In The Spotlight M-Z

Hello, All,

Thanks to an excellent suggestion from José Ignacio of A Crime is Afoot, I’ve decided to create a list of the books that I’ve taken a close look at for my In The Spotlight feature. Please feel free to visit this M-Z list any time and catch up with any editions of In The Spotlight that you might want to look at again. I’ll be adding new titles here as I spotlight different books. As always, if there is a book or author you would like to see in the spotlight, please send me an Email.


MacDonald, John D. – The Deep Blue Goodbye


Macdonald, Ross – The Far Side of the Dollar


Mackenzie, Jassy – Random Violence


MacLean, Shona – The Redemption of Alexander Seaton


MacLeod, Charlotte – The Withdrawing Room


Maitland, Barry – The Marx Sisters


Malane, Donna – Surrender


Mallo, Ernesto – Needle in a Haystack


Mankell, Henning – Faceless Killers


Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall


Margolin, Phillip – Executive Privilege


Marklund, Liza – The Bomber


Maron, Margaret – One Coffee With


Marsh, Ngaio – Tied Up in Tinsel


Martin, P.D. – Body Count


Masters, Priscilla – River Deep


May, Peter – The Blackhouse


Mayor, Archer – Paradise City


McBain, Ed – Cop Hater


McCall Smith, Alexander – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency


McDermid, Val – The Grave Tattoo


McGeachin, Geoffrey – The Diggers Rest Hotel


McGilloway, Brian – The Nameless Dead


McGown, Jill – A Perfect Match

McGrath, M.J. – White Heat

McIlvanney, William – Laidlaw


McKinty, Adrian – The Cold, Cold Ground

McPherson, Catriona – Dandy Gilver and the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains


Meyer, Deon – Blood Safari


Millar, Margaret – Mermaid


Mina, Denise – Garnethill


Minato, Kanae – Confessions


Mitchell, Gladys – The Mystery of a Butcher’s Shop


Molay, Frédérique – The 7th Woman


Monfredo, Miriam Grace – Seneca Falls Inheritance


Montero, Mayra – Dancing to ‘Almendra’


Mosley, Walter – A Red Death


Moyes, Patricia – Dead Men Don’t Ski


Muller, Marcia – Edwin of the Iron Shoes


Neely, Barbara – Blanche on the Lam


Nesbø, Jo – The Bat


Nesser, Håkan – Mind’s Eye


Nette, Andrew – Ghost Money


Nicholson, Deborah – House Report


Nunn, Malla – A Beautiful Place to Die


O’Flynn, Catherine – What Was Lost


O’Shaughnessy, Perri – Breach of Promise


Östlundh, Håkan – The Intruder


Padura, Leonardo – Havana Red


Palmer, Stuart – The Penguin Pool Murder


Paretsky, Sara – Indemnity Only


Parker, Robert B. – Night Passage


Parrish, P.J. – Dead of Winter


Paterson, Jill – Once Upon a Lie


Pembrey, Daniel – The Harbour Master


Penny, Louise – Still Life


Piñeiro, Claudia – Thursday Night Widows


Poulson, Christine – Murder is Academic


Pronzini, Bill – The Snatch


Queen, Ellery – The Fourth Side of the Triangle


Qiu, Xiaolong – Death of a Red Heroine


Rankin, Ian – Exit Music


Redhill, Michael/Inger Ash Wolfe – The Calling


Rendell, Ruth – Simisola


Rhodes, Kate – Crossbones Yard


Richardson, Paddy – Traces of Red


Rinehart, Mary Roberts – The Circular Staircase


Ripley, Mike – Just Another Angel


Robertson, Kel – Smoke and Mirrors


Robinson, Peter – Gallows View


Robinson, Steve – In the Blood


Robitai, Bev – Body on the Stage


Robotham, Michael – The Suspect


Rotenberg, Robert – Old City Hall


Rowland, Laura Joh – Shinjū

Rozan,S.J. – China Trade


Ryan, William – The Darkening Field


Sansom, C.J. – Dissolution

Sansom, Ian – The Case of the Missing Books


Sayers, Dorothy – Strong Poison


Scerbanenco, Giorgio – A Private Venus


Seaman, Damien – The Killing of Emma Gross


Shaber, Sarah R. – Simon Said


Sigurðardóttir, Yrsa – Last Rituals


Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Yellow Dog


Sjöwall, Maj and Wahlöö, Per – Roseanna


Smith, Julie – Louisiana Bigshot


Smith, Roger – Dust Devils


Solana, Teresa – A Not So Perfect Crime


Stabenow, Dana – Fire and Ice


Staincliffe, Cath – Split Second


Stanley, Michael – A Carrion Death


Stoddart, Brian – A Madras Miasma

Stout, Rex – Fer de Lance


Sudarshan, Aditya – A Nice Quiet Holiday


Swaminathan, Kalpana – The Page 3 Murders

Taylor, Phoebe Atwood – The Cape Cod Mystery


Tegenfalk, Stefan – Project Nirvana


Temple, Peter – Bad Debts


Tey, Josephine – The Man in the Queue


Todd, Charles – A Duty to the Dead


Tope, Rebecca – A Cotswold Killing


Truman, Margaret – Murder at the Kennedy Center


Tuomainen, Antti – The Healer


Turow, Scott – Presumed Innocent


Tursten, Helene – Detective Inspector Huss


Unger, Lisa – In the Blood


Upfield, Arthur – The Bushman Who Came Back


Van Gulik, Robert – The Chinese Maze Murders


Vargas, Fred – The Chalk Circle Man


Villar, Domingo – Death on a Galician Shore


von Schirach, Ferdinand – The Collini Case


Walker, Martin – Bruno, Chief of Police


Walters, Minette – The Breaker


Watson, Nicole – The Boundary


Webb, Betty – Desert Wives


Wentworth, Patricia – Grey Mask


Westlake, Donald – The Hot Rock

Whish-Wilson, David – Line of Sight


Wilcox, Lynda – Strictly Murder


Winspear, Jacqueline – Maisie Dobbs


Wittig Albert, Susan – Chile Death


Woolrich, Cornell – Night Has a Thousand Eyes


Wright, L.R. – The Suspect


Young, Felicity – The Anatomy of Death


Young, Scott – Murder in a Cold Climate


Zouroudi, Anne – The Messenger of Athens