Texas Mystery Authors provides
information about contemporary Texas mystery authors and their Lone Star
state characters and settings. A few of these Texas mystery authors
are well known to mystery readers worldwide. All listed authors have
received widespread critical acclaim for their unique voice and approach
to writing mystery fiction.
Our mystery authors
information is organized by the protagonist's occupation. Character
categories include jobs in the criminal justice system (lawyers and
judges and cops
of all kinds), other paid investigators (reporters
and private investigators), and volunteers in the pursuit of
Texans). Links to listed authors websites and books are
provided. We've also included links to author
interviews and a calendar of book
events where you can meet Texas mystery authors.
We have several
criteria for selection of the authors listed on our site. An author must live in or have lived in Texas -- just writing about Texas
isn't enough. An author must also write mystery novels with Texas
characters and settings; Texas authors who write about other locales are
not included. An author must have books in
print that are available for purchase through either traditional or online
bookstores. Lastly, the author must have a website or other online
source -- book review and/or interview -- that provides significant
information on the author's work and writing philosophy.
criteria exclude Texas authors who write in other genres or Texas
authors who write mysteries set in other locales, to help you find them,
we've included a links page to bookstores and publishers who
specialize in Texas authors. We also have links to
Texas writers groups who often sponsor writers'
conferences featuring Texas authors.
If your favorite
Texas mystery author meets all the above criteria and isn't listed here,
send us an email with
information on the author and their website. Make sure you include full
links to the author's website/
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