100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 439 pages
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This book examines 100 of today's top mystery novels and mystery authors hailing from countries such as the United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, South Africa, and Australia. Equally valuable to students writing research papers, readers craving new authors or more information about their favorite authors, and teachers seeking specific types of fiction to support curricula, "100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies" provides revealing information about today's best mysteries and authors--without any "spoilers."

Each of the accomplished writers included in this guide has established a broad audience and is recognized for work that is imaginative and innovative. The rising stars of 21st century mystery will also be included, as will authors who have won the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award.

 

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Contents

Susan Wittig Albert
1
Donna Andrews
5
Nancy Atherton
8
Donald Bain
11
Linda Barnes
15
M C Beaton
19
Cara Black
23
Lawrence Block
26
Jane Haddam
210
James W Hall
214
Parnell Hall
217
Steve Hamilton
221
Charlaine Harris
224
Carolyn Hart
228
John Harvey
232
Joan Hess
240

Giles Blunt
36
Gail Bowen
39
Rhys Bowen
42
C J Box
46
Rita Mae Brown
49
Ken Bruen
53
James Lee Burke
57
Jan Burke
61
Jim Butcher
64
Laura Childs
68
Ann Cleeves
71
Max Allan Collins
75
Susan Conant
83
John Connolly
86
Thomas H Cook
89
Patricia Cornwell
93
Peter Corris
96
Bill Crider
100
Deborah Crombie
107
Mary Daheim
110
Barbara DAmato
114
Diane Mott Davidson
118
Paul C Doherty
121
Tim Dorsey
127
James D Doss
130
Carole Nelson Douglas
133
Aaron Elkins
139
James Ellroy
143
Earl W Emerson
147
Loren D Estleman
150
Janet Evanovich
157
Joanne Fluke
161
G M Ford
164
Earlene Fowler
167
Margaret Frazer
170
Frances Fyfield
175
Elizabeth George
178
Robert Goddard
181
Ed Gorman
184
Sue Grafton
192
Sarah Graves
197
Kerry Greenwood
200
Robert O Greer
204
Martha Grimes
207
Reginald Hill
244
Declan Hughes
249
J A Jance
252
Michael Jecks
257
HRF Keating
261
Laurie R King
266
William Kent Krueger
269
Joe R Lansdale
272
Donna Leon
277
Jeff Lindsay
281
Peter Lovesey
284
Margaret Maron
290
Steve Martini
294
Archer Mayor
297
Alexander McCall Smith
300
Val McDermid
304
Penny Mickelbury
308
Marcia Muller
311
Carol OConnell
316
Katherine Hall Page
319
George Pelecanos
322
Louise Penny
325
Anne Perry
328
Nancy Pickard
334
Bill Pronzini
338
Ian Rankin
346
Peter Robinson
351
David Rosenfelt
355
C J Sansom
358
Martin Cruz Smith
361
Julia SpencerFleming
365
Dana Stabenow
368
James Swain
372
Andrew Taylor
375
Aimée and David Thurlo
379
Peter Tremayne
383
Elaine Viets
388
Joseph Wambaugh
392
Jacqueline Winspear
395
Mark Richard Zubro
398
Mystery Detection
401
Index
409
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About the author (2011)

Bernard A. Drew is a journalist, local historian, and freelance writer/editor. His published works include Libraries Unlimited's 100 Most Popular Genre Authors.

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