Amateur Sleuth Themed Cozy Mystery Series

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Below you'll find cozy mystery series that have an Amateur Sleuth theme. Please feel free to suggest a series that we may have missed.
Accessories Mystery Series by Grace Carroll

This series started in 2011 and is set in San Francisco. It features Rita Jewel who works at her dream job of selling fabulous clothes and accessories to the socialites at Dolce's Boutique.

Alaska Mystery Series - Jessie Arnold by Sue Henry

This series started in 1991 and is set in Alaska. There are 12 books in this series. The last book was written in 2009. It features Jessie Arnold who is a Sled Dog Racer & Alex Jensen the Sergeant State Trooper from Anchorage. Jessie finds herself solving murders set in the beautiful state...

Alex Harris Mystery Series by Elaine Macko

Elaine Macko writes the Alex Harris Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in Connecticut. It features Alex Harris, owner of the Always Prepared temporary agency... she's a cozy sleuth who is addicted to chocolate, tea and quoting Winston Churchill.

NOTE: January 2015. Several...

Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series by Lois Winston

Lois Winston writes the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series which started in 2011 and is set in New Jersey. It features Anastasia Pollack who is recently widowed and left with her husband's gambling debt. She has two teenage sons and a communist mother-in-law... her job as crafts editor...

Andy Gammon Mystery Series by Tempa Pagel

Tempa Pagel writes the Andy Gammon Mystery Series which started in 2006 and is set in Massachusetts. It features Andy Gammon,a former history teacher and transplanted Detroiter, now living in a New England coastal town with her dyed-in-the-wool Yankee husband, two children, and crusty mother-in...

Angel Lake Mystery Series

CeeCee James writes the Angel Lake Mystery Series. It features Elsie Pepper who is recovering from a failed marriage and has come back home to Angel Lake to try and start her life anew. Elsie is a sweet, quirky lady who just can't seem to stop stumbling onto murders in each new job she applies...

Anna Denning Mystery by Karin Kaufman

Karin Kaufman writes the Anna Denning Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in Colorado. It features genealogist Anna Denning. Anna is a recent widow.

Apple Mariani Mystery Series #1) Linda S. Reilly

Linda S. Reilly writes the Apple Mariani Mystery series which starts in March 2013 and is set in New Hampshire. It features paralegal and title searcher Apple Mariani.

Apple's Aunt Tressa is a realtor and together they solve murders.

Appleseed Creek Mystery Series by Amanda Flower

The Appleseed Creek Mystery started in 2012 and takes place in Ohio. It features Chloe Humphrey who is a 24-year-old computer whiz who moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek (Amish Country) to direct technology services at a nearby college.

Astonvale Mystery Series by Carla Caruso

Carla Caruso writes the Astonvale Mystery series which is set in Australia. It features Celeste Pretty, a self-confessed neat freak who has found the job she was born to do: a professional organiser, de-cluttering people's homes and workplaces. Her new business gets off to a cracking start when...

Belly Dance Mysteries Series by Rebecca Wolf-Nail

Rebecca Wolf-Nail writes the The Belly Dance Mysteries series which started in 2014 and is set in Seattle. It features lifelong friends Ginger and Susan who took their first bellydance class on a dare. They never dreamed they’d end up performing in public--let alone getting mixed up in murder!...

Bess Bullock Mystery  by Allen Boyer

Allen Boyer writes the Bess Bullock Mystery Series which started in 2011 and takes place in Pennsylvania. It features retired policewoman, 80-year-old Bess Bullock who resides at the Honey Hills Retirement Center. Bess Bullock has every intention of occupying her days with simple activities...

Big Lake Mystery Series by Lesley Diehl

Lesley Diehl writes the Big Lake Mystery Series which started in 2011 and is set in Florida. It features Emily Rhodes who came to rural Florida for the cowboys, the cattle, and to do a little country two-step, not to solve murders...

Birdwatchers Mystery Series by Christine Goff

Christine Goff writes the Birdwatchers Mystery series which is set in Colorado. It features recently divorced Rachel Wilder Stanhope. Rachel travels to her Aunt Miriam's home, Bird Haven, a bird preserve that adjoins Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park. As a favor to her aunt, a bird...

Bunco Babe Mysteries by Gail Oust

This series takes place in South Carolina and started in 2009. It features the Bunco Babes, retirees who play Bunco twice a month, who live at Serenity Cove Estates. They find plenty to do include solving murders.

Button Box Mystery Series by Kylie Logan

The Button Box Mystery Series started in 2011 and takes place in Chicago, Illinois. It features Josie Giancola who owns the Button Box Shop. She is also an antique and vintage button expert.

Callie Stone Mystery series by L.M. Fortin

Lisa Fortin writes the Callie Stone Mystery series which started in 2014 and is set in Oregon. It features event planner Callie Stone who was fired from her job in New York. She returns to her quirky home town in Oregon. Come visit the quirky town of Skinner, Oregon where it’s almost...

Campervan Bushman Mystery Series Alannah Foley

Alannah Foley writes the Campervan Bushman Mystery Series which starts in December 2015. It features ex-surf champ and model, Scott Chevalier who isn't just a pretty face!

With an enviable campervan-surfie lifestyle, and a handful of impressive bush skills learnt from his grandfather,...

Carson Stables Mystery Series Leigh Hearon

Leigh Hearon writes the Carson Stables Mystery series which starts in March 2016 and is set in Washington state. It features horse trainer Annie Carson who runs the Carson Stables ranch.

Claire Hanover Mystery Series by Beth Groundwater

The Claire Hanover Mystery Series started in 2007 and set in Colorado. It features Claire Hanover who is a forty-something gift basket designer. The first book in this series, A Real Basket Case, is an Agatha Award Finalist for Best First Novel.

Cleo Cooper Mystery Series by Lee Mims

Lee Mims writes the Cleo Cooper Mystery series which is set in North Carolina and started in 2013. It features geologist, Cleo Cooper. Cleo discovers a large granite deposit. Not only will she be famous for discovering the easternmost deposit in the United States, she’ll also be rich. And so...

Colleen McCabe Mystery Series by Kathryn O'Sullivan

Kathryn O'Sullivan writes the Colleen McCabe Mystery Series which started in June 2013 and is set in North Carolina. It features fire chief Colleen McCabe and the Spanish mustangs of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. In the 1st book in this series, Foul Play, Colleen McCabe is enjoying an...

Cora Crafts Mystery Series

Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Cora Crafts Mystery Series which started in August 2016 and is set in North Carolina. It features thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, who moves to small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina. It seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful...

County Cork Mysteries by Sheila Connolly

Sheila Connolly writes the County Cork Mystery series which started in February 2013 and is set in Ireland. It features Maura Donovan who honors the last wishes of her late grandmother and visits the small Irish village where her Gran was born. She takes on a job in one of the local pubs and...

Cozy Retirement Mystery Series

Riley Blake writes the Cozy Retirement Mystery Series. It features best friends since childhood, Mary Louise, Opal, and Pearl who enter a retirement community with plans to live out their golden years reminiscing about the good old days while embracing the new.

Alibis and Amethysts (Crystal Shop Mystery Series #1) by Shasron Pape

Sharon Pape writes the Crystal Shop Mystery Series which started in August 2013 and is set in Arizona. It features Jaye Saylor who is living her dream as the proud owner of Crystal Clear, a crystal and gemstone shop in the Red Rock area of Sedona, Arizona—a Mecca for tourists and new-age...

Cycle Path Mystery Series by Duffy Brown

Duffy Brown writes the Cycle Path Mystery series which started in December 2014 and is set on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie...

Dabbling Detective Mystery Series by Stephen Kaminski

Stephen Kaminski writes the Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery series which started in 2012 and takes place in Virginia. It features Damon Lassard, head of the citizens association who solves murders.

Dangerous Type Mystery Series Paige Shelton

Paige Shelton writes the Dangerous Type Mystery Series which starts in January 2016 and is set in Utah. Star City is known for its slopes and its powder. But nestled in the valley of this ski resort town is a side street full of shops that specialize in the simple charms of earlier eras. One of...

The Cemetery Club (Darcy & Flora Mysteries #1) Blanche Day Manos & Barbara Burgess

Blanche Day Manos & Barbara Burgess write The Darcy & Flora Mystery series which started in 2011 and takes place on Oklahoma. It features Darcy Campbell and her mother Flora Tucker. Both are widows and solve mysteries.