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Ray Anderson

I write long-distance hiking thrillers. My debut novel is "The Trail" from Turner Publishing, which was released October 2015. I spent my corporate career in sales with Procter & Gamble and the Coca-Cola Company.
rknuteson@aol.com...

Elaine J. Anderson, Ph.D.

Author of four Rosa Arroya crime novels currently available from Amazon.com; major bookstores; or at http://nettisplace.com/nettisplacecom - Priority #1, Code Name, Marty;Invisibility Formula,Code...

Nicole Asselin

I'm an aspiring writer (stuck in a job I intensely dislike at he moment) working on my first cozy mystery. I attended Malice Domestic this year and came away inspired by all the authors!

Frankie Y. Bailey

Frankie Y. Bailey is both a mystery writer and a "crime professor". She is a criminal justice professor at University at Albany (SUNY). She specializes in crime history, crime and mass media/popular culture and material culture. Her current research focuses on dress and criminal justice in...

Karoline Barrett

I was born in Rochester, NY but spent most of my childhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For now I live in CT with my husband, and write cozy mysteries and women's fiction. The first book in my new Bread and Batter cozy mystery series, BUN FOR YOUR LIFE, will be published by Penguin in November 2015....

Brunonia Barry

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a...

Paula Benson

A legislative attorney and former law librarian, Paula Gail Benson’s short stories have appeared online in Kings River Life and the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, and in print in Mystery Times Ten 2013, A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder, A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman, and Fish or...

Gustaf Berger

Gustaf Berger was born during WWII on the day the Japanese launched the first of their Kamikaze attacks on American warships.

By the time he was 44, he’d had two failed marriages, two distressed children, numerous affairs, and virtually no friends. He’d been kicked out of graduate school...

Jen Blood

Jen Blood is a freelance writer, public speaker, and author of the bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine, is a regular blogger with Maine Crime Writers, and leads seminars and does one-on-one consulting on...

Dana Cameron

Dana Cameron's fiction is inspired by her career as an archaeologist. In addition to the six Emma Fielding mystery novels and her "Fangborn" urban fantasy novels, Dana's short fiction covers the spectrum, including mystery, historical, noir, thriller, SF/F, Sherlockian pastiche, and horror....

Louisa Clerici

Louisa Clerici’s short stories are included in Level Best Book’s Best New England Crime Stories -2012,2015 and 2016. Her stories and poetry have been published in literary anthologies and magazines including Carolina Woman Magazine, The Istanbul Literary Review, Shore Voices, The Shine Journal,...

Bruce Robert Coffin

Bruce Robert Coffin is a former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following the terror attacks of...

Sue Coletta

Member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers, Sue Coletta is an award-winning, multi-published author in numerous anthologies and her forensics articles have appeared in InSinC Quarterly. In addition to her popular crime resource blog, Sue co-hosts...

Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author, writes the Orchard Mysteries for Berkley, the County Cork Mysteries for Crooked Lane Books, and the Relatively Dead Mysteries for Beyond the Page Publishiing. In 2018 she will launch a new series, the Victorian Village Mysteries, with St....

Sharon Cook

I am an art school graduate (Montserrat College of Art) and a graduate of Bennington College's MFA graduate writing program. I have 3 books in the Granite Cove Mysteries: A Nose for Hanky Panky, A Deadly Christmas Carol and the latest (6/16) Laugh 'til You Die. I illustrated the covers to all...

Hans Copek

Born 1932 in a small town near Berlin, educated in Göttingen, I came to the United States in 1956, supposedly for two years. I am still here. In 1961, I married Judy Travis, and we have two sons and one granddaughter. From 1956 to 1983, I worked in sales and marketing of scientific instruments....

Judith Copek

An information systems nerd for twenty years, Judith is a survivor of  the Millennium bug, Dilbert-like reengineering projects and 3:00 a.m. computer program crashes.  In her writing, she likes to put a literary spin on technology. 
Judith's latest novel is Festival Madness, a book of...

Susan Cory

I have been a licensed architect for several decades and have run a residential firm in Cambridge for many years. My recently finished first mystery is about a Cambridge Architect getting caught up in buried secrets and murder when she goes back to her 20th Harvard Architecture School reunion....

Jessie Crockett Estevao

A nearly life-long resident of the Granite State, Jessie naturally adores black flies, killing frosts in August and snow banks taller than the average grandmother. When not working on her next murderous adventure she enthusiastically putters in her greenhouse, designs bento lunches and throws...

Charlene D'Avanzo

I'm a marine ecologist who writes environmental mysteries. The first in my "Maine Oceanography" series, published by Torrey House Press, features a female oceanographer threatened by climate change doubters. I live in Yarmouth, Maine and am a sea kayak nut.

Ray Daniel

Ray Daniel is the award-winning author of Boston-based crime fiction. His short stories “Give Me a Dollar” won a 2014 Derringer Award for short fiction and “Driving Miss Rachel” was chosen as a 2013 distinguished short story by Otto Penzler, editor of The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. ...

Sharon Daynard

Sharon Daynard's short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US and Canada. Her 51-word short story “Widow’s Peak” received a Derringer nomination for Best Flash of 2004 and has been used to help teach minimalist writing in college classes. She holds degrees in...

Nancy DeMarco

Raised in rural New England, Nancy doesn’t mind skinny dipping with bloodsuckers, drinking from snow melt, and outrunning deer flies. She has spent most of her life in the company of horses, working in all aspects of the equine industry. Today, she divides her time between writing, raising fresh...

Deborah Doucette

Deborah Doucette began her writing career as a free-lance journalist subsequently writing a non-fiction book, RAISING OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN: ROOM IN THE HEART. Her debut novel, THE FORGOTTEN ROSES, was recently released. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post, an artist, and mother of four...

Kathy Lynn Emerson

Kathy Lynn Emerson writes the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, starting with MURDER IN THE QUEEN'S WARDROBE, a spin-off of her Face Down Mystery Series. She is also the author of the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet and numerous other books in other genres, including the Agatha-award-winning HOW TO WRITE...