Barbara Cleverly - British author of a series about Detective Joe Sandilands, a Scotland Yard policeman who is
serving with the Calcutta, India police. The novels take place in the 1920's, and offer a fascinating look at the British
government in India. The first book in the series The Last Kashmiri Rose was published in 2001. A bibliography of her books may found at Crime Novelists
Colin Cotterill - The author of The Coroner's Lunch featuring Dr. Siri, a 72 year old coroner in Laos. This is a delightful mystery featuring an unusual detective in a fascinating country. The author's web site.
Tarquin Hall - Author of The Case of the Missing Servant which features Vish Puri who is head of the Most Private Investigations agency in Dehli, India. In this video Tarquin Hall discusses his book and detection in India. Tarquin's Blog
H. F. R. Keating (1926 - 2011 ) - Prolific award-winning author who is best know for the Inspector Ghote series set in Bombay. Henry Raymond Fitzwater Keating was born in Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England. He received a B.A. degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 1952. He worked from several newspapers and published his first mystery novel, Death and the Visiting Firemen in 1959. His first Inspector Ghote book, The Perfect Murder was published in 1964 and won both a Golden Dagger award and an Edgar. He was a prolific author of mystery novels, and a crime fiction reviewer for The Times of London from 1967 to 1983. He also wrote several nonfiction books about mystery novels. He was president of the Detection Club from 1985 to 2000. Keating web site
William Marshall (1944 - ) - An Australian author of a series of mysteries featuring the Yellowthread Street police of Hong Kong. A list and reviews of his books may be found at Good Reads,
Miyuki Miyabe - (1960 - ) A prolific author of mysteries, science fiction, and historical fiction. She is the winner of several awards for mysteries and popular fiction. For more information, see Wikipedia
Charlotte Jay (1919 - 1996) was born in Melville, Adelaide, South Australia. She attended the University of Adelaide, and then worked as a short hand typist and court stenographer. She married Albert Halls who worked with UNESCO, and they traveled to many exotic locations which she used as the settings for her books. She wrote nine mystery novels. She has the great distinction of winning the first Edgar award for best novel in 1954 for her book Beat Not the Bones. A bibliography of her books may be found at Aust Crime.
Kerry Greenwood - The author of the Miss Fisher mysteries. She was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray. She had degrees in English and Law from Melbourne University. She writes two series of mystery novels: the Phryne Fisher series and the Corinna Chapman series. The first Phryne Fisher book, Cocaine Blues was published in 1989. Ms. Greenwood has received the Sisters in Crime's Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award and the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award. For information, visit the Phryne Fisher web site.
Arthur Upfield (1888 - 1964). Born in Gosport, England. After he failed his advancement tests as a professional surveyor three times, his father shipped him off to Australia at the age of nineteen. He worked as a cowhand and a cook and when WWI started, he joined the army and fought at Gallipoli. His first successful novel The House of Cain was published in 1926. His series detective is Inspector
Napoleon Bonaparte, a half-cast Aborigine Australian who is a member of the Queensland Police Department. A biography of Upfield may be found at the Australian Dictionary of Biography web site.
Alan Bradley - Author of the delightful Flavia DeLuce series. Bradley was born in Toronto, Canada. He worked for many years in broadcasting before taking an early retirement to write. His first Flavia DeLuce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie won so many mystery awards that they are too numerous to list here. Fortunately, he has written more books in this series so that we can follow the adventures of an eleven year old who is an expert in poisons. His web site.
Giles Blunt - His series detectives are John Cardinal and Lise Delorme who solve crimes in the town of Algonquin Bay. Blunt has received the Arthur Ellis award for crime fiction in 2004. You may enjoy a video of an interview with Giles Blunt. The author's web site
Gail Bowen - author of books featuring Joanne Kilbourn, a crime-solving university professor. Ms Bowen was born in Toronto, and currently is a professor at the First Nations University of Canada. The author's web site.
Alex Brett - author of books featuring Morgan O'Brien who investigates crimes in the science profession. More information may be found at the Crime Writers of Canada web site.
Barbara Fradkin - a clinical psychologist and writer of a series featuring Ottawa Police Inspector Green. Her novel Honor Among Men won the 2007 Arthur Ellis award for best mystery novel. The author's web site.
Lyn Hamilton - (1944 - 2009) Author of a series of archaeological mysteries set in fascinating locations around the world. For more information, visit her page at the Crime Writers of Canada web site.
Maureen Jennings - Author of the Murdoch Mystery series from which the Murdoch Mystery TV show has been developed. Her biography and information about her books may be found at her web site. Look here for an interview with Ms. Jennings.
Louise Penny- (1958 - ) Award winning Canadian mystery writer a series of mysteries featuring Inspector Gamache which are set in the village of Three Pines. Ms. Penny was a journalist and a host for Canadian radio before becomming a writer. Louise Penny discusses her Three Pines series in this video. Louise Penny's web site.
Michelle Wan - A Canadian author who writes a series of mysteries set in France. If you are an orchid lover, you will enjoy these books. For more information, see the her web site.
L. R. Wright (1939 - 2001) - Author of a long running series featuring Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman Karl Albert. Wright worked as a reporter and editor. When she and her husband moved to Edmonton where he had a full-time job, she could finally spend her time writing. Wright has won the Poe award and two Arthur Ellis awards. For more information, visit the L. R, Wright web site.
Zoe Ferraris - Her first novel Finding Nouf (2008) is a fascinating look at the Saudi Arabia and the position of women in this country. Ms. Ferraris is an American, but has lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in a conservative Muslim community. Ms. Ferraris' web site
Batya Gur (1947 - 2005). Ms. Gur was born in Tel Aviv, Israel to parents who had survived the holocaust. She earned a Master's degree in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She taught in high school and was a literary critic for Haaretz. Her series detective is Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon of the Jerusalem police. The first book of the series, The
Saturday Morning Murder was published in 1988. A bibliography of her books from Good Reads.
Michael Pearce (1933 - ) - British author of a series about the Mamur Zapt, the chief of the secret police in Cairo, Egypt,
in the years leading up to the First World War. The first book in the series is Mamur Zapt and the Return of the Carpet. Pearce was born in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. You will find a bibliography of his books at Fantastic Fiction.