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This site now includes 315 authors, 62 countries and multi-country regions, 45 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

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Mystery Writers: Alphabetical List

A
Kenneth Abel - USA USA
Jussi Adler-Olsen - Denmark
Rennie Airth - England
Eric Ambler - Europe Region Mediterranean Region
Roberto Ampuero - Chile
Sarah Andrews - Utah
Jakob Arjouni - Germany Turkey
Ace Atkins - Louisiana Mississippi
Rosemary Aubert - Canada
B
A. C. Baantjer - Netherlands
Linda Barnes - Massachusetts
Nevada Barr -
James R. Benn - Europe Region
Earl Derr Biggers - Hawaii
John Billheimer - West Virginia
Mark Billingham - England
Benjamin Black - Ireland
Cara Black - France
Sara Blaedel - Denmark
Eleanor Taylor Bland - Illinois
Giles Blunt - Canada
Jorge Luis Borges - Argentina
C. J. Box - Wyoming
Rick Boyer - Massachusetts
Gerry Boyle - Maine
John Brady - Ireland
Jan Brogan - Rhode Island
Ken Bruen - Ireland
Don Bruns - USA Caribbean Region
John Burdett - Thailand
Alafair Burke - Oregon
James Lee Burke - Louisiana Montana
C
Andrea Camilleri - Italy
Massimo Carlotto - Italy
Gianrico Carofiglio - Italy
Stephen L. Carter - USA USA
Karen Rose Cercone - Pennsylvania
Henry Chang - New York
James Church - Korea
Carlos Cisneros - Texas
Paul Cleave - New Zealand
David Cole - USA Mexico
Michael Connelly - California Nevada
John Connolly - Maine
K. C. Constantine - Pennsylvania
David Corbett - USA El Salvador
Tom Corcoran - Florida
Barbara Corrado-Pope - France
Peter Corris - Australia
Miles Corwin - California
Colin Cotterill - Laos Thailand
Philip Craig - Massachusetts
Robert Crais - California
Bill Crider - Texas
D
Didier Daeninckx - France
Arne Dahl - Sweden
K. O. Dahl - Norway
Shirley Damsgaard - Iowa
Leif Davidsen - Denmark Europe Region
Peter De Jonge - New York
Colin Dexter - England
Michael Dibdin - Italy
Rolo Diez - Mexico
Garry Disher - Australia
Paul Doiron - Maine
Sean Doolittle - Nebraska
David Downing - Germany
Arthur Conan Doyle - England
Brendan DuBois - New Hampshire
E
Wessel Ebersohn - South Africa
Paul Eddy - England
Martin Edwards - England
Ake Edwardson - Sweden
Robert Ellis - California
Earl Emerson - Washington
Howard Engel - Canada
Kjell Eriksson - Sweden
Loren D. Estleman - Michigan
Janet Evanovich - New Jersey
Chris Ewan - Isle of Man
F
Zoe Ferraris - Saudi Arabia
Dan Fesperman - Bosnia Jordan
Tricia Fields - Texas
Conor Fitzgerald - Italy
Kate Flora - Maine
Karin Fossum - Norway
Nicolas Freeling - Netherlands France
Tana French - Ireland
Agnete Friis - Denmark
David Fulmer - Louisiana
Alan Furst - Europe Region Mediterranean Region
G
Leighton Gage - Brazil
Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza - Brazil
Michael Genelin - Slovakia Europe Region
Kathleen George - Pennsylvania
Bartholomew Gill - Ireland
Alicia Gimenez Bartlett - Spain
Friedrich Glauser - Switzerland
Robert Goldsborough - New York Illinois
Joe Gores - California
Ed Gorman - Iowa
Sue Grafton - California
Norman Green - New York
Linda Greenlaw - Maine
Stephen Greenleaf - California
Kerry Greenwood - Australia
Robert Greer - Colorado
Michael Gregorio - Germany
Batya Gur - Israel
H
Wolf Haas - Austria
Steve Hamilton - Michigan
Dashiell Hammett - California
Donald Harstad - Iowa
Carolyn Hart - South Carolina
John Harvey - England
Michael Harvey - Illinois
Jeremiah Healy - Massachusetts
Sue Henry - Alaska
Mick Herron - England
David Hewson - Italy
Joseph Heywood - Michigan
Carl Hiaasen - Florida
Keigo Higashino - Japan
Mischa Hiller - England Palestine
Tony Hillerman - New Mexico Arizona
Chester Himes - New York
Peter Hoeg - Denmark Greenland
Anne Holt - Norway
Jorn Lier Horst - Norway
Stephen Hunter - Arkansas Mississippi
Ewart Hutton - Wales
Elspeth Huxley - Kenya
Adrian Hyland - Australia
I
Greg Iles - Mississippi
Arnaldur Indridason - Iceland
Claude Izner - France
Jean-Claude Izzo - France
J
J. A. Jance - Arizona Washington
Quintin Jardine - Scotland
Matti Joensuu - Finland
David John - Germany
Craig Johnson - Wyoming
Stan Jones - Alaska
K
Lene Kaaberbol - Denmark
Michael Kahn - Missouri
Mons Kallentoft - Sweden
Stuart M. Kaminsky - USA Russia
Joseph Kanon - USA Germany
Erich Kastner - Germany
H. R. F. Keating - India
Julia Keller - West Virginia
Charles Kenney - Massachusetts
Christobel Kent - Italy
Jack Kerley - Alabama
Simon Kernick - England
Philip Kerr - Germany
Gene Kerrigan - Ireland
Yasmina Khadra - Algeria
Laurie R. King - USA England
Moussa Konate - Mali
Vilmos Kondor - Hungary
William Kent Krueger - Minnesota
L
Lynda La Plante - England
Camilla Lackberg - Sweden
Jon Land - Palestine Israel
Asa Larsson - Sweden
Stieg Larsson - Sweden
José Latour - Cuba USA
John Lawton - England
Donna Leon - Italy
Elmore Leonard - Florida
John Lescroart - California
David Levien - Indiana
Martin Limón - Korea
Ed Lin - New York
Laura Lippman - Maryland
Mary Logue - Wisconsin
Carlo Lucarelli - Italy
M
John D. MacDonald - Florida
Jassy Mackenzie - South Africa
Barry Maitland - England
Ernesto Mallo - Argentina
Henning Mankell - Sweden Mozambique
Petros Markaris - Greece
Ngaio Marsh - England New Zealand
William Leonard Marshall - Hong Kong
Sujata Massey - Japan
Seicho Matsumoto - Japan
Peter May - China
Archer Mayor - Vermont
Ed McBain - New York
Luke McCallan - Europe Region
James McClure - South Africa
Val McDermid - Scotland England
John McFetridge - Canada
Michael McGarrity - New Mexico
Brian McGilloway - Ireland
Clinton Mckinzie - Colorado Wyoming
Patricia Melo - Brazil
Deon Meyer - South Africa
Larry Millett - Minnesota
Mark Mills - USA Europe Region
Zygmunt Miloszewski - Poland
Denise Mina - Scotland
Miyuki Miyabe - Japan
Christopher G. Moore - Thailand
R. N. Morris - Russia
Walter Mosley - California
Marcia Muller - California
N
Magdalen Nabb - Italy
Barbara Nadel - Turkey
Reggie Nadelson - USA Russia
Shizuko Natsuki - Japan
Barbara Neely - North Carolina
Kris Nelscott - Tennessee Illinois
Jo Nesbo - Norway
Hakan Nesser - Sweden
Stuart Neville - Northern Ireland
Jamyang Norbu - Tibet India
Malla Nunn - South Africa
Harri Nykanen - Finland
O
Carol O Connell - New York
Margie Orford - South Africa
Hakan Ostlundh - Sweden
P
Leonardo Padura Fuentes - Cuba
Sara Paretsky - Illinois Kansas
Robert B. Parker - Massachusetts
P. J. Parrish - Florida Michigan
Richard Parrish - Arizona
Eliot Pattison - Tibet
Michael Pearce - Egypt
Iain Pears - Italy
Ridley Pearson - Washington
George Pelecanos - District of Columbia
Pepetela - Angola
Arturo Perez-Reverte - Spain Mediterranean Region
Thomas Perry - New York
Bill Pronzini - California
R
Jonathan Rabb - Germany
Ian Rankin - Scotland
Matt Beynon Rees - Palestine
Kathy Reichs - USA Canada
Michael Ridpath - Iceland England
Stella Rimington - England
Rick Riordan - Texas
Les Roberts - Ohio
Peter Robinson - England
Michael Robotham - England
Robert Rosenberg - Israel
Sebastian Rotella - Mexico USA
David Rotenberg - China
Laura Joh Rowland - Japan
S. J. Rozan - USA China
S
Marcus Sakey - Illinois
James Sallis - Tennessee Louisiana
John Sandford - Minnesota
Eve Sandstrom - Oklahoma
Walter Satterthwait - New Mexico
Bernhard Schlink - Germany
Bernard Schopen - Nevada
Lisa See - China USA
Kitty Sewell - Canada
John Shannon - California
Liam Shoham - Israel
Yrsa Sigurdardottir - Iceland
Georges Simenon - France Belgium
Maj Sjowall - Sweden
Edward Sklepowich - Italy
Alexander McCall Smith - Botswana
Martin Cruz Smith - Russia
Jo Soares - Brazil
Dana Stabenow - Alaska
Les Standiford - Florida
Kelli Stanley - California
Michael Stanley - Botswana
Olen Steinhauer - Europe Region
Rex Stout - New York
John Straley - Alaska
T
Paco Ignacio Taibo - Mexico
Frank Tallis - Austria
William G. Tapply - Massachusetts
Kathleen Taylor - South Dakota
Peter Temple - Australia
Johan Theorin - Sweden
Aimee and David Thurlo - New Mexico Arizona
Charles Todd - England
Simon Tolkien - England
Steven Torres - Puerto Rico
P. J. Tracy - Minnesota
Peter Tremayne - Ireland
Kathy Hogan Trocheck - Georgia
Helene Tursten - Sweden
U
Arthur Upfield - Australia
Louise Ure - Arizona
V
Andrew Vachss - New York
Jonathan Valin - Ohio
Judith Van Gieson - New Mexico
Fred Vargas - France
Manuel Vazquez Montalban - Spain
Nury Vittachi - Singapore
W
Per Wahloo - Sweden
Hillary Waugh - Connecticut
Valerie Wilson Wesley - New Jersey
Randy Wayne White - Florida
Laura Wilson - England
Robert Wilson - Spain Portugal
Paula L. Woods - California
L. R. Wright - Canada
X
Qiu Xiaolong - USA China