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Chick-Lit Mysteries

Cozy Mysteries

Crime Fiction

Detective Novels

Espionage

Food & Wine Lovers

Forensic Mysteries

General Mysteries

Hard-Boiled/Noir Fiction

House & Garden Mysteries

Humorous Mysteries

Humorous Mysteries with
Smart, Sassy Heroines

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Serial Killer Crime Fiction

Suspense

Chick-Lit Mysteries

Meg Cabot (Heather Wells series)
Jenny Colgan
Helen Fielding
Mike Gayle
Emily Giffin
Jane Green
Dorothy Howell (Haley Randolph series)
Sophie Kinsella
Nancy Martin (Blackbird Sisters series)
Anna Maxted
Kate White (Bailey Weggins series)

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Cozy Mysteries

Margery Allingham
Robert Barnard A Charitable Body
Stephanie Barron Jane & the Canterbury Tale
M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin series, Hamish Macbeth series)
Rhys Bowen (Molly Murphy series)
Simon Brett Bones Under the Beach Hut
Dorothy Cannell (Ellie Haskell series)
Jill Churchill (Jane Jeffry series)
Mary Daheim (Alpine series, Bed & Breakfast series)
Laura DiSilverio Swift Edge
Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple mysteries)
Carolyn G. Hart (Death on Demand series)
Joan Hess (Claire Malloy series, Arly Hanks series)
G.M. Malliet
Charlotte MacLeod (Sarah Kelling & Max Bittersohn, Peter & Helen Shandy series)
Alexander McCall Smith
Catriona McPherson Dandy Gilver and the proper treatment of bloodstains
Ngaio Marsh
Leslie Meier (Lucy Stone series)
Clare O’Donohue
Louise Penny (Armand Gamache series)
Sara Rosett (Ellie Avery series)
Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey series)
Elizabeth Atwood Taylor
Josephine Tey

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Crime Fiction

Jussi Adler-Olsen
Lawrence Block
Simon Brett
Peter Dickinson
P.C. Doherty
Gillian Flynn
John Gardner
Elizabeth George
Michael Gilbert
Erin Hart
John Hart Iron House
Tim Heald
Reginald Hill
Craig Johnson
Laurie R. King Pirate King
Alice LaPlante Turn of Mind
Elmore Leonard
Rosamund Lupton Sister
John D. MacDonald
Ross Macdonald
Peter May
Ed McBain
Sharyn McCrumb
Deon Meyer Trackers
Walter Mosley
Jo Nesbo
Robert B. Parker
Chris Pavone The Expats
Louise Penny A Trick of the Light
Nancy Pickard
Thomas Perry
Kathy Reichs
Michael Robotham Bleed for Me
Karin Slaughter (Grant County, Atlanta, and Georgia series)
Mickey Spillane
S.S. Van Dine
Judith Van Gieson
Hillary Waugh

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Detective Novels

Catherine Aird
Charlotte Armstrong
Richard Barth
K.K. Beck
Lilian Jackson Braun
P.M. Carlson
John Dickson Carr
Raymond Chandler
Max Allan Collins
Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch series)
Alisa Craig
Robert Crais
Amanda Cross
Barbara D’Amato
William L. DeAndrea
Jane Dentinger
Michael Dibdin (Aurelio Zen series)
Peter Dickinson (James Pibble series)
Erle Stanley Gardner
Sue Grafton (Kinsey Millhone series)
Jane Haddam
Dashiell Hammett
Tony Hillerman
Douglas Kiker
Jane Langton
Emma Lathen
Michael Z. Lewin
Ralph McInerny
Sara Paretsky (V.I. Warshawski series)
Barbara Paul
Hugh Pentecost
Bill Pronzini (Nameless Detective series)
Ellery Queen
Gillian Roberts
Elliott Roosevelt
Georges Simenon
Rex Stout
William G. Tapply
Charles Willeford

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Espionage

Ted Allbeury
Eric Ambler
William F. Buckley
Len Deighton
Ian Fleming (James Bond novels)
Ken Follett
John Gardner (James Bond novels)
John le Carre

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Food & Wine Lovers

JoAnna Carl (Chocoholic mysteries)
Laura Childs
Mary Jane Clark (Wedding Cake mysteries)
Jessica Conant-Park (Gourmet Girls mysteries)
Ellen Crosby (Wine Country mysteries)
Isis Crawford
Diane Mott Davidson (Goldy Schulz mysteries)
Joanne Fluke (Hannah Swensen mysteries)
Kerry Greenwood
G.A. McKevett (Savannah Reid mysteries)
Tamar Myers (Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries)
Katherine Hall Page
Virginia Rich

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Forensic Mysteries

Keith Ablow
Lori Andrews
Sarah Andrews
Michael Baden
Simon Beckett
Jeffery Deaver
Aaron Elkins

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General Mysteries

Cara Black
Colin Cotterill
Anna Dean (Historical murder mysteries)
Ariana Franklin
Isabelle Holland
Harry Kemelman
Mary Kittredge
John Lutz
Louise Penny
Elizabeth Peters
Julie Smith
Martin Cruz Smith
Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak & Liam Campbell series)
Charles Todd
Margaret Truman
Carolyn Wheat

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Hard-Boiled/ Noir Fiction

Most commonly associated with crime fiction, especially detective stories, and distinguished by the unsentimental portrayal of violence and sometimes sex.

Milton T. Burton The Rogues’ Game
Martin Clark The Legal Limit
John Harvey Gone to Ground
Stephen Hunter Dirty White Boys
Elmore Leonard Raylan
Manuel Munoz What You See in the Dark
J.D. Rhoades The Devil’s Right Hand
James Sallis Cypress Grove
Dayne Sherman Welcome to the Fallen Paradise

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House & Garden Mysteries

Susan Wittig Albert
Jane Cleland
Anthony Eglin (English Garden mysteries)
Sarah Graves (Home Repair is Homicide series)
Rosemary Harris (Dirty Business mysteries)
Ann Ripley (Gardening mysteries)
Rebecca Rothenberg (Claire Sharples Botanical mysteries)

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Humorous Mysteries

Donna Andrews (Meg Langslow series)
Richard Belzer I Am Not A Cop
Lawrence Block (Bernie Rhodenbarr series)
Sarah Caudwell (Hilary Tamar series)
Jill Churchill (Jane Jeffry series)
Kinky Friedman (Kinky Friedman series)
Anne George (Southern Sisters mysteries)
Kerry Greenwood
Joan Hess (Arly Hanks mysteries)
Carl Hiaasen (South Florida satire)
Joe R. Lansdale (Hap Collins & Leonard Pine mysteries)
Sophie Littlefield
Tim Parks Mimi’s Ghost
David Rosenfelt Open and Shut
Alan Russell (Am Caulfield series)
Sandra Scoppettone Too Darn Hot
Laurence Shames (South Florida satire)
Sarah Shankman (Samantha Adams mysteries)
Ross Thomas (Cold War suspense satires)
Donald Westlake

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Humorous Mysteries with Smart, Sassy Heroines

Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series)
Harley Jane Kozak (Wollie Shelley series)
K.J. Larsen (Cat DeLuca mysteries)
Sarah Strohmeyer (Bubbles Yablonsky series)

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Ake Edwardson
Kjell Eriksson
Karin Fossum
Peter Hoeg
Anne Holt
Arnaldur Indridason
Asa Larsson
Stieg Larsson
Henning Mankell
Liza Marklund
Jo Nesbo
Hakan Nesser
Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo

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Serial Killer Crime Fiction

Chelsea Cain (Heartsick novels)
Thomas Harris Red Dragon
Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles series)
Dean Koontz
Val McDermid
Joyce Carol Oates Zombie
John Sandford (The Prey series)
Stuart Woods Chiefs

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Suspense

John Banville
Robert Barnard
Mary Higgins Clark
Ken Follett
Richard Forrest
Thomas Harris
Jessica Mann
Mickey Spillane
Kate Wilhelm

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