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"The A-Team": (NBC: 1983-1987) see TELEVISION "Tony Aapt": fictional detective Tony Aapt "Anthony Aaron": fictional detective Anthony Aaron Edward S[idney] Aarons [1916-16 June 1975] American millhand, salesman, fisherman, reporter; born Philadelphia; degrees from Columbia University in literature and history; Chief Petty Officer in U.S. Coast Guard 1941-45; married Ruth Ives (deceased), Grace Dyer; Connecticut resident. Author of: * CIA "Assignment" series, series character Dam Durell (50 novels) Cajun CIA agent * "Jerry Benedict" series, under pseudonym Edward Ronns (28 novels) * Paul Ayres pseudonym * The Defenders [1960] novelization of TV series see TELEVISION Will B. Aarons: pseudonym house name by Fawcett Publications for printing 5 posthumous novels by Edward S. Aarons [according to the Encyclopedia Mysteriosa] Kieran Abbey, pseudonym of Helen Reilly Anthony Abbott, pseudonym for Charles Fulton Oursler [22 Jan 1893-24 May 1942] Born in Baltimore; 8th-grade dropout; * supervising editor for all MacFadden magazines * True Detective * Physical Culture * Editor, "Liberty" magazine * Senior Editor: "Reader's Digest" * converted to Catholicism 1943, religious author: * The Greatest Story Ever Told * The Greatest Book Ever Written * "City Police Commissioner Thatcher Colt" Mystery/Detective novel series Anthony Abbott Van Dine School subgenre "Ben Abbott": fictional detective; Ben Abbott Jeff [V.] Abbott, Austin, Texas, no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels include: * the "Jordan Poteet" Cozy Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Jordan Poteet (Librarian / Amateur Detective) in Texas: * Distant Blood [Ballantine, 1996] * Promises Of Home [Ballantine, 1996] * The Only Good Yankee[Ballantine, 1995] * Do Unto Others [Ballantine, 1994] Winner of Agatha and Macavity awards John B. Abbott, Jr., no known Web page John H. Abbott, no known Web page "Pat and Jean Abbot": Husband-wife detective team of characters by Francis Crane; see also: Pat and Jean Abbott "Abel Marsh": (NBC: 1977) see TELEVISION Alex Abella (1950-): "Meet Alex Abella, a man who loves his espresso. After graduating from Columbia University on a Pulitzer Scholarship, Alex has worked as a journalist; an Emmy-nominated TV news producer, writer and reporter; a foreign-language instructor (he speaks five languages fluently); a screenwriter and a court interpreter. He also stays up late writing novels." Website also has family history (pre-Castro Havana tobacco farm), virtual L.A. tour, "secret Cuba", bio, book ordering, email. Official Alex Abella Site Mystery/Detective Novels include: * The Killing of the Saints [Crown, Sep 1991] Detective novel involving the Occult and Santaria; A New York Times Notable Book; Introducing Cuban-born sleuth Charlie Morell who must face dark secrets to solve a heinous cult-like murder in L.A.'s Hispanic community. * The Great American [1997] U.S. Marine William Morgan arrives in Cuba on the eve of the revolution and stays in a stormy historical tale of love, justice and one man's search for redemption. [see Sample and PDF File on home page] "Uncle Abner": character in fiction of Melville Davisson Post * The Methods of Uncle Abner [1974] * The Complete Uncle Abner [1977] includes biobiography "Above Suspicion": Movie [MGM: 1943] see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Peter Abrahams: "Peter Abrahams is the author of nine previous novels, including The Fan and Lights Out, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best novel. He lives on Cape Cod with his wife and four children." Peter Abrahams hom page "My favorite American suspense novelist." -- Stephen King Mystery/Detective Books include: * A Perfect Crime * Crying Wolf * Last of the Dixie Heroes: "Roy Hill married the girl of his dreams, dotes on his eleven-year-old son, and is next in line for a big promotion in the Atlanta office of a global corporation. Then, almost imperceptibly it all starts to unravel. He is losing control of his life. When his best friend joins a Civil War reenactment group, spending his weekends in camps where the year is forever 1863, Roy finds the idea laughable...even though he is the descendent and namesake of a Confederate Civil War hero. But when he visits the regiment just to be polite, something unexpected happens, gradually opening Roy's eyes to the secret of a distant conflict that never ended -- and leading him down a path that grows more menacing at every turn. With his job disappearing in a way he could never have foreseen, his whole life slipping out of control, Roy falls deeper and deeper into the Rebel past. A strange and powerful idea takes hold: that his life went wrong long before he was born, in the fateful campaigns that preceded the burning of Atlanta. Among the men, a hard-core splinter group is formed -- with Roy at its center. On an ancient battlefield, the once-clear lines between reenactment and reality begin to disappear. When his son is taken hostage is it real? When the old musket fire will they still fire blanks? Or will a bloody history come stunningly to life? An extraordinary novel about the fate of men and women no longer in step with the rhythms of the modern world, marching back into Southern history to make things right, Last of the Dixie Heroes is Peter Abrahams's most dazzlingly original work yet." [see sample chapters on website] J. L. Abramo: Catching Water in a Net was Winner of the 2000 St. Martin's Press/ Private Eye Writers of America Award "Best First Private Eye Novel" J. L. Abramo home page * "San Francisco private investigator Jake Diamond is so much in the mold of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, you can practically hear Hammett and Chandler muttering from the great beyond about copyright infringement. But author J.L. Abramo nevertheless serves up a refreshingly old-school treat with his debut novel, Catching Water in a Net. Abramo shows a clear flair for the genre, and wisely keeps the twists coming fast enough that readers have no choice but to keep turning pages." [David Lazarus, San Francisco Chronicle] * "Abramo's prize-winning novel brings back the spirit of Raymond Chandler, Spillane and countless other tough-guy P.I. authors in a way that's original while paying tribute to its genre predecessors." [William Starr, The State] * "Meet Jake Diamond, a San Francisco PI who is more over-easy than hard-boiled, needs lots of help but is afraid to ask, has a difficult time keeping his neckties stain free, guzzles bourbon and antacid with equal ineffectiveness, and can't get enough of Dickens and Dumas. As much as he could use the work, Jake is not anxious to take on the case of a missing husband. Jake has learned from experience that being a missing husband is not necessarily a bad thing to be, particularly if the husband in question is a murder suspect. Jake's friend and mentor, Jimmy Pigeon, who inspired Jake to trade his Screen Actors' Guild card for a private investigator's license, had taught Diamond well. 'Whenever I'm asked to locate a missing spouse,' Jimmy said, 'the words "no, but thanks for asking" always come to mind.' Diamond is all set to live by those words until he discovers that the murder victim was Jimmy Pigeon himself. Determined to discover the identity of Pigeon's killer, Diamond scrambles between Los Angeles and San Francisco following leads that range from weak to delusional. With the help of his trusty and sarcastic assistant, Darlene Roman, compulsive gambler Vinnie Stradivarius, and Italian-American 'businessman' Joey Russo; Jake slowly uncovers the motives behind the death of Jimmy Pigeon. Along the way, Jake trips over the bodies of a few other hapless victims, dodges mob hit men and over-zealous police detectives, and finds the case swimming with characters from his past. Catching Water in a Net offers a tasty recipe for mystery; a perfect blend of surprises and humor that will keep the reader in suspense and in stitches. Abramo echoes themes from some of the great crime writers past and present, adding a great deal of his own...handled with aplomb and wit." [John Dantzler, Co-author Hiking South Carolina] * "First novelist Abramo has the hard-boiled private eye formula down pat -- the novel is solidly written and captures the mood of the genre." [Booklist] * "Fast-paced...ought to please pulp diehards." [Kirkus Reviews] * [see chapters online at home page] Peter Abresch: Peter Abresch - Jim Dandy Elderhostel mystery series (your humble webmaster has been teaching at Elderhostel for 5 years): * Bloody Bonzai [1998] Elderhostlers in New Jersey * Killing Thyme [1999] Elderhostlers in Baltimore, Maryland * Tip a Canoe [2000] "Eddie Ace": fictional detective; Eddie Ace "Harvey Ace": fictional detective; Harvey Ace "Johnny Ace": fictional detective; Johnny Ace Peter Ackroyd, full name Peter Warwick Ackroyd (1949-): * 1 mystery/detective/macabre novel: * Hawksmoor [Hamish Hamilton, Sep 1985; Harper & Row, Jan 1986] modern detective vs. 18th century architect absorbed in demon-worship * 1 fantasy macabre novel without detectives * First Light [London: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1989; New York: Grove, Sep 1989; Abacus, Apr 1990] fantasy novel set near Neolithic grave which, when excavated, causes weird events (including the stars at night reverting to neolithic positions) "Roger Ackroyd": fictional detective; Roger Ackroyd "Adam 12": (NBC: 1968-1975) see TELEVISION Cleve Franklin Adams (1895-1949): friend of Raymond Chandler; Chicago resident * the "Rex McBride" series of Mystery/Detective novels "Dan Adams": fictional detective; Dan Adams Deborah Adams; Waverly, Tennessee: Deborah Adams Deborah Adams Jesus Creek, Tennessee series e-mail Deborah Adams see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels include: * the "Jesus Creek" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring the Jesus Creek, Tennessee location: * All The Blood Relations [Ballantine, 1996] alien abduction/murder focus on Kate Yancy (Bed & Breakfast Owner in Jesus Creek) * All The Deadly Beloved [Ballantine, 1995] focus on Reb Gassler (Police Chief of Jesus Creek) * All The Hungry Mothers [Ballantine, 1994] flying saucers, demons, and murder; focus on Janet Ayres (Nanny) * All The Dark Disguises [Ballantine, 1993] 2nd in series to focus on Kay Martin (Police Officer) * All The Crazy Winters [Ballantine, 1992] focus on Delia Cannon (Librarian) * All The Great Pretenders [Ballantine, 1991] first novel, nominated for an Agatha award; focus on Kay Martin (Police Officer in Jesus Creek) "Dr. Charlie Adams": Oral Surgeon/amateur sleuth in fiction by Rick Boyer "Doc Adams": fictional detective; Doc Adams "Joe Adams": fictional detective; in "Mr. Lucky" Joe Adams Harold B. Adams, no known Web page; at least 16 novels: * the "Carl Wilcox" Historical (1930s) Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Carl Wilcox (Sign Painter) of Cordon, South Dakota: * Murder [1981] * Paint the Town Red [1982] * The Missing Moon [1983] * The Naked Liar [1985] * The Fourth Widow [1986] * The Barbed Wire Noose [1987] * The Man Who Met the Train [1988] * The Man Who Missed the Party [1989] * The Man Who Was Taller Than God [1992] * A Perfectly Proper Murder [1993] * A Way With Widows [1994] * Ditched Blonde [1995] * Hatchet Job [1996] * The Ice Pick Artist [1997] * No Badge, No Gun [1998] * Lead, So I Can Follow [1999] "Hilda Adams": nurse a.k.a. "Miss Pinkerton" in novels of Mary Roberts Rinehart Jane Adams: * the "Mike Croft" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Detective Inspector Mike Croft of Norfolk, England: * The Greenway [1995] * Cast the First Stone [1996] * Fade to Grey [1998] Laurie Adams, no known Web page Samuel Hopkins Adams: Samuel Hopkins Adams @ MGrost William Powell Adams, no known Web page Lydia Adamson: at least 30 Mystery/Detective novels in 3 series: * the "Deirdre Quinn Nightingale" Cozy Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Deirdre Quinn Nightingale (Veterinarian) of New York City: * Dr. Nightingale Comes Home [1994) * Dr. Nightingale Rides the Elephant [1994) * Dr. Nightingale Goes to the Dogs [1995) * Dr. Nightingale Goes the Distance [1995) * Dr. Nightingale Enters the Bear Cave [1996) * Dr. Nightingale Chases Three Little Pigs [1996) * Dr. Nightingale Rides to the Hounds [1997) * Dr. Nightingale Meets Puss in Boots [1997) * Dr. Nightingale Races the Outlaw Colt [1998) * Dr. Nightingale Traps the Missing Lynx [1999) * the "Lucy Wayles" Cozy Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Lucy Wayles (Librarian) of New York City: * Beware the Tufted Duck [1996] * Beware the Butcher Bird [1997] * Beware The Laughing Gull [1998] * the "Alice Nestleton" Cozy Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Alice Nestleton (Actress) of New York City: * A Cat in the Manger [1990] * A Cat of a Different Color [1991] * A Cat in Wolf's Clothing [1991] * A Cat in the Wings [1992] * A Cat by Any Other Name [1992] * A Cat with a Fiddle [1993] * A Cat in a Glass House [1993] * A Cat with No Regrets [1994] * A Cat on the Cutting Edge [1994] * A Cat on a Winning Streak [1995] * A Cat in Fine Style [1995] * A Cat under the Mistletoe [1996] * A Cat in a Chorus Line [1996] * A Cat on a Beach Blanket [1997] * A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock [1997] * A Cat on Stage Left [1998] * A Cat of One's Own [1999] Thomas Adcock: Thomas Adcock "Darkmaze" Thomas Adcock is the Edgar Award-winning author of the Neil Hockaday series of Police Procedural crime novels, the latest of which is: * Thrown-Away Child [Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, April 1996] "He lives in the Hell's Kitchen district of Manhattan, New York City [where Magic Dragon's webmaster's grandfather grwe up]. A newspaperman-turned-novelist, Adcock was born in Detroit and raised there, as well as New York City. He is married to New York actress Kim Sykes. His elder daughter, Anne Karel, is also an actress in New York; his younger daughter, Jessica, is a junior at the University of Iowa, where she will enter the Iowa Writers Workshop next year on returning from exchange studies in Venezuela. Adcock began his journalism career with the Detroit Free Press, where he reported on police and city politics. He also worked for the Detroit bureau of the New York Times. Later, he wrote for the Sun Newspapers of Minnesota, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minneapolis Tribune. Additionally, he was a contributing editor of Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine. (These days, he keeps his hand in the newspaper world by reviewing novels for the New York Times and other publications.) Following his journalism career and previous to writing fiction on a full-time basis, Adcock worked in the Madison Avenue advertising business while authoring a dozen paperback novels under three different pseudonyms -- all having the initials B.S. in common. He later wrote television soap opera scripts. Adcock's first book under his own name was a nonfiction novel: * Precinct 19 (Doubleday, 1984), an account of a year spent with the officers of Manhattan's Upper East Side stationhouse. Next came the first of his series of novels featuring NYPD Detective Neil "Hock" Hockaday: * Sea of Green This was followed by: * Dark Maze, winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1992 (best original paperback), * Drown All the Dogs, and * Devil's Heaven The new novel, Thrown-Away Child, will be published in April 1996. Currently, Adcock is at work on the sixth Hockaday novel: * Grief Street, for release in the spring of 1997. The Hockaday character developed in a series of Adcock's short stories published by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The first of these stories, * "Christmas Cop", won Adcock an Edgar Award nomination in 1986. The author's short fiction has been reprinted in numerous anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. His novels have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian and Bulgarian. Thomas Adcock also writes radio dramas for broadcast in central Europe, and is an instructor of creative writing at New York's New School for Social Research. He is a founding member and officer of the U.S.-Canadian section of the International Association of Crime Writers. He is also a member of PEN International, the Czech Writers Union, and has served as a national executive board member of the Mystery Writers of America. Mystery/Detective Books: * 19th Precinct [Sept 1984] * Sea of Green [Nov 1989] * Dark Maze [Dec 1991] * Drown All the Dogs [Jan 1994] * Devil's Heaven [Jan 1995] * Thrown-Away Child [Mar 1996] * Grief Street [Sept 1997] Web site has book excerpts, photo, bio, audio, reviews, hotlinks, and more Gary W. Addis, no known Web page "David Addison and Maddie Hayes": fictional detectives; on TV series "Moonlighting"; David Addison and Maddie Hayes "Irene Adler": She is referred to by Sherlock Holmes, to whom she "will always be the woman." 1858: born in New Jersey, USA; Prima Donna at the Imperial Opera of Warsaw, where she was romantically involved with the King of Bohemia; later married to lawyer Godfrey Norton. Sherlock Holmes fell in love with her and, supposedly, had a short affair which ended in the birth of a child. Sherlock Holmes called her "the daintiest thing under a bonnet on this planet." 1903: died. Warren Adler: Warren Adler home page home page, book shelf, articles, book chat, events, book club, author bio, about Stonehouse; Below text adapted from home page: * "Warren Adler's 24th novel Mourning Glory, a compelling bittersweet novel in the vein of The War of the Roses, is now available at all fine bookstores. * Coming soon is Cult, Mr. Adler's 25th novel which will be published exclusively by Three Ponds Press, a new imprint of Stonehouse Press. * "His novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and two have become major motion pictures, the classic The War of the Roses starring Michael Douglas and Random Hearts starring Harrison Ford. see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT * A trilogy on Public Television The Sunset Gang was a critical and popular success and has played many times all over the world. It was produced by Linda Lavin and starred a stellar cast including Uta Hagen, Ron Rifkin, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara and Doris Roberts. see TELEVISION * Mr. Adler is currently one of the few and perhaps the only novelist in the world that has created a complete eBook library of his works which are available world-wide on every existing electronic platform, including Microsoft Reader, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Gemstar, Palm, PocketPCs, Franklin eBookman, hiebook and other eBook publishing venues. They will be available soon in most languages and in audio. All of his titles are in print in both hardcover and trade paperback and are available wherever books are sold. * His website WarrenAdler.com is cited as one of the best in its field and is linked to every major bookseller in the country. * Mr. Adler's themes deal primarily with intimate human relationships -- the mysterious nature of love and attraction, the fragile relationships between husbands and wives and parents and children, the corrupting power of money, the aging process and many other important universal themes. His books have been cited by readers and reviewers for their insight and wisdom in presenting and deciphering the complexities of contemporary life. * A product of the New York public school system, Mr. Adler graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and New York University, where he majored in English literature. Inspired by his freshman English Professor Don Wolfe, Mr. Adler went on to study creative writing with Dr. Wolfe when he taught at the New School. He also studied under Dr. Charles Glicksburg at the New School. * Among his classmates were Mario Puzo, William Styron and many other talented writers. Two collections of short stories "American Vanguard" and "Which Grain Will Grow" were published by Doubleday and represented a showcase of many young emerging authors, who like Warren Adler, won both popular and critical acclaim. * After graduating from New York University with a degree in English literature, Mr. Adler worked for the New York Daily News before becoming Editor of the Queens Post, a prize winning weekly newspaper on Long Island. His column "Pepper on the Side" became a staple of a number of newspapers in the country. * During the Korean War, after basic training he was recruited by Armed Forces Press Service to serve in the Pentagon as the only Washington Correspondent for the service. His Washington by-line went all over the world and was published in every publication put out by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. * Prior to his success as a novelist, Mr. Adler had a distinguished business career. He has owned four radio stations and a TV station, has run his own advertising and public relations agency in Washington, D.C. and was one of the founders with his wife Sonia and son David of the Washington Dossier magazine. * When his first novel was published in 1974, he gave up all interest in business to become a full time novelist, which he has been doing ever since. * "I wanted to be a novelist since I was fifteen years old," he says. "Throughout my early career, I would write from five to ten in the morning every day before going to my office, a habit that has stayed with me since." * Mr. Adler's novels have always been in demand by motion picture producers. Ten of his novels have been sold or optioned to the movies. see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT The Lifetime Network is currently poised to produce a series based on Mr. Adler's mystery book character Fiona FitzGerald, a homicide detective in the Washington D.C. police force. see TELEVISION * When he is not writing, Mr. Adler lectures on creative writing, motion picture adaptation and the future of Electronic Books. He is the founder of the Jackson Hole Writer's Conference and has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Jackson Hole Public Library one of the most important libraries in the West. Go to Ultimate Westerns Web Guide * He is married to the former Sonia Kline, a magazine editor. He was three sons, David, Jonathan, and Michael and divides his time between New York City and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. * Warren Adler has published 25 novels and short story collections that have been translated into more than two dozen languages and two have become major motion pictures. All of Mr. Adler's published work is now available for immediate purchase in hardcover, paperback and all major eBook formats. Titles below available through home page: Mystery/Detective/Thrillers: * Trans-Siberian Express Dr. Alex Cousins knows a dark secret-one that the Soviet Union will stop at nothing to keep him in Siberia on the world's longest and most exotic train ride. [see home page for More about Trans-Siberian Express]. * The Casanova Embrace Three women become sex slaves to a South American diplomat's murderous and political impulses. Through the power of his sexuality, the Diplomat recruits three women to engage in international terrorism. [see home page for More about The Casanova Embrace]. * Blood Ties At a family reunion, the Von Kassel family, who has been engaged in arms dealing for a hundred years, find themselves able to create the most destructive weapon on earth. [see home page for More about Blood Ties]. * Banquet Before Dawn After serving his Brooklyn district for years, a Congressman is challenged by a more liberal opponent. Trying everything to maintain his seat, he painfully learns his views are now irrelevant. [see home page for More about Banquet Before Dawn]. * Madeline's Miracles When an artist, her husband and their twins move to LA, they fall prey to a woman who convinces them that she is a psychic and can foresee their future. [see home page for More about Madeline's Miracles]. * We Are Holding the President Hostage When terrorists capture the daughter and grandson of a Mafia Don in Egypt, the Don cleverly insinuates himself into the White House and holds the President and his wife hostage. [see home page for More about We Are Holding the President Hostage]. * The Henderson Equation The editors of the influential Washington Chronicle have just exposed and brought down a President through investigative reports. Now they are attempting to create their own choice for Chief Executive. [see home page for More about The Henderson Equation]. * Undertow The beautiful black aide and lover of a womanizing married Senator, has accidentally drowned. The Senator mounts a massive cover-up campaign of cynical lies designed to deflect the potential damage. [see home page for More about Undertow]. Mystery/Detective Short Story Collections: * The Washington Dossier Stories Diplomacy, ethics, and passion clash in these chronicles of the social scene in the nation's capital. Originally published in the Dossier Magazine. [see home page for More about The Washington Dossier Stories]. * The Fiona FitzGerald Mysteries Fiona FitzGerald is a single, smart, sexy, strong-willed woman in her early 30's. She is the daughter of a senator and a Washington, D.C. homicide detective. She is also the heroine of Warren Adler's acclaimed six-book mystery series. [see home page for More about The Fiona FitzGerald Mysteries]. * American Quartet Never underestimate the power of failure. Four seemingly unconnected D.C. murders stimulate Fiona FitzGerald's sense of history. She delves into a disturbing obsession of a socially prominent but failed politician. [see home page for More about American Quartet]. * American Sextet Fiona FitzGerald uncovers a political sex scandal of massive proportions. Who could concoct a sexual conspiracy involving six men from the highest offices in the country - a great American Sextet! [see home page for More about American Sextet]. * The Witch of Watergate When an infamous reporter whose poison pen had destroyed many careers, is found hanging from her Watergate apartment, the elite of Washington rejoice. Fiona FitzGerald is on the case again. [see home page for More about The Witch of Watergate]. * Senator Love The rain uncovers two bodies and Fiona FitzGerald is baffled. Both murders points to a powerful man dubbed as "Senator Love." Besides solving the mystery, will Fiona submit to him? [see home page for More about Senator Love]. * Immaculate Deception A powerful pro-life Senator is found dead in her nightgown. Looks like suicide but Fiona FitzGerald knows better. Things get more baffling when one shocking clue contradicts the whole case. [see home page for More about Immaculate Deception. * The Ties That Bind A Supreme Court Justice that Fiona FitzGerald once had a past with is the target of her investigation into the brutal sadomasochistic murder of the daughter of a prominent lawyer. [see home page for More about The Ties That Bind]. Mainstream Novels: * Mourning Glory Brilliant and bittersweet, daring, erotic and darkly humorous, Mourning Glory pulls readers into one woman's tangled web. Here is another blockbusting and timely novel about the cost of getting what you want -- when what you really want is priceless. [see home page for More about Mourning Glory]. * The War of the Roses The Ultimate Divorce of all time. Oliver and Barbara Rose thought they had a perfect life-marriage, children and home, only to discover that their relationship was barely skin deep. [see home page for More about The War of the Roses]. * Random Hearts Two survivors of a tragic plane crash discover their dead spouses' infidelity. In the process, they discover how the mysterious nature of love can render people too powerless to resist. [see home page for More about Random Hearts]. * Private Lies When Ken meets the wife of a client, he discovers she is an old flame. Baffled by her non-recognition, he discovers her rich husband has no knowledge of her past. [see home page for More about Private Lies]. * Twilight Child The story of the ultimate clash between Grandparents and the spouse of their dead son, who is determined to lead a new life free of their influence on her child. [see home page for More about Twilight Child]. * Natural Enemies A young urban couple leave their tense lives and take a vacation in a more bucolic environment. Braving floods, avalanches, wild animals and human predators, they come face-to-face with death. [see home page for More about Natural Enemies]. Go to Ultimate Westerns Web Guide * The Housewife Blues A small-town girl is carried away by her "Prince Charming" to scary New York City. Warned by her uptight executive husband to beware, the newlywed cannot repress her instinctive innocence. [see home page for More about The Housewife Blues]. Mainstream Short Story Collections: * The Sunset Gang The retired residents of Sunset Village in Florida continue to thirst for life and love, teaching anyone a lot about living - a subject on which they are, after all, experts. [see home page for More about The Sunset Gang]. * Never Too Late for Love Nine additional stories written after The Sunset Gang. The inhabitants of Sunset Village are back as life goes on. Everyone of us, after all, is headed in the same direction. [see home page for More about Never Too Late for Love]. * Jackson Hole - Uneasy Eden A collection of fictional short stories, based on the author's experience as a resident of Jackson Hole, nestled in the heart of the Grand Tetons, America's most beautiful mountain range. [see home page for More about Jackson Hole - Uneasy Eden]. Plays: * [see home page] "The Adventurer": (UK: 1972) see TELEVISION "Adventures of the Thin Man": see "Nick and Nora Charles", characters in fiction by Dashiell Hammett "Agatha": Michael Apted movie (Warner Bros, 1978) semi-biograpohical, about Agatha Christie see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Richard Aellen, no known Web page Joan [Delano] Aiken [4 Sep 1924-] British author, daughter of famous poet Conrad Aiken, sister of writer Jane Aiken Hodge; * 10 genre novels, * 6 other novels, * 1 collection of short stories, * 43 children's books, * 4 plays, * 5 television plays, * 1 book of poetry, * 2 nonfiction books, Edgar Allen Poe Award 1972 for Best Children's Mystery, no known Web page Robert Aiello: Robert Aiello Catherine Aird, pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh [20 June 1930-], British author of: * "Inspector Sloan" novels (19 books) * 1 play * edited 4 books. * The "Inspector Sloan" novels are Cozy police procedurals set in Berebury, Calleshire County, England, and featuring Inspector Sloan, CID: * The Religious Body [1966] * A Most Contagious Game [1967] * Henrietta Who? [1968] * The Stately Home Murder [1969] also titled The Complete Steel * A Late Phoenix [1971] * His Burial Too [1973] * Slight Mourning [1976] * Parting Breath [1977] * Some Die Eloquent [1979] * Passing Strange [1981] * Last Respects [1982] * Harm's Way [1984] * A Dead Liberty [1986] * The Body Politic [1990] * A Going Concern [1993] * Injury Time [1994] * After Effects [1996] * Stiff News [1998] * Little Knell [2001] "Jinx Alameda": fictional detective; Jinx Alameda Bill Albert; Bertram, Texas; see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels include: * the "Kate and Charles Victorian" novels, co-authored with Robin Paige (pseudonym of Susan Albert) * Death At Daisy's Folly [Berkley] * Death at Gallows Green [Avon] Marvin H[ubert] Albert [1924-], American editor/copywriter/researcher/ scriptwriter known for: * 8 novels under pseudonym Albert Conroy * 8 "Jake Barrow" novels under pseudonym Nick Quarry * 3 "Tony Rome" novels under pseudonym Anthony Rome * 5 "Johnny Morini" novels under pseudonym Al Conroy * 4 non-series novels under pseudonym Al Conroy * 4 novels under pseudonym Ian McAllister * 24 novels under his own name * 4 nonfiction books no known Web page; * The "Stone Angel" Mystery/Detective Novel Series featuring Pete Sawyer, Private Investigator of Paris, France: * Stone Angel [1986] * Back in the Real World [1986] * Get Off at Babylon [1987] * Long Teeth [1987] * The Last Smile [1988] * The Midnight Sister [1989] * Bimbo Heaven [1990] * The Zig-Zag Man [1991] * The Riviera Contract [1992] Neil Albert, no known Web page; * The "Dave Garrett" Mystery/Detective Novel Series featuring Dave Garrett (Private Investigator) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: * The January Corpse [1991] * February Trouble [1992] * Burning March [1994] * Cruel April [1995] * Appointment in May [1996] * Tangled June [1997] Susan Wittig Albert; Bertram, Texas; see also co-author Bill Albert; Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert (Robin Paige) see also complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels include: * the "China Bayles herbal" novels: * Bloodroot [2001] * Mistletoe Man [2000] * Lavender Lies [1999] * Chile Death [1998] * Love Lies Bleeding [Berkley: Fall, 1997] * Rueful Death [Berkley, 1994] * Rosemary Remembered [Berkley, 1995] * Hangman's Root [Berkley, 1994] * Witches' Bane [Berkley, 1993] * Thyme Of Death [Berkley, 1992] nominated for Agatha and Anthony awards Martha Albrand: pseudonym of Hedi Huberta Freybe [8 Sep 1914-24 June 1981] Germany-born Swiss/American resident author of international intrigue: * 22 crime novels * 3 other novels (2 under pseudonym Christine Lambert) * 15 novels in German under pseudonym Katrin Holland * 1 television play "Nightmare in Copenhagen" * Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, 1950 Letha Albright: Winner, 1999 Dark Oak Award presented by Oak Tree Press; finalist in the 1998 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers contest. Career includes: newspapers, saw-mill, wilderness guide; Editor (1989-), School & Community [Missouri teachers]; undergraduate degree in psychology, Oklahoma; master's degree, journalism, University of Missouri. Albright lives in Columbia, Mo., with husband, two children, one cat. Hobbies: climbs rocks and hikes. Letha Albright lived eight years in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, the setting of her books. Letha Albright home page Books: * Tulsa Time [see website for hypertext presentation "scene of the crime"] "You may have read about it in the papers. When rising rock musician Charley Pack -- lead guitar player and singer for Tulsa-based alternative-rock band Powers That Be -- was charged with the bludgeoning death of his record producer, he was strangely silent. It was up to reporter Viv Powers, who has lived with the musician for the past eight years, to discover the truth. Their story is told in TULSA TIME, a new book by Letha Albright from Oak Tree Press. Read the book, check out the supporting documents and draw your own conclusions." Louisa May Alcott: Louisa May Alcott @ MGrost Peter Alding: pseudonym of Roderic Jeffries Rose L. Aldinger, no known Web page Pearl G. Aldrich, no known Web page Nathan Aldyne: * The "Dan Valentine/ Clarisse Lovelace" Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Dan Valentine and Clarisse Lovelace (both Bar Owners of Boston): * Canary [1981] * Cobalt [1982] * Slate [1984] * Vermilion [1985] Bruce Alexander: * The "Sir John Fielding" Historical (1700s) Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Sir John Fielding (Judge) of London, England: * Blind Justice [1994] * Murder in Grub Stree [1995] * Watery Grave [1996] * Person or Persons Unknown [1997] * Jack, Knave and Fool [1998] * Death of a Colonial [1999] * The Color of Death [2000] * Smuggler's Moon [2001] "Charlie Alexander": fictional detective {to be done} David Alexander (21 Apr 1907-21 Mar 1973), American Mystery author with some SF stories, various short stories, horse-racing columns: nothing on the Web? * Crime novels with series character Bert Hardin * Crime novels with series character Marty Lind * Crime novels with series character Lieutenant Romano * Crime novels with series character Tommy Twotoes Gary R. Alexander, no known Web page Margaret Alexander, no known Web page "Rachel Alexander": fictional detective; Rachel Alexander "Ray Alexander": fictional detective; Ray Alexander Skye Alexander: * The "Magical Mystery" Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Charlotte McCrae (Astrologer) of North Carolina: * Hidden Agenda [1997] * Hide in Plain Sight [1999] * Rose-Colored Glasses [2000] "Alfred Hitchock Presents": (NBC: 1955-1960; 1962-1964) see TELEVISION Michelle Allegretto Dennis Allan: see Rae Foley Paula Allardyce, see Charity Blackstock Ted [Theodore Edward le Bouthillier] Allbeury (24 Oct 1917-) British crime writer specializing in espionage (he served in the Intelligence Corps 1940-47), 22 novels, also wrote radio plays: no known Web page [Charles] Grant [Blairfindie] Allen (24 Feb 1848) American- and English-educated Canadian crime writer: Grant Allen @ MGrost * 24 crime novels * 12 short story collections * 9 miscellaneous novels * 1 book of poetry * {to be done} Charlotte Vale Allen: Charlotte Vale Allen home page "Charlotte Vale Allen was born in Toronto and lived in England from 1961 to 1964 where she worked as a television actress and singer. She returned to Toronto briefly, performing as a singer and in cabaret revues until she emigrated to the United States in 1966. Shortly after her marriage to Walter Allen in 1970 she began writing and sold her first novel Love Life in 1974. Prior to this book's publication she contracted to do a series of paperback originals for Warner Books, with the result that in 1976 three of her books appeared in print. Her autobiography, the acclaimed Daddy's Girl, was actually the first book she wrote but in 1971 it was deemed too controversial by the editors who read it. It wasn't until 1980, after she'd gained success as a novelist, that the groundbreaking book was finally published. One of Canada's most successful novelists, with over seven million copies sold of her 30+ novels, Ms. Allen's books have been published in all English-speaking countries, in Braille, and have been translated into more than 20 languages. In her writing she tries to deal with issues confronting women, being informative while at the same time offering a measure of optimism. "My strongest ability as a writer is to make women real, to take you inside their heads and let you know how they feel, and to make you care about them." A film buff and an amateur photographer, Allen enjoys foreign travel. She finds cooking and needlework therapeutic, and is a compulsive player of computer Solitaire. The mother of an adult daughter, since 1970 she has made her home in Connecticut. " Books Under Her Own Name: * The Young Person's Dreambook [2002] * Parting Gifts [2001] * Mood Indigo [1997] * Claudia's Shadow [1996] * Somebody's Baby [1995] * Dreaming in Color [1993] * Leftover Dreams [1992] * Painted Lives [1990] * Night Magic [1989] * Dream Train [1988] * Illusions [1987] * Time/Steps [1986] * Matters of the Heart [1985] * Pieces of Dreams [???] * Intimate Friends [1983] * Perfect Fools [1981] * The Marmalade Man [1981] ("Destinies" in paperback) * Daddy's Girl [(autobiography) 1980] * Promises [1980] * Times of Triumph [1979] * Moments of Meaning [1979] * Acts of Kindness [1979] * Gifts of Love [1978] * Believing in Giants [1978] (reissued as "Memories") * Becoming [1978] * Julia's Sister [1978] * Meet Me in Time [ 978] * Running Away [1977] * Mixed Emotions [1977] * Another Kind of Magic [1977] (included in Hidden Meanings) * Gentle Stranger [1977] * Sweeter Music [1976] * Hidden Meanings [1976] * Love Life [1976] Books under pseudonym "Katharine Marlowe" * Heart's Desires [1991] * Secrets [1992] * Nightfall [1993] "Cody Allen": fictional detective; in "Riptide"; Cody Allen Garrison Allen: * The "Big Mike" Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Penelope Warren (Bookseller) and her cat Mycroft, of Empty Creek, Arizona: * Desert Cat [1994] * Royal Cat [1995] * Stable Cat [1996] * Baseball Cat [1997] * Dinosaur Cat [1998] * Movie Cat [1999] Irene Allen: * The "Elizabeth Elliot" Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Elizabeth Elliot (Clerk of Meeting) of Cambridge, Massachusetts: * Quaker Silence [1992] * Quaker Witness [1993] * Quaker Testimony [1996] * Quaker Indictment [1998] Seattle location Kate Allen: * The "Allison Kaine" Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Allison Kaine (Lesbian/Police Officer) of Denver, Colorado: * Tell Me What You Like [1993] * Give My Secrets Back [1995] * Takes One to Know One [1996] * Just a Little Lie [1998] Michael Allen, no known Web page Steve Allen: famous author, television pioneer ("The Tonight Show" before Johnny Carson), and songwriter; whom my wife and I had the pleasure of meeting at a Mystery Writers of America function. * The "Steve Allen" pseudo-biographical Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Steve Allen (Talk Show Host) and Jayne Meadows (Actress) of Hollywood, California: * Murder on the Glitter Box [1999] * Murder in Manhattan [1990] * Murder in Vegas [1991] * The Murder Game [1993] * Murder on the Atlantic [1995] * Wake Up to Murder [1996] Teri Allen, no known Web page Tricia Allen: Tricia Allen, L. C. Hayden, William Manchee H. Warner Allen: H. Warner Allen @ MGrost "Roderick Alleyn": police character in fiction by Ngaio Marsh "Inspector Allhoff": fictional detective; Inspector Allhoff Lou Allin: Lou Allin Margery [Louise] Allingham (20 May 1904-30 June 1966): award-winning British Mystery author, daughter of the author H. J. Allingham, who also wrote at least one SF novel on telepathy "The Mind Readers." Best known for the "Albert Campion" series (18 novels, various omnibus collections), she had other crime novels, a pair of mainstream novels, and two plays published. The father of this Web Page author (Samuel H. Post, see below) published some of her work in American paperback editions Margery [Louise] Allingham @ MGrost * the "Albert Campion" Cozy Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Albert Campion of England: * The Crime At Black Dudley [1929] * Mystery Mile [1930] * Look to the Lady [1931] * Police at the Funeral [1931] * Death of a Ghost [1934] * Flowers for the Judge [1936] * The Case of the Late Pig [1937] * Mr Campion, Criminologist [1937] * Dancers in Mourning [1937] * The Fashion in Shrouds [1938] * Mr. Campion and Others [1939] * Traitor's Purse [1941] * Coroner's Pidgin [1945] * Wanted: Someone Innocent [1946] * The Casebook of Mr Campion [1947] * More Work for the Undertaker [1948] * The Tiger in the Smoke [1952] * The Beckoning Lady [1955] * Hide My Eyes [1958] * The China Governess [1963] * The Mysterious Mr. Campion [1963] * The Mind Readers [1965] * Mr. Campion's Lady [1965] * Cargo of Eagles [1968] * The Allingham Casebook [1969] * The Allingham Minibus [1973] * The Return of Mr. Campion [1989] See "Albert Campion" in the "C" authors listing "Johnny Aloha": fictional detective; Johnny Aloha "Vincent Allobelli": fictional detective; Vincent Allobelli Doug Allyn, no known Web page; at least 5 novels in 2 series: * The "Lupe Garcia" Police Procedural Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Lupe Garcia (Homicide Detective) of Detroit, Michigan: * The Cheerio Killings [1989] * Motown Underground [1993] * The "Mitch Mitchell" Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Michelle "Mitch Mitchell" (Diver) of Huron Harbor, Michigan: * Icewater Mansions [1995] * Blackwater [1996] * A Dance in Deep Water [1997] "Nevada Alvarado and Violet McDade": fictional detectives; Nevada Alvarado and Violet McDade Cynthia G. Alwyn: Spent most of her adult life as a high school English teacher, but she has also worked in the food service industry, for a radio station, and a private investigator. Eventually, she trained to work drug dogs, and when she tried to locate a search and rescue dog team in her area and couldn't find one, she founded a volunteer team. For the next nine years, she and her colleagues attended schools, responded to search requests from local, state, and federal agencies, and participated in the Stranger Danger, Hug-A-Tree, and Child Registry Fingerprinting programs. Cynthia received certifications as a Hug-A-Tree presenter, search manager, and man-tracker. During her years with the team, she worked searches in association with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DEA, FBI, the State Department, and the National Park Service (NPS). She lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Mystery detective Novels: * Scent of Murder [July 2001] "In a suspenseful debut, Cynthia G. Alwyn introduces us to a group of amazing dogs and their devoted owners. Both canines and humans are committed members of a volunteer search and rescue team, ready to respond at any time in any weather when someone -- often a child or aged adult -- is reported missing." "Inspector Enrique Alvarez": character in fiction by Roderic Jeffries Eric Ambler (28 June 1909-), British crime author, multiple awards: * 18 crime novels under own name (series characters Charles Latimer, Arthur Abdel Simpson, Valeshoff and Tamara) * 5 crime novels as Eliot Reed, co-authored with Charles Rodda * various nonfiction publications * 16 screenplays no known Web page Beth Amerski, no known Web page Delano L. Ames (29 May 1906-) American crime author and translator: * 20 crime novels, mostly with the series characters Jane and Dagobert Brown, or Juan Llorca * 4 other crime novels or screenplay novelizations * 10 books of translations "Duncan Ames": fictional private eye; Duncan Ames Mel D. Ames, no known Web page "Sid Ames and Johnny Knight": fictional detectives; Sid Ames and Johnny Knight Gary Amo, no known Web page "Amos Burke, Secret Agent": see "Burke's Law" on TELEVISION Alan Amos: pseudonym of Kathleen Moore Beth Amos: Beth Amos "Amsterdam Series": novels by Janwillem Van De Wetering "Johnny Amsterdam": fictional detective; Johnny Amsterdam "Pete Amsterdam": fictional detective; Pete Amsterdam "Amy Prentiss: (NBC: 1974-1975), see "Prentiss" on TELEVISION "Anatomy of a Murder": Otto Preminger movie (Columbia, 1959) based on novel by Robert Travers see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Rudolfo Anaya: * The "Sonny Baca" Private Eye Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Sonny Baca (Homicide Detective) of Albuquerque, New Mexico: * Zia Summer [1995] * Rio Grande Fall [1996] * Shaman Winter [1999] "And Then There Were None": Rene Clair movie (Fox, 1945) based on Agatha Christie novel [1939] see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Donna Anders, no known Web page K. T. Anders, no known Web page Susan Andersen, no known Web page "The Anderson Tapes: Sidney Lumet movie (Columbia, 1971) based on novel [1970] by Lawrence Sanders see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Alan Ritner Anderson: Alan Ritner Anderson @ MGrost "Bart Anderson": fictional detective; Bart Anderson Douglas Anderson, no known Web page "Eddie Anderson": fictional detective; Eddie Anderson Frederick Irving Anderson (14 Nov 1877-24 Dec 1947) American journalist/free-lance writer, crime author best known for his prolific short fiction (pulp) output, and only three highly collectable fiction books: * The Notorious Sophie Lang [London: Heinemann, 1925] arguably the best female super-criminal in fiction * The Adventures of the Infallible Godahl [New York: Crowell, 1914] story collection * The Book of Murder [New York,: Dutton, 1930] story collection Frederick Irving Anderson @ MGrost James Anderson (1936-): British crime novelist (9 novels) plus science fiction, the supernatural, and black comedy, no known web page * Assassin [1969] * The Abolition of Death [1974] * The Affair of the Bloodstained Tea Cosy [1975] * Assault and Matrimony [1981] * The Affair of the Mutilated Mink Coat[1982] * 3 "Murder She Wrote" TV novelizations Lars Anderson: Lars Anderson @ MGrost "Mali Anderson": fictional detective; Mali Anderson N. C. Anderson: N. C. Anderson Paul Dale Anderson, no known Web page Rex Anderson: Rex Anderson e-publications "Vicki Anderson": fictional detective; Vicki Anderson Christine Andrae; Bentonville, Virginia; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels include: * the "Lee Squires" Mystery/Detective novels, featuring Lee Squires (English Professor) of Montana: * A Small Target [St. Martin's, 1996] * Grizzly [Worldwide, 1994] * Trail Of Murder [Worldwide, 1992] nominated for Edgar Allan Poe award "Andrejev & Milton": fictional detective; Andrejev & Milton Barbara Andrews, no known Web page Donna Andrews: Donna Andrews - St. Martins Malice Domestic winner for novel: * the "Meg Lanslow" Mystery/Detective novels, featuring Meg Lanslow (Craftswoman) of Yorkstown, Virginia: * Murder With Peacocks [1999] * Murder with Puffins [2000] "Jack Andrews": fictional detective; Jack Andrews "Russ Andrews": fictional detective; in "The Investigators" Russ Andrews Sarah Andrews, New York City; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Novels with series character Em Hansen (Geologist / Amateur Detective) of Wyoming include: * Fault Line [2002] * An Eye for Gold [2000] * Bone Hunter [1999] * Only Flesh and Bones [1998] * Mother Nature [St. Martin's, 1997] * A Fall In Denver [Signet, 1995] * Tensleep [Signet, 1994] Susan Andrews, Sarasota, Florida; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels with series charcter Kelley Kavenaugh include: * Hard Impact [Sinclair-Herndon Books] Jeff Andrus, no known Web page "Angel": fictional private eye; Angel "Angel and the Ape": fictional private eyes; Angel and the Ape "Fitzroy Maclean Angel": fictional detective; Fitzroy Maclean Angel "Harry Angel": fictional private eye; Harry Angel "Joseph Angello": fictional private eye; Joseph Angello "Mici Anhalt": fictional detective; Mici Anhalt Evelyn Anthony, pseudonym for Evelyn Bridget Patricia Ward-Thomas, nee Stephens (3 July 1928-) British crime author: * 15 "Davina Graham" novels * 12 other novels "Jim Anthony": fictional detective; Jim Anthony Peter Antony, pseudonym for twin brothers Anthony & Peter Shaffer (15 May 1926-): * 4 "Mr.Verity" novels * "The Wicker Man" {film hotlink to be done} * many plays, screenplays, television plays Robin Anzelon, no known Web page "Pierre Apoyan": fictional detective; Pierre Apoyan Allen R. Appel, no known Web page Bill Appel, no known Web page "Inspector John Appleby": academic sleuth character in fiction by Michael Innes "Johnny April": fictional detective; Johnny April John T. Aquino, no known Web page "Mr. Arcane": fictional detective; in "The Most Deadly Game"; Mr. Arcane "Lew Archer": central character in fiction by Ross Macdonald; for more, see: Lew Archer "Ron Archer": fictional detective; Ron Archer William [Thomas] Ard (7 July 1922-12 Mar 1960) American publicity and advertising writer and crime novelist, best known for the political/police corrption novel "Hell is a City" [New York: Rinehart, 1955] grippingly set in Brooklyn, where Ard was born. Also published: * 20 novels with series characters Timothy Dane, Danny Fontaine, Lou Largo * 6 novels under pseudonym Ben Kerr * 6 "Buchanan" novels under pseudonym Jonas Ward Charles Ardai, no known Web page William Arden, pseudonym of Michael Collins Tom Ardies (5 Aug 1931-) American journalist and espionage writer, best known for the "Charlie Sparrow" series of novels: * The Man in the White House * This Suitcase is Going to Explode * Pandemic * Kosygin is Coming [perhaps his best spy novel] * Palm Springs as well as the unrelated: * In a Lady's Service [a counter-espionage spoof] and a screenplay "Russian Roulette." Most of these works are dramatic but not very realistic counter-espionage fictions. Simon Ark: see Edward D. Hoch Michael Arlen (1895-1956): Armenian-American author, born in Bulgaria, raised in England. Michael Arlen @ MGrost also created the character "The Falcon" see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT see TELEVISION Sherri Armel, no known Web page John Armistead, Tupelo, Mississippi; no known Web page; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Police Procedural Novels with series character Sheriff Grover Bramlett of Mississippi include: * Legacy of Vengeance [1994] * Cruel As The Grave [London: Carroll & Graf, 1996] * A Homecoming For Murder [London: Carroll & Graf, 1995] Charlotte Armstrong (1905-18 July 1969): American advertising writer, fashion reporter, and accounting firm employee who won the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1956. Best known as the moralistic suspense novelist of the 28 novels with series character MacDougal Duff, she also published: * 2 books of short stories * 2 screenplays * several telepalys for Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1961). Charlotte Armstrong @ MGrost * The MacDougal Duff Mysteries, featuring Macdougal Duff (History Professor) of New York City: * Lay On, Mac Duff [1942] * The Case of the Wierd Sisters [1943] * The Innocent Flower [1945] Douglas D. Armstrong, no known Web page Catherine Arnold: * The "Karen Perry-Mondori" Legal Thriller Novel Series, featuring Karen Perry-Mondori, Florida Attorney: * Due Process [1996] * Imperfect Justice [1997] * Wrongful Death [1998] * Class Action [1999] Margot Arnold: * The "Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower" Mystery/Detective Novel Series, featuring Penny Spring (Anthropologist) and Sir Toby Glendower (Archaeologist) of Cambridge, England: * Exit Actors, Dying [1979] set in Greece * Lament for a Lady Laird [1982] * The Cape Cod Caper [1988] * Zadok's Treasure [1989] set in Israel * Death of a Voodoo Doll [1989] set in New Orleans, Louisiana, * The Menehune Murders [1989] set in Hawaii * Death on the Dragon's Tongue [1990] * Toby's Folly [1990] * The Catacomb Conspiracy [1991] * The Cape Cod Conundrum [1992] * Dirge for a Dorset Druid [1994] * The Midas Murders [1995] Harrison Arnston, no known Web page "Lluis Arquer": fictional detective; Lluis Arquer "Arrest and Trial": (NBC: 1963-1964), see TELEVISION "Steve Arrizio": fictional detective {to be done} "The Art of the Crime": Richard Irving made-for-TV movie based on Martin Cruz Smith novel: * Gypsy in Amber [1975] Edgar Award winner "Dr. Hiram Arthur": fictional detective; Dr. Hiram Arthur "Jacob Asch": private eye character in fiction by Arthur Lyons; see also: Jacob Asch "Georges Asculape": fictional detective; Georges Asculape Gordon Ashe: see John Creasey Eugene Ascher, British fantasy/mystery author: nothing on the Web? "Aaron Asherfeld": fictional detective; Aaron Asherfeld Albert Ashforth, no known Web page "Russ Ashton": fictional private eye; Russ Ashton Isaac Asimov (2 Jan 1920-1992): Born in Russia, this famous American Biochemistry professor, editor, science fiction author, and science writer was one of the most prolific writers of all time, and published more books on more different subjects than any author in history. For more on his contributions to Science Fiction, see Asimov's Science Fiction. In the Mystery field, he is best known for 5 novels, and the series character Elijah Baley, whose sidekick R. Daneel Olivaw is the first robot detective in fiction. The three novels with Elijah Baley successfully combine Mystery and Science Fiction: * The Caves of Steel * The Naked Sun * The Robots of Dawn His other mystery novels included: * The Death Dealers [New York: Avon, 1958; as A Whiff of Air, London: Gollancz, 1968] * Murder at the ABA [New York: Doubleday, 1976; as Authorized Murder, London: Gollancz, 1976] which he told Your Humble Webmaster was the favorite of all his novels He also had a popular series of short stories "The Black Widowers", in which clever crime plots discussed in a men's club are solved by the waiter. His short stories in the Crime genre are collected in: * Asimov's Mysteries [New York: Doubleday, 1968] * Tales of the The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1975] * More Tales of The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1976] * Casebook of The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1980] * The Union Club Mysteries [New York: Doubleday, 1983] * Banquets of The Black Widowers [New York: Doubleday, 1984] Isaac Asimov: Mike's Science Fiction Links Isaac Asimov @ MGrost Nancy Atherton: author of at least 7 Mystery/Detective novels: * the "Aunt Dimity" cozy Ghost Mystery/Detective Novel Series, featuring Aunt Dimity, a Ghost in England: * Aunt Dimity's Death [1992] * Aunt Dimity and the Duke [1994] * Aunt Dimity's Good Deed [1996] * Aunt Dimity Digs In [1998] * Aunt Dimity's Christmas [1999] * Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil [2000] * Detective [2001] Philip Atkey, see Barry Perowne (1880-1952): best known for series character "Smiler Bunn" Leo Atkins: * the "Connor Gibbs" Mystery/Detective Novel Series, featuring Connor Gibbs (Private Investigator): * Deadbeat [1999] * Play Dead [2000] * Dead Run [2000] Philip Atlee, psedudonym for James Atlee Phillips (1915-), best known for: * 22 novels in the "Joe Gall" series with Fawcett Gold Medal (1967-76) This excellent spy series starts out as light as James Bond but ends up as bitter and disillusioned as le carre' and also published: * 4 novels as James Atlee Phillips * two unrelated novels: * The Inheritors * The Naked Year Takashi Atoda, no known Web page "Sergeant Nick Atwell": character in fiction by Michael Underwood Pierre Audemars (25 Dec 1909-) British watch/jewelry salesman/importer and suspense writer. Almost all his fiction is set in a dark vision of France, yet with a delightful sense of humor, including: * 32 novels in the "Monsieur Pinaud" and "Hercule Renard" series as well as: * 1 collection of short stories "Fear and Fernand" * 2 unrelated novels * Night Without Darkness * Wrath of the Valley [as Peter Hodemart] "Dr. David Audley": medieval history expert/sleuth character in fiction by Anthony Price "Marîd Audran": fictional detective; Marîd Audran "Frank Ignatius August": fictional detective; Frank Ignatius August Stacy Aumonier: Stacy Aumonier @ MGrost Marilyn Austin, no known Web page Michael [Angelo] Avallone, Jr. (1924-?), Mystery/Science Fiction author : nothing on the Web? Also wrote as Nick Carter, Troy Conway, Priscilla Dalton, Marl Dane, Jean-Anne de Pre, Dora Highland, Stuart Jason, Steve Michaels, Dorothea Nile, Edwina Noone, Vance Stanton, Sidney Stuart, Max Walker, Lee Davis Willoughby! Prolific American stationery salesman, magazine editor, and committee volunteer for Mystery Writers of America, he is known for: * 62 novels and novelizations under his own name, many with series characters "April Dancer", "Ed Noon", and "Satan Sleuth" * 3 novels as Nick Carter (with valerie Moolman) * 2 novels as Sidney Stuart * 3 novels as Priscilla Dalton * 12 gothic novels as Edwina Noone * 5 gothic novels as Dorothea Nile * 5 gothic novels as Jean-Anne de Pre * 4 novels as Vance Stanton * 9 novels as Stuart Jason, all with series character "The Butcher" * 3 collections of short stories * 29 novels and novelizations unrelated to above series * 11 novels as Troy Conway (erotic) Albert Avellano, see Dan J. Marlowe "The Avengers": (UK; ABC, 1960-1969, 1976-1977) see TELEVISION "Mick Axbrewder and Ginny Fistoulari": fictional detectives; Mick Axbrewder and Ginny Fistoulari Leo Axler: * the "Bill Hawley" Mystery/Detective Novel Series, featuring Bill Hawley (Undertaker) of Cleveland, Ohio: * Final Viewing [1994] * Double Plot [1994] * Grave Matters [1995] * Separated at Death [1996] "Jake Axminster": fictional detective; in "City of Angels" Jake Axminster David Axton, pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz "R. B. "Ax" Axton": fictional detective; R.B. "Ax" Axton
E. C. Ayres:
E. C. Ayres * the "Tony Lowell" Mystery/Detective Novel Series, featuring Tony Lowell, Florida Private Eye: * Hour of the Manatee [1994] * Eve of the Gator [1995] * Night of the Panther [1997] * Lair of the Lizard [1998] Noreen Ayres: Noreen Ayres * the "Smokey Brandon" Mystery/Detective Novel Series, featuring Smokey Brandon (Forensic Pathologist) of Orange County, California: * A World the Color of Salt [1992] * Carcass Trade [1994] * The Juan Doe Murders [2000] Paul Ayres, see Edward S. Aarons

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