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.
Rebecca Robbins Mysteries Series by Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau writes the Rebecca Robbins Mysteries Series which started in 2010 and takes place in Illinois. It features Chicago mortgage broker Rebecca Robbins who returns to her hometown of Indian Falls, Ill., to sell the roller rink she's inherited from her deceased mother. The quirky...

Renaissance Faire Mysteries Series by Joyce & Jim Lavene

This series started in 2008 and set in South Carolina. It features assistant college professor and USC doctoral candidate Jessie Morton who also studies medieval crafts every summer at Columbia, S.C.'s Renaissance Faire Village. She finds herself entangled in murders.

Rhodes to Murder Mystery Series by Mary Welk

Mary Welk writes the Rhodes to Murder Mystery series which started in 1996 and is set in Illinois. It features ER nurse and amateur sleuth Caroline Rhodes and her sleuthing partner, history professor Carl Atwater.

River Road Mystery Series by Susan McBride

Susan McBride writes the River Road Mystery series which started in 2014 and is set in Illinois. It features amateur sleuth Helen Evans, who like Miss Marple solves murders.

RM Outdoor Adventure Mystery Series by Beth Groundwater

The RM Outdoor Adventure Mystery series started in 2011 and is set in Colorado. It features whitewater ranger Mandy Tanner. It seems that Mandy will have many interesting adventures on the Arkansas River! This series sounds interesting and fun.

Rylie Keyes Mystery Series by Marianne Harden

Marianne Harden writes the Rylie Keyes Mystery series which is set in Washington and started in 2013. It features 24-year-old Rylie Keyes. Is it strange to have the unemployment office on speed dial? Not for twenty-four-year-old college dropout Rylie Keyes. Her current job at a small...

Safe Harbor Medical Mystery Series

Jacqueline Diamond writes the Safe Harbor Medical Mystery Series which started in April 2016. It features recently widowed Dr. Eric Darcy.

Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Series Kathi Daley

Kathi Daley writes Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Series which starts in March 2015 and is set in Hawaii. It features lifeguard Kailani Pope. She comes from a long line of police officers.She has passed all the requirements to be selected for the police academy but somehow her number never seems...

Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery Series by Sherry Harris

Sherry Harris writes Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series which started in December 2014 and is set in Massachusetts. Sarah Winston’s happy life as an Air Force wife crashes around her when her husband, CJ, ends up in the arms of his subordinate, 19-year-old temptress Tiffany. Forced to...

Scumble River Mystery Series by Denise Swanson

The Scumble River Mystery Series is set in Illinois and started in 2000. It features Skye Denison who moves back to her small home town, Scumble River. She is the new school psychologist.

Seacliff High Teen Mystery Series by Kathi Daley

Kathi Daley writes the Seacliff High Teen Mystery series which started in 2015 and is set in Oregon. Alyson Prescott moves to Cutters Cove, Oregon, after being placed, along with her mother, in the witness protection program. In her previous life, Alyson was an A-list heiress with the...

Search and Rescue Mystery  by M.L. Rowland

M.L. Rowland writes the Search and Rescue Mystery series which started in January 2014 and is set in California. It features Gracie Kinkaid search and rescue volunteer for Timber Creek Search and Rescue.

Silver Lake Mystery Series Sophia Watson

Sophia Watson writes the Silver Lake Mystery series which started in 2015 and is set in Illinois. It features Asia Reynolds as the primary member of a trio of three strong women...
Asia Reynolds, a documentary filmmaker, cable newsperson Elise Snuggles and police officer Sheila Rodriguez...

Silver Six Mystery Series Nancy Haddock

Nancy Haddock writes the Silver Six Mystery series which starts in September 2015 and is set in Arkansas. It features Ms. Sherry Mae Stanton Cutler and her housemates—a crafty group of retirees who’ve dubbed themselves the Silver Six.

Sophie Kimball Mystery Series

J.C. Eaton writes the Sophie Kimball Mystery Series which started in June 2017 and is set in Arizona. Sophie “Phee” Kimball is not a cop. She’s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet...

Sophie Knowles Mystery Series by Ada Madison

This series takes place in Massachusetts and started in 2011. It features Sophie who is a college professor. Sophie teaches math and solves murders.

(Southern Sisters Mystery by Miranda James

Miranda James (aka Dean James) writes the Southern Sisters Mystery series which started in October 2014 and is set in Mississippi. It features Miss An’gel and Miss Dickce Ducote, two snoopy sisters who are always ready to lend a helping hand... especially when it comes to solving murders.

St. Polycarp School Mystery Series

Marianna Heusler writes the St. Polycarp School Mystery Series. It features two Catholic school teachers, amateur detectives, who stumble on murder mysteries.

Stationery Shop Mystery Series

Vivian Conroy writes the Stationery Shop Mystery Series which started in September 2019 and is set in Montana. It features Delta Douglas who owns the Stationery shop and solves murders.

Stephanie Plum Mystery Series by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich writes the Stephanie Plum Mystery series which started in 1995 and is set in New Jersey. It features Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part...

Sunshine Valley Mystery  by Rita Strombeck

Rita Strombeck writes the Sunshine Valley Mystery series which started in 2014 and is set in Arizona. It features Adam and Eve Iverson, a retired married couple who move to the idyllic small town of Sunshine Valley in Arizona’s picturesque Sonoran desert. They soon discover not all is what it...

Susan Henshaw Mystery Series by Valerie Wolzien

This series started in 1987 and is set in Connecticut. It features Susan Henshaw, a suburban housewife in quiet Hancock Connecticut. Susan becomes the perfect suburban sleuth in this fantastic series. This is an old series and the last book in this series was published in 2005. I checked these...

Tallie Graver Mystery Series

Misty Simon writes the Tallie Graver Mystery Series which started in October 2017. It features Tallulah Graver who married wealthy Waldo Phillips to escape her family business, the Graver Funeral Home. But when her marriage falls apart and Tallie is left with next to nothing, she turns to...

The Country Club Murders Mystery Series by Julie Mulhern

Julie Mulhern writes The Country Club Murders which started in February 2015 and is set in 1970's Kansas City, Missouri. It features Ellison Russell who offers us a glimpse of life behind the scenes in the Country Club set. It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and...

The Myrtle Clover Mystery Series  by Elizabeth Spann Craig

The sleepy town of Bradley, North Carolina, might not be as quiet as it seems. Murders happen at a steady rate and octogenarian amateur sleuth Myrtle Clover is determined to solve them before her police chief son.

The Sleuthing Sisters Mystery Series by Maggie Pill

Maggie Pill writes The Sleuthing Sisters Mystery series which started in 2014 and is set in Michigan. Recently unemployed, Faye Burner talks her retired sister Barbara into opening a detective agency. Their first few months are disappointing, since no one in their small Michigan town believes...

Veronica Walsh Mystery Series  by Jeanne Quigley

Jeanne Quigley writes the Veronica Walsh Mystery series which started in May 2014 and is set in New York. It features soap opera diva Veronica Walsh whose series is canceled. At 54-years-old she finds herself without a job for the first time in 32 years. She returns to her small Adirondack...

Washington Whodunit Mystery Series Colleen Shogan

Colleen J. Shogan writes the Washington Whodunit Mystery series which starts in November 2015 and is set in Washington DC. It features Kit Marshall. She's a staffer in D.C. for a popular senator, and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund. In the first book......

Wax Museum Mystery Series C.F. Carter

C. F. Carter writes the Wax Museum Mystery series which started in November 2015 and is set in Quebec Canada. It features surf bum Paul. Paul has only has a few months to make his new building profitable or he’ll lose everything. Lucky for him there’s a derelict wax museum in his basement, and...

Welcome Back to Scumble River

Denise Swanson writes the Welcome Back to Scumble River Series which starts in September 2017 and is set in Illinois. It features Skye Denison and the beloved Scumble River setting.