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This sampler list of mystery fiction by Nebraska authors (or mysteries set in Nebraska) was compiled originally as a bookmark by the Staff of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, a specialized department of the Lincoln City Libraries. It has been expanded for this internet version. All books below which are owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Mysteries by Nebraska Authors

Richard Clayton Too Many Enemies
Mignon G. Eberhart [see the Complete Eberhart list] Death in the Fog
Murder in Waiting
Mystery of Huntings End
Randy Lee Eickhoff A Hand to Execute
The Gombeen Man
William Haggard A Cool Day for Killing
The Money Men
Julie Kaewert [see the Complete Kaewert list] Unsolicited
Unbound
Margaret Lawrence Hearts and Bones
Blood Red Roses
M.K. Lorens Ropedancer's Fall
Dreamland
Lise McClendon The Bluejay Shaman
Painted Truth
Patricia McGerr Stranger With My Face
Murder is Absurd
Jean Potts An Affair of the Heart
Passport for a Renegade
Jody Shields The Fig Eater
Gretchen Sprague Maquette for Murder
Jim Thompson The Criminal
The Killer Inside Me
L.L. Thrasher Cat's Paw, Inc.
David Wiltse [see the Complete Wiltse list] The Serpent
Prayer for the Dead
Don Winslow [see the Complete Winslow list] California Fire and Life
Death and Life of Bobby Z

Mysteries Set in Nebraska

Howard Browne Halo in Brass
Robert Campbell Red Cent
Susan Taylor Chehak  The Story of Annie D.
Lee Child  Worth Dying For
Richard Dooling Bet Your Life
Sean Doolittle The Cleanup
Berkley Forsythe Expo '98: Sherlock Holmes in Omaha
Jo Frisbie & Gunnar Horn Murder in the Churchyard
Murder in the Old Mill
Gunnar Horn & Jo Frisbie Murder in the Museum
Murder on Maple Street
Alex Kava [see the Complete Kava list] One False Move
A Perfect Evil
Necessary Evil
G. Gray McVicker Niobrara Crossing
W.R. Philbrick Ice for the Eskimo
William J. Reynolds The "Nebraska" Mysteries (set in Omaha; detective's name is "Nebraska")
Drive-By
Money Trouble
Moving Targets
The Naked Eye
The Nebraska Quotient
Things Invisible
David Wiltse [see the Complete Wiltse list] Heartland
The Hangman's Knot
James C. Work A Title to Murder: The Carhenge Mystery: [a western story]

Original bookmark 2004 Heritage Room staff
Adapted for the web August 2004 sdc -- last updated February 2011 sdc

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