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Frankie Y. Bailey

Frankie Y. Bailey is a criminal justice professor at University at Albany (SUNY). She specializes in crime and American culture (crime history, and mass media/popular culture). Her current research focuses on crime and clothing. Her mystery series features crime historian Lizzie Stuart, most...

Janis Bolster

Janis Bolster grew up in small towns in Maine. After post-English-major stints at things like checking off boxes on insurance claim reports and performing for a blind professor those tasks that his Seeing-Eye dog couldn't manage, she found her way to a job in publishing that has become a career...

Dana Cameron

Dana Cameron's short story, "Mischief in Mesopotamia," was published in EQMM and received the Agatha and Anthony Awards in 2013. Her second "Fangborn" novel, PACK OF STRAYS, picks up where SEVEN KINDS OF HELL left off (47North, April 2014) and follows more of the Fangborn 'verse set up in "The...

J.P. Choquette

J.P. Choquette is passionate about many things; reading great books and writing are high on the list. First published at age 14, Choquette has been writing professionally since 2007.

She's been published in numerous national magazines, journals, and newspapers, has acted as judge for the...

Louisa Clerici

Louisa Clerici’s short story, The Rose Collection is included in Level Best Book’s Best New England Crime Stories 2012, Dead Calm. Her short stories and poetry have been published in literary anthologies and magazines including Carolina Woman Magazine, The Istanbul Literary Review, Shore Voices...

Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly writes the Orchard Mystery series, set in a small town in western Massachusetts, the most recent of which, Sour Apples, was a New York Times bestseller. She also writes the Museum Mystery series, based in Philadelphia's cultural community. Her newest series, the County Cork...

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. 

Judy'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 writes first-person, wisecracking, Boston-based crime fiction. His story Driving Miss Rachel (published in Blood Moon by Level Best Books) was chosen as a 2013 distinguished short story by Otto Penzler, editor of The Best American Mystery Stories 2013. Daniel's work has been...

Paula Lee Darois-Verlicco

I've lived most of my life around the Quincy Bay area of Massachusetts which sets the backdrop for my soon to be released first novel. When I'm not writing, I'm usually in my studio painting and recently launched my art website at pauladaroisfineart.com.

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...

Deborah Doucette

Deborah Doucette began her writing career as a free-lance journalist subsequently writing a non-fiction book, RAISING OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN: ROOM IN THE HEART. Her debut novel, THE FORGOTTEN ROSES, was recently released. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post, an artist, and mother of four...

Vicki Doudera

Vicki Doudera writes The Darby Farr Mysteries, page-turners grounded in a reality she knows all too well: the world of luxury real estate. A top producing broker for a firm on the coast of Maine and former Realtor of the Year, Vicki's latest novel, FINAL SETTLEMENT, was chosen a Top Cozy of 2013...

Kathy Emerson

Kathy Lynn Emerson writes the Face Down Mystery Series and is the author of the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet. As Kaitlyn Dunnett she is the author of the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish American Heritage Mysteries.

Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron: An award-winning suspense writer and book reviewer, Hallie writes books she hopes will keep readers up nights. Her bestselling "There Was an Old Woman" earned her a third nomination for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and was named one of Sarah Weinman's top mysteries for 2013. Her...

Gina Fava

Gina Fava is a Buffalo, New York native and lives with her family in New England. A University at Buffalo graduate, she also holds a law degree, and has studied both art history and counter-terrorism in Rome.

She's an avid Formula One racing fan, and she travels to Italy often to hunt...

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 eleven books include seven Thea Kozak mysteries, two gritty police procedurals including The Angel of Knowlton Park, a suspense thriller (written as Katharine Clark) and a true crime. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee and has been optioned for a movie. Her current...

Daniel Freund

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Nancy Gardner

Nancy has had four short stories published. “Count To Ten, is the latest and is included in the 2011 Level Best Books anthology, Dead Calm. It won an honorable mention in the Al Blanchard Award contest. "Count To Ten" will be republished in an anthology of baseball fiction in the January/...