Dog Themed Cozy Mysteries

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Below you'll find cozy mystery books that feature dogs. Please feel free to suggest a Dog-Themed Cozy Mystery Series that we may have missed.
Animals in Focus Mystery Series by Sheila Webster Boneham

Sheila Webster Boneham writes the Animals in Focus Mystery series. It features Janet MacPhail , a freelance photographer specializing in pet photography. Janet also trains her dog Jay, an Australian Shepard in obedience and solves mysteries.

Barkery & Biscuits Mystery Series by Linda O. Johnston

Linda O. Johnston writes the Barkery & Biscuits Mystery series which started in May 2015. It features veterinary technician Carrie Kennersly, who purchases a bakery from a friend who is about to leave town. She changes half of it into a barkery that sells treats for dogs, including some...

Barking Detective Mystery Series Waverly Curtis

Waverly Curtis is the pseudonym of Waverly Fitzgerald and Curt Colbert. Together they write the Barking Detective Mystery series which started in 2010 and is set in Seattle, Washington. It features P.I. Geri Sullivan and her talking Chihuahua, Pepe.

Dog Town USA Mystery Series Meg Muldoon

Meg Muldoon writes the Dog Town USA Mystery Series. It's set in Oregon and started in 2015. It features reporter Freddie Wolf who returns to Dog Mountain, Oregon, to take a job as a reporter for the local newspaper. She left her crime reporter job in Portland and is now covering dog-related...

Dog Walker Mystery Series Judi McCoy

This delightful paranormal series takes place in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and started in 2009. It features Ellie Englema and Rudy, her Yorkie. She is recently divorced and opens a dog walking business. To her surprise she realizes she can hear what the dogs are saying and they can...

Jacob Martin Mystery Series Richard Houston

Richard Houston writes the Jacob Martin Mystery series which started in 2012 and takes place in CO. It features Jake Martin (aka Porky) and his Golden Retriever Fred. Jacob is an unemployed software engineer who dreams of becoming a novelist. Fred is sort of Jake's assistant detective and...

Kitty Couture Mystery Series

Julie Chase writes the Kitty Couture Mystery Series which started in 2016 and is set in New Orleans. It features pet boutique and organic treat bakery owner Lacy Marie Crocker. Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too...

Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series

Bethany Blake writes the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery Series which is set in Pennsylvania and started in February 2017. It features Pet sitter Daphne Templeton. She has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek.

Mae December Mystery Series by Lia Farrell

Under the pen name Lia Farrell, Lisa Fitzsimmons and Lyn Farquhar write the Mae December Mystery series which is set in Tennessee. It features Mae December (dog whisperer), the successful owner of a dog boarding business in Rosedale, Tennessee and her handsome boyfriend, Sheriff Ben Bradley.

Mags Rogers Series Rita Mae Brown

This series started in 2011 by Brown (author of the Mrs. Murphy series) that takes place in Nevada. The main characters are a wire-haired dachshund, Baxter and former Wall Street trader Mags Rogers. Mags leaves her ruined Wall Street career to live with her aunt on Wings Ranch to reassemble her...

Mandy Bell Mystery Series Abigail Deuel

Abigail Deuel writes the Mandy Bell Mystery series which started in 2014 and is set in Wisconsin. It features veterinarian, Mandy Bell and her Border collie sidekick who solve murders. A colleague and classmate from vet school has passed away and left her veterinary clinic and house to Mandy....

Miss Ruffles Mystery Series Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin writes the Miss Ruffles Mystery series which starts in November 2015 and is set in Texas. It features Sunny McKillip, personal assistant to Honeybelle Hensley, Mule Stop's wealthy, elderly matriarch. Sunny main job is taking care of Miss Ruffles, Honeybelle's incorrigible dog, who'...

Pampered Pet Mystery Series by Sparkle Abbey

Sparkle Abbey aka Mary Lee Woods (Sparkle) and Anita Carter (Abbey) write the Pampered Pet Mystery Series which started in 2011 and is set in Laguna Beach, CA. It features Caro Lamont, former psychologist turned pet therapist. She finds herself solving murders.

Paw Enforcement Mystery Series Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly writes the Paw Enforcement Mystery series which started in June 2014 and is set in Fort Worth, Texas. It features police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit—two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble. SHE’S ON A SHORT LEASH.

Officer Luz is lucky...

Paws and Claws Mystery Series by Krista Davis

Krista Davis writes the Paws and Claws Mystery series which starts in December 2013 and is set in Virginia. It features Holly Miller who returns home to her family-run inn on Wagtail Mountain after receiving a troubling phone call about her grandmother. The Sugar Maple Inn is the country's...

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...

Pet Rescue Mystery Series by Johnston, Linda O.

This series started in 2011 and takes place in California. It features Lauren Vancouver who is an Animal Advocate and runs an animal shelter. Lauren is an amateur sleuth.

Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery Series by Cynthia Baxter

Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery Series features veterinarian Jessica Popper and her 4 legged friends, Westie, Max, Lou the Dalmatian, aging pussycat Catherine the Great, Tinkerbell, a tiger kitten, Prometheus, a Blue and Gold Macaw and a chameleon Leilani.

Roundup Crew Mystery Series by Diana Orgain

Diana Orgain writes The Roundup Crew Mystery Series starts in November 2015 and is set in California. It features the Roundup Crew, including chief organizer Yolanda, who never goes anywhere without her signature strappy stilettos or her Chihuahua Beepo. They are a group of dog-loving friends...

Southern Cousins Mystery Series by Peggy Webb

This series started in 2008 and is set in Mississippi. It features cousins Callie and Lovie Jones. Callie works in the family-owned Eternal Rest Funeral Home. Elvis, Callie's Basset Hound steals the show in this series and helps Callie solve murders.

Superstition Mystery Series by Johnston, Linda O.

Linda O. Johnston writes the Superstition Mystery Series which started in October 2014 and is set in California. It features Rory Chasen and her dog Pluckie. When her beloved fiancé walks under a ladder and is killed by a car five minutes later Rory needs closure and moves to a town called...

Trash 'n' Treasures Mysteries Series by Barbara Allen

Barbara Allen writes the Trash 'n' Treasures Mysteries series which started in 2006 and takes place in Mississippi. It features recently divorced Brandy Borne who has moved back home with her mother. The series also features Sushi, Brandy's blind Shih Tzu. In the 1st novel a shifty antiques...

Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery Series Dixie Lyle

Dixie Lyle writes the Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery series which started in February 2014. It features Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster. Trusted employee of eccentric zillionairess Zelda Zoransky, Foxtrot manages a mansion, a private zoo, and anything else that strikes her boss’s fancy. Her...

Zoe Donovan Mystery Series by Kathi Daley

Kathi Daley writes the Zoe Donovan Mystery series which is set in Nevada and started in 2013. This is a cozy-lite mystery series set in the small lakeside town of Ashton Falls, a quaint village with a big heart but a tiny local budget. Each short novel focuses on a simple murder mystery against...