Farms/Orchards Themed Cozy Mystery Series

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Below you'll find cozy mystery series that have a farm or orchard theme. Please feel free to suggest a series that we may have missed.
Blossom Valley Mystery Series by Staci McLaughlin

This series started in 2012 and is set in California. It features Dana Lewis who is in charge of marketing at the O'Connell Organic Farm and Spa.

Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series

Mollie Cox Bryan writes the Buttermilk Creek Mystery Series which started in September 2019 and is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It features Brynn MacAlister who takes the gouda with the bad. With her three Red Devon cows, she settles in bucolic Shenandoah Springs, eager for a...

Candy Holliday Series by B. B. Haywood

In the seaside village of Cape Willington, Maine, Candy Holliday has an idyllic life tending to the Blueberry Acres farm she runs with her father. She's an amateur sleuth who solves murders. The fourth book in this series, Town in a Pumpkin Bash is set to release in February 2013.

Christmas Tree Farm Mystery Series

Jacqueline Frost writes the Christmas Tree Farm Mystery Series which started in October 2017 and is set in Maine. It features Holly White who works at her family's tree farm.

Cider Shop Mystery Series

Julie Anne Lindsey writes the Cider Shop Mystery Series which started in October 2019 and is set in West Virginia. Winona Mae Montgomery and her Granny Smythe own the Smythe Apple Orchards.

Cranberry Cove Mystery series by Peg Cochran

Peg Cochran writes the Cranberry Cove Mystery series which starts in August 2015 and is set in Michigan. It features Monica Albertson who comes to Cranberry Cove—a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan—to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm. In the first book,...

Farmer's Daughter Mystery Series

Peg Cochran writes the Farmer's Daughter Mystery Series which starts in September 2016 and is set in Michigan. On her blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom Farm in...

Farmers' Market Mystery Series by Paige Shelton

Paige Shelton writes the Farmers' Market Mystery series which takes place in South Carolina. It features Becca Robins who owns a berry and pumpkin-producing farm and makes jams and preserves and sells them at Farmers' Markets.

Georgia Peach Mystery Series by Susan Furlong

Susan Furlong (aka Lucy Arlington) writes Georgia Peach Mystery series which started in July 2015 and is set in Georgia. To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the...

Wendy Tyson writes the Greenhouse Mystery Series which started in 2016 and is set in Pennsylvania. It features Megan Sawyer who gives up her big-city law career to care for her grandmother and run the family’s organic farm and cafe in her scenic hometown of Winsome, Pennsylvania.

Henny Penny Farmette Mystery Series Meera Lester

Meera Lester writes the Henny Penny Farmette Mystery series which starts in September 2015 and is set in California. It features ex-policewoman Abigail Mackenzie. After an injury forced her to leave the police department, Abigail Mackenzie started a second career as a farmer. Raising chickens,...

Jules and Bun Mystery Series

J. M. Griffin writes the Jules and Bun Mystery Series which started in June 2019 and is set in New Hampshire. Juliette “Jules” Bridge prides herself on the tender rehabilitation she provides for injured or abused rabbits on her New Hampshire rescue farm, but she has a very special relationship...

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.

Nut House Mystery Series  by Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee writes the Nut House Mystery Series which started in February 2014 and is set in Texas. It features Lindy Blanchard who has devoted five years of her life to saving the pecan trees on her family’s farm. Lindy works at the family store, the Nut House which is famous for delicious...

Olive Oil Grove Mystery Series Kelly Lane

Kelly Lane writes the Olive Grove Mystery series which starts in January 2016 and is set in Georgia. In the sweet Southern town of Abundance, Georgia, home of the Knox family’s olive farm, gossip isn’t the only thing that can kill you... After leaving a man at the altar for the second time in...

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...

Pumpkin Patch Mystery Series Joyce and Jim Lavene

Joyce and Jim Lavene write the Pumpkin Patch Mystery Series which started in 2015 and is set in Virginia. It features Richmond attorney Sarah Tucker who returns to sell her family’s abandoned farm in Misty River, Virginia despite unanswered questions about her grandparents’ disappearance...

Sugar Grove Mysteries by Jessie Crockett

Jessie Crockett writes The Sugar Grove Mysteries which is set in New Hampshire and started in October 2013. It features fourth generation syrup maker Dani Greene and her life in fictitious Sugar Grove, New Hampshire.

Very Cherry Mystery Series

Darci Hannah writes the Very Cherry Mystery Series which started in 2018 and is set in Wisconsin. It features Whitney Bloom who runs the family orchard and inn business, the Cherry Orchard Inn. Whitney Bloom was living in Chicago and was fired from her advertising job. To make ends meet Whitney...