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Ray Anderson

I write long-distance hiking thrillers. My debut novel is "The Trail" from Turner Publishing, which was released October 2015. I spent my corporate career in sales with Procter & Gamble and the Coca-Cola Company.
rknuteson@aol.com...

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...

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...

Karoline Barrett

I was born in Rochester, NY but spent most of my childhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For now I live in CT with my husband, and write cozy mysteries and women's fiction. The first book in my new Bread and Batter cozy mystery series, BUN FOR YOUR LIFE, will be published by Penguin in November 2015....

Paula Benson

A legislative attorney and former law librarian, Paula Gail Benson’s short stories have appeared online in Kings River Life and the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, and in print in Mystery Times Ten 2013, A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder, A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman, and Fish or...

Jen Blood

Jen Blood is a freelance writer, public speaker, and author of the bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine, is a regular blogger with Maine Crime Writers, and leads seminars and does one-on-one consulting on...

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,...

Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly, Anthony and Agatha Award–nominated author, writes three bestselling cozy mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. Her Museum Mysteries are based in Philadelphia, her Orchard Mysteries take place in rural Massachusetts, and her newest County Cork Mysteries are set in Ireland. In...

Sharon Cook

I've been writing a humor/human interest column for decades, along with short stories (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Mag) and others. In Sept. '10, my first mystery, A NOSE FOR HANKY PANKY, was published by Mainly Murder Press. An art school grad, I also illustrated the cover (check out the legs at...

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 am a marine ecologist working on an environmental mystery series. My first book, "Death in a Hot Sea", features an Maine oceanographer threatened by climate change doubters. I live in Yarmouth, Maine.

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 (S.A. Daynard) has received good reviews for her stories published in print and has been a regular contributor to a New England crime anthology. Her short story “Widow’s Peak” received a Derringer nomination for Best Flash of 2004 and has been used to help teach minimalist writing in...

Nancy DeMarco

Raised in rural New England, Nancy doesn’t mind skinny dipping with bloodsuckers, drinking from snow melt, and outrunning deer flies. She has spent most of her life in the company of horses, working in all aspects of the equine industry. Today, she divides her time between writing, raising fresh...

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: An award-winning, New York Times best selling suspense writer and book reviewer, Hallie 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. Her "There...

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 fourteen books include seven Thea Kozak mysteries, three gritty police procedurals including Playing God, The Angel of Knowlton Park, and Detention; Steal Away, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark) and a true crime. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has...

Rae Francoeur

Rae Padilla Francoeur (raefrancoeur.com) wrote the literary memoir "Free Fall: A Late-in-Life Love Affair" (freefallrae.blogspot.com). A former managing editor of newspapers and magazines, she publishes articles, essays and short stories, and a weekly book review for GateHouse Media that runs in...

Daniel Freund

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