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Robert Barnard
Jonathan Barnes  
Robert J. Begiebing
Ian Breckon

Lady Fan Series
Ottilia Draycott & Lord Francis Fanshawe
England / Georgian Period (1789)


The Gilded301 Shroud [2011]
The Deathly Portent [2012]

Pamela Ball

Eva Hanson
1890s independent
Kingdom of Hawaii

The Floating City [2002]

T. F. Banks
(aka Sean Russell and Ian Dennis)

Henry Morton
Bow Street Runner
1815 Regency London

The Thief Taker [2001]
The Emperor's Assassin [2003]

Andrew Barlow

Hopkin ap Griffith ap Rhys
Welsh former rebel now acting
for King Henry V. Early 15th C
England, Wales and France
in the aftermath of Agincourt

The Bear Pit [2009]

Robert Barnard
aka Bernard Barnstable

Sarah Causely
England 1936

The Skeleton in the Grass [1988]

Jonathan Barnes

Edward Moon, conjuror and
master of logic, with his
sidekick, The Somnambulist of
the title, a giant mute
Victorian London

The Somnambulist [2007]
The Domino Men (2008)

Aileen Baron

Lily Sampson, American
graduate student in archaeology
Various Middle East settings

A Fly Has a Hundred Eyes [2002]
The Torch of Tangier [2006]
Scorpion's Bite [2010]

"Roy Rogers" - a patient in a
mental hospital who thinks he is
the cowboy hero Roy Rogers
Sunrise Mental Hospital
Sunrise, southwestern Missouri 1954

The Body in the Record Room [2008]

Andrew Adams
Hong Kong &
Southern China, 1857

Hangman's Point [1998]
Thieves Hamlet (forthcoming)

Jane Austen, Writer
Regency England

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrove Manor [1996]
Jane and the Man of the Cloth [1997]
Jane and the Wandering Eye [1998]
Jane and the Genius of the Place [1999]
Jane and the Stillroom Maid [2000]
Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House [2001]
Jane and the Ghosts of Netley [2003]
Jane and His Lordship's Legacy [2005]
Jane and the Barque of Frailty [2006]
Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron (2010)
Jane and the Canterbury Tale (2011)

Stephanie Barron 2
(aka Francine Mathews)

Patrick Fitzgerald
Irish barrister
Queen Victoria's Court
Windsor Castle, 1861

A Flaw in the Blood [2008]

Wayne Barton and Stan Williams

James Lockhart, Civil War vet
and Marian Taylor, actress
Various locations, including
aboard a train,
Western USA late 19th C

Lockhart's Nightmare [1998]

Pete Caudill, newly minted
detective on the Detroit police force
Detroit MI 1940s

The Devil's Own Rag Doll [2005]
The Devil's Only Friend [2006]

Philip Baruth

Historical literary thriller
James Boswell and his brother
1763 London

The Brothers Boswell [2009]

Bernard Bastable 1
aka Robert Barnard

The Mozart Series
Wolfgang Mozart, Musician
Victoria, British princess
England's Victorian Period

Dead, Mr. Mozart [1994]
Too Many Notes, Mr. Mozart [1995]

Bernard Bastable 2
aka Robert Barnard

Frances Weyland
Victorian England 1842

To Die Like a Gentleman [1993]

George Baxt

Holloywood Mystery series
Jacob Singer, Private Investigator
working with various amateur
detective celebrities
various settings 1930s-1950s

Dorothy Parker Murder Case [1984]
Alfred Hitchcock Murder Case [1986]
Tallulah Bankhead Murder Case [1987]
Talking Pictures Murder Case [1990]
Greta Garbo Murder Case [1992]
Noel Coward Murder Case [1992]
Mae West Murder Case [1993]
Marlene Dietrich Murder Case [1993]
Bette Davis Murder Case [1994]
Humphrey Bogart Murder Case [1995]
William Powell and Myrna Loy Murder Case [1996]
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Murder Case [1997]
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard Murder Case [1997]

Holly Baxter
(aka Paula Gosling)

The Browne family,
mother and four daughters
1930s Depression Era Chicago

Tears of the Dragon [2005]

Louis Bayard 1

Timothy Cratchett
Dickens' Tiny Tim
grown to adulthood
1860s London

Mr. Timothy [2003]

Louis Bayard 2

Edgar Allan Poe,
future poet and author
as a young West Point cadet
1831 West Point NY USA

The Pale Blue Eye [2006]

Louis Bayard 3

Eugène François Vidocq,
Real life criminal who became
first director of Sûreté
and one of the first PI
Paris, France early 19th C

The Black Tower [2008]

Simon Beaufort
(aka Susanna Gregory)

Sir Geoffrey de Mappestone
1100-1101 C.E., England

Murder in the Holy City [1998]
A Head for Poisoning [1999]
The Bishop's Brood [2003]
The King's Spies [2003]
The Coiners' Quarrel [2004]
Deadly Inheritance [2010]
A Dead Man's Secret [2011]

A Theo Bryght
Bow Street Runner
Regency England, 1812


Ode to a Deal Lord [2011]
What the Silk Mercer's Daughter Saw [2012]

Mr. & Mrs Darcy Mysteries
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy
From Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
England 1810s

Pride and Prescience [2004]
Suspense and Sensibility [2005]
North By Northanger [2006]
The Matters at Mansfield [2008]
The Intrigue at Highbury [2010]

The Deception at Lyme: Or, The Peril of Persuasion (2011)

K. K. Beck
(Aka Katherine Kristine Beck Marris
aka Marie Oliver)

Iris Cooper, flapper,
college student and amateur sleuth
and reporter Jack Clancy
Various US locations 1920s

Death in a Deck Chair [1984]
Murder in a Mummy Case [1986]
Peril Under the Palms [1989]

K. K. Beck
(Aka Katherine Kristine Beck Marris
aka Marie Oliver)

Young Mrs. Cavendish,
San Francisco CA USA 1916

Young Mrs. Cavendish and the Kaiser's Men [1987]

Robert J. Begiebing

Colonial New England 1648

The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin [1991]

Pliny the Younger
First century Rome

Amazon Author Page

All Roads Lead to Murder [2002]
The Blood of Caesar [2007]
The Corpus Conundrum [Sept 2011]
Death in the Ashes [2013]

The Trials of Kit Shannon
Kit Shannon, young female attorney
Los Angeles, 1903-1907

(Shannon Saga)
City of Angels [2001]
Angels Flight [2001]
Angel of Mercy [2002]

(Trials of Kit Shannon)
A Greater Glory [2003]
A Higher Justice [2003]
A Certain Truth [2004]

Billy Boyle World War II Mysteries
Lt. Billy Boyle, former
Boston Police officer and
headquarters staff officer
serving with General Eisenhower
Various locations 1940s WW II

Billy Boyle [2006]
The First Wave [2007]
Blood Alone [2008]
Evil for Evil [2009]
Rag and Bone (2010)
A Mortal Terror (2011)
Death's Door (2012)

R.K. Bennett

Detective Lt. Frank Cassidy
Shine Rivers,self-taught minister
of a small black church
Charleston, South Carolina 1962

The Journey of Shine Rivers [2009]

Ronan Bennett 1

John Brigge,
Coroner and governor
of a small town in
Northern England 1630s

Havoc, in its Third Year [2004]

Ronan Bennett 2

Otto Spethmann,
Psychoanalyst and
chess enthusiast
St Petersburg, Russia 1914

Zugzwang [2007]

Kenneth Benton

M. Caelius Rufus
Roman orator and politician
political thriller about
Clodius and Cicero
Rome, 1st C BC

Death on the Appian Way [1974]

David Benz

Historical thriller
Hamilton 'Ham' Sprigs
WW II vet
Oregon and Texas USA 1961

The Flip Side of Forever [2005]

Andrew Bergman

Jack LeVine, PI
New York City and
Hollywood CA 1940's

The Big Kiss-Off of 1944 [1974]
Hollywood and Levine [1975]
Tender is LeVine [2001]

Eliot Ness, former leader
of the Untouchables, appointed
Cleveland's Safety Director
Based on real life Torso Murders
Cleveland OH 1930s

Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness [2008]

John Gregory Betancourt

Sherlock Holmes Pastiche
Victorian England

Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of
  the Amateur Mendicant Society [2009]

Martha Beale, Upper class spinster
Thomas Kelman, investigator
and assistant to the mayor
Philadelphia, PA 1840s

The Conjurer [2007]
Deception's Daughter [2008]

Benjamin Black
(aka John Banville)

Garret Quirke, pathologist
1950s Dublin, Ireland and
Boston, Mass

Christine Falls [2006]
The Silver Swan [2007]
Elegy for April [2010]
Death in Summer [2011]

Vengeance [2012]

Eden Murdoch,
Former Cherokee captive
"Victorian West"
1850s American Frontier

An Uncommon Enemy [2001]
Solomon Spring [2002]
The Second Glass of Absinthe [2003]

Note: The first book in the series is a straight historical rather than a mystery/suspense novel like the others, but introduces the characters.

Michelle Black 2

Victoria Woodhull
Feminist, Spiritualist
Victorian Era, US


Seance in Sepia [2012]

John Blackburn

Sextus Marcellus Ennius and
Eros Dion of the Vigiles, his friend
fulfilling Pilate's deathbed wish
to investigate Jesus
Judea, 30 A.D.

The Flame and the Wind [1967]

Michael Blaine

Max Greengrass,
a struggling reporter
New York City 1890s

Midnight Band Of Mercy [2004]

J.M.C. Blair

Merlin, (non-magical)
scientist, scholar, doctor
and advisor to (a non-fantasy)
King Arthur in Camelot
early Medieval Britain

The Excalibur Murders [2008]
The Lancelot Murders [2009]
The Pendragon Murders [2010]

David Bland

Father Martin, monk and
Preceptor of Bellins Gate
(present-day Billingsgate) on the Thames
12th century London England

Father Martin and the Hermitage Mystery [2005]

Alphonse Danton, Policeman
Post WWII Paris

A Murder of Convenience [1999]
Brave Man Dead [2001]
A Short Life on a Sunny Isle [2002]

Brett Ellen Block
(Non-Series Literary Crime Novel)

Detective Martin Emmett
Newark, NJ 1967

The Lightning Rule [2006]

Brian Kane, P.I.
1950s Hollywood CA

The Big Switch [2001]
The Deal Killer [2002]
The Last Sellout [2012]

Rick Page , P.I.
1947 Hollywood CA

Shadow of the Dahlia [2005]
Dirty Work [2011]

Philip Boast

Septimus Severus Quistus
Senator and logician
Roman Empire during the
reign of Nero 54-68 A.D.

The Third Princess [2006]
The Son of Heaven [2007]

Matt Bondurant

Based on a true story
Sherwood Anderson,
American writer in bootlegger
filled Franklin County,
Virginia 1930s

The Wettest County in the World [2008]

Matthew Booth

Sherlock Holmes Pastiche
Short Stories
Victorian England

Sherlock Holmes & The Giant's Hand [2004]

Gilles Bornais

Joe Hackney,
ex-criminal recruited as a
sergeant into Scotland Yard
Victorian Glasgow, Scotland
and England

The Devil Lives in Glasgow [2004]

Fabrice Bourland

Messrs. Simpson and Trelawney,
private investigators
1930s London, England

The Baker Street Phantom [2010]
The Dream Killer of Paris (2012)

Molly Murphy
Brash, feisty Irish immigrant
New York City, 1st decade 1900

Amazon Author Page

Murphy's Law [2001]
Death of Riley [2002]
For the Love of Mike [2003]
In Like Flynn [2005]
Oh Danny Boy [2006]
In Dublin's Fair City [2007]
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden [2008]
In a Gilded Cage [2009]
The Last Illusion [2010]
Bless the Bride(2011)
The Amersham Rubies (2011)
Hush Now, Don't You Cry (2012)
The Family Way (2013)
The Face in the Mirror (2013)

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria
Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie,
penniless cousin of King George V
of England and spy for Her Majesty
1930s London

Her Royal Spyness [2007]
A Royal Pain [2008]
Royal Flush [2009]
Royal Blood (2010)
Naughty In Nice (2011)
Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (2012)
The Twelve Clues of Christmas (2012)
Heirs and Graces (2013)

William Boyd

Ruth Gilmartin and her mother
Sally aka spy Eva Delectorskaya
Paris 1939 and England 1976

Restless [2006]

John Boyne 1

Fictionalization of
the Dr. Crippen case
Camden, England and
on the Atlantic 1910

Crippen: A Novel of Murder [2006]

John Boyne 2

Historical thriller
ensemble cast, revolving
in part around the
Abdication Crisis
England 1936

Next of Kin [2006]

Tom Bradby

Historical thrillers
with various settings
and protagonists

The Master of Rain [2002]
   - Richard Shield of the Special Branch
    Shanghai, 1926

The White Russian [2003]
   - Alexander Ruzsky, Police Chief Investigator
    St Petersburg Russia, 1917

The God of Chaos [2005]
   - Joe Quinn, former New York cop
    Cairo Egypt, 1942

Blood Money [2009]
   - Joe Quinn, young New York cop
    New York City, 1929

The Buckshaw Chronicles
Flavia de Luce, an 11 year old
aspiring chemist with a
passion for poison
Bishop's Lacey, England 1950s

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie [2009]
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag [2010]
#3 A Red Herring Without Mustard
I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (2011)
Speaking From Among the Bones (2013)
The Dead In Their Vaulted Arches [2014]

James Bradley

Historical literary thriller, loosely
based on the Burke and Hare
murders. Gabriel Swift, anatomist
London, 1826 / New South Wales 1836

The Resurrectionist [2007]

Gillian Bradshaw

Historical thriller
Hermogenes, a wealthy young Greek
trader from Alexandria
Rome 16 B.C.E.

Render Unto Caesar [2003]

Mel Bradshaw 1

Isaac Harris, bank cashier
& amateur detective
Toronto Canada 1856

Death in the Age of Steam: A Mystery [2004]

Mel Bradshaw 2

Paul Shenstone,
war veteran and
police detective
Toronto Canada in the roaring 1920s

Quarrel With The Foe [2005]

Axel Brand

Homicide detective Joe Sonntag
Milwaukee WI 1948


The Hotel Dick [2008]
Night Medicine [2011]
The Dead Genius [2011]

Oscar Wilde, author and wit
with Arthur Conan Doyle and
various other famous friends
1880s London and Paris

Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight
  Murders [2007]
  (US Title: Oscar Wilde and a Death
   of No Importance [2008])

Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death [2008]
  (US Title: Oscar Wilde and a Game
   Called Murder)

Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man's Smile [2009]
Oscar Wilde and the Nest of Vipers [2010]
Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders [2011
Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol [2013]

Alec Halsey
diplomat and amateur sleuth
Tam, his apothecary-valet and
his uncle Plantagenet Halsey
Georgian England 1763

A Deadly Engagement [2003]
A Deadly Affair [2004]

Ian Breckon

British army captain,
wounded fugitive
Winter 1944 / northern Italy


Knight of Swords [2011] (Historical thriller)

The Right Hon. Devereux Lyminster
known universally as "Blotto", and
his much smarter sister Twinks
England between the wars 20th C

And the Ex-King's Daughter [2009]
And the Dead Dowager Duchess [2009]
Andthe Rodents of the Riviera (2011)
And the Bootlegger's Moll (2012)
And Riddle of the Sphinx (2013)

James D. Brewer

Big River Detective Series
Masey Baldridge
Luke Williamson
Civil War Veterans

No Bottom [1994]
No Virtue [1995]
No Justice [1996]
No Remorse [1997]
No Escape [1998]

Emily Brightwell
(aka Cheryl Arguile, Sarah Temple)

Mrs. Jeffries Mysteries (Cozy)
Mrs. Hepzibah Jeffries,
Victorian London, England

The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries [1993]
Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues [1993]
The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries [1993]
Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball [1994]
Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock [1994]
Mrs. Jeffries on the Trail [1995]
Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook [1995]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi [1996]
Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected [1996]
Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage [1997]
Mrs. Jeffries Questions The Answer [1997]
Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art [1998]
Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Cake [1998]
Mrs. Jeffries Rocks the Boat [1999]
Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot [2000
Mrs. Jeffries Pinches the Post [2001]
Mrs. Jeffries Pleads Her Case [2003]
Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney [2004]
Mrs. Jeffries Stalks The Hunter [2004]
Mrs. Jeffries Learns the Trade [2005]
   - (omnibus reprint of the first 3 books)
Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight [2005]
Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict [2006]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans [2007]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of
  St. Stephen [2007]
Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump [2008]
Mrs. Jeffries in the Nick of Time [2009]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide
  Weddings [2009]
Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind [2010]
Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead [2011]
Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up [2011]
Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own [2012]
Mrs. Jeffries Takes a Second Look (2012)
Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea at Three (2013)


Gerri Brightwell

Historical thriller
Jane Wilbred, 16-year-old
orphan and housemaid to
the Bentley Family
London, England 1893

The Dark Lantern [2008]

Cat burglar and spy Jethro
1940s Post WWII London, England

The Smoke [2002]
Spectres in the Smoke [2005]

Frances Brody
(aka Frances McNeil)

Kate Shackleton
amateur sleuth villager
who's always loved puzzles
Bridgestead, a quiet
Yorkshire village, England 1920s

Dying in the Wool [2009]
A Medal For Murder [2010]
Murder in the Afternoon (2012)
A Woman Unknown [2012]

Robert Broomall

Detective Lysander Hughes
of the San Francisco police,
ex-Texas Ranger and Confederate spy
and Verity Winslow, journalist
Dakota Territory US 1875

Murder In The 7th Cavalry -eBook- [2001]

Molly Brown

Aphra Behn, playwright
Restoration England 1676

Invitation to a Funeral [1998]

Marshall Browne

Franz Schmidt, chief auditor
Wertheim & Co. Banking
Germany, 1938

The Eye of the Abyss [2003]

Ray Broadus Browne & Lawrence A. Kreiser

Associational reference work

The Detective As Historian:
  History and Art in Historical Crime Fiction [2000]

Kate Bryan
(aka Ellen Recknor)

Maggie Maguire & Co. 
Discreet Inquiries Mystery Series
Private detective
1875 in San Francisco

Murder at Bent Elbow [1998]
A Record of Death [1998]
Murder on the Barbary Coast [1999]

Heather Buchanan

Historical thriller / suspense
Based on real historical facts
and people
Isabelle Fontaine, Canadian pianist
Detroit, Michigan early 19th C

Dark River [2006]

Fiona Buckley
(aka Valerie Anand)

Ursula Blanchard
Widow & Lady in Waiting
Elizabethan England

To Shield the Queen (or The Robsart Mystery) [1997]
The Doublet Affair [1998]
Queen's Ransom [1999]
To Ruin a Queen [2000]
Queen of Ambition [2001]
A Pawn for a Queen [2002]
The Fugitive Queen [2003]
The Siren Queen [2004]
Queen Without A Crown
Queen's Bounty (2012)

Charles Baker,
American former spy and
AP reporter
London, England 1922

Graves Gate: A Novel of Possession Featuring Arthur Conan Doyle [2004]

Michael Burgess & Jill H. Vassilakos

Associational reference work

Murder in Retrospect: A Selective Guide to Historical Mystery Fiction [2005]

Ron Burns 1

Gaius Livinius Severus
lawyer, Roman senator
Rome, Italy A.D. 180

Roman Nights [1991]
Roman Shadow [1992]

Ron Burns 2

Captain Harrison Hull
Army officer & explorer
Jeffersonian (early 1800s) USA

The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis [1993]
Enslaved [1994]

Carina Burman

Euthanasia Bondeson
Swedish authoress
various settings
mid 19th C

The Streets of Babylon [2008]
   - London, England
   - (1st English translation)
Vit som marmor (White As Marble)
   - Rome, Italy
   - (Not yet translated)

Non-series noir
historical thrillers
various settings and

The Rogues' Game [2005]
   - unnamed narrator, post-WWII Texas
The Sweet and the Dead [2006]
   - Manfred Eugene "Tush Hog" Webern,
     1970 Biloxi, Miss

Gwendoline Butler

Major Mearns and
Sergeant Denny, spycatchers
Reigns of George III & George IV
Late 18thC-early 19th C
Windsor England

The King Cried Murder [2000]
Dread Murder [2006]

Raymond Ragan Butler

Captain Nash
Arguably England's first
private detective
England 1770's

Captain Nash and the Wroth Inheritance [1975]
Captain Nash and the Honour of England [1977]

Florence Byham

(see Florence Byham Weinberg)


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