Mystery Authors

Mystery Authors

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If you are looking to start a new mystery series or want to catch up with the rest of a series you’ve started, check out the mystery authors and their series in order below. Click on an author’s name to see the author’s bio page and their books in order of publication and chronological timeline, along with a link to reviews for books in the series.

Most mystery authors have written more than one series, so if you are looking for a particular series in order, rather than all the books written by the author, here you will find each mystery and thriller series listed separately under the author’s name.

This page is constantly updated 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 on the list, let me know in the comments section and I will add it here.

The mystery authors page is useful if you know the name of a series (e.g. Jack Reacher), but it has momentarily failed you who the author is, or you’re simply interested in learning about new authors you want to start catching up to.

In addition, you can also check out the authors/books listed in the mystery genres below:

Legal thriller authors

Medical thriller authors

Romantic suspense authors

Techno-thriller authors


Ben Aaronovitch

  • Peter Grant series

Edward S. Aarons

  • Sam Durell series

Alex Abella

  • Charlie Morell series

Jeff Abbott

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

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

Steve Alten

  • MEG series
  • Domain series
  • Loch series
  • Grim Reaper series

Carmen Amato

  • Emilia Cruz mystery series

Richard Van Anderson

  • David McBride trilogy

Glen Apseloff

  • standalone medical thrillers

Gretchen Archer

  • Davis Way cozy mystery series

M.J. Arlidge

  • Helen Grace series

Ace Atkins

  • Nick Travers series
  • Quinn Colson series
  • Spenser series


Kathleen Bacus

  • Calamity Jayne Mystery series

Joseph Badal

  • Bob Danforth series
  • Lassiter/Martinez Case Files

David Baldacci

  • 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

Shannon Baker

  • A Nora Abbot Mystery series

Mignon Franklin Ballard

  • Miss Dimple Kilpatrick series
  • Augusta Goodnight 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

Fiona Barton

  • Kate Waters series

Jefferson Bass

  • The Body Farm series

Sydney Bauer

  • David Cavanaugh series

Carolyn Baugh

  • Nora Khalil series

James Becker

  • Chris Bronson series
  • The Lost Treasure of the Templars 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)

  • Lacey Flint series

Stephen Booth

  • Ben Cooper & Diane Fry series

C. J. Box

  • Joe Picket series
  • Cody Hoyt series
  • Cassie Dewell 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
  • Kate Marshall series

D.W. Buffa

  • Joseph Antonelli series

James Lee Burke

  • Dave Robicheaux 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

Tom Clancy

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

Anne Cleeland

  • Doyle and Acton series

Peter Clement

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

Harlan Coben

  • Myron Bolitar series
  • Mickey Bolitar series
  • Windsor Horne Lockwood III series

Mary Higgins Clark

  • Alvirah & Willy series
  • Under Suspicion series

John A. Connell

  • Mason Collins series

Michael Connelly

  • Harry Bosch series
  • Mickey Haller series
  • Terry McCaleb series
  • Jack McEvoy series
  • Renée Ballard series

John Connolly

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

Beverly Connor

Robin Cook

  • Jack Stapleton
  • Laurie Montgomery series

Patricia Cornwell

  • Kay Scarpetta series
  • Andy 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

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

Chris Culver

  • Ash Rashid series
  • Gabe Ward series

Clive Cussler

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


Mark Dawson

  • John Milton series
  • Beatrix Rose series
  • Isabella Rose series
  • Soho Noir series

Jeffery Deaver

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

Nelson deMille

  • John Sutter series
  • Paul Brenner series
  • John Corey series
  • Joe Ryker series

Phillip DePoy

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

Robert Dugoni

  • Tracy Crosswhite series
  • David Sloane series

John Dunning

  • Cliff Janeway series


Mark Edwards

  • Kate Maddox series
  • Patrick Lennon series

Barry Eisler

  • John Rain series
  • Ben Treven series

Allen Eskens

  • Max Rupert series

Janet Evanovich

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


Linda Fairstein

  • Alexandra Cooper series
  • Devlin Quick series

Joseph Finder

  • Nick Heller series

Vince Flynn

Gillian Flynn

  • standalone novels

G.M. Ford

  • Leo Waterman series
  • Frank Corso series

Brian Freeman

  • Jonathan Strides series
  • Cab Bolton series

Barbara Freethy

  • Deception series
  • Sanders Brothers series
  • Lightning Strikes trilogy
  • Off the Grid: FBI trilogy

Tana French

  • Dublin Murder Squad series


Lisa Gardner

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

Meg Gardiner

  • Evan Delaney series
  • Jo Beckett series
  • UNSUB series

Julie Garwood

  • Buchanan-Renard-MacKenna series

Elizabeth George

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

Tess Gerritsen

  • Rizzoli & Isles series

E. E. Giorgi

  • 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

  • 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

Jane Harper

  • Aaron Falk series

C.S. Harris

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

John Hart

  • Johnny Merrimon series

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

Tami Hoag

  • Kovac & Liska series
  • Oak Knoll series
  • Elena Estes series
  • Deer Lake series
  • Broussard and Fourcade series

Kay Hooper

  • Bishop/SCU series
  • Quinn/Thief series

Victoria Houston

  • Loon Lake Fishing series

Linda Howard

  • Rescues series
  • Mackenzie Family Saga
  • CIA Spies series
  • Blair Mallory series

Stephen Hunter

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

Graham Hurley

  • Joe Faraday
  • Jimmy Suttle

Gregg Hurwitz

  • Orphan X series
  • Tim Rackley series
  • Rains series


Greg Iles

  • Penn Cage series
  • Nanchez Burning series

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

  • Roy Grace series

J.A. Jance

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

Iris Johansen

  • Eve Duncan series
  • Catherine Ling series
  • Kendra Michaels series
  • Wind Dancer series


Alex Kava

  • Maggie O’Dell series
  • Ryder Creed series

Jonathan Kellerman

Jerry Kennealy

  • Nick Polo series
  • Carroll Quint series

David S. Khara

  • The Consortium Trilogy

Raymond Khouri

  • Templar series

Stephen King

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

Susan Kraus

  • Grace McDonald series

William Kent Krueger

  • Cork O’Connor series

Pol Koutsakis

  • Stratos Gazis series


Jon Land

  • Caitlin Strong series
  • The Tyrant series
  • Ben Kamal & Danielle Barnea series
  • Blaine McCracken series
  • Jared Kimberlain series
  • Murder She Wrote series

Victoria Laurie

  • Psychic Eye Mystery series
  • Ghost Hunter Mystery series

Joyce and Jim Lavene

  • 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

Katia Lief

  • Karin Schaeffer series
  • The Searchers 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
  • Bravo Shaw series


Jonathan Maberry

  • Joe Ledger series
  • Rogue Team International 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

Brenda Novak

  • Fairham Island Series
  • Evelyn Talbot Chronicles
  • Bulletproof trilogy
  • Dept 6 Hired Guns series
  • Last Stand series
  • Stillwater Trilogy


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
  • The Black Box series

Louise Penny

  • Armand Gamache series

Anne Perry

  • Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series
  • William Monk series
  • Christmas Stories series
  • World War I series
  • Timepiece series
  • Tathea 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


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

Karen Robards

  • Dr. Charlotte Stone series
  • Jessica Ford series
  • The Guardian

J.D. Robb

  • In Death/Eve Dallas series

Peter Robinson

  • DCI Banks series

James Rollins

  • Sigma Force Series
  • standalone adventure novels

Karen Rose

  • 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

Karin Slaughter

  • Grant County series
  • Will Trent series

Walter Sorrells

  • Hunted series
  • Flight 29 Down series
  • Pendragon: Before the war series
  • Cold Case Thriller series
  • Sunny Childs series

Steven Spruill

  • Elias Kane series
  • Rulers Of Darkness series

Roger Stelljes

  • McRyan Mystery series

Daniel Suarez

  • Demon series

James Swain

  • Tony Valentine series
  • Jack Carpenter series
  • Peter Warlock series
  • Billy Cunningham series


Jon Talton

  • David Mapstone series
  • Will Borders series

Robert K. Tanenbaum

  • Butch Karp series

James Thompson

  • Inspector Kari Vaara series

Charles Todd

  • Inspector Ian Rutledge series
  • Bess Crawford 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

Scott Turow

  • Kindle County 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

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

  • Last Policeman trilogy

Leslie Wolfe

  • Alex Hoffman series
  • Tess Winnett series
  • Baxter and Holt 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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  1. LINDA HELT says:


  2. L. Tyler says:

    Erica Spindler

  3. Jose says:

    Great list! Absolutely agree with all entries. What about Shari Lapena and Ruth Ware?

  4. Marilyn Burday says:

    Please consider Margaret Coel’s series on the Wind River Reservation in Central Wyoming…Arapahos…featuring Father O’Malley and Attorney Vickie Holden, herself an Arapaho.

  5. Susan Brown says:

    How about Jana DeLeon and the Miss Fortune series?

  6. Amy Enslow says:

    Dick Francis

  7. Roger Gamper says:

    I have read the series from L.Penny, A.Kava, K.Slaughter, T.Gerritsen, L.Gardner, R.Bryndza, A.Marsons, M.J.Arldige.

    In your list I miss Caroline Mitchell (DI Amy Winter, DS Ruby Preston), Carol Wyer (DI Robyn Carter, DI Natalie Ward) and especially Jane Casey (DC Jane Kerrigan, DS from book 7). I don’t read the Jennifer Knight series from Caroline Mitchell as it is a bit supernatural which is less my cup of tea.
    Maybe you could add these three authors.

  8. George Wakelyn says:

    Where is ” Ruth Ware ” name and list of her great novels . I couldn’t put her books down as I read all 5 , one after the other .

  9. Jane Wester says:

    You’ve missed one of my favorites:
    Mary Anna Evans – Faye Longchamp series

  10. Cynthia Mills says:

    What about Ashley Weaver.

  11. Mary Holt says:

    I am familiar with and follow (like) your blog.My book “The Cotton Candy Killer” was published by Solstice Press on September 3rd so I would like reviews or about December 1. I have zero reviews at present so yours would make a big difference. I would like review posted on Amazon, goodreads, and your blog. I can provide mobi, epub or pdf electronic copies or a paperback copy in exchange for a fair review.
    Only Raven knows her missing and estranged husband is in fact dead. She knows, because she killed him. Another murdered body has landed at her feet, and she must uncover the killer before the police investigation stumbles across her crime. Raven cannot allow her significant disability to interfere but must use it to her advantage before her prey turns the tables.
    This is my second novel in this series. The first, Reclaiming Raven, was published by Solstice Publishing in 2018. I have cared for two disabled women who required total care for more than twenty years, so I have strong experiences and feelings about these individuals and their struggles.
    disabled women who required total care for more than twenty years, so I have strong experiences and feelings about these individuals and their struggles.

    Please consider reviewing this second book about Raven, you won’t forget her.
    Kindest Thanks,
    Mary Holt

  12. Kelly S Martinez says:

    Tim Downs would be nice to add. Thanks for this! It is helpful when looking for used books.

  13. Jacqueline Seewald says:

    My 5th Kim Reynolds mystery novel BLOOD FAMILY will be published May 15, 2020 by Encircle. Please add to the list! Sara Paretsky has said of the librarian sleuth: “Kim Reynolds is a thought-provoking character.”

  14. Hope Callaghan says:


    I just discovered your site and think it’s wonderful! What a great idea.
    Would you please consider adding my books? I’m an cozy mystery author and have 6 series and 70+ books.
    Here are my series names with descriptions and number of books currently in each series.

    Thank you for your kind consideration!

    Author Hope Callaghan

    Divine Cozy Mystery Series (5 books and counting)
    After relocating to the tiny town of Divine, Kansas, strange and mysterious things begin to happen to businesswoman, Jo Pepperdine and those around her.

    Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Series (23 books and counting)

    A lonely widower finds new purpose for her life when she and her senior friends help solve a murder in their small Midwestern town.

    Cruise Ship Cozy Mystery Series (17 books and counting)

    A recently divorced senior lands her dream job as Assistant Cruise Director onboard a mega passenger cruise ship and soon discovers she’s got a knack for solving murders.

    Made in Savannah Cozy Mystery Series (13 books and counting)

    A mother and daughter try to escape their family’s NY mob ties by making a fresh start in Savannah, GA but they soon realize you can run but you can’t hide from the past.

    Samantha Rite Mystery Series (3 books in this series)

    Heartbroken after her recent divorce, a single mother is persuaded to book a cruise and soon finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly adventure. Will she make it out alive?

    Sweet Southern Sleuths Cozy Mystery Series (12 short stories in this series)

    Twin sisters with completely opposite personalities become amateur sleuths when a dead body is discovered in their recently inherited home in Misery, Mississippi.

  15. JHReader says:

    Kate Atkinson (Jackson Brodie)
    Chris Knopf (Sam Acquillo)
    Ann Cleeves (Shetland Island, Vera Stanhope, Two Rivers)
    M. C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Hamish Macbeth)

  16. T says:

    you should add Chelsea Cain to your list of authors.

  17. Dave M says:

    Paul Doiron’s series about Mike Bowditch, a Maine Game Warden, is excellent. You might consider adding this series.

  18. Jean Bregy says:

    Robert McCammon writes mostly Horror/ Fantasy books but he has written a series called The Matthew Corbett series, which is an Historical Fiction mystery series. It is as well written as his Horror/fantasy books. Please look into this author.
    Thank you for your time.

  19. Jean Bregy says:

    Please add author Andrea Kane as she writes The Forensic Instincts Series along with a ton of other books. Her books are like Iris Johansen’s… they keep you riveted to the story and you don’t want to stop reading right up to the end.
    Thank you for your time.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Tom Nant says:

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Annamaria Cosgrove says:

    What about Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles series?

  27. 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)

  28. 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.

  29. Tim says:

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

  30. 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😊

  31. 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.

  32. Susan says:

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

  33. Susan says:

    One more — the Penn Cage series by Greg Iles!!

  34. Susan says:

    Oh, and the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly (sp?). Mysteries with a supernatural flair.

  35. Susan says:

    The Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffrey Deaver is awesome!

  36. Lisa says:

    What a great site. I’d like to suggest Donna Leon (Commissario Brunetti). Takes place in Venice. And there’s always a map.

  37. Bob G says:

    G.M. Malliet has two mystery series, St Just and Max Tudor.

  38. Josette Tanti Agius says:

    I enjoy reading Elizabeth George’s Lynley and Havers series but it is not included in your list

  39. Val says:

    I enjoy Edward Marston’s mysteries. He has several current series including The Railway Detective and The Home Front Detective – both historical.
    Thank you for the lists, makes deciding what to buy next much easier.

  40. MARCIA says:

    Might I suggest Sue Grafton, Tess Gerritsen, Ovidia Yu, and Ann Perry? Also, on the less terror but more relaxing end … Leslie Meier and Diane Mott Davidson.

  41. MARCIA says:

    THANK YOU. My daughter got me a Kindle. I struggle to find the titles of the next in a series online …and then I found this.

  42. Tana Larsen says:

    Thank you for your wonderful site. Please consider adding the series from Swedish author Lars Kepler, with Joona Linna.

  43. Penny Marshall says:

    Wonderful site. Please add Quintin Jardine author of the Bob Skinner series. Thank you.

  44. Chris says:

    Thanks for a great resource!
    Please add Mo Hayder to your list.
    One of the great thriller….. Authors

  45. Betsy Wright says:

    What about Charles Todd (Ian Rutledge series and Bess Crawford series)?

  46. Louis F. says:

    Thanks for David S. Khara, great series about agent Morg! Only one problem; these books are too short!

    Now how about including Steve Berry (Cotton Malone) to your list?

  47. Stacy says:

    Check out Gail Bowen, a Canadian writer – the Joanne Kilbourne Mysteries. Well worth reading.

  48. Alison Skier says:

    Laurie R. King – Mary Russell series and
    Dana Stabenow – Kate Shugak series

    Wonderful authors and great female protagonists.

  49. Elizabeth Janes says:

    Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series? The Amazon page for the first book, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, has a great Q&A with the author in which he says, “Flavia walked onto the page of another book I was writing, and simply hijacked the story.” Ben Aaronovitch’s PC Peter Grant supernatural mysteries are fun and funny, with fascinating infobits about London through the centuries thrown in.

    This is a great site, thanks!

  50. Vickie Britton says:

    My sister Loretta Jackson and I are authors of two series–the Ardis Cole Mystery Series (an archaeological series set in different locations around the world) and the Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery Series (set in Wyoming) The Ardis Cole series is published by Rowe Publishing, and the High Country Mystery series was published by Amazon Encore. They are available as ebooks and paperbacks. We’d love to be included in your list. Most of our over forty titles are listed on Fantastic Fiction.

    Vickie Britton

  51. Tony Kolodziej says:

    I’ve been enjoying two character driven mystery series by David Handler & M.C.Beaton. The 2nd author’s series is about a Scottish constable with 30 novels so far. Thank you for this website which has to be a labor of love.

  52. tim says:

    Robert B Parker:Spenser,Jesse Stone,Sunny Randall,and Cole and Hitch novels,also Ace Atkins who is continuing the Spenser series and has a series of his own :The Ranger,the Lost Ones and the Broken Places featuring Quinn Colson.

  53. Steph Lentz says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful site, some ideas, perhaps Jeffrey Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme series) as well as Jonathan Kellerman (Alex Delaware series) and his wife Faye Kellerman (Peter Decker/Rhina Lazarus-Decker series)

  54. Greg Veltema says:

    I would echo the suggestion of Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington is the hero) and would also recommend Jeffrey Archer, a British Author whose written about 30 novels, 4-5 Short Story collections and really captivates ones attention. I love him!

    Greg Veltema

  55. Bob K says:

    How about Stephen Hunter (Bob the Nailer series)? Fantastic writing. Great list btw.

  56. Geoff Millar says:

    Hi: just discovered your site a few days ago and enjoy the lists and helps me catch up on missing titles in my reading. Someone asked earlier about John Sandford – Davenport, Flowers and Kidd series, however you didn’t mention them or say that you had any info on them yet. Will you add them to your listings?

  57. Karen Kraemer says:

    Hi – I am just curious if you have ever read F. Paul Wilson – Repairman Jack Series? He is such a wonderful character – I have read the entire series and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Not sure if you would categorize them as a mystery novel – I would.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Oh yes I’ve read the Repairman Jack series and loved it! It’s actually a spin-off series from Adversary Cycle. Great series, both. I would classify them as supernatural thriller series. Will add them soon to the site.

  58. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    And Tom Rob Smith

  59. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    Ahhh how could I forget Julia Spencer-Fleming!!!!!! RIGHT up there with Louise Penny, on my list anyway

  60. Elizabeth Harrison says:

    P.J. Parrish is pretty awesome too. And Kathleen Ernst is super cool!! And G. M. Mallet. & Philip Depoy – Shirley Damagaard –

  61. Jerold Last says:

    My Roger and Suzanne mystery series is now at a total of nine books, all published as e-books on Amazon Kindle. The most recent is “Unbearably Deadly”. Does a Kindle-only series qualify for inclusion on your list?
    Thank you.

  62. guy says:

    Peter Temple? Gary Disher?

  63. Sherri Morgan says:

    Love the site. I recommend adding Tony Hillerman. Read so long ago I forget the lead detective character, but the series is set on U.S. Indian reservations.

  64. Joan Palmintier says:

    Another favorite author of mine is Nevada Barr. She writes a series staring Anna Pigeon, a National Park ranger. Each novel takes place in a different national park. You learn about the park and the area as well as reading about a murder mystery and watching Anna’s character develop. Anna is a strong female character. Wonderful books. You will enjoy reading this series. By the way, do you read all of the books that you add to your site? What a marvelous task!

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Yes, I read them all eventually – I’ve read most of those already listed, and some are on my TBR shelf to to read soon. love my readers input about series they’d love to see here, because that gives me new material to read!

  65. Tim says:

    You had the Kenzie and Genarro series and Coughlin series for Dennis Lehane. Don’t forget the standalone psych thriller/mystery Shutter Island.

    Good news: Amazon and Hachette have settled their differences and the new Connelly book is available.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      That’s great news about Amazon, thanks for letting me know. Would have been a shame to not have the Connelly books at Amazon anymore.

  66. Florence says:

    Where are Elizabeth George, Deborah Crombie, Martha Grimes, Frances Fyfield, Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd?

  67. Colette says:

    Please include Linda Castillo: Kate Burkholder series

  68. Doc Raheem says:

    I would also like to see Jeffery Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme series ) and James Lee Burke (Dave Robixeau)
    This is fabulous place to catch up on my reading list!! I love that you have series in order. So I can fill in the few gaps I have . Misting one book in Scarpetta series!

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Jeffery Deaver finally added. James Lee Burke was already on the list.

  69. Myron L. says:

    I would add

    Victoria Houston: She is the author of the Loon Lake Mystery Series

  70. Crime novelfan says:

    Would your website be a good one for including Lynda La Plante? She has several mystery series, most famous the Anna Travis series.

  71. Val Hayes says:


    Some authors that definitely should be added to this site are:
    Graham Hurley’s Faraday and subsequent Jimmy Suttle series(UK); David Hewson’s Nick Costa series(Italy) and his new Pieter Vos series(Amsterdam); James Thompson’s Kari Vaara series (Finland). These series should be read in order for character progression and also past histories play a role in each of the novels.

    They are all superb reading and highly recommended.

    Unfortunately James Thompson passed away in August 2014 while working on his fifth or sixth Kari Vaara novel.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      James Thompson added. Yes he passed away last August while working on his 5th novel, Helsinki Dead 🙁

      Edit: Graham Hurley and David Hewson added as well.

  72. Robin says:

    Would it be possible to add author William Kent Krueger? Cork O’Connor series set in Midwest Wisconsin and MN.
    Thanks for considering this request. He’s a great writer!

  73. Tim says:

    How about John Sandford: Davenport, Flowers and Kidd series. Also Joel Goldman: Lou Mason, Jack Davis and Alex Stone.

    I like the site. I’m always looking for new authors.

  74. Crime novelfan says:

    Where is your list for Nesbo? You mention his name under Mankell (Wallander)

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      The Jo Nesbo books are being added soon. I mentioned him on the Henning Mankel page regarding the books being out of order (as an example). Will update the list as soon as the Jo Nesbo books are added (which is probably tomorrow).

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Jo Nesbo added

  75. Sandy says:

    Hello..two more. David Lee Burke -Dave Robicheaux series set in New Orleans…very good books! Also John Lescroart-Dismas Hardy series. They are legal and crime thriller books..also very good! Thanks for your blog!

  76. Davis says:

    Great list, but it’s missing Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane series!

  77. Kathy Thompson says:

    Elizabeth George: Inspector Thomas Lynley?

    This is a great reference, thanks so much!

  78. Bronze says:

    J. A. Jance books would b a great addition to this site .. thx !!!

  79. Dev says:

    Ian Rankin – must include. Inspector Rebus mysteries are marvelous

  80. louis F. says:

    How about adding 3 of my favorites; Steve Berry (Cotton Malone), Kathy Reich (Tempe Brennan) and Louise Penny (Armand Gamache).

  81. Diane P Coon says:

    Missing some of my favorites: Steven Havrill (Posadas County), Anne Hillerman (picking up where Tony left off), Jon Talton (Mapstone), C. J. Box (Joe Pickett), Archer Mayor (Joe Gunther), Jeffrey Siger (Andreas Kaldis), John Dunning (Cliff Janeaway), G.M. Ford (Leo Watterman), Louise Penny (Inspector Gamache), Robert Crais (Elvis Cole), everything Alan Furst ever wrote, Clive Cussler (Dirk Pitt and Omega), Ed McBain (Matthew Hope), Shaun Morey (Atticus Fish), Roger Stelljes (McRyan), Chris Grabenstein (John Ceepak) Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington), Scott Pratt (Joe Dillard), Lee Goldberg (Jury series).

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Thank you Diane. I am adding the authors bit by bit as my time permits, one author at a time. Interestingly enough, I do have most of these authors as my own favorites as well.

      Louise Penny, John Dunning, Robert Crais, Steven F. Havill, Jon Talton, Archer Mayor, Jeffrey Siger, G.M. Ford, Stuart Woods, Ed McBain, Shaun Morey, Roger Stelljes, Chris Grabenstein and C. J. Box added.

      Clive Cussler was already added.

  82. Donna says:

    You don’t have Louise Penny, a NYT best seller and Agatha nominee listed? She is a literary mystery author and such a treat. Her protagonist is Inspector Gmanche. Read these books!! In order as lots of character development occurs over time.

    • Mystery Sequels says:

      Donna, added Louise Penny to the list of authors

    • Elizabeth Harrison says:

      Yep Louise penny is at the top of my list!and Deborah Crombie and Love love Elly Griffiths and Tania French!! And where’s Nevada Barr?!

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