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Mysterious Nebraska


NebraskaAuthorThis 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 (set outside of Nebraska)

Richard Clayton
Too Many Enemies

Mignon G. Eberhart [see the Complete Eberhart list]
Death in the Fog
Murder in Waiting
Postmark Murder

Randy Lee Eickhoff
A Hand to Execute
The Gombeen Man

William Haggard
A Cool Day for Killing
The Kinsman
The Money Men

Julie Kaewert [see the Complete Kaewert list]

Margaret Lawrence (a.k.a. M.K. Lorens, a.k.a. Lorraine Keilstrup [actual name])
Hearts and Bones
Blood Red Roses
The Burning Bride

M.K. Lorens (a.k.a. Margaret Lawrence, a.k.a. Lorraine Keilstrup [actual name])
Sweet Narcissus
Ropedancer’s Fall

Lise McClendon (a.k.a. Rory Tate) [see the Complete McClendon list]
The Bluejay Shaman
Painted Truth
One O’Clock Jump
Blackbird Fly

Patricia McGerr [see the Complete McGerr list]
Stranger With My Face
Murder is Absurd
Pick Your Victim

Jean Potts
An Affair of the Heart
Death of a Stray Cat
Passport for a Renegade
The Troublemaker

Jody Shields
The Fig Eater

Gretchen Sprague
Death by Thunder
Death in Good Company
Maquette for Murder

Jim Thompson
After Dark, My Sweet
The Criminal
The Killer Inside Me

L.L. Thrasher
Cat’s Paw, Inc.
Charlie’s Bones

David Wiltse [see the Complete Wiltse list]
Home Again
The Serpent
Prayer for the Dead

Don Winslow [see the Complete Winslow list]
California Fire and Life
Death and Life of Bobby Z
The Force

Mysteries Set in Nebraska

Shannon Baker
Stripped Bare
Dark Signal

Howard Browne
Halo in Brass

Robert Campbell
Red Cent

Susan Taylor Chehak
The Story of Annie D.

Lee Child
Worth Dying For

Richard Dooling [see the Complete Dooling list]
Bet Your Life

Sean Doolittle [see the Complete Doolittle list]
The Cleanup

Mignon Eberhart [see the Complete Eberhart list]
Mystery of Hunting’s End

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”)
Money Trouble
Moving Targets
The Naked Eye
The Nebraska Quotient
Things Invisible

David Wiltse [see the Complete Wiltse list]
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 August 2021 sdc