Bed & Breakfast/Inn/Hotel Themed Cozy Mysteries

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Below you'll find cozy mystery series that have a Bed & Breakfast, Inn, Hotel or Motel theme. Please feel free to suggest a series that we may have missed.

Agnes and Effie Mystery Series

Maia Chance writes the Agnes and Effie Mystery Series which starts in June 2017. It features 28-year-old Agnes Blythe and her glamorous, eccentric Great Aunt Effie who arrives in town and offers to help Agnes salvage the condemned Stagecoach Inn.

B&B Spirits Mystery Series

Pamela Kopfler writes the B&B Spirits Mystery Series which starts in December 2017 and is set in Louisiana. As the owner of a charming Louisiana bed and breakfast, Holly Davis believes in Southern hospitality—but she draws the line at welcoming the ghost of her cheating husband . . .

Bed & Breakfast Series by Mary Daheim

Judith McMonigle Flynn has traveled a rough road from tending bar at the Meat & Mingle to owning Hillside Manor on Seattle’s upscale Queen Anne Hill. After a second—and much happier—marriage to her old flame, Joe Flynn, life seems sweet. Except, of course, for those pesky corpses she keeps...

Bittersweet Hollow Mystery  by Annie Irvin

Annie Irvin (aka Liz Elder) and her sister Rae Sanders write the Bittersweet Hollow Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in the Midwest. It features Olivia Waterford who is selling her beautiful old bed and breakfast, the Bittersweet Inn. It also features young couple--Mead and Alice...

Book Retreat Mystery Series by Ellery Adams

Ellery Adams writes the Book Retreat Mystery series which started in August 2014 and is set in Virginia. It features Jane Steward who manages the storybook resort of Storyton Hall that caters to book lovers who want to get away from it all. In the first book in this series Jane tries to boast...

By the Sea Mystery Series

Kathleen Bridge writes the By the Sea Mystery series which starts in April 2018 and is set in Florida. Liz Holt returns home after an intense decade in New York to help run the family inn. The Indialantic by the Sea hotel has a hundred-year-old history on beautiful Melbourne Beach, Florida, and...

Cajun Country Mystery Series Ellen Byron

Ellen Byron writes the Cajun Country Mystery Series which starts in August 2016 and is set in Louisiana. It features Maggie Crozat who has returned home to her family's plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana.

Candy Coated Mystery Series by Nancy Coco

Nancy Coco (aka Nancy Parra) writes the Candy Coated Mystery series which starts in November 2013 and is set in Mackinac Island, Michigan. It features Alice McMurphy, owner of the “Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop. The old Victorian Inn has been in her family for generations. You'll find...

A Deadly Chocolate Pi (Cape Cod Cozy Mystery #2) by Cynthia Gallant Simpson

Cynthia Gallant Simpson writes the Cape Cod Cozy Mystery series which started in 2011 and takes place in Massachusetts. It features Liz Ogilvie-Smythe, a Provincetown innkeeper and amateur sleuth and James Finneran, newly installed Police Chief.

Cassie Hall Concierge Mystery Series

Sherry Lodge writes the Cassie Hall Concierge Mystery Series which started in January 2017 and is set in Maryland. It features Cassie Hall-- a dedicated daytime concierge at the Parkstone who has a knack for fashion and who-done-its. Take a dreadfully long dip in the pool, or relax in the sauna...

Cat Latimer Mystery Series by Lynn Cahoon

Lynn Cahoon writes the Cat Latimer Mystery Series which starts in August 2016 and is set in Colorado. It features former English professor Cat Latimer. She's inherited a big blue Victorian house and is turning it into a bed-and-breakfast.

Dixie Dew Bed & Breakfast Series Ruth Moose

Ruth Moose writes the Dixie Dew Bed & Breakfast series which started in May 2014 and is set in North Carolina. It features Beth McKenzie who attempts to turn an old Southern mansion into a Bed and Breakfast called The Dixie Dew. In the first book her efforts are thwarted when her first...

Dune House Cozy Mystery Series by Cindy Bell

Cindy Bell writes the Dune House Mystery series which started in 2014. Suzie Allen gets a call to inform her that her estranged Uncle Harry has passed away and has unexpectedly left her Dune House, a beautiful house on the beach that was once a Bed and Breakfast. With her best friend, Mary,...

Gray Whale Inn Mystery Series by Karen MacInerney

This series is set off the coast of Maine on quaint Cranberry Island. The main character, Natalie Barnes quit her job and sold her house and purchased the Gray Whale Inn. This was an Agatha-nominated series. Each book contains several delicious recipes.

Hamptons Murder Mystery Series by Carrie Doyle

Carrie Doyle (Carrie Doyle Karasyov) writes the Hamptons Murder Mystery Series which is set in the Hamptons in New York. It features renowned chef and Inn owner Antonia Bingham. In this series Carrie brings readers behind the scenes for an exclusive glimpse of life within one of the most...

Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series by E.J. Copperman

This series started in 2010 and takes place in New Jersey. It features newly divorced Alison Kerby and her nine-year-old daughter. She is looking for a second chance so she returns to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable-guest house...

Heavenly Highland Inn Mystery Series by Cindy Bell

Cindy Bell writes the Heavenly Highland Inn Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in New York. It features Vicky and her aunt Ida who, along with Vicky's sister run an Inn. Everything is finally starting to come together for Vicky. She is moving on from the tragic death of her parents...

Hemlock Falls by Claudia Bishop

Sarah Quilliam, manager of the Hemlock Falls Inn, and her chef sister, Meg live in the state of New York and solve murders. Books are still being written for this series, however the series started in 1994 and some of the earlier books are not available as paperbacks or e-books. I found them at...

Kelly Jackson Mystery Series

Janet Finsilver writes the Kelly Jackson mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in northern California. It features Kelly Jackson, the new manager of the Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast. In the first book Kelly replaces the previous manager Bob Phillips who plunged off the cliff to his...

Merry Ghost Inn Mystery Series

Kate Kingsbury (aka Doreen Roberts) writes the Merry Ghost Inn Mystery Series which starts in January 2017 and is set in Oregon. It features Melanie West and her grandmother, Liza Harris. They open a B&B together on the Oregon coast and find out that it's purportedly a haunted mansion....

Mystery In the Islands Mystery Series by Rebecca Hale

This series started in 2012 and takes place in the US Virgin Islands on St. John. It features Pen Hoffstra the manager of the tropical island's resort.

Oceanside Mystery Series

CeeCee James writes the Oceanside Mystery Series which is set in Florida. It features Maisie Swenson who takes over as manager at Florida’s elite Oceanside hotel, she’s thrilled to move on site with her Momma and their basset hound, Bingo.

Old Maids of Mercer Island Mystery by Lynn Bohart

Lynn Bohart writes the Old Maids of Mercer Island Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in Seattle, Washington. Someone is killing older women on Mercer Island. Join Julia Applegate, her talking parrot, two miniature Dachshunds, and the Old Maid's Club for a romp down mystery lane....

Paws and Claws Mystery Series by Krista Davis

Krista Davis writes the Paws and Claws Mystery series which starts in December 2013 and is set in Virginia. It features Holly Miller who returns home to her family-run inn on Wagtail Mountain after receiving a troubling phone call about her grandmother. The Sugar Maple Inn is the country's...

Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series with Recipes by Tamar Myers

Tamar Myers writes the Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery Series with Recipes which started in 1994 and is set in Pennsylvania. It features Amish Magdalena Yoder, prim, proper, and persnickety proprietor of the PennDutch Inn, where guests luxuriate in the true “Amish experience. Magdalena Yoder is a...

Ravenwood Cove Mystery Series

Carolyn L. Dean writes the Ravenwood Cove Mystery Series which started in 2016 and is set in Oregon. It features Amanda Graham who moves from L.A. to Ravenwood Cove, Oregon after she inherited a rundown bed and breakfast, a starving cat, and some dead guy who’s buried in her garden!

Scarlet Wilson Mystery Series by Sara Barton

Sara Barton writes the Scarlet Wilson Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in Connecticut. It features funny, feisty innkeeper/amateur sleuth Scarlet Wilson and her gang at the cozy, pet-friendly Four Acorns Inn. It's a multi-generational household full of memorable characters and...

Tj Jensen Southern Seashore Series

Kathi Daley writes the Tj Jensen Southern Seashore Series which is set in Georgia. Barkley's Treasure is a spinoff of the popular Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Series. In the book, Tj packs up four cats, three dogs, two sisters, and good friends Kyle Donovan and Stan Griffin, for a trip cross country...

Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery Series  by Rose Pressey

Rosie writes the Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery series which started in 2012 and takes place in Kentucky. It features recently divorced, Raelynn Pendleton who inherits a victorian house from a virtual stranger. She turns it into a bed-and-breakfast. She must decorate it on a budget. Raelynn...

Wedding Planner Mystery Series

Stephanie Blackmoore writes the Wedding Planner Mystery Series which started in June 2016 and is set in Pennsylvania. It features B&B owner Mallory Shepard. After dumping her cheating fiancé and cancelling the wedding, Mallory Shepard can't bear another disaster. So when the former bride-to-...

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