Cozy Mystery Series Set in Massachusetts

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Below you'll find a list of cozy mystery series that are set in Massachusetts. Some of these cozy series focus on knitting, culinary, witches and apple orchards. Please feel free to suggest a cozy mystery series that we may have missed.

Abigail Adams Mystery Series by Barbara Hamilton

Barbara Hamilton (aka Barbara Hambly) writes the Abigail Adams Mystery Series which started in 2009 and is set in 1770's Boston. It features Abigail Adams. In the Massachusetts Colony, political upheaval turns murderous...

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...

Black Sheep Knitting Mystery by Anne Canadeo

The Black Sheep Knitters — Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe — meet once a week without fail, sharing the varied and colorful skeins of their lives as much as knitting tips, recipes, and small-town gossip, and creating an intricate, durable pattern of friendship. They solve murders.

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.

Clock Shop Mystery Series Julianne Holmes

Julianne Holmes writes the Clock Shop Mystery series which started in October 2015 and is set in Massachusetts. It features expert clockmaker, Ruth Clagan. After her divorce Ruth moves to the small town of Orchard, MA after she has been named the heir to her Grandpa Thom’s clock shop, the Cog...

Decoupage Mysteries by Lucy Lawrence

The Decoupage Mysteries takes place in a small Massachusetts town. The main character Brenna Miller moves to Morse Point and works at Vintage Papers, a scrap booking store.

Dulcie Schwartz Mystery Series by Clea Simon

Clea Simon writes the Dulcie Schwartz Mystery Series which started in 2009 and is set in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It features graduate student, Dulcie Schwartz and her deceased cat Mr. Grey. Twentysomething Dulcie Schwartz is a doctoral student at Harvard, struggling to find a thesis topic,...

Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod Mystery Series Carol Verburg

Carol Verburg writes the Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod Mystery Series which is set in Yarmouth MA on Cape Cod. It features reclusive artist Edgar Rowdey. In the first book you'll question whether the charming seaside town of Quansett a sanctuary or a death trap? It takes a village to find out — led by...

Faith Fairchild Series by Katherine Hall Page

It's 1990, and Faith Sibley is a single young woman leading a glamorous life in New York City. She has good friends, a cozy apartment, and her own flourishing catering business, Have Faith. Then, at a catering event, she meets the handsome, charming Reverend Thomas Fairchild. A daughter and...

Gourmet Girl Mystery Series by Jessica Conant-Park

The Gourmet Girl Mystery Series started in 2007 and takes place in Boston, Massachusetts. It features Chloe Carter, food connoisseur, aimless grad student, and resilient survivor of failed romances . . . Chloe Carter is forever on a quest for the perfect meal and the perfect man. Getting both...

Granite Cove Mystery Series  Sharon Love Cook

This series started in 2010 and is set in Massachusetts. It features Rose McNichols who is a reporter for the Granite Cove Gazette. This series gives you a glimpse into a small New England town. There is plenty of humor and interesting characters.

Liza Radley Housewife Detective Chronicles  Jenna Mattison

Jenna Mattison writes the Liza Radley Housewife Detective Chronicles which started in 2013 and is set in Boston, Massachusetts. It features housewife turned private eye Liza Radley. She teams up with detective Jack Parella to form the "Crimes of the Heart Detective Agency".

Local Foods Mystery by Edith Maxwell

Edith Maxwell writes the Local Foods Mysteries which started in May 2013 and is set in Massachusetts. It features organic farmer Cam Flaherty who has to deal not only with eager locavores but also murder on the farm.

Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Series  by Mary Moody

The Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Mystery series takes place in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and started in 2011. It features Lucy St. Elmo who owns an antique shop and uses her amateur sleuth skills to solve murders.

Lucy Valentine Series  Heather Webber

This series takes place in Boston and started in 2010. It features Lucy Valentine who takes over her parents matchmaking business. She comes from a long line of psychics who can see someone's auras and make a match. Lucy was caught in an electrical surge when she was younger so her only...

Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series  by Cynthia Riggs

Cynthia Riggs writes the Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series which started in and is set in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. It features amateur sleuth Victoria Trumbull, a feisty ninety-two-year-old who refuses to let the aches and pains of age stop her from enjoying her multifarious activities...

Orchard Series by Sheila Connolly

This series started in 2008 and is set in Massachusetts. When Boston investment banker Meg Corey moves to Granford, Massachusetts, things don't go exactly smoothly. She has left behind a Boston job that was swallowed up in a bank merger, and ex boyfriend Chandler Hale, in exchange for a...

Postmistress Mystery Series by Jean Flowers

Jean Flowers writes the Postmistress Mystery series which starts in November 2015 and is set in Massachusetts. It features Cassie Miller who decides to return to her small hometown in the Berkshires to lick her wounds and live in the house where she was raised. Leaving behind her managerial...

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...

Seaside Knitters Mystery Series by Sally Goldenbaum

Sally Goldenbaum writes the Seaside Knitters mystery series which started in 2008 and takes place in Cape Ann, Massachusetts. It features four women: Nell, Izzy, Cass, and Birdie. They range in age from early 30s to around 80, but their friendship knows no boundaries, especially those of age...

Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery

Vicki Delany writes the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery series which starts in March 2017 and is set in Massachuettes. It features Gemma Doyle, a transplanted Englishwoman, who has returned to the quaint town of West London on Cape Cod to manage her Great Uncle Arthur's Sherlock Holmes...

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.

Sweet Cove Mystery Series J A Whiting

J A Whiting writes the Sweet Cove Mystery series which started in and is set in Massachusetts. It features Angie Roseland who runs The Sweet Dreams Bake Shop in the seacoast town of Sweet Cove, Massachusetts. Angie is looking for a new building for the bake shop when a customer, is murdered and...

Wishcraft Mystery Series by Heather Blake

This series started in 2012 and takes place in an 'Enchanted Village' within Salem Massachusetts. It features Darcy Merriweather who comes from a long line of witches that can grant wishes. Darcy and her sister Harper are in dead-end jobs when they learn from their Aunt Ve that they are both...

Witch City Mystery Series by Carol Perry

Carol Perry writes the Witch City Mystery series which started in September 2014 and is set in Salem, Massachusetts. Most folks associate the city of Salem with witches, but for Lee Barrett, it’s home. This October she’s returned to her hometown – where her beloved Aunt Ibby still lives – to...