A Guide to Classic Mystery and Detection Home Page

This is an alphabetic list of mystery writers in this "History of Mystery" web site.

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A

Edward S. Aarons

Anthony Abbot

Samuel Hopkins Adams

Max Afford

Louisa May Alcott

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

David Alexander

H.T. Alfon

Grant Allen

H. Warner Allen

Margery Allingham

Hughes Allison

Alan Ritner Anderson

Frederick Irving Anderson

Lars Anderson

Poul Anderson

Scoular Anderson

Arnold Andrews

Anonyma (W. Stephens Hayward ?)

Michelangelo Antonioni

Michael Arlen

Charlotte Armstrong

Isaac Asimov

Stacy Aumonier

Michael Avallone

B

M.M.B.

Isaac Babel

George Bagby

H. C. Bailey

Eustace Hale Ball

J. G. Ballard

Willis Todhunter Ballard

Edwin Balmer

Vincent Banville

Willetta Ann Barber

Linda Barnes

Mac Barnett

Robert Barr

William E. Barrett

George Barton

Jerome Beatty

K. K. Beck

Josephine Bell

Robert Leslie Bellem

Arnold Bennett

Dorothy Bennett

E. C. Bentley

Anthony Berkeley

Norman Berrow

George A. Best

Earl Derr Biggers

Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Otto Binder

Nicholas Blake

Blanche Bloch

Robert Bloch

Lawrence G. Blochman

Kim Blundell

Harry Blyth

M. McDonnell Bodkin

Theodora Du Bois

Fortuné Du Boisgobey

Nelson S. Bond

Lionel Booker

Charles G. Booth

Guy N. Boothby

Jorge Luis Borges

James Skipp Borlase

Anthony Boucher

Jack Boyle

Leigh Brackett

Ray Bradbury

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Ernest Bramah

Max Brand

Jon L. Breen

William Brittain

Lynn Brock

Stuart Brock

Charlotte Brontë

Emily Brontë

Fredric Brown

Howard Browne

Bruce Buckingham

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Gelett Burgess

Richard Burke

Rex Burns

Miles Burton

Christopher Bush

John K. Butler

C

Michael Scott Cain

Paul Cain

Sir Gilbert Campbell

John W. Campbell

Karel Capek

Carol Carnac

A. Z. H. Carr

Glyn Carr

John Dickson Carr

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Hugh B. Cave

M. E. Chaber (Ken Crossen)

Claude Chabrol

Paul Chadwick

Robert W. Chambers

C. M. Chan

Raymond Chandler

Torrey Chanslor

Thomas Chastain

Anton Chekhov

G. K. Chesterton

Charles B. Child

Agatha Christie

Dale Clark

Clyde B. Clason

Anthony Clemens

Hal Clement

Barbara Cleverly

J. Storer Clouston

Belton Cobb

George M. Cohan

Octavus Roy Cohen

Stephen Paul Cohen

G.D.H. and M. Cole

Michael Collins

Wilkie Collins

Joseph Commings

Richard Connell

J. J. Connington

Merle Constiner

Mike Cooper

Bennett Copplestone (Frederick Harcourt Kitchin)

Vincent Cornier

Bill Crenshaw

Rink Creussen

Bill Crider

Edmund Crispin

Freeman Wills Crofts

M. E. Chaber (Ken Crossen)

George Harmon Coxe

Tom Curry

Jacqueline Cutlip

D

Carroll John Daly

Glyn E. Daniel (Dilwyn Rees)

Avram Davidson

Valentine Davies

Frederick C. Davis

Norbert Davis

Rebecca Harding Davis

Richard Harding Davis

Elizabeth Dean

Gregory Dean

William L. DeAndrea

C. I. Defontenay

Lillian De La Torre

Lester Dent

Jo Dereske

August Derleth

Karl W. Detzer

Philip K. Dick

Charles Dickens

John H. Dirckx

Dorothy Cameron Disney

Brice Disque Jr.

Arthur Durham Divine

Franklin W. Dixon

Dick Donovan

Richard Dowling

Arthur Conan Doyle

Theodora Du Bois

Fortuné Du Boisgobey

Alexandre Dumas

Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Ralph Durand

Allan Dwan

Ruth Dwyer

George Dyer

E

Arlton Eadie

Mignon G. Eberhart

James G. Edwards

Richard Ellington

Allan Vaughan Elston

Earl W. Emerson

Kathy Lynn Emerson

Loren D. Estleman

Robert Eustace

F

William Faulkner

William Fay

John Russell Fearn

Charles Felix

Elizabeth Ferrars / E.X. Ferrars

Louis Feuillade

Medora Field

A. Fielding

Gerald Findler

Howard Finney

Bruno Fischer

Joseph Fulling Fishman

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Flanagan

G. T. Fleming-Roberts

J. S. Fletcher

Homer Eon Flint

T. T. Flynn

Hulbert Footner

John P. Foran

Leslie Ford

Katherine V. Forrest

Andrew Forrester, Jr.

Mary Fortune

B.B. Fowler

Anatole France

Dick Francis

Antonia Fraser

Steve Frazee

Martha Freeman

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

R. Austin Freeman

David Frome

Susan Fry

Samuel Fuller

Jacques Futrelle

G

Émile Gaboriau

Dorothy Gardiner

Erle Stanley Gardner

Garrido

Randall Garrett

William Campbell Gault

Hugo Gernsback

Cromwell Gibbons

Walter Gibson

Anthony Gilbert

W. S. Gilbert

Rufus Gillmore

Charles G. Givens

Peter Godfrey

Joseph Gollomb

George Goodchild

Alan Gordon

Dan Gordon

Carol Gorman

Sue Grafton

Bruce Graham

Zenith Gray

Alan Green

Anna Katherine Green

Lois H. Gresh

Arthur Griffiths

John Grisham

Michael E. Grost

Frank Gruber

Elizabeth Gunn

H

Edward Everett Hale

Clifford Halifax

Vincent Hall

Brett Halliday

William Hallstead

Paul Halter

Edmond Hamilton

Dashiell Hammett

Thomas W. Hanshew

Cyril Hare

Charles L. Harness

Joseph Harrington

C. William Harrison

Henry Sydnor Harrison

Michael Harrison

Steven F. Havill

Brenda Haw

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Howard Haycraft

Anonyma (W. Stephens Hayward ?)

Rolf Heimann

Robert Heinlein

Ronald Henderson

O. Henry

Georgette Heyer

Clifford Hicks

Yokoyama Hideo

E.W. Hildick

Headon Hill

Katherine Hill

Alfred Hitchcock

Donald Bayne Hobart

Edward D. Hoch

Steve Hockensmith

William Hope Hodgson

E.T.A. Hoffmann

James W. Holden

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

Geoffrey Homes

Pauline E. Hopkins

E.W. Hornung

Anthony Horowitz

Geoffrey Household

Clark Howard

Fred Hoyle

W.H. Hudson

Dorothy B. Hughes

Fergus Hume

Aldous Huxley

C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne

I

Jack Iams

Michael Innes

Patrick Irelan

J

Michael Jahn

Herbert Jenkins

Edgar Jepson

F. Tennyson Jesse

Frances K. Judd

K

Hugh MacNair Kahler

Victor Kalin

Stuart M. Kaminsky

Rob Kantner

MacKinlay Kantor

Phil Karlson

Erik Kastner

Herbert Keen

Day Keene

Faraday Keene

Donald Keith

Clarence Budington Kelland

Toni L. P. Kelner

Harry Kemelman

Baynard Kendrick

Richard Keverne

Thomas Kindon

C. Daly King

Frank King

Rufus King

Rudyard Kipling

James A. Kirch

Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin

Bennett Copplestone (Frederick Harcourt Kitchin)

David Knadler

Clifford Knight

Ronald Knox

Judith Lea Koretsky

Cyril M. Kornbluth

Frederick Arnold Kummer

Aleksandr Kuprin

Michael Kurland

Akira Kurosawa

L

Ed Lacy

Oliver La Farge

R.A. Lafferty

Fritz Lang

John Lantigua

Lawrence Lariar

Maurice Leblanc

Hannah Lees

Joseph Sheridan LeFanu

Susannah Leigh

Murray Leinster

William Le Queux

Fred C. Levon

Joseph H. Lewis

Sinclair Lewis

Martin Limón

Abraham Lincoln

M. Lindsay

Frances and Richard Lockridge

Jack London

Julius Long

E.C.R. Lorac

H.P. Lovecraft

Glenn Low

Richard A. Lupoff

Lawrence L. Lynch

Francis Lynde

M

Philip MacDonald

Harold MacGrath

William MacHarg

Wendy Madgwick

Catherine Mambretti

Lou Manfredo

Anthony Mann

Phil Mann

David X Manners

William Manners

Virgil Markham

Margaret Maron

Ngaio Marsh

E.C. Marshall

Charles Martel

A. E. Martin

Tom Marvin

A. E. W. Mason

Harold Q. Masur

Seicho Matsumoto

H. H. Matteson

Brander Matthews

W. Somerset Maugham

D. B. McCandless

Helen McCloy

Horace McCoy

Johnston McCulley

Patricia McGerr

Donald McGibeny

William P. McGivern

John T. McIntyre

Howard McLellan

L. T. Meade

Roi Cooper Megrue

Herman Melville

Jean-Pierre Melville

Patrick Merrell

Nicholas Meyer

A. A. Milne

Harry Miner

Vincente Minnelli

Gladys Mitchell

Cleveland L. Moffett

Ferenc Molnar

Charles Edward Montague

Nigel Morland

Christopher Morley

Dermot Morrah

Arthur Morrison

Marcia Muller

N

Anne Nash

Shizuko Natsuki

Frederick Nebel

Hugh Lawrence Nelson

Ray Nelson

Joseph M. Newman

Meredith Nicholson

Helen Nielsen

Hume Nisbet

Kyotaro Nishimura

Norizuki Rintaro

O'Neil De Noux

O

Lenore Glen Offord

Harvey J. O'Higgins

Nicholas Olde

E. Phillips Oppenheim

Emmuska, Baroness Orczy

Rodrigues Ottolengui

P

Frank L. Packard

Norvell Page

Stuart Palmer

Bruce D. Pelletier

Max Pemberton

Rupert Penny

Hugh Pentecost

Sara Peretsky

Barry Perowne

Ellis Peters

Roland Phillips

Eden Phillpotts

Nancy Pickard

Charles Felton Pidgin

John Pinkney

C. L. Pirkis

Ernest M. Poate

Edgar Allan Poe

Zelda Popkin

Arthur Porges

Melville Davisson Post

James Powell

Richard S. Prather

E. Hoffmann Price

Bill Pronzini

Milton M. Propper

Ernest Robertson Punshon

Q

Ellery Queen

Leslie Quirk

R

S. S. Rafferty

Robert J. Randisi

Rick Raphael

Clayton Rawson

Victor K. Ray

Angus Reach

Dilwyn Rees (Glyn E. Daniel)

Arthur B. Reeve

Robert Reeves

Seeley Regester

Helen Reilly

Ruth Rendell

Herbert Resnicow

John Rhode

Craig Rice

Elmer Rice

Allen Richards

Mary Roberts Rinehart

Jack Ritchie

C. E. Bechhofer Roberts

Sax Rohmer

Edward Ronns

Kelley Roos

Forrest Rosaire

J.-H. Rosny

Holly Roth

William Rough

Jennifer Rowe

S. J. Rozan

Damon Runyon

S

Rafael Sabatini

Richard Sale

Robert Sampson

Carl McK. Saunders

Dorothy L. Sayers

R.F. Schabelitz

Benjamin M. Schutz

George S. Schuyler

Sutherland Scott

Will Scott

Hank Searls

Mabel Seeley

Reuben Jennings Shay

Walt Sheldon

Eric Shepherd

Juanita Sheridan

Matthew Phipps Shiel

Soji Shimada

Don Siegel

Clifford D. Simak

Georges Simenon

George R. Sims

Fiona Sinclair

Robert Siodmak

Frederick Skerry

John Sladek

Cordwainer Smith

H. Greenhough Smith

Shelley Smith

William F. Smith

Juliet Snape and Charles Snape

Donald J. Sobol

Harriet Prescott Spofford

Dan A. Sproul

H. de Vere Stacpoole

Clinton H. Stagg

Fay Grissom Stanley

Richard Starnes

Vincent Starrett

Aaron Marc Stein

John Steinbeck

Lincoln Steffens

B. K. Stevens

Burton Egbert Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson

Frank R. Stockton

Hampton Stone

Rex Stout

Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett (John Stephen Strange)

T. S. Stribling

Joseph Szebenyei

T

Akimitsu Takagi

Hake Talbot

J. M. Taylor

Matt Taylor

Tom Taylor

William Teason

Josephine Tey

Lee Thayer

Dietrich Thede

Sir Basil Thomson

James Thurber

Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett (John Stephen Strange)

Theodore Tinsley

Gerald Tomlinson

Lillian De La Torre

Steven Torres

Jacques Tourneur

Maurice Tourneur

Jenny Tyler

U

Edgar G. Ulmer

Arthur W. Upfield

V

S. S. Van Dine

A. E. van Vogt

H. de Vere Stacpoole

Vernor Vinge

W

C. C. Waddell

Henry Wade

Sidney Waldo

Edgar Wallace

R. A. J. Walling

Ruth Sawtell Wallis

Raoul Walsh

Thomas Walsh

Donald Wandrei

James Warren

James Lincoln Warren

"Waters"

Jack Webb

Robert Weinberg

James Howard Wellard

Edward Wellen

Orson Welles

Carolyn Wells

Helen Wells

Roland West

Ethel Lina White

Hal White

Victor L. Whitechurch

Raoul Whitfield

Mike Wiecek

Percival Wilde

Ellen Wilkinson

John Willard

Arthur Williams

Ben Ames Williams

John Babbington Williams

Valentine Williams

Edmund Wilson

Horatio Winslow

Henry Winterfeld

Clifford Witting

P. G. Wodehouse

Gene Wolfe

William Almon Wolff

Mrs. Henry Wood

Ted Wood

Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

R.C. Woodthorpe

Cornell Woolrich

Eric Wright

Philip Wylie

Anthony Wynne

Y

James Yaffe

Z

Israel Zangwill

Roger Zelazny

Mark Richard Zubro

Authors without links are (hopefully) in upcoming material, not yet at web site.