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"Rex Sackler": private eye character in the fiction of D. I. Champion. Rex Sackler, according to Detectionary, is derivative of Nero Wolfe. "Unlike Wolfe, who is fat and, at times, extravagant, Sackler is painfully thin and a compulsive tightwad. Sackler has, as does Wolfe, a Roman first name, an erudite vocabulary, and has a bright, breezy chronicler of his adventure, Joey Graham being quite reminiscent of Archie Goodwin." [Detectionary, ed. Mill Roseman, Woodstock, New York: Overlook Press, 1977] "The Saint": detective/criminal adventurer character in the fiction of Leslie Charteris (pseudonym of Leslie Charles Bowyer Yin). Neither criminal nor detective, Simon Templar, known as The Saint, has assisted Scotland Yard in solving a particularly difficult case. Tall, thin, with broad shoulders, Simon Templar has a clean-cut face, deep-set blue eyes, patent-leather-smooth hair, bronzed skin, and speaks in a low, gentle drawl. He dresses with expensive taste, exudes elegance, and roams London and the world, keeping a chunk of the loot he grabs from criminals. In one of the 33 novels featuring him [1945-1955], The Saint says this of himself: "I'm mad enough to believe in romance. And I was sick and tired of this age -- tired of the miserable little mildewed things that people racked their brains about, and wrote books about, and called life. I wanted something more elementary and honest -- battle, murder, sudden death, and plenty of good beer and damsels in distress and a complete callousness about blipping the ungodly over the beezer. It mayn't be life as we know it, but it ought to be." see: Leslie Charteris see TELEVISION see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Medora Sale; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; * 3 mystery/detective novels with series characters Harriet Jeffries and John Sanders: * Short Cut to Santa Fe [New York: Scribner's] hardcover * Pursued by Shadows [New York: Scribner's] hardcover * Sleep of the Innocent [New York: Scribner's] hardcover Richard Sale: author of hard-boiled detective novels: * Not Too Narrow, Not Too Deep [1936] * Destination Unknown [1940] * Lazarus #7 [1942] * Passing Strange [1942] * Benefit Performance [1946] James Sallis: James Sallis Robert Sampson: Robert Sampson @ MGrost Theresa Sandberg; Palm Harbor, Florida; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * under pseudonym Catherine Arnold: * Imperfect Justice [London: Hodder & Stoughton, January 1997] hardcover * Due Process [London: Hodder & Stoughton, hardcover; Coronet Books, January 1997, paperback; New York: Signet, paperback] * World Book Club selection in England * Optioned for a TV movie by Scripps Howard Productions John Sandford: at least 2 web sites: John Sandford home page "Inspector Sands": Toronto police character in the fiction of Margaret Millar. Inspector Sands is ordinary in appearance, mid-sized, middle-aged, with "a face that looked as if he had slept in it." Good at listening and cross-examining, he eventually retired from the Toronto police force, and moved to Southern California. Still unmarried, he recounts his detective tales to neighbors, and plays gin rummy and Scrabble. What's a 7-letter word that ends "onto?" Eve K. Sandstrom; Lawton, Oklahoma; E-mail Eve K. Sandstrom * The Violence Beat [New York: Signet, November 1997] * Death Down Home [Worldwide] * The Devil Down Home [Worldwide] * The Down Home Heifer Heist [Worldwide] Elena Santangelo: Elena Santangelo "Sapper": pseudonym of ______; best-known for the detective character Bulldog Drummond: * Bulldog Drummond [1920] * Bulldog Drummond at Bay [1935] * Bulldog Drummond Returns [1932] * Female of the Species [1928] recommended * Final Count [1926] recommended "Peter Sargeant": amateur character in the fiction of Edgar Box (pseudonym of Gore Vidal). Peter Cutler Sargeant III is a 30-year-old press agent, who'd spent three years in the Army, four years at Harvard, and three years ghost-writing drama cxriticism for the "New York Globe" for the alcoholic Milton Haddock. He opened a tiny Public Relations company -- just himself and his middle-aged typist Miss Flynn -- on Broadway. He keeps encountering murders in the world of theatre, ballet, politics, or wherever he goes. Walter Satterthwait: Walter Satterthwait * biographical data, bibliographical data, favorite links, plus excerpts from and previews of various novels John Saul: John Saul home page Beth Saulnier: Beth Saulnier home page Mary Saums: Mary Saums home page Carl McK. Saunders: Carl McK. Saunders @ MGrost Marc Savage: author of hard-boiled detective novels: * Flamingos * Scratch * Paradise [1993] "Rena Savage": secretary character in the fiction of Baynard Kendrick; Rena Savage is the highly professional and good-looking secretary to Captain Duncan Maclain. She was originally hired by his partner Spud Savage, whom she rapidly married. She takes care of Captain Duncan Maclain's motivation and health, also. "Samuel "Spud" Savage": character in the fiction of Baynard Kendrick; Long-time friend and partner of Captain Duncan Maclain. Spud Savage is unusually intelligent, loyal, athletic, and has rare yellow eyes. Hired and then maried Rena Savage. Corinne Holt Sawyer; Clemson, South Carolina; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Murder in the Geezer Factory [New York: Donald I. Fine] hardcover * Ho-Ho Homicide [New York: Donald I. Fine] hardcover * Murder Has No Calories [New York: Donald I. Fine] hardcover * The Peanut Butter Murders [New York: Donald I. Fine, hardcover; Fawcett/Crest, paperback] * Murder by Owl Light [New York: Donald I. Fine, hardcover; Fawcett/Crest, paperback] * Murder In Grey And White [Thorndike] * The J. Alfred Prufrock Murders [Thorndike] Robert J. Sawyer: Canadaian author, best-known for Science Fiction, but also several Mystery/Detective and multi-genre novels. Robert J. Sawyer home page Robert J. Sawyer older site? Dorothy L. Sayers: one of the greats, best-known for her detectives Lord Peter Wimsey, and Montague Egg, and her character Bunter. Dorothy L. Sayers Society Dorothy L. Sayers @ MGrost Dorothy L. Sayers who, incidently, was published in paperback by Your Humble Webmaster's father, Samuel H. Post Samuel H. Post Dorothy L. Sayers' novels include: * Busman's Honeymoon [1937] * Clouds of Witness [1926] * Gaudy Night [1935] * Hangman's Holiday [1933] * Have His Carcase [1932] * In the Teeth of the Evidence [1939] * Lord Peter [1972] * Lord Peter Views the Body [1928] * Murder Must Advertise [1933] recommended * Nine Taylors [1934] * Strong Poison [1930] * Suspicious Characters [1931] * "Talboys" [1972] story * Unnatural Death [1927] * Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club [1928] * Whose Body? [1923] recommended Steven Saylor: Steven Saylor new home page Steven Saylor old * various historical mysteries in the "Roma Sub Rosa" series, where the action occurs in a vivid and authentic ancient Rome Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Margaret Scherf: Best-known for detectives Henry and Emily Bryce, and Martin Buell; * Novels featuring Henry and Emily Bryce: * Diplomat and the Gold Piano [1963] * Green Plaid Pants [1951] * Novels featuring Martin Buell: * Cautious Overshoes [1956] * Corpse in the Flannel Nightgown [1965] * Curious Custard Pie [1950] * Elk and the Evidence [1952] * Gilbert's Last Toothache [1949] recommended Paul E. Schiele; Glendora, California; * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Peter Ellsworth (professor and part-time art detective): * Deceptive Appearances [Owl Press] * Chasing The Wild Geese [Owl Press] * "Lively...a good read." -- Arthur Lyons * Under Cover Of Night [Owl Press] Gerald A. Schiller; Newbury Park, California; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Deadly Dreams [Intercontinental Publishing] paperback "Inspector Schmidt": Homicide cop character in the fiction of George Bagby (pseudonym of Aaron Marc Stein). NYPD Homicide Bureau Inspector Schmidt -- "Schmitty" -- is a brilliant detective who likes to complain about his aching feet. Bagby is the Watson to Schmidt's Holmes, following him on cases, and acting as biographer. "Pete Schofield": private eye character in the fiction of Thomas B. Dewey. Pete Schofield is assisted by his beautiful red-haired wife. He is handsome, tough, avoids fights when possible, and brushes off the women he encounters who seem to want to challenge his nearly unique status as a happily married private eye. Budd Schulberg: * What Makes Sammy Run? [1941] adapted to hit Broadway play, and the movie, about ruthless advertising executive * The Disenchanted [1950] Aileen Schumacher; Newberry, Florida; Aileen Schumacher home page also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Engineered For Murder [Write Way Publishing] hardcover ISBN 1-886173-17-2; $21.95; female engineer as amateur detective Laurel B. Schunk; Wichita, Kansas; * 1 mystery/detective novel with series character Paige Brookings * The Voice He Loved [Thomas Nelson] paperback George S. Schuyler: George S. Schuyler @ MGrost John Scognamiglio; under pseudonym John Hall, see Juvenile/Young Adult page {to be done} Sandra Scoppettone; New York City; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 8 mystery/detective novels with series characters Lauren Laurano (lesbian PI in New York's Greenwich Village) and long-time companion Kip Adams (therapist): * Let's Face The Music And Die [Boston: Little Brown, hardcover; New York: Ballentine, paperback] * My Sweet Untraceable You [Boston: Little Brown, hardcover; New York: Ballentine, paperback] * I'll Be Leaving You Always [New York: Ballentine, paperback] * Everything You Have Is Mine [New York: Ballentine, paperback] * Some Unknown Person [London: Carroll & Graf, paperback] * Donato & Daughter [London: Carroll & Graf, paperback] * Razzamatazz [London: Carroll & Graf, paperback] * A Creative Kind Of Killer [London: Carroll & Graf, paperback] Barbara A. Scott; Rancho Cordova, California; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels in series about anti-fraud anti-kidnap anti-drug global team: * Caught In The Web [Zenar Books] paperback * Always In A Foreign Land[Zenar Books] paperback Manda Scott: British mystery/detective author; Manda Scott home page Melissa Scott: Melissa Scott R. T. M. Scott: best-known for the detective character "The Spider" (Richard Wentworth); * Spider Strikes [1933] "Shell Scott": private eye character in the fiction of Richard S. Parther, since 1950. Likes the ladies, likes the investigation business, and pokes fun at himself in a characteristic verbal style. Virgil Scott: author of hard-boiled detective novel: * The Dead Tree Gives No Shelter [1954] Will Scott: Will Scott @ MGrost Lisa Scottoline; Narberth, Pennsylvania; Lisa Scottoline home page bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Rough Justice [New York: HarperCollins, Fall 1997] * Legal Tender [New York: HarperCollins] hardcover * starred review in Publishers Weekly * Running from the Law [New York: HarperCollins] hardcover * starred review in Kirkus * Final Appeal [New York: HarperPaperbacks] * Winner: Edgar Allan Poe Award * Everywhere That Mary Went [New York: HarperPaperbacks] * Nominated: Edgar Allan Poe Award Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Hank Searls: Hank Searls @ MGrost Lisa See: Lisa See home page "Superintendent Seegrave": character in the fiction of Wilkie Collins; The Frizinghall Police are run by this not-too-bright Superintendent, who is portly, tall, militarily brusque, with a voice of command. In the words of Franklin Blake: "That man is no earthly use to us. Mr.Seegrave is an ass." He is almost opposed to the main characters, and he makes entirely wrong hypotheses from the clues. Mabel Seeley: Mabel Seeley The Rinehart School subgenre "Miss Emily Seeton": amateur detective character in the fiction of Heron Carvic. Miss Emily Seeton is a fragile old art teacher of London, who carries no weapon but an umbrella. She adores theatre, opera, ballet, and her inherited country home at Plummergen. Assisted by Superintendent Delphick "The Oracle", and by Detective Sergeant Ranger, she solves the crimes that seem to pepper London and Plummergen alike. Lisa Seidman; Sherman Oaks, California; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Murder By Thirteen [Crown Valley Press] ISBN 0-9647945-3-5; $10.95 Anthology of thirteen mystery stories written by members of Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters In Crime "Doug Selby": see The D.A. Barbara Seranella: Barbara Seranella home page Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Jeff Shaara: Jeff Shaara home page Sarah R. Shaber; Raleigh, North Carolina; Sarah Shaber home page also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Simon Said [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover Sisters in Crime website says: "History professor Simon Shaw investigates a severnty-year-old murder that someone wants to keep a mystery forever." * Winner: St. Martin's Press/Malice Domestic Award "Professor Peter Utley Shane": Military Intelligence character in the fiction of Francis Bonnamy (pseudonym of Audrey Walz). Professor Peter Utley Shane is "the man in gray" -- gray hair, moustache, eyes, and clothes. Unperturbable, vastly knoweldgable, his cases are narrated by his University of Chicago assistant Francis Francis Bonnamy, the Watson to his Holmes. Francis Bonnamy and Professor Peter Utley Shane taught Criminology and Sociology from 1928 to the beginning of World War II, after which they work in Washington, D.C., where Shane is a Major in Military Intelligence, and Bonnamy a civilian attached to the Signal Corps. Sarah Shankman; San Francisco, California; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * I Still Miss My Man But My Aim Is Getting Better [New York: Pocket] paperback Sisters in Crime website says: "Shelby Kate Tate, up-and-coming Nashville songwriter, heads toward the Big Chanse [sic] when her crazy ex-husband shows up to put a murderous cramp in her style." * 6 mystery/detective novels with series character Samantha Adams: * He Was Her Man [New York: Pocket] paperback * The King Is Dead [New York: Pocket] paperback * She Walks In Beauty [New York: Pocket] paperback * Now Let's Talk Of Graves [New York: Pocket] paperback * Then Hang All The Liars [New York: Pocket] paperback * First Kill All The Lawyers [New York: Pocket] paperback "Father Joseph Shanley": amateur detective character in the fiction of Jack Webb. Teamed with the tough Jewish LAPD Sergeant Sammy Golden, handsome young Roman Catholic priest/amateur detective Father Joseph Shanley uses his ghetto childhood experiences, theological insight, and hipness to the L.A. scene, he solves crimes -- especially murders. His other love is raising roses in his garden. Dell Shannon: best-known for his detective character Lieutenant Luis Mendoza: * Ace of Spades [1961] * Case Pending [1960] recommended * Chance to Kill [1967] * Coffin Corner [1966] * Crime File [1974] * Crime on Their Hands [1969] * Death-Bringers [1965] * Death By Inches [1965] * Death of a Busybody [1963] * Deuces Wild [1975] * Double Bluff [1963] * Extra Kill [1962] * Kill With Kindness [1968] * Knave of Hearts [1962] * Mark of Murder [1964] * Murder With Love [1972] * No Holiday for Crime [1973] * Rain With Violence [1967] * Ringer [1971] * Root of All Evil [1964] * Schooled to Kill [1961] * Spring of Violence [1973] * Unexpected Death [1970] * Whim to Kill [1971] * With a Vengeance [1966] * With Intent to Kill [1972] "Desmond Shannon": private eye character in the fiction of M. V. Herberden (pseudonym of Mary Violet Herberden). The big red-haired Irish Desmond Shannon is the top-earning private eye in New York City. Literary, well-read in Philosophy, he is nonetheless a man of action, athletic, powerful, and idealistic. John Shannon: John Shannon Barbara Shapiro; Lexington, Massachusetts; E-mail Barbara Shapiro no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * See No Evil [New York: Avon] paperback Sisters in Crime website says: "Gripping suspense about a woman whose research for her doctoral thesis draws her into a murder and a 300-year-old secret that threatens her life." * Blameless [New York: Avon] paperback * Shattered Echoes [New York: Avon] paperback "Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro": homicide cop character in the fiction of Francis and Richard Lockridge. Formerly a beat-cop, Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro now works Homicide, a task for which he utterly lacks confidence. But his superior, Captain William Weigand, pushes him into success as an investigator. Captain William Weigand also assists Francis and Richard Lockridge's characters Mr. and Mrs. North. Zoe Sharp: Zoe Sharp home page Reuben Jennings Shay: Reuben Jennings Shay @ MGrost "Michael Shayne": famous private eye character in the fiction of Brett Halliday (pseudonym of David Dresser). Miami red-headed bare-kuckled cognac-gulping PI Michael Shayne is tall, handsome, and popular with the ladies. He is assisted by Miami Police Chief Will Gentry and secretary Lucy Hamilton. After 1958 the "Brett Halliday" novels were ghosted) including some 60 "Mike Shayne" novels. In 1956 Brett Halliday founded "Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine" (which still runs stories "by Brett Halliday"). Shirley Shea; Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Eine Von Uns Wird Sterben [One of Us Will Die] [Orlanda Frauenverlag] ISBN 3-929823-25-X * Jagd Trieb (The Hunting Season) [Orlanda Frauenverlag] ISBN 3-929823-04-7 * Victims [Simon & Pierre (now Dundurn)] * Under pseudonym Marion Foster: * Legal Tender [Firebrand] paperback * The Monarchs Are Flying [Firebrand] paperback * A Not So Gay World [McClelland & Stewart] paperback Sidney Sheldon: Sidney Sheldon home page Walt Sheldon: Walt Sheldon @ MGrost Connie L. Shelton; Angel Fire, New Mexico; Connie Shelton newer home page Connie L. Shelton E-mail Connie L. Shelton * 6 mystery/detective novels with series character Charlie Parker (female amateur detective): * Partnerships Can Kill [Intrigue Press] hardcover [Books in Motion (audio)] unabridged, $26.95 * Vacations Can Be Murder [Intrigue Press] hardcover [Books in Motion (audio)] unabridged, $36.95 * Deadly Gamble [Intrigue Press] hardcover [Books in Motion (audio)] unabridged, $21.95 First in series "Roger Sheringham": amateur detective character in the fiction of Anthony Berkeley (pseudonym of Anthony Berkeley Cox). Roger Sheringham was born in 1891, graduated Oxford, and is a best-selling low-brow novelist. Slightly shorter than average, round-faced, stocky, frequent beer drinker, smokes over-larged-bowled short-stemmed pipe. He is annoying, talks blather, insults his readers, is generally rude to everybody, and is narcissistic. Inspector Moresby is one of the few people who could tolerate him, as he brilliantly helps solve cases. Anthony Berkeley Cox was surprised by the success of this deliberately offesnsive character, sort of a writer's joke, and quickly toned down the obnoxious flavor. This reader wishes for the obnoxiousness to increase -- it's a welcome change from the vast sea of charming, courteous, suave amateur detectives. Will Shetterly: Will Shetterly Josepha Sherman: Josepha Sherman M. P. Shiel, full name Matthew Phipps Shiel: best-known for end-of-the-world Science Fiction a century ago, and also Mystery/Detective fiction M[atthew] P[hipps] Shiel The Doyle Era subgenre * Stories featuring, as detective, Prince Zaleski, in the collection Prince Zaleski [1895]: * "Race of Orven" * "S.S." recommended * "Stone of Edmundsbury Monks" recommended "Lieutenant Shomri Shomar": NYPD detective character in the fiction of Henry Klinger. Lieutenant Shomri Shomar was born in Israel, cuts a dashing figure, wears a Vandyke beard, is temporarily attached to NYPD, and spouts Talmudic phrases the way Charlie Chan quotes Confucius. Sharon Gwyn Short; Miamisburg, Ohio; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Patricia Delany (software-savvy Private Investigator): * The Death We Share [New York: Fawcett] paperback * Past Pretense [New York: Fawcett] paperback * Angel's Bidding [New York: Fawcett] paperback First in series Susan Richards Shreve: Susan Richards Shreve Irving Shulman: author of hard-boiled detective novel: * The Amboy Dukes [1947] Malcolm Shuman: Malcolm Shuman Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Gini Sikes; Brooklyn, New York; * 8 Ball Chicks: A Year In The Violent World Of Girl Gangsters [New York: Anchor/Doubleday, January 1997] hardcover "Dorian Silk": British espionage character in the fiction of Simon Harvester (pseudonym of Henry Gibbs). Realistic, lonely, quiet, and tough, Dorian Silk inhabits stories rich in authentic Asian and Middle Eastern details. No James Bond he, Dorian Silk is more like a genuine British secret agent. "Miss Maude Silver": British amateur detective character in the fiction of Patricia Wentworth (pseudonym of Dora Amy Dillon Turnbull). Former governess Miss Maude Silver lives a shabby life on fixed income, bailed out on occasion by niece Ethel Burkett with new clothes. She assists -- at no charge -- Inspector Lamb and Inspector Abbott of Scotland Yard. They admire her enthusiasm for justice, her keen attention to clues, her understanding of human nature, and her high probability of solving any case. Robert Silverberg: prolific award-winning author best-known for Science Fiction, but also writes Mystery/Detective, nonfiction, History, Archaeology, and other genres; Robert Silverberg Randall Silvis: Randall Silvis home page Georges Simenon (1903-1989): Georges Simenon * roughly 100 mystery/detective novels with series character Inspector Maigret this site features an annotated bibliography of the Inspector Maigret novels and short stories in English, plus hotlinks to French titles Dan Simmons: best-known for Science Fiction Dark Fantasy, Horror, yet also a strong author of Mystery/Detective fiction; Dan Simmons Roger Simon: author of hard-boiled detective novels: * The Big Fix [1973] * Wild Turkey [1975] * Peking Duck [1979] * California Roll * The Straight Man * The Mama Tass Manifesto * Heir Sheila Simonson; Vancouver, Washington; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Malarkey [New York: St. Martin's] hardcover * Meadowlark [New York: St. Martin's, hardcover; Worldwide, June 1997, paperback] * Mudlark [Worldwide] paperback * "Sharp characterization -- particularly in the marvelously wry Lark." -- Publishers Weekly George R. Sims: George R. Sims The Doyle Era subgenre * Novels featuring the detective Dorcas Dene: * Clue of the Rising Moon [1924] * Masks Off at Midnight [1934] Shelley Singer; Fairfax, California; * 4 mystery/detective novels with series character Barrett Lake: * Interview with Mattie [New York: Signet] paperback * Searching for Sara [New York: Signet] paperback * Picture Of David [New York: Signet] paperback * Following Jane [New York: Signet] paperback * 3 mystery/detective novels with series characters Jake Samson and Rosie Vicente: * Suicide King [Worldwide] paperback * Spit In The Ocean [Worldwide] paperback * Full House [Worldwide] paperback Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo: best-selling team known for their detective character Martin Beck: * Abominable Man [1972] * Cop Killer [1975] * Fire Engine That Disappeared [1970] * Laughing Policeman [1970] * Locked Room [1973] * Man on the Balcony [1968] recommended * Man Who Went Up in Smoke [1969] * Murder at the Savoy [1971] * Roseanna [1967] Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Trish Macdonald Skillman: Witchita Falls, Texas; Trish Macdonald Skillman * 3 mystery/detective suspense novels in print * Buried Secrets [New York: Dell] paperback Sisters in Crime website says: "Repressed memories threaten Nicki Prevot's hopes for a new life for herself and her daughter." Robert Skinner: Robert Skinner Edith Skom; Winnetka, Illinois; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * George Elliot Murders [New York: Dell] paperback * "...tidy literary whodunit..." -- The New YorkTimes * "High-spirited, literate fun...a pleasure to read." -- Publishers Weekly * The Mark Twain Murders [Council Oak; New York: Dell] paperback * Nominated for three Best First Mystery awards * "...just about perfect." -- Chicago Tribune * "...jumps into your book bag." -- The New York Times Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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John Sladek: John Sladek @ MGrost to be done: also a science fiction author, add SF hotlink {to be done} Susan Slater: Susan Slater home page Karin Slaughter: Karin Slaughter home page Patty Sleem; Fayetteville, North Carolina; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Maggie Dillitz: * Back in Time [PREP Publishing] * "An engrossing look at the discrimination faced by female ministers. Purchase knowing that readers will want a follow-up." -- Library Journal * Second Time Around [PREP Publishing] * "...well developed characters and an unusual plot twist... an emotional and suspenseful read" -- Southern Book Trade * "...captures the essence of small town Southern life... and 'the way things are done' in small town politics." -- Daily News Henry Slesar: Henry Slesar tribute page Anne Sloan; Houston, Texas; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Murder On The Boulevard [publisher???] ISBN 0-942031-00-8; $10.00 Sisters in Crime website says: "In 1912, the streetcar suburb Houston Heights is setting for an impulsive suffragist sleuth who uncovers corrupton in construction of landmark Rice Hotel." "Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan": British detective character in the fiction of Catherine Aird (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh). Detective Inspector C. D. Sloan heads the West Calleshire town of Berebury's Criminal Investigation Department. He garden, enjoys time with his kindly wife Margaret, is well-read, and has more sense of humor than his by-the-book superior Superintendant Leyes and the vapid Detective Constable Crosbby. Dr. Stephen Sloan: Dr. Stephen Sloan Author/Professor/Counterterrorism CARLOS@UOKNOR.edu Susan R. Sloan: Susan R. Sloan home page Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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"Rabbi David Small": amateur detective character in the fiction of Harry Kemelman. Youthful Rabbi David Small in Barnard's Crossing, a suburban part of Massachusetts, has problems as a rabbi. He is absent-minded, painfully honest, and not gifted with social know-how. Yet his Talmudic education makes him a superlative amateur detective friend of Police Chief Hugh Lanigan, whom he met when he was himself falsely accused or murder. Rabbi David Small has a loving wife, Miriam, and a son Jonathan. "George Smiley": espionage character in the fiction of John Le Carre. One of the greatest creations in all espionage fiction, George Smiley is short, fat, eyeglassed, wears expensive but poorly-fitting clothes, and his own wife Lady Ann Sercomb calls him "breathtakingly ordinary." But he is anything but ordinary! He left Oxford, where he was an expert in obscure German poetry, and rose through the ranks of the Secret Service out of a profound love for England. He must suppress is sentimental side, and proves a ruthless, brilliant, deadly agent and mentor to agents. He has a deep understanding of espionage, with no illusions, and lives a painfully ambivalent life as an agent, with shocking ups and downs due to the politics and betrayals of others. * Call for the Dead [London: Gollancz, 1961; New York: Walker, 1962; as "The Deadly Affair" London: Penguin, 1966] * A Murder of Quality [London: Gollancz, 1962; New York: Walker, 1963 * The Spy Who Came in from the Cold [London: Gollancz, 1963; New York: Coward McCann, 1964] {film hotlink to be done} * The Looking-Glass War [London: Heinemann, 1965; New York: Coward McCann, 1965] * A Small Town in Germany [London: Heinemann, 1968; New York: Coward McCann, 1968] * Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1974; New York: Knopf, 1974] * The Honorable Schoolboy [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1977; New York: Knopf, 1977] * Smiley's People [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1980; New York: Knopf, 1980] * The Little Drummer Girl [London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983; New York: Knopf, 1983] * A Perfect Spy [date?] * The Russia House [date?] * The Secret Pilgrim [1990] #1 Bestseller; a main Selection of the Literary Guild; * The Quest for Karla Omnibus edition of: * Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy * The Honorable Schoolboy * Smiley's People April Smith: April Smith home page Barbara Burnett Smith; Austin, Texas: Barbara Burnett Smith E-mail Barbara Burnett Smith * 3 mystery/detective/Western novels: * Celebration In Purple Sage [New York, St. Martin's] hardcover * Dust Devils of the Purple Sage [New York, St. Martin's, hardcover; Worldwide, paperback] * Writers of the Purple Sage [New York, St. Martin's, hardcover; Worldwide, paperback] * Nominated for Agatha Award (Best First Novel) Deborah Smith: Deborah Smith home page "Sir Denis Nayland Smith": espionage character in the fiction of Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Sarsfield Ward). Assisted by side-kick Doctor Petrie, Sir Denis Nayland Smith fights a never-ending battle against the supernatural evil of Fu Manchu. Apperently inept, Sir Denis Nayland Smith somehow prevails as he moves from position to position in Scotland Yard (as an Inspector), the Criminal Investigation Department (as a Commissioner), and as a free agent (on detached duty). He is knighted for his fight against Fu Manchu, and for defending the occidental world from the depredations of the would-be Emperor of the World. This is not politically correct, but it ranks high among all pulp fiction. Enes Smith: Enes Smithonce a homicide detective, SWAT team commander; now writes/edits police procedurals, plus gives seminar and lectures Janet L. Smith; Seattle, Washington; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * A Vintage Murder [New York: Fawcett/Ivy] hardcover setting: Washington State's wine country, of which Your Humble Webmaster has fond memories from when he worked for Boeing... * Practice to Deceive [New York: Fawcett/Ivy] paperback Corporate lawyers, office politics, and murder... * Sea of Troubles [New York: Fawcett/Ivy] paperback * Nominated for Agatha Award (Best First Novel) Lee Smith: Lee Smith home page Martin Smith; Los Alamitos, California: * Time Release [New York: Berkley/Jove] paperback ISBN 0-515-12028-6; $5.99 Mass murder and repressed memory meet as a psychologist and a cop confront the lawless borders of the mind... Michael Marshall Smith: Michael Marshall Smith home page Sarah Smith; Brookline, Massachusetts: Sarah Smith E-mail Sarah Smith * The Knowledge of Water [New York: Ballantine] hardcover ISBN 0-345-39135-7; $23.00; Setting: Paris; Date: 1910 * New York Times Notable Book * The Vanished Child [New York: Ballantine] paperback ISBN 0-345-38164-5; $4.99 * New York Times Notable Book Taylor Smith: Taylor Smith home page Judith Smith-Levin: Judith Smith-Levin John Smolens: John Smolens Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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C. P. Snow: Scientist, high-level government administrator in England who coined the phrase "the corridors of power." he is best-known for realistic novels, many of which involve science, and so his primary listing is in The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide. However, his unquestionable Mystery/Detective novel is: * Death Under Sail [1932] Keith Snyder; Venice, California: Keith Snyder newer page Keith Snyder * 1 mystery/detective novel with series character Jason Keltner (computer musician): * Show Control [Write Way] hardcover ISBN 1-885173-11-3; $20.95 performance artist dies on stage -- art or murder? "...amateur detective is taken to a new level of wit." -- Mystery Scene Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Donald J. Sobol: Donald J. Sobol @ MGrost Larry Soderquist: Larry Soderquist Barbara Sohmers: Barbara Sohmers S. P. Somtow: full name Somtow Sucharitkul: best-known for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, music composition/conducting, and film-making but also strong in Mystery/Detective genre. S. P. Somtow Troy Soos: Troy Soos * several mystery/detective suspense novels with series character Mickey Rawlings (all with meticulously researched historical baseball settings) Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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"Sam Spade": Hard-boiled private eye character in the fiction of Dashiell Hammett. One of the great fictional detectives, Sam Spade hails from San Francisco, looks like a blond, friendly Satan "with a V-for-Victory face." Long bony jaw, jutting V chin under V-shaped mouth, with nostrils curving back to make another V. Yellow-green nearly horizontal eyes. Thick eyebrows rise from twin creases (another V) above hooked nose. Pale hair grows down from flat high temples to a point on his forehead (another V). 6'0", severely rounded shoulders, he is referred to by The Fat Man, Caspar Gutman, as "wild, astonishing, unpredictable, amazing." Sam Spade leaps into action, prematurely at times. He is tough in person, and in words. He sometimes takes bribes. He hated his partner Miles Archer, yet undefatigably tracks down Archer's murderers. He plunges rapidly to the core of the case, and woe to anyone who stands in his way. see TELEVISION see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT John Spain: author of hard-boiled detective novel: * Dig Me A Grave [1951] Jessica Speart; Connecticut: Jessica Speart home page E-mail Jessica Speart * Gator Aide [New York: Avon, September 1997] paperback Murdered prostitute linked to dead alligator -- this calls for an investigation by the cops, but also by Wildlife agent Rachel Porter Sally Spencer: Sally Spencer Bart Spicer: author of hard-boiled detective novels: * Dark Light [1949] recommended * The Long Green [1955] "The Spider": crimefighting character in the fiction of R. T. M. Scott. "The Spider" is the secret identity of wealthy New York socialite Richard Wentworth. He uses a spider symbol because "it strikes terror into the heart of his enemies." Many in law enforcement, especially fellow socialite New York City Police Commissioner Stanley Kirkpatrick. "The Spider" has help from his Indian servant Ram Singh; his girlfriend, painter Nita van Sloan; and his Great dane, Apollo. There are obvious parallels with Batman, who uses a terrifying creature symbol, is a wealthy socialite (in a Gotham City modelled on New York) and who is also assumed by many at first to be, himself, a criminal. Mickey Spillane: best-selling author of hard-boiled detective novels, of which I most enjoyed: * I, The Jury [1947] particularly recommended * My Gun Is Quick [1950] * Vengeance Is Mine [1950] * One Lonely Night [1951] * The Big Kill [1951] * The Long Wait [1951] * Kiss Me, Deadly [1952] * Me, Hood! [1963] Omnibus with Return Of The Hood * Bloody Sunrise [1965] * some other Mike Hammer novels: * Body Lovers [1967] * Deep [1961] * Girl Hunters [1962] * Snake [1964] * Survival... Zero! [1970] * Twisted Thing [1966] Christine Spindler: Christine Spindler Erica Spindler: Erica Spindler home page Norman Spinrad: best-known for Science Fiction, currently President of Science Fiction Writers of America; but also strong in Mystery/Detective genre and literary/media criticism. Norman Spinrad Joyce Spizer: Joyce Spizer home page Harriet Prescott Spofford: Harriet Prescott Spofford @ MGrost Michelle Spring; Cambridge, England; Michelle Spring home page also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 2 mystery/detective novels with series character Laura Principal: * Running For Shelter [New York: Pocket] hardcover * Every Breath You Take [New York: Pocket] paperback * Nominated for Anthony and Arthur Ellis Awards (Best First Novel) Patricia Houck Sprinkle; Miami, Florida; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 7 mystery/detective novels with series character Sheila Travis including: * Deadly Secrets on the St. Johns (Sheila Travis #7) [New York: Bantam] paperback * A Mystery Bred in Buckhead [New York: Bantam] paperback * Death of a Dunwoody Matron [New York: Doubleday, Hardcover; Bantam, paperback] * 1 mystery/detective novel in the "Magistrate" series, with Southern settings: * When Did We Lose Harriet? [Zondervan, September 1997] Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Elizabeth Daniels Squire; Weaverville, North Carolina: Elizabeth Daniels Squire E-mail Elizabeth Daniels Squire * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Peaches Dann (absent-minded detective): * Whose Death Is It Anyway? [New York: Berkley Prime Crime, January 1997] paperback ISBN 0-425-15627-3; $5.99 * Salvador Dali's handprint an unusual clue * Memory Can Be Murder [New York: Berkley Prime Crime] paperback * Remember the Murder [New York: Berkley Prime Crime] paperback Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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David St.John: best-known for his detective Peter Ward: * Return from Vorkuta [1965] * Venus Probe [1966] Dana Stabenow; Anchorage, Alaska: Dana Stabenow newer home page Dana Stabenow old * 7 mystery/detective novels with series character Kate Shugak (Aleut native American in Alaskan wilderness): * Breakup [Month?? 1997] * Blood Will Tell [New York: Putnam] hardcover * Play with Fire [New York: Berkley] hardcover * A Cold-Blooded Business [New York: Berkley] paperback * Dead In The Water [New York: Berkley] paperback * A Fatal Thaw [New York: Berkley] paperback * A Cold Day For Murder [New York: Berkley] paperback * Winner: Edgar Allan Poe Award * "Compelling, brutal and true." -- Boston Globe Caroline Stafford; Wilmington, Delaware; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Death Knell II [Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime] $5.00; anthology of 14 original mystery short stories by chapter members, edited by Caroline Stafford * Death Knell [Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime] $3.95; anthology of original mystery short stories by chapter members, edited by Caroline Stafford Order from: Elena Santangelo 417 W. Fornance Street Norristown, PA 19401 Clinton H. Stagg: Clinton H. Stagg @ MGrost Jonathan Stagge: best-known for his detective Doctor Hugo Westlake: * Turn of the Table [1940] recommended * Yellow Taxi [1942] Jerry Stahl: Jerry Stahl home page Cath Staincliffe; Manchester, England; Cath Staincliffe also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 1 mystery/detective novel with series character Sal Kilkenny (single-parent PI): * Looking for Trouble [London: Crocus Books] paperback ISBN 0-946745-5; L5.99 * Nominated for CWA John Creasy Award * "Ms. Staincliffe writes exceptionally well." -- Marcia Muller Richard Stark: Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) site includes opening paragraphs of each of the Parker novels: * The Hunter [1962] also titled Point Blank * The Man With The Getaway Face [1963] * The Outfit [1963] * The Mourner [1964] * The Score [1965] also titled Killtown * The Jugger [1965] * The Seventh [1966] also titled The Split * The Handle [1966] also titled Run Lethal * The Rare Coin Score [1967] * The Green Eagle Score [1967] * The Black Ice Score [1968] * The Sour Lemon Score [1969] * Deadly Edge [1971] * Slayground [1971] * Plunder Squad [1971] * Butcher's Moon [1974] the Alan Grofield novel series: * The Damsel [1967] * The Dame [1968] * The Blackbird [1969] * Lemons Never Lie [1971] "Dr. Colin Starr": amateur detective character in the fiction of Rufus King. A second-generation physician in Laurel Falls, Ohio, Dr. Colin Starr has "a heart as big as Lincoln's" and strong, though not conventionally handsome, features. He is so alive, so charismatic, that his deep education and intelligence make him both a fine physician and amateur detective. Jason Starr: Jason Starr home page Vincent Starrett: Vincent Starrett @ MGrost * Novels featuring as detective Jimmie Lavender: * The Case Book of Jimmie Lavender [1944] Daniel Stashower: Daniel Stashower home page "Sergeant Purley Stebbins": assistant character in the fiction of Rex Stout. Sergeant Purley Stebbins is the assistant to Inspector Cramer. He dislikes private eyes, but sometimes works with Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. His is stronger and bulkier than Goodwin, but far less handsome, as he has very large ears and a square-jawed bony face. Lacking humor, he does not lack brains. In return, Wolfe and Goodwin prefer working with him than with most cops. Danielle Steel: best-selling author. Danielle Steel Aaron Marc Stein: best-known for his detective Tim Mulligan: * Days of Misfortune [1963] * Death Meets 400 Rabbits [1953] Triss Stein; Brooklyn, New York; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Murder at the Class Reunion [New York: Walker & Co, hardcover; Harlequin, paperback] John Steinbeck: John Steinbeck @ MGrost Janice Steinberg; San Diego, California; Janice Steinberg home page also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective novels with series character Margo Simon: * Death-Fires Dance [New York: Berkley] paperback * "...a rip roaring mystery full of Santa Ana winds, raging hormones, canyon fires, New Age healers...and some insider stuff on broadcasting." -- Mystery Lovers Bookshop * Death Crosses The Border [New York: Berkley] paperback * Death Of A Postmodernist [New York: Berkley] paperback Barbara Steiner: see Juvenile/Young Adult page {to be done} Bruce Sterling: journalist turned Science Fiction author and propagandist for the Cyberpunk movement, Bruce Sterling returned to journalism for the pseudo-True Crime book: * Hacker Crackdown [199x] on an FBI blunder in arresting and almost destroying the computer game business of an innocent man Bruce Sterling Stewart Sterling: * Novels featuring as detective Ben Pedley: * Five Alarm Fire [1942] * Too Hot to Handle [1961] * Where There's Smoke [1946] * Novels featuring as detective Gil Vine: * Body in the Bed [1959] * Dead Sure: The Affair of the California Cutie [1949] * Dead to the World [1958] Daniel Stevens: Daniel Stevens home page "Gavin Stevins": lawyer and amateur detective character in the fiction of William Faulkner. Gavin Stevins practices in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi (the heart of William Faulkner's world) and looks rural, with his corncob pipe an all, yet actually earned a Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard. With his thin, fast-reacting face, prematurely white hair, he treats his rural under-educated clients with respect and dignity. He plays a good game of chess, and his nephew narrators know that he sees many moves ahead in the games that amateur detectives play against their criminal quarry. Serita Stevens; Mission Hills, California; Serita Stevens * Deadly Doses: A Writer's Guide To Poisons Co-author Ann Klarner; non-fiction reference book for mystery/detective readers/writers, technical content but plain English [Writer's Digest Books] ISBN 0-89879-371-8 Rosemary Stevens: Rosemary Stevens Burton Egbert Stevenson: Burton Egbert Stevenson The Rinehart School subgenre Robert Louis Stevenson: see also his entry in The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide Robert Louis Stevenson @ MGrost * The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr.Hyde [1886] his most explicit murder mystery, particularly recommended classic Mike Stewart: Mike Stewart home page Kate Stine; New York City: * The Armchair Books of Lists, (revised 2nd edition) [publisher??? 1996] price??? ISBN??? Sisters in Crime website says: "Comprehensive guide to the mystery world. Includes lists of major mystery awards, organizations, magazines, fan clubs, booksellers etc." * Winner: 1996 Anthony Award for Best Nonfiction Work * Nominated: 1996 Macavity Award * Nominated: 1996 Agatha Award Nicole St. John: Nicole St. John Antoinette Stockenberg; Newport, Rhode Island; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 3 mystery/detective/Romance/ghost novels with New England settings: * Dream A Little Dream [New York: St. Martin's] paperback * the castle has been moved to America, and reconstructed... but have its ghosts been transplanted as well? * Beyond Midnight [New York: St. Martin's] paperback * Salem Massachsetts setting * Time after Time [New York: Dell] paperback * Newport Rhode island setting, Gilded Age * Embers [New York: Dell, paperback; Thorndike, Large Print] Maine setting * Beloved [New York: Dell] paperback * Nantucket Massachusetts setting * Emily's Ghost [New York: Dell] paperback 3rd printing * Winner: RITA Award Frank R. Stockton: Frank R. Stockton @ MGrost Bram Stoker: see also his entry in The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide * Dracula [1897] particularly recommended classic Eric Stone; North Potomac, Maryland: Eric Stone * In A Heartbeat [mystery/detective/thriller] [Presido Press (Lyford imprint)] ISBN 0-89141-590-4; $23.95 "Fleming Stone": booklover/detective character in the fiction of Carolyn Wells. Most comfortable at a desk in the New York Library, this "quiet, arther scholarly looking man, with a sympathetic face and correct manners" makes his clients confident, thinks deeply and rapidly, and uses mental methods more than footwork to solve crimes. Jonathan Stone: Jonathan Stone home page "Christopher Storm": Police artist character in the fiction of Willetta Ann Barber and R. F. Schabelitz. Christopher Storm is a financially successful commercial illustrator who becomes the top, albeit the unofficial, artist of New York City's Police Headquarters, where he assists Homicide Detective Tony Shand with sketches of locations, clues, and people. 30-something, thin, tall, good-looking, with brown eyes and a slow, crooked smile. He and his wife live in an East Side Manhattan apartment, where he's been building air raid warden during World War II. The FBI also calls on him now and again. Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe: one of the great Mystery/Detective authors, creator of detective characters Theolinda "Dol" Bonner, Tecumsah Fox, and Nero Wolfe, with subsidiary characters including Fritz Brenner, Orrie Cather, Inspector Cramer, Fred Durkin, Archie Goodwin (right-hand man and leg-man to Nero Wolfe), Saul Panzer, Lieutenant George Rowcliff, Sergeant Purley Stebbins; many of these characters have there own entries in the Authors pages of The Ultimate Mystery/Detective Web Guide. Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe Rex Stout @ MGrost * over 47 novels (see above sites for full list) * the Nero Wolfe novels I most enjoyed: * Black Mountain [1954] recommended * Doorbell Rang [1965] recommended * Final Deduction [1961] recommended * League of Frightened Men [1935] recommended * Some Buried Caesar [1939] recommended * Too Many Cooks [1965] recommended * Stories and Novels featuring Theolinda "Dol" Bonner: * Hand in the Glove [1937] * "Too Many Detectives" [1956] recommended story * Novels featuring Tecumsah Fox: * Bad for Business [1940] * Broken Vase [1941] recommended * Double for Death [1939] Andy Straka: Andy Straka home page "Nigel Strangeways": Private Investigator character in the fiction of of Nicholas Blake (pseudonym of Cecil Day-Lewis). Young private eye Nigel Strangeways looks like a prep school boy, with dandy-colored hair down low against his forehead. 6'0", blue eyes, near-sighted. Wife is gorgeous adventurer/explorer Georgia Cavendish, with whom (since marriage) he lives in London, facing a 17th Century square. They buy a house in rural Devonshire when it looks as if pending World War II may threaten London. Georgia dies tragically in that war; Nigel sinks into depression; he is saved by Clare Mssinger, a sculptor who romances him. "Della Street": character in the fiction of Erle Stanley Gardner. The famous Girl Friday to Perry Mason. Della Street was born in 1906, in a wealthy Beverly Hills family. Her parents split up, and her mother died "of a broken heart." Her father then lost his fortune during the Depression, so Della Street had to find paid employment. It is possible that she first worked a strip-tease act, for which she certainly has the figure, as she is a slim 112-pounds, 5' 2 1/2" tall. Arrested at least 5 times in helping Perry Mason, she sometimes risks his life in her loyal and intelligent support capacity. She is obviously in love with Perry Mason, but came to realize that she could never change his character, and so she many times refused his marriage proposals, preferring to work for him and love him close but not intimately. Other fictional characters have admired her, including Ellery Queen and Archie Goodwin. But she is a one-man woman. T. S. Stribling: T. S. Stribling Unaligned American Golden Age Crime Fiction subgenre * Novels featuring as detective Professor Henry Poggioli [see entry on him, alphabetically]: * Clues of the Caribbees [1929] Phyllis Strobel; Vernon, British Columbia, British Columbia; Canada: * police procedurals under pseudonym Margot Dalton, with series character Jackie Kaminsky (detective): * First Impression [Mira Books] * Spokane, Washington setting Sarah Strohmeyer: Sarah Strohmeyer home page Sarah Strohmeyer another page Peter Straub: best-selling author best-known for Horror, including books co-authored with Stephen King; also writes Mystery/Detective fiction; Peter Straub Victoria Strauss: best-known for Science Fiction/Fantasy; also writes Mystery/Detective fiction; Victoria Strauss home page Dee Stuart; Richardson, Texas: * 1 mystery/detective/suspense novel with veterinarian protagonist: * Deadly Legacy [Kensington] paperback Hong Kong setting "Peter Styles": amateur detective character in the fiction of of Judson Phillips. Korean War vet, he ironically loses his leg when he comes home, due to a Vermont car accident actually caused by two criminals, who succeed in killing Peter Styles' father in the same event. Columnist for Newsday magazine, he travels, researches everywhere from his Manhattan home to far afield. His wooden leg blies a tip-top physique, so he can move quite quickly, and keeps in shape. Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Jesse Sublett: no known home page Susan Sussman and Sarajane Avidon: no known home page Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Denise Swanson: Denise Swanson home page Jean Swanson; Riverside, California; co-author Dean James: * By A Woman's Hand: A Guide To Mystery Fiction By Women Second Edition [New York: Berkley] ISBN 0-425-15472-6, $12.00 * Reference guide to mystery/detective fiction by contemporary women writers; many new entries in second edition * First edition was Winner: Agatha Award * First edition was Winner: Macavity Award * First edition was Nominated: Edgar Allan Poe Award Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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Tom Sylvester: Tom Sylvester Julian Symons: best-known for his detective Francis Quarles (see alphabetically): * Francis Quarles Investigates [1960] * Murder! Murder! [1961] * "Pearl Among Women" [1968] story * "Santa Claus Club" [1967] story Return to Authors S Table of Contents Return to MYSTERY/DETECTIVE AUTHORS Table of Contents

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