Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
Martha Albrand (1914-1981). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the writer whose No Surrender served as inspiration for the film Captain Carey, U.S.A.
Ted Allbeury (1917-2005). Manuscripts from the notable author.
Charles Alverson (1935- ). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, financial material, legal material, diaries and journals, photographs, audio, film reels, personal memorabilia, electronic media, and miscellany from the notable novelist.
Eric Ambler (1909-1998). Manuscripts, correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items from the British author and father of espionage fiction.
V.C. Andrews (1924-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, a notebook, and other material from the pioneer of the gothic romance/mystery genre, and author of the popular Flowers in the Attic series.
Arthur Arent (1904-1972). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, film, memorabilia and other material from the acclaimed playwright, author, and producer of radio and television programs, best known as managing editor and head writer of the Living Newspaper, a program of the Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s.
Charlotte Armstrong (1905-1969). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material personal memorabilia, notebooks, and other materials from the prolific American writer.
Michael Avallone (1924-1999). Manuscripts, printed material, professional material, photographs, correspondence, and other material from the notable author.
Frederick Ayer (1917-1974). Manuscripts from the notable author.
L. Fred Ayvazian (1919-2009). Manuscripts and correspondence from the distinguished American author and physician, who published under the names Fred Levon and Kenneth Flagg.
Ball, John (1911-1988). Manuscripts and other items from the recognized music critic and author.
William S. Ballinger (1912-1980). Draft of a manuscript for Ballinger's novel The Corsican, by the award-winning American author, screenwriter, and educator.
Robert Barnard (1936- ). Manuscripts and notebooks from the notable critic and crime writer. Manuscripts include: Death of an Old Goat (1974); A Little Local Murder (1976); Blood Brotherhood (1977) and others.
Richard Barth (1943- ). Manuscripts by the acclaimed author of the Margaret Binton mystery novel series.
George Baxt (1923-2003). Manuscripts for novels, plays, screenplays, and teleplays, as well as correspondence from the popular author, best known for his groundbreaking mystery novels featuring an openly gay protagonist.
Evelyn Berckman (1900-1978). Manuscripts correspondence, photographs, research material, and more from this author noted for her detective and Gothic horror novels, as well as her non-fiction.
John (1908-1988) and Madeleine (1912-1988) Bingham. Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and much more from the popular and prolific British authors.
Campbell Black (1944-2013). Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material from the notable author.
John Blackburn (1923-1993). Manuscripts from the popular British novelist.
Sara Bowen-Judd (1922-1986). Manuscript for her novel Let's Choose Executioners, from the prolific British mystery writer.
Rick Boyer (1943- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and other items from the popular American mystery author, best-known for his Charlie "Doc" Adams novel series.
Malcolm Braly (1925-1980). Manuscripts for Braly's prison memoir On the Yard.
Herbert Brean (1907-1973). Manuscripts from the American journalist and crime fiction author.
Simon Brett (1945- ). Manuscripts from the notable radio producer and writer of detective fiction.
David Brierly (1936- ). Manuscripts and other material from the notable author.
Jackson F. Burke (1915-1992). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, and other items from the notable novelist.
Thomas Burke (1886-1945). Manuscripts, correspondence, a scrapbook, printed material, and other items from the notable biographer and author.
Herbert Burkholz (1932-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, research material, and more, from the noted critic of, and later speechwriter for, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as a popular novelist.
Janet H. Caird (1913-1994). Manuscripts from this novelist well known for her Gothic mystery books.
R. Wright Campbell (1927-2000). Manuscripts and other material from the acclaimed American screenwriter and author.
Arthur Cavanaugh (1926-2009). Manuscripts for his novels The Children Are Gone (1966) and Leaving Home (1970).
Leslie Charteris (1907-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items from the notable author.
Eric Clark (1937- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted British journalist and author.
Anna Clarke (1919-2004). Manuscripts, journals and diaries, printed material, research material, photographs, and correspondence from the notable author.
Brian Cleeve (1921-2003)Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the notable journalist, broadcaster, short story writer and novelist, author of The Dictionary of Irish Writers and A Biographical Dictionary of Irish Writers.
R. Courtney-Browne (1915-1994). Two proofs of his novelThe Ancient Pond, from the noted English author, journalist, and writer/producer of television documentary programs.
Kendell Foster Crossen (1910-1981). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and other material from the noted novelist, short story writer, radio author, and critic.
Cecily Crowe (1911-1997). Manuscripts from the American author of Gothic mystery and romance.
Marguerite Cullman (1908-1999). Manuscripts and other items from the American author, memoirist, philanthropist, and theatrical investor.
Ursula Curtiss (1923-1984). Manuscripts and other items from the popular and prolific American author.
Mildred B. Davis (1930- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the American mystery and suspense novelist.
William DeAndrea (1952-1996). Manuscripts and other material from the notable author.
Thomas B. Dewey (1915-1981) Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material from the notable author.
Doris Miles Disney (1907-1976). Manuscripts and other items from the prolific American mystery writer.
Warwick Downing (1931-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted American author.
Davis Dresser (1904-1977). Manuscripts and other material from the great popular fiction novelist, best known for his Michael Shayne mystery novel series.
Madeleine Duke (1925- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, and other material from the noted British author of espionage fiction, science fiction, and mystery.
Mignon G. Eberhart (1899-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the pioneering American suspense novelist and short story writer, known for creating one of the first female detective protagonists.
Dorothy Eden (1912-1982). Manuscripts and electronic media from the notable New Zealand author.
Clive Egleton (1927-2006). Manuscripts and correspondence from noted English author of espionage fiction.
Stanley Ellin (1916-1986). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the acclaimed American mystery writer, best-known for his short stories.
Jonathan Escott (1922-2007). Manuscripts, printed materials, and correspondence from the notable author.
Elizabeth Fenwick (1920-). Manuscripts from the detective novelist, including excerpts from her works The Passenger, The Silent Cousin, andA Night Run.
Joseph Finder (1958- ). Manuscripts, correspondence and photographs from the popular American espionage fiction and suspense author.
Robert L. Fish (1912-1981). Manuscripts and correspondence from the acclaimed American crime author.
Joan Fleming (1908-1980). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular British crime and suspense novelist.
DeLoris Stanton Forbes (1923- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other material from the prolific American author of crime fiction and other writings.
Richard Forrest (1932-2005). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other material from the noted American mystery and suspense novelist.
Dick Francis (1920- ). Manuscripts for two novels, from the British jockey and popular crime fiction author.
Brian Freeborn (1939-). Manuscripts from the noted crime novelist.
Brian Freemantle (1936- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular journalist and author, best known for the Charlie Muffin novel series.
Celia Fremlin (1914-2009). Manuscripts from the award-winning British mystery writer.
Reg Gadney (1941-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, artwork, nd other material from the recognizedBritish painter, novelist and educator
Alan Gardner (1925-). Manuscripts from the noted British suspense author.
Rosemary Gatenby (1918-2007). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the recognized American mystery novelist.
Michael Gilbert (1912-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, scrapbooks, and other material from the popular and prolific British author of mystery, suspense, crime, and espionage fiction.
Dorothy Gilman (1923-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other material from the author of the popular “Mrs. Pollifax” mystery novel series.
Eaton K.Goldthwaite (1907-1994). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular American mystery writer, known for his Joseph Dickerson novel series.
Mildred (1912-1979) and Gordon Gordon (1912-2002) Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and more material from the novelist and her husband who together wrote many crime fiction novels, some of which became films.
Sue Grafton (1940-). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, photographs, notes, research, and other items from one of America’s most popular mystery novelists.
Richard L. Graves (1928-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the notable author.
Richard Grayson (1951-). Manuscripts, correspondence, interviews, and other items from the noted American political activist and author of experimental fiction.
William M. Green (1929-). Manuscripts, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other items from the popular mystery author.
Russell H. Greenan(1925-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the groundbreaking author and crime novelist, best-known for his 1968 novel It Happened In Boston?.
Robert H. van Gulik (1910-1967). Manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, and other material from the prominent Dutch diplomat, scholar of East Asia, and author, best-known for his Judge Dee mystery novel series.
Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962). Manuscripts from the notable playwright and novelist.
Gerald Hammond (1926-2015). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the prolific Scottish crime novelist.
Robert P. Hanson (1918-1987). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted American mystery author.
Joseph Harrington (1903-1980). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular American author of crime fiction and non-fiction.
Michael Harrison (1907-1991). Manuscripts, correspondence, and much more from the popular British editor and author of crime fiction and fantasy.
Michael Hartland (1941- ). Manuscripts from the prominent British diplomat, civil servant, and author of espionage fiction.
Macdonald Hastings (1909-1982). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other items from the notable author.
Tim Heald (1944-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, journals, photographs, and other material from the renowned British author, biographer, journalist, and public speaker.
Ben Healey (1908-1993). Manuscripts and other items from the British artist and crime novelist, known for his art-themed crime fiction.
Jim Henaghan [Archie O'Neill] (1919-1984). Manuscripts and other items from the popular mystery writer, reporter, and columnist.
Laurence Henderson (1928-2015). Manuscripts for novels and short stories by the noted mystery author.
Reginald Hill (1936-2012). Manuscripts and correspondence from the award-winning English crime novelist.
John Buxton Hilton (1921-1986). Manuscripts, personal memorabilia, notebooks, and photographs. Hilton's manuscripts include: The Anathama Stone (William Collins Sons, 1980), Beyond the Green Marches (The Green Frontier; St. Martin’s Press, 1982), Dead-Nettle (Macmillan, 1977), Death of an Alderman (Walker & Co., 1968), Gamekeeper’s Gallows (St. Martin’s, 1977) and others.
Dolores Hitchens (1907-1973). Manuscripts and printed material from the prolific mystery novelist whose novel The Watcher was adapted for an episode of the TV series The Thriller.
Richard D. Hoyt (1941-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other items from the notable author.
Evan [Ed McBain] Hunter (1926-2005). A large collection of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other items, including drafts of the film The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Robert Leigh James (1918-2007). Manuscripts from the notable author.
Roderic Jeffries [Jeffrey Ashford] (1926- ). Manuscripts from the popular English author of crime and mystery fiction.
Emil Richard Johnson (1927-1997). Manuscripts and correspondence from the popular American mystery and crime author.
Lawrence Kamarck (1927-2001). Manuscripts and correspondence from the notable author.
Henry Kane (1918-1988). Correspondence and printed material from the prolific American author of crime novels, screenplays, and radio plays.
Marvin Kaye (1938-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and photographs from the notable author, screenwriter, and professor.
Mary Kelly (1927-). Manuscripts from the notable author.
Harry Kemelman (1908-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, notebooks, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous materials from the notable author.
Bill Knox (1928-1999). Manuscripts, diaries, and other material from the renowned Scottish journalist, author, and broadcaster.
William Krasner (1917-2003). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, and other items from the notable author.
Ed Lacy [Leonard Zinberg] (1911-1968). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular and prolific American crime fiction author.
Jane Langton (1922-). Manuscripts, artwork, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and more from the Newbery Honor winning author and illustrator of children’s literature.
Charles Larson (1922-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the American television writer and producer.
John Lescroart (1948-). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material from the popular American mystery novelist.
Elizabeth Linington (1921-1988). Manuscripts of novels, short stories, and poetry from the prolific American mystery and crime novelist known as the "Queen of Procedurals."
Eleazar Lipsky (1911-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, financial material, film, and diaries and journals from the notable author, playwright, and lawyer.
Richard Lourie (1940-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, research materials, notebooks, audio materials, photographs, financial materials, and legal materials from the notable biographer. Includes biography of A. Sakharov.
Charlotte MacLeod (1922-2005). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and other items from the acclaimed mystery and suspense writer.
Patrick Macrory (1911-1993). Manuscript from the notable author, banker, and businessman.
Arthur Maling (1923-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, research materials, professional materials, photographs, and notebooks from the notable author.
Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982). Manuscripts from the acclaimed New Zealander mystery novelist.
F. van Wyck Mason (1897-1978). Manuscripts, correspondence, and research material from the notable author.
Frank McAuliffe (1926-1986). Manuscripts and printed material from the notable author.
Shaun [Desmond Cory] McCarthy (1928-2001). Manuscripts from the notable author.
Helen McCloy (1904-1992). Manuscripts and correspondence from the American mystery novelist best known for her Dr. Basil Willing series.
Gregory McDonald (1937-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, legal and financial material, photographs, audio and video, and other materials from the notable author.
William P. McGivern (1922-1982). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the acclaimed American screenwriter and mystery author.
Mark McShane (1929-2013). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular Australian suspense and crime fiction.
Laurence Meynell (1899-1993). Manuscripts from the notable author.
Anne Morice (1918-1989). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular English mystery author.
Richard Neely (1930-). Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed materials from the notable author.
Alison [Edward Candy] Neville (1945-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, and diaries and journals from the notable author.
Helen Nielsen (1918-2002). Manuscripts and correspondence from the noted mystery novelist and writer for television programs such as Perry Mason and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
Richard O'Connor (1915-1975). The Richard O’Connor collection consists of a manuscript for his book The Oil Barons (Little, Brown, 1971).
Shannon O'Cork (1944- ). Manuscripts and other material from the American author of mystery and romance fiction.
Lillian O'Donnell (1936-2006). Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, artwork, scrapbooks, and other items from the pioneering American crime novelist known for creating one of fiction’s first female police officers.
Roger Ormerod (1920-2005). Manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and other items from the popular and prolific British author of mystery and espionage fiction.
Hugh Parry (1916-1997). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the noted author and sociologist, including Parry's writings on public opinion and propaganda.
Richard North Patterson (1947-). The Richard North Patterson collection consists of manuscripts for novels, printed material, correspondence, research material, professional material, and other items.
Barbara Paul (1931-). Manuscripts from the noted American mystery and science fiction novelist.
Ritchie Perry (1942-). Manuscripts and correspondence from the British author of spy and adventure crime fiction.
Gerald Petievich (1944- ). Manuscripts from the acclaimed American crime author, screenwriter, and former US Secret Service Special Agent.
Evelyn Piper [Merriam Modell] (1908-1994). Manuscripts for two novels by the American author of popular short fiction.
Kin Platt (1911-2013). Artwork, manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific artist, illustrator, and author, including several hundred original drawings and some scripts for animated television programs.
Zelda Popkin (1898-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, personal papers, and other material from the popular and acclaimed writer, including manuscripts and other documents regarding her novels Small Victory (one of the earliest American novels to address the Holocaust) and Quiet Street (the first American novel dealing with the 1948 founding of Israel).
Maurice Procter (1906-1973). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, film and video materials, and photographs. Procter's manuscripts include: Moonlight Flitting (1963), His Weight in Gold (1966), Rogue Running (1966), Exercise Hoodwink (1967) and others.
Bill Pronzini (1943- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the acclaimed American author of detective fiction, also known for his prolific compiling of popular fiction anthologies.
Thomas B. Reagan (1916-1992). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other items from the American author of crime fiction.
William Roos (1911-1987) and Audrey Kelly (1912-1982) [Kelly Roos]. Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the celebrated mystery novelists and co-writers of the Jeff and Haila Troy detective series.
W.E. Dan Ross (1912-1995). Manuscripts and correspondence from the prolific author, including several works of horror and suspense.
Justin Scott (1944- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, diaries and travel logs, and other material from the popular American mystery and thriller novelist.
Leslie Seldon-Truss (1892-1990). Manuscripts from the notable writer.
Dorothy Simpson (1933- ). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the popular British mystery author.
Terrence Lore Smith (1942-1988). Manuscripts and other material from the recognized American mystery novelist.
Richard Martin Stern (1915-2001). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the award-winning American mystery and thriller novelist.
Samuel M. Steward (1909-1993). Manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material from the notable poet and novelist.
Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909-1976). Manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, memorabilia, and other material from the humorous New England mystery novelist known for creating Asey Mayo, the "Codfish Sherlock."
June Thomson (1930- ). Manuscripts and other material from the popular English crime novelist.
Janice Law Trecker (1941-). Manuscripts of novels, nonfiction, short stories, and articles from the pioneering mystery novelist known for her Anna Peters novels, one of the first series to feature a female detective.
Elleston (1920-1995) and Jonquil Trevor (1917-1996) The Elleston and Jonquil Trevor collection consists of manuscripts, photographs, notebooks, personal memorabilia, printed materials, correspondence, and legal material.
James Tucker (1929-). Manuscripts, printed material, and correspondence from the notable author.
Dorothy Uhnak (1930-2006). Manuscripts and other items from the acclaimed mystery writer, including Policewoman, a memoir of her career as a detective in New York City.
Michael Underwood (1916-1992). Manuscripts and correspondence from the notable barrister and novelist. Manuscripts include: The Unprofessional Spy (1964), The Anxious Conspirator (1965), A Crime Apart (1966), The Man Who Died on Friday (1967), The Man Who Killed Too Soon (1968) and others.
John Holbrook [Jack Vance] Vance (1916-2013). A large collection of manuscripts and correspondence from one of the grand masters of American science fiction and fantasy.
Janet Gregory Vermandel (1922-2002). Manuscripts, research material, printed material, and other material from this American mystery writer.
Clarissa Watson (1918-2012). Multiple drafts of Watson's 1985 novel Runaway , from the noted American mystery writer.
Hillary Waugh (1920-2008). The Hillary Waugh collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, and awards.
Frances Shelley Wees (1902-1982). The Frances Shelley Wees collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, photographs, correspondence, and scrapbooks.
Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008). Manuscripts, correspondence, research, and other material from the popular and influential American master of crime fiction.
Janwillem Van de Wetering (1931-2008). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the prolific Dutch author best known for his mystery novels, including extensive research material on Robert H. van Gulik.
Hugh Wheeler (1912-1987). Manuscripts from the notable author, novelist, and dramatist.
Phyllis Whitney (1903-). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and other materials from the Japanese-born American mystery writer dubbed the “Queen of the American Gothics” who wrote for both the juvenile and adult mystery markets.
Collin Wilcox (1924-1996). Manuscripts, correspondence, and other material from the American mystery writer, best-known for his popular character Sam McCloud.
Charles Willeford (1919-1988). Manuscripts and video material from the notable writer.
Ted Willis (1918-1992). Manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, research material, memorabilia, and financial material from the notable playwright, screenwriter, and novelist.
Paul Winterton (1908-2001). The Paul Winterton collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, diaries and notebooks, and photographs.
William Wise (1923-2012). Manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, personal memorabilia and other material. Wise's manuscripts include novels, children's books, short stories, non-fiction, poetry, and teleplays.
Peter Wolfe (1933- ). A draft of Wolfe's book on John le Carre, The Corridors of Deceit, by the eminent crime fiction scholar and critic.
Oswald Wynd (1913-1998). Manuscripts and correspondence from the notable writer.