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Joan Mularz

I write stories about a teen, Ellen Theodora Madigan, who solves mysteries of the past. The stories take place in different locations around the globe and the clues for solving the mysteries are revealed through Ellen's prophetic dreams.

Book I: "Upheavals at Cuma - an E.T.Madigan Mystery...

Paula Munier

Paula Munier is a writer and teacher who’s published several books, including the bestselling Plot Perfect, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, Writing with Quiet Hands, and the acclaimed memoir Fixing Freddie. The first novel in her mystery series, Spare These Stones, will debut from Minotaur of...

Claire Murray

Claire has written more than a dozen short stories, six of which are published, and is working on two novels. "I thought I was done with the first one, until I began writing the second." She says that second novel showed how much work needed to be done on the first.

Working full time...

Susan Oleksiw

Susan Oleksiw has been writing since she was a student in the 1960s, but her first publication in the mystery field came in 1988, with the publication of A READER'S GUIDE TO THE CLASSIC BRITISH MYSTERY. She is the author of two series. The Mellingham series features Chief of Police Joe Silva,...

Kathryn Orzech

Kathryn is a seasoned world traveler, Connecticut native, writer, and graphic designer with interests in geology and earth sciences; anthropology, sociology and culture; history and geopolitics; and parapsychology. She writes mystery, suspense, thriller set in New England and abroad.

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Katherine Hall Page

Katherine Hall Page was born and grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Livingston High School. Her father was the Executive Director of The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and her mother was an artist. Page has an older brother and a younger sister. Early on the family developed a love of...

Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a short story author, novelist, historian, and freelance journalist living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She is the author of numerous cozy mysteries for Annie's Fiction. She and her husband have a clan of three children and five grandchildren, in addition to one...

Dale T. Phillips

Dale has published the Zack Taylor mystery series, over 60 short stories and collections, poetry, and a non-fiction career e-book, How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills. He's appeared on stage, television, and in an independent feature film, Throg. He competed on Jeopardy and Think Twice. He...

Angelo J. Pompano

Angelo (Ang) Pompano has been writing short fiction for more than twenty years. He has had stories in Level Best’s STILL WATERS, DEADFALL, STONE COLD, and RED DAWN anthologies. A winner of the Helen McCloy/Mystery Writers of America Scholarship, he has just completed a novel. In addition, he has...

Tonya Price

Tonya Price is a published author, former business executive and consultant to many startup companies. As a speaker, she has addressed high tech, Higher Ed and author audiences through webinars, at regional, national and online conferences. Her talks have covered a variety of topics related to...

Alice Radin

Growing up attending Edgar dinners with my parents, I always knew I would write mysteries. Somehow I got derailed and earned a PhD in Comp Lit/Classics. I have published scholarship and just recently a non-mystery short story,"The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats," in a literary magazine that...

Amy Ray

Amy Ray is a writer of suspense novels for adults, children's middle-grade adventure novels, and picture books. Her mystery/thriller DANGEROUS DENIAL was published in 2014 by Barking Rain Press. She has short stories featured in the anthologies LOVE FREE OR DIE (2015), MURDER INK (2016), and...

Robin Ray

Robin Hazard Ray, author of The Strangers’ Tomb (2015), is a freelance writer and editor and a volunteer docent for the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery. There she gives tours on themes ranging from glacial geology to gay Bostonians. She is currently writing the second book in the Murder in the...

Jeannine Reardon

Boston native, Suffolk University Law School alum, and former partner of Saltzman & McNaught, LLP, J.R. Reardon has practiced in many areas including civil and criminal litigation. She has taught insurance law with her father, Attorney Stephen R. McNaught, and is published in the Suffolk...

Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries, Clammed Up, Boiled Over, Musseled Out, Fogged Inn and Iced Under. Clammed Up was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction.

Barbara blogs with a...

Hank Phillippi Ryan

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, winning 33 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The bestselling author of nine mysteries, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and...

Susan Santangelo

Susan Santangelo, author of the Baby Boomer Mysteries, is an early member of the Baby Boomer generation herself. She has been a feature writer, drama critic and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, including a stint at Cosmopolitan magazine. A seasoned public...

Debra Sennefelder

Debra Sennefelder is an avid reader who reads across a range of genres, but mystery fiction is her obsession. Her interest in people and relationships is channeled into her novels against a backdrop of crime and mystery. When she’s not reading, she enjoys cooking and baking and as a former food...

Carole Shmurak

Carole Shmurak is Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University and the author of eleven books. Deadmistress, her first mystery featuring professor/sleuth Susan Lombardi, was named a Notable Book of 2004 by Writers Notes magazine. Other titles in the Lombardi academic mystery series...

Clea Simon

Clea Simon the author of four mystery series and three nonfiction books.

Clea Simon is the author of four mystery series, the newest being the dark cat-narrated Blackie and Care series, which kicks off in March, 2016 with "The Ninth Life" (Severn House). Her Theda Krakow "cats &...

Sarah Smith

An Agatha winner and Massachusetts Book Award winner for her most recent novel, THE OTHER SIDE OF DARK, Sarah Smith has been interested in ghosts and storytelling since she was four. She studied English at Harvard, where she hung out in the library reading mysteries, and film in London. She...

Toby Speed

I am an author of mysteries, short fiction, children’s books, and poetry. My first mystery, DEATH OVER EASY, was published by Five Star, and I am working on book two in this series about aviator sleuth Emma Trace. My short story, “At the Corner of Night and Nowhere,” was included in the recent e...

Lynn Marie Steinmayer

Lynn lives in the lovely Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. She tries to scribble a few words between work, household chores, and caring for 2 kids and assorted pets.

Vicki Stiefel

Vicki Stiefel's newest series debuts with Chest of Bone, a novel of paranormal suspense. Her novels include Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, which won a Daphne du Maurier prize for Best Mainstream Mystery. Her writing and photography have also appeared in Ellery...

Barbara Eppich Struna

A storyteller at heart, Barbara's imagination took flight after she unearthed a mysterious pattern of red bricks under ten inches of soil behind her barn, and found a beautiful blue-flowered pottery shard on the tidal flats of Brewster. She conjured up a connection to an old Cape legend about...