Authors M – Z


This simple list of authors represented by this agency is followed by a more comprehensive entry for each author. You can click on the name in the list and go straight to that author's entry or scroll down the list.

Valerie Anand
Jane Applegate
Marian Babson
John Ball, estate
Sam Barone
Nevada Barr
Olga Bicos
Max Allan Collins
Jasmine Cresswell
Ellen Crosby
Hannah Dennison
Elizabeth Duncan
Susan Dunlap
Ronni Eisenberg
Loren D. Estleman
Tricia Fields
Bette Hagman, estate
David Handler
Sue Henry
Joan Hess
Andrew Kaplan
Brian Kelleher
Jerry Kennealy
Bentley Little
Elizabeth Linington, estate
John Lutz
Charlotte MacLeod, estate
Keith McCafferty
Ann Maxwell
Heather Maxwell
Barbara Mertz, estate
Carol Anne O’Marie, estate
Sara Paretsky
Rodman Philbrick
Bill Pronzini
Robert Randisi
Ian Rankin
Les Roberts
Peter Robinson
Charles Ryan
Jack D. Schwager
Judith Skillings
Edward Sklepowich
Janice Smith
Mickey Spillane, estate
Jonathan Valin
Judith Van Gieson
Glen Waggoner
Claudia Welch
Collin Wilcox, estate


CHARLOTTE MACLEOD, estate      Writing under her own name and as ALISA CRAIG, Charlotte MacLeod, a Nero Award winner, wrote some 40 cozy mysteries in the Sarah Kelling/Max Bittersohn, Peter Shandy, Madoc Rhyss, and Dittany Henbit Monk series, as well as several stand alone mysteries.


KEITH McCAFFERTY      The winner of the Robert Traver Award for angling literature, Keith McCafferty is Survival and Outdoor Skills Editor of Field & Stream. An accomplished angler and hunter who eats what he catches, Keith lives with his journalist wife and a large and changeable number of animals in Bozeman, Montana.

Mysteries

Most recent:………… COLD HEARTED RIVER, a Sean Stranahan mystery (Viking)

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Coming next:……….  THE VALE OF SCARECROWS, a Sean Stranahan mystery (Viking 2018)

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ANN MAXWELL      With more than 30 New York Times bestselling novels to her credit, Ann Maxwell has, under her own name and with her husband, Evan Maxwell (writing as A. E. MAXWELL) and as ELIZABETH LOWELL, written some 70 romance, romantic suspense, mystery, and science fiction novels. Ann was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Romance Writers of America in 1994. Ann and Evan Maxwell live in northern Nevada.

Writing as ELIZABETH LOWELL

Most recent:………..   PERFECT TOUCH (Morrow)

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Coming next:…………PERFECT CHOICE (Morrow 2018)

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HEATHER MAXWELL      A former business consultant turned suspense writer, Heather Maxwell, who writes as HEATHER LOWELL, lives with her dog in northern Nevada.

Writing as HEATHER LOWELL

Suspense

Most recent:…………NO ESCAPE (Avon)

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BARBARA MERTZ, estate      Barbara Mertz earned a PhD in Egyptology at the University of Chicago at the age of 23. She was a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of KMT (“A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt”), the Egypt Exploration Society, and the James Henry Breasted Circle of the Oriental Institute. Her books on ancient Egypt have been continuously in print since 1964. Writing as BARBARA MICHAELS (mostly gothic and supernatural thrillers) and as ELIZABETH PETERS (mysteries), Barbara Mertz was a New York Times bestselling author. She was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and of the Bouchercon and was awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by Malice Domestic and the Romance Writers of America. She won the American Mystery Award, the Agatha Award, and the Romantic Times Best Historical Mystery Award.

Writing as BARBARA MERTZ

Most recent:…………TEMPLES, TOMBS, AND HIEROGLYPHS (Morrow)

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Writing as ELIZABETH PETERS

Mysteries

Most recent:………..THE PAINTED QUEEN, an Amelia Peabody mystery (Morrow)

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         Most recent:……….LAUGHTER OF DEAD KINGS, a Vicky Bliss mystery (Morrow)

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Writing as BARBARA MICHAELS

Suspense

Most recent:               THE DANCING FLOOR (HarperCollins)

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SISTER CAROL ANNE O’MARIE, estate      Sister Carol Anne O’Marie, a practicing nun in the Religious Congregation of the St. Joseph of Carondelet, ran a shelter for homeless women in San Francisco. She is renowned for her series of mysteries featuring the elderly Sister May Helen and her interfering friend, Sister Eileen.


SARA PARETSKY      New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from several universities. Named MS. MAGAZINE’s Woman of the Year, she is a Grand Master of the MWA and has been awarded the British Crime Writers Diamond Dagger award for lifetime achievement and the Gold Dagger award for best mystery of the year (for BLACKLIST). In 1986 she created Sisters in Crime (now a worldwide organization) to support women crime writers. V. I. Warshawski, Sara’s Chicago-based private eye, was played by Kathleen Turner in the movie of the same name. She lives in Chicago with her husband and her dog.

      Mysteries

Most recent:………..FALLOUT, a V. I. Warshawski mystery (Morrow)

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Coming next:……….SHELL GAME, a V. I. Warshawski mystery (Morrow 2018)

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      Fiction

Most recent:………   BLEEDING KANSAS (Putnam’s)

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      Nonfiction

Most recent:………. WRITING IN AN AGE OF SILENCE (Verso)

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RODMAN PHILBRICK      Rodman Philbrick is the author of many award-winning Young Adult novels. His best known is FREAK THE MIGHTY, a Judy Lopez Honor Book, which has more than 2,000,000 copies in print worldwide and was made into the movie THE MIGHTY, starring Sharon Stone. He won a Newbery Honor Award for THE MOSTLY TRUE ADVENTURES OF HOMER P. FIGG. A Shamus Award winner, he also writes adult mysteries and thrillers under his own name and as CHRIS JORDAN. He lives with his cat in Maine and Florida.

      Young adult fiction

Most recent:………. THE BIG DARK (Scholastic)

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Coming next:………WHO KILLED DARIUS DRAKE? (Scholastic 2017)

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Writing as CHRIS JORDAN

      Adult thrillers

Most recent:………  MEASURE OF DARKNESS (Mira)

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BILL PRONZINI      Bill Pronzini, the author of some 75 novels and over 300 short stories, was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and he has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America. His work, which has been published in nearly 30 countries, has won three Shamus Awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and, jointly with his wife, Marcia Muller, a Western Writers of America Spur Award. He lives with his wife, also an MWA Grand Master, in northern California.

Mysteries

Most recent:………. ENDGAME, a Nameless Detective mystery (Tor-Forge)

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Most recent:………..THE DANGEROUS LADIES AFFAIR, a Carpenter & Quincannon mystery (Tor-Forge)

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              Coming next           THE BAG OF TRICKS AFFAIR, a Carpenter & Quincannon mystery  (Tor-Forge 2018)

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       Suspense

               Most recent:            THE VIOLATED (Walker)

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ROBERT RANDISI      Under his own name and using pseudonyms Robert Randisi has written some 500 novels and edited more than 30 anthologies. He co-founded MYSTERY SCENE magazine, the American Crime Writers League, and the Private Eye Writers of America organization, for which he created the Shamus Award. Under his own name, Randisi is best-known as a mystery writer. Under the name of
J. R. ROBERTS he is the creator of the 15 million-copy-selling GUNSMITH series, now nearly 400 titles strong. He lives with his wife, writer Marthayn Pelegrimas, on the bank of the Mississippi in Missouri.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..THEN SOMEBODY KILLS YOU!, a Rat Pack mystery (Severn)

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Westerns

Most recent:            THE RELUCTANT PINKERTON (NAL)

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Coming next:………RETURN TO VENGEANCE CREEK (Thorndike 2017)

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IAN RANKIN      Ian Rankin is the international bestselling author of many novels. He is especially well known for his Inspector John Rebus mysteries, which are set in Edinburgh, Ian’s home town. Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger (2005). In 2004, he won the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and he has won Denmark’s Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir, and the Deutscher Krimipreis. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the universities of Aberta, St Andrews, and Edinburgh.

Mysteries

Most recent:            RATHER BE THE DEVIL, an Inspector Rebus mystery (Little, Brown)

Coming next:          UNTITLED, an Inspector Rebus mystery (Little, Brown, January 2017)

Fiction

Most recent:            DOORS OPEN (Little, Brown)

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LES ROBERTS      Les Roberts, who won the inaugural Shamus Award for first-time authors, has written more than 2,500 half-hour TV episodes for such shows as THE LUCY SHOW, THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, and THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and was the first producer and head writer FOR THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES. He has created two mystery series, the best known being his Cleveland-based series featuring Slovenian private eye Milan Jacovich. He lives in Ohio.

Mysteries

Most recent:……….SPEAKING OF MURDER,a Milan Jacovich mystery (Gray)

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        Most recent:           WET WORK, a Dominick Candiotti mystery (Gray)

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PETER ROBINSON       Peter Robinson, an international bestselling author who was born in Yorkshire, England, has won the Edgar Award, the Daggger in the Library Award, Arthur Ellis Award (six times), the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, the Martin Beck Award, and the Palle Rosenkrantz Award. His novels featuring Inspector Alan Banks,  Yorkshire detective inspector,  have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times and the London Sunday Times, where his novels have reached #1. By the end of 2013 ten of his novels will have been filmed for ITV and shown around the world. Peter Robinson lives in Toronto, Canada, and Richmond, Yorkshire, with his wife.

Mysteries

Most recent:……….WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER, an Inspector Banks mystery (Morrow)

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Coming next:…… SLEEPING IN THE GROUND, an Inspector Banks mystery (Morrow  2017)

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Fiction

Most recent:           NO CURE FOR LOVE, a non-series thriller (Morrow)

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Coming next:          NOT SAFE AFTER DARK, short stories (Morrow 2017)

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CHARLES RYAN      Charles Ryan is the author of nine naval and military thrillers. He lives with his wife in Gridley, California.

Suspense

Most recent:……….TYPHOON (Pinnacle)

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JACK D. SCHWAGER      Jack Schwager, a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds, has worked on Wall Street all his professional life, most often serving as Director of Futures Research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms. He currently is co-portfolio manager for ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund and is a frequent seminar speaker and lecturer. He has written several very successful books in his area of specialty. He lives with his wife in New York City.

Finance

Most recent:………. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE FUTURES MARKET, 2e (Wiley)

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JUDITH SKILLINGS      With her husband, Judith Skillings operates a classic car restoration business in Pennsylvania. Her mystery series uses the classic car restoration industry as a backdrop.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..DRIVEN TO MURDER (Avon)

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EDWARD SKLEPOWICH      Edward Sklepowich is a university lecturer in Tunis, Tunisia, where he has lived for many years. He has been a Fulbright Scholar of American Literature in Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia. His Urbino Macintyre mysteries are set in Venice, a city he knows very well. He lives in Sousse, Tunisia, and Greenwich Village, New York City.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..THE VEILS OF VENICE, an Urbino Macintyre mystery (Severn)

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JANICE SMITH      Janice Smith, who writes as both JUSTINE DAVIS and JUSTINE DARE, is the author of more than 60 novels and has won the RITA award four times and several Reviewer’s Choice and Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times. She has also been inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame, making her one of a very select group of writers. She lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington.

writing as JUSTINE DAVIS

Romantic suspense

Most recent:………..OPERATION SOLDIER NEXT DOOR, a Cutter’s Code romance (Silhouette)

Coming next:……… UNTITLED, a Cutter’s Code romance (Silhouette, 2016)

writing as JUSTINE DARE

Most recent:………..AVENGING ANGEL (NAL)

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MICKEY SPILLANE, estate      Mickey Spillane and his iconic private eye, Mike Hammer, burst onto the literary scene in 1947 with the publication of I, THE JURY, changing the world of mystery novels irrevocably. More than 225 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. Before he died, Mickey Spillane published 29 novels; the first seven were Mike Hammer novels. Since his death, eight novels, including seven Mike Hammers, all completed by his literary executor, MAX ALLAN COLLINS (see above), have been published.


JONATHAN VALIN      Jonathan Valin, a winner of the Shamus Award, has written 11 mysteries featuring Cincinnati private eye Harry Stoner. FINAL NOTICE was filmed as a television movie. He founded and edited a music magazine, Fi, and writes and reviews music and movies. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and dog.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..MISSING, a Harry Stoner mystery (Delacorte)

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JUDITH VAN GIESON      Judith Van Gieson is the author of 13 mystery novels in two series. Albuquerque lawyer/sleuth Neil Hamel is the protagonist of eight novels. Archivist and librarian Claire Reynier is featured in five mysteries. Born in Manhattan, Judith Van Gieson has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 1993.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..DITCHRIDER, a Neil Hamel mystery (HarperCollins)

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Most recent:………  THE SHADOW OF VENUS, a Claire Reynier mystery (Signet)

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GLEN WAGGONER       Glen Waggoner, a founder of Rotisserie League Baseball, is a magazine writer, the author of such books as DIVOTS, SHANKS, GIMMES, MULLIGANS, AND CHILI DIPS, and the coauthor of the autobiographies of John Daly, the golfer,  and Bobby Murcer and Mike Schmidt, the baseball players. He also wrote ON GOLF with Jim Flick, the celebrated golf coach. He lives in New York City.

Collaborations

Most recent:………..CAGE RAT, with New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long (Ecco) 


CLAUDIA WELCH      Claudia Welch was born in Los Angeles, raised in Connecticut, went to college at USC, and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband. She writes women’s fiction under her own name and historical romances as CLAUDIA DAIN.

Women’s fiction

Most recent:………..SORORITY SISTERS (Berkley)

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writing as CLAUDIA DAIN

      Historical romance

Most recent:           DARING A DUKE, a Courtesan Chronicles romance (Berkley)

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COLLIN WILCOX, estate      Collin Wilcox published 30 novels in 30 years, some under the name Carter Wick, one in collaboration with BILL PRONZINI (see above). His best-known protagonist is Lieutenant Frank Hastings of the San Francisco Police Department, who appeared in 19 novels. Alan Barnhardt, an idiosyncratic theater director, is featured in four mysteries.

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