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"Mac": ex-Chicago cop character in the fiction of Thomas B. Dewey; "Mac" was born 1909, joined Chicago PD at age 23; mentor was honest vet "Donovan"; dismissed from force for solving a crime that the Mob wanted unsolved; became North Side private detective. Said of himself in 1947: "38 years old, a fairly good shot with small arms, slow thinking, but thorough, very dirty in a clinch." Ian MacAlister: see Marvin H. Albert "Johnny Macall": London Private Investigator, and former police superintendent, character in the fiction of Gerard Fairlie: * Winner Take All [1953] * No Sleep for Macall [1955] * Deadline for Macall [1956] * Double the Bluff [1957] * Macall Gets Curious [1959] * Please Kill My Cousin [1961] John D. MacDonald, full name John D. MacDonald (24 July 1916-): major American Mystery/Detective novelist and short story author; born Sharon, Pennsylvania; 1934-1935 University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); 1938 B.S., Syracuse University (New York); 1939 M.B.A., Harvard University; 1978 D.H.L., Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York); 1940-1946 United States Army Office of Strategic Services, Lieutenant Colonel; 1937 married Dorothy Mary Prentiss, 1 son; also wrote other genres, especially Science Fiction. 1962 President, Mystery Writers of America; winner 1955 Benjamin Franklin Award (Best Short Story); winner 1964 Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere; winner 1972 Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award; winner 1980 American Book Award; John D. MacDonald * 22 mystery/detective novels with series characters Travis McGee, who lives aboard a ship-shape boat "The Busted Flush" (won in a poker game) moored at Bahia Mar (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), owns a 1936 Rolls Royce convetrted into a pick-up; was formerly a minor-league football player; 6 feet 4 inches, handsome; and has a uniquely romantic moral code, especially hates corruption; and McGee's sidekick Meyer (retired economist, chess player, hirsute): * The Deep Blue Goodbye [New York: Fawcett, 1964; London: Hale, 1965] * Nightmare in Pink [New York: Fawcett, 1964; London: Hale, 1966] * A Purple Place for Dying [New York: Fawcett, 1964; London: Hale, 1966] * The Quick Red Fox [New York: Fawcett, 1964; London: Hale, 1966] * A Deadly Shade of Gold [New York: Fawcett, 1965; London: Hale, 1967] * Bright Orange for the Shroud [New York: Fawcett, 1965; London: Hale, 1967] * Darker than Amber [New York: Fawcett, 1966; London: Hale, 1968] * One Fearful Yellow Eye [New York: Fawcett, 1966; London: Hale, 1968] * Three for McGee [New York: Doubleday, 1967] omnibus * Pale Gray for Guilt [New York: Fawcett, 1968; London: Hale, 1969] * The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper [New York: Fawcett, 1968; London: Hale, 1969] * Dress Her in Indigo [New York: Fawcett, 1969; London: Hale, 1971] * The Long Lavender Look [New York: Fawcett, 1970; London: Fawcett (?), 1970] * A Tan and Sandy Silence [New York: Fawcett, 1972; London: Hale, 1973] * The Scarlet Ruse [New York: Fawcett, 1973; London: Hale, 1975] * The Turqouise Lament [New York: Fawcett, 1973; London: Hale, 1975] * McGee [London: Hale, 1975] omnibus * The Dreadful Lemon Sky [Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1975; London: Hale, 1976] * The Empty Copper Sea [Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1978; London: Hale, 1979] * The Green Ripper [Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1979; London: Hale, 1980] * Free Fall in Crimson [New York: Harper, 1981; London, Collins, 1981] * Cinnamon Skin [New York: Harper, 1982; London, Collins, 1982] * 37 other mystery/detective novels: * The Brass Cupcake [New York: Fawcett, 1950; London: Muller, 1955] * Judge Me Not [New York: Fawcett, 1951; London: Muller, 1964] * Murder for the Bride [New York: Fawcett, 1951; London: Fawcett, 1954] * Weep for Me [New York: Fawcett, 1951; London: Muller, 1964] * The Damned [New York: Fawcett, 1952; London: Muller, 1964] * Dead Low Tide [New York: Fawcett, 1953; London: Fawcett, 1955] * The Neon Jungle [New York: Fawcett, 1953; London: Fawcett, 1954] * All These Condemned [New York: Fawcett, 1954] * Area of Suspicion [New York: Dell, 1954; London: Hale, 1956; revised New York: Fawcett, 1961] * A Bullet for Cinderella [New York: Dell, 1955; London: Hale, 1960; as "On the Make", New York: Dell, 1960] * Cry Hard, Cry Fast [New York: Popular Library, 1955; London: Hale, 1969] * April Evil [New York: Dell, 1956; London: Hale, 1957] * Murder in the Wind [New York: Dell, 1956; as "Hurricane", London: Hale, 1957] * You Live Once [New York: Popular Library, 1956; as "Hurricane", London: Hale, 1976; as "You Kill Me", New York: Fawcett, 1961] * Death Trap [New York: Dell, 1957; London: Hale, 1958] * The Empty Trap [New York: Popular Library, 1957; London: Magnum, 1980] * The Price of Murder [New York: Dell, 1957; London: Hale, 1958] * A Man of Affairs [New York: Dell, 1957; London: Hale, 1959] * Clemmie [New York: Fawcett, 1958] * The Executioners [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958; London: Hale, 1959; as "Cape Fear", New York: Fawcett, 1962] * Soft Touch [New York: Dell, 1958; London: Hale, 1960; as "Man-Trap", London: Pan, 1961] * The Deceivers [New York: Dell, 1958; London: Hale, 1968] * The Beach Girls [New York: Fawcett, 1961; London: Muller, 1964] * The Crossroads [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959; London: Hale, 1961] * Deadly Welcome [New York: Dell, 1958; London: Hale, 1961] * The End of the Night [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960; London: Hale, 1964] * The Only Girl in the Game [New York: Fawcett, 1960; London: Hale, 1962] Las Vegas mob blackmails innocent young lady * Slam the Big Door [New York: Fawcett, 1960; London: Hale, 1961] * On Monday We Killed Them All [New York: Fawcett, 1961; London: Hale, 1963] * Where is Janice Gantry? [New York: Fawcett, 1961; London: Hale, 1963] * A Flash of Green [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962; London: Hale, 1971] * The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything [New York: Fawcett, 1961; London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1968] Science Fiction. * A Key to the Suite [New York: Fawcett, 1962; London: Hale, 1968] * The Drowner [New York: Fawcett, 1963; London: Hale, 1964] * On the Run [New York: Fawcett, 1963; London: Hale, 1965] * The Last One Left [New York: Doubleday, 1967; London: Hale, 1968] * One More Sunday [New York: Knopf, 1984] Television and computers for evangelical church fundraising * 4 other mystery/detective books written * Border Town Girl [New York: Popular Library, 1956; as "Five Star Fugitive", London: Hale, 1970] novelettes * End of the Tiger and Other Stories [New York: Fawcett, 1966; London: Hale, 1967] Short Stories * Seven [New York: Fawcett, 1971; London: Hale, 1974] Short Stories * The Good Old Stuff: 13 Early Stories [New York: Harper, 1982; London: Collins, 1984] ed. Martin H. Greenberg et al. * 2 other Science Fiction novels: * Wine of the Dreamers [New York: Greenberg, 1951; as "Planet of the Dreamers, New York, Pocket Books, 1953; London, Hale, 1955] * Ballroom of the Skies [New York: Greenberg, 1952] * 1 other Science Fiction short story collection: * Other Times, Other Worlds [New York: Fawcett, 1978] * 5 Miscellaneous Novels: * Cancel All Our Vows [New York: Appleton Century Crofts, 1953; London: Hale, 1955] suburban marriages on the rocks * Contrary Pleasure [New York: Appleton Century Crofts, 1954; London: Hale, 1955] * Please Write for Details [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959] Cuernavaca art course/scam attracts Americans by newspaper ads * I Could Go On Singing [New York: Fawcett, 1963; London: Hale, 1964] screenplay novelization * Condominium [Philadelphia, Lipincott, 1977; London: Hale, 1977] Corporate Land-grabbers grapple in Florida * 3 Miscellaneous Books Written: * The House Guests [New York: Doubleday, 1965; London: Hale, 1966] * No Deadly Drug [New York: Doubleday, 1968] * Nothing Can Go Wrong [New York: Harper, 1981] co-author John H. Kilpack * 1 mystery/detective book edited: * The Lethal Sex [New York: Dell, 1959; London: Collins, 1962] * Reference/Criticism: * A Bibliography of the Published Works of John D. MacDonald, Jean & Walter Shine [Gainesviulle, University of Florida Libraries, 1981] * John D. MacDonald, David Geherin [New York: Ungar, 1982] Critical Analysis John Ross MacDonald: see Ross MacDonald Patricia MacDonald, full name Patricia Jean MacDonald (1949-): 1983 married Mystery author/bookseller Art Bourgeau; similar to Mary Higgins Clark in powerful portrayals of women who are not paranoid: someone IS after them... * The Unforgiven [1980] * Stranger in the House [1983] * Little Sister [1986] * No Way Home [1989] Philip MacDonald (1899-1981): British author, grandson of author George MacDonald Philip MacDonald @ MGrost Cavalry regiment in Mesopotamia in World War I; marred author F. Ruth Howard; trained horses for British Army, and was a show jumper; 1931 moved to Hollywood; breeder of Great Danes; screebwriter; winner 1953 Edgar Allan Poe Award; winner 1956 Edgar Allan Poe Award * 20 mystery/detective novels, some with series character Colonel Anthony Ruthven Gethryn * 3 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Martin Porlock (although as Philip MacDonald in US editions) * 3 mystery/detective short story collections * 4 miscellaneous novels * 1 play: Rebecca (with co-authors) * 29 mystery/detective screenplays include: * The Star Reporter, 1931, co-author Ralph Smart * Hotel Splendide, 1932, co-author Ralph Smart * Charlie Chan in London, 1934 * Charlie Chan in Paris, 1935, co-authors Edward T. Lowe and Stuart Anthony * The Last Outpost, 1935 * The Mystery Woman, 1935 * Yours For the Asking, 1936, co-authors * Ourselves, a.k.a. River of Unrest, 1936, co-authors * The Princess Comes Across, 1936, co-authors * The Mysterious Mr.Moto, 1938, co-author Norman Foster * Mr.Moto's Last Warning, 1938, co-author Norman Foster * Mr.Moto Takes a Vacation, 1938, co-author Norman Foster * Blind Alley, 1939, co-authors Michael Blankfort & Albert Duffy * Charlie McCarthy, Detective, 1939, co-authors * Rebecca, 1940, co-authors * Whispering Ghosts, 1942, co-author Lou Breslow * Street of Chance, 1942, co-author Garrett Fort * Sahara, 1943, co-authors * Action in Arabia, 1944, co-author Herbert Biberman * The Body Snatcher, 1945, co-author Carlos Keith * Strangers in the Night, 1945, co-authors Bryant Ford & Paul Gangelin * Dangerous Intruder, 1931, co-authors Martin Goldsmith & F. Ruth Howard * Love from a Stranger, 1947 * The Dark Past, 1949, co-authors * The Man Who Cheated Himself, 1951, co-author Seton I. Miller * Mask of the Avenger, 1951, co-authors Smart * Circle of Danger, 1951 * Ring of Fear, 1954, co-authors Paul Fix & James Edward Grant * Tobor the Great, 1954, co-authors Richard Goldstone & Carl Dudley * 1 mystery/detective radio play * Glitter, 1978 * 2 mystery/detective teleplays: * Thin Ice, in the 1959-1960 Five Fingers series * The Impulse, in the 1960-1961 Thriller series "Inspector Robert MacDonald": character in the fiction of E. C. R. Lorac (pseudonym of Edith Caroline Rivett); The quiet, visually forgetable Inspector Robert MacDonald of Scotland Yard mostly assisted rural counties in solving baffling cases; later promoted to Chief Inspector. Ross MacDonald: pseudonym for Kenneth Millar (13 December 1915-11 July 1983), also as John MacDonald, John Ross MacDonald; rare combination of critical and popular success for Chandleresque/Hammettic atmosphere and hypersensitivity to social transitions. Ross MacDonald Books Include (Chronologically): * The Dark Tunnel [1944] * Trouble Follows Me [1946] * Blue City [1947] * The Three Roads [1948] * The Moving Target [1949] * The Drowning Pool [1950] * The Way Some People Die [1951] * The Ivory Grin [1952] [retitled as Marked For Murder [1960] * Meet Me at The Morgue [1953] * Find A Victim [1954] * The Name Is Archer [1955] * The Barbarous Coast [1956] * The Doomsters [1958] * The Galton Case [1959] * The Ferguson Affair [1960] * The Wycherly Woman [1961] * The Zebra-Striped Hearse [1962] * The Far Side Of The Dollar [1964] * The Chill [1964] * Black Money [1965] * The Instant Enemy [1968] * The Goodbye Look [1969] * The Underground Man [1971] * Sleeping Beauty [1973] * The Blue Hammer [1976] (Last book) Books Include (by category): * 15 mystery/detective novels, all but 2 with series character Lew Archer * 4 mystery/detective novels, as Kenneth Millar, with series character Chet Gordon * 5 mystery/detective novels, as John Ross MacDonald, all but 1 with series character Lew Archer * 2 mystery/detective short story collections with series character Lew Archer * 3 nonfiction books: * On Crime Writing [Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1973] * A Collection of Reviews [Northridge, Lord John Press, 1980] * Self-Portrait: Ceaslessly into the Past [Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1981] ed. Ralph Sipper * 1 mystery/detective anthology edited: * Great Stories of Suspense [Knopf, 1974] Bonnie MacDougal: author of legal thrillers: Bonnie MacDougal Newer home page Bonnie MacDougal old site T. J. MacGregor; Boynton Beach, Florida; T. J. MacGregor see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 10 mystery/detective novels with series characters Quin St. James and Mike McCleary * Mistress of the Bones [Hyperion] hardcover * Blue Pearl [Hyperion] hardcover * Storm Surge [Hyperion] hardcover * Spree [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Death Flats [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Kin Dread [New York: Ballentine] paperback * On Ice [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Death Sweet [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Kill Flash [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Dark Fields [New York: Ballentine] paperback Nominated for Shamus Award MacGyver: television [ABC: 1985-1992] TELEVISION William MacHarg, full name William Briggs MacHarg (1872-1951): see Edwin Blamer Helen MacInnes, full name Helen Clark MacInnes (7 Oct 1907-): Born in Glasgow, Scotland; 1937 moved to USA; 1951 naturalized US Citizen; Hermitage School, Helensburgh; High School for Girls, Glasgow; 1928 M.A. Glasgow University; 1931 Diploma in Librarianship, University College, London; 1932 married author Gilbert Highet (died 1978) 1 son; 1928-1929 Special Cataloguer of the Ferguson Collection, University of Glasgow; 1929-1930 selector of county library book acquisitions, Dunbartonshire Education Authority; 1934-1937 acrtess with Ocford University Dramatic Society and Oxford Experimental Theatre; Winner 1966 Columba Prize in Literature, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York. * 18 Mystery/Espionage/Suspense novels: * Above Suspicion [Boston: Little Brown, 1941; London: Harrap, 1941] * Assignment in Brittany [Boston: Little Brown, 1942; London: Harrap, 1942] * While Still We Live [Boston: Little Brown, 1944; as "The Unconquerable", London: Harrap, 1944] * Horizon [London: Harrap, 1945; Boston: Little Brown, 1946] * Neither Five Nor Three [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1951; London: Collins, 1951] * I and My True Love [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1953; London: Collins, 1953] * Pray for a Brave Heart [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955; London: Collins, 1955] * North from Rome [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1958; London: Collins, 1958] * Decision at Delphi [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1961; London: Collins, 1961] * The Venetian Affair [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1963; London: Collins, 1964] * The Double Image [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1966; London: Collins, 1966] * The Salzburg Connection [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1968; London: Collins, 1969] * Message from Malaga [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1971; London: Collins, 1971] * Snare of the Hunter [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1974; London: Collins, 1974] * Agent in Place [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1976; London: Collins, 1976] * Prelude to Terror [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1978; London: Collins, 1978] * The Hidden Target [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1980; London: Collins, 1980] * Cloak of Darkness [New York: Harcourt Brace, 1982; London: Collins, 1982] * 2 miscellaneous novels * 1 play Donald MacKenzie (11 Aug 1918-): Born Toronto, Ontario; schooled in Canada, England, Switzerland; self-described: 1938-1941 full-time playboy; 1930-1948 professional thief; 1948-present self-employed author: * 29 Mystery/Crime novels, most with series character John Raven: * Nowhere to Go [as "Manhunt", London: Elek, 1956; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957] * The Juryman [London: Elek, 1957; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958] * Scent of Danger [London: Collins, 1958; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958; as "Moment of Danger", London: Pan, 1959] * Dangerous Silence [London: Collins, 1960; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960] * Knife Edge [Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961; London: Pan, 1962] * The Genial Stranger [London: Collins, 1962; Boston: Houghton Mifflin,1962] * Double Exposure [London: Collins, 1963; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1963; as "I Spy", New York: Avon, 1964] * Cool Sleeps Balaban [London: Collins, 1964; Boston: Houghton Mifflin,1964] * The Lonely Side of the River [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1965; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965] * Salute from a Dead Man [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1966; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1966] * Death is a Friend [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1967; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967] * Three Minus Two [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1968; as "The Quiet Killer", Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965] * Dead Straight [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1969; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969] * Night Boat from Puero Vedra [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1970; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970] * The Kyle Contract [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1971; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970] * Sleep is for the Rich [London: Macmillan, 1971; as "The Chalice Caper", Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971; London: Mayflower, 1974] * Postscript to a Dead Letter [London: Macmillan, 1973; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973] * Zaleski's Percentage [London: Macmillan, 1974; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974] * The Spreewald Collection [London: Macmillan, 1975; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975] * Raven in Flight [London: Macmillan, 1976; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976] * Raven and the Ratcatcher [London: Macmillan, 1977; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977] * Raven and the Kamikaze [London: Macmillan, 1977; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977] * Raven Settles a Score [London: Macmillan, 1979; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978] * Deep, Dark and Dead [London: Macmillan, 1978] * Raven After Dark [as "Raven Feathers His Nest", London: Macmillan, 1979; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979] * Raven and the Paperhangers [London: Macmillan, 1980; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980] * Raven's Revenge [London: Macmillan, 1982; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982] * Raven's Longest Night [London: Macmillan, 1984; New York: Doubleday, 1983] * Raven's Shadow [London: Macmillan, 1984] * Occupation: Thief [Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1955; as "Fugitive", London: Elek, 1955] autobiography * Gentleman at Crime [London: Elek, 1956] autobiography "Captain Duncan Maclain": handsome, young, rich character in the fiction of Baynard Kendrick. Became blind while in Army Intelligence in World War I, became a Private Eye, assisted by seeing-eye dog Schnuke, the deadly dog Dreist, and a human partner, "Spud" Savage (who married their secretary Rena). Duncan Maclain married decorating shop owner Sybella Ford. He can shoot at noises, enjoy reading from his Braille library, listening to Capeheart, and (by touch and memory) putting together huge jigsaw puzzles. Tasha Mackler; Albuquerque, New Mexico; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Murder By Category: A Subject Guide To Mystery Fiction [Scarecrow]; ISBN 0-8108-2463-9, $52.50; annotated bibliography of mystery/detective books by category, with reprints and new titles starting in 1985, plus an extensive listing of paperback originals Alistair MacLean, full name Alistair Stuart MacLean (1923-): Born Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Glasgow University; Royal Navy in World War II; 1972 married Marcelle Georgeus (he was previously married); 1949-? English and Hiostory teacher in secondary school, Ruthglen, Glasgow; bestselling British thriller author of, for instance, "Ice Station Zebra" (Howard Hughes' favorite film) {hotlink to be done} one Science Fiction thriller: * 26 Mystery/Espionage/Adventure/Thriller novels, many with series character Captain Mallory: * The Guns of Navarone [London: Collins, 1957; New York, Doubleday, 1957] Mallory * South by Java Head The Guns of Navarone [London: Collins, 1958; New York, Doubleday, 1958] * The Last Frontier [London: Collins, 1958; as "The Secret Ways", New York, Doubleday, 1958] * Night Without End [London: Collins, 1960; New York, Doubleday, 1960] * The Dark Crusader (as Ian Stuart) [London: Collins, 1961; as "The Black Shrike", New York, Scribner, 1961] * The Satan Bug (as Ian Stuart) [London: Collins, 1962; New York, Scribner, 1962] Science Fiction * The Golden Rendezvous [London: Collins, 1962; New York, Doubleday, 1962] * Ice Station Zebra [London: Collins, 1963; New York, Doubleday, 1963] * When Eight Bells Toll [London: Collins, 1966; New York, Doubleday, 1966] * Where Eagles Dare [London: Collins, 1967; New York, Doubleday, 1967] * Force 10 from Navarone [London: Collins, 1968; New York, Doubleday, 1968] Mallory * Puppet on a Chain [London: Collins, 1969; New York, Doubleday, 1969] * Caravan to Vaccares [London: Collins, 1970; New York, Doubleday, 1970] * Bear Island [London: Collins, 1971; New York, Doubleday, 1971] * The Way to Dusty Death [London: Collins, 1973; New York, Doubleday, 1973] * Breakheart Pass [London: Collins, 1974; New York, Doubleday, 1974] * Circus [London: Collins, 1975; New York, Doubleday, 1975] * The Golden Gate [London: Collins, 1976; New York, Doubleday, 1976] * Seawitch [London: Collins, 1977; New York, Doubleday, 1977] * Goodbye, California [London: Collins, 1977; New York, Doubleday, 1978] * Athabasca [London: Collins, 1980; New York, Doubleday, 1980] * River of Death [London: Collins, 1981; New York, Doubleday, 1982] * Partisans [London: Collins, 1982; New York, Doubleday, 1983] * Floodgate [London: Collins, 1983; New York, Doubleday, 1984] * San Andreas [London: Collins, 1984] * H.M.S. Ulysses [London: Collins, 1955; New York, Doubleday, 1956] mainstream naval novel * 4 Mystery/Adventure Screenplays: * Where Eagles Dare [1968] * Puppet on a Chain [1970] co-authors Don Sharp & Paul Wheeler * When Eight Bells Toll [1971] * Breakheart Pass [1975] * Other * All About Lawrence of Arabia [London: W.H.Allen, 1962; as "Lawrence of Arabia", New York: Random House, 1962] juvenile * Captain Cook [London: Collins, 1972; New York, Doubleday, 1972] Charlotte MacLeod, full name Charlotte Matilda MacLeod (12 Nov 1922-): American although born in Bath, New Brunswick, Canada; public school in Weymouth, Massachusetts; Art Institute of Boston; 1952-1982 N. H. Miller Advertising Agency (rose to Vice President). * 11 Mystery/Detective novels, many with series characters Sarah Kelling, Peter Shandy * 4 Mystery/Detective novels under pseudonym Alisa Craig with series character Madoc Rhys * 6 Mainstream Novels * 3 Juveniles * 1 Astrology Robert MacLeod: see Bill Knox Neil MacNeil: see Willis Todhunter Ballard "Angus MacWhorter": circus detective character in the fiction of Harry Stephen Keeler "Postal Inspector David Madden": character in the fiction of Doris Miles Disney. Beer-drinking, stamp-collecting, hardworking Postal Inspector, thin-faced, 5'11", lonely since his wife (Estelle) died in 1951, of cancer. But he fell for a widowed suspect in a 1956 case. "Ivor Maddox": character in the fiction of Elizaabeth Linington, Hollywood Sergeant at Wilcox Avenue police station, whom all the gals all in love with. The character is a heavy reader of mystery fiction, and gets colleague Rodriguez hooked. The Wilcox Avenue police squad also includes Policewoman Sue Carstairs, Detective Drogo D'Arcy, and low-key supervisor Lieutenant Eden. But corrupt Hollywood's no Garden of Eden... "Paul Madvig": In the classic novel The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett, Paul Madvig is a friend of Ned Beaumont. This handsome, heavy-set, tall blond politician worked his way up the political machine, starting as an errand-runner, and is now the acknowledged boss of the city political scene. 45 years old; light hair parted in the middle and brushed close to the scalp; expensive clothes just this side of flashy. "Inspector John B. Macgruder": character in the fiction of Jerome Prince and Harold Prince. 40-year vet of NYPD; dresses in wrinkled brown suits; strong neck; lips look as if "laid on each other with bricks." He calls himself a "metropolitan manhunter." Annette Mahon: Annette Mahon Dan Mahoney: Dan Mahoney home page "Commissaire Jules Maigret": character in the fiction of Georges Simenon. Brave, generous investigator for the Police Judiciare uses unorthodox methodology, focusing not on conventional clues but on numerous conversations that seem irrelevant, at the time, to his readers. He ponders, puffs his pipe, sips beer or calvados, looks down from his office on the Quai des Orfevres, and solves the crime by vast patience and shrewd insight into the hearts of people. Strangely anti-empirical, he lives in a vivid sensory world that, to many readers, is existential France itself. Mary Main: see Young Adult/Juvenile page {to be done} Daniel Mainwaring: see Geoffrey Holmes "Anthony Maitland": character in the fiction of Sara Woods (pseudonym of Sara Huton Bowen-Judd). Youthful British barrister upsets murder trials by uncovering the unexpected real murderer. He is assisted by his thoughtful wife Jenny and his mentor before the bar, his uncle Sir Nicholas Harding, Q.C.. Arthur Maling, full name Arthur Gordon Maling (11 June 1923-): 1940 graduated Francis W. Parker School, Chicago; 1944 B.A. (cum laude) Harvard University (1941 Bliss Prize); 1944-1945 ensign U.S. Navy; 1949 married Betaraice Goldberg (divorce 1958) one son, one daughter; 1945-1946 Reporter, San Diego "Journal"; 1946-1972 executive management Maling Brothers (retail shoe chain); 1980 Edgar Allan Poe Award * 13 Crime/Detective novels, many with series character Brock Potter * Decoy * Go-Between * Loophole * The Snowman * Dingdong * Bent Man [1975] * Ripoff * Shroeder's Game * Lucky Devil * The Rheingold Route * From Thunder Bay [1981] * The Koberg Link * 2 Crime/Detective anthologies edited Peter Malloch: see W. Murdoch Duncan Valerie Malmont; Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; best known for the Tori Miracle novel series Valerie Malmont see also Sisters in Crime: Authors * Death, Lies, And Apple Pies [New York: Simon & Schuster] "John J. Malone": character in the fiction of Craig Rice (pseudonym of Georgiana Ann Randolph). A short Chicago lawyer who mostly hangs out, not in court, but at the City Hall Bar run by Joe the Angel. John J. Malone lives hard, fights hard, and drinks hard. He keeps a bottle of rye in his filing cabinet, in the "personal" drawer. His dark-haired secretary Maggie Cassidy is always a paycheck behind, but dedicated to her boss. Malone is sometimes helped by Homicide Investigator Captain Daniel von Flannagan. Ruth Malone: see Craig Rice (pseudonym of Georgiana Ann Randolph) "Malvino the Magician": thief in the fiction of Frederick Irving Anderson. Tall, thin, military bearing, head held erect, invariably dressed in black, and sporting a black silk mask over his face, probably to hide his blindness and alleged lack of eyes. His nemesis, The Infallible Godahl, is unique in praising Malvino the Magician's brilliance at theft. He taps the sidewalk with a thin ebony cane; his brain and fingers are so expertly coupled that his manual dexterity is second to none. Barry N. Malzberg, full name Barry Norman Malzberg (24 July 1939): Barry M. Malzberg "Galaxies" [Pyramid, 1975] is selected and praised in "Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels" by David Pringle Also writes under pseudonym K. M. O'Donnell. Over 30 novels {to be done} William Manchee: William Manchee "Bunny Manders": criminal character in the fiction of E. W. Hornung. Bunny Manders is the anti-Watson to the anti-Sherlock Raffles. That is, Bunny Manders is accomplice and friend to the arch-criminal Raffles, and the narrator of Raffles' chronicals. Undistinguishedly British in looks, Bunny is not a particularly bright bulb. He was a schoolmate of Raffles, and then met again as adults, when Bunny began to idolize the master thief. As children, Bunnt ran trivial chores for Raffles; now loyally and courageously assists in crimes, although he hates crime as such. Formerly the editor of the school paper, he now doggedly recounts the exploits of his master cracksman companion. "Augustus Mandrell": criminal character in the fiction of Frank McAuliffe. A notably expensive, cool, professional assassin, he uses his income from his auto-narrated "commissions" to indulge his tastes in women and luxury items of beauty. He appreciates, and generates, sardonically black humor. Abel Mann: see John Creasy Jessica Mann: British (London-born); St.Paul's Girls' School, London; B.A. and M.A. Archaeology/Anglo-Saxon Newnham College, Cambridge; LL.B., University of Leicester; married Charles Thomas, 2 sons, 2 daughters; * 10 Mystery/Detective novels, many with series character Thea Crawford * A Charitable End [London: Collins, 1971; New York: MacKay, 1971] * Mrs.Knox's Profession [London: Collins, 1972; New York: MacKay, 1972] * The Only Security [as "Troublecross", London: Macmillan, 1973; New York: MacKay, 1973] * The Sticking Place [London: Macmillan, 1974; New York: MacKay, 1974] * Captive Audience [London: Macmillan, 1975; New York: MacKay, 1975] * The Eighth Deadly Sin [London: Macmillan, 1976] * The Sting of Death [London: Macmillan, 1978; New York: Doubleday, 1983] * Funeral Sites [London: Macmillan, 1981; New York: Doubleday, 1982] * No Man's Island [London: Macmillan, 1983; New York: Doubleday, 1983] * Grave Goods [London: Macmillan, 1984] * 1 Mystery/Detective anthology edited * Deadlier Than the Male: An Investigation into Feminine Crime Writing [Newton Abbott; New York: Macmillan, 1981] "John Mannering": see "The Baron" David X. Manners: David X. Manners @ MGrost William Manners: William Manners @ MGrost Janice MacDonald Mant; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * The Next Margaret [Canada: Mosaic Press] first of a series located in Edmonton and northern Alberta with series character Randy Craig [grad student] Jackie Manthorne; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Jackie Manthorne see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 5 mystery/detective novels with series character Harriet Hubbley (detective, lesbian): * Sudden Death [Gynergy Books] paperback located in Montreal; physical education murder * Final Take [Gynergy Books] paperback located in San Francisco * Last Resort [Gynergy Books] paperback located in Key West, Florida * Deadly Reunion [Gynergy Books] paperback located in Nova Scotia * Ghost Motel [Gynergy Books] paperback Peter Manton: see John Creasey "Colonel March": character in the fiction of Carter Dickson (pseudoym of John Dickson Carr). The weird cases at Scotland Yard go to Room D-3, where Colonel March runs the Department of Queer Complaints. March is a big man with a sandy moustache who smokes a pipe and solves the unsolvable every time. Richard Marcinko: Richard Marcinko Irene Marcuse: Irene Marcuse home page Phillip Margolin: Phillip Margolin home page Nick Marino: see Richard Deming "John F. X. Markham": DA character in the fiction of S. S. Van Dine (pseudonym of Williard Huntington Wright). The best friend of the aristocratic Philo Vance, District Attorney John F. X. Markham is almost the reverse in attitude. Markham is domineering, brusque, grim, serious, straightforward. Yet the two are paired in their concentration on the biggest crimes of New York, and their complete incorruptability. Despite his making the ethical and legal choices every time in a corrupt world, and unrelated to his sometimes being in over his head in the most complex cases, he served only a single term in office, after an impossibly split ticket doomed his reelection. Dustin Marks: Dustin Marks Author/Blackjack Consultant Jeffrey Marks: editor of the Canine anthologies: Jeffrey Marks George Markstein (1929-): British; military journalist; TV consultant, series writer, script editor; * 7 espionage/mystery novels * The Cooler [London: Souvenir Press, 1974; New York: Doubleday, 1974] secret Scottish prison for burned-out spies, a la TV series "The Prisoner", based on historical fact * The Man from Yesterday [London: Souvenir Press, 1976] * Chance Awakening [London: Souvenir Press, 1977; New York: Ballantine, 1978] * The Goering Testament [London: Bodley Head, 1978; New York: Ballantine, 1979] * Traitor for a Cause [London: Bodley Head, 1979; New York: Ballantine, 1981] CIA provokes defection * Ultimate Issue [London: New English Library, 1981; New York: Ballantine, 1982] * Ferret [New York: Ballantine, 1983] Russian point-of-view * Miscellaneous Novel: Tara Kane [London: Cape, 1978; New York: Stein and Day, 1978] * 4 espionage/mystery teleplays: * Foxhole in Bayswater [1968] * The Traitor [1983] * The Prisoner [1983] co-author David Tamblin * Mr.Palfrey of Westminster [1984] Dan Marlowe, full name Dan James Marlowe (10 July 1914-): born Lowell, Massachusetts; Bentley School of Accounting and Finance; accountant/insurance/PR jobs; City Council, Harbor Beach, Michigan; Mayor pro tem, Harbor Beach, Michigan; * 25 mystery/detective novels with series character Earl Drake, Johnny Killain * The Name of the Game is Death [New York: Fawcett, 1962; London: Muller, 1963; as "Operation Overkill", London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1973] starts the Earl Drake series with a bang * 10+ mystery/detective stories under pseudonym Albert Avellano Derek Marlowe: {to be done} "Philip Marlowe": unforgettable character in the fiction of Raymond Chandler. "Down these mean streets a man must go, who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero, he is everything. A complete man, and a common man and yet an unusual man. He is a very lonely man and his pride is that you will treat him as a proud man or be very sorry you ever saw him. He talks as the man of his age talks -- that is, with rude wit, a lively sense of the grotesque, a disgust for sham and a contempt for pettiness. If there were enough like him, the world would be a very safe place to live, without becoming too dull to be worth living in." [Raymond Chandler] see: MOVIES see: TELEVISION Margaret Maron; Raleigh, North Carolina; best known for Deborah Knott and Sigrid Herald novel series: Margaret Maron newer page? Margaret Maron old? see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 8 mystery/detective novels with series character Sigrid Harald: * Fugitive Colors [Mysterious Press] paperback Main Selection of Mystery Guild * One Coffee With [Mysterious Press, 1981] paperback * The Right Jack [Mysterious Press] paperback * Baby Doll Games [Mysterious Press] paperback * Bloody Kin [Mysterious Press] paperback Prequel to Bootlegger's Daughter * 5 mystery/detective novels with series character Deborah Knott (judge): * Killer Market [Mysterious Press] paperback * Up Jumps The Devil [Mysterious Press] hardcover * Shooting At Loons [Mysterious Press] paperback * Southern Discomfort [Mysterious Press] paperback Nominated for Agatha Award and Anthony Award * Bootlegger's Daughter [Mysterious Press] paperback Winner: Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Agatha Award, and Macavity Award "Miss Jane Marple": character in the fiction of Agatha Christie. First in print in 1930, already elderly and living on a fixed income, listens insightfully to gossip, and regularly solves the impressive number of murders in cozy Enflish village of Mary Mead. Her nephew, Raymond West helps out sometimes. Miss Jane Marple has appeared in numerous books, and on television. I don't have much data on the first time the BBC produced and aired Miss Marple in 1949. It is said that the scenery fell down, and a corpse (in mid-broadcast) stood up and walked off set. Agatha Christie's character of Miss Marple has been played on film in 1930 (Murder at the Vicarage) and by Angela Lansbury (The Mirror Crack'd (1992; British title: Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side), and in the derivative Murder She Wrote), as well as Margaret Rutherford who was, in real life, friend of and godmother to the son of Joan Hickson. see: MOVIES see: TELEVISION "Lieutenant Marty Marquis": character in the fiction of John Lawrence. No morality stands in the way of this head of the Broadway Squad, who keeps America's main street from chaos during the depths of the Great Depression. He totally believes that the ends justify the means, even if that requires planting evidence, or even having a slick bad guy bumped off. Ngaio Marsh: Ngaio Marsh @ MGrost Evan Marshall: best known for the the Jane Stuart and Winky the Cat novel series Evan Marshall newer page? Evan Marshall old page? William Marshall: William Marshall incomplete URL of home page Charles Martel: Charles Martel Casebook Fiction subgenre Allana Martin; Lipan, Texas; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Texana Jones located along the Texas/Mexico border: "A series sure to be a winner." -- Publishers Weekly * Death Of A Saint Maker [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover * Death of a Healing Woman [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover George R. R. Martin: best-known for award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy, and as Executive Producer of television shows, George R. R. Martin is a master of many genres, including the Mystery/Detective form. George R. R. Martin "Chief Inspector Harry Martineau": character in the fiction of Maurice Proctor. His eyes are of "clouded steel"; is look is menacing, although his face is handsome. In Engaldn's town of Grantchester, where he's come after years on the force in Yorkshire, he battles numerous criminals, especially racketeer mastermind Dixie Costello. Anthony Boucher calls these "among the finest police novels written." Steve Martini: Steve Martini home page A. E. W. Mason: A. E. W. Mason @ MGrost "Perry Mason": character in the fiction of Erle Stanley Gardner. The most famous lawyer in America was not real. See the 1957-1966 television show (Paisano Productions/CBS); which ran for 271 60-minute episodes (all black-and-white except the final show). see: Erle Stanley Gardner see: MOVIES see: TELEVISION "Randolph Mason": Shyster character in the fiction of Melville Davisson Post. Brilliant but lacking in scruples, he used to deal with crimes until the big corporations realized his true value in helping them evade punishment by exploiting loopholes (as Enron, WorldCom, RiteAid, Vivendi, and others do today). In Political Science and Philosophy, this position is called "Pragmatism" or "Realpolitik" as opposed to "Idealism" or "Wilsonianism." Randolph Mason rationalizes as follows: "No man who has followed my advice has ever comitted a crime. Crime is a technical term. It is the law's term for certain acts which it is pleased to define and punish with a penalty. What the law permits is right, else it would prohibit it. What the law prohibits is wrong, because it punishes it. The word 'moral' is a purely metaphysical symbol." Melville Davisson Post was himself a criminal and corporate attorney, who knew in copious detail how the corporate world escapes the sanctions of criminality. Some critics charged Post with giving too much useful advice to those who would exploit it, but Post believed that shining a light on the flaws in the law could only result in improvements. Randolph Mason is roughly 45 years old, broad-shouldered, tall, with gray-streaked thinning brown hair. He is facially ugly, with a reddish forehead, oversized nose, and undersized nervous ink-black eyes under thick bushy eyebrows. He has a square large jaw, and thin-lipped straight mouth. Acording to the Detectionary: "if one looks him square in the face, his expression seems to be sneering, fearless, animated; if looked at from above, it appears cynical and sly; from below, it looks cruel, vindictive, almost savage. He often clasps his white, long hands behind his back. Late in his career, Randolph Mason joined the Light Side of the force, and aided rather than thwarted justice. Sara J. Mason - Hamilton Crane: Sara J. Mason - Hamilton Crane Sujata Massey; Baltimore, Maryland; Sujata Massey home page (old?) Sujata Massey index page see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * mystery/detective "cozy" novels with series character Rei Shimura, located in contemporary Japan: * The Salaryman's Wife [New York: HarperPaperbacks] "Chief-Inspector George Masters": character in the fiction of Douglas Clark. Athletic Scotland Yard Chief-Inspector George Masters is also tall, rich, handsome, well-dressed, and a favorite with the ladies. That's part of why his underling, Inspector Green, can't stand him. He smokes a pipe, and drinks fine wines with his gourmet meals. Priscilla Masters: Priscilla Masters home page Harold Q. Masur: Harold Q. Masur @ MGrost A. E. Martin: A. E. Martin @ MGrost Lia Matera: successful both in mystery/detective and science fiction genres; Lia Matera Lia Matera; Santa Cruz, California: * 6 mystery/detective novels with series character Willa Jansson (Lawyer), "surely the wittiest of women sleuths at large in the genre," -- New York Times: * Star Witness [New York: Simon & Schuster] hardcover * Last Chants [New York: Pocket] paperback * Prior Convictions [New York: Ballantine] paperback Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe Award * Hidden Agenda [New York: Ballantine] paperback * A Radical Departure [New York: Ballantine] paperback Nominated for Edgar Allan Poe and Anthony Awards * Where Lawyers Fear To Tread [New York: Ballantine] paperback Nominated for Macavity and Anthony Awards * 5 mystery/detective novels with series character >Laura Di Palma: * Designer Crimes [New York: Pocket] paperback * Face Value [New York: Pocket] paperback * A Hard Bargain [New York: Ballantine] paperback * The Good Fight [New York: Ballantine] paperback Nominated for Macavity and Anthony Awards * The Smart Money [New York: Ballantine] paperback John D. Macdonald: John D. Macdonald JDM Bibliophile Amanda Matetsky; Middletown, New Jersey; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * mystery/detective novels including: * The Perfect Body [New York: HarperPaperbacks] "Sassy and smart...a charming combination of mystery, romance and fun." -- Faye Kellerman "My kind of book!" -- Janet Evanovich Charles Mathes: Charles Mathes home page Francine Mathews: Francine Mathews home page H. H. Matteson: H. H. Matteson @ MGrost Stefanie Matteson; Montclair, New Jersey; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 8 mystery/detective novels with series character Charlotte Graham: * Murder Under The Palms [New York: Berkley, September 1997] hardcover involves the ocean liner "Normandie", Palm Beach, and murder... * Murder Among The Angels [New York: Berkley] hardcover and paperback * Murder On High [New York: Berkley] hardcover and paperback * Murder At The Falls [New York: Berkley] paperback * Murder On The Silk Road [New York: Berkley] paperback * Murder On The Cliff[New York: Berkley] paperback * Murder At Teatime[New York: Berkley] paperback * Murder At The Spa[New York: Berkley] paperback Alex Matthews; Oak Park, Illinois; best known for the Cassidy McCabe novel series: Alex Matthews home page (old?) Alex Matthews top page? see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series characters Cassidy McCabe (psychiatrist) and Zach (reporter sidekick): * Satan's Silence [Intrigue] hardcover * Secret's Shadow [Intrigue] hardcover Patricia Matthews; Prescott, Arizona; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 10 mystery/detective novels with series character Casey Farrel: * The Touch Of Terror [Severn House] hardcover savage cult murder in New Age nexus Sedona * The Sound Of Murder [Severn House] hardcover ... and that sound is pure Country-Western * Taste Of Evil [Severn House] hardcover * Vision Of Death [Severn House] hardcover * The Scent Of Fear [Severn House] hardcover * The Unquiet [Severn House] hardcover * The Night Visitor [Severn House] hardcover * Mist Of Evil [Severn House] hardcover * The Death Of Love [Severn House] hardcover * Oasis [Severn House] hardcover W. Somerset Maugham: W. Somerset Maugham @ MGrost John Maxim: John Maxim home page Peter May: British Mystery/Detective author; Peter May home page "Asey Mayo": character in the fiction of Phoebe Atwood Taylor, "The Codfish Sherlock", ex-clipper-ship sailor, retired to Cape Cod's Wellfleet (where Your Humble Webmaster has summered), where he solves local murders while attached to the town's richest man. Walks hunched over, dressed in old clothing, chews tobacco, but his beggarly appearence hides a keen detective mind. Wendell Mayo: Wendell Mayo Archer Mayor: Archer Mayor home page Henry Mazel: Henry Mazel Joann Mazzio: see Young Adult/Juvenile page [under construction] Return to Top of "Authors M" page Return to Mystery/Detective AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Troon McAllister: Troon McAllister Paul J. McAuley: McAuley, Paul J. Frank McAuliffe: author; see his character "Augustus Mandrell" Ed McBain: pseudonym of Evan Hunter; Ed McBain home page Books under this pseudonym include: * Cop Hater [1956] * The Mugger [1956] * The Pusher [1956] * The Con Man [1957] * King's Ransom [1958] * many more {to be done} "Rex McBride": sadistic L.A. insurance investigator character in the fiction of Cleve F. Adams; hard-boiled, hard-drinking, and operating in california, Nevada, and Montana circa World War II: * Sabotage [1940; UK: Death at the Dam] * And Sudden Death [1940] * Decoy [1941] * Up Jumped the Devil [1943] * The Crooking Finger [1944] * Shady Lady [1955] Susan McBride: Susan McBride Barbara Taylor McCafferty: Barbara Taylor McCafferty Barbara Taylor McCafferty and Beverly Taylor Herald: "mystery twins"; Barbara Taylor McCafferty and Beverly Taylor Herald Jeanne McCafferty; North Hollywood, California; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 10 mystery/detective novels with series character Mackenzie Griffin: * Finales & Overtures [London: Headline] hardcover and paperback * Artist Unknown [London: Headline] hardcover and paperback * Star Gazer [New York: St. Martin's, hardcover; London: Headline, Worldwide: paperback] Taylor McCafferty; Lebanon Junction, Kentucky; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 5 mystery/detective novels under own name with series character Haskell Blevins: * Hanky Panky [New York: Pocket] paperback * Thin Skins [New York: Pocket] paperback * Bed Bugs [New York: Pocket] paperback * Ruffled Feathers [New York: Pocket] paperback * Pet Peeves [New York: Pocket] paperback * 2 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Barbara Taylor McCafferty (coauthor Beverly Taylor Herald): * Double Exposure [London: Kensington, September 1997] hardcover * Double Murder [London: Kensington] hardcover * 5 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Teirney McClellan, with series character Schuyler Ridgway: * Two-Story Frame [New York: Signet] paperback * A Killing in Real Estate [New York: Signet] paperback * Closing Statement [New York: Signet] paperback * Heir Condition [New York: Signet] paperback Anne McCaffrey: best-known for award-winning Science Fiction and Fantasy, Anne McCaffrey also uses Mystery/Detective tropes in her prodigious writings. Anne McCaffrey Charles McCarry (1930-): journalist, ex-apy, leading espionage author: * The Miernik Dossier [1973] * The Better Angels [1979] Cormac McCarthy: Cormac McCarthy home page see him also in: AUTHORS of Ultimate Westerns Web Guide 1,000+ more authors indexed Sam McCarver: Sam McCarver home page Carole Spearin McCauley; Greenwich, Connecticut; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Pauli Golden: * Cold Steal [London: Women's Press] "Spicy whodunit." -- Gay Times * Happenthing in Travel On [London: Women's Press] available through Connecticut distributor Inland Books for $10.95 "Suspenseful thriller" -- Library Journal Vermont location, life-or-death in New England winter McClain's Law: Television [NBC: 1981-1982] TELEVISION Teirney McClellan: see Taylor McCafferty Lise McClendon; Billings, Montana; Lise McClendon home page also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Alix Thorssen: * The Bluejay Shaman [Walker, hardcover; Worldwide Library, paperback] * Painted Truth [Walker, hardcover; Worldwide Library, paperback] * "Will leave you gasping with admiration for the killer's imagination and industry..." -- Kirkus * "Lightning-fast adventure has enough false trails to stock a national park." -- Publishers Weekly McCloud: Television [NBC: 1970-1977] TELEVISION Helen McCloy: full name Helen Worrell Clarkson McCloy (1904-): daugher of newspaper editor William C. McCloy; she was the first woman President of Mystery Writers of America; Helen McCloy @ MGrost Horace McCoy Horace McCoy @ MGrost James McClure, full name James Howe McClure (1939-): Mystery/Detective author of South Africa and England; 1971 winner, Gold Dagger Award, British Crime Writers Association; 1976 winner, Silver Dagger Award, British Crime Writers Association; * the Lieutenant Tromp Kramer novels series, about an Afrikaner police officer with Bantu assistant Mickey Zondi * other Mystery/Detective novels include: * Four and Twenty Virgins [1973] * Rogue Eagle [1976] * Imago [1988] * Nonfiction Books include: * Spike Island [1980] Liverpool Police * Cop World [1985] San Diego Police "Sharon McCone": Scots-Irish/Shoshone Indian invenstigator character in the hardboiled fiction of Marcia Muller: * Edwin of the Iron Shoes [1976] * Double [1984] co-author Bill Pronizini, McCone partners with Pronizini's Nameless Detective Frank McConnell: author of hard-boiled detctive novel: * Murder Among Friends [1983] Horace McCoy: author of hard-boiled detctive novels: * They Shoot Horses, Don't They? [1935] * No Pockets In A Shroud [1937] * I Should Have Stayed Home [1938] * Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye [1948] * Scalpel [1952] * Corruption City [1952/1959] Sharyn McCrumb; Shawsville, Virginia; Sharyn McCrumb home page see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 4 mystery/detective novels in the "Ballad Series", with titles taken from classic Appalachian folk songs: * The Rosewood Casket [Dutton, hardcover; Signet, paperback] * She Walks These Hills [New York: Scribner's, hardcover; Signet, paperback] * Los Angeles Times "Notable Book" * winner of Agatha Award * winner of Anthony Award * winner of Macavity Award * winner of Nero Award * The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter [New York: Scribner's, hardcover; Onyx, paperback] * nominated for Agatha Award * nominated for Anthony Award * nominated for Macavity Award * winner: Best Appalachian Novel * New York Times "Notable Book" * If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy O [New York: Ballentine] paperback * winner of Macavity Award * nominated for Anthony Award * New York Times "Notable Book" * 8 mystery/detective novels with series character Elizabeth MacPherson: * If I'd Killed Him when I Met Him [New York: Ballentine, hardcover; Fawcett, paperback] * winner of Agatha Award * MacPherson's Lament [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Missing Susan [New York: Ballentine] paperback [G. K. Hall, large print edition] * The Windsor Knot [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Paying The Piper [Severn House, hardcover; New York: Ballentine, paperback] * Highland Laddie Gone [Severn House, hardcover; New York: Ballentine, paperback] * Lovely In Her Bones [Severn House, hardcover; New York: Ballentine, paperback] * Sick Of Shadows [Severn House, hardcover; New York: Ballentine, paperback] * 2 science fiction/mystery spoof novels with series character Jay Omega: * Zombies Of The Gene Pool [New York: Ballentine] paperback * Bimbos Of The Death Sun [New York: Ballentine] paperback Colleen McCullough: Colleen McCullough home page Val McDermid: Val McDermid newer page Val McDermid old page Gregory McDonald, full name Gregory Chriistopher McDonald (1937-): Gregory McDonald home page; journalist, Mystery/Detective novelist, teacher, insurance underwriter; 1985 and 1986 President, Mystery Writers of America: * the Fletch novel series * Fletch [1974] * Confess, Fletch [1976] * Flynn [1977] * Carioca Fletch [?] * Fletch's Fortune [1978] * The Buck Passes Flynn [1981] * Fletch And The Widow Bradley [1981] * Fletch's Moxie [1982] * Flynn's In [1984] * Fletch And The Man Who [?] * Fletch Won [1985] * Son Of Fletch [1993] * Other Novels: * Who Took Toby Rinaldi? [1980; UK: Snatched] kidnap * Safekeeping [1985] New York during World War II * Love Among The Mashed Potatoes [?] * Safekeeping [?] * Running Scared [?] * Skylar [1995] Iain McDowall: British Mystery/Detective author; Iain McDowall home page Ian McEwan: Ian McEwan Michael McGarrity: Michael McGarrity home page Neil McGaughey; Tampa, Florida; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Stokes Moran, filled with sly inside references to mystery/detective fiction: * A Corpse By Any Other Name [New York: Scribner's, Fall 1997] * The Best Money Murder Can Buy [New York: Scribner's] hardcover "McGaughey knows plots like forensic pathologists know corpses." -- Nevada Barr * And Then There Were Ten [New York: Scribner's] hardcover * Otherwise Known as Murder [New York: Scribner's] hardcover "Travis McGee": leading hardboiled character in the novels of John D. MacDonald. Travis McGee lives on a Florida houseboat ("The Busted Flush"), keeps half of the stolen proiperty he recovers (as his fee), and is assisted by economist Meyer. Patricia McGerr (1917-1985): Public Relations expert and Mystery/Detective author Patricia McGerr @ MGrost William McGivern, full name William Peter McGivern (1922-1982): Mystery/Detective screenwriter, television writer, and novelist; born in Chicago; Sergeant, U.S. Army, Soldier's Medal for conspicuous bravery; 1948 married author Maureen Daly; 1952 Edgar Award; 1980 President of Mystery Writers of America; Novels include: * Death Runs Faster [1948] * Shield For Murder [1951] * Blondes Die Young [1952] * The Big Heat [1953] adapted for film * Margin Of Terror [1953] * Rogue Cop [1954] adapted for film * Summitt * Soldiers Of '44 * Heaven Ran Last * Very Cold For May * The Crooked Frame * The Darkest Hour * The Seven File * Night Extra * Savage Streets * Seven Lies South * A Pride Of Place * A Choice Of Assassins * The Caper Of The Golden Bulls * Lie Down, I Want To Talk To You * Odds Against Tomorrow * Reprisal * Caprifoil * Night Of The Juggler * A Matter Of Honor [1984] Television Teleplays for: * Banyon * Kojak TELEVISION T. J. MacGregor, full name Patricia Janeshutz MacGregor (1947-): prison librarian, social worker, teacher, Mystery/Detective author; 1983 married novelist Rob MacGregor; * The Quin St.James novel series * novels as Trish Janeshutz * In Shadow[1985] * Hidden Lake [1986] * novels under pseudonym Alison Drake set in Tango Key, Florida, featuring Police Detective Aline Scott and P.I. Ryan Kincaid: * Tango Key [1988] * Fevered [1988] * Black Moon [1989] * High Strangeness [1992] William McHarg: William McHarg @ MGrost William McIlvanney (1936-): Poet and Mystery/Detective author of Scotland: * The Jack Laidlaw novel series about the sensitive yet strong Glasgow policeman * Laidlaw [1977] winner of Silver Dagger from British Crime Writers Association * The Papers of Tony Veith [1983] winner of Silver Dagger from British Crime Writers Association Ralph McInery, full name Ralph Matthew McInery (1929-): professor, medievalist, philosopher, Mystery/Detective author; * the Father Dowling novel series * Her Death of Cold [1977] * others {to be done} * the Sister Mary Theresa "Emtee" Dempsey novel series under the pseudonym Monica Quill * Not a Blessed Thing! [1981] * the Andrew Broom novel series about the eponymous lawyer * Cause and Effect [1987] * Body and Soul [1989] * Frigor Mortis [1989] * Savings and Loan [1990] * other Mystery/Detective novels: * Heaven Ran Last [1949] * Very Cold for May [1950] * Shield for Murder [1951] * The Crooked Frame [1952] * Margin of Terror [1953] * The Darkest Hour [1955] * The Seven File [1956] * Night Extra [1957] * Odds Against Tomorrow [1957] * Savage Streets [1959] * Seven Lies South [1960] * The Road to the Snail [1961] * Killer on the Turnpike [1961] short story collection * A Pride of Place [1962] * A Choice of Assassins [1963] * The Caper of the Golden Bulls [1966] * Lie Down, I Want to Talk to You [1967] * Caprifoil [1972] * Reprisal [1973] * Night of the Juggler [1975] * Summitt [1982] * A Matter of Honor [1984] completed posthumously by Maureen Daly "Inspector Christopher McKee": NYPD homicide investigator known as "The Scotchman", in the fiction of Helen Reilly. Tall, long-legged, gaunt-headed, with a sardonic mouth, he headed all the Manhattan Homicide Squad before it split in two. Assisted by Inspector Todhunter, he's ranged as far afield as New Mexico and Canada. * The Diamond Feather [1930] * others {to be done} "Patience McKenna": romance writer/sleuth character in the fiction of Jane Haddam, under pseudonym Orania Papazoglou: * Sweet, Savage Death [1984] * Wicked Loving Murder [1985] * Death's Savage Passion [1986] * Rich, Radiant Slaughter [1988] * Once and Always Murder [1990] Mel McKinney: Mel McKinney "Todd McKinnon": Berkeley-based pulp Mystery writer character in the fiction of Lenore Glen Offord. Plays harmonica, married, actress daughter Barby. Solved an Ashland Shakepeare Festival murder. Howard McLellan: Howard McLellan @ MGrost Sean McMullen: Australian author/editor, best-known for Science Fiction, but also writes Mystery/Detective fiction; Sean McMullen Claire McNab; Angeles, California; unfortunately writes under the pseudonym Claire Carmichael about Sydney, Australia, thus creating endless confusion with the brilliant science fiction/fantasy author Dr. Christine Carmichael, who moved from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles county; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 9 mystery/detective novels with series character Detective Inspector Carol Ashton and located in Sydney, Australia: * Chain Letter [Naiad, November 1997] * Inner Circle [Naiad] * Double Bluff [Naiad] * Body Guard [Naiad] * Dead Certain [Naiad] * Cop Out [Naiad] * Death Down Under [Naiad] * Fatal Reunion [Naiad] * Lessons In Murder [Naiad] * co-editor with Paulette Mouchet and Mary Terrill: * Desserticide aka Desserts Worth Dying For [Crown Valley Press, paperback] Described by Sisters in Crime website as "Delicious recipes plus tongue-in-cheek advice for would-be murderers." Deirdre McNamer: English Literature Professor, and Mystery/Detective author; Deirdre McNamer "Anne and Jefferey McNeill": characters in the fiction of Theodora Du Bois; married; he's a doctor; amateur detective team written in a pseudo-Gothic "had I but known" style. "Mark McPherson": character in the fiction of Vera Caspary; Ancestors from Scotland; veteran NYPD Lieutenant, described by Walso Lydecker in the Laura Hunt murder case as: "a veritable Cassius who emphasized the lean and hungry look by clothing himslef darkly in blue, double-breasted worsted, unadorned white shirt and dull tie. His hands were long and tense, his face slender, his eyes watchful. He carried his shoulders high and walked with a taut erectness." Karin McQuillan; Cambridge, Massachusetts; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective novels with African settings: * The Cheetah Chase [New York: Ballantine] paperback "A superbly written, socially conscious African adventure... enough action and suspense to satisfy the genre's most demanding aficionados." -- Armchair Detective * Elephant's Graveyard [New York: Ballantine] paperback "Lyrical adventure." -- Kirkus * Deadly Safari [New York: Ballantine] paperback "Thrilling." -- New York Times Glenna McReynolds: Glenna McReynolds home page Return to Top of "Authors M" page Return to Mystery/Detective AUTHORS Table of Contents

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L. T. Meade: L. T. Meade @ MGrost Lee Meadows: Lee Meadows Leslie Meier; North Harwich, Massachusetts; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Lucy Stone (Maine mother and housewife who keeps stumbling upon murders): * Back To School Murder [Kensington] hardcover * Trick Or Treat Murder [Kensington] hardcover * Tippy-Toe Murder [Kensington] paperback Brad Meltzer: Brad Meltzer home page Herman Melville: he wrote the Great American Novel, Moby Dick, got bad reviews, and retired to poetry (also ahead of its time and scarcely read today). But his contribution to the Mystery/Detective genre is significant. Herman Melville @ MGrost "Lieutenant Luis Mendoza": character in the fiction of Dell Shannon (pseudonym of Elizabeth Linington). Grew up in his Mexican grandparent's Los Angeles house. Ran illegal card games as a slum teenager. Joined LAPD in 1942. Then found his grandfather had died with a fortune from real estate. Lieutenant Luis Mendoza stayed a cop. 5'10", slender, thin straight mouth, long thin nose, black eyes, heavily arched eyebrows. Wears stylish custom clothes, often foulard ties, pigskin shows, Homburg hats. Drives expensive foreign cars. Plays poker. Keeps cats. Married the intended victim of a serial rapist. Live in Hollywood hills with twin children Teresa Ann Mendoza and John Luis Mendoza. Solves crimes, then complains that his clothes were messed-up. D. R. Meredith; Amarillo, Texas; D. R. Meredith also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 5 mystery/detective novels with series character Sheriff Charles Matthews: * The Sheriff and the Panhandler Murders [New York: Ballantine] paperback * The Sheriff and the Pheasant Hunt Murders [New York: Ballantine] paperback * The Homefront Murders: A Sheriff Charles Matthews Mystery [New York: Ballantine] paperback * Murder By Reference [New York: Ballantine] paperback * Murder By Sacrilege [New York: Ballantine] paperback "Harold Merefield": side-kick character in the fiction of John Rhode (pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street). The Watson to "Dr. Priestly's" Holmes, Harold Merefield narrates most of his mentor/employer's cases. Ambitious secretary and phone operator often called "my boy" by Dr. Priestly, he assists, sometimes enormously, in the solution of tricky crimes. "The Great Merlini": Magician-Detective character in the fiction of Clayton Rawson. Biographized by fictional freelance author Ross Harte as hating the New York subways, beer, inactivity, opera, golf, and sleep. Enjoys being in the surf, playing ping pong, attending circuses, and running his magic shop in Times Square. Competes with NYPD Homicide Inspector Homer Gavigan. "Desmond Merrion": character in the fiction of Miles Burton (psuedonym of Cecil John Charles Street). Served, during World War I, in British Intelligence. Now, through his friend Inspector Arnold of CID, he continues investigating, with methodical thoroughness. "Sir Henry Merrivale": character in the fiction of Carter Dickson (psuedonym of John Dickson Carr). Cigar-chomping bald scowling brillaint detective, competing with Scotland yard's Inpector Humphrey Masters in solving baffling crimes, especially locked-room murders. Charles Meyer; Austin, Texas; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Lucas Holt: * Blessed Are The Merciless [Berkley Prime Crime] paperback * The 'Saints Of God' Murders [Berkley Prime Crime] paperback Nicholas Meyer: Nicholas Meyer @ MGrost Annette Meyers; New York, New York: Annette and Martin Meyers together, they're Maan Meyers, authors of the Dutchman historical series. Annette pens the Smith & Wetzon Wall Street and the Olivia Brown historical novel series. e-mail Annette Meyers see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 5 mystery/detective novels with series characters Smith and Wetzon: * The Groaning Board [New York: Doubleday] hardcover * These Bones Were Made for Dancin' [New York: Doubleday, hardcover; Bantam, paperback] * Murder: The Musical [New York: Bantam, paperback] * Blood on the Street [New York: Bantam, paperback] * The Deadliest Option[New York: Bantam, paperback] * Tender Death[New York: Bantam, paperback] * The Big Killing [New York: Bantam, paperback] Annette Meyers/Martin Meyers/Maan Meyers: Annette Meyers/Martin Meyers/Maan Meyers Maan Meyers: see Annette Meyers; Martin Meyers Martin Meyers; New York, New York; pseudonym Maan Meyers with co-author Annette Meyers; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 6 mystery/detective novels in the "Dutchman Historical" series located in New York of the 1600s through the 1890s, and focusing on the Tonneman family: * The Lucifer Contract [New York: Bantam, January 1998] * The House on Mulberry Street [New York: Bantam] hardcover and paperback * The Dutchman's Dilemma[New York: Bantam] hardcover and paperback * The High Constable [New York: Bantam] paperback * The Kingsbridge Plot [New York: Bantam] paperback 1776 means revolution... and murder * The Dutchman [New York: Bantam] paperback Murder in 1664, just as New Amsterdam became New York Return to Top of "Authors M" page Return to Mystery/Detective AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters: Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters Fern Michaels: Fern Michaels Melissa Michaels: best-known for Science Fiction, and as webmaster of the SFWA site, she also loves the Mystery/Detective genre; Melissa Michaels Penny Mickelbury; Atlanta, Georgia; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * mystery/detective novels with series character Carole Ann Gibson: * More Than Dead [New York: Simon and Schuster, December 1997] * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Gianna Maglione/Mini Patterson: * Night Songs [Niaid Press] paperback nominated for 1996 Lambda Literary Award * Keeping Secrets [Niaid Press] paperback Margaret Miles: Margaret Miles home page Marlys Millhiser; Boulder, Colorado; Marlys Millhiser see also bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Charlie Green: * It's Murder Going Home [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover * Murder in a Hot Flash [New York: Penguin] paperback * Death of the Office Witch[New York: Penguin] paperback Margaret Millar: author of hard-boiled detective novels: * Wall Of Eyes [1943] * Beast In View [1955] Wade Miller : author of hard-boiled detective novels: * Deadly Weapon [1946] * Guilty Bystander [1947] Deanie Francis Mills; Hermleigh, Texas; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective thriller novels: * Ordeal [Dutton Signet] hardcover mother versus survivalist killer "Mary Higgins Clark with an 'edge'" -- Dean Koontz * The Jigsaw Man [New York: Jove] paperback * Love Me Not [New York: Jove] paperback * Losers, Weepers[New York: Jove] paperback A. A. Milne: A. A. Milne @ MGrost "Minerva Club": fictional London club for those who've been behind bars for at least two years in Great Britain, according to the fiction of Victor Canning. Loosely organized by Club Secretary "Milky" Waye, the Runyonesque characters include Jim O'Leary, Solly Badrubal, and former prison-owner Flint Morrish. Camille Minichino: Camille Minichino Lisa Miscione: Lisa Miscione home page Kay Mitchell; Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 5 mystery/detective novels with series character Detective Chief Inspector John Morrissey: * A Portion for Foxes [New York: St. Martin's, hardcover; Worldwide, paperback; London/Canada: Coronet, paperback; London/Canada: Hodder & Stoughton, hardcover] * Roots of Evil [New York: St. Martin's, hardcover; Worldwide, paperback] * A Strange Desire [London/Canada: Coronet, paperback] * In Stony Places [Worldwide, paperback; London/Canada: Coronet] * A Lively Form Of Death [Worldwide, paperback; London/Canada: Coronet] * 4 mystery/detective novels co-authored with Sarah Lacey "A likable new female sleuth with the smartest mouth on her since Archie Goodwin." -- Publishers Weekly * File Under: Jeopardy [London/Canada: Hodder & Stoughton, hardcover; Coronet, paperback] * File Under: Arson [New York: St. Martin's, hardcover; London/Canada: Coronet, paperback; London/Canada: Hodder & Stoughton, hardcover] * File Under: Missing [New York: St. Martin's, hardcover; London/Canada: Coronet, paperback] * File Under: Deceased [New York: St. Martin's, hardcover; London/Canada: Coronet, paperback] James Michener: best-selling master of the big, meticiously researched epic novel; James Michener home page Linda Lael Miller: Linda Lael Miller William Mize: William Mize home page Return to Top of "Authors M" page Return to Mystery/Detective AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Ruth Raby Moen; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective novels * Return to the Kill [Flying Swan] paperback * Deadly Deceptions [Flying Swan] paperback Winner, WPA Award * Only One Way Out [Flying Swan] paperback Winner, WPA Award Cleveland Moffett: Cleveland Moffett @ MGrost Ferenc Molnar: Ferenc Molnar @ MGrost "Mom": armchair detective character in the fiction of James Yaffe. Serves chicken soup and crime-fighting advice to her NYPD son David. This happens every Friday night at her place in the Bronx. She loves opera. Stories about her are collected in at least one hard cover collection. Nancy Monaghan: Nancy's Celtic Mysteries Go raibh mile maith agat! (May you have a thousand good things!) Celtic Mysteries for Children, Young Adults and the Young-At-Heart! "As an educator, I became frustrated at trying to find suspenseful mysteries for my students that were not graphically violent. I have written a series of multicultural mysteries for children and young adults (ages 9-17). The books feature strong, intelligent characters of different Celtic backgrounds. Each book has been thoroughly researched and is both historically and geographically accurate yet provides a suspenseful storyline that will appeal to the intended audience. The following Celtic mysteries are now completed: * The Adoption Legacy * The Spirit Stone * The Isle of Mist A young American girl is thrust into the ancient world of feuding Scottish clans. Set in the Scottish highlands, Maggie and her mother come to the Isle of Skye to begin the process of healing after the death of Maggie's father, Ian MacDonald. Ian was killed by a drunk driver in Manhattan and returning to his place of birth seems right. Her mother inherits a book store where Maggie and her cousins discover a journal hidden under the old stones of the floor. The journal tells the tragic story of Bonnie MacLean and Robert MacDonald, star-crossed lovers whose spirits seek reunion. Maggie must face the 'Sidhe', powerful ancient spirits, to petition for the reunion of the souls of Bonnie and Robert. Through her courage and determination, Maggie brings about an incredible chain of evens that effect not only the past, but the present." * The Haunted Cove "I am currently looking for a publisher for these worthwhile books and hope that they will be available soon!" "Please feel free to visit my other pages:" The Irish-American Page The Monaghans of Donegal and Nancy's Links Estelle Monbrun; St. Louis, Missouri; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 1 mystery/detective literary novel, as Elayne Dezon-Jones: * Murder Chez Proust [Arcade] paperback translated from the French best-seller: * Meurtre Chez Tante with "Inspector Foucheroux and his assistant, Leila Kjemai, in search of lost manuscripts," according to Sisters in Crime website. Miriam Grace Monfredo; Rochester, New York; best known for historic Seneca Falls novel series featuring Glynis Tryon Miriam Grace Monfredo see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 5 mystery/detective novels in the "Glynis Tryon Historical Mystery series": * The Stalking-Horse [Berkley Prime Crime, November 1997] Pinkerton's Detective Agency enmeshed in Civil War plot * Through a Gold Eagle [Berkley Prime Crime] hardcover and paperback; involving John Brown's raid * Blackwater Spirits [Berkley] paperback native Americans, bogus spiritualism, fire-water, and murder * North Star Conspiracy [Berkley Prime Crime] paperback * Seneca Falls Inheritance[Berkley Prime Crime] paperback * Crime Through Time: all original historical mysteries anthology co-edited with Sharan Newman [New York: Berkley, August 1997] paperback Danila Comastri Montanari: Danila Comastri Montanari Richard Montanari: Richard Montanari Greg Moody: Greg Moody Christopher Moore: Christopher Moore, home page Christopher G. Moore: Christopher G. Moore Jim (James) Moore; Brunswick, Maine: Jim (James) Moore home page see another complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * mystery/detective novel: * Official Secrets [North Country Press] hardcover "...works as a thriller, love story, commentary on law and morality... emotional entanglements are profound and convincing." -- Maine Sunday Telegram * 1 mystery/detective-related nonfiction history: * Very Special Agents [New York: Pocket] all about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Biographical summary based on author's home page: Graduated University of Maine; served with the U.S. Army in Korea; joined ATF -- the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms -- 25 years tracking gunmen and gunrunners, Klansmen and neo-Nazis, hired killers and Mafia assassins; 2 years' assignment at INTERPOL directing international investigations of robbery, rape and murder; Retired to Portland as ATF's agent in charge for Maine and New Hampshire; got a P.I. license; began writing freelance for several periodicals, including Newsweek; past member of several professional law enforcement organizations; current member of Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, and Sisters In Crime. Miriam Ann Moore: Miriam Ann Moore Rayanne Moore; Siletz, Oregon; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels co-authored with Serita Stevens: * Bagels for Tea [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover * Read Sea, Dead Sea [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover "Toussaint Moore": Black private eye character in the fiction of Ed Lacy (pseudonym of Leonard Zinberg). Lives in Harlem, on 146th Street in former railroad flat/office. Smokes pipe, bemoans his unprofitable one-man company, thinks of quitting for the more lucrative job of letter carrier for the Post Office. Named by his father after the patriot/revolutionary Toussaint L'Ouverture of haiti. Recipient of Bronze Star and Silver Star for service in World War II and Korean War. "P. Moran": Handyman and blundering detective character in the fiction of Percival Wilde. Works in New England; student of Acme International Detective Correspondance School. "Inspector Moresby": Scotland Yard detective character in the fiction of Anthony Berkeley (pseudonym of Anthony Berkeley Cox) of unremarkable activity and looks, who exists, as it were, to make the amateur sleuth "Roger Sheringham" seem a genius. Deborah Morgan: Deborah Morgan home page Fidelis Morgan: Fidelis Morgan home page Jill M. Morgan; La Canada, California: see Young Adult/Juvenile page {to be done} Kate Morgenroth: Kate Morgenroth home page "Professor James Moriarty": "The most dangerous man in London," according to Sherlock Holmes. A fascinating and frightening character in the fiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Moriarty operates like a spider at the center of a vast web of crime spread throughout the city, but Holmes can never convince Scotland Yard of this truth. Professor James Moriarty has perfected his cover identity as a mild-mannered Math teacher, who had only one moment in the academic spotlight for his paper "The Dynamics of an Asteroid." "Clean-shaven, pale and ascetic looking ... and is forever slowly oscillating from side to side in a curious reptilian fashion." Holmes further describes him as: "The Napolean of Crime... he is a genius, a philosopher and abstract thinker..." and the two are forver pitted against each other, so much so that Holmes hints to Watson that life would be impossibly dull without their conflict. Once, Sherlock Holmes gets too near to Moriarty, in "The Final Problem", and Moriarty makes several attempts to assassinate the great detective, necessitating Holmes and Watson retreating to London. Holmes and Moriarty grapple face-to-face at the edge of Switzerland's Reichenbach Falls, and together fall over the precipice. It seems that both have been killed. But the public demand for more Sherlock Holmes fiction snowballed, until Sir Arthur Conan Doyle caved in under the final straw of his own mother demanding more. So Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in sequels that Holmes had almost miraculously survived. Other criminals since then have been dubbed "The Napolean of Crime" but Professor James Moriarty is the emperor of thm all. Christopher Morley: Christopher Morley @ MGrost Arthur Morrison: Arthur Morrison The Doyle Era subgenre Jim Morrow: best-known for metaphysical darkly-funny Science Fiction and Fantasy, Jim Morrow's fiction often has a Mystery/Detective structure, with questions such as: who killed God, and what damages should be awarded in court on that matter? Jim Morrow Billie Sue Mosiman; Conroe, Texas; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective books: * Death In Dixie [Rutledge Hill Press, Summer 1997] reprint anthology * Stiletto [New York: Berkley] paperback Vegas mob puts contract on daughter of lady District Attorney from Texas * Widow [New York: Berkley] paperback "A unique, knife-edged page turner." -- F. Paul Wilson Margaret Moseley: Margaret Moseley Walter Mosley; President Clinton's favorite mystery/detective author: Walter Mosley new home page Walter Mosley older page do look in your hard-copy library for "The Mystery of Walter Mosley", by M. L. Whetstone, in Ebony, vol.51 (December 1995) pp.106ff John Mortimer: John Mortimer Rumpole Willard Motley: author of hard-boiled detective novel: * Knock On Any Door [1947] "Mr. I. O. Moto": Japanese espionage character in the fiction of John P. Marquand. Mr. I. O. Moto is the best secret agent in Japan. Delicate, short, Prussian-style black hair, squeaky patent-leather shoes, shiny gold-filled teeth, perfect English, low and wel modulated voice. Mild mannered, but deadly at Judo. He says: "I can do many, many things. I can mix drinks and wait on tables and I am a very goodvalet. I can navigate and manage small boats. I have studied at two foreign universities. I also know carpentry and surveying and five Chinese dialects. So very many things come in useful...." Paulette Mouchet; Acton, California; co-editor with Claire Carmichael and Mary Terrill of Desserticide aka Desserts Worth Dying For Return to Top of "Authors M" page Return to Mystery/Detective AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Marcia Muller: Marcia Muller @ MGrost "Tim Mulligan": Archaeologist/amateur detective character in the fiction of Aaron Marc Stein. Specializes in Soth and Central America, usally with colleague Elsie Mae Hunt. Solve murders by understanding native cultures. Jim Munroe: Jim Munroe Murder Squad: Murder Squad seven English authors "Kent Murdock": character in the fiction of George Harmon Coxe, Picture Chief of fictional Boston Courier-Herald; competes with "Flashgun" Casey; richest-ever Boston news photographer; lives on marlborough Street; was Museum Monument Officer in Fine Arts Division of Military Government, World War II, after winning Purple Heart. In the movies, he's been played by Lew Ayres. Also competes with Boston Police Department Lieutenant Bacon and Segreant Keogh. "Rachel Murdock": amatuer detective character in the fiction of D. B. Olson (psuedonym of Dolores Hitchens). Loves cats and meddling in others' business. Ouwits crominals and cops alike. "Addison Francis Murphy": see "The Rambler" Bruce F. Murphy: Bruce F. Murphy incomplete URL Margaret Murphy: Margaret Murphy Shirley Rousseau Murphy; Jasper, Georgia; Shirley Rousseau Murphy see also Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective novels with Joe Grey and other cat characters: * Cat Raise The Dead [New York: HarperPrism] paperback * Cat Under Fire [New York: HarperPrism] paperback * Cat On The Edge [New York: HarperPrism] paperback Donna Huston Murray; Radnor, Pennsylvania; Donna Huston Murray also see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 6 mystery/detective novels with series character Ginger Struve Barnes, (amateur detective) located in Philadelphia's posh Main Line neighborhood: * School Of Hard Knocks [New York: St. Martin's] paperback * Final Arrangements [New York: St. Martin's] paperback * The Main Line Is Murder [New York: St. Martin's] paperback first in series * No Bones About It [New York: St. Martin's] paperback * A Score to Settle [New York: St. Martin's] paperback * Farewell Performance [New York: St. Martin's, Mar 2000] paperback Lynne Murray; San Francisco, California; Lynne Murray see also Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Josephine Fuller ("Never weighed less than 200 pounds in my life -- counting the chip in my shoulder"): * Larger Than Death [Orloff Press, September 1997] hardcover * Termination Interview [Worldwide] paperback Return to Top of "Authors M" page Return to Mystery/Detective AUTHORS Table of Contents

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"Mr. Mycroft": cover name for Sherlock Holmes, upon retirement. See: Sherlock Holmes. Tamar Myers; Rock Hill, South Carolina; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels in the "Den Of Antiquity" series: * Gilt By Association [New York: Avon] paperback * Larceny and Old Lace [New York: Avon] paperback * 3 mystery/detective novels in the "Magdalena Yoder" series: * No Use Dying over Spilled Milk [New York: Dutton, hardcover; Signet, paperback] Amish setting * Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Crime [New York: Doubleday] hardcover * Too Many Crooks Spoil The Broth [New York: Doubleday, hardcover; Signet, paperback] Tim Myers: Tim Myers home page Mystery Authors Home Page "a diverse group of authors with a diverse group of books to share" Return to Alphabetical Table of Mystery/Detective Authors

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