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"Cabin B-13": (1) Radio play by John Dickson Carr, first as 30-minutes radio play on CBS "Suspense" anthology, then spun-off into series starring Arnold Moss, about "impossible" crimes. All 20 episodes written by John Dickson Carr. (2) movie: Dangerous Crossing (Fox, 1953) director: Joseph M. Newman; starring: Jeanne Crain and Michael Rennie see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Philip Cabot: fictional detective {to be done} Robin Cade: see Andrew York "Don Cadee": New York store detective character in fiction of Stewart Sterling (under pseudonym Spencer Dean); Don Cadee "Brother Cadfael": 12th Century English Benedictibe monk/sleuth character in fiction of Ellis Peters Cadin: fictional detective; Cadin Michael Cadnum, Albany, California, no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels include: * The Judas Glass [London: Carroll & Graf] * Skyscrape [London: Carroll & Graf] * Taking It [New York: Viking] * Ghostwright [London: Carroll & Graf] * Breaking The Fall [New York: Viking] * Calling Home [New York: Viking] * The Cities We Will Never See [Singular Speech Press] * Zero At The Bone [New York: Viking] Adam Cadre: Adam Cadre home page Cage: fictional private eye; Cage B. F. Cage: fictional detective; B. F. Cage Huntington Cage: fictional detective {to be done} "Cagney and Lacey": (CBS: 1982-1989) see TELEVISION Carol Cail: Longmont, Colorado Carol Cail see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Novels with continuing character Maxey Burnell (Reporter/Newspaper Owner) of Boulder, Colorado, include: * If Two of Them Are Dead [New York: St. Martin's; Dell, Summer, 1997] * Unsafe Keeping [New York: St. Martin's; Dell, 1995] * Edited Out [1994] * Private Lies [1993] Alan Caillou: Pseudonym of Alan Lyle-Smythe (9 Nov 1914-) England-born naturalized American author; studied acting; 1939-1941 served in British Army; 1941-1945 served in British Intelligence Corps in Africa, Italy, Yugoslavia; twice captured and twice escaped; M.B.E., Military Cross; 1939 married Aliza Sverdlova, one daughter; 1936-1939 officer in Jerusalem and Haifa, Palestine Police; 1945-1947 Commissioner for the Reserved Areas Police, Ethiopia and Somalia; 1947-1952 African district-officer, guide-interpreter, hunter/trapper, and actor; 1952-1957 actor and writer in Canada; 1957- actor/writer in Tarzana California; 1970 winner Edgar Allan Poe Award: * 21 adventure/intrigue/mystery novels with series characters Mike Benasque, Cabot Cain, Colonel Tobin * 10 other novels * 10 screenplays * 80+ teleplays for "The Six Million Dollar Man", "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.", "The Rogues", "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", "Thriller", "Behind Closed Doors", "The Man from Atlantis", "The Fugitive", "Flipper" * 4 other books * Directed 2 films * The Star of Life * The Good Life * Acted in 10 films * Acted in 80+ television episodes Archie Cain: fictional private eye; Archie Cain James M. Cain, full name James Mallahan Cain (1 July 1892-22 Oct 1977) American author, one of the greatest of the "Hard-boiled" school of lean prose with dark violence and sexual content, although he disdained the label. His first novel, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" [New York: Knopf, 1934] is a fine example, also containing social commentary on the Great Depression. * 18 mystery/detective novels: * The Postman Always Rings Twice [New York: Knopf, 1934] * Serenade [New York: Knopf, 1937] * Mildred Pierce [New York: Knopf, 1941] was adapted for film * Love's Lovely Counterfeit [New York: Knopf, 1942] * Three of a Kind [New York: Knopf, 1944] * Past All Dishonor [New York: Knopf, 1946] * The Butterfly [New York: Knopf, 1947] * Sinful Woman [New York: Avon, 1948] * The Moth [New York: Knopf, 1948] * Three of Hearts [London: Hale, 1949] novels and stories * Jealous Woman [New York: Avon, 1950] * The Root of His Evil [New York: Avon, 1952; a.k.a. "Shameless" 1958] * Galatea [New York: Knopf, 1953] * Mignon [New York: Dial, 1962] * The Magician's Wife [New York: Dial, 1965] * Rainbow's End [New York: Mason Charter, 1975] * The Institute [New York: Mason Charter, 1976] * Cloud Nine [New York: Mysterious Press, 1984] * 2 plays * 3 screenplays * 2 books edited (Military, men's stories) "Jenny Cain": character in fiction of Nancy Pickard Paul Cain: pseudonym of George Sims (30 May 1902-23 June 1966): Paul Cain @ MGrost John Caine: fictional detective; John Caine Nick Caine: fictional detective {to be done} Leo Calderella, no known Web page Marilyn Caldwell, no known Web page Barney Calhoun: fictional private eye; Barney Calhoun Cal Calhoun: fictional detective; in "Bourbon Street Beat"; Cal Calhoun Rory Calhoun: fictional private eye; Rory Calhoun Cat Caliban: fictional detective; Cat Caliban "Call Northside 777": Henry Hathaway movie (Fox, 1948) starring James Stewart see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Slim Callaghan": British private eye character in the fiction of Peter Cheyney, made into 2 movies: * Uneasy Terms [British Pathe, 1948] director: Vernon Sewell; starring: Michael Rennie; adapted from the novel Meet Mr.Callaghan [1946] * The Urgent Hangman [British Eros 1954] director: Charles Saunders; starring: Derreck de Marney; adapted from the novel of the same name [1938] Slim Callaghan "Brock 'The Rock' Callahan": football-player sleuth character in the fiction of William Campbell Gault; Brock Callahan Mike Callahan: fictional detective; Mike Callahan Kate Calloway: * the "Cassidy James" Mystery/Detective novels, featuring Cassidy James (Lesbian Private Investigator) of Portland, Oregon: * First Impressions [1996] * Second Fiddle [1996] * Third Degree [1997] * Fourth Down [1998] * Fifth Wheel [1998] * Sixth Sense [1999] * Seventh Heaven [1999] Vincent Calvino: fictional private eye; Vincent Calvino Ronald Camberwell: see J. S. Fletcher Stella Cameron: Stella Cameron home page Vicki Cameron; Oxford Station, Ontario, Canada e-mail Vicki Cameron no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Cottage Country Killers [General Store Publishing House] (Canadian women author anthology), co-editor Linda Wiken * The Ladies Killing Circle [General Store Publishing House](anthology) co-editor Audrey Jessup Contains Arthur Ellis Award Best Short Story by Mary Jane Maffini Sir Gilbert Campbell: Sir Gilbert Campbell @ MGrost "Humphrey Campbell": character in the fiction of Geoffrey Homes; Humphrey Campbell Harlan Campbell: Harlen Campbell Harlan Campbell "Harlen Campbell", according to Yahoo this page gives his insider's view of the publishing industry versus literature. Books include: * Monkey on a Chain Margaret Campbell: see Joseph Shearing Marilyn Campbell; Palm Beach, Florida; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Come Into My Parlor [Pinacle] * See How They Run [Onyx] * Pretty Maids in a Row [Villard; Onyx] Robert Campbell, full name Robert Wright Campbell (1927-): no known Web page born in New Jersy; graduated Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; freelance illustrator; 1950-52 U.S. Army, Korea; 1955- screenwriter (American International Pictures); Screenplays: * Teenage Caveman [1958] * Masque of the Red Death [1964] adapted from Poe Teleplays: * Harry-O see TELEVISION Novels (under pseudonym S. Wright Campbell): * The Spy Who Sat and Waited Novels as Robert Campbell: * the Chicago ward boss / Sewer Inspector Jimmy Flaherty novel series: * Junkyard Dog [1986] Edgar Award for best paperback original * The 600-pound Gorilla [1987] * Hip Deep in Alligators [1987] * Thinning the Turkey Herd [1986] * Cat's Meow [1988] * Nibbled to Death by Ducks [1989] * The Gift Horse's Mouth [1990] * In a Pig's Eye [1991] * Sauce for the Goose [1994] * The Lion's Share [1996] * Pigeon Pie [1998] * the "Whistler" Hollywood P.I. novel series: * In La-La-Land We Trust [1986] * Alice in La-La-Land [1987] * Sweet La-La-Land [1990] * The Wizard of La-LA Land [1995] * the Jake Hatch railroad playboy novel series: * Plugged Nickel [1988] * Red Cent [1989] Other Novels: * The Tin Cop [1983] under pseudonym F. G. Clinton * Juice [1989] "Albert Campion": aristocrat sleuth character in fiction of Margery Allingham John Canaday: see Matthew Head "Bill Canalli": fictional detective {to be done} "Canardo": fictional detective; Canardo "Candleshoe": movie [British, Disney, 1977] Director: Norman Tokar; Starring: Jody Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes; Adapted from the novel Christmas at Candleshoe [1953] by Michael Innes see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Joe Caneili": fictional detective; Joe Caneili Joanna [Maxwell] Cannan (1898-22 Apr 1961) British author, whose three daughters and one son also became authors * 12 mystery/detective novels with series characters Inspector Guy Northeast, Inspector Ronald Price * 17 other novels * 9 other books (juveniles) Dorothy Cannell (1943-): Novelist of England and America: Dorothy Cannell * The "Ellie Haskell" novel series, featuring Ellie Haskell, Interior Designer of Chitterton Fells, England: * The Thin Woman [1984] * Down the Garden Path [1985] * The Widow's Club [1987] * Mum's the Word [1989] * Femmes Fatal [1992] * How to Murder your Mother-in-Law [1994] * How to Murder the Man of Your Dreams [1995] * The Spring Cleaning Murders [1998] * The Trouble with Harriet [1999] * Bridesmaids Revisted [2000] Stephen J. Cannell (1941-): major American Mystery/Detective Television; Stephen J. Cannell home page Writer/Producer of shows including: * The A-Team * City of Angels * The Duke * Hardcastle and McCormick * Hunter * J.J. Starbuck * Richie Brockelman, Private Eye * Riptide see TELEVISION Victor Canning (16 June 1911-) British artilleryman and author: * 33 espionage/mystery/detective novels with series character Rex Carver * 2 short story collections * 16 other novels under own name * 6 novels under pseudonymn Alan Gould * 2 screenplays * 3 radio plays * 4 teleplays * one unrelated book ("Everyman's England") "Cannon": (CBS, 1971-1976) see TELEVISION Curt Cannon: see Ed McBain Curt Cannon "Frank Cannon": fictional detective; Frank Cannon Taffy Cannon; Carlsbad, California; Taffy Cannon see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * various juvenile/young adult books * mystery/detective novels with series character Nan Robinson, California State Bar Investigator: * Class Reunions Are Murder [Fawcett, 1996] * Tangled Roots [New York: Fawcett 1995; London: Carroll & Graf] * A Pocketful of Karma [Fawcett, 1993] "Roman Cantrell and Nicki Holden": fictional detectives; Roman Cantrell and Nicki Holden "Johnny Canuck": fictional private eye; Johnny Canuck Kevin Canty: professor and Mystery author; Kevin Canty "Cape Fear": movie and remake based on novel The Executioners by John D. MacDonald: * (Universal, 1962) director: J. Lee Thompson; starring: Robert Mitchum, Grgeory Peck, Polly Bergen * (1991) director: Martin Scorsese; starring: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "The Caper of the Golden Bulls": movie directed by Russell Rouse (Embassy, 1966) see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Merle Capricorn": Scotland Yard character from magician family in the fiction of Pauline Glen Betsy Caprio; Culver City, California; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * The Mystery of Nancy Drew: Girl Sleuth on the Couch [Source Books] Nonfiction: mystery/detective from perspective of Jungian psychology. Includes map of River "Heights." Jean F. Capron, no known Web page "C. Card": fictional private eye; C. Card Orson Scott Card: better known as a Science Fiction novelist, but also writes in other genres, including Mystery, and plays; Orson Scott Card "Cardigan": fictional detective; Cardigan "Jake Cardigan": fictional detective; Jake Cardigan Ann H. Cardinal, no known Web page "Cardula": fictional private eye; Cardula "Neal Carey": fictional detective; Neal Carey "The Carey Treatment": Blake Edwards movie (MGM, 1972) starring James Coburn adapted from novel A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (under pseudonym Jeffrey Hudson) see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Clark Carlisle: see James Holding Kenneth Carlisle: fictional detective {to be done} John F. Carlson, no known Web page P. M. Carlson; Patrical M. Carlson (1940-): born in Brooklyn, New York; has been nominated for Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity awards; no known Web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * the Marty Hopkins Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Marty Hopkins, Deputy Sheriff of Nichols County, Indiana: * Bloodstream [Pocket (hardcover and paperback), 1995] * Renowned Be Thy Grave [Crippen & Landru; in USA titled Gravestone, 1993] * the Maggie Ryan Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Maggie Ryan (Statistician and Professor) of New York City: * Audition for Murder [1985] * Murder Is Academic [1985] * Murder Is Pathological [1986] * Murder Unrenovated [1989] * Rehearsal for Murder [1989] * Murder in the Dog Days [1990] * Murder Misread [1990] * Bad Blood [1991] "Stephen Carlucci": fictional private eye; Stephen Carlucci "Carlotta Carlyle": guitarist Boston cop/cab-driver/P.I. character in fiction by Linda Barnes; Carlotta Carlyle "Carmady": fictional detective; see "Chandler"; Carmady "Ted Carmady": fictional detective; Ted Carmady "Casey Carmichael": fictional detective; Casey Carmichael Dr. Christine Carmichael: President and co-webmaster of Magic Dragon Multimedia; Dr. Christine Carmichael * on-line story by Christine Carmichael Christine M. Carmichael: fictional private eye, and wife of L.A. private eye Jonathan V. Post, who uses Physics to solve crimes. She also appears as the head of the Australian investigative team in the novel "The Forge of God" by Greg Bear. Harry Carmichael: pseudonym of Leopold Horace Ognall (20 June 1908): Canada-born British author/journalist/efficiency engineer/mail order employee; mystery/detective writing is neo-classical and noted for accuracy of detail in elaborate puzzle stories: * 42 mystery/detective novels with series characters John Piper, Quinn * 44 mystery/detective novels under pseudnym Hartley Howard, with series characters Glenn Bowman, Philip Scott "Carmody": fictional detective; see author Pronzini; Carmody "Joe Carmody": fictional detective; Joe Carmody Carol Carnac: pseudonym of Edith Caroline Rivett (1894-2 July 1958) British, member of the Detection Club: * 23 mystery/detective novels with series characters Chief Inspector Rivers, Inspector Ryvet * 49 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym E. C. R. Lorac, with series character Inspector/Superintendant MacDonald (a "London Scott" on the Metropolitan Police). Books are said to lack description of the good guys but be vivid aboiut the bad guys, who are quickly murdered, and the detection thereafter is tricky and enjoyable * 2 novels as Carol Rivett Luna Carne-Ross, no known Web page Mary Carner: fictional detective {to be done} "Ace Carpenter": fictional detective; Ace Carpenter Helen Carper, no known Web page Caleb Carr: bestselling author; * the Dr. Kreizler Historical Mystery/Detective novels set in New York City of the 1800s, featuring Laszlo Kreizler, Forensic Psychiatrist (the modern term): * The Alienist [1994] * The Angel of Darkness [1997] Glyn Carr: pseudonym of Frank Showell Styles (14 Mar 1908-) Welsh clerk, Royal Navy Commander, tramp, freelance journalist, expedition leader to Arctic and Himalayas: * 15 mystery/detective novels with series character Sir Abercrombie Lewker, nicknamed "filthy", a shakespearean axctor/manager, all involving mountaineering or exploring in exotic places * 5 mystery/detective novels under name Showell Styles with series character Sir Abercrombie Lewker * 31 military/history novels under name Showell Styles * 53 other books (hiking/backpacking/mountaineering, juveniles, biography * 1 book edited (mountaineering) * 1 book translated J[ohn] D[ickson] Carr (1906-27 Feb 1977), American author of the macabre and mystery/detective fiction, also the biographer of Arthur Conan Doyle, with a couple of time-travel novels too, who wrote many novels under the pseudonym "Carter Dickson" and "Carr Dickson" John Dickson Carr complete detailed bibliography John Dickson Carr @ MGrost * 45 mystery/detective novels with series characters Henri Bencolin, Patrick Butler, Dr.Gideon Fell * 26 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Carter Dickson, with series character Sir Henry Merrivale * 6 mystery/detective story collections * 1 book of radio plays * 2 nonfiction (one "The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle") Philippa Carr: see Victoria Holt Robyn Carr, no known Web page "Max Carrados": Mystery/Detective genre's first blind detective, a character in the fiction of Ernest Bramah, thus establishing the handicapped sleuth subgenre in which we have: * Ellery Queen's "Drury Lane" * Ironside see TELEVISION "Webb Carrick": Scottish Fisheries Protective Board sleuth character in the fiction of Bill Knox Roslyn Carrington: Roslyn Carrington home page "David Carroll": fictional detective {to be done} John D. Carroll: see Carroll John Jonathan Carroll: better known as a Fantasy author, but some of his work overlaps the Mystery/Detective genre, such as the award-winning: * Gun with Occasional Music The Official Jonathan Carroll Page Ted Carroll, no known Web page "Roy Carson": fictional private eye; Roy Carson "John Carstairs": fictional detective {to be done} Felicity Carter: see John and Emery Bonett "Lloyd Carter": fictional private eye; also known as "Ed Rivers" Lloyd Carter "Nick Carter": character in the fiction of John Russell Coryell (1848-1924) Nick Carter Nick Carter: see Michael Avallone, Willis Todhunter Ballard, Thomas Chastain, Michael Collins, Frederic van Rensselaer Dey, Robert J. Randisi, Martin Cruz Smith, and Lionel White Raphael Carter: Raphael Carter Robert A. Carter, no known Web page "Pepe Carvahlo": fictional detective; Pepe Carvahlo "Fred Carver": ex-Orlando Florida cop character in the fiction of John Lutz; Fred Carver "Rex Carver": spy-become-PI character in the fiction of Victor Canning Rex Carver Casablanca: classic (Warner Bros., 1942) starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Dooley Wilson see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Adapted for television unsuccessfully: * starring: Charles McGraw (ABC, 1955) * starring: David Soul (NBC, 1983) see TELEVISION Adolfo Bioy Casares: Adolfo Bioy Casares @ MGrost Peggy C. Case, no known Web page "Rod Case": fictional detective; Rod Case "Tommy Case": fictional detective; Tommy Case The Casebook of Gregory Hood: Radio series (Mutual, 1946-1950) created by: Anthony Boucher, Denis Green; starring: Gale Gordon, Elliott Lewis, Jackson Beck, Paul McGrath, Martin Gabel, George Petrie "Casey": fictional detective {to be done} "Jack 'Flash' Casey", a.k.a. "Jack 'Flashgun' Casey": crime photographer hard-drinking sleuth character in the fiction of George Harmon Coxe; Flashgun Casey "Carrie Cashin": fictional detective; Carrie Cashin Vera Caspary ([1899-?] 13 Nov 1904-1987) American stenographer, copy writer, mail order school director, editor "Dance" magazine, author, screenwriter, winner 1950 Screen Writers Guild Award * 15 mystery/detective novels, rapid-paced, streamlined, twist ending psychologically naturalistic gritty stories, of which the best-known is her first, Laura [Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1943] * 5 unrelated novels * 4 plays * 16 screenplays, including: * A Letter to Three Wives * I Can Get it for You Wholesale * 1 autobiography "Tony Cassela": fictional detective {to be done} John Cassels: see W. Murdoch Duncan Bruce Cassiday, no known Web page "Henri Castang": character in the fiction of Nicholas Freeling Ana Castillo: Ana Castillo "Gene Castle": fictional detective; Gene Castle "Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat": fictional detective; a.k.a.: "T. H. E. Cat" Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat The Cat and the Canary: silent movie (Universal, 1927) director: Paul Leni; Starring: Creighton Hall, Laura La Plante; Adapted: from the play (1922) by John A. Willard see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Orrie Cather": Private detective in the fiction of Rex Stout; Nero Wolfe doesn't particularly like Orrie Cather, but sometimes hires him as a freelance. Beacuse he looks trustworthy, people feel safe in telling him things. That sole talent is enough to make him useful, and to uncover clues and leads. Sarah Caudwell, British classics scholar, barrister: pseudonym of Sarah Cockburn (1939-); no known Web page * 2 mystery/detective novels with sex and eccentricity * the Hilary Tamar Cozy Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Hilary Tamar, Law Professor of Oxford, England: * Thus Was Adonis Murdered [1981] set in Venice, Italy * Shortest Way to Hades [1984] * The Sirens Sang of Murder [1989] * The Sibyl in Her Grave [1999] "Harry Caul": fictional detective; Harry Caul William J. Caunitz, no known Web page "Lemmy Caution": see Peter Cheyney "Fabio Cavalcanti": fictional detective; Fabio Cavalcanti "Mike Cavanaugh": fictional detective {to be done} Hugh B. Cave: Hugh B. Cave @ MGrost Carol A. Caverly: Carol Caverly "Lucien Caye": fictional detective; Lucien Caye Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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Mel Cebulash, no known Web page Henry Cecil: pseudonym of Henry Cecil Leon (19 Sep 1902-May 1976): British, served in Queen's Regiment, Military Cross, Chairman of British Copyright Council: * 25 mystery/detective novels with series characters Colonel Brain, Ambrose Low, Roger Thursby; almost all dealing with an insider's look at the law, marvellous puzzles, good language and detail * 3 mystery/detective story collections * 8 mystery/detective plays * 6 mystery/detective radio plays * various mystery/detective teleplays, including the "Mr. Justice Duncannon" series with Frank Muir and Denis Norden * 7 nonfiction books about the law * 1 autobiography "Sister Cecile": fictional detective; Sister Cecile "Dr. Emmanuel Cellini": character in the fiction of John Cresey (under pseudonym Michael Halliday) Sandy Levy Ceren: Sandy Levy Ceren "Chico Cervantes": fictional detective; Chico Cervantes Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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M. E. Chaber (Ken Crossen): M. E. Chaber (Ken Crossen) @ MGrost Michael Chabon: Michael Chabon home page "Martha Chainey": fictional private eye; Martha Chainey "Peter Chambers": character in the fiction of Henry Kane Patrick Chamoiseau: Patrick Chamoiseau home page Paul Chadwick: Paul Chadwick @ MGrost "Harry Challenge": fictional private eye; Harry Challenge "Bart Challis": fictional detective; Bart Challis Mary Challis: see Sara Woods "Nick Challis": fictional detective; Nick Challis "Pete Chambers": fictional detective; Pete Chambers Robert W. Chambers: Robert W. Chambers Anna Katherine Green School subgenre William E. Chambers, no known Web page David Champion: * the Bomber Hanson Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Bomber Hanson, California Attorney: * The Mountain Massacres [1995] * Nobody Roots for Goliath [1996] * Celebrity Trouble [1997] * Phantom Virus [1999] "Charlie Chan": character in the fiction of Earl Derr Biggers see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT see TELEVISION "Christopher Chance": fictional detective; in "The Human Target"; Christopher Chance John Newton Chance (1911-3 Aug 1983) British, Royal Air Force: * 109 mystery/detective novels with series characters Superintendant Black, Jonathan Blake, Chance, Mr. DeHavilland, Jason, John Marsh typically pot-boiler/thrillers with atmospheric style * 25 mystery/detective thriller novels under pseudonym John Drummond, with series character Sexton Blake * 24 novels, mostly psychological/sociological Science Fiction, under pseudonym John Lymington * 1 Science Fiction story collection, under pseudonym John Lymington * 4 juvenile books * 1 crime-related nonfiction book * 1 autobiography "Chandler": fictional detective; by Steranko; Chandler "Chandler": fictional detective in 1972 movie; Chandler "Cliff Chandler": fictional detective {to be done} "Elly Chandler and Dee Chandler Tate": fictional detectives; Elly Chandler and Dee Chandler Tate "Jack Chandler": fictional detective; Jack Chandler Raymond [Thornton] Chandler (23 July 1888-26 Mar 1959) one of the artistic giants who brought glory to our field, becoming (in 1995) the first mystery/detective author to have his works published in the definitive Library of America series, and capturing world-wide attention for the hard-boiled school of fiction. His work was partially adapted into some of the finest mystery/detective films ever made. The prose style of Chandler, by the way, was consciously emulated by William Gibson in the creation of the contemporary science fiction genre of cyberpunk. : Raymond Chandler * 8 brilliant mystery/detective novels with series character Philip Marlowe: * The Big Sleep 1939 New York Times review William Faulkner helped write the famous Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall film directed by Howard Hawks * Farewell, My Lovely 1940 New York Times review Dick Powell starred in the film adaptation, needlessly retitled "Murder, My Sweet" * The High Window * The Lady in the Lake 1943 New York Times review * The Little Sister * The Long Goodbye 1954 New York Times review * Playback [said to have almost entirely written while drunk] * Poodle Springs [unfinished] [Robert B. Parker has published his own "completion" of this novel, which I quite enjoyed, set in a thinly-fictionalized Palm Springs] * 11 mystery/detective story collections * 2 plays: * Double Indemnity (co-author Billy Wilder) * The Blue Dahlia * 5 screenplays: * And Now Tomorrow * Double Indemnity * The Unseen (co-authors Hagar Wilde and Ken Englund) * The Blue Dahlia * Strangers on a Train (co-authors Czenzi Ormonde and Whitfield Cook) * 6 books of letter, autobiography, "The Simple Art of Murder", etc. Raymond Chandler @ MGrost And see the reviews of these books on the New York Times' web site: Raymond Chandler: A Biography, by Tom Hiney *** Surprise treat: what would Shakespeare's "Hamlet" sound like if written by Raymond Chandler? *** Check it out at: "Raymond Chandler's Hamlet" "Raymond Chandler": as a fictional detective character; Raymond Chandler "Ace Chaney": fictional detective; Ace Chaney "Ian Chapel": fictional detective; Ian Chapel "Mr. Chapel": fictional detective; Mr. Chapel Sally Chapman: * the Julie Blake Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Julie Blake (Computer Expert / Amateur Sleuth) of Silicon Valley, California: * Raw Data [1991] * Love Bytes [1994] * Cyberkiss [1996] * Hardwired [1997] * Note: to the extent that these depend so much on the interaction of people and computers, they can loosely be considered Science Fiction "Craig Chappel": fictional detective {to be done} Fred Chappell: Fred Chappell Helen Chappell: Helen Chappell "Hollis Ball/Sam Westcott" novel series * the Sam and Hollis Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Sam Wescott (Ghost) and Hollis Ball (Reporter) of Eastern Shore, Maryland: * Slow Dancing with the Angel of Death [1996] * Dead Duck [1997] * Ghost of a Chance [1998] * Giving Up the Ghost [1999] W. J. Chaput, no known Web page Charade: movie (Universal, 1963) Starring: Cary Grant see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Franklin Charles: see Cleve F. Adams, Robert Leslie Bellem "Nick and Nora Charles": characters in the fiction of Dashiell Hammett; see: "The Thin Man" see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT see TELEVISION Nick and Nora Charles Kate Charles; Bedford, England; Kate Charles see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Novels include the Book of Psalms Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Lucy Kingsley and David Middleton-Brown, Lawyers of London, England: * A Dead Man Out Of Mind [Mysterious Press, 1994] * Evil Angels Among Them [Mysterious Press, 1995] * A Drink Of Deadly Wine [Mysterious Press, 1992] * The Snares Of Death [Mysterious Press, 1992] * Appointed To Die [Mysterious Press, 1993] * Free Among the Dead [1997] * Unruly Passions [1998] "Charlie the Hook": fictional detective; Charlie the Hook "Charlie Wild, Private Detective": character in the fiction of Dashiell Hammett; replacement for "Sam Spade" on radio series (NBC, 1949) adapted at least 2 times for television see TELEVISION Charlie's Angels: * movie (2000) see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT * (ABC, 1976-1981) see: TELEVISION David Charnee: pseudonym of David L. Charne, no known Web page * 2 mystery/detective novels published to date: * Party Till you Die [St.Martin's Press, 19??] * To Kill a Clown [St.Martin's Press, 19??] David e-mailed to Your Humble Webmaster to say: "I am currently working on putting together a home page." Please watch this place for that hotlink when it becomes available. e-mail David L. Charne a/k/a David Charnee Leslie Charteris, adopted name legally in 1926 having been born Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin (12 May 1907-?) Singapore-born England-educated American odd job worker in England, France, and Malaya; as writer and journalist, best-known for the syndicated comic strip Secret Agent X-9 (mid 1930s) and Saint (1945-1955). Editor "Suspense" magazine and "The Saint Detective Magazine" (changed to "The Saint Mystery Magazine") and columnists for "Gourmet" magazine. Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. When I think of his best-known character, I recall the words of Bob Dylan "To live outside the law, you must be honest": * 33 mystery/detective novels with series character Simon Templar = The Saint * 16 mystery/detective story collections * 8 mystery/detective or Tarzan screenplays * various Sherlock Holmes series radio plays with co-author Denis Green * 2 nonfiction books (spanish, sign language) * 5 books edited * 1 autobiography of a matador translated Leslie Charteris: The Saintly Bible and see this site for casting information on, and reviews of the 1997 film "The Saint": The Saint Charters and Caldicott: see TELEVISION Jerome Charyn, no known Web page The Chase: (Nero Pictures, 1947) director: Arthur Ripley; starring: Peter Lorre, Michele Morgan; Adapted: from the novel The Black Path of Fear [1944] by Cornell Woolrich see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT "Dennis Chase": fictional detective {to be done} Elaine Raco Chase; Fairfax, Virginia; Elaine Raco Chase also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Amateur Detectives [Writers Digest Books],nonfiction "A Writer's Guide to How Private Citizens Solve Criminal Cases" (co-author Dr. Anne Wingate) * Partners in Crime (Editor) [Signet Mystery; Books on Tape -- audio edition] short-story collection nominated for Agatha and Shamus awards "Dr. Elizabeth Chase": fictional detective; Dr. Elizabeth Chase James Hadley Chase: pseudonym of Rene' Brabazon Raymond (24 Dec 1906-?) prolific English writer of some 80 mystery/detective novels set in America, based on only 2 visits (New orleans and Florida) who was therefore ahead of his time for the era of Cyberspace, where plenty of us research places we've never been. More: {to be done} "Susan Chase": fictional detective; Susan Chase Thomas Chastain: American newspaper reporter/editor, also wrote under house name Nick Carter: * 9 Mystery/Detective novels with series characters Inspector Max Kauffman, J.T. Spanner, typically a cross between a classical police procedural and a caper story * one unrelated novel Thomas Chastain @ MGrost "Paul Chavasse": character in the fiction of Jack Higgins under pseudonym Martin Fallon Checkmate: (CBS, 1959-1962) see TELEVISION The Checkmate Agency: fictional; The Checkmate Agency "Jim Chee": Navajo police character in the fiction of Tony Hillerman John C. Cheek, no known Web page Susan Taylor Chehak, no known Web page Anton Chekhov: Anton Chekhov @ MGrost "Joe Chelsea": fictional detective; Joe Chelsea C.J. Cherryh, full name Carolyn J. Cherryh; best-known for Science Fiction and Fantasy, she also writes in the Mystery/Detective genre; Cherryh, C.J. Go to Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide 8,000+ more authors indexed George C. Chesbro, no known Web page; best known for the * "Mongo" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Dr. Robert Fredrickson (Criminology Professor and Private Investigator) of New York City: * Shadow of a Broken Man [1977] * City of Whispering Stone [1978] * An Affair of Sorcerers [1979] * The Beasts of Valhalla [1985] * Two Songs This Archangel Sings [1986] * The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone [1988] * Second Horseman Out of Eden [1989] * The Language of Cannibals [1990] * In the House of Secret Enemies [1990] * The Fear in Yesterday's Rings [1991] * Dark Chant in a Crimson Key [1992] * An Incident at Bloodtide [1993] * Bleeding in the Eye of a Brainstorm [1995] * Dream of a Falling Eagle [1996] G. K. Chesterson, full name Gilbert Keith Chesterson (28 May 1874-14 June 1936): prolific author, editor, illustrator, essayist, playwright, poet, biographer, convert to and explainer of Roman Catholicism, best known in mystery/detective genre for the many Father Brown stories (in 15 collections) and for the theological thriller "The Man Who Was Thursday." G.K. Chesterson Must-see web page, with extraordinary set of links to on-line novels, stories, essays, and poems. Highly recommended. G.K. Chesterson Impossible Crime Fiction Tracy Chevalier: Tracy Chevalier Peter Cheyney: pseudonym of Reginald Southouse Cheyney (1896-26 June 1951) British writer educated for the law, whose employment ranged from lyracist, to bookmaker, journalist, and elected political figure: * 34 mystery/detective novels with series characters Slim Callaghan, Lemmy Caution, Michael Kells, Everard Peter Quayle, Johnny Vallon usually attempting to out-America American pulp underworld violence * 33 mystery/detective story collections with series character Alonzo McTavish, usually with competing criminal groups quadruple-crossing each other intricately Lee Child: Lee Child * the Jack Reacher Hard-Boiled Detective/Suspense novel series, featuring Jack Reacher, ex-Military Policeman: * Killing Floor [1997] * Die Trying [1998] * Tripwire [1999] * Running Blind [2000] * Echo Burning [2001] Lincoln Child: Lincoln Child [Robert] Erskine Childers (25 June 1870-24 Nov 1922) British Boer War artilleryman in Royal Navy Air Service during World War I (distinguished service Cross), moved into government work as House of Commons clerk, moved to Dublin and was elected to representative office, imortant role in Irish-UK treaty delegation, joined IRA, court martialed, executed: * one Secret Service mystery/detective novel "The Riddle of the Sands" [London: Smith Elder, 1903] which is now seen as prophesying German invasion plans * 12 books on military and politics * edited one book of Irish political essays "Sunny Childs": fictional detective; Sunny Childs "Lydia Chin and Bill Smith": fictional detectives; Lydia Chin and Bill Smith P. F. Chisholm: * the Sir Robert Carey Historical Mystery/Detective novel series, set in the Reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) and featuring Sir Robert Carey, Deputy Warden of West March, England: * Famine of Horses [1995] * Season of Knives [1996] * Surfeit of Guns [1996] * A Plague Of Angels [1998] Meg [Margaret] Chittenden: Meg [Margaret] Chittenden old page Meg Chittenden newer page e-mail Meg [Margaret] Chittenden * 27 novels as of summer 1997, including: * the "Charlie Plato" mystery/detective series, featuring Charlie Plato (Country Western Tavern Owner) of San Francisco, California: * Dying to Sing [Kensington, 1996] * Dead Men Don't Dance [1997] * Dead Beat and Deadly [1998] * Don't Forget To Die [1999] * Dying to See You [2000] * How to Write Your Novel [The Writer Inc.] nonfiction "Allen Choice": fictional private eye; Allen Choice Mary Blount Christian: {to be done} [Dame] Agatha [Mary Clarissa] Christie [nee Miller] (15 Sep 1890-12 Jan 1976) British author of 80+ mystery/detective novels with series characters Superintendent Battle, Tuppence and Tommy Beresford, Jane Marple, Hercule Poirot, Colonel Race, which constitute the most successful novels in sales and popularity of anyone in the genre. Also: * 6 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Mary Westmacott * 16 plays, including the astonishingly long-running "The Mousetrap" * 2 radio plays * 2 collections of poetry * 1 travle book * 1 autobiography Agatha Christie "official online site of all things Christie!" Agatha Christie Agatha Christie English and Icelandic Agatha Christie @ MGrost * the Tuppence and Tommy Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Tuppence Beresford and Tommy Beresford, Private Investigators of England: * The Secret Adversary [1922] * Partners in Crime [1929] * N or M? [1941] * By the Pricking of My Thumbs [1968] * Postern of Fate [1973] * the Miss Marple Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Miss Marple, Elderly Spinster of St. Mary Mead, England (see "Miss Marple" in the Authors "M" page for a description): * The Murder at the Vicarage [1930] * The Tuesday Club Murders [1932] also titled The Thirteen Problems * The Body in the Library [1942] * The Moving Finger [1943] * Murder is Announced [1950] * Murder with Mirrors [1952] also titled They Do It With Mirrors * A Pocket Full of Rye [1953] * What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw [1957] also titled 4:50 from Paddington * The Mirror Crack'd [1962] also titled The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side * A Caribbean Mystery [1964] * At Bertram's Hotel [1965] * Nemesis [1971] * Sleeping Murder [1976] * Miss Marple's Final Cases [1979] * the 40 novels of the Hercule Poirot Mystery/Detective novel series (see "Hercule Poirot" in the Authors "P" page for a description and full list of titles and dates) Joyce Christmas; Long Island City, New York; Joyce Christmas "Betty Trenka" and "Lady Margaret Priam" novel series e-mail Joyce Christmas see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * the "Lady Margaret Priam" Mystery/Detective novels, featuring Lady Margaret Priam of New York City: * Mourning Gloria [Fawcett, 1996] * A Perfect Day for Dying [Fawcett, 1994] * Suddenly In Her Sorbet [Fawcett, 1988] * Simply To Die For [Fawcett, 1989] * A Fete Worse Than Death [Fawcett, 1990] * A Stunning Way To Die [Fawcett, 1991; harcover Severn House] * Friend Or Faux [Fawcett, 1991] * It's Her Funeral[Fawcett, 1992] * Going Out In Style [1998] * Dying Well [2000] * the "Betty Trenka" Mystery/Detective novels, featuring Betty Trenka, Businesswoman of Connecticut: * Downsized To Death [Fawcett, November 1997] * Death at Face Value [Fawcett, 1995] * This Business Is Murder [Fawcett, 1993] (1st in series) * Mood to Murder [1999] "Johnny Church": fictional detective; Johnny Church "Mike Church": fictional detective; Mike Church Jill Churchill: * the "Jane Jeffry" Cozy Mystery/Detective novels, featuring Jane Jeffry, Housewife of Chicago, Illinois: * Grime and Punishment [1989] * A Farewell to Yarns [1991] * A Quiche Before Dying [1993] * The Class Menagerie [1994] * A Knife to Remember [1994] * From Here to Paternity [1995] set in Colorado * Silence of the Hams [1996] * War and Peas [1996] * Fear of Frying [1997] * The Merchant of Menace [1998] * A Groom With a View [1999] * Mulch Ado About Nothing [2000] Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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Janet O. Cicchetti, no known Web page Richard A. Ciciarelli, no known Web page Anthony Circus: pseudonym of Edward D. Hoch James N. Cirnigliaro, no known Web page "Frank Cisco": fictional detective; Frank Cisco Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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"Peter Clancy": fictional detective {to be done} Thomas L. "Tom" Clancy, Jr.: must be something on the Web! To be done... Lifetime Active Member of Science Fiction Writers of America; Fiction listing {to be done} Thomas L. "Tom" Clancy, Jr., born Baltimore MD 1947, son of Thomas L. Clancy, married Wanda Tomas, children Michelle, Christine, Kathleen, Tom, article on MX missile in U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Insurance broker, owner of O. F. Bowen Agency (Owings MD), novelist..., AB 1969 Loyola College (Baltimore), U.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps. Thrillers and other Novels: * {to be done} "Peter Clapton": fictional detective; Clapton "Veronica Clare": fictional private eye; Veronica Clare Al Clark: see Donald Goines "Ben Clark": fictional detective in "Secret City"; Ben Clark Curt Clark: see Donald E. Westlake Carol Higgins Clark, no known Web page, Mystery/Detective author; * the "Regan Reilly" Mystery/Detective novel series, featuring Private Investigator Regan Reilly: * Decked [1992] set in Oxford, England] * Snagged [1993] set in Miami Beach, Florida * Iced [1995] set in Aspen, Colorado, USA] * Twanged [1997] set in Ireland * Fleeced [2001] Carolyn Chambers Clark; St. Petersburg, Florida; no known web page but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Cast Into the Fire [Vista] Historical Adventure/Crime * Dangerous Alibis [Vista] female P.I. Theresa Franco * Deadlier Than Death [Vista] nurse amateur detective Douglas [Malcolm] [Jackson] Clark (1 Dec 1919-) Geologist, served in British Army (Horse Artillery and Amphibious Warefare), pharmceutical copy writer promoted to executive: * 26 mystery/detective novels always with series characters Inspector/Superintendent George Masters and Chief Inspector Green together in London, England: * Nobody's Perfect [1969] * Death after Evensong [1969] * Deadly Pattern [1970] * Sweet Poison [1970] * Sick to Death [1971] * Premedicated Murder [1975] * Dread and Water [1976] * Table d'Hte [1977] * The Gimmel Flask [1977] * The Libertines [1978] * Heberden's Seat [1979] * Poacher's Bag [1980] * Golden Rain [1980] * Roast Eggs [1981] * The Longest Pleasure [1981] * Shelf Life [1982] * Doone Walk [1982] * Vicious Circle [1983] * The Monday Theory [1983] * Bouquet Garni [1984] * Dead Letter [1984] * Jewelled Eye [1985] * Performance [1985] * Storm Centre [1986] * The Big Grouse [1986] * Plain Sailing [1987] * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym James Ditton Katherine Clark: Katherine Clark * STEAL AWAY Margaret Goff Clark, no known Web page Mary Higgins Clark (24 Dec 1929-) bestselling American author: {to be done} Mary Higgins Clark Mary Higgins Clark Mary Higgins Clark web site includes: * author biographical info * bibliographic info * characters descriptions Dale Clark: Dale Clark @ MGrost Anna Clarke (28 Apr 1919-) South Africa-born British publishing employee, then Administrative Secretary for the British Association for American Studies, no known Web page: * 17 mystery/detective novels with literary plots and settings * the "Paula Glenning and James Goff" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Professor Paula Glenning and Professor James Goff, of London, England: * Last Judgment [1985] * Cabin 3033 [1986] * Mystery Lady [1986] * Last Seen in London [1987] * Murder in Writing [1988] * The Whitelands Affair [1989] * The Case of the Paranoid Patient [1991] * The Case of the Ludicrous Letters [1994] * The Case of the Anxious Aunt [1996] Jay B. Clarke, no known Web page Stephan Clarke, no known Web page Clyde B. Clason (1903-) American copy writer, news editor: * 11 mystery/detective novels with series character Sean Ryan mostly tricky puzzle pieces * 2 theological novles "Tut Claw": fictional detective {to be done} "Claxon": fictional detective; Claxon "Colonel Clay": recurring thief character in the fiction of Grant Allen; Colonel Clay beat Raffles into print by two years as the first short-story thief recurring character in detective literature. Master of disguise, his primary target is Sir Charles Vandrift, a millionaire in Africa. The short thief with the clean-shaven, fresh, innocent face swaps identities as varied as Mexican psychic and Scottish parson, while entertaining himself at outwitting victims and police alike. "Jack Cleary": fictional detective; Jack Cleary John [Stephen] Cleary (22 Nov 1917-) Australian; * 15 books of the "Scobie Malone" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Scobie Malone, Police Inspector of Sydney, Australia: * The High Commissioner [1966] * Helga's Web [1970] * Ransom [1973] * Dragon's at the Party [1987] * Now and Then, Amen [1988] * Babylon South [1989] * Murder Song [1990] * Pride's Harvest [1991] * Dark Summer [1992] * Bleak Spring [1993] * Autumn Maze [1994] * Winter Chill [1995] * A Different Turf [1996] * Endpeace [1998] * Five-Ring Circus [1999] Melissa Cleary: * the "Dog Lovers'" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Jackie Walsh (Professor of Film Studies) and the dog Jake: * A Tail of Two Murders [1992] * Dog Collar Crime [1993] * Hounded to Death [1993] * Skull and Dog Bones [1994] * First Pedigree Murder [1994] * Dead and Buried [1994] * The Maltese Puppy [1995] * Murder Most Beastly [1996] * Old Dogs [1997] * And Your Little Dog, Too [1998] * In the Doghouse [2000] "Hamilton Cleek": criminal character turned detective in the fiction of Thomas W. Hanshew; Hamilton Cleek is known as "the Man of the Forty Faces" because of his unique ability to muscularly change the physiognomy of his face as well as any mask or makeup. Slim, tall, with a naturally well-chiseled, clean-shaven, handsome, aristocratic face, he dresses perfectly and behaves with noble manners when acting as himself. When pretending to be someone else, he uses aliases such as Captain Burbage, Lieutenant Deland, and George Headland. Since childhood, he mastered the arts of thievery. He matured into the most impudent, bold, and expert criminal that Scotland Yard ever pursued. He struggled with the media of his day in a war of public relations. Resenting the London tabloids' use of the term "cracksman," he complained that it was like calling Paganini a "fiddler." So he bribed the newspapers to call him "the Man who Calls Himself Hamilton Cleek" instead of "the Vanishing Cracksman." His side of the deal: he sends them data on the next time and place he shall strike. Further, the morning after each robbery, he sends a small fraction of his ill-gotten gains to Scotland Yard, as if a souvenir of his success. Success he does indeed achieve. But then somewhere between the ages of 25 and 35, he falls in love, and is encouraged to turn from the dark side to the light. He transforms into a legitimate detective. The deepest secret is that his true identity is that of the Prince of Mauravania. He eventually declines the throne of that Graustarkian, Duchy of Grand Fenwick, sort of place in order to marry his commoner sweetheart Ailsa. His side-kick is a street-boy of London named Dollops. Brian [Brendon Talbot] Cleeve (22 Nov 1921-): Irish journalist, broadcaster, educated in England, Ireland, and South Africa, served in British Merchant Navy: * 20 mystery/detective novels * 9 unrelated novels * one collection of crime short stories * 7 nonfiction books (Africa, Ireland) * one book edited ("W.B. Yeats and the Designing of Ireland's Coinage") Ann Cleeves: two Mystery/Detective novel series: * the "Stephen Ramsay" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Police Inspector Stephen Ramsay of England: * A Lesson in Dying [1990] * Murder in my Backyard [1991] * A Day in the Death of Dorothea Cassidy [1992] * Killjoy [1993] * The Healers [1996] * the "George and Molly Palmer-Jones" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring George Palmer-Jones and Molly Palmer-Jones, both Bird Watchers of England: * A Bird in the Hand [1988] * Come Death and High Water [1988] * Murder in Paradise [1989] * A Prey to Murder [1989] * Sea Fever [1991] * Another Man's Poison [1993] * The Mill on the Shore [1994] * High Island Blues [1996] Anthony Clemens: Anthony Clemens @ MGrost "Frank Clemons": fictional detective; Frank Clemons "Philippe Clerc": fictional detective; Philippe Clerc "David Cleveland": fictional private eye; David Cleveland Francis Clifford: pseudonym for Arthur Leonard Bell Thompson (1 Dec 1917-24 Aug 1975): British author. Served in Burma Rifles and as Special Operations Executive (Distinguished Service Order), commercial assistant to rice trading, steel industry journalist, winner 1969 Silver Dagger award of Crime Writers Association: * 16 mystery/detective novels (thrillers) * 3 unrelated novels * one nonfiction book Edward Cline, no known Web page V. C. Clinton-Baddeley, full name is Victor Vaughan Reynolds Geraint Clinton Clinton-Baddeley (1900-6 Aug 1970) British editor of Encyclopedia Brittanica (modern history section), actor, gave poetry readings, directed Jupiter Records (poetry recordings): * 5 mystery/detective novels with series character Dr. R. V. Davie, typically neo-classical fair-play stories * 15 plays * 1 screenplay * 11 radio plays, many adaptations from Dickens * one book of poetry * 5 nonfiction books (music, travel, burlesque, pantomime) "Danny Clive": fictional detective {to be done}; "Edmond Clive": fictional detective; Edmond Clive "Francis F. Clunie": fictional detective in "Bogie"; Francis F. Clunie Michael Clynes: * the "Sir Roger Shallot Journals" Historical/Mystery/Detective novel series featuring the rogue Sir Roger Shallot of London, England during the Reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547): * The White Rose Murders [1991] * The Poisoned Chalice [1992] * The Grail Murders [1993] * A Brood of Vipers [1994] * The Gallows Murders [1996] * The Relic Murders [1997] Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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"Zac Cobb": fictional private eye; Zac Cobb "Chris Cobb": fictional private eye; Chris Cobb "Hannibal Cobb": fictional private eye; Hannibal Cobb "Matt Cobb": fictional detective; Matt Cobb Harlan Coben; Ridgewood, New Jersey; Harlan Coben home page Harlen Coben "Myron Bolitar" sports agent novel series see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * the "Myron Bolitar" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Myron Bolitar (Sports Agent) of New York City: * Fade Away [New York: Dell, 1996] Winner, 1997 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Original Paperback * Drop Shot [New York: Dell, 1996] * Deal Breaker [New York: Dell, 1995] * Backspin [1997] * One False Move [1998] * The Final Detail [1999] * Darkest Fear [2000] Andrew Coburn (1 May 1932-), American author, bank tarinee, fur salesman, feature writer, police reporter, magazine editor, newspaper book reviewer: no known Web page: 5 mystery/detective novels of a Chandler/Hammett flavor, often set in Boston Maria Cochran, no known Web page Thomas Decker Cochrun, no known Web page "Cody": fictional detective; Cody Lisa Cody, no known Web page Liza Cody: * the "Eva Wylie" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Eva Wylie (Wrestler and Security Guard) of London, England: * Bucket Nut [1993] * Monkey Wrench [1994] * Musclebound [1997] * the "Anna Lee" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Anna Lee, Private Investigator of London, England: * Dupe [1981] * Bad Company [1982] * Stalker [1984] * Head Case [1985] * Under Contract [1987] * Backhand [1992] "Phyl Coe": fictional detective; Phyl Coe Tucker Coe: see Donald E. Westlake Margaret Coel; Boulder, Colorado; MargaretCoel or Margaret Coel see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * the "Father John O'Malley" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Father John O'Malley (Priest) of the Arapaho Indian Reservation, Wyoming: * The Eagle Catcher [Berkley, 1995] * The Ghost Walker [Berkley, 1996] * The Dream Stalker [1997] * The Story Teller [1998] * The Lost Bird [1999] * The Spirit Woman [2000] * The Thunder Keeper [2001] Paul Coelho: Author of Brazil Paul Coelho Brian Coffey: pseudonym of Dean R. Koontz Geoffrey Coffin: pseudonym of F. Van Wyck Mason Peter Coffin: pseudonym of Jonathan latimer Virginia Coffman, no known Web page Cornelius Cofyn: pseudonym of Francis Beeding Mark Coggins: Mark Coggins "Artie Cohen": fictional detective; Artie Cohen "Avram Cohen": fictional detective; Avram Cohen Nancy J. Cohen: Nancy J. Cohen * the "Bad Hair Day" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Marla Shore (Hairdresser / Amateur Sleuth) of Florida: * Permed to Death [1999] * Hair Raiser [2000] * Murder by Manicure [2001] Octavius Roy Cohen (26 June 1891-6 January 1959) American lawyer, civil engineer, newspaperman * 29 mystery/detective novels with series characters David Carroll, Max Gold, Jim Harvey, Lt. Marty Walsh * 5 mystery/detective story collections * 15 unrelated novels * 7 unrelated story collections * 3 mystery/detective plays * 4 unrelated plays * various radio plays for "Amons 'n' Andy" series Octavius Roy Cohen @ MGrost Stanley Cohen, no known Web page Stephen Paul Cohen: Stephen Paul Cohen @ MGrost Carolyn Coker, no known Web page James Colbert: * the "Skinny" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Skinny, Police Officer of New Orleans, Louisiana: * No Special Hurry [1988] * Skinny Man [1990] * All I Have is Blue [1992] "Al Colby": fictional detective; Al Colby "Elvis Cole": fictional detective; Elvis Cole Jameson Cole; Morrison, Colorado; Jameson Cole see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * A Killing in Quail County [New York: St. Martin's] set in 1957 Oklahoma "Schyler Cole and Luke Speare": fictional detectives {to be done}; G. D. H. and M. Cole: British authors, full names George Douglas Howard Cole (25 Sep 1889-15 Jan 1959) and Margaret Isabel Cole (nee Postgate) (6 May 1893-7 May 1980) sister of mystery/detective author Raymond Postgate * 30 mystery/detective novels with series characters Everard Blatchington, Dr. Benjamin Tancred, Superintendant Henry Wilson usually with country house, university, or upper-class settings * 7 mystery/detective story collections * 150 nonfiction books by G. D. H. Cole (Socialism, Economics, Politics, Biography, literary criticsm) of which the best-known is the monumental 5-volume "History of Socialist Thought" * 3 books of poetry by G. D. H. Cole * 32 nonfiction books by M. Cole (Socialism, Economics, Politics, Biography, literary criticsm), best known for biography of Beatrice Webb * 2 books of poetry by M. Cole G. D. H. and M. Cole @ MGrost "Cyrus Chandler Colfax": fictional detective; Cyrus Chandler Colfax Evelyn Coleman: Evelyn Coleman Reed Farrel Coleman: * the "Dylan Kein" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Dylan Kein (Insurance Investigator) and Johnny MacClough (Retired Police Officer) of New York City: * Life Goes Sleeping [1991] * Little Easter [1993] * They Don't Play Stickball in Milwaukee [1998] Manning Coles: pseudonym of Cyril Henry Coles (11 June 1899-9 Oct 1965) and Adelaide Francis Oke Manning (1891-25 Sep 1959) British authors. He served during World War I in Hampshire Regiment and British Intelligence while she worked for a munitions factory and at the London War Office. After the war, he was an apprentice shipbuilder, and roamed Austrialia as a railwayman/garage manager/newspaper columnist: * 26 mystery/detective novels with series characters Tommy Hambledon (Thomas Elphinstone Hambleton of the British Intelligence Service) which were somewhat autobiographical of Cyril Henry Coles * 5 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Francis Gaite, but as Manning Cole in US editions, with series characters Charles and James Latimer (also characterizable as satire/ghost stories) * 1 mystery/detective story collection * 1 novel sole authored by Manning * 2 other novels (one juvenile) John Collier, full name John Henry Noyes Collier (3 May 1901-6 Apr 1980) British master of the short story form, invariably polished craftwork with precisely the right language and with amusing yet startling surprise endings; also worked as poetry editor, screenwriter in the US, winner 1951 Edgar Allan Poe awrd, winner 1952 International Fantasy Award: * 11 mystery/detective short story collections * 3 unrelated fantasy novels * 60+ fantasy short stories (often about deal with devil or evil spirit) * 3 plays * 8 screenplays (best-known "I Am a Camera", which received the famous 1-line review "No Leica") * 1 book of poetry * 2 nonfiction books (history, autobiography) * 1 book edited Anna Ashwood Collins, no known Web page Brandilyn Collins; Redwood City, California; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * A Question Of Innocence [Avon] True Crime "Hap Collins and Leonard Pine": fictional detectives; Hap Collins and Leonard Pine Hunt Collins: see Ed McBain "John Collins": fictional detective; John Collins Lorraine Collins, no known Web page "Mason Collins": fictional detective; Mason Collins Max Allan Collins, Jr. (3 March 1948-), no known Web page: American musician/songwriter, English teacher, writer of "Dick Tracy" comic strip (and others) * 15 mystery/detective novels with series characters Nathan Heller, Mallory, Nolan, typically with protagonists who are reformed criminals who still walk the grim streets albiet with a sense of irony: * the "Quarry" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Quarry -- a hired killer: * The Broker [1976] also titled Quarry * The Broker's Wife [1976] also titled Quarry's List * The Dealer [1976] also titled Quarry's Deal * The Slasher [1977] also titled Quarry's Cut * Primary Target [1987] * the "Eliot Ness" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Eliot Ness, Director of Public Safety of Cleveland, Ohio: * The Dark City [1987] * Butcher's Dozen [1988] * Bullet Proof [1989] * Murder by the Numbers [1993] * the "Nate Heller" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Nate Heller, Private Investigator of Chicago, Illinois: * True Detective [1983] * True Crime [1984] * The Million Dollar Wound [1986] * Neon Mirage [1988] * Stolen Away [1991] * Carnal Hours [1995] * Blood and Thunder [1995] * Damned in Paradise [1996] * Flying Blind [1996] * Majic Man [1999] * Angel in Black [2001] * the "Mallory" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Mallory (Student and Mystery Writer) of Iowa: * No Cure for Death [1983] * The Baby Blue Rip-Off [1983] * Kill Your Darlings [1984] * A Shroud for Aquarius [1985] * Nice Weekend for a Murder [1986] * the "Frank Nolan" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Frank Nolan, Thief, of Iowa: * Bait Money [1973] * Blood Money [1973] * Fly Paper [1981] * Hush Money [1981] * Hard Cash [1981] * Scratch Fever [1982] * Spree [1987] * 3 mystery/detective short story collections * 5 other books (3 comics, one biography of Jim Thompson, one study of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer character) Michael Collins: pseudonym of Dennis Lynds (15 Jan 1924-) American author who earned a Purple Heart with Three Battle Stars in World War II, chemist, editor of chemistry trade journals, college instructor, winner of 1968 Edgar Allan Poe award: * 12 mystery/detective novels with series character Dan Fortune * 8 mystery/detective novels in the Shadow series under pseudonym Maxwell Grant * 5 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym William Arden, with series character Kane Jackson * 5 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Mark Sadler, with series character Paul Shaw * 6 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym John Crowe * 3 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Nick Carter, with series character Nick Carter * 2 mystery/detective novelizations as Dennis Lynds, (Charlie Chan Returns, and S.W.A.T.-Crossfire") * 2 unrelated novels as Michael Collins * 2 unrelated novels as Dennis Lynds (one the science fiction "The Planets of Death [New York: Berkley, 1970] * 1 mystery/detective short story collection * 12 mystery/detective juveniles under pseudonym William Arden Michael Collins @ MGrost Tom Collins: see John Lutz Wilkie Collins (1824-1889): Wilkie Collins Australian page Wilkie Collins @ MGrost "Pat Colombo": fictional detective; Pat Colombo "Kat Colorado": fictional detective; Kat Colorado "Sally Colt": fictional detective; Sally Colt Susan Combs, no known Web page Barbara Comfort, New York City; no known Web page B. Comfort (whom I presume to be Barbara Comfort); no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * the "Tish McWhinny" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring 75-year-old amateur detective Tish McWhinny, a Widow of Vermont: * A Pair for the Queen [1998] * Elusive Quarry [Foul Play/Countryman Press, 1995] * The Cashmere Kid [Foul Play/Countryman Press, 1993] * Grave Consequences [Foul Play/Countryman Press, 1989] * Phoebe's Knee [Foul Play/Countryman Press, 1986] Iris Comfort, no known Web page Joseph Commings: Joseph Commings @ MGrost "Steve Conacher": fictional detective; {to be done} Susan Conant, full name Susan Jane Conant; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * the "Dog Lovers'" Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Holly Winter, Writer for Dog's Life Magazine in Cambridge, Massachusetts: * Creature Discomforts [2000] * Evil Breeding [1999] * Barker Street Regulars [1998] * Animal Appetite [Doubleday, 1997] hardcover * Stud Rites [Doubleday, 1996] hardcover * Black Ribbon [Bantam, 1995] paperback * Ruffly Speaking [Bantam, 1994] paperback * Bloodlines [Bantam, 1992] paperback * Gone To The Dogs [Bantam, 1992] paperback * Paws Before Dying [Berkley, 1991] paperback * A Bite Of Death [Berkley, 1991] paperback * Dead And Doggone [Berkley, 1990] paperback * A New Leash On Death [Berkley, 1990] paperback Richard [Thomas] Condon (18 Mar 1915-) American sailor, advertiser, film publicist (Walt Disney, Hal Horne, 20th century Fox, etc.) theatrical producer, and author: * 12 mystery/detective novels with series character Captain Colin Huntington, with intricate thriller plots of which the best-known are: * The Manchrian Candidate [New York: McGraw Hill, 1959] * An Infinity of Mirrors [New York: Random House, 1964] * Prizzi's Honor [New York: Coward McCann, 1982] * 8 unrelated novels * 1 play * 4 screenplays (including Prizzi's Honor, 1984) * 2 nonfiction books (Mexico) "Timothy Cone": fictional detective; Timothy Cone Virginia Conn: Virginia Conn "Dan Connell": fictional detective; Dan Connell David D. Connell, no known Web page Richard Connell: Richard Connell @ MGrost "Shean Connell": fictional detective; {to be done} Michael Connelly: Michael Connelly new official site Michael Connelly * the "Harry Bosch" Police Procedural Mystery/Detective novel series featuring Harry Bosch, Police Detective of Los Angeles, California: * The Black Echo [1992] * The Black Ice [1993] * The Concrete Blonde [1994] * The Last Coyote [1995] * Trunk Music [1997] * Angels' Flight [1998] J. J. Connington: pseudonym of Alfred Walter Stewart (1880-1 July 1947) British expert in Organic Chemistry, Stereochemistry, and Radioactive Chemistry, professor, college dean, and author: * 24 mystery/detective novels with series character Mark Brand, Sir Clinton Driffield, Superintendant Ross tricky and often drawing on medical or scientific technicalities, and sometimes an occult atmosphere * 2 unrelated novels * 7 nonfiction books Beverly Connor; Crawford, Georgia: Beverly Connor Beverly Connor * various mystery/detective novels with series character Lindsay Chamberlain (forensic archaeologist) some involving the solution of recent crimes, usually in Georgia, sometimes murders of long ago * A Rumor Of Bones [Cumberland House Publishing, 1996] * Old Bones To Carry, Old Stories To Tell [Cumberland House Publishing] * Questionable Remains [1997] * Dressed to Die [1998] * Skeleton Crew [1999] Andrea Conrad, no known Web page Brenda Conrad: see Leslie Ford "Claire Conrad and Maggie Hill": fictional detectives; Claire Conrad and Maggie Hill "Clive 'Dormouse' Conrad": fictional detective; {to be done} Ed Conrow, no known Web page Al Conroy: see Marvin H. Albert Richard Timothy Conroy; Washington, DC; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Our Man In Belize [New York: St. Martin's, Fall, 1997] espionage, drug smuggling, U.S. Treasury informants, auto theft, and con men in Belize (formerly British Honduras) during final days of British rule. "A true-life consular procedural book." "Steve Considine": fictional detective; {to be done} K. C. Constantine, pseudonymous American author: * 6 mystery/detective police procedural novels with series character Mario Balzac, Police Chief, and Ruggiero "Rugs" Carlucci, Police Chief of Rocksburg, Pennsylvania: * The Rocksburg Railroad Murders [1972] * The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself [1973] * The Blank Page [1974] * A Fix Like This [1975] * The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes [1982] * Always a Body to Trade [1983] * Upon Some Midnights Clear [1985] * Joey's Case [1988] * Sunshine Enemies [1990] * Bottom Liner Blues [1993] * Cranks & Shadows [1995] * Good Sons [1996] * Family Values [1997] * Brushback [1998?] Storm Constantine: Storm Constantine "Dora Conti": fictional detective; Dora Conti "The Continental Op": fictional detective; The Continental Op "Adam and Connie Conway": fictional detective; {to be done} James L. Conway, no known Web page Petronelle M. M. Cook, no known Web page Thomas H. Cook, no known Web page John Peyton Cooke, no known Web page M. E. Cooke, see John Creasy "Bertha Cool and Donald Lam": fictional detectives; Bertha Cool and Donald Lam "Jerry Cool": fictional detective; {to be done} Murdo Coombs: see Frederick C. Davis Stephen Coonts: Thriller author; Stephen Coonts "Cooper": fictional private eye; Cooper Brian [Newman] Cooper (15 Sep 1919-) British author, educated to M.A. and Dip.Ed., served in Bedforshire and Hertforshire Regiment and the Intelligence Corps in World War II; History Master in schools; expert in history and archaeology of the Industrial Revolution: * 7 mystery/detective thriller novels with fine details and great dialogue * one unrelated nonfiction book M. E. Cooper: full name Mary Ellen Cooper; Stillwater, Oklahoma; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Fatal Trust[Commonwealth Publishers, Ltd.] True Crime; Arkansas millionaire Dr. Rebecca Johnson's murder * Blood & Pity [Delta Press] True Crime Natasha Cooper: 9 Mystery/Detective novels, modern cozies with continuing character Willow King (civil servant who writes romance novels under pseudonym Cressida Woodruffe, and as amateur sleuth specializes in toxins; and she is married to a Police Superintendant): * The Drowning Pool [New York: St.Martin's Press, Mar 1997] ISBN 0-312-1513-06, trade paperback, 240 pp. [1998] Mass Market Paperback * Rotten Apples [hardcover, 1995; Harlequin, July 1997] ISBN 0-373-2624-2 Mass Market Paperback Willow King, recently married, investigates the suicide -- or is it murder? -- of troublesome art historian Dr. Fiona Fydgett, who was under pressure from British Inalnd Rvenue (the tax collectors). But then the real trouble begins, with arson and a shooting attack on Willow's new husband. What is going on? * Festering Lilies [Ulverscroft Large Print Series, July 1991] ISBN 0-708-9245-8-1, hardcover [Story Sound, Audio Cassette, Tanya Myers (Narrator), 1996] * Opulent Eye [1980] ISBN 0-851-3950-6-6, out of print * A Common Death [1990] ISBN 0-517-5766-5-1, out of print * Poison Flowers [1992] hardcover [Ulverscroft Large Print Series, Oct 1992] ISBN 0-708-9272-6-2 * Bloody Roses [1993] ISBN 0-517-5902-2-0, out of print [Thorndike Large Print Popular Series, 1993] Willow King's ex-lover Richard Lawrence-Crescent, a London banker, is arrested for the murder of his coworker Sarah Allfarthing; so Willow interrupts her holiday in Tuscany with her detective lover, and her own double life is exposed as she tries to crack the case through undercover sleuthing * Bitter Herbs [1994; 1995] ISBN 0-517-5902-3-9, out of print Willow King's new "Cressida Woodruffe" romance novel proposal is rejected, she has relationship problems with lover Chief Inspector Tom Worth, and she find more suspects that you can wave a red herring at when she investigates her murdered colleague Gloria Grainger -- and worst of all, Willow develops writer's block. * Sour Grapes [New York: St.Martin's Press, Aug 1998] ISBN 0-312-1866-6-5, hardcover, 304 pp. Willow King's friend Emma Gnatche is taking postgraduate studies in Criminology, and her theories about lie detectors are put to the test in the case of Andrew Lutterworth, who keeps changing his hit-and-run plea Nonfiction: * Ecologists and Ethical Judgements, N. S. Cooper (Editor), R. C. J. Carling (Editor) [1996] Paperback Paulette Cooper, no known Web page Susan Rogers Cooper; Austin, Texas; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series character E. J. Pugh include: * Home Again, Home Again [New York: Avon, June, 1997] * Hickory, Dickory, Stalk [New York: Avon] * One, Two, What Did Daddy Do? [New York: Avon, 1997-98?] * Doctors And Lawyers And Such [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover * Funny As A Dead Relative [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover * Chasing Away The Devil [Worldwide] paperback * Other People's Houses [Worldwide] paperback * Houston In The Rearview Mirror [Worldwide] paperback Tom Cooper, no known Web page "Benny Cooperman": fictional detective; Benny Cooperman "C. D. Coopersmith": fictional detective {to be done} Jerome Coopersmith, no known Web page Carol Soret Cope, no known Web page "Silas Copetti": fictional detective {to be done} "Joe Copp": fictional detective; Joe Copp Alfred Coppel, no known Web page Basil Copper (1924-) journalist/news editor, crime and fantasy author: * 44 mystery/detective hardboiled novels with series character Mike Faraday (in a Chandleresque Los Angeles) * 4 mystery/detective/fantasy short stories in the "Solar Pons" series edited from the works of the late August Derleth * 8 macabre fantasy novels (3 under pseudonym Lee Falk) * 6 mystery/detective/fantasy short story collections (not counting the Derleth "Solar Pons") * 2 nonfiction studies of Vampires and Werewolves Bennett Copplestone (Frederick Harcourt Kitchin): Bennett Copplestone (Frederick Harcourt Kitchin) @ MGrost "Tom Corbie": fictional detective; Tom Corbie "Don Corey": fictional detective in "Checkmate"; Don Corey "David Corman": fictional private eye; David Corman Michael Cormany, no known Web page Vincent Cornier: Vincent Cornier @ MGrost Patricia Cornwell: blockbuster best-selling author best-known for her Kay Scarpetta series of novels about a medical Examiner who gets deeply into solving violent murders, often at great personal risk. Gripping detail, great pacing, fine description, I personally enjoy her work greatly. Patricia Cornwell Patricia Cornwell Lucha Corpi; Oakland, California; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Cactus Blood [Arte Publico Press] sequel to: * Eulogy For a Brown Angel [Arte Publico Press] "Jimmy 'The Gent' Corrigan": fictional private eye; Jimmy 'The Gent' Corrigan Mark Corrigan: pseudonym of Norman Lee (1905-1962) British author: * 30 mystery/detective novels with series character Mark Corrigan of U.S. Intelligence who, with sidekick Tucker Maclean, has first-person romantic action thriller experiences in exotic locations particularly good: * Bullets and Brown Eyes [London: Laurie, 1948] * The Naked Lady [London: Laurie, 1954] * The Big Squeeze [London: Angus & Robertson, 1955] * 13 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Raymond Armstrong with series characters Inspector Dick Mason, Laura Scudmore, J. Rockingham Stone * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Robertson Hobart with series character Grant Vickary * 1 novel as Norman Lee * 1 play as Raymond Armstrong produced * 18 miscellaneous books (movies, juvenile, sailing, Australia) "Jimmy 'The Gent' Corrigan": fictional private eye in "The Devlin Connection"; Nick Corsello "Frank Corso": fictional private eye; Frank Corso "Franco Corti": fictional detective; Franco Corti Steve Corwin, no known Web page Desmond Cory: pseudonym of Shaun Lloyd McCarthy (16 Feb 1928-) Royal Marine Commando, journalist/translator, English Professor in Qatar and Bahrain: * 32 mystery/detective/espionage novels with series characters Mr.Dee, Johnny Fedora, Liny Grey, Mr.Pilgrim (often set in Spain, often with psychiatric or psychological depth, usually complex and political atmospheric thrillers) * 4 mystery/detective short story collections * 1 meta-literary multi-parody mystery/detective novel "Bennett" as Desmond Cory * 1 meta-literary multi-parody mystery/detective novel "Lucky Ham" as Shaun McCarthy based on "Hamlet" and with parody of many other authors * 1 screenplay "England Made Me" * 1 science fiction radio play "Orbit One" * 2 mystery/detective juveniles "Peter Cory": fictional private eye; Peter Cory Patrick [John] Cosgrave (28 Sep 1941-) Irish news editor and Speechwriter/ Special Advisor to Margaret Thatcher: * 3 mystery/detective novels * 5 unrelated books (poetry, history, politics, biography) Elizabeth Cosin: Elizabeth Cosin * "Zen Moses" private eye novel series "Tony Costaine and Bert McCall": fictional private eyes; Tony Costaine and Bert McCall Merle Costiner: Merle Costiner @ MGrost "Neal Cotten": fictional private eye; Neal Cotten Catherine Coulter: Catherine Coulter home page "Jason Coulter": fictional detective; Jason Coulter Stephen Coulter (1914-) British, served in Royal navy Intelligence in World War II, reporter, Reuters correspondant: * 7 mystery/detective novels, mostly Eric Ambler-like thrillers * 9 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym James Mayo with series character Charles Hood (a more sadistic James Bond type) * 2 literary biographies (de Maupassant, Dostoyevsky) * 1 unrelated novels E. W. Count; New York City; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * Cop Talk: True Detective Stories From The NYPD [Pocket] S. H. Courtier: full name Sidney Hobson Courtier (28 Jan 1904-1974) Australian teacher/principal; President P.E.N. (Melbourne branch) * 22 mystery/detective novels with series characters "Digger" Haig, Ambrose Mahon (often ingenious, sometimes in bizarre physical settings) * 4 other novels * various radio plays Terry Courtney, no known Web page "Candi and Simone Covington": fictional detectives; Candi and Simone Covington Matt Coward, no known Web page Jay Randolph Cox, no known Web page William R[obert] Cox (14 Apr 1901-) newspaper and petroleum employee, sports reporter, weird mystery pulp writer, over 1000 short stories published in almost every imaginable genre, typically better written and more vivid action/adventure stories than average for the pulps; 20 years activity on committees of Writers Guild, 1965 & 1971 President of Western Writers of America: * 8 mystery/detective novels with series character Tom Kincaid * 16 western novels/novelizations * 14 western novels under pseudonym Jonas Ward with series character "Buchanan" * 22 juvenile sports novels under own name * 3 juvenile sports novels under pseudonym Mike Frederic * 2 screenplays * 100+ teleplays for Fireside Theatre, Broken Arrow, Zane Grey Theatre, Wells Fargo, Bonanza, The Grey Ghost, Route 66, Alcoa Theatre, The Virginian, others * 3 other books (history, sports) George Harmon Coxe (23 Apr 1901-30 Jan 1984) a "professional's professional" (Anthony Boucher)American reporter and advertiser; Board member Mystery Writers of America and 1952 President; 1964 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award: * 63 mystery/detective novels with series characters Flash Casey (photographer), Sam Crombie, Jack Fenner, Max Hale, Kent Murdock (reporter), Paul Standish (medical examiner) usually with a fine line between the nominal good guys and bad guys and not much violence * 1 mystery/detective story collection with series character Flash Casey * 2 screenplays * 2 series of radio plays for "Crime Photographer" and "The Commandos" * teleplays for Kraft Television Theatre * 1 mystery/detective book edited "Tulsa Coyle": fictional detective in "Vengeance Squad"; Tulsa Coyle "Brady Coyne": fictional detective; Brady Coyne Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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Alisa Craig: see Charlotte MacLeod "Barrie Craig": fictional detective; or maybe the correct spelling is: Barry Craig Barrie Craig Barry Craig Jonathan Craig: pseudonym of Frank E. Smith (1919-): * 14 mystery/detective police procedural novels with series character Pete Selby of Manhattan's Sixth Precinct, narrated in 1st person, usually involving murder of gorgeous young lady, with suspects often eccentric Greenwich Village types * dozens of uncollected mystery/detective short stories in Manhunt, Private Eye, Mike Shayne's, and Alfred Hitchcock's Philip R. Craig: Philip R. Craig Published Novels: * GATE OF IVORY, GATE OF HORN [New York: Doubleday, 1969] * A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE [New York: Scribner,1989] * THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO THE SEA [New York: Scribner, 1991] * THE DOUBLE MINDED MEN [New York: Scribner, 1992] * CLIFF HANGER [New York: Scribner, 1993] * OFF SEASON [New York: Scribner, 1994] * A CASE OF VINEYARD POISON [New York: Scribner, 1995] * DEATH ON A VINEYARD BEACH [New York: Scribner, 1996] * A DEADLY VINEYARD HOLIDAY [New York: Scribner, 1997] Biography [adapted from web page created by his son]: Raised on a small cattle ranch southwest near Durango, Colorado; rode horse-back to one-room school; 1957 degree in Religion and Philosophy from Boston University competed with All-American fencing team, and "minored in bridge." Studied poetry with Robert Lowell; Studied prose with Gerald Warner Brace. 1962 MFA in prose fiction, University ofIowa Writers' workshop, under Vance Bourjailly. Published my first novel (GATE OF IVORY, GATE OF HORN) in 1969, aged 35, and second (A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE) in 1989, aged 55. During the 20 years between publications, wrote and submitted novels that no one wanted to publish. Since 1989, Scribner has published eight of the "Martha's Vineyard mysteries," has purchased another manuscript which is scheduled for publication in June, 1998, and has contracted for another. Avon has been publishing the paperback editions of these books. Lives in Hamilton, Massachusetts during the winter and teaches Literature at Wheelock College in Boston, where he's an Associate Professor of English. In the summer, he and his wife Shirley (married since 1957) live in Edgartown, on Martha's Vineyard, where they surf cast for bluefish, sail in their 18 foot catboat, cook, do gardening, go shell fishing, lie on the beach, and engage in other island activities. Most mornings, he writes in the shed out back of their house. They keep their beer in its own refrigerator and their vodka in the freezer. Two married children and two grandchildren. Robert K. Crais: *** to be done *** Robert Crais * "Elvis Cole" series of novels "Inspector L. T. Cramer": Head of NYPD Homicide Squad in the fiction of Rex Stout; Nero Wolfe is the man that Inspector L. T. Cramer hates to ask for help, but does anyway. In return, Nero Wolfe often calls on Inspector L. T. Cramer to actually make the arrest when Wolfe had solved a murder. Cramer is perpetually chomping on a cigar, although we almost never see him smoking one. As he becomes increasingly annoyed by Wolfe or Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin, he chews more energetically on the cigar, sometimes ending by hurling the distorted stogie approximately towards a wastebasket. He is no idiot, though Wolfe baits him by insults such as: "Your acceptance of your salary constitutes a fraud on the people of New York and you are a disgrace to an honorable profession." Once, Rex Stout has him solve a crime solo. That single case is documented in "Red Threads" [1939]. "Barry Crane": fictional detective; Barry Crane "Bill Crane": fictional detective; Bill Crane Carolyn Crane, no known Web page Frances [Kirkwood] Crane (1896-?): * 30 mystery/detective novels, of which those that had a color named in the title were with series characters Pat and Jean Abbott, usually involving exotic vacations from home base in San Francisco, with husband and wife team thrust into strange situations * 1 unrelated novel "Crang": fictional detective; Crang "Steve Cramner and Butch Maneri": fictional detectives {to be done}; "Karl Craven": fictional detective; Karl Craven Wes Craven: Wes Craven "Ace Crawford": fictional detective {to be done}; "Bob Crawford": fictional detective; Bob Crawford Dan Crawford, no known Web page Robert Crawford: see Hugh C. Rae Jeraldine Crayne, no known Web page John Creasey (17 Sep 1908-9 June 1973): neck in neck with Isaac Asimov for title of "most prolific book author of the 20th Century", John Creasey wrote 560 novels under at least 20 pseudonyms, with upwards of 70,000,000 copies sold around the world. Since Asimov's output included copious doses of superb nonfiction, John Creasey is undisputably "most prolific novelist of the 20th Century", and arguably the author of more fiction titles than anyone in history (if Lope de Vega's plays and sketches are shuffled into a different category). For detailed bibliographic data, see "A John Creasy Bibliography", R. E. Briney and John Creasy "The Armchair Detective" [White Bear Lake, Minnesota: October 1968] no known Web page "Toni Credella": fictional detective {to be done}; J. S. W. Creighton-Borthwick; Thomaston, Maine; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books as "J. S. Borthwick" include: * The Garden Plot [New York: St. Martin's] * Dolly Is Dead [New York: St. Martin's] * The Bridled Groom [New York: St. Martin's] * Dude on Arrival [New York: St. Martin's] * Bodies Of Water [New York: St. Martin's] * The Student Body [New York: St. Martin's] * The Down East Murders [New York: St. Martin's] * The Case Of The Hook-Billed Kites [New York: St. Martin's] Bill Crenshaw: Bill Crenshaw @ MGrost Camilla T. Crespi (Camilla Trinchieri), New York City: Camilla T. Crespi e-mail Camilla T. Crespi * various mystery/detective novels with series character Simona Griffo (Italian who moved to New York City, works for an advertising agency) Novels incorporate mouthwatering Italian recipes * The Trouble With A Bad Summer [HarperCollins, June, 1997] * The Trouble With A Bad Fit [HarperCollins] * The Trouble With Going Home [HarperCollins] * The Trouble With Thin Ice [HarperCollins] * The Trouble With Too Much Sun [Zebra] paperback * The Trouble With Moonlighting [Zebra] paperback * The Trouble With A Small Raise [Zebra] paperback Lary Crews: Lary Crews [John] Michael Crichton (23 Oct 1942-) also known as John Lange and Jeffery Hudson: one of America's most profitable mystery/sci-fi authors, film and television major power. Formerly a doctor, he has a strange fascination with, and yet profound distrust of, all technology, and has been criticized by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for endlessly replaying the "Frankenstein" theme, that there are some things not meant to be messed around with by Man, which Gingrich contrasted with the optimistic technophiliac works of Arthur C. Clarke. Michael Crichton official site Born in Chicago; A.B. summa cum laude 1964 Harvard University (Phi Beta Kappa); M.D. 1969 Harvard University Medical School; 1969-70 Salk Institute, La Jolla, California; 1965 married Joan Radam (divorced 1971); 1978 married Kathleen St.Johns (divorced 1980). Winner 1970 American Medical Writers Award; winner 1968 and 1980 Edgar Allan Poe Awards of Mystery Writers of America. * Mystery/Detective novels include: * Odds-On [New York: New American Library, 1966] under pseudonym John Lange * Scratch One [New York: New American Library, 1967] under pseudonym John Lange * A Case of Need [Cleveland: World, 1968] under pseudonym Jeffery Hudson * Easy Go [New York: New American Library, 1968] under pseudonym John Lange also known as "The Last Tomb" by Michael Crichton [Bantam, 1974] * The Venom Business [Cleveland: World, 1969] under pseudonym John Lange * Zero Cool [New York: New American Library, 1969; London: Sphere, 1972] under pseudonym John Lange * Drug of Choice [New York: New American Library, 1970; also known as "Overkill" London: Sphere, 1972] under pseudonym John Lange * Grave Descend [New York: New American Library, 1970] * Dealing; or, The Berkely-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues [New York: Knopf, 1971] under pseudonym Michael Douglas (co-author Douglas Crichton) * Binary [New York: Knopf, 1972] under pseudonym John Lange * The Great Train Robbery [New York: Knopf, 1975; London: Cape, 1975] * Science Fiction novels include: * The Andromeda Strain [New York: Knopf, 1969; London: Cape, 1969; Dell] * The Terminal Man [Knopf, 1972; London: Cape, 1972; Bantam] * Westworld [New York: Bantam, 1975] * Eaters of the Dead [New York: Knopf, 1976; London: Cape; Bantam] * Congo [New York: Knopf, 1980; London: Allen Lane, 1981] * Jurassic Park {to be done} * Screenplays: * Westworld, 1973 * Coma, 1978 * The Great Train Robbery, 1978 * Looker, 1981 * Teleplays: * Pursuit, 1972 * Miscellaneous Books: * Five Patients: The Hospital Explained [New York: Knopf, 1970; London: Cape, 1971] * Jasper Johns [New York: Abrams, 1977] Artist biography/study * Electronic Life: How to Think About Computers [New York: Knopf, 1983] Bill Crider; Alvin, Texas; Juvenile/Young Adult and grownup mystery/detective author; Bill Crider @ MGrost * The Prairie Chicken Kill [Walker] * Winning Can Be Murder [St. Martin's] * When Old Men Die [Walker] * A Dangerous Thing [Walker] Edmund Crispin: pseudonym of Robert Bruce Montgomery (2 Oct 1921-15 Sep 1978): British schoolmaster; composer (choral, orchestral, songs, film scores): * 9 mystery/detective novels with series character Gervase Fen (Oxford professor of literature, and amateur detective, perhaps modelled on Crispin's friend Kingsley Amis * 2 mystery/detective story collections * screenplay "Raising the Wind" 1961 * Editor: * Best SF: Science Fiction Stories [London: Faber, 1955-1970] 7 volumes * The Stars and Under: A Selection of Science Fiction [London: Faber, 1968] * Outwards from Earth: A Selection of Science Fiction [London: Faber, 1974] * Best Tales of Terror [London: Faber, 1959-1964] 2 volumes * Best Detective Stories [London: Faber, 1959-1964] 2 volumes * Best Murder Stories 2 [London: Faber, 1973] "Crockett": fictional detective; Crockett "Jonathan Croft": fictional detective in "The Most Deadly Game"; Jonathan Croft "Joshua Croft": fictional detective; Joshua Croft Rupert Croft-Crooke: see Leo Bruce Freeman Wills Crofts (June 1879-11 Apr 1957) British railway engineer Freeman Wills Crofts @ MGrost * 37 mystery/detective novels with series character Inspector Joseph French * 5 mystery/detective story collections * various radio plays * 3 miscellaneous books (civil engineering, juvenile, religion) Deborah Crombie; McKinney, Texas; Deborah Crombie but see also complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series characters Kincaid and James include: * Mourn Not Your Dead [Scribner's] * Leave The Grave Green [Scribner's; Berkley] * All Shall Be Well [Scribner's; Berkley] * A Share In Death [Scribner's; Berkley] 1st in series Nominated for Agatha and Macavity awards "Sam Crombie": fictional detective; Sam Crombie Alice Cromie, no known Web page "Arthur Crook": fictional detective {to be done}; Virginia Crosby, no known Web page "Alex Cross": fictional detective; Alex Cross Amanda Cross: pseudonym of Carolyn G[old] Heilbrun (13 Jan 1926-) American English professor: * 7 mystery/detective novels with academic series character Kate Fansler * 6 unrelated books (academic, feminism, biography, literature) * mystery/detective novels with series character Carolyn G. Heilbrun * Death In A Tenured Position [Ballantine] * In The Last Analysis [Avon] * James Joyce Murders [Ballantine] * No Word From Winifred [Ballantine] * The Players Come Again [Random House; Ballantine] * Poetic Justice [Avon] * The Question Of Max [Ballantine] reprint * Sweet Death, Kind Death [Ballantine] reprint * The Theban Mysteries [Avon] * A Trap For Fools [Ballantine] * An Imperfect Spy [Ballantine] * The Collected Stories [Ballantine] Gilbert B. Cross, no known Web page James Cross, no known Web page "Peter Cross": fictional detective {to be done}; Ralph D. Cross, no known Web page "Victoria Cross": fictional detective; Victoria Cross Ken Crossen: full name Kendell Foster Crossen (25 July 1910-28 Nov 1981): * 6 mystery/detective novels with series characters Jason Jones and Necessary Smith * 7 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Richard Foster, with series characters Pete Draco and Chin Kwang Kham (Tibetan) * 21 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym M. E. Chaber, with series character Milo March * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Christopher Monig, with series character Brian Brett * 4 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Clay Richards, with series character Grant Kirby * many uncollected stories * 4 unrelated novels (2 science fiction) * 2 nonfiction books * editor: * Murder Calvacade [New York: Dell, 1946] * Adventures in Tomorrow [New York: Greenberg, 1951; London: Lane, 1953] science fiction * Future Tense: New and Old Tales of Science Fiction [New York: Greenberg, 1952; London: Lane, 1954] "Marty Crow": fictional detective {to be done}; "Jesse Crowder": fictional private eye; Jesse Crowder John Crowe: see Michael Collins Brian Crowther: see Edward Grierson, no known Web page Peter Crowther, no known Web page Laura Crum; Santa Cruz, California; Laura Crum equine veterinarian novel series also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books with series character Gail McCarthy (Santa Cruz horse vet) include: * Roughstock [New York: St. Martin's, February 1997] * Hoofprints [St. Martin's Dead Letter] * Cutter [St. Martin's Dead Letter] "Harry Crumb": fictional detective; Harry Crumb "John Francis Cuddy": fictional detective; John Francis Cuddy James Crumley (12 Oct 1939-) American Professor of English Literature: * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Milodragovitch, usually set in Western Montana with non-traditional detectives more comfortable in company of criminals than with pillers of community, private eyes who take drugs or are alcoholic * one other novel Jennifer Crusie: Science Fiction and Mystery author; Jennifer Crusie Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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"Willie Cuesta": fictional private eye; Willie Cuesta Judi Culbertson; Port Jefferson, New York; no known home page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors Books include: * The Nursery [New York: St. Martin's] Guy Cullingford: pseudonym of Constance Lindsay Taylor (nee Dowdy) (10 Jan 1907-): English writer: * 10 mystery/detective novels with unusual point-of-view (i.e. narrated by murder victim after death) or characters "Sam Culp": fictional private eye; Sam Culp "Grace Culver": fictional detective; Grace Culver Timothy J. Culver: pseudonym of Donald E. Westlake Marten Cumberland (23 July 1892-1972) English sailor, stock exchange worker, wireless operator, magazine and encyclopedia editor, newspaper and magazine coumnist: * 46 mystery/detective novels with series character Saturnin Dax (French Commissair) mostly intellectually tricky puzzles, often set in theatrical circumstances * 3 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Kevin O'Hara, with series character Chico Brett, mostly hardboiled theatrical or nightclub complexities * 2 other novels * 6 plays * one ballet scenario * 2 nonfiction books (econimics, writing) "David Cunane": fictional detective; David Cunane E. V. Cunningham: pseudonym of Howard [Melvin] Fast (11 Nov 1914-?): New Yorker, served Office of War Information and Army Film Project, son is writer Jonathan Fast, Far East War Correspondant for Esquire and Coronet magazines, university teacher, jailed 1947 for Contempt of Congress; Founder of World Peace Movement; Member, World Peace Council; Publisher, Blue Heron Press; Member, Fellowship for Reconciliation; Congressional Candidate (American-Labor Party, New York, 1952); winner 1933 Bread Loaf Writers Conference Award; winner, 1944 Schomburg Race Relations Award; winner 1947 Newspaper Guild Award; winner 1948 Jewish Book Council of America Award; winner 1954 Stalin International Peach Prize; winner 1960 Screenwriters Award; winner 1962 National Association of Independent Schools Award: * 21 mystery/detective novels with series character John Comaday, Larry Cohen, Harvey Krim; Masao Masuto (attached to Beverly Hills Police Department); (some under pseudonym Walter Ericson) (some with single-word titles which are the names of female protagonists) * 31 other novels (historical, political) * 7 story collection (3 science fiction) * 5 plays * 1 screenplay * 2 teleplays * 1 book of poetry * 18 other books (juvenile, judaica, historical, political, zen) * 2 books edited (Tom Paine, Theodore Dreiser) Barbara Cummings, no known Web page Doug Cummings, no known Web page Ginger Curry, no known Web page Tom Curry, no known Web page, to be done Ursula Curtis (nee Reilly) (8 Apr 1923-): * 22 mystery/detective novels, often with Gothic elements and surprise endings Clare Curzon: see Rhona Petrie Doug Cushman, no known Web page Clive Cussler: Clive Cussler "Rocky Custer": fictional private eye; Rocky Custer Return to Main MYSTERY/DECTECTIVE AUTHORS table of contents Return to Alphabetical Table of "C" Authors

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