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Authors - Detective and Mystery Novels

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  • Sarah Caudwell (c.1938 - 2000)
    Sarah Caudwell was the pseudonym of Sarah Cockburn (1939 – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, January 2000), a British barrister and writer of detective stories. She is best known for a series of four ...
  • Reverend Walter Jekyll (1849 - 1929)
    Rev Walter, M.A., of Munstead, Godalming and Jamaica Brother of Gertrude Jekyll, famous English Gardener and Designer b. 27 Nov 1849 at Bramley House, Surrey. Educated at the prestigious Public S...
  • Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976)
    Dame Agatha Christie (born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller) was the best selling mystery author of all time and the only writer to have created two major detectives, Poirot and Marple, as well as having wr...
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
    .findagrave... " Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) Football/athletics ", Game, Set and Lodge: Freemasons and Sport ed 4 ; Library and Museum of Freemasonry; January 2015; page 10
  • Ellen "Nell" Jane Morrison Everett (1888 - 1963)
    1888, August 15 - Nell was born at Hamilton House, Portobello, Edinburgh and christened Ellen Jane M. Cousens. [Edition of 20 August 1888 - Dundee Courier - Dundee, Angus, Scotland - announces she was ...

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
  • Anne Perry (born 1938 as Juliet Marion Hulme)
  • 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)
  • Peter Robinson (born 1950)
  • 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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