Christopher Lane's Ray Attla
• Alaskan police officer
 
J.A. Jance's Joanna Brady
• Elected sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona
 
Deborah Woodworth's Sister Rose Callahan
• Eldress of a Shaker Village
 
Jean Hager's Tess Darcy
• Owner of a bed and breakfast.
 
Mary Daheim's Judith Grover
   McMonigle Flynn

• Innkeeper at B&B Hillside Manor
 
Anne George's Patricia Anne Hollowell
• Retired English teacher.
 
Philip R. Craig's J.W. Jackson
• Retired from Boston P.D., Fishes commercially, does odd jobs.
 
Jill Churchill's Jane Jeffry
• Housewife, mother of three teenagers, volunteer.
 
Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie and
   Angela Gennaro

• Professional private investigators
 
Ann Granger's Meredith Mitchell
• A civil servant with a foreign office desk in London
 
Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan
• Private investigator.
 
Edna Buchanan's Britt Montero
• Reporter.
 
James D. Doss' Scott Parris & Charlie Moon
• Chief of Police, Granite Creek, Colorado (Parris) Policeman
 
Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody
   Emerson

• Egyptologist (during the turn of the century)
 
Jessica Speart's Rachel Porter
• Agent of the Fish and Wildlife Service
 
Carolina Garcia-Aguilera's Lupe Solano
• Private investigator.
 
G. M. Ford's Leo Waterman
• Seattle private eye
 
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