The fourth part of the theme: MYSTERY SERIES THAT TAKE PLACE IN DIFFERENT PERIODS OF TIME (PERIOD MYSTERIES or HISTORICAL MYSTERIES) includes mystery authors whose last names begin with M-P:
Anna Maclean (aka Jeanne MacKin): The Louisa May Alcott Mystery Series takes place in Boston, right before the Civil War.
Susan Elia MacNeal writes the Maggie Hope Mystery Series. This series takes place in London, during the 1940s.
Edward Marston (aka Keith Miles & Conrad Allen): Both his Redmayne & Bale Mystery Series and his Robert Colbeck Mystery Series take place in London. Redmayne during the 17th century and Colbeck during the 19th century. Marston’s Domesday Series takes place during the 1000s in England, and his Elizabethan Theater Mystery Series takes place in England during the late 1500s.
Rosemary Martin (aka Rosemary Stevens): The Murder-A-Go-Go Mystery Series takes place during the oh-so-very groovy 1960s and features a very mod New York kind-of-gal. (Is that too ’60s a description!?!)
Amanda Matetsky: The Paige Turner Mystery Series is set in New York during the 1950s and features Paige, a young want-to-be writer for a magazine… who needs to prove to her boss that she can do more than shuffle papers together. Remember… it’s the ’50s!
Alyssa Maxwell: Maxwell writes the Gilded Newport Mystery Series which is set in Newport, Rhode Island. The series takes place during the end of the 19th century.
Edith Maxwell (aka Maddie Day & Tace Baker): The Carriagetown Mystery Series is set in the late 1800s Massachusetts and features a sleuth who is a Quaker midwife.
Ann McMillan: McMillan writes the Civil War Mystery Series set in Virginia, and featuring an herbalist.
Catriona McPherson: The Dandy Gilver Mystery Series has, as its sleuth, Dandy (Dandelion Dahlia Leston), a Scottish aristocrat in the 1920s…
Amy Patricia Meade: Meade writes the Marjorie McClelland Mystery Series which is set during the 1930s in Connecticut and features a mystery author. Meade also writes the Rosie the Riveter Mystery Series, set in New York City during WW II.
Annette Meyers: The Olivia Brown Mystery Series is set in the 1920s and features a women’s activist in Greenwich Village.
Maan Meyers: The writing duo of Annette Meyers and her husband Martin: The Dutchman Historical Mystery Series followsdifferent generations of the same family, with each novel featuring one of the family’s generations as they move from New Amsterdam to New York.
Keith Miles (aka Edward Marston & Conrad Allen): The Merlin Richards Mystery Series is set in the 1920s in Phoenix…
Margaret Miles: The Bracebridge Mystery Series: This series is set in a little village in Colonial Massachusetts.
Mary Miley writes the Roaring Twenties Mystery Series which features an ex-Vaudeville/silent films actress in Hollywood during the 1920s.
Miriam Grace Monfredo: The Seneca Falls Historical Mystery Series is set in New York during the 19th century and Monfredo’s Cain Trilogy is a continuation of her Seneca Falls series, taking place during the Civil War, and featuring the two nieces of the Seneca Falls sleuth.
Gilbert Morris: The Lady Trent Mystery Series takes place during the 19th Century, and is set in London.
Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini: The Carpenter & Quincannon,Professional Detective Services Mystery Series features an ex-Pinkerton operative & an ex-Secret Service agent in 1890s San Francisco.
J. J. Murphy: The Algonquin Round Table Mystery Series takes place in New York during the 1920s.
Amy Myers: The Auguste Didier Mystery Series takes place in Victorian England (1830s to the 1900s) and features a master chef in London.
Amy Myers: The Nell Drury Mystery Series is set during the 1920s in England and features a chef at country houses.
Beverle Graves Myers: The Baroque Mystery Series features a “Castrati” sleuth in 18th century Italy.
Beverle Graves Myers & Joanne Dobson: Helluva War Mystery Series is set in New York City, right after the Pearl Harbor Attack.
Sharan Newman: The Catherine LeVendeur Mystery Series features a 12th century novice at a convent in France.
Robin Paige (aka Susan Wittig Albert & husband Bill Albert): The Kate Ardleigh Sheridan & Sir Charles Sheridan Mystery Series takes place in Victorian (1890s) England.
Bernadette Pajer writes the Professor Bradshaw Mystery Series which takes place in the state of Washington during the early 1900s.
Kate Parker: Milliner Mystery Series (early 1900s), Victorian Bookshop Mystery Series, & Deadly Mystery Series (1930s)
Paula Paul (aka Paula Carter): The Alexandra Gladestone Mystery Series is set in Victorian England.
Cynthia Peale: The Beacon Hill Mystery Series: This series features a brother and sister in Victorian Boston.
Sharon Kay Penman: Penman writes several historical series. The Medieval Mystery Series takes place in late twelfth century England.
Andrea Penrose: Lady Arianna Regency Mystery Series is set in London during early 1800s.
Andrea Penrose: Wrexford & Sloan Mystery Series is set in Regency London.
Anne Perry: Both her Thomas & Charlotte Pitt Mystery Series and her William Monk Mystery Series take place in Victorian England.
Elizabeth Peters (aka Barbara Mertz & Barbara Michaels): The Amelia Peabody Mystery Series features an Egyptologist/feminist in Victorian England. The Vicky Bliss Mystery Series isn’t really a historical mystery, but it does feature a historian.
Ellis Peters: The Brother Cadfael Mystery Series features a monk who happens to know his herbs in England during the 12th century. Peter’s Inspector George Felse Mystery Series takes place in England right after WW II.
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