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Authors - Detective and Mystery Novels

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  • Faye Kellerman
    Faye Marder Kellerman[1] (born July 31, 1952[2]) is an American author. She is a writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series, as well as three non-series books, The...
  • 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...

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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