Mystery Fiction

Pacific Northwest Authors and/or Settings

K.K. Beck
Alafair Burke
Nancy Bush
Chelsea Cain
Mary Daheim
Jo Dereske
Robert Dugoni
Carola Dunn
Aaron Elkins
Earl W. Emerson
G. M. Ford
Mary Freeman
Stephen Greenleaf
Rick Hanson
April Henry
Richard Hoyt
Lisa Jackson
J.A. Jance
Ronald P. Lovell
Philip Margolin
Kirk Mitchell
Skye Kathleen Moody
Ridley Pearson
L.L. Thrasher
Kate Wilhelm
M.K. Wren

TOUGH GUYS … AND GALS

Sarah Andrews
David Baldacci
Linda Barnes

Nevada Barr
Jefferson Bass
Lawrence Block
Edna Buchanan
James Lee Burke
Raymond Chandler
Lee Child
Michael Connelly
Patricia Cornwell
Robert Crais
Barbara D’Amato
Loren Estleman
Sue Grafton
W.E.B. Griffin
Steve Hamilton
Dashiell Hammett
Mo Hayder
Carl Hiaasen
Iris Johansen
Alex Kava
Faye Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman
Elmore Leonard
Jeffry Lindsay
Steve Martini
Michael McGarrity
Walter Mosley
Marcia Muller
Sara Paretsky
Robert Parker
James Patterson
Douglas Preston
Kathy Reichs
J.D. Robb
John Sandford
Sandra Scoppettone
Andrew Vachss
Randy Wayne White
Stephen White
F. Paul Wilson

MYSTERIES WITH ANIMAL THEMES

Lydia Adamson
Marion Babson
Carol Lea Benjamin
Laurien Berenson
Lilian Jackson Braun
Rita Mae Brown
Melissa Cleary
Susan Conant
Laura Crum
Carole Nelson Douglas
Dick Francis
Evan Marshall
Shirley Murphy

GREAT RECIPES OR MYSTERIES WITH A FOOD THEME

Claudia Bishop
Michael Bond
Philip Craig
Isis Crawford
Diane Mott Davidson
Jerrilyn Farmer
Joanne Fluke
Carolyn Hart
G.A. McKevett
Tamar Myers
Virginia Rich
Phyllis Richman
Katherine Page
Nancy Pickard
Lou Jane Temple

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Stella Cameron
Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Jane Clark
Heather Graham
Tami Hoag
Kay Hooper
Linda Howard
Iris Johansen
Jayne Ann Krentz
Elizabeth Lowell
Judith McNaught
Diana Palmer
J.D. Robb
Karen Robards
Nora Roberts
Mariah Stewart
Lisa Unger
Kate White

COZY MYSTERIES

Susan Albert
Barbara Allan
Donna Andrews
Nancy Atherton
Marian Babson
Jo Bannister
M.C. Beaton
Simon Brett
Emily Brightwell
Dorothy Cannell
Laura Childs
Agatha Christie
Jill Churchill
Mary Daheim
Jeanne Dams
Charlotte Elkins
Kathy Lynn Emerson
Dorothy Gilman
Charlaine Harris
Carolyn Hart
Hazel Holt
Sharon Kahn
Peter Lovesey
Charlotte MacLeod
Leslie Meier
Cynthia Riggs
Ann Ripley
Elaine Viets
Jacqueline Winspear

EXOTIC, QUAINT & QUIRKY

Mignon Ballard
John Burdett
Caleb Carr
Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston
Liza Cody
Hamilton Crane
Sandra Dallas
Sarah Dunant
Erlene Fowler
Kinky Friedman
Eric Garcia
Jonathan Gash
Dorothy Gilman
Lyn Hamilton
Charlaine Harris
Peter Hoeg
Dean James
Marne Davis Kellogg
Steig Larsson
Sujata Massey
Sharyn McCrumb
Barbara Michaels
Eliot Pattison
Iain Pears
John Sherwood
Dana Stabenow
Olen Steinhauer
John Straley
Aimée Thurlo
David Thurlo
Barbara Vine

HISTORICAL

Susan Albert
Stephanie Barron
George Baxt
Cordilia Biddle
Emily Brightwell
Caleb Carr
Jill Churchill
Alys Clare
Barbara Cleverly
Max Allen Collins
Sandra Dallas
Lindsey Davis
P.C. Doherty
Arthur Conan Doyle
Carol Nelson Douglas
Carola Dunn
Kathy Lynn Emerson
Christopher Fowler
Ariana Franklin
Margaret Frazer
C. L. Grace
Kathleen O’Neal Gear
Kerry Greenwood
Michael Gruber
Karen Harper
Laurie King
David Liss
Edward Marston
Ann McMillan
Mann Meyers
Miriam Monfredo
Kris Nelscott
Sharon Newman
Robin Paige
Elliot Pattison
Matthew Pearl
Anne Perry
Elizabeth Peters
Ellis Peters
Mary Reed
Candace Robb
Elliot Roosevelt
Kate Ross
Laura Joh Rowland
Stephen Saylor
Kate Sedley
Shirley Tallman
Charles Todd
Victoria Thompson
Peter Tremayne
Jenny White
Jacqueline Winspear

HUMOROUS

Donna Andrews
Mignon Ballard
Rhys Bowen
Jennifer Colt
Lori Copeland
Tim Dorsey
Kinky Friedman
Eric Garcia
Joan Hess
Carl Hiaasen
Steve Hockensmith
Lisa Lutz
Patric McManus
Kasey Michaels
Ben Rehder
Sarah Stromeyer
Donald Westlake

POLICE PROCEDURE

Margery Allingham
Robert Barnard
Eleanor Taylor Bland
Peter Bowen
Gwendoline Butler
William Caunitz
Michael Connelly
Colin Dexter
James Doss
Elizabeth George
Ann Granger
Martha Grimes
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Reginald Hill
Tony Hillerman
P.D. James
J.A. Jance
Stuart Kaminsky
Faye Kellerman
Donna Leon
Elmore Leonard
Ed McBain
Carol O’Donnell
James Patterson
Ridley Pearson
Bill Pronzini
Ian Rankin
John Sandford
Dorothy Simpson
Karen Slaughter
Dana Stabenow
Robert Tanenbaum

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Subject – Detective and Mystery Stories

1/3/2010 SP