilly Australian writer of thrillers--series: Shane Schofield, leader of a team of Marines; Jack West, Jr., an adventurer from the Australian Outback; Hover car racer

**Mary Renault Historical romances involving ancient Greece

Eileen Rendahl Contemporary light romance

Ruth (Barbara) Rendell Psychological thrillers & mysteries featuring Reginald Wexford, chief inspector in Sussex, England, Pseudonym: Barbara Vine

Laura Resnick Science fiction–series: Chronicles of Sirkara; Esther Diamond. Romances under the pseudonym of Laura Leone.

Mike Resnick Science fiction. Series: Ganymede; Far Future History; Galactic Midway; Velvet Comet; Lucifer Jones; Galactic Comedy; Oracle; Widowmaker; Dragon America; Starship; Fables of Twilight

Shelly Reuben Mystery writer & former arson investigator

Alastair Reynolds Science fiction–series: Revelation Space

J D Rhoades Thrillers featuring bounty hunter Jack Keller

Jenna Rhodes Fantasy-series: Elven ways

Jewell Parker Rhodes Novel about New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau & a mystery series about her descendant, Marie Levant

Dolores Stewart Riccio Fantasy/paranormal--Divine Circle mystery series features a Wiccan coven

Anne Rice Fantasy/horror–series: Vampire Chronicles; Mayfair Witches; New Tales of the Vampires. Non-horror: Christ the lord; Songs of the Seraphim. Pseudonyms: A N Roquelaure, Sleeping Beauty series; Anne Rampling

Luanne Rice Women's fiction–series: Hubbard's Point/Black Hall; Star of the Sea Academy; Summer's child; Newport RI

T Dawn Richard Mysteries featuring senior sleuth May List on her own after 35 years of marriage

Linda Richards Mysteries–series feature: Madeline Carter, a former stockbroker in New York, turned day trader in Los Angeles, California; Kitty Pangborn, secretary to private eye Dexter J. Theroux, in 1930s Los Angeles, California

Kat Richardson Contemporary urban fantasy-series: Greywalker

Phil Rickman Mysteries featuring Merrily Watkins, an Anglican priest and single mom in northeast Herefordshire near the Welsh border

Laurie Viera Rigler Contemporary literary fantasy

Cynthia Riggs Mysteries featuring Victoria Trumbull, an astute 92-year old Vineyard native and deputy police officer, in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

James Oliver Rigney, Jr.--pseudonym Robert Jordan: fantasy--Conan; Wheel of Time

Judith Merkle Riley Historical fiction–Margaret of Ashbury Medieval series

Stella Rimington Former head of MI5--espionage thrillers featuring MI5 Intelligence officer Liz Carlyle

Mary Roberts Rinehart Classic mysteries

John Ringo Science fiction–series: Legacy of the Aldenata; Posleen; Council Wars; Kildar; Paladin of shadows; Special circumstances

Rick Riordan Mysteries–series features Jackson "Tres" Navarre, a Tai Chi master and unlicensed private investigator, in San Antonio, Texas. Fantasy for adults & kids–series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians; 36 clues

Ann Ripley Mysteries featuring Louise Eldridge, organic gardener TV host in Northern Virginia

Mike Ripley Mysteries–series features Fitzroy Maclean Angel, a trumpet-playing taxi driver in London, England. Non-series historical.

W L Ripley Mysteries featuring: Wyatt Storme, ex-NFL star, private investigator and Vietnam vet in N. Branson, Missouri; former Secret Service agent Cole Springer

Boris Riskin Mysteries featuring former English teacher Jake Wanderman

Mary Roach Popular science

Karen Robards Historical romance (series: Pirate; Banning Sisters), romantic suspense

**Candace Robb Medieval mysteries featuring: Owen Archer, Welsh spy for the Archbishop; Dame Margaret Kerr in 13th century Scotland

J D Robb--Pseudonym of Nora Roberts. Mysteries featuring Eve Dallas, homicide lieutenant in 21st Century New York, New York

Chris Roberson Fantasy/science fiction–series: Shark Boy And Lava Girl; Celestial Empire; X-Men; Warhammer 40,000--Dawn of War

Jennifer Roberson Fantasy & historical–series: Cheysuli; Sword-Dancer

Chris Roberson Science fiction–series: Shark Boy And Lava Girl

Barrie Roberts Mysteries--series: Sherlock Holmes

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

Gillian Roberts Mysteries featuring Amanda Pepper, high school teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Maddox Roberts Science fiction: series–Spacer, Act of God, Cingulum, Stormlands Conan stories, historical fiction, mysteries featuring former veteran LAPD cop Gabe Treloar, historical mysteries featuring would-be playboy son of an illustrious Roman family Decius Cecillius Metellus (SPQR)

Les Roberts Mysteries, featuring: Milan Jacovich, blue-collar Slovenian private eye with a master's degree in Cleveland, Ohio; Saxon, actor and private eye in Los Angeles, California

Lora Roberts Mysteries featuring: Liz Sullivan, freelance writer and organic gardener in Palo Alto, California; Bridget Montrose, a mother of small children in Palo Alto, California

Nora Roberts (Eleanor Marie Robertson Smith Wilder) Romance–series: Irish; Lindsay Dunne; MacGregor; Night; Cordina; Sacred sins; Hornblower; Stanislaski/Those Wild Ukrainians; Calhoun women; O'Hurley; Donovan legacy; Irish born; MacKade; Dream; Quinn brothers; Stars of Mithra; Gallagher's Pub; Three Sisters Island; Key; In the garden; Circle; Sign of 7; Bride/Vows. Under the pseudonym of J D Robb, mysteries featuring Eve Dallas, homicide lieutenant in 21st Century New York, New York

Craig Robertson Scottish thriller writer

Lane Robins Dark fantasy

Sari Robins Romantic adventure–series: Andersen Hall Orphanage

Jeremy Robinson Thrillers–series: Chess Team Adventure

Kevin Robinson Mysteries featuring Stick Foster, paraplegic newspaper reporter in Orlando, Florida

Kim Stanley Robinson Fantasy & science fiction. Series: 3 Californias; Mars; Capitol Code

**Lynda S Robinson Historical mysteries set in Egypt during the reign of King Tut

Patrick Robinson Naval technothrillers

Peter Robinson Mysteries featuring Alan Banks, Eastvale detective chief inspector in Yorkshire, England

Spider Robinson Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Callahan; Stardance; Deathkiller

Michael Robotham Former investigative journalist–mysteries featuring: Joseph O'Loughlin, a psychologist, and Vincent Ruiz, a detective inspector, in London, England

Justina Robson Science fiction-series: Quantum gravity

Kinley Roby Mysteries featuring PI & amateur painter Harry Brock, living on a small island of SW Florida

C.F. Roe Mysteries featuring Jean Montrose, physician, in Scotland

Caroline Roe Mysteries featuring Isaac, blind physician and Bishop Berenguer, bishop in 1350s Girona, Spain; written as Medora Sale, featuring John Sanders, police detective and Harriet Jeffries, photographer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rosemary Rogers Romance–series: Morgan/Challenger; Logan

**Michael Scott Rohan Fantasy. Series: Winter of the world; Spiral

David Rollins Supernatural suspense--series feature: Sergeant Tom Wilkes, Australian Special Air Service; Special Agent Vin Cooper of the US Office of Special Investigations

James Rollins Thrillers--series features the killer PHDs of Sigma Force

A E/Alex Echevarria Roman Mysteries featuring Chico Santana, a wisecracking private investigator on the outs with his wife, in the Bronx, New York

Elliott Roosevelt Mysteries. Series feature: his Mom, 1st Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; Blackjack Endicott, in 1940s Washington, D.C

Karen Rose Romantic suspense--series features Special Agent Daniel Vartanian

M J Rose Erotica & suspense/mysteries–series features Dr. Morgan Snow, a sex therapist in the Butterfield Institute in New York City

Dorothy & Sidney Rosen Mysteries featuring Belle Appleman, a Jewish immigrant and garment worker, during the Great Depression in Boston, Massachusetts

Joel Rosenberg Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Metsada Mercenary Corps; Guardians of the Flame; D'Shai; Keepers of the Hidden Ways; Last Jihad; Sparky Hemingway

Joel C Rosenberg (the other Joel Rosenberg) Political thrillers

Nancy Taylor Rosenberg Mysteries featuring: Lily Forrester, a Assistant District Attorney in southern California; Joanne Kuhlman, a prosecutor for Ventura County, California

Mary Rosenblum Science fiction. Under the pseudonym of Mary Freeman, Gardening mysteries featuring Rachel O'Connor, a landscaper in Blossom OR.

Arthur Rosenfeld Thrillers–series: Max Diamond; Xenon Pearl Martial Arts Thrillers

David Rosenfelt Mysteries featuring Andy Carpenter, an attorney in Paterson, New Jersey

Pam Rosenthal Erotic historical romance. Under the pseudonym of Molly Weatherfield, S&M erotica.

Sara Rosett Mom Zone mysteries featuring Air Force wife Ellie Avery in Washington State

Ann B Ross Series features Miss Julia, a Southern widow with perfect manners and a taste for trouble

Deborah Ross Fantasy–series: Clingfire; Children of Kings (chosen by Marion Zimmer Bradley to continue the Darkover novels). Writing as Deborah Wheeler, non-series fantasy

**Kate Ross Mysteries featuring Julian Kestrel, dandy-about-town in 1820s London, England

Rosemary Rowe Mystery series features Libertus, a mosaicist and an expert in puzzles and patterns, in the ancient Roman town of Glevum (now Gloucester)

Stephanie Rowe Paranormal and comedic romance-series: Goblet of eternal youth

Michelle Rowen Paranormal romance–series: Immortality Bites; Demon Princess; Living in Eden; Wrong Bed

Laura Joh Rowland Mysteries featuring: Sano Ichiro, a samurai and private investigator for the shogun in Edo, Japan; Charlotte Bronte

Betty Rowlands Mysteries featuring: Melissa Craig, British crime novelist in the Cotswolds; Sukey Reynolds, a police photographer in England

**J K Rowling Harry Potter fantasy series

Pauline Rowson Mysteries featuring DI Andy Horton; non-series Maine mysteries

Priscilla Royal Mysteries featuring Eleanor, Prioress of Tyndal in 11th century East Anglia

S J Rozan Mysteries-series features Lydia Chin, a 30-something Chinese American private eye, and Bill Smith, a 40-something Army brat private eye in New York City

Greg Rucka Mysteries/thrillers featuring: Atticus Kodiak, a bodyguard in New York, New York; Tara Chace, a Special Intelligence Service agent working as an assassin is featured in the Queen & Country series

Rudy Rucker Science fiction--series: Ware; Postsingular

Brian Ruckley Epic fantasy-series: Godless world

Kristine Kathryn Rusch Fantasy & science fiction–series: Fey; Tenth Planet; Black Throne; Roswell; Retrieval Artist (Not included are Star Trek & other shared series)

Sheldon Rusch Mystery/thrillers featuring Special Agent Elizabeth Hewitt of the Illinois State Police

Kirk Russell John Marquez eco-crime thrillers

Mary Doria Russell Science fiction, historical

Sean Russell Epic fantasy--series: Initiate Brother; Moontide & magic rise; River into darkness; Swans' war. Under the pseudonym of S Thomas Russell, Charles Hayden 18th Century naval adventures.

Sheldon Russell Mystery series features Hook Runyon, a railroad detective in mid-1940s Oklahoma

Alan Rustage--mysteries featuring Inspector Blackstone, in Victorian England and the Empire. Under the pseudonym of Sally Spencer, mysteries–series: Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend, in an English village; Monika Paniatowski, Charlie Woodend’s protégé and successor in a village in England; Marston Trilogy; London books. Written as James García Woods, mysteries featuring Inspector Paco Ruiz, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, in Madrid, Spain

Edward Rutherfurd Historical fiction--series: Dublin saga

Annelise Ryan, mysteries featuring Mattie Winston, a nurse turned deputy coroner, in the fictional small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin. Pseudonym of Beth Amos, non-series books of suspense.

Chris Ryan Thrillers–series: Geordie Sharp; Alpha Force; Matt Browning; Code Red

P B Ryan Gilded Age Mysteries featuring Nell Sweeney, a governess in post-Civil-War Boston, Massachusetts

**Rafael Sabatini Classic swashbucklers, many turned into Errol Flynn movies

Fred Saberhagen Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Berserker; Empire of the East; Vlad Tepes; Book of Swords; Book of the Lost Swords; Books of the Gods

Nick Sagan Carl's son: Science fiction

Michelle Sagara, fantasy–series: Sundered; Chronicles of Elantra. Under the pseudonym of Michelle West, fantasy-–series: Sacred hunt; Sun sword; House wars.

Dora Jessie Saint Tales of village life in England under the pseudonym of Miss Read.

Roxanne St Claire Romance & romantic suspense–series: Bullet Catchers; Ashton Dynasty. Chick lit under the pseudonym of Rocki St Claire

Tina St John Medieval & paranormal romances

Lilith Saintcrow Dark paranormal fantasy/romance--series: Dark Watcher; Dante Valentine, necromancer; Society; Jill Kismet; Steelflower chronicles

Don Sakers Science fiction

James Sallis Mysteries--series feature: Lew Griffin, a black private investigator in New Orleans, Louisiana; John Turner, an ex-cop, ex-con, ex-psychotherapist, now deputy sheriff in Cripple Creek, Tennessee

Jessica Amanda Salmonson Fantasy: Tomoe Gozen series only

Anna Salter Mysteries--series feature: VT forensic psychologist Michael Stone; forensic psychologist & synesthete Breeze Copens

R(obert) A(nthony) Salvatore Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Chronicles of Ynis Aielle; Spearwielder's Tales; Crimson Shadow; Demon Wars; Demon Wars, 2nd Saga; Icewind Dale; DarkElf; Cleric Quintet; Legacy of the Drow; Paths of Darkness; Star Wars; Star Wars–New Jedi Order; Hunter's Blades; Saga of the first king; Stone of Tymora

Fay Sampson Celtic fantasy for adults & children–series: Finnglas; Daughter of Tintagel; Suzie Fewings

Lisa Samson Christian historical & contemporary romance--series: Highlanders historical romance; Abbey historical romance; Hollywood nobody

Lawrence Sanders Mysteries–series featuring: Arch McNally, playboy private eye in Palm Beach, FL; Edward X "Iron Balls" Delaney, retired Chief of Detectives in NYC; Peter Tangent, troubleshooter for an American oil company in Africa; Timothy Cone, Wall Street financial detective

Brandon Sanderson Fantasy–series: Mistborn; Alcatraz

John Sandford Real name: John Camp. Mysteries featuring: (Prey) Lucas Davenport, police detective and war games designer in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Kidd, a computer whiz and LuEllen, a thief in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Anna Batory (pronounced ba-TOR-ee), TV news video freelancer in Los Angeles, California; Virgil Flowers, thrice-divorced, affable member of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), who reports to Lucas Davenport

Lynsay Sands Argenau vampire series; Bite; historical & contemporary romance

Eve Sandstrom Mysteries–series feature: Nell Matthews, a newspaper reporter, and Mike Svenson, a police officer, in Grantham, Oklahoma; Sam Titus, a sheriff, and Nicky Titus, a photographer and wife, in Holton, Oklahoma, in the Down Home mysteries. Written as JoAnna Carl, Chocaholic mysteries featuring Lee McKinney, a divorcee who returns to Michigan to work for her aunt's chocolate business.

C J Sansom Mysteries: series features hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake in 16th Century England

Ian Sansom Mobile Library mysteries featuring Israel Armstrong, a Jewish vegetarian from London, in charge of a mobile library in the village of Tumdrum, Northern Ireland

Jonathan Santlofer Mysteries featuring: art history PhD & sometimes NYPD cop Kate McKinnon; Nate Rodriguez, a talented NYPD police sketch artist in New York City

Pamela Sargent Science fiction–series: Watchstar; Venus

Al Sarrantonio Horror thrillers & science fiction–series: Novel of the West; Five Worlds. Mysteries featuring private investigator Jack Paine, a retired cop who operates in the Yonkers area of New York.

Walter Satterthwait Historical mysteries featuring; Houdini; Ernest Hemingway & Gertrude Stein; Lizzie Borden; Oscar Wilde. New Mexico mysteries featuring Santa Fe PI Joshua Croft

John Saul Horror/suspense–series: Blackstone Chronicles

Mary Saums Mysteries featuring: Willie Taft, a former backup singer and private investigator, in the South; Jane Thistle, a British lady, and Phoebe Twigg, a Southern lady, both widows in their 60s, in Tullulah, Alabama

Julian Jay Savarin Science fiction & fantasy–series: Lemmus; Gordon Gallagher; MacAllister; Muller & Pappenheim thrillers

Robert J Sawyer Canadian writer of science fiction & fantasy. Series: Quintaglio Ascension; Neanderthal Parallax; WWW

**Dorothy Leigh Sayers Mysteries--series: Lord Peter Wimsey; Montague Egg, an unassuming wine salesman, in England

**Steven Saylor Historical mysteries set in late Roman Republic/early Empire featuring Gordianus the Finder

John Scalzi Science fiction–series: Old man's war

Elizabeth (Ann) Scarborough Fantasy & science fiction–series: Argonia; Songkiller; Cleopatra

Simon Scarrow Roman historicals featuring Cato; Revolution

Harold Schechter Mysteries featuring Edgar Allen Poe

Michael Schiefelbein Vampire fiction–series: Vampire

Bernhard Schlink Mysteries–series features Gerhard Self, a former public prosecutor during the Nazi era, now a private investigator in his late 60s, in 1980s Mannheim, in the newly unified Germany

James H Schmitz Science fiction

Ken Scholes Epic fantasy-series: Psalms of Isaak

Robin Schone Erotic romance

Tom Schreck Mysteries featuring Duffy Dombrowski, an Elvis-loving boxer and social worker, and his basset hound, Al, in a town near New York City

Joe Schreiber Star Wars, non-series horror

Karl Schroeder Science fiction–series: Virga

Aileen Schumacher Travers & Alvarez El Paso mysteries

Theresa Schwegel Standalone mysteries

Sandra Scoppettone Mysteries featuring: Lauren Laurano, a lesbian private investigator in Manhattan, New York; Faye Quick, female PI in 1940s New York City

Amanda Scott Contemporary, historical & Regency romance–series: Border Trilogy; Bath; Highland; Dangerous; Secret Clan

Ariana Scott. Pseudonym of Elizabeth Adler, non-series romance & romantic suspense

Bronwyn Scott, non-series historical romance. Pseudonym of Nikki Poppen

Justin Scott Mysteries/thrillers–series features Wall Street financier turned Newbury CT realtor Ben Abbott. Under the pseudonym of Paul Garrison, sea stories

Manda Scott Mysteries & historical fantasy. Mysteries feature Kellen Stewart, a therapist and a lesbian in Great Britain; Detective Inspector Orla Maccleod, undercover in Glasgow, Scotland. Historical fantasy features Boudica, Celtic female opponent of the Romans in 1st Century Britain

Melissa Scott Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Silence Leigh; Point

Martin Scott, Thraxas fantasy series. Pseudonym of Martin Millar , Scottish writer.

Michael Scott Irish writer of fantasy, science fiction & horror for adults & young adults–series: Tales from the Land of Erin; Tales of the Bard; De Dannan; Judith; Other World; Merchant Prince; Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

Paul (Mark) Scott Historical fiction, mostly in India--series: Jewel in the crown

Robert Scott Fantasy–Eldarn sequence

Susan Holloway Scott Historical fiction. Under the pseudonym of Miranda Jarrett, historical romance–series: Sparhawks; Fairbournes of Cape Cod; Georgian; Lordly Claremonts; Penny House

Sir Walter Scott Classic adventures in Scotland

Lisa Scottoline Mysteries featuring the Philadelphia all-women law firm Rosato & Associates

**Kate Sedley Medieval mysteries featuring Roger the Chapman

Lisa See Historical fiction set in China and mysteries–series features Liu Hulan, a Chinese police inspector, and David Stark, an American attorney, combining talents to solve mysteries in China

Maggie Sefton Mysteries-series feature: Kelly Flynn, previously with a fear of needles, who is now learning to knit at the House of Lambspun, in Ft. Connor, Colorado; Kate Doyle, a realtor in Colorado

M R Sellars Paranormal mysteries featuring Rowan Gant, a Wiccan in St Louis MO

Andrea Semple Romantic comedy

Melissa Senate Chick-lit/Contemporary romance

Barbara Seranella Mysteries featuring: Munch Mancini, 1970s ex-druggie and jailbird in Los Angeles, California; Charlotte Lyon, expert in crisis management (Note: the author died 1/2007)

Tim Severin Non-fiction about the history of exploration; fiction--series: Viking

Gerald Seymour Non-series thrillers

Jeff Shaara American historical fiction, set in the Revolutionary, Civil War & Mexican War eras

Sarah Shaber Mysteries featuring Raleigh NC professor of history Simon Shaw

Jill Shalvis Romance–series: American heroes; Men of courage; Forrester Square; Trueblood Texas; Bachelor's bed; Cooper's Corner; Paris or bust; South Village singles; Intimate moments; Bare essentials; Wrong bed; Red hot Royals; Men of chance; Anderson twins; Firefighters; Do not disturb; Way out West; Sky High Air; Adrenaline rush

Laurence Shames Humorous mysteries set in Key West, FL

Darren Shan Pseudonym of Darren O'Shaughnessy. Young adult horror/fantasy–series: Saga of Darren Shan; Demonata; City; Saga of Larten Crepsley

Colleen Shannon Romance

Harry Shannon Mystery/thrillers-series features Mick Callahan, ex-SEAL turned therapist/talk show host in Dry Wells NV

John Shannon Mysteries featuring Jack Liffey, a private investigator in Los Angeles

Deborah Sharp Mace Bauer Southern mystery series

Zoe Sharp Thrillers featuring tough girl Charlie Fox--Dates are for original UK publication

**William Shatner Non-fiction, science fiction & fantasy–series: Tek, featuring Jake Cardigan; Quest for Tomorrow; Star Trek

Catherine Shaw Mysteries featuring Vanessa Duncan, a schoolteacher in late 19th century Cambridge, England

Maggie Shayne Wiccan. Series: Twilight; Fairies of Shara; Texas Brands; Eternity; Oklahoma All-Girl Brands; Secrets of Shadow Falls

Robert Sheckley Science fiction–series include: Victim; Hob Draconian

James Sheehan Legal thrillers featuring Jack Tobin, a lawyer who made his fortune defending insurance companies, now committed strictly to defending men sentenced to Florida's death row

Rick Shefchik Sports mysteries featuring sports sleuth Sam Skarda

Charles Sheffield Science fiction. Series: Proteus; Heritage Universe; Cold as Ice; Jupiter

Jeff Shelby Mysteries featuring surfer & PI Noah Braddock

Connie Shelton Mysteries featuring Charlie (Charlotte) Parker, a Certified Public Accountant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lucius Shepard Cyberpunk & science fiction

Joel Shepherd Military science fiction, featuring Cdr. Cassandra Sandy Kresnov, a GI genetically engineered to be a crack soldier and spy

Mike Shepherd Military science fiction featuring Lt Kris Longknife

Michael W. Sherer Mysteries–series features Emerson Ward, a freelance writer in Chicago, Illinois

David Sherman Military fiction (series: Night fighters, set in Vietnam) and military science fiction (series: Starfist; Demontech; Starfist--Force Recon

Josepha Sherman Science fiction & fantasy only–series: Prince of the Sidhe. Not listed are shared series contributed to.

Will Shetterly Fantasy

Sharon Shinn Fantasy/science fiction/romance–series: Samaria; Safe-keepers; 12 Houses

John Shirley Science fiction–series: Song called youth. Under the pseudonym of D B Drumm, the Traveler series

Linn Sholes Thrillers featuring journalist Cotten Stone; pre-historical romance under the pseudonym of Lynn Armistead McKee

Sharon Short Mysteries featuring: Josie Toadfern, a stain expert and laundromat owner in Paradise, Ohio; Patricia Delaney, a private investigator in Cincinnati, Ohio

Gena Showalter Paranormal romance

Seymour Shubin Mysteries

George Shuman Mysteries featuring blind Philadelphia psychic Sherry Moore

Harry Sidebottom Historical fiction–series: Warrior of Rome

Steven Sidor Thrillers

James Siegel Humorous thrillers

Javier Sierra "Da Vinci code"-like historical mysteries

Jeffrey Siger Mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis of the Greek Police's Special Crimes Division

Scott Sigler Science fiction/horror/thrillers-series: Silent Death--the Next Millennium

Yrsa Sigurdardottir Mysteries featuring Thora Gudmundsdottir, a lawyer in Reykjavik, Iceland

Daniel Silva Mysteries featuring: Michael Osbourne, CIA agent in Washington D.C; Gariel Allon, an art restorer and Israeli secret agent

Eve Silver Historical, & paranormal romance–series: Compact of Sorcerors. Under the pseudonym of Eve Kenin, futuristic romance–series: Shomi

Robert Silverberg Science fiction & fantasy only–series: Majipoor. Pseudonyms: David Osborne; Calvin M Knox

Roger Silverwood Science fiction–D.I. Angel mysteries

Alastair Sim Scottish writer of non-series suspense

Clifford Simak Science fiction

Georges Simenon Mysteries; mostly Maigret

Dan Simmons Science fiction. Series: Hyperion; Joe Kurtz

Clea Simon Mysteries featuring: Theda Krakow, a cat-loving, freelance writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Dulcie Schwartz, a Harvard doctoral candidate living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the ghost of her cat Mr. Grey

Sheila Simonson Mysteries–series feature: Lark Dodge, a bookseller in Shoalwater, Washington; Rob Neill, a sheriff's investigator, and Meg McLean, a librarian, in the Latouche County mysteries

Donna Lea Simpson Regency, time-travel, contemporary and paranormal-historical romances & mysteries– series: Lady Anne; Awaiting

Patricia Simpson Paranormal romances--series: Forbidden Tarot

Elizabeth Sims Mysteries featuring: gay sometime crime writer & sleuth Lillian Byrd in Detroit MI; Rita Farmer, a struggling single mother taking bit acting roles to help pay for law school, in Los Angeles

Linnea Sinclair Science fiction & fantasy

Randy Singer Christian legal thrillers

Nalini Singh Romance & paranormal romance–series: Psy-changelings

Michael Siverling Midnight Detective Agency mysteries featuring mother and son Victoria & Jason Wilder

David Skibbins Mysteries featuring Tarot card reader and former 60s radical Warren Ritter

Judith Skillings Mysteries featuring reporter Rebecca Moore

Gloria Dale Skinner Non-series romance, also under the pseudonym of Amelia Grey

Robert Skinner Mysteries featuring Wesley Farrell, passing for white, a nightclub owner in 1930's New Orleans, Louisiana

Edward Sklepowich Mysteries featuring Urbino McIntyre, an American expatriate writer and amateur sleuth, and his friend Barbara, Countess da Capo-Zendrini, in Venice, Italy

Beth Skom Mysteries featuring Beth Austin, an English professor at Midwestern University in 1940s Illinois

Christina Skye Regency & Victorian historical romances, contemporary romantic suspense, Drayscott Abbey series; Code name

Joanna Campbell Slan Mysteries featuring Kiki Lowenstein, newly widowed mother of a young daughter, working in a scrapbooking store, Time in a Bottle, in St. Louis, Missouri, in the Scrap-N-Craft series

Susan Slater Mysteries featuring: Benson (Ben) Pecos, a 26-year-old Tewa Pueblo and a reservation medical investigator in New Mexico; Dan Mahoney, an insurance investigator in Tatum, New Mexico

Karin Slaughter Mysteries featuring: Dr. Sara Linton, a pediatrician and coroner in Grant County, Georgia; Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in Atlanta, Georgia

William Sleator Children's mystery, fantasy & science fiction

Bertrice Small Historical romance & fantasy–series: Skye O'Malley; Skye's leagacy; World of Hetar; Friarsgate inheritance; Channel; Border chronicles

Phyllis Smallman Mysteries featuring Sherri Travis, self-proclaimed "white trash" and a bartender in the small beach town of Jacaranda, Florida

Alexa Smart, historical romance. Pseudonym of Diane A S Stuckart, mysteries featuring Leonardo da Vinci. Historical romance under the pseudonym of Anna Gerard.

Patricia Smiley Mysteries featuring LA business consultant Tucker Sinclair

Anne Easter Smith Historical fiction

April Smith Mysteries-series features FBI agent Ana Grey

Cordwainer Smith Science fiction--series: Norstrilia

E E (Edward Elmer) "Doc" Smith Classic science fiction. Series: Lensman; Skylark; Subspace; Family d'Alembert; Lord Tedric

Frank A Smith Mysteries featuring: Neil Paget, a crotchety DCI in Shropshire, England; Ian Pepper, a Canadian police superintendent in Toronto, Ontario

Janet L Smith Pacific NW mysteries, featuring Annie MacPherson, a bright young lawyer working in Seattle

Julie Smith Mysteries featuring: Skip Langdon, a policewoman in New Orleans; Talba Wallis (aka Baroness de Pontalba), a black poet and computer expert New Orleans; Rebecca Schwartz, a Jewish feminist lawyer in San Francisco; Paul MacDonald, ex-reporter and mystery writer in San Francisco

Martin Cruz Smith Mysteries only. Series featuring Arkady Renko, police officer in Moscow, Russia, and Roman Grey, Gypsy art dealer in New York, New York

Maureen Smith African-American romance writer–series: Top Secret--Romance on the Run

Sherwood Smith Science fiction & fantasy–series: Wren; Exordium; Crown and Court Duel; Voyage of the Basset; Earth - Final Conflict; Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda

Susan Arnout Smith Thrillers featuring forensic biologist Grace Descano

Tom Rob Smith Mysteries featuring ex-Soviet secret policeman Leo Demidov in Moscow in the 1950s

Wilbur (Addison) Smith Historical fiction, often in Africa. Series: Courtneys; Ballantyne; Egyptian

Jeri Smith-Ready Dark & urban fantasy-series: Aspect of crow; WKVMP Radio

Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events

Thomas Sniegoski Science fiction & fantasy–series: Fallen; Sleeper Conspiracy; Remy Chandler; Owlboy; Brimstone Network

Faye Snowden Mysteries: series features Sidney Adamson McCalastar, an attorney in Littleton, Mississippi

Maria Snyder Fantasy-series features former food taster and reluctant mage Yelena Zaltana

Midori Snyder Science fiction/Fantasy. Series: Oran

Alexandra Sokoloff Non-series horror/mysteries

Linda Sole Sarah Beaufort mysteries; Family feud; non-series romance, also under the pseudonyms of Lynn Granville & Juliana Linden

Stephen Solomita Mysteries–series features Stanley Moodrow, a cop turned private investigator, in New York City. Under the pseudonym of David Cray, mysteries–series features Julie Brennan, a NYPD detective in New York City

Annie Solomon Romantic suspense

Mehmet Murat Somer Turkish Delight mysteries featuring a nameless transvestite nightclub hostess, and computer technician by day, in Istanbul, Turkey (dates are for original publication)

Justin Somper "Vampirates" young adult horror series

Troy Soos Mysteries featuring: Mickey Rawlings, 1910s journeyman second baseman; Rebecca Davies, a child of privilege runs a home for desperate women and Marshall Webb, Rebecca's beau, a freelance reporter for Harper's Weekly who secretly pens dime novels

Maris Soule Romantic suspense

Sheri Cobb South Romance–series: Weaver Takes a Wife; Sweet Dreams. John Pickett historical mysteries.

Roz Southey Mysteries featuring Charles Patterson, a determined but impoverished musician in 18th century Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Muriel Spark Scottish fiction author

Kerrelyn Sparks Non-series romantic suspense set during the Revolutionary War; non-series comic vampire romance

Terry Spear Medieval suspense & urban paranormal–series: Highlander; Heart of the Wolf

Jessica Speart Mysteries featuring Rachel Porter, U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent in New Orleans

John Speed Novels set in 17th Century India

Sally Spencer, pseudonym of Alan Rustage, mysteries–series: Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend, in an English village; Marston Trilogy; London books. Under the name of Alan Rustage, mysteries featuring Inspector Blackstone, in Victorian England and the Empire. Written as James García Woods, mysteries featuring Inspector Paco Ruiz, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, in Madrid, Spain.

Wen Spencer Fantasy--series feature: Ukiah Oregon, raised by wolves, civilized by lesbians, now PI & expert tracker in Pittsburgh; girl genius inventor Tinker in a near-future Pittsburgh, which exists mostly in Faerie

Julia Spencer-Fleming Mysteries featuring Clare Fergusson, ex-Army helicopter pilot & newly-ordained Episcopal priest and Russ Van Alystyne, Chief of Police in Millers Kill, New York

Peter Spiegelman Mysteries featuring 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

Mickey Spillane Mysteries/thrillers–series feature: Mike Hammer, a private eye in New York City; Tiger Mann, a spy in New York City

Erica Spindler Thrillers, mostly non-series: series–Blossoms of the South; Stacy Killian; Kitt Lundgren

Tony Spinosa, mysteries featuring former legendary NYPD narcotics detective turned truck driver Joe Serpe. Pseudonym of Reed Farrell Coleman, mysteries–series feature: Dylan Klein, an insurance investigator in New York City; Moe (Moses) Prager, an ex-cop private investigator in 1980s New York City.

Norman Spinrad Non-series science fiction

Gretchen Sprague Mysteries--series features retired lawyer Martha Patterson

Nancy Springer Fantasy for adults & kids--series: Book of the Isle; Sea King; Rowan Hood; Enola Holmes kids' mystery series

Patricia Houck Sprinkle Mysteries featuring: Sheila Travis, Atlanta publicist; MacLaren Yarbrough, business owner & magistrate in Hopemore, GA; Katharine Murray finds strange events in the past in the Family Tree mysteries

Susan Squires Historical & paranormal romance–series: Vikings; Companion Vampires

Dana Stabenow Fantasy/science fiction–series: Star Svensdotter. Mysteries–series feature: Kate Shugak, a native Alaskan ex-DA investigator; Liam Campbell, Alaskan State Trooper in Newenham, Alaska

Brian M Stableford Science fiction. Series: Realms of Tartarus; Genesys Legend; Dies Irae; Hooded Swan; Daedalus; Asgard trilogy; Werewolves trilogy

Lyndon Stacey Animal portraitist and writer of mysteries involving animals, usually horses

Susannah Stacey Mysteries featuring Inspector Robert Bone, widowed British police inspector; under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Eyre, mysteries featuring Sigismondo da Roca, Italian agent of a Renaissance duke

Michael Stackpole Science fiction. Series: Dark Conspiracy; Realms of Chaos; DragonCrown War; Star Wars--X-Wing; Star Wars– X-Wing Rogue Squadron; Star Wars; Star Wars– New Jedi Order; BattleTech--Mechwarrior Dark Age

Will Staeger Espionage thrillers featuring quasi-retired, Virgin Islands-based CIA operative W Cooper

Les Standiford Non-fiction, mysteries–series features John Deal, Miami building contractor

J B Stanley Mysteries–series: James "Professor Puff" Henry, a divorced librarian, in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in the Supper Club mysteries; Molly Appleby, a writer for Collector's Weekly magazine, in North Carolina and Virginia, in the Collectible mysteries

Kelli Stanley Mysteries-series feature: Arcturus, the Roman governor's doctor and investigator, in 83 AD Londinium, Britain; Miranda Corbie, private investigator, Spanish Civil War nurse, and ex-escort, in 1940s San Francisco, California

Michael Stanley Pseudonym of S African writers Michael Sears & Stanley Trollip. Mysteries featuring David Bengu, a large assistant police superintendent known as "Kubu" (hippopotamus), in Botswana

Domenic Stansberry Thrillers--series features Dante Mancuso, a private investigator, AKA the Pelican, in the North Beach area of San Francisco, California

Mary Stanton, Kids' books--series: Heavenly Horse; Piper at the Gate; Unicorns of Balinor; mysteries featuring Brianna Winston-Beaufort, a lawyer who inherits a haunted law firm, in Savannah, Georgia. Under the pseudonym of Claudia Bishop, mysteries--series feature: Sarah Quilliam, an inn owner, and Meg Quilliam, a chef, in Hemlock Falls, New York; Austin McKenzie, a veterinarian, and his wife Madeline, in Trumansburg in upstate New York.

Jason Starr Non-series mysteries set in NY City–also books co-authored with Ken Bruen

Mel/Melvin Starr Medieval mysteries featuring Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of Lord Gilbert Talbot's manor at Bampton, England

**Christopher Stasheff Fantasy & science fiction–series include: Warlock of Gramarye; Rogue Wizard; Wizard in Rhyme; Starship Troupers; Warlock's Heirs; Star Stone

Carsten Staub--true crime, non-series mysteries. Under the pseudonym of David Stone, thrillers featuring Micah Dalton, a "cleaner" for the CIA, roaming the world to fix up Company messes

Wendy Corsi Staub Suspense–series: CJ (The Loop); Campus Life 101; Turning 17; Lily Dale. Under the pseudonym of Wendy Morgan, suspense–series: Obsession. Under the pseudonym of Wendy Markham, contemporary romance/chick-lit.

Danielle Steel Non-series romance. For kids–series: Max and Martha; Freddie

Allen Steele Science fiction--series: Coyote; Near space

Peter Steiner Thrillers featuring Louis Morgon, a Middle East policy expert dismissed from the CIA, taking refuge in France

Olen Steinhauer Mysteries featuring: Emil Brod, Ferenc Kolyeszar, Brano Sev, and other police and intelligence agents in Communist-era Eastern Europe; Milo Weaver, a field agent with the CIA’s clandestine Department of Tourism

Charlie Stella Crime fiction

Neal Stephenson Cyberpunk & science fiction. Series: Baroque Cycle

**Bruce Sterling Cyberpunk & science fiction–series: Mechanist Shapers

Stuart Stern, mysteries. Joint pseudonym of S. Ungar & Hugh C. Rae, mysteries featuring McCaig, detective inspector, later superintendent, in Scotland. Written as Robert Crawford [some titles reprinted as Hugh C. Rae], mysteries featuring Arthur Salisbury and Frank Shearer in England. Writing as James Albany, the Fighting Saga of SAS.

Rosemary Stevens Mysteries featuring Beau Brummell, the arbiter of fashion in the Regency era of Great Britain

Jane (Barbara) Stevenson Fiction & mysteries

**Robert Louis Stevenson Classics of travel & English literature

Chris Stewart Techno-thrillers

Mariah Stewart Romantic suspense--series: Dead, Truth

**Mary Stewart Classic non-series mysteries: Fantasy--Merlin series

Sean Stewart Canadian science fiction/fantasy author

Vicki Stiefel Mysteries featuring Tally Whyte, who counsels the families of homicide victims at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (aka The Grief Shop) in Boston, Massachusetts

Maggie Stiefvater YA fantasy–series: Wolves of Mercy Falls

S M Stirling Science fiction–series: 5th Millenium; Draka; Island in the sea of time; Dies the fire; T2; Change

John Stith Science fiction

Jon Stock Espionage/thrillers–series features Daniel Marchant, a suspended MI-6 agent trying to clear his father's reputation as former head of MI-6, in the globetrotting Legoland (MI-6 headquarters) trilogy

Julian Stockwin Thomas Kydd historical naval adventure

David Stone Thrillers featuring Micah Dalton, a "cleaner" for the CIA, roaming the world to fix up Company messes. Pseudonym of Carsten Staub--true crime, non-series mysteries.

Eric Stone Thrillers featuring Ray Sharp, an American expatriate journalist and detective, in East Asia

Jean Stone Romance-series: 2nd chances

Jonathan Stone Mysteries--series features Julian Palmer, a police lieutenant, and Winston Edwards, a former cop in Troy, New York

Nick Stone Mysteries featuring ex-cop turned PI Max Mingus in Miami & Haiti

Rebecca Stott Historical mysteries

**Rex Stout Classic American mysteries–series feature: Nero Wolfe, obese PI & gourmet in New York City & his assistant, Archie Goodwin; (William) Tecumseh (Sherman) Fox, a detective in New York,

Andy Straka Mysteries-series features Frank Pavlicek, an ex-NYPD cop, now a private investigator and falconer, in Charlottesville, Virginia

Marc Strange Mysteries featuring Joe Grundy, an ex-boxer, chief of security at the Lord Douglas Hotel, in Vancouver, British Columbia; Orwell Brennan, police chief in rural Dockerty, Ontario, Canada

Sarah Strohmeyer Mysteries–series features Bubbles Yablonsky, a hairdresser/journalist in Lehigh, Pennsylvania; non-series romance

Charles Stross Science fiction–series: Singularity sky; Merchant Princes; Laundry files

Jonathan Stroud Fantasy--series: Bartimaeus

Anne Stuart Paranormal & Gothic romance—series: Demon Count; Catspaw; Maggie Bennett; Gowns Of White; Men of Mystery; Ice; House of Rohan;

Diane A S Stuckart Mysteries featuring Leonardo da Vinci. Historical romance under the pseudonym of Anna Gerard; Historical romance under the pseudonym of Alexa Smart.

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

Matthew Sturges Fantasy & graphic novels

Jennifer Sturman "Jinxing Gods" chick-lit mysteries featuring investment banker Rachel Benjamin

Daniel Suarez Cyberpunk/Science fiction–Daemon series

Mark T Sullivan Thrillers

Winona Sullivan Boston mysteries featuring Cecile Buddenbrooks, licensed private eye and heiress-nun

Jordan Summers Fantasy-series: Atlantean's quest

David Sundstrand Desert Sky mysteries featuring BLM officer Frank Flynn in the Mojave desert

Sunny Dark erotic fantasy-series: Mona Lisa, Demon Princess Chronicles

Paul Sussman Historical adventure/mysteries

Susan Sussman Mysteries only

Rosemary Sutcliff Historical fiction for adults only–series: Roman Britain; Arthurian Knights

James Swain Mysteries featuring: Tony Valentine, a consultant who helps casinos catch cheaters; Jack Carpenter, former cop turned PI/specialist in missing persons in S Florida

Steph Swainston Science fiction/fantasy–series: Fourlands

S Andrew Swann Fantasy/science fiction–series: Moreau; Hostile Takeover; Cleveland Portal; Apotheosis; werewolf novels under the pseudonym of S A Swann. Non-series science fiction under the pseudonym of Steven Krane. Cleveland Undead series under the pseudonym of S A Swiniarski

Michael Swanwick Science fiction

Shanna Swendson Humorous fantasy-series features Katie Chandler, immune to magic and working at Magic, Spells & Illusions Inc . Contemporary romance under the name of Samanta Carter.

Beverly Swerling Historical fiction-mostly about early New York City

S A Swiniarski , Cleveland Undead series. Pseudonym of S Andrew Swann, fantasy/science fiction–series: Moreau; Hostile Takeover; Cleveland Portal; Apotheosis; werewolf novels under the pseudonym of S A Swann. Under the pseudonym of Steven Krane, non-series science fiction.

Virginia Swift Mysteries featuring "Mustang Sally" Adler, hard-drinking singer who comes home after 17 years as a scholar of women's studies at the University of Wyoming

Pari Noskin Taichert Mysteries featuring NM public relations director Sasha Solomon

Marcia Talley Mysteries featuring Hannah Ives, a breast-cancer survivor and a down-sizing victim in Annapolis, Maryland

Frank Tallis Mysteries featuring Max Liebermann, a psychoanalytic detective in turn-of-the-20th-century Vienna, Austria

Shirley Tallman Mysteries featuring Sarah Woolson, an attorney in 19th century San Francisco, California

Amy (Ruth) Tan Fiction about Chinese-American familes.

Robert Tanenbaum Mysteries featuring Roger "Butch" Karp, Criminal Courts Bureau chief, and Marlene Ciampi, assistant District Attorney in 1970s New York City. NOTE: until 2004 all books were actually written by Michael Gruber.

William G(eorge) Tapply Fiction only–mysteries featuring Brady Coyne, sports fisherman and lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts (BC also appears with Philip Craig's J W Jackson); Stoney Calhoun lost his memory after being struck by lightning 5 years earlier, & moved north to rural Maine and began working at a bait and tackle shop

Judith Tarr Fantasy. Series: Hound & the Falcon; Avaryan Rising; Alamut; Epona; Devil's Bargain; William the Conqueror

Donna Tartt Mysteries

Ann Tatlock Christian fiction

Patrick Taylor Irish writer–series: Irish country

Sarah Stewart Taylor Mysteries featuring art history professor & expert on the "art of death" Sweeney St George

Travis Taylor Science fiction–series: Looking Glass (see John Ringo); One Day on Mars

Adrian Tchaikovsky Fantasy–series: Shadows of the Apt

Lou Jane Temple Culinary mysteries--historical & series featuring Heaven Lee, trendy restaurant owner-chef in Kansas City, Missouri

Peter Temple Australian crime & thriller writer–series features Jack Irish, a lawyer and gambler, turned debt collector and people finder, in Melbourne, Australia

Aline Templeton Scottish mystery writer–series features Marjory Fleming, a detective inspector in Scotland

Sheri Tepper Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Land of the True Game; Jinian; Marianne; Mavin Manyshaped; Ettison; Awakeners. Under the pseudonym B. J. Oliphant, mysteries featuring Shirley McClintock, 50-something rancher in Colorado. Under the pseudonym A. J. Orde, mysteries featuring Jason Lynx, antiques dealer and interior decorator in Denver, Colorado

Boston Teran Mysteries

Ron Terpening Suspense

Heather Terrell Historical literary fiction

Jane Tesh Mysteries featuring Madeline "Mac" Maclin, a divorced former local beauty queen, and struggling private investigator, in Celosia, North Carolina

Josephine Tey Classic mysteries featuring Alan Grant, a Scotland Yard Inspector

James Stewart Thayer Thrillers

Steve Thayer Mysteries--series feature: Pliny Pennington, a deputy in Kickapoo Falls, Wisconsin during the 1960 presidential campaign (Kennedy vs. Nixon) ; Rick Beanblossom, investigative reporter in St. Paul, Minnesota; Grover Mudd, newspaperman in St. Paul, Minnesota, in the 1930s

Terri Thayer Craft mysteries: series: Stamping Sisters; quilting mysteries, featuring Dewey Pellicano, who inherits her mother's quilt shop Quilter Paradiso, in San Jose, California

Johan Theorin Mysteries–series: the Öland Quartet, one book for each season of the year on the island of Öland, Sweden (dates are for original publication)

Thieves' World--fantasy

Bodie & Brock Thoene Historical fiction–series: Saga of the Sierras; Shiloh Legacy; Galway Chronicles; Wayward Wind; Zion Chronicles; Zion Legacy; A. D. Chronicles; Zion Covenant; Zion Memoirs;

Donald Thomas Mysteries–series: Inspector Swain; Sonny Tarrant; Sherlock Holmes; historical fiction

Edwin Thomas Historical adventure. Series: Reluctant Adventures of Lieutenant Martin Jerrold (early 1800s--under own name); (under pseudonym of Tom Harper) featuring former bounty hunter & bodyguard Demetrios Askiates in 11th Century Byzantium during the Crusades

Jodi Thomas Contemporary romance, and historical romance, set primarily in Texas–series: McLain; Wife lottery; Whispering Mountain

Ross Thomas Mysteries & thrillers–series feature: "Mac" McCorkle, a saloon owner, and Mike Padillo, a spy, in Bonn, Germany; Artie Wu and Quincy Durant, a couple of soldiers of fortune for their company, WuDu Ltd. Originally written as Oliver Bleeck, thrillers featuring Philip St. Ives, a professional go-between.

Scarlett Thomas Mysteries featuring London ex-teacher, ex-bartender and ex-actress Lily Pascale, now a professor of creative writing in Devon

Steven Thomas Crime capers featuring burglar Robert Rivers

Will Thomas Mysteries featuring Victorian private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker & his Welsh Oxford-educated assistant Thomas Llewelyn

Colleen Thompson Romantic suspense--historical romance under the name of Gwyneth Atlee & Colleen Easton

Vicki Lewis Thompson Romance--series: Under His Spell; Urban Cowboys; It Happened One Night; Three Cowboys and a Baby; Garfield; Drive Me; Nerds; Bachelor Pact

Victoria Thompson Mysteries--series: Gaslight Mysteries, featuring Sarah Brandt, a midwife in the turn-of-the-century New York City. Non-series historical romance.

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

Betsy Thornton Mysteries–series features Chloe Newcomb, a victims advocate in Cochise County, Arizona

Elizabeth Thornton Romance–series: Deveraux Family; Dangerous; Men from Special Branch; Trap

Travis Thrasher Thrillers–historical thrillers featuring Henry Wolfe

James Thurber Fantasy only

Aimee & David Thurlo Romance–series: Four Winds; Brothers Of Rock Ridge; Brotherhood of Warriors; Sign of the Gray Wolf. Mysteries–series feature: Ella Clah, a former FBI agent now with Navaho police in Shiprock, New Mexico; Sister Agatha, a former investigative journalist, now one of the extern sisters, the convent's link to the outside world at the Our Lady of Hope Monastery in New Mexico; Lee Nez, a nightwalker (vampire) police officer in New Mexico

Rob Thurman Urban fantasy--Cal and Niko Leandros series; Trickster

Ronald Tierney Hard-boiled mysteries featuring: Dietrich "Deets" Shanahan and his girlfriend, Maureen Smith, in Indianapolis; Carly Paladino, a private investigator formerly with a large security firm, and Noah Lang, a streetwise PI, in San Francisco, California

Cecilia Tishy Mysteries--series feature: Kate Banning, a former Boston investigative reporter and trade magazine editor in Nashville, Tennessee; psychic Regina Cutter, formerly working at a resale clothing store for cash-strapped women reentering the workplace and newly transplanted to Boston, Massachusetts

Charles Todd Mysteries featuring: Ian Rutledge, a shell-shocked World War I veteran returning to his job at Scotland Yard; Bess Crawford, a British army nurse in WWI. (Joint pseudonym of Charles and Caroline Todd--mother/son writing team David Todd Watjen and Carolyn L.T. Watjen)

Marilyn Todd Mysteries featuring: Claudia Seferius, a vineyard owner in 13th century Rome, Italy; Iliona, a high priestess blackmailed into spying for Sparta, in 5th century BCE Greece

**J R R Tolkien Translations of early English literature; Fantasy--series: Lord of the rings; History of Middle Earth; Middle Earth

Simon Tolkien J R R's grandson-non-series mystery/thrillers

Nikolai Tolstoy Arthurian novels

Peter Tonkin Richard Mariner naval thrillers; Elizabethan thrillers featuring Master of Defense Tom Musgrave

Rebecca Tope Mysteries featuring: Den Cooper, a determined policeman in Devon, England; Drew Slocombe, former nurse who has become an undertaker in Bradbourne, England; Thea Osborne, a house-sitter in the Cotswolds, in England

Malcolm Torrie, mysteries featuring Timothy Herring, running a society for Preservation of Buildings of Historic Interest, in London, England. Pseudonym of Gladys Mitchell, mysteries–series features Beatrice Lestrange Bradley, a psychiatrist and consultant to the Home Office in London, England.

Steven Torres Mysteries featuring Luis Gonzalo, a policeman in Puerto Rico

Leonard Tourney Mysteries featuring Matthew Stock, 17th century town constable and clothier in Chelmsford, England

Maggie Toussaint Non-series contemporary romance & cozy mysteries featuring Cleopatra Jones, accountant, avid golfer and recently divorced single mother of two

Gemma Townley Humorous romance-Jessica Wild series

P J Tracy Mysteries featuring Grace MacBride and the rest of the Monkeewrench software development company (pseudonym of sisters Patricia & Traci Lambrecht)

**Pamela Lyndon Travers Mary Poppins

Peter Tremayne–Fantasies, mysteries–series features: Sister Fidelma, Celtic sister and legal advocate in 7th Century Kildare, Ireland. (Pseudoynm of Peter Berresford Ellis–Celtic studies)

Paul Tremblay Mysteries featuring Mark Genevich, a narcoleptic private investigator in South Boston, Massachusetts

Trevanian Thrillers

Kathy Hogan Trocheck Mysteries–series feature: Truman Kicklighter, a retired reporter, in St. Petersburg, Florida; Callahan Garrity, cleaning business owner in Atlanta, Georgia. Under the pseudonym of Mary Kay Andrews, mysteries featuring Eloise "Weezie" Foley, a recently divorced antique dealer, and BeBe Loudermilk, a triple-divorced restaurant owner, in Savannah, Georgia

Alan F Troop Fantasy--Dragon DelaSangre series

Bob Truluck Mysteries featuring Florida PI Duncan Sloan

**Margaret Truman Pres Truman's daugher, non-series Washington DC mysteries, and mysteries featuring Mackenzie Smith, a law professor and Annabel Reed, a gallery owner in Washington D.C

Peter Turnbull Mysteries featuring: The "P" Division of Glasgow, Scotland; George Hennessey, chief inspector with the North Yorkshire Police in England

Scott Turow Non-series legal thrillers

Helene Tursten Swedish mystery writer–series features Irene Huss, Detective Inspector with Goteborg's Violent Crimes Unit

Harry Turtledove Fantasy, alternate history & historical fiction–series: Gerin the Fox: Time of troubles; Tale of Krispos; Videssos; Worldwar; Colonization; American Empire: Darkness: War between the Provinces; Sostrates & Menedemos; Great War; Crosstime traffic; Settling accounts; WW II. Under the pseudonym of H N Turtletaub, historical fiction–the tales of Menedemos and Sostratos, set in ancient Greece & the Mediterranean. Under the pseudonym of Dan Chernenko, Scepter of mercy fantasy series

Mark Twain

John Twelve Hawks Fantasy–4th realm alternate history dystopia

James Twining Thrillers featuring former art thief turned investigator Tom Kirk & his partner and former fence Archie Connolly

Kathy Tyers Space adventure/science fiction, travel

Stephanie Tyler Romance–series: Navy Seals; Shadow Force

Lisa Unger, mysteries--series features NY City freelance writer Ridley Jones. Pseudonym of Lisa Miscione, mysteries featuring Lydia Strong, a true crime author in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Barry Unsworth Historical

**Arthur Upfield Australian mysteries: series features Napoleon "Bony" Bonaparte, a half-white, half-aboriginal police Inspector

Andrew Vachss Mysteries featuring Burke, outlaw soldier-of-fortune investigator in New York, New York,

Celestine Hitiura Vaite Materena Mahi series of Tahitian novels

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Hispanic author of humorous romance

Catherynne Valente Fantasy based on Japanese myth & legend

Chris Van Allsburg Children's books

Janwillem van de Wetering Mysteries–series are police procedurals featuring Henk Grijpstra, Rinus de Gier, and the Commisaris, police detectives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

S S van Dine Pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright; classic mysteries featuring Philo Vance, art connoisseur and private investigator in New York City

**Robert Hans van Gulik Chinese mysteries featuring Judge Dee, Chinese magistrate in the 600s

Laura (Eleanor) Van Wormer TV novelizations, mysteries/romantic suspense–series: Sally Harrington, CT television journalist

Bonnie Vanak Historical adventure romance

Jack Vance Science fiction–series include: Dying Earth; Big Planet; Demon Princes; Tschai, Planet of Adventure; Durdane; Alastor; Gaean Reach; Lyonesse; Cadwell Chronicles; Ports of Call

Alan Vanneman Historical mysteries–Sherlock Holmes

Brenda Rickman Vantrease Historical fiction

Fred Vargas Pseudonym of French historian, archaeologist and writer Frederique Audouin-Rouzeau. Police procedurals featuring Chief Inspector Adamsberg

John Varley Science fiction–series: Eight Worlds; Gaea; Red

Elizabeth Vaughan Fantasy/paranormal romance--series: Chronicle of the Warlands

Carrie Vaughn Paranormal adventure/romance/suspense featuring werewolf and radio talk-show host Kitty Norville

Manuel Vazquez Montalban Mysteries–series features Pepe Carvalho, an ex-CIA agent, former communist, and gourmet private investigator, in Barcelona, Spain (dates are original Spanish publication)

**Jules Verne Classics of science fiction & adventure

Sheila Lynn Viehl Science fiction–series: Stardoc. Pseudonym: Gena Hale

Elaine Viets Mysteries. Series: Francesca Vierling, a 6-ft. newspaper columnist in St. Louis, Missouri; Dead End Job mysteries, featuring Helen Hawthorne, who traded a lavish lifestyle for working in a boutique at minimum wage in Florida; Josie Marcus, mystery shopper

Rachel Vincent Urban fantasy-series: Werecats

Penny Vincenzi Romance–series: Spoils of time

Vernor Vinge Cyberpunk & science fiction--series: Queng Ho

Dan Vining Paranormal mysteries featuring PI Jimmy Miles, a "Sailor"–a human who has died but continues to live using another person's face

M Diane Vogt Judge Wilhelmina Carson legal suspense series in Tampa FL

Susan Vreeland Historical fiction based on the art world

Dan Waddell Mysteries featuring Nigel Barnes, a genealogist working with Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster, in London, England

Tim Waggoner Horror--series: Hyperswarm; Godfire; Thieves of blood

**Per Wahloo & Maj Sjowall--Scandinavian police procedurals

Lea Wait Mysteries featuring Maggie Summer, owner of the antique print business Shadows in Maine

Martyn Waites Mysteries–series feature: Stephen Larkin, a London tabloid journalist whose wife and baby were murdered, now back in his hometown of Newcastle, England; Joe Donovan, a former investigative journalist whose son has disappeared, in Newcastle, England

Lono Waiwaiole Mysteries featuring Wiley, an unemployed poker player in Portland OR

Noreen Wald Mysteries featuring Jacqueline "Jake" O'Hara, a ghost writer in Manhattan, New York City. Under the pseudonym of Nora Charles, mysteries featuring Kate Kennedy, a senior citizen in south Florida

Ayelet Waldman Mysteries: Mommy Track series featuring Juliet Applebaum, a public defender turned stay-at-home mom in Los Angeles, California

David J Walker Mysteries–series feature: Kirsten, owner of the Wild Onion, Ltd, a private detective agency, and her husband Dugan, a lawyer, in Chicago, Illinois; Malachy P. Foley, a jazz piano-playing private investigator in Chicago, Illinois

Martin Walker Mysteries set in the South of France--series features Benoît “Bruno” Courrèges, Chief of Police, in St. Denis in the Périgord region

Robert W Walker Horror, mystery & suspense–series feature: Jessica Coran, a doctor and FBI medical examiner, in Washington, DC; Lucas Stonecoat, a police officer, and Meredyth Sanger, a police psychiatrist, in Houston, Texas; Alastair Ransom, an inspector, and Jane Francis Tewes, a doctor, in the 1890s in Chicago, Illinois; Marcus Rydell, a retired police detective working as a private investigator, and Dr. Katrina “Kat” Holley, in Atlanta, Georgia. Writing as Geoffrey Caine--Abraham Stroud series. Other pseudonyms: Stephen Robertson; Glenn Hale; Eva Kingsbury

Judith Henry Wall Contemporary romance

Kathryn Wall Mysteries featuring former financial consultant & widow Bay Tanner in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Edgar Wallace Mystery fiction; Science fiction; Short stories; Historical fiction; Military history. Almost none at BCL

Lee Wallingford Mysteries in the Pacific NW

Jill Paton Walsh For adults only. Mysteries–series feature: Imogen Quy, a nurse in St. Agatha’s College, in Cambridge, England; Dorothy Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane

Michael Walters Mysteries featuring Nergui, ex-head of the Serious Crime Squad, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Evangeline Walton Dark fantasy & fantasy based on Welsh legend–series: The Mabinogion

Jo Walton Science fiction & fantasy-series: Tir Tanagiri

Joseph Wambaugh Mysteries--series features Nathan Weiss (Hollywood Nate), a cop dreaming of movie stardom, and a cast of characters centered around LAPD’s Hollywood Division, in Los Angeles, California

Michelle Wan Mysteries featuring Mara Dunn, a French-Canadian interior decorator, relocated to the Dordogne region in southwestern France

J R Ward, the Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire series; Fallen Angels. Pseudonym of Jessica Bird Romance–series: Moorehouse Legacy; O'Banyon Brothers.

James M Ward Science fiction–series: Paths of doom; Halcyon Blithe

Christine Warren Erotic romance, Urban fantasy--series: Others

Freda Warrington Fantasy & dark fantasy–series: Blackbird; Dark cathedral; Jewelfire

L J (Livia) Washburn Mysteries–series feature: Lucas Hallam, a stuntman and former Texas Ranger, in the 1920s;; Phyllis Newsom, an elderly amateur sleuth and pie expert, in Weatherford, Texas, in the Fresh-Baked mysteries; Delilah Dickenson, the owner of a travel agency in Atlanta, Georgia, in the Literary Tour mysteries:

AlTonya Washington African-American romance writer

Jules Watson Historical fantasy set in Celtic Scotland during the Roman invasions--series: Dalriada

**Lawrence Watt-Evans Science fiction & fantasy. Series: Lords of Dus; War Surplus; Ethshar; Three Worlds; Obsidian Chronicles; Annals of the Chosen

Peter Watts Science fiction

Wendy Wax Contemporary romantic comedy

Betty Webb Mysteries featuring: Lena Jones of Desert Investigations in Scottsdale, Arizona; Theodora “Teddy” Bentley, a zookeeper living on a houseboat on the central coast of California, in the Zoo mysteries

Debra Webb Romantic suspense & romantic comedy–series: Colby Agency–Internal Affairs; Enforcers

Peggy Webb Southern Cousins mysteries featuring Elvis Presley, reincarnated as a basset hound, Callie Valentine Jones, a hairdresser at her Uncle Charlie's mortuary, and Lovie, a caterer, near Tupelo, Mississippi

Heather Webber Mysteries–series feature: Nina Quinn, the owner of Taken By Surprise, a landscaping firm specializing in surprise garden makeovers, in Ohio; Lucy Valentine, the black sheep of a psychic matchmaking family, now running the family business, Valentine, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts. Also non-series romance.

Carl Weber African-American writer

David Weber Military science fiction–series include: Starfire; Dahak; Honor Harrington; Honor Harrington universe; Oath of Swords; Empire of Man; New Multiverse; Safehold

Noah Webster (US) or Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Jonathan Gaunt, external auditor the Queen in Edinburgh, Scotland. Pseudonym of Bill Knox, mysteries featuring: Webb Carrick, chief officer of the Fishery Protection Service in Scotland; Colin Thane and Phil Moss, Crime Squad officers in Glasgow, Scotland. Written as Robert MacLeod, mysteries featuring Talos Cord, a United Nations troubleshooter in New York City. Written as Michael Kirk (US) or Robert MacLeod (UK), mysteries featuring Andrew Laird, international marine insurance claim investigator.

Jennifer Weiner Romance & romantic suspense--series: Cannie Shapiro

Alison Weir Historical fiction-not listed is historical nonfiction

Charlene Weir Mysteries featuring Hampstead KS police chief Susan Wren

Margaret Weis Fantasy–series: Darksword; Rose of the Prophet; Star of the Guardians; Mag Force; Starshield; Dragon's Disciple; Dragonvarld; Dragonships of Vindras. (Dragonlance books are listed separately)

John Weisman Thrillers–series: Rogue warrior; Covert action

Phaedra Weldon Paranormal thrillers featuring spirit walker Zoe Martinique

Sue-Ellen Welfonder Scottish romance novels (series: MacKenzie; MacLean). Under the pseudonym of Allie Mackay, Scottish paranormal romance

Chris Well Humorous Christian crime thrillers

David Wellington Fantasy-series: Zombie; Laura Caxton paranormal mystery/thrillers

Manley Wade Wellman Fantasy: mostly just John the balladeer & John Thurnstone only

Martha Wells Fantasy–series: Ile-Rien

Melanie Wells Spiritual thrillers featuring TX psychology professor Dylan Foster

Robin Wells Romantic comedy–series: Women To Watch; Loving the Boss

Shirley Wells Mysteries–series features Jill Kennedy, a forensic psychologist, and Max Trentham, a detective chief inspector and her ex-lover, in the village of Kelton Bridge, Lancashire, England. Non-series mysteries under the pseudonyms of Holly Graham & Ruth Bennett; non-series under the pseudonym of Shirley Worrall

Louise Welsh Scottish writer

Valerie Wilson Wesley Mysteries featuring: Tamara Hayle, black ex-cop turned P.I. in Newark NJ

Michelle West: Fantasy-–series: Sacred hunt; Sun sword; House wars. Pseudonym of Michelle Sagara, fantasy–series: Sundered; Cast

Richard F West Mysteries-Old Gang of Mine features Peter Benington, a retired jewel thief, and Benny Ashe, a retired Mob boss, in Coral Sands, Florida

Jeri Westerson Medieval mysteries featuring Crispin Guest, a disgraced knight reduced to living by his wits on the mean streets of 1384 London, England

Donald E(dwin) Westlake Mysteries & thrillers. Series include: John Dortmunder, thief, in New York. Written as Tucker Coe, featuring Mitch Tobin, ex-cop PI in Queens, NY. Written as Richard Stark, series include: Alan Grofield, actor & part-time bank robber in NY; Parker, cold-blooded professional thief in NY

Deborah Wheeler, non-series fantasy--pseudonym of Deborah Ross Fantasy–series: Clingfire; Children of Kings (chosen by Marion Zimmer Bradley to continue the Darkover novels).

Richard S(haw) Wheeler Westerns–series: Skye's west; Sam Flint; Rocky Mountain Company; Cletus Parr

E B White Classic children's books

Gloria White Mysteries featuring San Francisco PI Ronnie Ventana

Jenny White Tenured professor of anthropology at Boston University, specializing in Turkish studies; mysteries featuring magistrate Kamil Pasha in late 19th-century Istanbul

Kate White Editor of "Cosmo"--mysteries featuring true-crime writer Bailey Weggins

Randy Wayne White Sanibel Island mysteries featuring Doc Ford, ex-operative & marine biologist. Written as Randy Striker, series featuring Dusky MacMorgan, an ex-Navy SEAL, in Florida. Written as Carl Ramm, the Hawker: series

Stephen White Mysteries featuring: Alan Gregory and Lauren Crowder, practicing psychologist and attorney in Boulder, Colorado

Steve White Science fiction–series: Starfire, with David Weber (see Weber)

Stella Whitelaw Mysteries featuring English ex-cop & PI Jordan Lacey

Diana Whiteside Romance–series: Devils; Texas vampires

Polly Whitney Mysteries featuring Mary "Ike" Tygart, television news producer and Abby Abagnarro, television news director in New York, New York; under the pseudonym of Hialeah Jackson, mysteries featuring Annabelle Hardy-Maratos, deaf and president of a large Miami security firm and Dave the Monkeyman, her sidekick and main ASL signer

Jack Whyte Historical fiction–series: Camulod; Templar

Madeleine Wickham, contemporary light romance. Under the pseudonym of Sophie Kinsella, chick lit–series: Shopaholic

Susan Wiggs Romance only–series: Discovery; Tudor rose; Chicago fire; Calhoun chronicles; Chicago fire; Lakeshore chronicles

Kevin Wignall Non-series thrillers

John Wilcox Thrillers–series features Simon Fonthill

Lori Wilde Humorous contemporary romance–series: Bachelors of Bear Creek; Wedding veil wishes; Perfect anatomy; Twilight Texas

Michael Wiley Mysteries featuring Joe Kozmarski, a private investigator, in Chicago, Illinois

Kate Wilhelm Science fiction & fantasy, mystery series feature: Barbara Holloway, Oregon DA; Charlie Meiklejohn, ex-arson investigator PI & Constance Leidl, psychologist

Kim Wilkins Supernatural thrillers. Sunken Kingdom kids' series.

Charles (Ray III) Willeford "Hoke Moseley" detective series

Liz Williams Fantasy–series: Darkland; paranormal mysteries featuring Detective Inspector Chen, specializing in supernatural cases in far-future Singapore

Walter Jon Williams Science fiction & fantasy–series: Hardwired; Drake Magistral; Metropolitan; Dread Empire's Fall. Under the pseudonym of Jon Williams, Privateers and Gentlemen historical adventure series.

* Lauren Willig Historical romance, set in the time of Revolutionary & Napoleonic France

Connie Willis Science fiction & fantasy

C L Wilson Florida author–fantasy: Fading lands series

F(rancis) Paul Wilson Science fiction, horror, and suspense--series include: LaNeague; Repairman Jack; Repairman Jack–Adversary; Repairman Jack--secret histories; Sims

John Morgan Wilson Mysteries featuring: gay, HIV-positive reporter Benjamin Justice; Phil Damon, a bandleader playing jazz in 1963 San Francisco, California

Karen Ann Wilson Mysteries featuring Samantha Holt, a veterinary technician in Paradise Cay, Florida

Laura Wilson Mystery–series features DI Ted Stratton

Leanna Wilson--see Leanna Ellis

Robert Wilson Mysteries featuring: British ex-pat Bruce Medway, fixer & debt collector in West Africa; Javier Falcon, detective inspector in Spain

Robert Anton Wilson Science fiction–series: Illuminatus; Cosmic Trigger; Schrodinger's Cat; Historical Illuminatus

Robert Charles Wilson Science fiction--series: Spin

Steven Wilson Historical fiction

Tim Wilson Non-series mysteries. Under the pseudonym of Hannah March, mysteries featuring Robert Fairfax, a private tutor in the 1760s in and around London, England. Under the pseudonym of Jude Morgan, no-series historicals .

Darryl Wimberley Mysteries featuring Barrett "Bear" Raines, the first black detective in an all-white police force in Deacon Beach, Florida

Mary Wine Historical fiction & science fiction–series: Dream; Alcandians; Breaking Boundaries

Lisa Wingate Small-town Texas romance–series: Tending Roses; Texas Hill Country; Blue Sky Hills

Don Winslow Mysteries–series features Neal Carey, a youthful pickpocket turned private investigator, in New York City

Jacqueline Winspear Mysteries featuring Maisie Dobbs, Psychologist & Investigator, in England between the wars

Lois Winston Mysteries–series: Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries

Angela Winters African-American writer of contemporary romantic suspense

Brian Wiprud Humorous crime thrillers--series features Garth Carson, a taxidermy dealer based in New York City

David Wishart Mysteries featuring Marcus Corvinus, a member of the Senatorial class in 1st Century AD Rome

K. J. A. Wishnia Mysteries featuring Filomena Buscarsela, from Ecuador, an NYPD cop, becomes single mother becomes apprentice private eye

**P G Wodehouse Classic British humor. Series: School; Ukridge; Psmith; Blandings Castle; Jeeves & Wooster; Oldest Member; Mr Mulliner; Monty Bodkin; Uncle Fred

Gene Wolfe Science fiction–series: Urth–Book of the new sun; Soldier of the mist; Urth–Book of the long sun; Urth–Book of the short sun; Wizard knight

Valerie Wolzien Mysteries featuring: Josie Pigeon, owner of an all-woman construction firm in the Northeast USA; Susan Henshaw, Connecticut suburban housewife sleuth

Barbara Wood Non-series fantasy. Erotica under the pseudonym of Kathryn Harvey

N Lee Wood Science fiction/fantasy, Inspector Keen Dunliffe mysteries

Chris Wooding British science fiction & fantasy writer; Broken Sky graphic novel series; Braided Path

Kathleen Woodiwiss "Godmother" of historical romance–series: Birmingham

Paula L Woods Mysteries featuring Charlotte Justice, a black woman homicide detective in Los Angeles, California in the 1990s

Sherryl Woods Romance–series: Rose Cottage Sisters; Second chance at love; Vows; And baby makes three; Bridal path; And Baby Makes Three–Delacourts of Texas; Calamity Janes; Trinity Harbor; Devaneys; Million-dollar destinies; Charleston; Sweet magnolias; Chesapeake shores. Mysteries featuring: Amanda Roberts, Atlanta investigative journalist; Molly Dewitt, single mom & film producer in Miami. Pseudonyms: Suzanne Sherrill; Alexandra Kirk

Stuart Woods Mysteries/thrillers featuring: Stone Barrington, ex-cop attorney in New York, New York; Will Lee, the chief aide to a senator in Georgia; Holly Barker, a former military police commander turned police chief of small town Orchid Beach, Florida; Rick Barron, the head of security at the Centurion Movie Studio, in 1939 Los Angeles; Ed Eagle, a lawyer in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Persia Woolley Fantasy–Guinevere Trilogy

Jay Worrall Historical nautical adventure featuring Charles Edgemont

Patricia Wrede Fantasy. Series: Lyra; Enchanted Forest; Mairelon; Cecelia & Kate; Frontier magic

M K Wren Science fiction–series: Phoenix Legacy. Mystery series, featuring: Conan Flagg, former intelligence agent & owner of a bookstore on the Oregon Coast; Cornelia "Neely" Jones, African-American Sheriff in Westport, OR

Edward Wright Mysteries featuring former B-movie cowboy John Ray Horn

John C Wright Fantasy/science fiction–series: The golden age; Everness

L R (Laurali) Wright Mysteries featuring: Karl Arlberg, RCMP staff sergeant in Sechelt BC; Eddie Henderson, woman police officer in Sechelt BC

Nancy Means Wright Mysteries–series feature: Ruth Willmarth, a farmer in Vermont; Mary Wollstonecraft, the 18th century English feminist, working as a governess at Mitchelstown Castle, in County Cork, Ireland; Northern Spy Club children's mysteries

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

Sally Wright Mysteries featuring Ben Reese, a 1960s university archivist in Ohio

Susan Wright Science fiction--series: Slave trade. Star Trek books are not listed.

Patricia Wynn Historical romance--series features Gideon St. Mars, a viscount who becomes the highwayman Blue Satan, and his friend Mrs. Kean, in early 18th century England

Richard "Rick" Yancey Young adult fantasy-series: Alfred Knopp (21st Century Arthurian); Teddy Ruzak; Monstrumologist

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Mystery series featuring: Charles Spotted Moon, attorney & Ojibway tribal shaman. Mysteries under the pseudonym of Quinn Fawcett, series featuring: Mme Victoire Vernet, wife of a Napoleonic guardsman; Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother; Ian Fleming. Fantasy series: Saint-Germain Chronicles; Atta Olivia Clemens; Sisters of the Night

Nicholas Yermakov Pseudonym Simon Hawke--Elizabethan mysteries featuring William Shakespeare. Science fiction/fantasy–series include: Boomerang; Time Wars; Friday the 13th; Psychodrome; Wizards; Reluctant Sorcerer; Sons of Glory; Battlestar Galactica & Star Trek TV novelizations

Sheila York 1940s mysteries featuring Lauren Atwill, a Hollywood screenwriter, and PI Peter Winslow, her gorgeous bodyguard and lover

Margaret Yorke--pseudonym of Margaret Beda Larminie Mysteries only, some featuring Patrick Grant, professor at Oxford, England

Robyn Young Historical mysteries about the Knights Templar

Carlos Ruiz Zafon Literary gothic paranormals set in Barcelona, Spain (dates are for original European publication)

Timothy Zahn Science fiction & fantasy–series: Blackcollar; Cobra; Conqueror; Dragonback; Frank Compton; Cobra War. Not included are shared series & movie spinoffs.

George (T.) Zebrowski Science fiction

Ann Tonsor Zeddies Science fiction. Series: Singer, Jayne Taylor; under the pseudonym of Toni Anzetti, Typhon series.

**Roger Zelazny Fantasy & science fiction–series include: Amber; Changeling Saga; Millenial Contest

M J Zellnik (Pen name of brother and sister Miriam & Joseph Zellnik) Mysteries featuring former seamstress Libby Seale and reporter Peter Eberle in Portland OR early in the 20th Century

Dave Zeltserman Mystery/thrillers–series feature: Bill Shannon, police detective, later private investigator; a dangerous felon just released from prison trilogy

Sarah Zettel Fantastic Fiction–series: Isavalta; Camelot

David Zindell Science fiction–series: Requiem for homo sapiens; Ea Cycle

Mark Richard Zubro Mysteries featuring: Paul Turner, a gay police detective in Chicago, Illinois; Tom Mason, a gay teacher and his lover, Scott Carpenter, a baseball player in Chicago, Illinois