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Publication Order of Maggie Sullivan Mystery Books

No Game for a Dame (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tough Cookie (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Dare a Dame (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shamus in a Skirt (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maximum Moxie (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dames Fight Harder (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncivil Defense (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ration of Lies (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Victory Garter (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dame Worth Killing (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Maggie Sullivan Short Stories/Novellas

The Barefoot Stiff (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Concrete Garter Belt (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love & Life Books

Publication Order of Murder Mutts Mystery Books

A Penny Earned (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
As Pretty Does (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Journey to Cuzco (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain's Pleasure (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friday's Daughter (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Officer & A Lady (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Costly Pleasures (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Unspoken (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Touch Of Magic (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whiskey Tide (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Leandro's Treasure (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deadly Redheads (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Medieval to Modern(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

M. Ruth Myers is an award winning author of historical fiction, mystery, thriller, romance, and women’s fiction novels hailing from Warrensburg, Missouri, United States. She is particularly popular for writing the Maggie Sullivan novel series. Her creation and depiction of Maggie Sullivan as a private eye from the Depression era living in Dayton, Ohio, was highly appreciated by readers and critics worldwide. Other than writing novels under her original name, Myers has also penned several books in other genres under the pen name of Mary Ruth Myers. Several of her books have been translated and optioned for television shows. Some of them have even been condensed in the Good Housekeeping. Some of Myers’ novels have been used in the college syllabus in Japan.

In addition to writing books, Myers has taken up writers’ conferences and has taught the aspiring writers about the important things related to creative writing. She has been involved in the writers’ conferences and workshops throughout the country, including the Cape Cod, Mark Twain, and Antioch conferences. Author Myers was born and brought up in Warrensburg up to the age of nine. After that, she shifted to Wyoming along with her family. It was in Wyoming that Myers completed her high school graduation from the Cheyenne High School. Later, she enrolled herself at the Missouri J-School University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Immediately after her graduation, Myers had started working as a reporter. She even spent some time working as a feature writer for a few daily newspapers in Ohio and Michigan. Myers says that she was influenced to try her hand at writing by the some famous authors like Sara Paretsky, Margaret Maron, Dick Francis, Mary Stewart, Marcia Muller, Robert B. Parker, etc. Today, Myers lives a happy life in Ohio with her husband and a grow up daughter.

When Myers is not involved in writing novels, she can be seen enjoying traditional Irish music on her Anglo concertina. She considers herself more of an enthusiast than a skillful author. Myers like blue-corn tortilla chips so much that not even a single day goes by when she doesn’t enjoy her favorite snack. Myers was a ventriloquist-magician for 5 years. When she was in the first semester of her college, she was told by her English teacher that she didn’t have any aptitude for writing. But shortly after, Myers won a writing contest organized by Mademoiselle magazine and proved her teacher wrong. Winning this contest also enabled Myers to have her first national publication in the literary world. The highest point of her writing career came when Myers won the Shamus Award. She believes that there is much to come as she has a lot more interesting stories to offer to her readers. As of now, author Myers is busy developing the next novel of her career. She is highly grateful to her fans for keeping her motivated through their mind blowing comments. She hopes to keep entertaining them for many more years to come. Myers’ books have been praised and appreciated by a lot of prominent critics. Her novels and stories are always talked about for their rich content and excellent characters.

The Maggie Sullivan series written by author M. Ruth Myers is comprised of 6 novels and 2 novellas in total, released between 2011 and 2017. Each of the books of this series features the chief protagonist in the role of Maggie Sullivan. Myers has described her as a private investigator of the Depression-era. The debut book of the series is entitled ‘No Game for a Dame’. It was released in 2011 by the Tuesday House publication. At the book’s start, it is mentioned that Maggie carries a .38 that gets out of every bad situation. She gets hauled in on the suspicion of the murder of a man. Also, Maggie gets in a crime boss’ cross-heirs, who is believed to have high connections. Maggie Sullivan has the habit of drawing information unusual sources like a waitress, a newsboy, career girls, etc.

During one such attempt of getting information, Maggie Sullivan gets chloroformed. When she gains consciousness, Maggie finds herself inside her car. Maggie manages to find her way unharmed and reaches another source to find the one responsible for her situation. During another close encounter, she gets held at gunpoint and saved by one of her pals. Later, a new police officer arrives in town, who thinks Maggie is crooked and being close to him unsettles Maggie. Before Maggie is able to find every answer she is looking for, she comes a crazy man posing as a deadly killer. Maggie manages to prevent herself from getting killed at the hands of the crazy killer and puts him behind the bar.

Another mind blowing book penned by Myers is the Shamus Award winner called ‘Don’t Dare a Dame’. It was also published by Tuesday House in 2013. This novel shows Maggie Sullivan taking up a case that almost makes her lose her license as well as her life. She gets hired by a couple of spinsters, who ask her to find out what happened to their father, who went missing 26 years ago. As soon as Maggie begins the investigation, she learns that the main suspect has committed suicide. Because of her involvement in the case, Maggie Sullivan is summoned by the police chief. She is warned that she might lose her PI license if she doesn’t withdraw from the investigation. When Maggie discovers that the complaints about her are coming directly from the City Hall, she senses a more sinister play in the vanishing of the man. Maggie doesn’t stop investigating and is lead to a politician having big ambitions and deadly hidden secrets. The further investigation takes Maggie to cheap hotels, local gangs, and dime stores. The new cop begins a campaign to attract Maggie and her newsboy shows his intention to become Maggie’s assistant. Soon, crimes from the past begin to surface and Maggie faces a tough battle from the ones trying to keep the old secrets hidden. She keeps up with her determination and doesn’t let her guard down. Her fierce nature and never-say-die attitude is what keeps her going. Maggie doesn’t rest until she catches the culprit responsible for the man’s disappearance. Her dedicated efforts gain her praise from the chief of police as well.

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One Response to “M. Ruth Myers”

  1. Dianna Masengale: 3 years ago

    I LOVE Maggie and am almost through 1-4. Cant afford to buy series outright but have loved being able to read on my Kindle. Hope to finish series if they digitize for E-Readers. Thanks for so much reading pleasure.


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