Bookstore Themed Cozy Mysteries

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Below you'll find cozy mystery series that have a Bookstore, Bookclub or Librarian theme. Please feel free to suggest a series that we may have missed.

A Book Club Mystery Series by Laura DiSilverio
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Laura DiSilverio (aka Ella Barrick) writes A Book Club Mystery series which started in April 2015 and is set in Colorado. It features Amy-Faye Johnson who owns an event planning business and is a member of her beloved book club, the Readaholics.

Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery Series by Erika Chase
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

This series started in 2012 and is set in Alabama. It features Lizzie Turner and her two cats, Edam and Brie. Lizzie is a Reading Specialist and is a member of the Five Mystery Book Club. Lizzie and her friends solve murders.

Bibliophile Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

This series takes place in San Francisco and started in 2009. It features Brooklyn Wainwright who is a San Francisco bookbinder specializing in rare book restoration.

(Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series  by Ali Brandon
Category: Cat, Bookstore/Book Clubs

This series started in 2011 and is set in New York. It features Darla Pettistone who has just inherited her late aunt's bookstore, Pettistone's Fine Books. She has also inherited Hamlet her aunt's black cat.

Book Collectors Mystery Series by Victoria Abbott
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Victoria Abbott are mother and daughter authors Mary Jane and Victoria Maffini. Mary Jane Maffini's latest Charlotte Adams book The Busy Woman’s Guide to Murder won the 2012 RT Award for Best Amateur Sleuth.

Together they write the Book Collectors Mystery series which starts in March...

Book Group Mystery Series Maggie King
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Maggie King writes the Book Group Mystery series which started in December 2014 and is set in Virginia. It features 'Murder on Tour' Book Group member Hazel Rose. She never dreamed that the murder mystery book group she and her friend Carlene started would stage a real murder. The book group...

Bookstore Cafe Mystery Series by Alex Erickson
Category: Restaurant, Bookstore/Book Clubs

Alex Erickson writes the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series which started in May 2015 and is set in Ohio. It features bookstore/cafe owners Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki. Together they solve murders.

Cat in the Stacks Mystery Series by Miranda James
Category: Cat, Librarian

This series started in 2010 and takes place in Mississippi. It features widow and kind librarian Charlie Harris and his Maine coon cat named Diesel. Charlie brings Diesel almost everywhere he goes in a halter with a leash. Together they solve murders in their small Mississippi town.

Chocolate Covered Mystery Series by Kathy Aarons
Category: Chocolate, Bookstore/Book Clubs

Kathy Aarons writes the Chocolate Covered Mystery series which started in September 2014 and is set in Maryland. It features best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell who own a combined bookstore and chocolate shop. Whether it’s to satisfy a craving for chocolate or pick up the hottest...

Claire Malloy Mystery Series by Joan Hess
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

This series started in 1986 and is set in Arkansas. It features Claire Malloy who owns a small bookstore in a university town.

Cozy Librarian Mystery Series by Mary Lou Kirwin
Category: Librarian

This series started in November 2012 and takes place in Minnesota. It features Karen Nash, a librarian who in the first book in this series is off to London only to find that a dead body shows up at the B&B where she is staying.

Custer's Mill Mystery Series Mary Fulk Larson
Category: Librarian

Mary Fulk Larson is...
* Mary M. Smith, Ed.D., who enjoyed a thirty-year career as a public school teacher, university professor, and curriculum developer, and now offers her services to community and church organizations;

* Tammy Fulk Cullers, M.A. Ed., who teaches middle school...

Death on Demand Series by Carolyn Hart
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Carolyn Hart writes the Death on Demand mystery series which started in 1987 and is set in South Carolina. It features Annie Laurance who sells books and solves murders with equal flair at her small town bookstore.

Golden Age of Mystery Book Club #1) Marilyn Levinson
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Marilyn Levinson writes the Golden Age of Mystery Book Club series which started in 2014 and is set in New York. It features Professor Lexie Driscoll has taken on the role of leader of the Golden Age of Mystery book club. In the first book, the first author that the group will discuss is Agatha...

Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series by Alice Kimberly
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs, Ghost

This series takes place in Rhode Island and features Penelope Thornton-McClure and the ghost of Jack Sheppard. Penelope moves to Rhode Island with her son from New York after her husband commits suicide. Jack Sheppard helps Penelope solve murders. She co-owns the bookshop with her Aunt Sadie...

Haunted Library Mystery Series
Category: Librarian, Ghost

Allison Brook writes the Haunted Library Mystery Series which is set in Connecticut and starts in October 2017. It features Carrie Singleton who is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she's offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete...

Highland Bookshop Mystery Series
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Molly MacRae writes the Highland Bookshop Mystery Series which starts in December 2016 and is set in Scotland. It features Janet Marsh who is one of four new owners of the Highland Bookshop in Scotland.

India Hayes Mystery Series  by Amanda Flower
Category: Librarian

The India Hayes Mystery Series started in 2010 and is set in Ohio. It features India Hayes who is a starving artist and works as a college librarian. Her parents are liberal activists from the sixties and her sister is an emotional mathematician. To top it all off her zany landlady has kissed...

League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series by Kylie Logan
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Kylie Logan (aka Casey Daniels, Miranda Bliss, Constance Laux) writes the League of Literary Ladies Mystery series which started in June 2013 and takes place in Ohio. It features B&B owner Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder. They live on an...

Library Lovers Mysteries by Jenn McKinlay
Category: Librarian

Lindsey, the main character moves to Briar Creek, CT after graduating. She becomes the director of the local library and solves murders in her small town.

Lighthouse Library Mystery Series Eva Gates
Category: Librarian

Eva Gates writes the Lighthouse Library Mystery series which started in February 2015 and is set in North Carolina. It features ex-Harvard Librarian Lucy who moves to the Outer Banks after her engagement comes to an end. Lucy moves in with her aunt Ellen and is thrilled to get a librarian job...

Little Library Mystery Series
Category: Librarian

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (aka Elizabeth Lee) writes the Little Library Mystery Series which starts in July 2016 and is set in Michigan. It features Jenny Weston who moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her...

Magical Bookshop Mystery Series Amanda Flower
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs, Magic

Amanda Flowers writes the Magical Bookshop Mystery Series which starts in April 2016. It features Violet Waverly who rushes back home to sit by her ailing grandmother’s bedside. She is shocked to find that Grandma Daisy is the picture of perfect health. Violet doesn’t need to read between the...

Magical Cats Mystery Series by Sophie Kelly
Category: Cat, Librarian, Magic

Sofie Kelly aka Darlene Ryan writes the Magical Cats Mystery Series which is set in Minnesota and started in 2011. It features librarian Kathleen Paulson who has moved to Mayville Heights, Minnesota. Kathleen takes in two stray cats-- Owen a tabby and Hercules a tuxedo cat. She discovers that...

Murder-by-Month Mystery Series by Jess Lourey
Category: Librarian, Newspaper/Reporter/Writer

Jess Lourey writes the Murder-by-Month mystery series which started in 2006 and is set in Minnesota. It features Mira James who has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to...

Mystery Bookshop Series
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

VM Burns (Valerie Burns) writes the Mystery Bookshop Series which is set in Michigan. It features book store owner Samantha Washington. After Samantha Washington’s husband dies, she decides to quit her job as an English teacher and follow through with their dream of opening a Mystery Bookstore...

Portland Bookmobile Mysteries  B.B. Cantwell
Category: Librarian

B.B. Cantwell writes the Portland Bookmobile Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in 1990s Portland, Oregon. It features female sleuth and librarian Hester Freelove McGarrigle, her fuzzy Maine Coon cat, and her neighbor, Detective Nate Darrow. You'll find a cast of quirky bookmobile...

PTA Mystery Series by Laura Alden
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Laura writes the PTA Mystery Series which takes place in Wisconsin and started in 2010. Her first book in this series was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. The PTA Mystery Series features Beth Kennedy who is single with two young children. She owns a children's bookstore and...

Raven's Nest Bookstore Mystery Series by Allison Kingsley
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs, Psychics

Cousins and best friends, Clara and Stephanie Quinn run The Raven's Nest Bookstore, where people go to find their most coveted reads. But they have no idea it's the psychically-gifted Clara who's reading them... Set in Finn's Harbor, Maine, Stephanie Quinn Dowd owns The Raven's Nest Bookstore....

Read Em' and Eat Mystery Series by Terrie Farley Moran
Category: Bookstore/Book Clubs

Terrie Farley Moran writes the Read Em' and Eat Mystery series which started in August 2014 and is set in Fort Myers, Florida. It features Mary “Sassy” Cabot and Bridget Mayfield—owners of the bookstore café, Read ’Em and Eat. But when they’re not dishing about books or serving up scones, Sassy...

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