The Smith and Wetzon Mysteries

Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon, an oddball pair of high-powered Wall Street headhunters, function as amateur detectives, taking on the top guns in the cutthroat world of finance.

“A supremely likeable whodunit.”
Publishers Weekly

“ ... sharp enough to make you want to dump your broker - quick.”
New York Times Book Review


The Dutchman Historical Mysteries

In the summer of 1664, New Amsterdam, a company town of 1500 people, is about to become New York. The mysteries trace the adventures of first New York sheriff Pieter Tonneman and his descendants all the way through the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries.

“The Dutchman conjures up an odd, engrossing mystery.”
The Washington Post Book World

“An authentic suspenseful period piece.”


The Olivia Brown Mysteries

The time is 1920. The place is Greenwich Village, where food and wine are cheap, talk and ideas are rich, and love is free. Olivia Brown, a free-spirited young poet, has inherited a tiny house on Bedford Street with an unusual tenant, a strange, nocturnal man named Harry Melville, who is, of all things, a private detective.

“… just about perfect … sharp and intoxicating as the bootleg gin that Brown and her cohorts swill.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Rich in NY ambiance, heated sensuality, and even a little ghost-story glamour.”
Booklist (starred review)



In the winter of 1936, as Europe slides toward war, the Jewish immigrant community is desperate. Nathan Ebanholz is about to make the final payment on his wife's and young daughter's passage to America, only their ship is already at sea, and they are not on board.

“An extraordinary novel of repressed memory.”
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“An engrossing tale of murder and deception.”
Publishers Weekly


Patrick Hardy Mysteries

Introducing the sensuous sleuth Patrick Hardy, a very private eye who prefers sex to slaughter and classy cuisine to common crime. As he moves through a New York underground of call girls and strippers, pleasure before business is his motto, at least until warm bodies start turning into cold corpses.


Annette Meyers

Annette Meyers

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Annette Meyers has a long history on Broadway, where she was assistant to producer-director Harold Prince for sixteen years, and on Wall Street, where she spent sixteen years as an executive search and management consultant.

Hedging is Annette Meyer’s eighth novel featuring headhunters Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon, who stumble over bodies on Wall Street and Broadway.  Her stand-alone novel Repentances is psychological suspense, the setting: 1936, in New York’s Jewish immigrant community.

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Martin Meyers (1934-2014)

Martin Meyers

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Martin Meyers, actor and writer, is the author of five detective novels originally published by Popular Library, now back in print from iUniverse, all featuring private detective Patrick Hardy. Meyers novelized the Cher movie, Suspect, for Bantam and wrote for Scholastic Publications.

The Dutchman, published by Doubleday, is the first of 7 novels in a series of history mysteries set in New York in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, written in collaboration with his wife Annette Meyers, and using the pseudonym Maan Meyers.

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