Newspaper/Reporter/Writer Themed Cozy Mysteries

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Below you'll find a list of cozy mystery series with a Newspaper, Reporter or Writer theme. 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.

Amber Reed CCIA Mystery Series by Zanna Mackenzie

Zanna Mackenzie writes the Amber Reed CCIA Mystery series which is set in England. It features Amber Reed who during the day works as a horoscope writer for a local paper and in the evenings she's a bar maid in a pub. It also features Charlie Huxton, an agent for the CCIA (Celebrity Crimes...

Annie Malone Mystery Series  Elizabeth Rose

Elizabeth Rose writes the Annie Malone Mystery series that started in 2012 and is set in Wisconsin. It features ghostwriter Annie Malone. Annie, and her new friend, Lizzy, become embroiled in a murder mystery in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. These amateur women sleuths need to figure out...

Collectible Series by Ellery Adams

Ellery Adams (aka J.B. Stanley) writes the Antiques & Collectibles Mystery series. It features Amateur sleuth Molly Appleby, a sharp-witted writer for Collector's Weekly magazine. She has a keen knowledge of antiques, and a special fondness for collectibles. A new book for this series has...

Bad Luck Cat Mystery Series by Kay Finch

Kay Finch writes the Bad Luck Cat Mystery series which starts in September 2015 and is set in Texas. It features aspiring mystery author Sabrina Tate and her new feline friend Hitchcock. Sabrina has never been the superstitious type. Still, when she moves to Lavender, Texas, to write her first...

Berger and Mitry Mysteries Series by David Handler

This series started in 2001 and is set in Connecticut. It features New York Film critic/author Mitch Berger and Connecticut State trooper Desiree Mitry. Mitch recently lost his wife to cancer and has become a recluse. His editor talks him into taking a non-film assignment in Connecticut where he...

Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series by Nancy Martin

The Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series started in 2002 and is set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It features three sisters, Nora, Libby and Emma Blackbird. They are Philadelphia heiresses whose parents have run off with their trust fund. Now they must get jobs for the first time in their lives....

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...

Caught Dead in Wyoming Mystery Patricia McLinn

Patricia McLinn writes the Caught Dead in Wyoming Mystery series which started in and is set in Wyoming. It features TV reporterElizabeth “E.M.” Danniher.

The series is set in Cottonwood County, Wyoming. It is east of Yellowstone Park, south of Montana, north of the Wind River, west of...

Crime of Fashion Series by Ellen Byerrum

This series started in 2003 and is set in Washington D.C. It features Lacey Smithsonian who wants to work "hard news" but instead is a reluctant fashion reporter in Washington D.C. and savvy sleuth.

Elmwood Confidential Mystery Series by Janis Thornton

Janis Thornton writes the Elmwood Confidential Mystery series which started in 2014 and is set in Indiana. Small town newspaper editor Crystal Cropper can't resist a good mystery. Especially when the trail of dirt and gossip leads right to the doorsteps of several prominent local families - and...

Emma Lord by Mary Daheim

Emma Lord lives in the Cascade Mountains in the town of Alpine. Runs a newspaper and solves mysteries. Very good series.

Five-Ingredient Mystery Series  by Maya Corrigan

Maya Corrigan writes the Five-Ingredient Mystery series which started in November 2014 and is set in Virginia. It features Val Deniston who is haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist. She trades in the chaos of New York City for a quieter life near the...

Granite Cove Mystery Series  Sharon Love Cook

This series started in 2010 and is set in Massachusetts. It features Rose McNichols who is a reporter for the Granite Cove Gazette. This series gives you a glimpse into a small New England town. There is plenty of humor and interesting characters.

Hannah Scrabble Mystery Series by Marty Donnellan

Marty Donnellan writes the Hannah Scrabble Mystery series which started in 2014 and is set in 1978. Meet Hannah Scrabble, bullheaded farmer, entrepreneur, skating teacher, spy thriller author and town snoop. It's 1978, before cellphones and personal computers. Hannah overhears a snippet of...

Hayley Powell Food and Cocktail Mysteries by Lee Hollis

This series started in 2012 and takes place in Bar Harbor, Maine. It features single mom, Hayley Powell. Hayley is the new food writer at the Island Times... the only problem is she's an office manager, not a writer. Hayley needs the money so agrees to take the new position. Hayley finds plenty...

Headlines in High Heels Mystery Series by LynDee Walker

LynDee Walker writes the Headlines in High Heels Mystery series which is set in Richmond, Virginia and started in 2013. It features Crime reporter Nichelle Clarke’s days can flip from macabre to comical with a beep of her police scanner.

The first book in this series, Front Page Fatality...

Henrie O Series by Carolyn Hart

Retired newswoman Henrie O Collins has been around the world covering disasters and revolutions, murders and public scandals, Henrie O now solves mysteries. The series isn't set in one place. Henrie O solves murders all over the place. This series has ended but it's very good and worth...

Hot Dish Heaven by Jeanne Cooney

Jeanne Cooney writes the Hot Dish Heaven Mystery series which started in 2013 and is set in Minnesota. It features Minneapolis cub newspaper reporter Emerald Malloy. Emerald solves murders in her small town of Red River Valley, MN.... just south of the Canadian border.

Jaine Austen Mysteries Series by Laura Levine

This series started in 2002 and is set in Los Angeles, CA. It features Jaine Austen who owns a writing service-- This Pen for Hire-- out of her apartment. She writes brochures, resumes, letters, and personal ads. She shares her apartment with her cat Prozac.

Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery Series by Jo-Ann Recoppa

Jo-Ann Recoppa writes the Jersey Girl Cozy Mystery series which is set in New Jersey. It features reporter Colleen Caruso who was just a lowly stringer at her local newspaper until she tripped over a dead body while out on her morning jog. Now her new handsome editor has given her a regular...

Lee Bartholomew Mystery Series by Hope McIntyre

This series started in 2005 and is set in England. The books in this series do have the main character traveling to The Hamptons in New York. It features Lee Bartholomew who is a ghostwriter and solves crimes. She lives alone - by choice - in her parents' towering London house in Notting Hill...

Leigh Girard Mystery Series by Gail Lukasik

Gail Lukasik writes the Leigh Girard Mystery series which started in 2006 and is set in Door County Wisconsin. It features Chicago native, Leigh Girard who has fled to Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, a remote artist community on the Door County peninsula, to heal from her recent mastectomy. “Cancer does...

Lucy Stone Series by Leslie Meier

Lucy Stone, is a reporter in the fictional town of Tinker’s Cove, Maine, where she lives in an old farmhouse (quite similar to mine on Cape Cod!) with her restoration carpenter husband Bill and four children. These books are holiday-based.

McKenna Mystery Series by Terry Ambrose

Terry Ambrose writes the McKenna Mystery series which is set in Hawaii. It features journalist and former skip tracer Wilson McKenna who retires to Hawaii and finds himself solving murders.

Murder Packs a Suitcase Mystery Series by Cynthia Baxter

This series started in 2008 and features Mallory Marlowe, a recent widow who is a travel writer. There are two books in this series and the 2nd book was published in 2009. I wrote to the author and she said this series has ended. I added this series anyway because I thought the book cover was...

Murder-by-Month Mystery Series by Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey writes the Murder-by-Month mystery series which started in 2006 and is set in Minnesota. It features Mira James who has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to...

Mysterious Detective Mystery Series E.J. Copperman

E.J. Copperman writes the Mysterious Detective Mystery Series which starts in June 2016. It features mystery writer Rachel Goldman. The main character in her books features Duffy Madison, consultant to the county prosecutor’s office, helps find missing persons.

Nell Forrest Mystery Series by Ilsa Evans

Ilsa Evans writes the Nell Forrest Mystery series which is set in Australia. It features journalist Nell Forrest-- a (slightly younger) Miss Marple. For Nell Forrest, life in the little town of Majic is not going smoothly. One of her five daughters has just swapped university for fruit-picking,...

Nick and Nora Mystery Series by T.C. LoTempio

T.C. LoTempio writes the Nick and Nora Mystery series which started in December 2014 and is set in California. It features crime reporter Nora Charles. She doesn’t believe in fate, even if she is a crime reporter who shares a name with a character from The Thin Man. In fact, she’s moving back...

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