Home Repair & Do It Yourself Themed Cozy Mysteries

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Below you'll find a list of cozy mystery series with a Home Improvement, DIY or Interior Design theme. Please feel free to suggest a cozy mystery series that we may have missed.

Caprice De Luca Mystery Series by Karen Rose Smith

Karen Rose Smith writes the Caprice De Luca Mystery series which started in December 2013 and is set in Pennsylvania. It features Interior Decorator and now Home Stager Caprice De Caprice. DeLuca stages houses for high-end clients. This cozy mystery series is a blend of murder and romance.

Designer Mystery Series by Kathleen Hering

Kathleen Hering writes the Designer Mystery Series which started in 2012 and is set in Oregon. It features interior designer Laura Howard. In the first book Laura is receiving messages from her husband on her telephone answering machine. It’s his voice all right. But his ashes are in the urn on...

Do-It-Yourself Mystery Series by Jennie Bentley

This series started in 2008 and is set in Maine. Inheriting her aunt’s old Maine cottage has led Avery Baker down a new career path—home renovation. Finding a property’s hidden potential has rewards and challenges—not to mention certain unanticipated dangers. Like murder…

Domestic Bliss Series by Leslie Caine

Erin Gilbert lives in Colorado and is an Interior Decorator/sleuth.

Fixer Upper Mystery Series by Kate Carlisle

Kate Carlisle writes the Fixer Upper Mystery series which started in November 2014 and is set in California. In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders...

Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery Series by Kathleen Bridge

Kathleen Bridge writes the Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery series which starts in August 2015 and is set in New York. It features Meg Barrett who found her fiancé still had designs on his ex-wife. Meg decides it is time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden...

Haunted Home Renovation Mystery by Juliet Blackwell

This series started in 2010 and takes place in San Francisco. It features Melanie Turner, who leaves Paris and takes over her depressed father's San Francisco Bay construction business, Turner Construction. They specialize in restoration of historical homes. Melanie finds herself renovating...

Haunted Renovation Mystery Series by Rose Pressey

Rose Pressey writes the Haunted Renovation Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in the South. The second book in this series takes place in Georgia so I'm categorizing this in Georgia. It features Alabama Hargrove. 'Bama' always has a money-making scheme up her sleeve. She is now...

Home Repair is Homicide Series by Sarah Graves

Amateur sleuth Jacobia Tiptree lives in Eastport, Maine after leaving her job as a financial adviser in New York. She has purchased an old home that needs repair and lives there with her teenage son Sam. Jake, as she is known to her friends, also moved from New York to get away from her...

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...

Murders by Design Series by Jean Harrington

Jean Harrington writes the Murders by Design mystery series which started in 2012 and is set in Florida. It features interior designer Deva Dunne. Deva who has an eye for detail and a nose for trouble.

Stamping Sisters Mystery Series by Terri Thayer

This series is set in Pennsylvania and started in 2008. It features April Buchert, a professional rubber stamper who creates intricate patterns on walls. She is recently divorced and her interior decoration career is crumbling. April returns to her hometown in Aldenville, Pennsylvania to help...