Cordelia Frances Biddle - author of historical mysteries set in Philadelphia. Web site.
Sheila Connolly - Her Museum Mystery series describes the crime solving skills of Nell Pratt who is the president of The Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia. Visit her web site for more information.
D. H. Dublin - Pseudonym of Jonathan McGoran. Dublin is the author of a series of crime novels set in
Philadelphia. Web site.
Scott Flander - author of a series about Sargent Eddie North and the Philadelphia police. Web site.
Leslie Ford - Author of The Philadelphia Murder Story, 1945. Bibliography
Lawrence Goldstone - His novel The Anatomy of Deception is a mystery set in Philadelphia in 1889. Noted Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins is one of the characters.
David Goodis - Author of noir mysteries. More information and a bibliography may be found at Wikipedia..
Another article on Goodis was published in Booklist.
Mark Graham - Author of The Killing Breed, The Resurrectionist and The Black Maria which
are mysteries set in 19th century Philadelphia.
Keith Gilman - A Philadelphia policeman who writes mystery novels. Web site.
W.E.B. Griffin - Badge of Honor series about the Philadelphia Police Force. Web site.
Jane Haddam - Series featuring Gregor Demarkian. Web site.
Robin Hathaway - (1934 - 2013) Robin Hathaway began writing novels when she was in her 50's, and ten years later her first book was published. This book The Doctor Digs a Grave won an Agatha award. She wrote 7 more mystery novels and her primary sleuth was Dr. Andrew Fenimore. a Philadelphia physician. Web site.
Merry Jones - Crime solving by Zoe Hayes who is an art therapist in a institute for severely
deranged patients. Web site
Solomon Jones - author of gritty crime novels set in Philadelphia. Web site.
Bill Kent - A series about Shep Ladderback, an obituary writer, and Andrea Cosicki, a consumer-advice columnist.
William Lashner - author of a series about Victor Carl, lawyer. Web site.
George Lippard - (1822 - 1854). His novel The Quaker City is a gothic novel of murders commited by The Monks of Monk
Hall who are some of the most prestigious citizens of Philadelphia.
Nancy Martin - The Blackbird sisters series who investigate crimes
in Philadelphia's high society. Web site.
John T. McIntyre (1871 - 1951) - Wrote mystery novels featuring detective Ashton Kirk. More information may be found at the Golden Age of Detection web site.
Richard Montinari - writes a series of thrillers featuring Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano of the Philadelphia Police Department. The first book in this series is The Rosary Girls published in 2005. Web site.
Donna Houston Murray - Author of the Ginger Barnes mysteries
set on the Main Line in the Philadelphia area. Web site.
Edgar Allen Poe - Poe lived in Philadelphia from 1838 to 1844. During these years he invented the detective
story with the publication of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and the "The Mystery of Marie Roget". You may visit his
Philadelphia house at this NPS website.
Gillian Roberts - The Amanda Pepper series. Web site.
Lisa Scottoline - author of legal thrillers. You will enjoy the video of her talk at the 2009 National Book Festival. Web site.
Bart Spicer (1918 - 1978) - Spicer wrote 7 novels about Carney Wilde, a private investigator in Philadelphia. Bill Crider comments on The Dark Light in his blog.
Philadelphia Gothic - Gothic novels from the period of 1798 - 1854. This is an exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia which features the gothic works of Charles Brockden Brown, George Lippard, and Robert Montgomery Bird.
Nick Carter in Philadelphia or Night Hawks of the Quaker City by Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey. Pulp fiction novel which is now available from Dime Novel Castle.