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Welcome to my favorite authors page divided into mystery authors. Previous reviews of some of my favorite books are still available. I now post reviews on my Daily Journal page. 

Mystery Authors/Series

Donna Andrews

Andrews has an extremely dry, witty humor. Her sleuth, blacksmith Meg Langslow, always seems to be finding dead bodies. 

  • Murder, With Peacocks (1999)

  • Murder With Puffins (2000)

  • Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (2001)
  • Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (2003)
  • We'll Always Have Parrots

Her new series stars Turing Hopper, an Artificial Intelligence Personality, in Crystal City located just outside Washington, D.C. 

  • You've Got Murder (2002)
  • Click Here For Murder (2003)

 

J. S. Borthwick

Wonderful and comical mysteries starring Sarah Deane, English graduate student/professor and Alex McKenzie doctor set in Maine. Alex never knows what murder Sarah will stumble upon next getting him mixed up in solving the crime.

  • The Case of the Hook-Billed Kites (1982)
  • The Down East Murders (1985)
  • The Student Body (1986)
  • Bodies of Water (1990)
  • Dude on Arrival (1991)
  • The Bridled Groom (1994)
  • Dolly is Dead (1995)
  • The Garden Plot (1997)
  • My Body Lies Over the Ocean (1999)
  • Coup de Grace (2000)
  • Murder in the Rough (2002)
  • Intensive Scare Unit (2004)

 

Rhys Bowen

One of my all time favorite series starring Constable Evan Evans set in the small Welsh town of Llanfair. 

  • Evans Above (1997)
  • Evan Help Us (1998)
  • Evanly Choir (1999)
  • Evan and Elle (2000)
  • Evan Can Wait (2001)
  • Evans to Betsy (2002)
  • Evan Only Knows (2003)
  • Evan's Gate (2004)

Bowen has a new series staring Molly Murphy, a 19th century Irish immigrant.

  • Murphy's Law (2001)

  • Death of Riley (2002)

  • For the Love of Mike (2003)

 

Jill Churchill

Series starring Jane Jeffrey housewife and amateur sleuth in Chicago, IL. Very funny, excellently written.

  • Grime & Punishment (1989))
  • A Farewell to Yarns (1991)
  • A Quiche Before Dying (1993)
  • The Class Menagerie (1993)
  • A Knife to Remember (1994)
  • From Here to Paternity (1995)
  • Silence of the Hams (1996)
  • War and Peas (1996)
  • Fear of Frying (1997)
  • Merchant of Menace (1998)
  • Groom with a View (1999)
  • Mulch Ado About Nothing (2000)
  • The House of Seven Mabels (2002)
  • Bell, Book, and Scandal (2003)

 

 

Melissa Cleary

Cleary's series features Jackie Walsh, professor of film studies, and her faithful ex-police dog Jake. Very funny cozies 

  • A Tail of Two Murders (1992)
  • Dog Collar Crime (1993)
  • Hounded to Death (1993)
  • Skull and Dog Bones (1994)
  • First Pedigree Murder (1994)
  • Dead and Buried (1994)
  • The Maltese Puppy (1995)
  • Murder Most Beastly (1996)
  • Old Dogs (1997)
  • And Your Little Dog, Too (1998)
  • In the Doghouse (2000)

Carola Dunn

Daisy Dalrymple, journalist who lives in Hampshire, England. 

  • Death at Wentwater Court (1994)
  • The Winter Garden Mystery (1995)
  • Requiem for a Mezzo (1996)
  • Murder on the Flying Scotsman (1997)
  • Damsel in Distress (1997)
  • Dead in the Water (1998)

     

     

  • Styx and Stones (1999)
  • Rattle His Bones (2000) 
  • Old Dogs (1997)
  • And Your Little Dog, Too (1998)
  • The Case of the Murdered Muckraker (2002)
  • Mistletoe and Murder (2002)
  • Die Laughing (2003)

Julie Kaewert

  • Unsolicited (1994)
  • Unbound (1997)
  • Unprintable (1998)
  • Untitled (1999)
  • Unsigned (2001)
  • Uncatalogued (2002)

Alex Plumtree, book publisher in London, finds himself constantly in danger from the subjects of his books he undertakes to publish in these Booklover's Series of mysteries. 

 

Robin Paige

  • Murder at Bishop's Keep (1994)             
  • Death at Gallows Green (1995)
  • Death at Daisy's Folly (1997)
  • Death at Devil's Bridge (1998)
  • Death at Rottingdean (1999)
  • Death at White Chapel (2000)
  • Death at Epson Downs (2001)
  • Death at Dartmoor (2002)
  • Death at Glamis Castle (2003)
  • Death In Hyde Park (2004)

Excellent Victorian era mysteries written by the husband/wife team of Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert featuring Kathryn Ardleigh.

 

Updated Saturday, July 10, 2004

 

 
 

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