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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Elisabeth Elo

Elisabeth Elo's suspense novel, North of Boston, was named one of Booklist’s “Best Crime Novels, 2014” and was published in six countries. Elisabeth worked as an editor, an advertising copywriter, a high-tech project manager, and a halfway house counselor before earning a PhD in American...

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...

Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron is an award-winning, New York Times best selling suspense writer who writes books she hopes will keep readers up nights. NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT (HarperCollins, 2015) received a starred review in PW and was InStyle Magazine's #1 page turning pick. It was a finalist for the Mary...

Gina Fava

Gina Fava is a Buffalo, New York native and lives with her family in New England. The Sculptor, her second novel, is the first in her Mara Silvestri mystery series. She is also the author of The Race: A HELL Ranger Thriller. A University at Buffalo graduate, she also holds a law degree, and has...

Susan Fleet

Susan leads a Music and Mayhem life. After playing trumpet in the Boston area for many years, she moved to New Orleans, the setting for her award-winning Frank Renzi mystery series: ABSOLUTION, DIVA and NATALIE'S REVENGE. Now she divides her time between Boston and The Big Easy. While teaching...

Kate Flora

Attorney Kate Flora’s sixteen books include seven Thea Kozak mysteries, five gritty police procedurals; Steal Away, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark) two true crime books. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has been optioned for a movie. Her second true crime, Death Dealer,...