Cozy Mystery Series Set in New Jersey

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Below you'll find a list of cozy mystery series that are set in New Jersey. Please feel free to suggest a cozy mystery series that we may have missed.

Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series by Lois Winston

Lois Winston writes the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series which started in 2011 and is set in New Jersey. It features Anastasia Pollack who is recently widowed and left with her husband's gambling debt. She has two teenage sons and a communist mother-in-law... her job as crafts editor...

Antique Print Mystery Series  Lea Wait

Lea Wait writes the Antique Print Mysteries which started in 2002 and takes place in New Jersey. It features recently widowed Maggie Summer who is the owner of Shadow Antiques. Maggie is also a history professor at the local junior college... she may be an antique print expert but she is also...

Damien Dickens Mystery Series by Phyllis Entis

Phyllis Entis writes the Damien Dickens Mystery series which started in 2015 and is set in New Jersey. It features P.I. Damien Dickens.

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...

Italian Kitchen Mystery Series Rosie Genova

Rosie Genova writes the Italian Kitchen Mystery series which starts in October 2013 and is set in New Jersey. It features whodunit writer Victoria Rienzi. She is getting back to her roots by working at her family’s Italian restaurant. But in between plating pasta and pouring vino, she’ll have to...

Jenkins & Burns Mysteries Series  by Laura Bradford

Laura Bradford writes the Jenkins & Burns Mystery series which takes place in New Jersey and started in 2005. There are three books in this series and they have now been re-issued under new names as e-books. The series features reporter Elise Jenkins and Detective Mitch Burns. They live...

Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery Series by Jo-Ann Recoppa

Jo-Ann Recoppa writes the Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery series which is set in New Jersey. It features reporter Colleen Caruso who was just a lowly stringer at her local newspaper until she tripped over a dead body while out on her morning jog. Now her new handsome editor has given her a regular...

Jolie Gentil Mystery Series by Elaine Orr

Elaine L. Orr writes the Jolie Gentil Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in New Jersey. It features real estate appraiser Jolie Gentil who returns to the New Jersey beach town where she spent 11th grade and moves into her Aunt Madge’s B&B to have a quieter life... it's not...

Kebab Kitchen Mystery Series

Tina Kashian writes the Kebab Kitchen Mystery Series which starts in February 2018 and is set in New Jersey. It features Lucy Berberian who quits her Philadelphia law firm and heads home to Ocean Crest, New Jersey. She knows what she’s getting—the scent of funnel cake, the sight of the wooden...

Knit & Nibble Mystery Series

Peggy Ehrhart writes the Knit & Nibble Mystery Series which starts in March 2018 and is set in New Jersey. Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint...

Mantra for Murder Mystery Series Diana Killian

This series started in 2008 and is set in New Jersey. It features recently divorced A.J. Alexander who is a freelance publicist and amateur-sleuth. Her wealthy and beloved Aunt Diantha is found dead and A.J. inherits her eighteen million dollar estate including her aunt's yoga studio, Sacred...

Piper Donovan Wedding Cake Mystery Series by Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane Clark writes the Wedding Cake Mystery Series (Piper Donovan) which started in 2011 and takes place in New Jersey. It features Piper Donovan, a struggling actress and professional Cake decorator in her family's bakery business.

Poppy McAllister Mystery Series

Libby Klein writes the Poppy McAllister Mystery Series which starts in January 2018 and is set in New Jersey. It features newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy McAllister who has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months.

Pru Marlowe Mystery Series by Clea Simon

Clea Simon writes the Pru Marlowe, Pet Noir Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in the Berkshires in New Jersey. It features Animal Behaviorist and Animal Psychic, Pru Marlowe.

Stephanie Plum Mystery Series by Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich writes the Stephanie Plum Mystery series which started in 1995 and is set in New Jersey. It features Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part...

Village Cooks Mystery  by Valerie Horowitz

Valerie Horowitz writes the The Village Cooks Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in New Jersey. It features Bonnie Emerson, daughter of a former U.S. president who owns the Village Cooks cookbook/cookware shop.