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Beth Kanell

I'm passionate about Vermont -- its people, communities, landscape, history. My YA mysteries take root in all of those: THE DARKNESS UNDER THE WATER (2008), THE SECRET ROOM (Sept. 2011), COLD MIDNIGHT (Nov. 2012), and a "Nancy Drew" type series, ALL THAT GLITTERS (in progress!). Count on me also...

Arlene Kay

Arlene Kay spent twenty years as a Senior Executive with the Federal Government where she was known as a most unconventional public servant. Experience in offices around the nation allowed her to observe both human and corporate foibles and rejoice in unintentional humor. Those locations and the...

Toni L. P. Kelner

This Agatha award winner is two authors in one.

As Toni L.P. Kelner, she's the author of the eight Laura Fleming mysteries (available as ebooks and audio downloads) and the three books in the "Where are they now?" series (all available as audio downloads, and the third is available is an...

M. E. Kemp

M.E. Kemp is the author of a series of historical mysteries featuring two nosy Puritans as detectives, the series reflecting her love of American history.

Kemp was born in Oxford, MA, the town her ancestors helped settle in 1713 and where her family still resides today. With her roots...

Ann Kloman

Born in San Diego, Northern Mexico, raised on a hilltop in Seattle (Queen Anne High School) and a 1957 graduate of Mills College, Oakland, California, Ann has been writer since her early teens, when she composed under the pseudonym of "Boulevard Blair." After college, she was forcibly...

Sylvie Kurtz

Sylvie Kurtz writes adventures that explore the complexity of the human mind and the thrill of suspense. She likes dark chocolate, soft wool, and sappy movies.

Rhonda Lane

Rhonda used to travel around the eastern US working on TV coverage of sporting events. She also used to cover "cops and courts" for a small metro daily. She created and manages the the online horses-and-culture magazine The Horsey Set Net and writes traditional mystery.

Marian Lanouette

A graduate of Post University, Marian is one of ten children. She took up writing to explore new and adventurous places. While her friends traveled on planes for vacation, Marian traveled in books. With an overactive imagination she started creating her own characters and stories. Marian's first...

Ellen Larson

Ellen Larson is a freelance writer and editor. She published her first short story in Yankee Magazine in 1972, and her most recent in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in 2010 and was a finalist for a Barry Award. She is the author of several mystery novels as well as THE MEASURE OF THE...

Lisa Lieberman

Lisa Lieberman’s debut historical noir, All The Wrong Places, is out from Five Star. Set in 1950s England, Italy, and the French Riviera, it will appeal to fans of old movies, Hitchcock lovers especially. (Pay attention and you’ll catch a glimpse of Cary Grant at Grace Kelly’s wedding.)

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Steve Liskow

Eight of Steve’s twelve novels take place in the Greater Hartford area and focus on issues including teen trafficking on the Berlin Turnpike, a shooting at a public school and stalking at roller derby. The Kids Are All Right, the fourth in his series about Hartford PI Zach Barnes, was a finalist...

Chelsea Lowe

Chelsea Lowe is the author of The Everything Health Guide to OCD, Sugar Detox for Beginners, and the Fabulized! smart phone app, and coauthor of Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder. Her essays, articles, and features have been heard on National Public Radio and seen in the...

Gayle Lynds

New York Times bestseller Gayle Lynds is the award-winning author of ten international espionage novels, including The Book of Spies and The Last Spymaster. Publishers Weekly lists her book Masquerade among the top ten spy novels of all time. The London Observer calls her a kick-ass thriller...

Anne Macdonald

Anne Macdonald has worked in higher education, law, banking, and for herself, as an IT project manager, a webmaster, a freelance writer and an event planner. DEADLINES ARE MURDER is her first book in the Sam (Samantha) Monroe mystery series. WEDDINGS ARE MURDER, the second in the series, was...

Gin Mackey

Gin Mackey spent years writing for Fortune 500 corporations before finding her passion: writing fiction. She is the author of DISAPPEAR OUR DEAD, a home funeral guide mystery, and SUDDENLY SPYING, a madcap caper. Her short story “The Demise of My Wives” was published in BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME...

G.M. Malliet

**Agatha Award Winner**
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I write traditional British mysteries. My first book, DEATH OF A COZY WRITER, won the Agatha Award. Kirkus Reviews named it one of the best books of 2008.

I am currently writing a new series for...

Susan Mangiero

Dr. Susan Mangiero is the author of "The Big Squeeze: Hugs & Inspirations For Every Grown-Up Who Loves Teddy Bears" and "Risk Management for Pensions, Endowments and Foundations." In addition, she has written nearly fifty articles and chapters that have been published in prominent investment...

Steven P. Marini

Although he describes himself as a “card carrying New Englander,” Steve lived for twenty-six years in Maryland while pursuing a career spanning four federal agencies. His background has enabled him to serve as a project manager at the National Security Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency...

Linda Matchett

Linda Shenton Matchett is a journalist, blogger, author, and speaker. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda has lived in historical places most of her life. She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and as a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library....

Lisa Q. Mathews

LISA Q. MATHEWS was a lifeguard, a figure skater, and a Nancy Drew editor before becoming a mystery author. She also wrote for other kids’ series such as Mary-Kate and Ashley and The Lizzie McGuire Mysteries and served as Creative Director at Random House Children’s Books. Mom to three grown...

Edith Maxwell

National best-selling author Edith Maxwell is a 2017 double Agatha Award nominee for her historical mystery Delivering the Truth and her short story, “The Mayor and the Midwife.” She writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries; as Maddie Day she writes the Country...

Ruth McCarty

Ruth McCarty’s short mysteries have appeared in Level Best Books anthologies, Flash Bang Mysteries, Kings River Life Magazine and Over My Dead Body! She won the 2009 Derringer for "No Flowers for Stacey" published in Deadfall: Crime Stories by New England Writers. She is former editor at Level...

Frances McNamara

I grew up in Boston where my father was Police Commissioner in the 1960s. Interesting times. As a librarian I worked at Wellesley College, then, NELINET, OCLC and finally University of Chicago Library. I wrote scenarios for an amateur mystery night group in Granville OH where we ran fund raisers...

Leslie Meier

Leslie Meier's books draw heavily on her experience as a mother of three and her work as a reporter for various weekly newspapers on Cape Cod. Her heroine, Lucy Stone, is a reporter in the fictional town of Tinker's Cove, Maine, where she lives in an old farmhouse with her restoration carpenter...

Maureen Milliken

Maureen is the author of the Bernie O'Dea mystery series, featuring a newspaper editor living in northwestern Maine. She is also cohost of the podcast Crime & Stuff with her sister, artist Rebecca Milliken. Maureen is a former longtime journalist as well as freelance editor and full-time...