Authors A – L


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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


VALERIE ANAND      The author of many works of historical fiction, Valerie Anand lives in Surrey, England.

Historical novels

Most recent:………….THE HOUSE OF ALLERTON (Mira)

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writing as FIONA BUCKLEY

Historical mysteries

Most recent:………….THE SIREN QUEEN, an Ursula Blanchard Elizabethan mystery (Scribner)

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JANE APPLEGATE       A small business consultant and former syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, Jane Applegate was named National Media Advocate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration and has been recognized for her service to the business community by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Most recent:               201 GREAT IDEAS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS (Wiley)

                                                      Rights available: movie/TV

Click here for more information about Jane Applegate and her books.


MARIAN BABSON      Marian Babson was born in the United States, but, a passionate Anglophile, she has lived most of her life in London, England.

         Cozy mysteries

Most recent:              NO CO-OPERATION FROM THE CAT (St. Martin’s)

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JOHN BALL, estate      John Ball is best known as the author of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, which introduced his most famous character, Pasadena detective Virgil Tibbs. Ball wrote six more Virgil Tibbs novels and some 20 other novels, most of them mysteries and suspense novels. 


SAM BARONE       Sam Barone is a retired software executive with a passionate interest in early civilization. He lives with his wife in Prescott, Arizona.

Historical novels

Most recent:           CONFLICT OF EMPIRES (Century)

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NEVADA BARR      A New York Times bestselling author and winner of several awards for her fiction, Nevada Barr was an actor for 18 years before becoming a National Park Service ranger. Her novels featuring Anna Pigeon, her series character, usually are set in U.S. National Parks. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and a small menagerie of cats and dogs.

Mysteries

Most recent:…….  BOAR ISLAND, an Anna Pigeon mystery (Minotaur)

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               Most recent:……. .13 1/2 (Vanguard)

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OLGA BICOS      Author of romantic suspense novels and historical romances, Olga Bicos shows and breeds prize-winning Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs and lives with her husband in southern California.

Romantic suspense

Most recent:……….DEADLY IMPULSE (Mira)

writing as CAMERON CRUISE

Romantic suspense

Most recent:………..DARK MATTER (Mira)


MAX ALLAN COLLINS      New York Times bestselling author and 2017 Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, Collins is a two-time Shamus Award winner Max Allan Collins, who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America, has written novels, movie novelizations, comic books, graphic novels, short stories, comics, screenplays, and trading cards. He lives in Iowa with his wife, Barbara Collins, also a writer (see below).

Mysteries

Most recent:………….BETTER DEAD, a Nate Heller mystery (Forge)

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        QUARRY IN THE BLACK, a Quarry suspense novel (Hard Case)

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Coming next:              DO NO HARM, a Nate Heller mystery (Forge 2018)

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                                                    QUARRY ON TARGET, a Quarry suspense novel (Hard Case 2017)

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Thrillers

Most recent:………        EXECUTIVE ORDER, a Joe Reeder thriller (Thomas & Mercer)

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Coming next:..               THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, a Joe Reeder thriller (Thomas & Mercer 2018)

                                          Rights available: movie/TV

Graphic novels

Selected titles:………     THE ROAD TO PERDITION (DC), MS. TREE (PaperJacks)

Movie Tie-ins

Selected titles:……..    .SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THE MUMMY, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

with MICKEY SPILLANE, “Mike Hammer novels”

Most recent:…………     THE WILL TO KILL, a Mike Hammer novel (Titan)

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Coming next:……….      KILLING TOWN, a Mike Hammer novel (Titan, May 2018)

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with MICKEY SPILLANE, westerns

Most recent:…………     THE BLOODY SPUR, a Caleb York western (Kensington)

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Coming next:……….   UNTITLED, a Caleb York western (Kensington 2018)

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with BARBARA COLLINS, writing as BARBARA ALLAN

Most recent:…………    ANTIQUES FRAME, a Trash & Treasures mystery (Kensington)

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Coming next:……….     ANTIQUES WANTER, a Trash & Treasures mystery (Kensington 2018)

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Click here for more information about Max Allan Collins and Barbara Collins and their books.

JASMINE CRESSWELL      Jasmine Cresswell, an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 70 novels, lives with her husband in Sarasota, Florida.

Romantic suspense

Most recent:…………      PAYBACK (Mira)

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ELLEN CROSBY      Ellen Crosby, a former newspaper and radio journalist and US Senate aide, has lived and worked in Russia, France, and England. She lives with her family in Virginia.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..        THE CHAMPAGNE CONSPIRACE, a Wine Country mystery (Minotaur)

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Coming next:……….       THE VINEYARD VICTIMS, a Wine Country mystery (Minotaur 2017)

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Most recent:……….         GHOST IMAGE, a Sophie Medina mystery (Scribner)

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HANNAH DENNISON      Hannah Dennison, a British expatriate, lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.

Mysteries

Most recent:…………        MURDEROUS MAYHEM AT HONEYCHURCH HALL, a Kat Stanford mystery                                              (Minotaur)

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ELIZABETH DUNCAN      Winner of the St. Martin’s/Malice Domestic First Mystery Award and the Bony Blithe Award, Elizabeth Duncan, a college teacher, lives in Toronto, Canada.

         Mysteries

 Most recent:                    MURDER IS FOR KEEPS, a Penny Brannigan mystery  (Minotaur)

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 Coming next:                  THE MARMALADE MURDERS, a Penny Brannigan mystery (Minotaur 2018)

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                Most recent:                    MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER, a “Shakespeare in the Catskills” mystery”

(Crooked Lane Books)

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Coming next:                  UNTITLED, a “Shakespeare in the Catskills” mystery (Crooked Lane 2018)

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SUSAN DUNLAP      Susan Dunlap, the author of some 30 mysteries (in the Jill Smith, Vejay Haskell, Kiernan O’Shaughnessy, and Darcy Lott series) and novels, is a yoga teacher and has been a social worker, a paralegal, and a part of a private investigative defense team in a capital murder case. A founding board member and past president of Sisters in Crime, she lives with her husband outside San Francisco.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..        OUT OF NOWHERE, a Darcy Lott mystery (Severn)

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RONNI EISENBERG      Ronni Eisenberg created the field of “Organization Solutions.” She identified a growing problem and developed ways to show others how to be more organized, overcome obstacles,  and achieve their goals. Later, she recognized how “Organization Solutions” could be a strong, effective marketing tool. A corporate spokesperson for such companies as Coca Cola and Pfizer, she is a personal organizer and author of the international bestseller ORGANIZE YOURSELF.

Most recent:                   ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE (Wiley)

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LOREN D. ESTLEMAN      Among the many literary awards won by Loren Estleman are four Shamus Awards, two American Mystery Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, five Spur Awards, and the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in Michigan with his writer wife. 

Mysteries

Most recent:………..      THE LIONESS IN WINTER, an Amos Walker mystery (Forge)

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                Most recent:                 BRAZEN, a Valentine mystery (Forge)

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Coming next:………     THE BLACK & WHITE BALLan Amos Walker mystery (Forge 2018)

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         Historical fiction

Most recent:………..    THE CONFESSIONS OF AL CAPONE (Forge)

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         Westerns

Most recent:                CAPE HELL (Forge)

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Coming next:              THE BALLAD OF BLACK BART (Forge 2018)

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TRICIA FIELDS      Tricia Fields, who lives with her family in Indiana, won the Tony Hillerman Award for her first novel, THE TERRITORY. Her mysteries, which feature Sheriff Josie Gray, are set in the town of Artemis, Texas, across the Rio Grande from Mexico.

Mysteries

Most recent:……….      MIDNIGHT CROSSING, a Sheriff Josie Gray mystery (Minotaur)

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ED GORMAN, estate     Ed Gorman was an award-winning author of novels and short stories.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..     RIDERS ON THE STORM, a Sam McCain mystery (Pegasus)

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 Most recent:                 ELIMINATION, a Dev Conrad mystery (Severn)

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          Westerns

Most recent:               WOLF MOON (Ballantine)

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writing as DANIEL RANSOM

          Horror

Most recent:            NIGHTMARE CHILD (Dell)

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BETTE HAGMAN, estate     Bette Hagman was one of the first creators of cookbooks written specifically and exclusively for celiacs, persons allergic to gluten. Her books, beginning with her classic GLUTEN-FREE GOURMET, have remained in print for years.


DAVID HANDLER      The winner of the Edgar Award and the American Mystery Award, David Handler has written some 20 novels spread over three mystery series and including several stand alone novels. One of the latter, GIDEON, which he co-wrote under the pseudonym Russell Andrews, was an international bestseller. He was part of the original writing staff that created the Emmy Award-winning sitcom KATE AND ALLIE. He lives with his wife and cats in a 200-year-old carriage house in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

Mysteries

Most recent:……….    THE LAVENDER LANE LOTHARIO, a Berger & Mitry mystery  (Minotaur)

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Most recent:………     PHANTOM ANGEL, a Benji Golden mystery (Minotaur)

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Coming soon:            THE GIRL WITH KALEIDOSCOPE EYES, a new Stuart Hoag & Lulu mystery (Morrow

                                      2017)

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Thrillers

Most recent:………… CLICK TO PLAY (Severn)

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SUE HENRY      Sue Henry, winner of the Macavity and Anthony awards for her Alaska mysteries, has lived in Alaska for some 40 years. She brings history, Alaskan lore, and the majestic beauty of a vast landscape to her mysteries. 

Mysteries

Most recent:………… DEGREES OF SEPARATION, a Jessie Arnold mystery (NAL)

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Most recent:…………THE REFUGE, a Maxie & Stretch mystery (NAL)

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JOAN HESS      Joan Hess is the author of both the Claire Malloy and the Maggody mystery series. She is a winner of the American Mystery Award, a member of Sisters in Crime, and a former president of the American Crime Writers League. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Mysteries

Most recent:………..PRIDE vs. PREJUDICEa Claire Malloy mystery (Minotaur)

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     THE MERRY WIVES OF MAGGODY, an Arly Hanks mystery (Minotaur)

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ANDREW KAPLAN      Andrew Kaplan is a former journalist and war correspondent. He served in both the U.S. Army and the Israeli Army during the Six Day War and worked in military intelligence. He has consulted with groups that advise governments, and as president of a technical communications company he worked with a number of leading U.S. corporations and government agencies. He lives with his wife in Beverly Hills, California.

International Suspense

Most recent:…………SCORPION DECEPTION, a Scorpion international suspense novel (HarperCollins)

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                   Most recent:………HOMELAND: SAUL’S GAME a “Homeland” novel (HarperCollins)

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BRIAN KELLEHER      Brian Kelleher is a former newspaper reporter and public relations executive for a major corporation. In addition to writing some 40 novels and nonfiction works, he cohosts a twice-monthly paranormal radio show called “Encounters” and is a consultant for a private security firm working with U.S. intelligence agencies on anti-terrorism programs. Most of his fiction, including his 16-title WINGMAN series of books, are written under his penname, MACK MALONEY. He lives with his wife outside Boston, Massachusetts.

writing as MACK MALONEY

Military suspense

Most recent:……..OPERATION SEA GHOST (Forge)

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  SUPERHAWKS: STRIKE FORCE DELTA (St. Martin’s)

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         Movie Tie-ins          

              Most recent:           NEED FOR SPEED (Berkley)

  Nonfiction

Most recent:……… BEYOND AREA 51 (Berkley)

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JERRY KENNEALY      Jerry Kennealy, a lifetime resident of San Francisco, is a former police officer and private eye who lives with his wife in — yes — San Francisco.

Mysteries

Most recent:………….BEGGAR’S CHOICE, a Nick Polo mystery (St. Martin’s)

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Thrillers

Most recent:………     THE HUNTED (NAL)

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writing as JAMES BRANDT

 Thrillers

Most recent:               CHASING THE DEVIL (NAL)

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ELIZABETH LININGTON, estate      Writing under her own name and as Dell Shannon, Anne Blaisdell, Lesley Egan, and Egan O’Neill, Elizabeth Linington published more than 80 novels. As Dell Shannon, she was one of the first women to write police procedural mysteries. Her first mystery featured Lieutenant Luis Mendoza of the LAPD.


BENTLEY LITTLE    Bentley Little is the Bram Stoker Award winning author of some 25 horror novels and countless short stories. He lives with his family in Orange County, California.

Horror

Most recent:…………  THE CONSULTANT (Cemetery Dance)

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Coming soon:              THE HANDYMAN (Cemetery Dance 2017)

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JOHN LUTZ      John Lutz is the winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, The Trophee 813 Award, the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s Golden Derringer Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of over 40 novels, mysteries, and suspense novels and more than 200 short stories. Among his stand alone novels are SWF SEEKS SAME, which was made into the movie SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and THE EX, which was made into an HBO original movie. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida, with his wife.

Mysteries

Most recent:………… LIGHTNING, a Carver mystery (Holt)

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Thrillers

Most recent:………     SLAUGHTER, a Frank Quinn thriller (Pinnacle)

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Coming next:..           THE HONORABLE TRAITORS, a thriller (Pinnacle 2018)

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