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, Janice – Another Margaret


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


Makholwa, Angela – Red Ink


Malane, Donna – Surrender


Mallo, Ernesto – Needle in a Haystack


Mann, Jessica – Funeral Sites


Mankell, Henning – Faceless Killers


Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall


Margolin, Phillip – Executive Privilege


Margolius Kovály, Heda – Innocence; or, Murder on Steep Street


Marklund, Liza – The Bomber


Maron, Margaret – One Coffee With


Marsh, Ngaio – Tied Up in Tinsel


Marsons, Angela – Silent Scream


Martin, P.D. – Body Count


Massey, Sujata – The Salaryman’s Wife


Masters, Priscilla – River Deep


Matsumoto, Seichō – Inspector Imanishi Investigates


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


McDougall, Kirsten – Tess


McGeachin, Geoffrey – The Diggers Rest Hotel


McGilloway, Brian – The Nameless Dead


McGowan, Claire – The Lost


McGown, Jill – A Perfect Match


McGrath, M.J. – White Heat


McIlvanney, William – Laidlaw


McKenzie, C.B. – Bad Country


McKinty, Adrian – The Cold, Cold Ground


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


Melo, Patricia – The Body Snatcher


Meredith, Anne – Portrait of a Murderer

Meyer, Deon – Blood Safari


Millar, Margaret – Mermaid


Mina, Denise – Garnethill


Minato, Kanae – Confessions


Miské, Karim – Arab Jazz

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


Miyabe, Miyuki – All She Was Worth

Molay, Frédérique – The 7th Woman


Monfredo, Miriam Grace – Seneca Falls Inheritance


Montero, Mayra – Dancing to ‘Almendra’


Moriarty, Liane – Big Little Lies


Morrissey, Donna – The Fortunate Brother


Mortimer, John – Rumpole of the Bailey


Mosley, Walter – A Red Death


Moyes, Patricia – Dead Men Don’t Ski


Mukherjee, Abir – A Rising Man


Muller, Marcia – Edwin of the Iron Shoes


Nair, Anita – A Cut-Like Wound


Neely, Barbara – Blanche on the Lam


Nesbø, Jo – The Bat


Nesser, Håkan – Mind’s Eye


Nette, Andrew – Ghost Money


Neville, Stuart – The Ghosts of Belfast


Nicholson, Deborah – House Report


Nikas, Ekaterine – The Divided Child


Norman, Charity – See You in September


North, Gil – Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm


Nunn, Malla – A Beautiful Place to Die


O’Flynn, Catherine – What Was Lost


O’Shaughnessy, Perri – Breach of Promise


Östlundh, Håkan – The Intruder


Overington, Caroline – Sisters of Mercy


Padura, Leonardo – Havana Red


Palmer, Stuart – The Penguin Pool Murder


Paretsky, Sara – Indemnity Only


Parker, Robert B. – Night Passage


Parks, Brad – Faces of the Gone


Parrish, P.J. – Dead of Winter


Paterson, Jill – Once Upon a Lie


Pathak, Surender Mohan – The Colaba Conspiracy


Pembrey, Daniel – The Harbour Master


Penney, Stef – The Invisible Ones

Penny, Louise – Still Life


Perry, Anne – The Face of a Stranger


Peters, Elizabeth – Crocodile on the Sandbank


Peters, Ellis – A Morbid Taste For Bones


Piñeiro, Claudia – Thursday Night Widows


Poulson, Christine – Murder is Academic


Pronzini, Bill – The Snatch


Qiu, Xiaolong – Death of a Red Heroine


Quartey, Kwei – Wife of the Gods


Queen, Ellery – The Fourth Side of the Triangle


Quinn, Spencer – The Right Side


Rankin, Ian – Exit Music


Redhead, Leigh – Peepshow


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


Rogers, Mark – Koreatown Blues


Rosenfelt, David – Unleashed


Rotenberg, Robert – Old City Hall


Rowland, Laura Joh – Shinjū


Rozan,S.J. – China Trade


Ryan, William – The Darkening Field


Sallis, James – The Long-Legged Fly

Sanders, Lawrence – The Anderson Tapes


Sansom, C.J. – Dissolution


Sansom, Ian – The Case of the Missing Books


Sayers, Dorothy – Strong Poison


Scerbanenco, Giorgio – A Private Venus


Schwegel, Theresa – The Good Boy


Scottoline, Lisa – Accused

Seaman, Damien – The Killing of Emma Gross


Serong, Jock – The Rules of Backyard Cricket


Shaber, Sarah R. – Simon Said


Shaffer, Mary Ann, and Barrows, Annie – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Sharp, Zoë – Killer Instinct


Shieff, Jen – The Gentlemen’s Club


Sigurðardóttir, Yrsa – Last Rituals


Silvestre, Edney – Happiness is Easy


Simenon, Georges – Maigret and the Yellow Dog


Sjöwall, Maj and Wahlöö, Per – Roseanna


Slaughter, Karin – Cop Town


Smith, Donald – The Constable’s Tale


Smith, Dwayne Alexander – Forty Acres


Smith, Julie – Louisiana Bigshot


Smith, Roger – Dust Devils


Solana, Teresa – A Not So Perfect Crime


Spencer-Fleming, Julia – In the Bleak Midwinter


Stabenow, Dana – Fire and Ice


Staincliffe, Cath – Split Second


Stanley, Michael – A Carrion Death


Stoddart, Brian – A Madras Miasma


Stout, Rex – Fer de Lance


Strachan, Mari – The Earth Hums in B Flat


Stross, Charles – Rule 34


Sudarshan, Aditya – A Nice Quiet Holiday


Swaminathan, Kalpana – The Page 3 Murders


Symons, Julian – A Three-Pipe Problem


Taibo II, Paco Ignacio – An Easy Thing


Talbot, Hake – Rim of the Pit


Taylor, Phoebe Atwood – The Cape Cod Mystery


Tegenfalk, Stefan – Project Nirvana


Temple, Peter – Bad Debts


Templeton, Aline – Last Act of All


Tey, Josephine – The Man in the Queue


Thomas, Paul – Death on Demand


Thomas, Will – Fatal Enquiry


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


Vasquez, Ian – Lonesome Point


Villar, Domingo – Death on a Galician Shore


Viskic, Emma – Resurrection Bay


von Schirach, Ferdinand – The Collini Case


Walker, Martin – Bruno, Chief of Police


Walters, Minette – The Breaker


Wambaugh, Joseph – The Choirboys


Ware, Ruth – In a Dark, Dark Wood


Watson, Larry – Montana 1948


Watson, Nicole – The Boundary


Webb, Betty – Desert Wives


Wei Liang, Diane – The Eye of Jade


Wells, Shirley – Into the Shadows


Wentworth, Patricia – Grey Mask


Westlake, Donald – The Hot Rock


Whish-Wilson, David – Line of Sight


White, Ethel Lina – The Wheel Spins


Wiebe, Sam – Invisible Dead


Wilcox, Lynda – Strictly Murder


Wilkinson, Ellen – The Division Bell Mystery

Winslow, Don – The Dawn Patrol


Winspear, Jacqueline – Maisie Dobbs


Wittig Albert, Susan – Chile Death


Woodham, Jane – Twister


Woolrich, Cornell – Night Has a Thousand Eyes


Wright, L.R. – The Suspect


Wyatt, Simon – The Student Body


Young, Felicity – The Anatomy of Death


Young, Scott – Murder in a Cold Climate


Younger, Sue – Days Are Like Grass


Zouroudi, Anne – The Messenger of Athens