Top Mystery Authors

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

Author Tom Clancy was shot into the literary spotlight when his first novel was touted by US President Reagan--and his military thrillers have found a home on the bestseller lists ever since.

Mary Higgins Clark

The queen of suspense, Mary Higgins Clark launched onto the bestseller lists with her first thriller and has stayed on the top for decades.

Max Allan Collins

From Dick Tracy comics to historical thrillers, Max Allan Collins is a staple in mystery fiction.

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a Pulitzer Prize nominated crime reporter turned Edgar Award winning and bestselling crime fiction author.

Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell's Dr. Kay Scarpetta series captivates its audience by providing frighteningly realistic forensic science investigation.

Robert Crais

Following up his successful career writing for television crime shows, Robert Crais created his Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series to explore themes he couldn't take on in the television realm.

Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich's series featuring unlikely bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has earned her awards, a permanent spot on the bestseller lists and crazed fans from around the world.

Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein turned her legal career as Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit for the NY DA's office into a bestselling series featuring ADA Alex Cooper.

Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George's suspenseful novels have earned her numerous awards and a league of loyal readers.

Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton is one of the best known writers of the female private eye novel.

John Grisham

With bestselling novels (The Firm, The Pelican Brief) turned into blockbuster movies, John Grisham changed the stuffed-shirt image of attorneys into thrilling hot-shots.