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Geoffrey Vace: pseudonym of Geoffrey Cave, sometimes used by his brother Hugh Cave; * Contento lists these short fictions: * "Appointment with Yesterday" [as by Hugh B. Cave], (short story) Detective Fiction Weekly 24 May 1941; 100 Crooked Little Crime Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1994 * "The Chair", (short story) , 1936; 100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1997 * "The Hard-Luck Kid" [as by Hugh B. Cave], (short story) Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Nov 1992; 100 Crooked Little Crime Stories, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble, 1994 Andrew Vachss, full name Andrew Henry Vachss (1942-): pronounced "Vox"; New York-based lawyer, expert in criminal prosecutions of child molestors, best known as an author for his novel series featuring unlicensed PI "Burke"; born in New York City; 1965 B.A. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio; 1975 J.D. (magna cum laude) New England Law School, Boston; "The Zero" Andrew Vachss' official web site which also lists Articles, Bio, Chapbooks, Collaborations, Collectors' Notes, Comics, E-Books, Graphic Novels, Haiku, Literary Awards, Plays, Reviews, Short Stories, Songs, Special projects, Speeches, Texts... and more! Andrew Vachss' novels have been published in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan * Mystery/detective novels: * Dead and Gone [New York: Knopf, September 2000] * Choice of Evil [New York: Knopf, 1999] hardcover [Vintage, 2000] trade paperback * Safe House [New York: Knopf, 1998] hardcover [Vintage, 1999] trade paperback * False Allegations [New York: Knopf, 1996] hardcover [Vintage, 1997] trade paperback * Footsteps of the Hawk [New York: Knopf, 1995] hardcover [Vintage, 1996] trade paperback * Batman: The Ultimate Evil [Warner Aspect, 1995] hardcover [Warner Aspect, 1996] mass market paperback * Down in the Zero [New York: Knopf, 1994] hardcover [Vintage, 1995] trade paperback * Shella [New York: Knopf, 1993] hardcover [Vintage, 1994] trade paperback * Sacrifice [New York: Knopf, 1991] hardcover [Ivy, 1992] mass market paperback [Vintage, 1996] trade paperback * Blossom [New York: Knopf, 1990] hardcover [Ivy, 1991] mass market paperback [Vintage, 1996] trade paperback * Hard Candy [New York: Knopf, 1989] hardcover [New American Library, 1990] mass market paperback [Vintage, 1995] trade paperback Included in Down Here * Blue Belle [New York: Knopf, 1988] hardcover [New American Library, 1990] mass market paperback [Vintage, 1995] trade paperback Included in Down Here * Strega [New York: Knopf, 1987] hardcover [New American Library, 1988] mass market paperback [Vintage, 1996] trade paperback Included in Down Here * Flood [Donald I. Fine, 1985] hardcover [Pocketbooks, 1986] mass market paperback [Vintage, 1997] trade paperback * A Bomb Built in Hell [Amazon.com, 2000] online serial This was Andrew Vachss' first novel, actually written in 1973 * The "Burke" series, starring New York City Private Investigator Burke: * Flood [1985] * Strega [1987] * Blue Belle [1988] * Hard Candy [1989] * Blossom [1990] * Sacrifice [1991] * Down in the Zero [1994] * Footsteps of the Hawk [1995] * False Allegations [1996] * Safe House [1998] * Choice of Evil [1999] * Dead and Gone [2000] * Pain Management [2001] Virgina Vail: Novels Include: * {to be done} Tibor Timothy Vajda: Novels Include: * {to be done} Edmundo Valades: Contento lists a short story by this author Gry Valcour: Novels Include: * {to be done} "Lieutenant Valcour": French-Canadian police character in the fiction of Rufus King; Movies: * Murder by the Clock [Paramount, 1931] Director: Edward Sloman; Adapted: from Rufus King's first novel [1929]; Starring: William "Stage" Boyd [not the William Boyd of "Hopalong Cassidy"]; * Love Letters of a Star [Universal, 1936] Director: Lewis R. Foster; Adapted: from Rufus King's novel The Case of the Constant God [1936]; Starring: C. Henry Gordon, Henry Hunter, Polly Rowles; MOVIES Deborah Valdemi: Novels Include: * {to be done} "Aristide Valentin": character in the fiction of G. K. Chesterton. Aristide Valentin was, in this fiction, the most famous investigator in the world, through his accomplishments as Chief of the Paris Police. His ongoing quest was to arrest the master criminal Flambeau, who was ultimately captured by Father Brown. Aristide Valentin solved cases by the type of straight-forward logic that the French intellectuals claim as their own. He was otherwise an ordinary man in appearance and speech, and so each success seemed a surprise to the public. He was a somewhat ambiguous character, however, who was willing to murder extra-judicially according to his own sense of justice. Deborah Valentine: Contento lists a short story by this author: * "Kindness", Sisters in Crime 2, ed. Marilyn Wallace, Berkley, 1990 Let me add: Novels Include: * A Collector of Photographs [1989] Amateur Sleuth * Fine Distintions [1991] Amateur Sleuth * Unorthodox Methods [1989] Amateur Sleuth Douglas Valentine: Novels Include: * {to be done} "Jimmy Valentine": criminal character in the fiction of O. Henry (pseudonym of William Sydney Porter). Jimmy Valentine is a master burgler. Handsome, well-dressed, good- mannered, charming, he is proud of his thousand dollar collection of burglery tools, some of which he invented himself. It is theorized [Detectionary] that William Sydney Porter wrote as "O. Henry" to commemorate Orrin Henry, a kind guard at the prison where Porter served time for embezzlement. Paul W. Valentine: Novels Include: * {to be done} Joseph Valentinetti: Novels Include: * {to be done} Luisa Valenzuela: Novels Include: * {to be done} Jonathan Valin, full name Jonathan Louis Valin (1948-): best known for short fiction featuring hardboiled Cincinatti police officer/Private Investigator "Harry Stoner":] * The Lime Pit [1980] * Final Notice [1980] * Dead Letter [1981] * Day of Wrath [1982] * Natural Causes [1983] * Life's Work [1986] * Fire Lake [1987] * Extenuating Circumstances [1989] * Second Chance [1991] * The Music Lovers [1993] * Missing [1995] Brian Vallee: Novels Include: * {to be done} Jacques Vallee: Novels Include: * {to be done} Jan Valtin: Contento lists a non-fiction article on espionage by this author William M. Valtos: also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} T. V. Van Adler: Novels Include: * {to be done} Derek Van Arman: Novels Include: * {to be done} Cay Van Ash (1918-1994): Contento lists 3 Middle-Eastern short stories by this author. Edo van Belkom: {to be done} Jonathan Van Bilsen: Novels Include: * {to be done} W. R. Van Buskirk: Contento lists a short story by this author Jack Vance: see John Holbrook Vance John Holbrook Vance (1916-): best known as "Jack Vance" for his award-winning science fiction Science Fiction Authors "U" and "V" Mystery/Detective Novels: * The Man in the Cage [1960] winner, Edgar Award for Best First Novel * Isle of Peril [1957] under pseudonym Alan Wade * Take My Face [1957] under pseudonym Peter Held * The Deadly Isles [1969] * Bad Ronald [1973] * the California Sheriff Joe Bain novel series: * The Fox Valley Murders [1966] * The Pleasant Grove Murders [1967] Louis Joseph Vance (1879-1933): prolific Romance and Mystery short story author and novelist; born in Washington, D.C.; Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York; Art Students League, New York; * the "Lone Wolf" novel series, featuring burgler Michael Lanyard * The Brass Bowl [1907] * Lone Wolf [1914] recommended * False Faces [1918] * Alias the Lone Wolf [1921] * Red Masquerade [1921] * Lone Wolf Returns [1923] * Lone Wolf's Son [1931] recommended * Encore the Lone Wolf [1933] * Lone Wolf's Last Prowl [1934] Brought up as Marcel Troyon, a drudge in the disreputable Paris hotel Troyon's, he learned early to lie, cheat, and steal. The money he stole mostly went to buy food. By 15, he was cast in his boorish, lanky, long appearance. After a more-than-full day of scullion work, he was locked into his room, but the hotelliers didn't know that he's escape by window, raom the streets, stealing books, and reading them before selling -- by which he learned English, which he felt was his true tongue, and later learned to speak it. He usually stole a small enough amount of money from guests that the theft was not reported. But one day he grabbed a gold louis from a guest named Bourke, but instead of punishment, received the master education in crime that Bourke wished he'd had himself. Soon, he was expert in Mathematics, armor plate, explosives, paintings, precious stones, and learned to be confortanble in every level of society. He became skilled in the "three cardinal principles of successful cracksmanship: know your ground thoroughly before venturing upon it; strike and retreat with the swift precision of a hawk; be friendless. And the last of these is the greatest." Michael Lanyard has now become The Lone Wolf -- a gentleman of grace and sophistication by day; a debonair master burgler by night. Mark A. Vance: Novels Include: * {to be done} Mark D. Vance: Novels Include: * {to be done} "Philo Vance": the great Golden Age character in the fiction of S. S. Van Dine * The Benson Murder Case [1926] * The Canary Murder Case [1927] * The Greene Murder Case [1928] * The Bishop Murder Case [New York: Scribners, 1929] * The Scarab Murder Case [New York: Scribners, 1930] * The Kennel Murder Case [New York: Scribners, 1933] * The Dragon Pool Murder Case [New York: Scribners, 1933] * The Casino Murder Case [New York: Scribners, 1934] * The Kidnap Murder Case [New York: Scribners, 1936] * The Garden Murder Case [1938] * The Gracie Allen Murder Case [1938] * The Winter Murder Case [1939] Steve Vance: also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Janwillem Van De Wetering (1931-): Businessman/novelist of the Netherlands; Best known for the Grijpstra and de Gier Police Procedural Mysteries starring Police Detectives Hank Grijpstra and Rinus de Gier, in Amsterdam, Netherlands: * Outsider in Amsterdam [1975] * Tumbleweed [1976] * The Corpse on the Dike [1976] * Death of a Hawker [1977] * The Japanese Corpse [1977] * The Blond Baboon [1978] * The Maine Massacre [1979] [titled Maine in the USA] * The Mind-Murders [1981] * The Butterfly Hunter [Sep 1982] * The Streetbird [1983] * The Rattle-Rat [1985] * Inspector Saito's Small Satori [Apr 1985] * Hard Rain [1986] * Murder by Remote Control [May 1986] * Seesaw Millions [Nov 1988] * The Sergeant's Cat and Other Stories [Mar 1989] * American Anthology [Nov 1992] * Just a Corpse at Twilight [1994] * The Hollow-Eyed Angel [1996] * The Perfidious Parrot [1997] "Van Der Valk": Amsterdam cop character in the fiction of Nicholas Freeling see: Van der Valk on TELEVISION Philipp Vandenberg: Novels Include: * {to be done} Heidi Vanderbilt, no known Web page, also writes under pseudonym Lilly Carlson; Contento lists 6 short stories in Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine, 1987 George A. Vanderburgh: Contento lists a story collection he edited: * The Unpublished Solar Pons [Toronto, Canada: Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, 1994] See: Solar Pons John W. Vandercook: best-known for detective "Bertram Lynch" * Murder in Fiji [1936] * Murder in Haiti [1956] * Murder in Trinidad [1933] Stephen Vandergrift: Novels Include: * {to be done} Rink Van Der Velde: Novels Include: * {to be done} Max Van Derveer: Contento lists a short story by this author in Alfred Hitchcok's Mystery Magazine, November 1963 Benjamin Vandervoort: Novels Include: * {to be done} S. S. Van Dine: pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright (1888-1939): best known for his "Philo Vance" novel series including: * Benson Murder Case [1926] recommended * Bishop Murder Case [1929] recommended * Canary Murder Case [1927] recommended * Gracie Allen Murder Case [1938] * Greene Murder Case [1928] recommended * Scarab Murder Case [1930] recommended S. S. Van Dine @ MGrost * other main characters include Sergeant Ernest Heath and District Attorney John F. X. Markham John van Druten, full name John William van Druten (1901-1957): Contento list one short story by this author: * "The Cat's-Eye", Atlantic Monthly, Mar 1945; Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Sep 1946; Ellery Queen's Anthology Volume 1, ed. Ellery Queen [London: May Fair, 1959] Jeanne VanDusen-Smith: Novels Include: * {to be done} Annette Van Dyke: Novels Include: * {to be done} Henry Van Dyke: Novels Include: * {to be done} Joan Van Every Frost: Novels Include: * {to be done} Judith Van Gieson; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Warwick, Rhode Island; Judith Van Gieson also see bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * 8 mystery/detective novels with series character Neil Hamel, attorney of Albuquerque, New Mexico: * North of the Border [1988] * Hotshot [New York: HarperCollins, 1996] hardcover * Parrot Blues [New York: HarperCollins, 1995; HarperPaperbacks] * The Lies That Bind [New York: Harper, 1993] hardcover * Nominated: Shamus Award * The Wolf Path [New York: Harper, 1992] paperback * "Crisp, taut and utterly compelling." -- Entertainment Weekly * The Other Side Of Death [New York: Pocket, 1991] paperback * Raptor [New York: Pocket, 1990] paperback * Ditch Rider [1998] * Cozy mysteries starring Claire Reynier, Librarian, New Mexico: * The Stolen Blue [2000] Peter van Greenaway: Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert van Gulik, full name Robert Hans van Gulik (1910-1967): Linguist, diplomat, orientalist, scholar of the Netherlands; best known for his novel series featuring a fictionalized version of the historic ancient Chinese magistrate "Judge Dee" (Judge Jen-Djieh Dee) and Hoong Liang Robert van Gulik * The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, T'ang Dynasty (7th Century) China: * Dee Goong An [1949] * Chinese Bell Murders [1951,1958] recommended * Chinese Gold Murders [1959] recommended * Chinese Lake Murders [1953,1960] * Haunted Monastery [1961] * Chinese Nail Murders [1957,1961] * The Emporer's Pearl [1963] * New Year's Eve in Lan-Fang [1964] * The Willow Pattern [1965] * Monkey and the Tiger [1965] * Murder in the Canton [1966] recommended * Phantom of the Temple [1966] * Necklace and Calabash [1967] * Judge Dee at Work [1967] * The Red Tape Murder [1967] * Red Pavilion [1961,1968] * Poets and Murder [1968] * Lacquer Screen [1962,1970] Beverly Van Hook; Charlottesville, Virginia; see Juvenile/Young Adult page {to be done} * Fiction, Fact & Murder [Holderby & Bierce] ISBN 0-916761-50-9, $14.95 Sisters in Crime web page says: "A Liza and Dutch Randolph mystery for adults, from the popular Young Adult 'Supergranny Mysteries' author." James Van Hooser: Novels Include: * {to be done} Holly Van Horne: also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Siny Rose Van Iterson: Novels Include: * {to be done} Adrian Van Kaam: Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert Van Kempen: Novels Include: * {to be done} Eric Van Lustbader: see Lustbader, Eric Van [Mystery and Speculative Fiction] David A. Van Meter: Novels Include: * {to be done} Mark L. Van Name: best-known for Science Fiction, also wrote the Mystery/Detective short story: * "Happy Birthday" [co-author Jack McDevitt] [The Further Adventures of the Joker, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Bantam, 1990; Legends of the Batman, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, MJF Books, 1997] Alan Vannerman: Novels Include: * {to be done} James Vanore: also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Frederick K. Van Patten: Novels Include: * {to be done} Nicholas Van Pelt: Novels Include: * {to be done} Franklin Van Reem: Novels Include: * {to be done} Helen Van Slyke: also writes Romance; Novels Include: * {to be done} Elizabeth Van Steenwyck: Novels Include: * {to be done} Stuart M. Van Tine: Novels Include: * {to be done} Norman J. Van Valkenburgh: Novels Include: * {to be done} A. E. Van Vogt: major Science Fiction author, who sometimes used tropes from Mystery/Detective fiction in unusual ways. He was the first writer, for example, to combine a murder mystery with the viewpoint character discovering that he was a clone. For more on this one-of-a-kind author, see: Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide 9,300+ more authors indexed then click on "Authors" and then on "Authors V" Dorothy O. Van Woerkom: no known Web page Laura Van Wormer: Novels Include: * {to be done} Rebecca Lee Varady: Novels Include: * {to be done} "Vic Varallo": police cpatian character in the fiction of Elizabeth Linington under the pseudonym "Lesley Egan" * A Case for Appeal [1961] * Borrowed Alibi [1962] * Run to Evil [1963] * Detective's Due [1965] * The Nameless Ones [1967] * The Wine of Violence [1969] * Malicious Michief [1971] * Scenes of Crime [1976] * The Hunters and the Hunted [1979] * A Choice of Crimes [1980] * Random Death [1982] * Crime for Christmas [1983] * Chain of Violence [1985] A. Varatojo, no known Web page Francis Diem Vardamis: Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert E. Vardeman, full name Robert Edward Vardeman (1947-): best-known for Science Fiction, also wrote the Mystery/Detective short story: * "Enduring Art" [Psycho-Paths, ed. Robert Bloch, Tor, 1991] Juliette Vargas: Contento lists one short Mystery/Detective publication, 1996 Peter Varhol: Novels Include: * {to be done} John Varley, full name John Herbert Varley (1947-): best-known for Science Fiction, also wrote the Mystery/Detective/Science Fiction novella about murder of clones on the Moon: * "The Barbie Murders" [Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Jan/Feb 1978; Futurecrime, ed. Cynthia Manson & Charles Ardai, Fine, 1992; Isaac Asimov's Detectives, ed. Gardner Dozois & Sheila Williams, Ace, 1998] Sim Edward Varner: Novels Include: * {to be done} Carleton Vates Varney: Novels Include: * {to be done} Cathy Vasas-Brown: Novels Include: * {to be done} Justo Vasco: Contento lists one short Mystery/Detective publication in English translation 1994 Nick Vasile: Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert Vasquez: Novels Include: * {to be done} George Vass: Novels Include: * {to be done} Vassilikos Vassilis: Novels Include: * {to be done} David Vaughan: Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Jan 1996 Ralph E. Vaughan: Novels Include: * {to be done} Brian K. Vaughn: Novels Include: * {to be done} Ellen Vaughn: full name Ellen Santilli Vaughn; Novels Include: * {to be done} Bob Veder: Novels Include: * {to be done} Vega$: television [ABC: 1978-1981] see: TELEVISION Vivian Vande Velde: Novels Include: * {to be done} "Nick Velvet": character in the fiction of Edward D. Hoch. Nick Velvet, for a flat fee of $20,000 (plus an occasional $10,000 bonus for hazard) will steal anything bizarre, but nothing ordinary. His thefts include the water from a swimming pool, a tiger from a zoo, a museum's stained glass window, and the whole cast of a major league baseball team. Nick Velvet likes to drink beer, sail the Long Island Sound, and hang out with his lady friend Gloria. Terry Venables (1943-): see pseudonym "P. B. Yuill" Mary Eleanor Venn: Novels Include: * {to be done} Stanley Vennema: Novels Include: * {to be done} Michael Venner: see Craig Rice Leila Vennewitz: translator from German to English of the Mystery/Detective short story * "In the Darkness", by Heinrich Bšll Regula Venske; Hamburg, Germany; no known web page, but see more complete bibliography at Sisters in Crime: Authors * Rent A Russian * Kommt Ein Mann Die Treppe Rauf * Schief Gewickelt "Windel-Schnuller-Milchzahn-Trilogie mit tragikomischem Witz und subverivem Humor." John W. Verbicky III: Novels Include: * {to be done} George Vercessi: Novels Include: * {to be done} Carol Ann Vercz: Novels Include: * {to be done} Tom Verde: Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Apr 1992 Henry Vereen IV: Novels Include: * {to be done} Peter R. Vergara-Ramirez: Novels Include: * {to be done} Janet Gregory Vermandel, no known Web page C. K. Vermillion: Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Feb 1999 Jules Verne: although famous as the first full-time Science Fiction author, he also wrote in the Mystery/Detective genre, in which Novels Include: * {to be done} Jay Verney: Novels Include: * {to be done} Patricia Vernier: Novels Include: * {to be done} John Vernon: also writes Westerns; Novels Include: * {to be done} Robert Vernon: Novels Include: * {to be done} David Veronese, no known Web page Vertigo: movie [Paramount, 1958] Director: Alfred Hitchcock; Adapted: (loosely) from the novel D'entre le Morts [1956] by Pierre Boileua and Thomas Narcejac, US Title: The Living and the Dead; Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, Henry Jones; see: MOVIES Mark Vertreeese: Novels Include: * {to be done} A. Vesselo (1911-): Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story, co-authored with E. H. Visiak, in London, 1935 Jo Ann Vest; Gretna, Louisiana; also writes under pseudonym Joanna Wayne: * Extreme Heat [Harlequin Intrigue] paperback ISBN 0-373-22389-0, $3.75 W. Shelley Viall: Novels Include: * {to be done} McClellan Viars: Novels Include: * {to be done} Joann Vicarel, no known Web page Valerio Viccei: Novels Include: * {to be done} Roy Vickers (1889-1965): court reporter, editor, mystery novelist of England; best remembered for short stories featuring kindly criminal "Fidelity Dove" and the "Department of Dead Ends." * Department of Dead Ends [1946] * Eight Murders in the Suburbs [1954] recommended Many American story publications in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. * The Exploits of Fidelity Dove [London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1924] Cynthia Victor: also writes Romance; Novels Include: * {to be done} Frances Fuller Victor: also writes Westerns; Novels Include: * {to be done} Metta Victoria Fuller Victor: Novels Include: * {to be done} Nina Vida: Novels Include: * {to be done} Gore Vidal: celebrity author, cousin to U.S.A. Vice President Al Gore; also writes Speculative Fiction; for Mystery/Detective fiction, see pseudonym Edgar Box; [full name Eugene Luther Vidal, Jr.] (1925-): * Dark Possession, (play) [Visit to a Small Planet and Other Television Plays, Little, Brown, 1956; The Red-Headed League and Other Mystery Plays, ed. Katherine Robinson, Scholastic, 1986] Elaine Viets: Elaine Viets home page * The Francesca Vierling Mysteries, starring Amateur Sleuth Francesca Vierling, Newspaper Columnist, St. Louis, Missouri: * Backstab [1997] * Rubout [1998] * The Pink Flamingo Murders [1999] * Doc in the Box [2000] Peter Viemeister: Novels Include: * {to be done} Elaine Viets: Novels Include: * {to be done} Daniel Villasenor: Novels Include: * {to be done} Marcos McPeek Villatoro: Novels Include: * {to be done} Frederick Viller: Novels Include: * {to be done} Barbara Vine: see Ruth Rendell "Gil Vine": hotel detective character in the fiction of Stewart Sterling Jimmy Vines: Contento lists 3 Mystery/Detective short stories in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, 1992-1994 David L. Vineyard: Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story in Hardboiled Detective #12, 1991 Renee Vink (1954-): Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story Robyn Vinten: Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story Thomas A. Vinton: Novels Include: * {to be done} Soma Vira: also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Vincent Virga: Novels Include: * {to be done} Joseph D. Visceglie: Novels Include: * {to be done} Gilbert Visconti: Novels Include: * {to be done} E. H. Visiak: pseudonym of Edward Harold Physick, (1878-1972), according to Contento, who lists 3 Mystery/Detective short stories in 1935 The Vise: see Mark Saber Denise Vitola: also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Jacqueline Vivelo, full name Jacqueline J. Vivelo (1943-): Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Jan 1994 Roger Vizi: Novels Include: * {to be done} Michael Vlado: see Edward D. Hoch John J. Vober: Contento lists 2 Mystery/Detective poems in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Nov 1990 Donald Stanley Vogel: Novels Include: * {to be done} Harold Vogel: full name Harold L. Vogel; Novels Include: * {to be done} T. Vogel: Novels Include: * {to be done} Eva Vogiel: Novels Include: * {to be done} A. J. Vogl: Contento lists one Mystery/Detective story in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Jan 1983 M. Diane Vogt: M. Diane Vogt Esther Vogt: full name Esther Loewen Vogt; also writes Romance; Novels Include: * {to be done} Steven Voien: Novels Include: * {to be done} Cynthia Voigt: also writes Speculative Fiction; Novels Include: * {to be done} Zenobia N. Vole: Novels Include: * {to be done} Vladimir Volkoff: Novels Include: * {to be done} Ernest Volkman: Contento lists 10 short article, book reviews, and interviews in Espionage Magazine, 1985-1987 Helen Savage Voller, no known Web page Marianne Volpe: Novels Include: * {to be done} Paula Volsky: Contento lists 3 Mystery/Detective publications, including: * "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" [fictionally ascribed to H.P. Lovecraft] novella [Resurrected Holmes, ed. Marvin Kaye, St.Martin's, 1996] as a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft Ralph Von Arnim: Novels Include: * {to be done} Don Von Elsner: best-known for his detective David Danning: * Don't Just Stand There, Do Someone [1962] * Those Who Prey Together Slay Together [1961] recommended "Karl Von Groot": spy character in the fiction of Ernest Bramah (pseudonym of Ernest Bramah Smith). Karl Von Groot is a spy for Germany, with cover identy as a curator in the Netherlands. He is in conflict with Max Carrados. Karl Von Groot was born roughly 1880 in Prussia, attended University at Heidelberg, became a German navy Torpedo-Lieutenant in 1907, and resigned for clouded reasons in 1910, switching to espionage. He is tall, blond, gray-eyed, and sports a Heidelbergian dueling scar on his left cheek. Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811): Contento lists one Mystery/Detective story in a modern anthology Charles Von Rospach: best-known for Science Fiction; Contento lists one Mystery/Detective short story: * "Going Straight" [co-author Laurie Sefton] [The Further Adventures of Batman 2, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Bantam, 1992; Legends of the Batman, ed. Martin H. Greenberg, MJF Books, 1997] Joseph Von Westphalen: Novels Include: * {to be done} Fritz Vongucci: Novels Include: * {to be done} Ken Vose, no known Web page: Novels Include: * {to be done} Barry V. Voss: Novels Include: * {to be done} John A. Voss: Novels Include: * {to be done} Al Voth: Novels Include: * {to be done} O. L. Voth: Novels Include: * {to be done} Douglas Voyt: Novels Include: * {to be done} Susan Vreeland: Novels Include: * {to be done} Anna M. Vrooman: Novels Include: * {to be done} Rajiv Vrudhula: Novels Include: * {to be done} Barbara Vstedal: Novels Include: * {to be done} Ray Vukcevich: best-known for Science Fiction/Fantasy, but also writes in the Mystery/Detective genre. Ray Vukcevich Ed Vulliamy: Contento lists one Mystery/Detective article from The Guardian [London], reprinted in * The Faber Book of Murder, ed. Simon Rae [Faber & Faber, 1995]
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