There are 1,174 authors with hotlinks here, and 2,480 authors listed with no hotlinks currently known to this compiler for a total of 3,654 authors' names, pseudonyms, and/or hotlinks plus 1,024 non-author encyclopedia entries (characters, radio, TV, movies).
update of 7 February 2004
*** note: "A" through "H", and "M" through "Z" have the most complete non-author encyclopedia entries.*** |A: Jeff Abbott-E. C. Ayres |B: "M.M.B."-Siobhan Byrne |C: Michael Cadnum-Doug Cushman |D: Barbara D'Amato-Michael Allen Dymmoch |E: Arlton Eadie-Hannah Evans |F: William Faulkner-Jacques Futrelle |G: Emile Gaboriau-D. Gutterson |H: Edward Everett Hale-C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne |I: Kozo Igarashi-Peter Israel |J: Claire Rainwater Jacobs-Francis K. Judd |K: Hugh MacNair Kahler-Kathleen King Kunz |L: Ed Lacy-H. P. Lovecraft |M: Philip MacDonald-Marcia Muller |N: Frederick Nebel-Ramesh Nyberg |O: Maxine O'Callaghan-Rodrigues Ottolengui |P: Frank L. Packard-Parker Pyne |Q: Robert Quackenbush-Elizabeth Quinn |R: Clayton S. Rawson-Jay Russell |S: Robert Sampson-Joseph Szebenyei |T: Wade Tabor-Peg Tyre |U: Linda Uccello-Steven Utley |V: Andrew Vachss-Ray Vukcevich |W: C. C. Waddell--Ed Wyrick |X: Mr. X-Agent to Qiu Xialong |Y: Link Yaco-P. B. Yuill |Z: Fay Zachary-Sharon Zukowski
Special thanks to Michael E. Grost, who put a virtual encyclopedia of classic Mystery Detective fiction on the Web. Many of the authors listed below are found on the Web primarily though his entries, which I have marked as "@ MGrost". Many others are members of Mystery Writers of America which, oddly enough, did not have a Home Page until after this "Ultimate" one.