G. M. Malliet is an American author of mystery novels and short stories. She is best known as the author of the award-winning Detective Chief Inspector St. Just mysteries and the Rev. Max Tudor mysteries.
Malliet's first books followed DCI St. Just on a series of cases, all of which involved writers of mystery novels and other genres.Her second series, the Max Tudor mysteries, takes place in the fictional English town of Nether Monkslip, and features a vicar who is a former MI5 agent.
Her first novel, Death of a Cozy Writer, won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best First Novel,and her books Wicked Autumn, A Fatal Winter, Pagan Spring, and A Demon Summer have all been short-listed for the Agatha Best Novel award. She received a Malice Domestic Grant in 2003 to write Death of a Cozy Writer.
Malliet's books Death of a Cozy Writer and Death and the Lit Chick were both nominated for Anthony Awards.Death of a Cozy Writer was also nominated for the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery.
She is represented by Trident Media Group, literary agents in New York City.
Sujata Massey is a British-American mystery writer and historical fiction novelist best known for her Rei Shimura mystery series. Her debut novel, The Salaryman's Wife, won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel in 1997. In 2000, her novel The Flower Master, won the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel. In 2019, her novel The Widows of Malabar Hill won the Mary Higgins Clark Award, the Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery Novel, and the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel.
Janet Quin-Harkin is an author best known for her mystery novels for adults written under the name Rhys Bowen.
The Agatha Awards, named for Agatha Christie, are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write in the cozy mystery subgenre. At an annual convention in Washington, D.C., the Agatha Awards are handed out by Malice Domestic Ltd, in six categories: Best Novel; Best First Mystery; Best Historical Novel; Best Short Story; Best Non-Fiction; Best Children's/Young Adult Mystery. Additionally, in some years the Poirot Award is presented to honor individuals other than writers who have made outstanding contributions to the mystery genre, but it is not an annual award.
Jeff Abbott Rotherham fan, up the millers. is a U.S. suspense novelist. He has degrees in History and English from Rice University. He lives in Austin, Texas. Before writing full-time, he was a creative director at an advertising agency. His early novels were traditional detective fiction, but in recent years he has turned to writing thriller fiction. A theme of his work is the idea of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary danger and fighting to return to their normal lives. His novels are published in several countries and have also been bestsellers in the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Germany, France and Portugal.
Jan Burke is an American author of novels and short stories. She is a winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel.
Carolyn Hart is an American mystery author who specializes in traditional mysteries, also known as cozy mysteries. She was born in Oklahoma in 1936.
Margaret Maron is an American writer, the author of award-winning mystery novels.
Martin Edwards, whose full name is Kenneth Martin Edwards, is a British crime novelist, whose work has won awards in the UK and the United States. As a crime fiction critic and historian, and also in his career as a solicitor, he has written non-fiction books and many articles. He is the current President of the Detection Club and in 2020 was awarded the Crime Writers’ Association’s Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing, in recognition of the ‘sustained excellence’ of his work in the genre.
The Macavity Awards are a literary award for mystery writers. Nominated and voted upon annually by the members of the Mystery Readers International, the award is named for the "mystery cat" of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. The award is given in four categories—best novel, best first novel, best nonfiction, and best short story. In recent years a new award, the Sue Feder Historical Mystery, has been given in conjunction with the Macavity Awards.
Dana Cameron is an American archaeologist, and author of award-winning crime fiction and urban fantasy.
Nancy Pickard is a US crime novelist. She has won five Macavity Awards, four Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, and a Shamus Award. She is the only author to win all four awards. She also served on the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America. She received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and began writing when she was 35 years old.
Louise Penny is a Canadian author of mystery novels set in the Canadian province of Quebec centred on the work of francophone Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. Penny's first career was as a radio broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). After she turned to writing, she won numerous awards for her work, including the Agatha Award for best mystery novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2007–2010), and the Anthony Award for best novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2010–2013). Her novels have been published in 23 languages.
Jerrilyn Farmer is an American mystery fiction writer, author of a series of humorous 'cozy' mysteries featuring Hollywood caterer 'Madeline Bean'.
Jeffrey Marks is an American author.
Jane K. Cleland is a contemporary American author of mystery fiction. She is the author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries, a traditional mystery series set in New Hampshire and featuring antiques appraiser Josie Prescott, as well as books and articles about the craft of writing. In addition, Cleland runs seminars and workshops on various fiction writing and business communications topics. She also delivers keynote speeches. Cleland has been nominated for and has won numerous awards for her writing.
Sharan Newman is an American historian and writer of historical novels. She won the Macavity Award for Best First Mystery in 1994.
Art Taylor is an American short story writer and book critic. His short fiction won an Edgar Award in 2019; an Anthony Award in 2015; Agatha Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2017; Macavity Awards in 2014 and 2017; and three Derringer Awards: for Best Novelette in 2011 and for Best Long Story in 2012 and 2013. He is the author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories (2015), which won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel in 2016. He edited Murder Under the Oaks: Bouchercon Anthology 2015, which won the Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection in 2016. In addition to writing fiction, he also reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post, and contributes to Mystery Scene magazine.
Daniel Stashower is an American author and editor of mystery fiction and historical nonfiction. He lives in Maryland.
Amanda Flower is a USA Today bestselling American writer of mystery novels under her real name and the pen name, "Isabella Alan". She writes for adults and children. She won the Agatha Award for Children's/Young Adult book in 2015 for Andi Unstoppable, and was nominated for an Agatha Award in 2010, 2013, and 2014.
Edith Maxwell is an Agatha Award-winning American mystery author also currently writing as Maddie Day. She writes cozy, traditional, and historical mysteries set in the United States.