Historical Themed Cozy Mystery Series

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Below you'll find cozy mystery series that have a historical theme. Please feel free to suggest a series that we may have missed.
Miss Dimple Kilpatrick Mystery Series by Mignon Ballard

Mignon Ballard writes the Miss Dimple Kilpatrick Mystery Series which started in 2010 and takes place in Georgia. It features revered first grade teacher, Miss Dimple Kilpatrick, during the years of World War II in the small town of Elderberry Georgia. You will meet young teachers, Charlie...

Molly Murphy Mystery Series by Rhys Bowen

Molly Murphy always knew she’d end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, and her identity, for the anonymous shores of America.

Movie Palace Mystery Series

Margaret Dumas writes the Movie Palace Mystery Series which started in February 2019 and is set in San Francisco, CA. It feautres Nora Paige whose movie-star husband leaves her for his latest co-star. She flees Hollywood to take refuge in San Francisco at the Palace, a historic movie theater...

Mrs. Jefferies Series by Emily Brightwell

Inspector Witherspoon's dedicated housekeeper, Mrs. Jeffries keeps things running smoothly and is quite clever at putting Witherspoon on the right track in case after case. In fact, Mrs. Jeffries' polished detective skills prove once again that behind every great man, there's a great woman....

Newport Gilded Age Mystery Series Shelley Freydont

Shelley Freydont writes the Newport Gilded Age Mystery series which started in August 2015 and is set in Rhode Island. In 1895, the height of the Gilded Age, the social elite spend their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. Within the walls of their fabulous “cottages,” competition for superiority...

O’Nelligan and Plunkett Series Michael Nethercott

Michael Nethercott writes the O’Nelligan and Plunkett mystery series which started in October 2013 and is set in mid-1950’s Connecticut. It features Mr. O’Nelligan and Lee Plunkett, an unlikely pair of sleuths... Mr. O'Nelligan is an Irish-born widower in his early sixties living in the small...

Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery Series by Kate Kingsbury

This series started in 1993 and is set in England in 1906. It features Cecily Sinclair. She is a recent widow and runs the Pennyfoot Hotel... a seaside hotel left to her by her husband. Cecily is very forward for her time-- smokes cigars, drives the carriage herself, and treats the...

Poppy Cove Mystery Series Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast a.k.a. Andrea Taylor & Heather Shkuratoff write the Poppy Cove Mystery series. It started in 2013 and takes place in 1950s California. The series is loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50′s, early 60′s and revolves around the glamorous comings and goings of the...

Royal Spyness Series by Rhys Bowen

Rhys Bowen mystery author and Agatha Award winner debuts a 1930s London mystery series, featuring a penniless twenty-something member of the extended royal family. Her ridiculously long name is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter to the Duke of Atholt and Rannoch. And she is flat...

Thomas and Charlotte Pitt Series by Anne Perry

This series is set in Victorian England and features Thomas Pitt a Police Inspector and his wife Charlotte. This series started in 1979 but there are e-books and paperbacks available.... even for the first book in the series. Even though Thomas is a police inspector and Charlotte comes from...

Victorian Bookshop Mystery  by Kate Parker

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Kate Parker writes the Victorian Bookshop Mystery series which started in December 2013 and is set in Victorian England. At 30, Victorian bookshop owner Georgia Fenchurch knows she’s considered a middle-class old maid. That’s all right...

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