Book List in Order: 18 titles


  • Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen moves to France ready to settle into a new job with a French television network and a new life with diplomat Jean-Paul Bernard. Maggie soon discovers that under the peaceful veneer of the leafy Paris suburb where she now liv...



  • Imagine your every move is being tracked by someone whose clear intention is to do you harm. Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen arrives at the Paris apartment she inherited from the mother she never knew, ready to begin a settled life with her fiancĂ©, Jean-P...



  • Maggie MacGowen, an investigative filmmaker, is in Normandy with a film crew to document the agricultural four seasons on her ancestral family farm. An accidentally excavated skull causes a social media sensation, dredging up psychic scars left by th...



  • Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen learns the hard way that going home again can be deadly. While clearing out her deceased father's desk, Maggie discovers that he had locked away potential evidence (an old home movie) in a brutal unsolved murder thirty years...



  • When her television series is abruptly canceled, investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen accepts a short-term contract to teach film production at a local community college-an interesting diversion, she thinks, until the next TV gig comes along. But ...



  • Did you ever fantasize that an unknown relative has died and left you a fortune? Be careful what you wish for. When a stranger insists she's kin to filmmaker Maggie MacGowen, Maggie assumes the woman is what the LAPD calls a "5150," a mentally distur...



  • A decade has passed since Maggie MacGowen s last investigation in the pages of Hornsby s award-winning noir series. Gritty and streetwise, yet compassionate, these mysteries appeal to America s current fascination with realistic crime stories. Filmma...



  • in A Moment on the Edge

    "“An absolutely first-rate anthology. . . a thoughtful and intelligent paean to crime fiction.” — New York Sun#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George serves up a century''s worth of superb crime fiction penne...



  • GREAT STORIES BY AN EDGAR WINNER Wendy Hornsby does not write cozies, or tales about cat sleuths, or sanitized murder. Her tales explore the depths of the human psyche, and her family-crimes are decidedly uncozy. In the title story, which won the Mys...







  • Investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen's past catches up with her when Vietnamese expatriate Khanh Nguyen asks for help in finding a man. Maggie's only link with the Vietnamese community is the one person she won't touch with a ten-foot pole--her ex...



  • in Modern Treasury of Great Detective and Murder Mysteries

    No hit-or-miss anthology, this first-rate collection of 25 contemporary mysteries offers a cross-section view of the American detective, suspense and mystery short-story worlds. Gorman, editor of Mystery Scene, gathers the works of such masters as To...



  • Maggie MacGowen, an independent filmmaker, is initially intrigued by the twenty-year-old cop-killing case of Roy Frady because her boyfriend, L.A.P.D. cop Mike Flint, had been Frady's partner. Twenty years ago, Frady was shot in the head. The murder ...



  • Investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen finds herself in the urban war zone of South Central L.A. when a ruthless politician decides to get the minority vote by resurrecting a fifteen-year-old cop-killing case. He claims the police, including MacGowe...



  • in Malice Domestic 3

    Acclaimed Agatha Award-winning author Nancy Pickard dishes up a perfectly delicious new feast of original mystery stories, served up in classic Agatha Christie style. Celebrating the enduring legacy of the most beloved crime writer of all time, MALIC...



  • As Maggie MacGowen searches for the killer of a fourteen-year-old prostitute named Pisces, her investigation into the crime takes her from the mean streets of Los Angeles to one of its posh suburbs. Reprint....



    • / Amateur Sleuth
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    Exposing the truth is investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen's business. She's smart, skeptical, and stubborn, with a hard-edged, wise-cracking approach to life that hides her vulnerable heart. Maggie's passion for truth is first inspired when h...



  • Southern California homicide detective Roger Tejeda has "the gift"--a sixth sense for catching the most elusive kind of criminal, the serial killer. But Lt. Tejeda is now working with a handicap: half a mind. His last case left him with a skull fract...



  • It was a terrible tragedy when Kate Teague's mother died on the hands of a common street mugger. But as sole beneficiary to a great deal of money and valuable Southern California real estate, Kate was now very rich indeed. Too rich, evidently. Sev...


Complete Series List in Order

Kate Teague & Roger Tejada

1) No Harm (Aug-1987)
2) Half a Mind (Apr-1990)

A Maggie MacGowen Mystery

1) Telling Lies (1992)
2) Midnight Baby (Jun-1993)
3) Bad Intent (Aug-1994)
4) 77th Street Requiem (Oct-1995)
5) A Hard Light (Jul-1997)
6) In the Guise of Mercy (Sep-2009)
7) Paramour's Daughter (Aug-2010)
8) The Hanging (Sep-2012)
9) The Color of Light (Apr-2014)
10) Disturbing the Dark (Apr-2016)
11) Number 7, Rue Jacob (Apr-2018)

Award-Winning Books by Wendy Hornsby

Nine Sons
1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- Short Story