Cozy Mystery Series Set in North Carolina

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Below you'll find a list of cozy mystery series that are set in North Carolina. Some of these cozy series focus on libraries, book clubs, journalists, quilts and even witches! Please feel free to suggest a cozy mystery series that we may have missed.

A Novel Idea Mystery Series by Lucy Arlington

This new series started in 2012 and takes place in North Carolina. It features Lila Wilkins who is a former newspaper journalist. After losing her job she accepts an internship at A Novel Idea, a thriving literary agency in the utopian town of Inspiration Valley, North Carolina.

Books by the Bay Series by Ellery Adams

In the small coastal town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina, you'll find plenty of characters, ne'er-do-wells. Olivia Limoges has returned to the hometown she left as a young girl. She is rich, stunning, suffering from a case of writers block and still a mystery to the locals, and often keeping only...

Cat Rescue Mystery Series

T.C. LoTempio writes the Cat Rescue Mystery Series which starts in March 2017 and is set in North Carolina. It features Sydney McCall who left behind an ex-fiancé and a New York advertising job to return home to Deer Park, North Carolina and help her sister, Kat, run the local animal shelter,...

Classic Diner Mystery Series by Jessica Beck

Jessica Beck writes the Classic Diner Mystery series which started in 2012 and is set in North Carolina. It features husband and wife team Greg and Victoria who run The Charming Moose Diner in Jasper Fork, North Carolina, along with the rest of her extended family.

Cleo Cooper Mystery Series by Lee Mims

Lee Mims writes the Cleo Cooper Mystery series which is set in North Carolina and started in 2013. It features geologist, Cleo Cooper. Cleo discovers a large granite deposit. Not only will she be famous for discovering the easternmost deposit in the United States, she’ll also be rich. And so...

Colleen McCabe Mystery Series by Kathryn O'Sullivan

Kathryn O'Sullivan writes the Colleen McCabe Mystery Series which started in June 2013 and is set in North Carolina. It features fire chief Colleen McCabe and the Spanish mustangs of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. In the 1st book in this series, Foul Play, Colleen McCabe is enjoying an...

Cora Crafts Mystery Series

Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Cora Crafts Mystery Series which starts in August 2016 and is set in North Carolina. It features thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, who moves to small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina. It seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful...

Dixie Dew Bed & Breakfast Series Ruth Moose

Ruth Moose writes the Dixie Dew Bed & Breakfast series which started in May 2014 and is set in North Carolina. It features Beth McKenzie who attempts to turn an old Southern mansion into a Bed and Breakfast called The Dixie Dew. In the first book her efforts are thwarted when her first...

Donut Shop Mystery Series by Jessica Beck

This series takes place in a small town in North Carolina. It features Suzanne Hart who owns a donut shop, Donut Hearts. Suzanne is recently divorced and cashed in her settlement to move back to her hometown and open this shop.

Lighthouse Library Mystery Series Eva Gates

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...

Magnolia Mystery Series by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter

Ellen Elizabeth Hunter writes the Magnolia Mystery series which is set in Wilmington, North Carolina and started in 2003. It features historic preservationist Ashley Wilkes and her sister Melanie Wilkes who is a realtor. The author writes, "If you love sultry Southern nights, dining al fresco...

Math Puzzle Mystery Series by Casey Mayes

As Casey, Tim writes the Math Puzzle Mystery Series which started in 2010. It features Math whiz Savannah Stone and Zach, her retired police chief husband. It takes place in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a small town in North Carolina. Savannah makes a living creating Math...

Miss Julia Mystery Series

Ann B Ross writes the Miss Julia Mystery Series which is set in North Carolina. It features wealthy widow Julia Springer. In the first book Hazel Marie Puckett and her nine-year-old son, Little Lloyd, show up on Julia's doorstep and Miss Julia receives the shock of her long and proper life....

Missing Pieces Mysteries by Joyce & Jim Lavene

This series started in 2010 and takes place in North Carolina. This is a seaside-set paranormal mystery. It features Dae O'Donnell, a woman with a gift for finding lost things-and the stories behind lost lives. Dae O'Donnell is the mayor of Duck, North Carolina-and the person everyone turns to...

Pie in the Sky Mystery Series  Ellie Grant

Ellie Grant (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene) write the Pie in the Sky Mystery series which starts in September 2013 and is set in North Carolina. It features Maggie Grady who works in her Aunt Clara's Pie Shop. Maggie is forced to retreat from her high-flying New York financial career to the town...

Pizza Lover's Mystery Series by Chris Cavender

As Chris, Tim Myers writes the Pizza Mystery Series which started in 2009. It features Eleanor Swift, Owner of Slice of Delight Pizzeria and takes place at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina.

The Retired Witches Spellbook Mysteries by Joyce & Jim Lavene

Joyce and Jim Lavene write The Retired Witches Spellbook Mystery series which started in December 2014 and is set in North Carolina. Three middle-aged witches who live in Wilmington, North Carolina are ready to retire to Boca Raton, Florida. Before they can retire, they must give up their magic...

Secret, Book & Scone Society Series

Ellery Adams writes the Secret, Book & Scone Society Series which starts in October 2017 and is set in North Carolina. Miracle Springs, North Carolina, is a place of healing. Strangers flock here hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If...

The Slow Cooker Cozy Mysteries Series Tim Myers

Tim started a new series in 2011. The Slow Cooker Mystery series which takes place in North Carolina. It features Sarah Jacobs and her cat.

The Myrtle Clover Mystery Series  by Elizabeth Spann Craig

The sleepy town of Bradley, North Carolina, might not be as quiet as it seems. Murders happen at a steady rate and octogenarian amateur sleuth Myrtle Clover is determined to solve them before her police chief son.

The Southern Quilting Mysteries by Elizabeth Craig

Elizabeth Craig writes the Southern Quilting Mystery series which started in 2012 and is set in North Carolina. It features Beatrice-- a retired museum curator who moves to Dappled Hills, North Carolina. As the newest member of the Village Quilters Guild, Beatrice has a lot of gossip to catch...