- Simon Said. New York: St. Martin’s, 1997.
- Snipe Hunt. New York: St. Martin’s, 2000.
- The Fugitive King. New York: St. Martin’s, 2002.
- The Bug Funeral. New York: St. Martin’s, 2004.
- Shell Game. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007.
Simon Shaw is a professor of history at historic (but fictional) Kenan College in downtown Raleigh. Dr. Shaw’s specialty is historical anthropology, and this leads to his being called into action in each novel to investigate a long-unsolved crime. Although Simon lives and works in contemporary Raleigh, his adventures often take him to other parts of the state. In Snipe Hunt Simon digs into North Carolina’s maritime history while on vacation at the Outer Banks, while in The Fugitive King he looks into a crime in his hometown of Boone.