Cozy Mystery Series Set in Minnesota

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Below you'll find a list of cozy mystery series that are set in Minnesota. Some of the cozy series feature culinary, library and needlepoint themes and more! Please feel free to suggest a cozy mystery series that we may have missed.

Cozy Librarian Mystery Series by Mary Lou Kirwin

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.

Fat Cat Mystery by Janet Cantrell

Janet Cantrell (aka Kaye George) writes the Fat Cat Mystery series which started in September 2014 and is set in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It features Quincy, a pudgy and adorable cat who is always hungry on his diet. He gets into a lot of trouble, serving as a catalyst for murder and mayhem.

Hannah Swensen Series by Joanne Fluke

This series takes place in a small town in Minnesota and started in 2000. Hannah Swenson owns a cookie / bakery shop and solves murders. The books are always themed around a type of dessert.

Hot Dish Heaven by Jeanne Cooney

Jeanne Cooney writes the Hot Dish Heaven Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in Minnesota. It features Minneapolis cub newspaper reporter Emerald Malloy. Emerald solves murders in her small town of Red River Valley, MN.... just south of the Canadian border.

Magical Cats Mystery Series by Sophie Kelly

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

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...

Needlecraft Mystery Series by Monica Ferris

This series is set in Minnesota and started in 1999. It features Betsy Devonshire who moves to Excelsior, MN to live with her sister and work in her needlepoint store. Her sister Margaret is murdered and Betsy finds a hidden talent for unravelling crimes.

Pet Boutique Mystery Series by Annie Knox

Annie Knox (aka Wendy Lyn Watson - La Mode Mystery Series) writes the Pet Boutique Mystery series which started in January 2014 and is set in Minnesota. It features Izzy McHale, owner of the new Trendy Tails Pet Boutique in Merryville, Minnesota. In the first book Izzy wants Pet Boutique to be...

Sophie Kimball Mystery Series

J.C. Eaton writes the Sophie Kimball Mystery Series which starts in June 2017 and is set in Minnesota. 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...