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Are you ready to start a new mystery series? Or maybe you’ve read a few books in a particular series, but want to catch up with the rest? Check out the all mystery series in order below. Click on a name to see the author’s bio page and list of books in order of publication and chronological timeline.

This page is constantly growing with new authors included. While I can’t possibly add every crime, mystery and thriller author who has written a book to date, if you have a favorite and you don’t see it in the list, let me know in the comments section and I will add it here.

To see when and which new authors are added to the site, check out the What’s New section, which is updated daily.

You can also find authors listed in the mystery genres below:

Legal thriller authors

Medical thriller authors

Romantic suspense authors

Techno-thriller authors


Avery Aames

  • A Cheese Shop Mystery series

Ben Aaronovitch

  • Peter Grant series

Edward S. Aarons

  • Sam Durell series

Alex Abella

  • Charlie Morell series

Sparkle Abbey

  • Pampered Pet Mysteries series

Jeff Abbott

  • Sam Capra series
  • Whit Mosley series
  • Jordan Poteet Mystery series

Lynn Abercrombie

  • Cold Case Thriller series

Mark Abernethy

  • Alan McQueen series

Keith Ablow

  • Frank Clevenger series

J.L. Abramo

  • Jake Diamond PI series

Mario Acevedo

  • Felix Gomez series

Rick Acker

  • Dead Man’s Rule series

Hal Ackerman

  • Harry Stein series

Gilbert Adair

  • Evadne Mount Trilogy

Robin Adair

  • Curious Murdery Mystery series

Suzanne Adair

  • Mystery of the American Revolution series
  • Michael Stoddard American Revolution Thriller series

Alina Adams

  • A Figure Skating Mystery series

Elizabeth Adler

  • Mac Reilly series

Catherine Aird

  • Inspector Sloan series

Mark Alpert

  • Final Theory series

Carmen Amato

Richard Van Anderson

  • David McBride trilogy

Glen Apseloff

  • standalone medical thrillers

Gretchen Archer

M.J. Arlidge


Marian Babson

  • A Perkins & Tate Mystery series
  • Trixie Dolan & Evangeline Sinclair Mystery series

Kathleen Bacus

  • Calamity Jayne Mystery series

Joseph Badal

  • Bob Danforth series

David Baldacci – book reviews

  • Sean King & Michelle Maxwell series
  • Camel Club series
  • Shaw series
  • Will Robie series
  • John Puller series
  • Amos Decker series

Frankie Y. Bailey

  • Lizzie Stuart Mystery series

Robert Bailey

  • McMurtrie and Drake legal thriller series

Deb Baker

  • Gertie Johnson series
  • Gretchen Birch series

John Baker

  • Sam Turner series
  • Stone Lewis series

Nikki Baker

  • Virginia Kelly mystery series

Shannon Baker

  • A Nora Abbot Mystery series

Donna Ball

  • Raine Stockton Dog Mystery series
  • The Ladybug Farm series

Mignon Franklin Ballard

  • Miss Dimple Kilpatrick series
  • Augusta Goodnight series

Sandra Balzo

  • Maggy Thorsen mystery series
  • Main Street Mystery series

Linwood Barclay

  • Zack Walker series
  • No Time For Goodbye series

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  • The Naturals series
  • The Fixer series
  • Tattoo series
  • The Squad series

Nevada Barr

  • Anna Pigeon series

Jefferson Bass book reviews

  • The Body Farm series

Sydney Bauer

  • David Cavanaugh series

Carolyn Baugh – book reviews

  • Nora Khalil series

James Scott Bell

  • Ty Buchanan series
  • Mike Romeo series
  • Irish Jimmy Gallagher series
  • Force of Habit series
  • Shanon Saga
  • Trials Of Kit Shannon series

Steve Berry

  • Cotton Malone series

Mark Billingham

  • Tom Thorne series

Lisa Black

  • Theresa MacLean series
  • Gardiner and Renner series

Sharon Bolton (aka S.J. Bolton) – book reviews

  • Lacey Flint series

Stephen Booth – book reviews

  • Ben Cooper & Diane Fry series

C. J. Box

  • Joe Picket series
  • Cody Hoyt series

Jill Brock

  • Maggie and Odessa Mysteries series

Dan Brown

  • Robert Langdon series

Sandra Brown

  • standalone romantic suspense novels

Jack Du Brul

  • Philip Mercer series
  • The Oregon Files

Robert Bryndza

  • DCI Erika Foster series

D.W. Buffa

  • Joseph Antonelli series

James Lee Burke

  • Dave Robheaux series
  • Billy Bob Holland series
  • Hackberry Holland series
  • Weldon Holland series

Mary Burton

  • Texas Ranger series
  • Senseless series
  • Morgans of Nashville series
  • The Forgotten Files series


Laura Caldwell

  • Izzy McNeil series

Linda Castillo

  • Kate Burkholder series

Lee Child

  • Jack Reacher series

Lincoln Child  – book reviews

Tom Clancy – book reviews

  • Jack Ryan series
  • John Clark series
  • Jack Ryan Jr. series

Peter Clement

  • Dr. Earl Garnet series
  • Dr. Richard Steele series

Harlan Coben – book reviews

  • Myron Bolitar series
  • Mickey Bolitar series

Mary Higgins Clark

  • Alvirah & Willy series
  • Under Suspicion series

John A. Connell

  • Mason Collins series

Michael Connelly

  • Harry Bosch series
  • Mickey Haller series

John Connolly – book reviews

  • Charlie Parker series
  • Samuel Johnson series
  • The Chronicles of the Invaders Trilogy

Beverly Connor

Robin Cook – book reviews

  • Jack Stapleton
  • Laurie Montgomery series

Patricia Cornwell

  • Kay Scarpetta series
  • Any Brazil series
  • Vin Garano series

Catherine Coulter

  • FBI Thriller series
  • A Brit In The FBI series

Robert Crais

  • Elvis Cole series
  • Joe Pike series

Deborah Crombie

  • Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James series

Blake Crouch – book reviews

  • Wayward Pines series
  • Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite series
  • Letty Dobesh series

Clive Cussler

  • Dirk Pitt series
  • NUMA Files
  • Oregon Files
  • Isaac Bell Adventures
  • Fargo Adventures


Mary Daheim

  • Bed & Breakfast series
  • Alpine series

Kathi Daley

  • Zoe Donoval series
  • Paradise Lake series
  • Whales and Tales series

Jeffery Deaver

  • Lincoln Rhyme series
  • Kathryn Dance series
  • John Pellam series

Phillip DePoy

  • Flip Tucker series
  • Fever Develin series
  • Foggy Moskowitch series
  • Phillip Marlowe series

John Dunning

  • Cliff Janeway series


Mark Edwards

  • Kate Maddox series
  • Patrick Lennon series

Barry Eisler

  • John Rain series
  • Ben Treven series

Janet Evanovich

  • Stephanie Plum series
  • Fox And O’Hare series
  • Full series
  • Lizzy & Diesel series
  • Knight And Moon series


Paul Finch – book reviews

  • DS Heckenburg series

Joseph Finder

  • Nick Heller series

Vince Flynn

  • Mitch Rapp series

Gillian Flynn

  • standalone novels

G.M. Ford

  • Leo Waterman series
  • Frank Corso series

Brian Freeman

  • Jonathan Strides series
  • Cab Bolton series

Tana French

  • Dublin Murder Squad series


Lisa Gardner

  • FBI Profiler series
  • Detective D.D. Warren series
  • Tessa Leoni series

Julie Garwood

  • Buchanan-Renard-MacKenna series

Elizabeth George

  • Inspector Lynley series
  • Whidbey Island Saga/Saratoga Woods series

Daryl Wood Gerber

  • Cookbook Nook series

Tess Gerritsen – book reviews

  • Rizzoli & Isles series

E. E. Giorgi – book reviews

  • Track Presius series
  • Skyler Donohue series
  • Mayake Chronicles

Joel Goldman

  • Lou Mason series
  • Jack Davis series
  • Alex Stone series

Chris Grabenstein

  • John Ceepak series
  • several children series

Sue Grafton

  • Kinsey Millhone series

Heather Graham

  • Bone Island series
  • Flynn Brothers series
  • Harrison Investigation series
  • Krewe of Hunters series
  • Suspense series
  • Soap series

Andrew Grant

  • David Trevellyan series
  • Cooper Devereaux series

Mark Greaney

  • The Gray Man/Court Gentry series
  • co-author for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series

Elly Griffiths  – book reviews

  • Ruth Galloway series
  • DI Stephens & Max Mephisto series

Martha Grimes

  • Richard Jury series
  • Emma Graham series
  • Andi Olivier series

James Grippando

  • Jack Swyteck series

John Grisham

  • Theodore Boone series
  • standalone legal thrillers

Andrew Gross

  • Ty Hauck series


Steve Hamilton

  • Alex McKnight series

C.S. Harris

  • Sebastian St. Cyr series
  • Jax Alexander series (written as C.S. Graham)

Steven F. Havill

  • Bill Bastner series
  • Posadas Country series
  • Dr. Thomas Parks series

Sam Hawken

  • Camaro Espinoza series

Mo Hayder

  • Jack Caffery series

Mark E. Henshaw

  • Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke series

David Hewson

  • Nic Costa series
  • The Killing series
  • Pieter Vos series

Tony Hillerman

  • Leaphorn & Chee series

Kay Hooper – book reviews

  • Bishop/SCU series
  • Quinn/Thief series

Victoria Houston

  • Loon Lake Fishing series

Stephen Hunter

  • Bob Lee Swagger series
  • Earl Swagger series
  • Ray Cruz series

Graham Hurley

  • Joe Faraday
  • Jimmy Suttle


Polly Iyer

  • Diana Racine series


Lisa Jackson

  • San Francisco series
  • To Die/Montana series
  • Northwest series
  • New Orleans series
  • Savannah series
  • Colony series

Peter James – book reviews

  • Roy Grace series

J.A. Jance

  • J.P. Beaumont series
  • Ali Reynolds series
  • Joanna Brady series
  • Walker Family series

Iris Johansen

  • Eve Duncan series


Alex Kava

  • Maggie O’Dell series
  • Ryder Creed series

Jonathan Kellerman

David S. Khara – book reviews

  • The Consortium Trilogy

Raymond Khouri

  • Templar series

Stephen King

  • Shining series
  • Dark Tower series
  • Mr. Mercedes trilogy
  • Talisman series

Susan Kraus – book reviews

  • Grace McDonald series

William Kent Krueger

  • Cork O’Connor series

Pol Koutsakis

  • Stratos Gazis series


Victoria Laurie

  • Psychic Eye Mystery series
  • Ghost Hunter Mystery series

Joyce and Jim Lavene – book reviews

  • numerous cozy mystery series

Stephen Leather

  • Dan “Spider” Shepherd series
  • Jack Nightingale series
  • Inspector Zhang and Mike Cramer series

Patrick Lee

  • Travis Chase trilogy
  • Sam Dryder series

Dennis Lehane

  • Kenzie & Gennaro series
  • Coughlin series

John Lescroart

  • Auguste Lupa series
  • Dismas Hardy series
  • Abe Glitsky series
  • Wyatt Hunt series

Paul Levine

  • Jake Lassiter series
  • Solomon vs. Lord series
  • standalone legal thrillers

Barry Lyga – book reviews

  • Jasper Dent series

Jeff Lindsay

Judith Lucci

  • Alex Destephano series
  • Michaela McPherson series

Robert Ludlum

  • Jason Bourne series
  • Covert-One series
  • Paul Janson series

Eric Van Lustbader

  • Nicholas Linnear series
  • China Maroc series
  • Jason Bourne continuation series
  • Jack McClure series


Jonathan Maberry

  • Joe Ledger series
  • Rot & Ruin series
  • Pine Deep trilogy
  • Dead Of Night series
  • Dylan Quinn series
  • The Nightsiders series

Stuart MacBride

  • Loan McRae series
  • Ash Henderson series

Henning Mankell

  • Kurt Wallander series

Angela Marsons

  • DI Kim Stone series

Michael Marshall Smith

  • The Straw Men series
  • The Intruders

Monique Martin

  • Out of Time series
  • Saving Time series

Robert Masello

  • Carter Cox series

Kristine Mason

  • CORE Shadow trilogy
  • Ultimate CORE trilogy
  • Psychic CORE series
  • CORE Above The Law series
  • Reality TV series

Archer Mayor

  • Joe Gunther series

Ed McMbain

  • 87th Precinct series
  • Matthew Hope series

Val McDermid

  • Tony Hill series
  • Lindsay Gordon series
  • Kate Brannigan series
  • Karen Pirie series

Brad Meltzer

  • Culper Ring series

Rick Mofina

  • Tom Reed & Walt Sydowski series
  • Jason Wade series
  • Jack Gannon series
  • Kate Page series

Shaun Morey

  • Atitcus Fish series


Carla Neggers

  • Carriage House series
  • Cold Ridge/U.S. Marshals series
  • Sharpe & Donovan series
  • Swift River Valley series
  • Black Falls series

Jo Nesbo

  • Harry Hole series
  • Blood on Snow series


Meg O’Brien

  • Jessica “Jesse” James series

Carol O’Connell

  • Kathleen Mallory series


P.J. Parrish

  • Louis Kincaid series

James Patterson

  • Alex Cross series
  • Women’s Murder Club series
  • Private series
  • Michael Bennett series
  • NYPD Red series
  • Maximum Ride series

Louise Penny

  • Armand Gamache series

Thomas Perry

  • Butcher’s Boy series
  • Jane Whitefield series
  • Jack Till series

Elizabeth Peters

Linda La Plante

  • Legacy series
  • Prime Suspect series
  • Lorraine Page series
  • Trial and Retribution series
  • Anna Travis series

Scott Pratt

  • Joe Dillard series

Douglas Preston – book reviews


Sheila Quigley

  • Lorraine Hunt series, Mike Yorke trilogy

Anthony J. Quinn

  • Celsius Daly series


Ian Rankin

  • Inspector Rebus
  • Malcolm Fox series

Kathy Reichs

  • Temperance Brennan series
  • Virals – Tory Brennan series

J.D. Robb – book reviews

  • In Death/Eve Dallas series

Peter Robinson

  • DCI Banks series

James Rollins – book reviews

  • Sigma Force Series
  • standalone adventure novels

Karen Rose  – book reviews

  • Romantic Suspense series

Garry Ryan

  • Detective Lane series
  • Blackbirds series


John Sandford

  • Lucas Davenport/Prey series
  • Virgil Flowers series
  • Kidd series
  • The Singular Menace series

Jonathan Santlofer

  • Kate McKinnon series
  • Nate Rodriguez series

Lisa Scottoline

  • Rosato & Associates series
  • Rosato & DiNuncio series

Maggie Shayne

  • Mordercai Young series
  • Secrets Of Shadow Falls series
  • Brown & De Luca series
  • Shattered Sisters series
  • Wings In The Night series
  • Fairies Of Shara series
  • Immortal Witches series
  • Portal series
  • Texas Brand series
  • Oklahoma All-Girl Brand series
  • The McIntyre Men series

Jeffrey Siger

  • Andreas Kaldis series

Daniel Silva

  • Gabriel Allon series
  • Michael Osbourne series

Maj Sjöwall

  • Martin Beck series co-authored with Per Wahlöö

Karin Slaughter

  • Grant County series
  • Will Trent series

Steven Spruill

  • Elias Kane series
  • Rulers Of Darkness series

Roger Stelljes

  • McRyan Mystery series

Daniel Suarez

  • Demon series


Jon Talton

  • David Mapstone series
  • Will Borders series

Robert K. Tanenbaum

  • Butch Karp series

James Thompson

  • Inspector Kari Vaara series

Brad Thor

  • Scot Harvath series
  • Athena series

Mary Torjussen

  • standalone psychological thrillers

Simon Toyne

  • Sanctus trilogy
  • Solomon Creed series

P.J. Tracy

  • Monkeewrench series


Lisa Unger

  • Lydia Strong series
  • Ridley Jones series
  • Jones Cooper series
  • Whispers trilogy


Jack Vance

  • Dying Earth series
  • Demon Princes Cadwall Chronicles
  • Lyonnese series


M.D. Waters

  • Archetype series

Tracy Weber

  • Downward Dog Mystery series

Chuck Wendig

  • Zeroes series
  • Miriam Black series
  • Mookie Pearl series

F. Paul Wilson

  • Adversary Cycles series
  • Repairman Jack series

Jacqueline Winspear

  • Maisey Dobbs series

Ben H. Winters

Leslie Wolfe

  • Alex Hoffman series

Tom Wood

  • Victor The Assassin series

Stuart Woods

  • Stone Barrington series
  • Holly Barker series
  • Will Lee series
  • Ed Eagle series
  • Rick Barron series

Qiu Xiaolong

  • Inspector Chen series


Rick Yancey

  • The Highly Effective Detective series

Joyce Yarrow

  • Jo Epstein series

Tom Young

  • Michael Parson & Sofia Gold series


Joakim Zander

  • Klara Walldéen series
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108 Responses to “Mystery Authors”

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  1. Julie H. says:

    Anne Hillerman published her third book in the Bernie Manuelito and Jim Chee series, “Song of the Lion”. Any chance you could add her to the list of series you track? Thanks. Love this site.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      You can find the Leaphorn & Chee series on the page I created for her dad, the late author Tony Hillerman. The latest books written by Anne are also added to the list.

  2. Karen says:

    Would love to see more ebooks by Peter Robinson and Elly Griffiths. I know you have audio books by these authors, but ebooks are my favorites.

  3. Tom Nant says:

    Another good mystery author is Ben Coes and his Dewey Andeas series

  4. Irving says:

    Just found this site. Fabulous. Having read and re-read my favourite authors it is somewhere to find new ones. I notice you have not included any classic mystery authors.

  5. Matt Summers says:

    You don’t list either the Jason Bourne or Alex Cross series by Robert Ludlum, both of which are similar to the Jack Ryan series (including the Campus and/or John Clark series) by Tom Clancy. All of which either revolve around or cover the Central Intelligence Agency as a larger part of the series.

    I am also surprised that Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series is not included as well.

    All of which can be considered as Mystery/Thrillers

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Dan Brown added. Alex Cross series is by James Patterson and it has already been added on the site.
      Robert Ludlum will be added shortly.

  6. Diane P says:

    Thank you for this site. I come here to find new authors to try. I enjoy the Sasha McCandless series by Melissa F. Miller.

  7. Annamaria Cosgrove says:

    What about Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles series?

  8. June Trop says:

    Please consider adding my books to your list. I am the author of the “almost cozy” Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series set in first-century CE Alexandria, Egypt. My protagonist is modeled after the legendary alchemist, Maria Hebrea.

    Miriam, with the help of her servant Phoebe, uses her primitive knowledge of metallurgy and medicine to solve crimes.

    Each book stands alone but is best read in order to see how the characters evolve and adjust to the growing turbulence in the Eastern Roman Empire.

    The books are praised for their historical accuracy and lyrical prose.
    THE DEADLIEST SPORT (coming next)

  9. sharon hindman says:

    Where is christine feehan’s dark series?

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Well it’s not really a crime mystery series, it’s paranormal romance. I’ve read it years ago and loved each book, but the genre doesn’t really match with the topic of this site.

  10. Tim says:

    My bad on the spelling. Stieg Larsson is his name.

  11. Tim says:

    If I missed others talking about the Stieg Larsens “the girl who…” Books , I apologize but I didn’t see his name on your list. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo had 2 good sequels prior to the authors death. A new author has taken up the story with the blessing of Larsen’s family. Normally I wouldn’t consider reading a new authors take on a story that I really like but reviews were very positive.
    I read it and I liked it. The author respected the work done before him and honestly if I didn’t know Stieg was dead I would have thought it was the same author.
    The Girl in the Spiders Web is a good read but I would think it best to read them in order.
    That’s what this site is about?

  12. Fred Brosi says:

    I’d suggest adding Harry Bingham, author of the Fiona Griffiths series, set in Wales. Fiona is the strangest and most fascinating detective I’ve ever encountered. All the more fascinating because her strangeness is reality-based.

  13. Susan says:

    Oh, and Giles Blunt has a great series featuring John (?) Cardinal.

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