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John R. Sack

Conrad, former Franciscan
student and Sister Amata
Italy, 13th century

The Franciscan Conspiracy [2004]

C. J. Sansom 1

Matthew Shardlake, lawyer
1530s-1540s Tudor England

Dissolution [2003]
Dark Fire [2005]
Sovereign [2005]
Revelation [2008]

C. J. Sansom 2

Harry Brett, ex-public schoolboy,
traumatised veteran of Dunkirk and
reluctant spy for the
British Secret Service
Madrid, Spain 1940

Winter in Madrid [2006]

Novel of the West /
Novel of the Plains Mysteries
Thomas Mullins, unwillingly
retired black cavalry officer
Turn of the 20th C
Texas, Arizona & Boston

West Texas [1990]
Kitt Peak [1993]

Phil Beaumont
and Jane Turner,
Pinkerton Agents
Various European locations
1921-1923

Escapade [1995]
Masquerade [1998]
Cavalcade [2005]

Walter Satterthwait 2
(Non-Series)

Lizzie Borden
Notorious figure
acquitted of her parents' murders
30 years before
Massachusetts shore 1921

Miss Lizzie [1989]

Walter Satterthwait 3
(Non-Series)

Oscar Wilde
English writer
and aesthete
American West 1882

Wilde West [1991]

Walter Satterthwait 4
(Non-Series)

Based on real life death of
Emily Davies Vanderbilt Thayer
Whitfield, socialite 2nd wife of
pulp-fiction writer Raoul Whitfield
1930s Las Vegas, New Mexico

Dead Horse [2007]

Gordianus The Finder
Private Investigator
Rome, Italy 1st century B.C.

Roman Blood [1991]
Arms of Nemesis [1992]
Catilina's Riddle [1993]
The Venus Throw [1995]
A Murder on the Appian Way [1996]
The House of the Vestals [1997]
Rubicon [1999]
Last Seen in Massilia [2000]
A Mist of Prophecies [2002]
The Judgment of Caesar [2004]
A Gladiator Dies Only Once [2005]

Steven Saylor 2
(Non-Series)

O. Henry, writer
Based upon the real-life case
of the Servant Girl Annihilators
Austin, Texas, 1885

A Twist at the End: A Novel of O. Henry [2001]
   (aka Honour the Dead)

Frank Schatzing
(Non-Series)

Jacob the Fox, young thief
with fiery red hair
Based on death of real-life
architect Gerhard Morart,
Cologne, Germany 1260

Death and the Devil [2007]
   (1st English edition)

Edgar Allan Poe, Writer
Paired with various historical figures,
in different settings

Nevermore [1999]
   Davy Crockett 1830s Baltimore, MD USA
The Hum Bug [2001]
   P. T. Barnum 1840s NYC USA
The Mask of Red Death [2004]
   Kit Carson NYC 1845
The Tell-Tale Corpse [2006]
   12-yr-old Louisa May Alcott Boston 1845

E. M. Schorb
(Non-Series)

Edgar Allan Poe, Writer
Jonathan Goode, Detective Sergeant
Manhattan, 1840's

Paradise Square

Faye Quick, stenographer who
becomes a PI, taking over for her
boss when he goes off to WW II
New York City, NY 1943

This Dame for Hire [2005]
Too Darn Hot [2006]

Kate Sedley

Roger the Chapman
Traveling peddler
England, 1471 - 1478

Death and the Chapman [1991]
The Plymouth Cloak [1992]
The Weaver's Tale (aka The Hanged Man) [1993]
The Holy Innocents [1994]
Eve of Saint Hyacinth [1995]
The Wicked Winter [1995]
The Brothers of Glastonbury [1997]
The Weaver's Inheritance [1998]
The Saint John's Fern [1999]
The Goldsmith's Daughter [2001]
The Lammas Feast [2002]
Nine Men Dancing [2003]
The Midsummer Rose [2004]
The Burgundian's Tale [2005]
The Prodigal Son [2006]
The Three Kings of Cologne [2007]

Francis Selwyn
(aka Donald Thomas)

William Clarence Verity,
Sergeant in Scotland Yard's
'Private Clothes Detail'
investigating the Victorian London underworld England 1850s

Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond [1975]
Sergeant Verity and the Cracksman [1974]
  (aka Cracksman on Velvet)
Sergeant Verity Presents His Compliments [1977]
Sergeant Verity and the Blood Royal [1979]
Sergeant Verity and the Swell Mob [1980]
The Hangman's Child [2000]

Diane K. Shah

Paris Chandler,
Gossip columnist's Assistant
Hollywood 1947

Dying Cheek to Cheek [1992]
As Crime Goes By

Catherine Shaw

Miss Vanessa Duncan,
a young schoolmistress
Cambridge University, 1888

The Three-Body Problem [2004]
Flowers Stained With Moonlight [2005]
The Library Paradox [2006]
The Riddle of the River [2007]

Wellsley Fitzroy Shelton

Willie Bo Abraham,
"Colored man" who is a
part-time attorney,
part-time fix-it man
Logan Creek, South Carolina 1929

I Never Knew Home [2007]

James Sherburne

Paddy Moretti,
racing reporter for NYC
Spirit of the Times newspaper
Various US locations 1890s

Death's Pale Horse [1980]
Death's Gray Angel [1981]
Death's Clenched Fist [1982]
Death's White City [1987]
Death's Bright Arrow [1989]

John Sherwood
(Non-Series)

Tony Chatham,
Features Organizer
for the BBC
London, England 1930s

A Shot in the Arm: Death at the BBC [1982]

Jody Shields
(Non-Series)

Viennese Inspector (unnamed)
Erszébet, his Hungarian wife
1910 in Vienna

The Fig Eater

Javier Sierra
Manguel, Alberto (Translator)
(Non-Series)

Father Agostino Leyre
Inquisitor from Rome and
expert on cryptography
Milan, Italy 1497

The Secret Supper [2001]

Daniel Silva
(Non-Series)

Alan Vicary
Cambridge history professor
London 1944

The Unlikely Spy [2003]

Edgar Allan Poe, writer, detective
Mid-19th century New York

On Night's Shore
Disquiet Heart [2002]
  Reissued as Doubly Dead [2004]

Dan Simmons
(Non-Series)

Ernest Hemingway, writer
Joe Lucas, FBI agent
1942, height of World War II
Cuban countryside

The Crook Factory

Robert Skinner

Wesley Farrell, nightclub owner
Creole passing for white
1930s - 40s, New Orleans

Skin Deep, Blood Red
Cat-Eyed Trouble
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Blood to Drink [2000]
Pale Shadow [2001]
The Righteous Cut [2007]

Jerry Sloniger
(Non-Series)

Slonnie, top test pilot
Gangster era Chicago IL USA 1924

Flying Capone's Booze: 1924 [2005]

Martin Cruz Smith
(Non-Series)

Jonathan Blair
Mining engineer
Mining town of Wigan
Lancashire, England 1872

Rose [1996]

Alexander von Reisden, Austrian Baron
Perdita Halley, A Music Student
Switzerland and Paris
early 1900s

The Vanished Child
The Knowledge of Water
A Citizen of the Country [2000]

Sherry L. Snelgrove
(Non-Series)

George Clements, American G.I.
and Alexandra, illegitimate daughter
of Joseph Stalin
Europe, various locations WW II

Another Man's Treasure [2007]

Jose Carlos Somoza
Transl. by Sonia Soto
(Non-Series)

Heracles Pontor
"Decipherer of Enigmas"
Academy of Plato
Ancient Greece 400 B.C.

The Athenian Murders [2002]

Mickey Rawlings, Baseball Player
America, various locations
1912-1918

Murder at Fenway Park
Murder at Ebbets Field
Murder at Wrigley Field
Hunting a Detroit Tiger
The Cincinnati Red Stalkings
Hanging Curve
The Tomb That Ruth Built [2002]

Marshall Webb, writer
1892 New York

Island of Tears [2001]
The Gilded Cage [2002]
Burning Bridges [2004]

Bow Street Runner John Pickett
Regency England

In Milady's Chamber [2006]

Charles Patterson,
impoverished musician
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England 1730s

Broken Harmony [2007]

Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Woodend
England (various locales) 1960s

The Salton Killings [1998]
Murder at Swann's Lake [1999]
Death of a Cave Dweller [2000]
The Dark Lady [2000]
The Golden Mile to Murder [2000]
Dead On Cue [2001]
Death of an Innocent [2002]
The Red Herring [2002]
The Enemy Within [2003]
A Death Left Hanging [2003]
The Witch Maker [2004]
The Butcher Beyond [2004]
Dying in the Dark [2005]
Stone Killer [2005]
Dying in the Dark [2005]
A Long Time Dead [2006]
Sins of the Fathers [2006]
Dangerous Games [2007]
Death Watch [2007]

Bernard St. James

Chief Inspector Blanc
of the Paris police force
early 19th C

April Thirtieth [1978]
The Seven Dreamers [1982]

Virginia Stang

Tales of Old Baltimore
Lt. Mark Bennett and
Officer Cavanaugh of the
Western Watch House
1830s Baltimore MD USA

Murder in the Red Brick City [2002]
The Baroness and Her Wandering Pearls [2004]
The Resurrection Men [2005]

"Roman Noir"
Arcturus, Praetorium
personal physician to
the governor of Roman Britain
Londinium 1st C AD

Nox Dormienda (A Long Night for Sleeping) [2008]
Maledictus (Cursed) [forthcoming]
A short story available online titled Convivium

Daniel Stashower

Young Harry Houdini,
struggling magician
Dash Hardeen, his brother,
booking agent, and fellow magician
1897-98 New York City

The Dime Museum Murders [1999]
The Floating Lady Murder [2000]
The Houdini Specter [2001]

Noir series chronicling the
Cold War from inside an unnamed
country behind the Iron Curtain
Various detectives, with characters
from one book appearing in others

Bridge of Sighs [2003]
  Det. Emil Brod - 1948
The Confession [2004]
  Insp. Ferenc Kolyeszar - 1956
36 Yalta Boulevard [2005]
  Published in the UK as The Vienna Assignment
  Inspector Brano Sev - 1966-67
Liberation Movements [2006]
  Secret Policeman Gavra Noukas and
  Homicide Detective Katja Drdova - 1968-75
Victory Square [2007]   Det. Emil Brod - 1940s

Henry Gresham, gentleman spy
Elizabethan-Jacobean England

The Desperate Remedy [2001]
   (1605, at the time of the Gunpowder Plot
The Conscience of the King [2003]
   (1612, Shakespearean theatre world)
The Galleons' Grave [2005]
   (1588, during the Armada)
The Rebel Heart [2006]
   (1598, Rise of Essex)

Beau Brummell, Arbiter of Fashion
England's Regency period

Death on a Silver Tray
The Tainted Snuff Box
The Bloodied Cravat [2002]
Murder In The Pleasure Gardens [2003]

C. J. Stevermer

Nicholas Coffin, alchemist
Renaissance Italy
under the Borgias 15th C

The Alchemist: Death of a Borgia [1980]
The Duke and the Veil [1981]

Serena Stier

Florence Tod, suffragette
and her cousin,
Isabella Stewart Gardner
New York City 1890

Deadly Illumination [2001]

Jessica Stirling
(Non-Series)

Cameron Adams
Maverick lawyer
Georgian Glasgow, Scotland

Lantern for the Dark [2003]

Alan Stockwell

Sherlock Holmes pastiche
Victorian England

The Singular Adventures of Mr Sherlock Holmes [2003]

Alex Stoffel

Cavalry Lt. Col. Jake Cutter,
assigned to Army Intelligence
Anna Weysmith,
Secret Service Agent
Black Hills, South Dakota 1880s

Justice at Devil's Tower [2007]

Marianne Wilski Strong
(Short Stories only)

Kleides the Sophist
philosopher & investigator
for Pericles, Archon of Athens
Ancient Greece 495-420 B.C.

The Lyre’s Song
   Pub in AHMM, Jul / Aug 2002
Death in an Olive Grove
   Pub in AHMM, Apr 2003
Death at Olympia
   Pub in AHMM, Jul / Aug 2003
Death at the Festival
   Pub in AHMM, Mar 2004
Death at the Theatre
   Pub in AHMM, Jan / Feb 2005
Death at the Port
   Pub in AHMM, Jul / Aug 2005
Death at Delphi
   Pub in AHMM, Jun 2006

Frank C. Strunk

Berkley Jordon
Deputy Sheriff and
gambler
Buxton, Kentucky 1933-4

Jordon's Wager [1991]
Jordon's Showdown [1991]

Jean Stubbs

Inspector Linscott
Edwardian San Francisco

Dear Laura [1973]
The Painted Face [1974]
The Golden Crucible [1976]

Diane A. S. Stuckart
(aka Alexa Smart and Anna Gerard)

Leonardo Da Vinci
Artist and inventor
Milan 1483

The Queen's Gambit [2008]

Jeremy Sturrock
(Pseudonym for Ben Healey.
Also published under US
pseudonym J. G. Jeffries

Jeremy Sturrock,
Bow Street Runner
Georgian & Regency England

The Village of Rogues [1972]
  (The Thieftaker in the US)
A Wicked Way to Die [1973]
The Wilful Lady [1975]
A Conspiracy of Poisons [1977]
Suicide Most Foul [1981]
Captain Bolton's Corpse [1982]
The Pangersbourne Murders [1983]

Mary E. Summers

James Christie Hunter,
schoolmaster, and his friend
Police Inspector Owen Rattray
Victorian-era Edinburgh, Scotland

Mr. Hunter and The Templars [2006]

Abigail Lawrence,
widowed tavernkeeper
British-occupied New Jersey
American Revolution 1777

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Murder [2004]
Death of a Camp Follower (forthcoming)

Arthur Swinson

Sergeant Cork, early CID
officer at Scotland Yard
Victorian London
Collections of short stories
adapted from 1963 TV show

Sergeant's Cork Casebook [1965]
Sergeant Cork's Second Casebook [1966]

Julian Symons 1

Paul Vandervent, admirer
of a young girl suspected in
family members' murders
Blackheath, London 1890s

The Blackheath Poisonings [1978]

Julian Symons 2

Fictional retelling of
"The Pimlico Mystery" with
Adelaide Bartlett accused of
poisoning her husband London 1886

Sweet Adelaide [1980]

Julian Symons 3

The Detling family
gathered together at a
Christmas party
Victorian England

The Detling Murders [1983]

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