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Washington State
Dawn Dowdle - 10:44am Jul 27, 1998 PST

Favorite authors with locations in Washington State:

Earl Emerson KK Beck J A Jance G M Ford Ridley Pearson

Know of any others? I love mysteries set in Washington State as I'm from there originally and know of a lot of the areas.

I know Mary Daheim has 1 or 2 series set there but haven't gotten to read one yet.


Connie Massey - 10:44pm Aug 5, 1998 PST(#1 of 6)
La Jolla, California

I don't know if these are close enough - L.R. Wright's location is Canada and her books are great. Sue Henry and Dana Stabenow write about Alaska. I know those aren't Washington but I can't think of anybody that writes about that area. There's a store in Seattle that has a newsletter; Seattle Mystery Bookshop and the e-mail address is: Hope this helps.

rain fall - 05:54am Feb 10, 1999 PST(#2 of 6)

Also there is a relatively new series by Tina Nunnally set in Seattle. The protagonist is a freelance translator, Margit Andersson. The first is "Runemaker." I enjoyed it very much.

Kathryn LeNormand - 08:57am Feb 19, 1999 PST(#3 of 6)

Another classic NW writer is Aaron Elkins. He has set some of his mysteries in other locations, but his first (I believe) is set on the Olympic Penninsula and is called "The Dark Place." It was a long time ago, but as I remember, it is a very unique story and worth reading. He and his wife live in PNW and he is frequently at the mystery writers conferences that are held in the area every year or so.

I just moved from Seattle to Eugene, Or and have found a local writer here in Eugene whom I adore - Kate Wilhelm. She is a very good (and prolific!) writer and one of her mysterie series is set here in Eugene. The first book is "Death Qualified" and I believe it won an award.

kate lavin - 11:29pm Aug 12, 2002 PST(#4 of 6)
i sometimes see myself as other than on the edge of a great drop-off with my cape flying but not all that often

I posted this message on another part of this site but maybe you guys can help me. About 10 years ago I read a couple of books but now only rememeber bits. I think it was set on an island of washington state the main character is a man.he maybe a retired cop or P.I. He has a dog may have been a golden retriever. He has a friend on the island an older man who may be a retired professor. Does this sound familiar to anyone?? Thanx!

Michael Morris - 10:19pm May 27, 2003 PST(#5 of 6)

Another author who writes about the Seattle area is Lowen Claussen. He writes about a Seattle street cop who spends the majority of the time in the lesser known, seedier sections of town. Very good writing and the author is full of history of the area. So far, 2 books in the series..."First Avenue" and "Second watch" (I think)

You will love this series. I did. Hey...a cop who goes to work paddling his kayak can't be all bad.

Dave Bula - 01:14pm Apr 15, 2006 PST(#6 of 6)

I'm surprised that so far no one has yet mentioned Skye Kathleen Moody. She has a series of seven mysteries set in Washington State featuring Fish & Wildlife Agent Venus Diamond. Published by St. Martins Press from 1996 to 2004. Hopefully there will be more.

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