Academic Mysteries

Camille Minichino

Camille Minichino grew up about a mile from Revere Beach, Massachusetts, the setting for her Periodic Table Mysteries. Like her amateur sleuth, Gloria Lamerino, she has a Ph.D. in physics and has had a long career in research and teaching.

Carol Goodman

Carol Goodman is the author of twenty novels, including The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize.

Carole Shmurak

Dr. Carole B. Shmurak is the author of eleven books, including Deadmistress, her first mystery featuring professor/sleuth Susan Lombardi.

Christa Nardi

Like her protagonist, Sheridan Hendley, Christa Nardi has a background is in higher education and psychology.  Dr. Hendley teaches at the fictional Cold Creek College. 

Cynthia Kuhn

Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series.

Debra H. Goldstein

In addition to serving on Sisters in Crime’s national board, she is president of its largest chapter, the Guppies, and is Vice-President of the Southeast Region of Mystery Writers of America.

Frankie Bow

Frankie Bow is the author of the Professor Molly Mysteries set in Mahina, Hawaii.

Frankie Y. Bailey

Frankie Y. Bailey is a mystery writer and a professor of criminal justice in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany.

Joanne Dobson

Joanne Dobson is the author of the Professor Karen Pelletier mystery series.

Lev Raphael

In addition to writing books, Lev Raphael reviews them. He also blogs about travel, art, and movies.

Lori Rader-Day

Lori Rader-Day is the author of Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She is the recipient of the 2018 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original, the 2016 Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, and the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. 

Lori Robbins

Brooklyn-born Lori Robbins writes the Master Class Mystery Series.

Maggie Barbieri

Maggie Barbieri is the author of the Murder 101 series featuring English professor Alison Bergeron.

Mary Angela

Mary Angela is the author of the Professor Prather academic mystery series.

R.T. Campbell

“The trouble with bookshops is that they are as bad as pubs. You start at one and then you drift to another, and before you know where you are you are on a gigantic book-binge.”

Sarah Caudwell

“The trouble with real life is that you don’t know whether you’re the hero or just some nice chap who gets bumped off in chapter five to show what a rotter the villain is without anyone minding too much.”