Our Members

We are fortunate to have a number of excellent authors in our chapter. Below is a list of members with a brief description. Click on their name to go to their website.

Cynthia Baxter – Empress of ice cream Kate McKay scoops up gourmet treats and murder investigations in the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe mystery series.

Elle Bergantz – After many years performing in theater, Elle earned her MA in Philosophy, then went on to work in film production and major media (CNN). Her writing has appeared in USA Today, Cosmopolitan magazine, and PopSugar.

Alice K. Boatwright – Life brings the skeptical Ellie Kent to the Cotswolds as a newlywed vicar’s wife; death keeps her guessing how long she’ll last there.

Jeffrey D. Briggs – Jeffrey’s Seattle Waterfront Mystery series explores the dark mysteries that remain hidden just below the surface in these taut contemporary thrillers featuring Martha Whitaker.

Leslie Budewitz – Combining her passion for good food, great mysteries, and the Northwest, Budewitz sets her Spice Shop Mysteries in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries in fictional Jewel Bay, Montana.

Rachel Bukey –  A new mystery series set in Seattle and featuring protagonist and Seattle Times Reporter Ann Dexter.

Curt Colbert – PI Jake Rossiter solves crimes in the gritty streets of post-World War II Seattle. Writing as Waverly Curtis (with Waverly Fitzgerald) in a mystery series featuring a talking Chihuahua named Pepe and his PI partner Geri Sullivan.

Martha Crites –A taut and intelligent whodunit, Crites‘ first book, Grave Disturbance, thrives on its grim Northwestern atmosphere and dark contemporary themes.

Waverly Fitzgerald – in memorium – Writing as Waverly Curtis (with Curt Colbert) in a humorous mystery series featuring a talking Chihuahua named Pepe and his PI partner Geri Sullivan.

Tessa Floreano – Tessa writes historical mystery tales about Italians set in Europe and the Pacific Northwest. She is currently writing a series set in early 1930s Portland, OR.

Jane Isenberg – Menopausal professorial angst and humor in the Bel Barrett Mysteries, and a stand-alone Seattle mystery taking place during the gold rush and the 1960s.

Larry Karpin memorium – A little medicine and music with your murders, including one co-authored with his son Casey Karp.

Gail Matelson – Among Gail’s inventory of mysteries is ‘Between the Trees,’ a highly unusual murder mystery featuring a woman’s relationship with her favorite tree.

Jeanne Matthews – International mystery series featuring cultural anthropologist and amateur sleuth Dinah Pelerin.

Jennifer McCord – A writer, editor, educator, and publishing consultant in Seattle, Jennifer is Executive Editor and Associate Publisher for Epicenter-Coffeetown-Camel Press. 

<Erica Miner – Bringing her experience as a former Metropolitan Opera violinist and writer to the crime fiction genre with her operatic mystery series.

Linda Norlander – Linda’s first mystery novel, “Death of an Editor” will be released in May 2020 by Best Level Books. She has published short stories and non-fiction, including an anthology of short humor and several books on end-of-life care.

Candace Robb – Writing about the mean streets of medieval York in two series—Owen Archer and Kate Clifford.

Sarah Niebuhr Rubin – Writing emotionally driven mysteries set in the Pacific Northwest.

Charlotte Stuart – Author of Survival Can Be Deadly: An unemployed single mom reinvents herself by taking a job as an investigator at a discount detective agency located in a shopping mall – “Vigilance You Can Afford.”

Ingrid Thoft – Author of the Fina Ludlow private investigator series set in her native Boston. Ingrid is a graduate of the certificate program in private investigation at the University of Washington.

Tracy Weber – Featuring yoga, dogs, and murder in her Seattle-based Downward Dog series.

Marty Wingate – Birds, English gardens, and a Golden Age of mysteries library are featured in her three cozy series set in Britain.

Joyce Yarrow – The adventures of a New York City private investigator who moonlights as a performance poet.

James W. Ziskin – The award-winning Ellie Stone mysteries focus on a smart young journalist whose work for a small-town daily newspaper in the early 1960s involves her in a variety of mysteries.

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