Cozy Mystery Series Set in Illinois

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Below you'll find a list of cozy mystery series that are set in Illinois. Some of the cozy series feature event planners, witches, teachers and more! Please feel free to suggest a cozy mystery series that we may have missed.

An Undercover Dish Mystery Series Julia Buckley

Julia Buckley writes the An Undercover Dish Mystery series which started in October 2015 and is set in Illinois. It features chef Lilah Drake’s who owns the Covered Dish. Her business discreetly provides the residents of Pine Haven, Illinois, with delicious, fresh-cooked meals they can claim...

Chili Cook-Off Mystery Series by Kylie Logan

Kylie Logan writes the Chili Cook-Off Mystery series which starts in October 2013. It takes place all over the United States but I categorized it in Illinois because the main character is from Chicago. It features Maxie Pierce who is so done with bad relationships—well, almost. She just has to...

Glee Club Mystery by Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau writes the Glee Club Mystery which started in 2012 and takes place in Illinois. It featuresPaige Marshall who has worked hard to become the next opera sensation, only the big break she’s been dreaming of still hasn’t come. With bills to pay, she moves into her aunt’s house in...

(Perfect Proposals Mystery Series by Nancy Parra

Nancy Parra writes the Perfect Proposals Mystery series which is set in Chicago, Illinois and started in June 2014. It features event planner Pepper Pomeroy who finds herself out of work and trying to open a new business that arranges perfect marriage proposals.

Presley Thurman Mystery Series by Laina Turner

Laina Turner writes the Presley Thurman Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in Chicago. It features Presley Thurman-- your average single female trying to make her way up the corporate ladder while looking the best she possibly can. So when her boss fires her after she refuses his...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Stacy Justice Mystery Series Barbara Annino

Barbra Annino writes the Stacy Justice Mystery series which started in 2010 and is set in Illinois. It features Stacy Justice-- your average small-town reporter...who just so happens to be a witch. She’s never had the time or patience to mess around with the magic her grandmother and great-...

Wiccan Wheel Mystery Series

Jennifer David Hesse writes the Wiccan Wheel Mystery Series which started in July 2016 and is set in Illinois. It features attorney and Wiccan Keli Milanni. In the first book as the Summer Solstice approaches in idyllic Edindale, Illinois, attorney Keli Milanni isn't feeling the magic. She's...