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Authors - Detective and Mystery Novels

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  • Tony Hillerman (1925 - 2008)
    [ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] Tony Hillerman (May 27, 1925 – October 26, 2008)[1][2] was an award-winning American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for hi...
  • Evelyn Scott Barnett (1851 - 1921)
    BARNETT Evelyn Scott Snead (Mrs. Ira Sayre Barnett). Louisville, Ky. Author; b. Louisville. Ky.; dau. Charles Scott Snead. and Martha (Raphael) Snead; ed. in private school and high school, with specia...
  • Dashiell Hammett (1894 - 1961)
    Samuel Dashiell Hammett (/dəˈʃiːl/; May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, ...
  • James Walker Benét (1914 - 2012)
    James Walker Benét (1914 – December 16, 2012) was an American journalist, author, and former reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED. Benet was one of the last surviving veteran...
  • Ellen "Nell" Jane Morrison Everett (1888 - 1963)
    1888, August 15 - Nell was born at Hamilton House, Portobello, Edinburgh and christened Ellen Jane M. Cousens. Source: Domestic Occurrences in the Times of India 1888 Editions Entry from Births 1888 ...

List of detective fiction authors

  • C.M. Albrecht (1927-)
  • Margery Allingham, (1904-1966)
  • Gosho Aoyama, (born 1963)
  • Frank Arnau, (1894 - 1976) (pseudonym of Heinrich Schmitt)
  • Edmund Clerihew Bentley|E.C. Bentley, (1875-1956)
  • Larry Beinhart
  • Earl Derr Biggers, (1884-1933)
  • Emery Bonett
  • John Bonett
  • Leigh Brackett, (1915-1978)
  • Collin Brooks, (1893 - 1959)
  • Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Dan Brown, (born 1964)
  • James Lee Burke, (born 1936)
  • John Dickson Carr, (1905-1977)
  • Raymond Chandler, (1888-1959)
  • Leslie Charteris, (1907-1993)
  • G. K. Chesterton, (1874-1936)
  • Agatha Christie, (1890-1976)
  • Edmund Crispin, (1921-1978)
  • Brian Cleeve, (1921-2003)
  • Michael Collins (author)|Michael Collins, (pseudonym of Michael Collins (author)|Dennis Lynds, 1924-2005)
  • Michael Connelly, (born 1956)
  • Patricia Cornwell, (born 1956)
  • Robert Crais
  • Amanda Cross, (1926-2003), (pseudonym of Carolyn Gold Heilbrun)
  • Jordan Dane
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Jeffery Deaver, (born 1950)
  • Colin Dexter, (born 1930)
  • Graham Diamond
  • David F. Dodge|David Dodge, (1910-1974)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, (1859-1930)
  • Francis Durbridge
  • Rampo Edogawa, (1894-1965)
  • Martin Edwards (author), (born 1955)
  • Loren D. Estleman
  • Charles Finch, (born 1980)
  • R Austin Freeman|R. Austin Freeman
  • Kinky Friedman, (born 1944)
  • Gayleen Froese, (born 1972)
  • Jacques Futrelle
  • Frances Fyfield, pseudonym of Frances Hegarty
  • Erle Stanley Gardner, (1889-1970)

Elisabeth George

  • Sue Grafton, (born 1940)
  • Alan Gordon (author)|Alan Gordon, (born 1959)
  • Chester Gould, (1900-1985)
  • Dashiell Hammett, (1894-1961)
  • John Harvey (author)|John Harvey
  • Edmund Wallace Hildick, (1925-2001)
  • Barry Hughart
  • Michael Innes, (1906-1994)
  • Dennis Lehane
  • Michael Collins (author)|Dennis Lynds, (1924-2005)
  • P. D. James, (born 1920)
  • J. A. Jance
  • Natsuo Kirino, (born 1951)
  • Andrew Klavan
  • Josh Lanyon
  • Stieg Larsson, (1954-2004)
  • Paul Levinson, (born 1947)
  • John D. MacDonald, (1916-1986)
  • Ross MacDonald, (1915-1983)(pseudonym of Ross MacDonald|Kenneth Millar)
  • Henning Mankell, (born 1948)
  • Ngaio Marsh, (1895-1982)
  • James H. McClure|James McClure, (born 1939)
  • Jimmy McGovern
  • Margaret Murphy
  • Gladys Mitchell, (1901-1983)
  • Christopher G. Moore, (born 1952)
  • Reggie Nadelson
  • Friedrich Neznansky
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Robert B. Parker, (born 1932)
  • Eliot Pattison
  • Ellis Peters, (1913-1995),(pseudonym of Edith Pargeter)
  • Edgar Allan Poe, (1809-1849)
  • Ellery Queen, (pseudonym of Frederick Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)
  • Ian Rankin, (born 1960)
  • Kathy Reichs
  • Ruth Rendell, (born 1930)
  • J. D. Robb (pseudonym of Nora Roberts)
  • Les Roberts (mystery novel writer)|Les Roberts
  • Dorothy L. Sayers, (1893-1957)
  • Steven Saylor, (born 1956)
  • Georges Simenon, (1903-1989)
  • Sjöwall and Wahlöö
  • Mickey Spillane, (born 1918)
  • Rex Stout, (1886-1975)
  • Leonie Swann
  • Cheryl Kaye Tardif
  • Josephine Tey, (1896-1952)
  • Andrew Vachss, (born 1942)
  • Jack Vance, (born 1916)
  • Janwillem van de Wetering, (born 1931)
  • Robert van Gulik
  • Barbara Vine pseudonym of Ruth Rendell
  • H. Russell Wakefield, (1888-1964)
  • Patricia Wentworth (1878-1961)

See also

  • Detective fiction
  • List of crime writers
  • List of mystery writers
  • List of authors
  • List of female detective/mystery writers

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