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Braddock Mystery Series

Donna Clancy writes the Braddock Mystery Series which started in March 2024.  It features Tammy Wright, a bestselling mystery author who returns to her hometown to give her Aunt Clara a hand with running her ceramic shop during tourist…

Marlow Mystery Club Series

Robert Thorogood writes the Marlow Mystery Club Series which started in and is set in England.  Meet Judith: a seventy-seven-year-old whiskey drinking, crossword puzzle author living her best life in a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts…

Bailey the Bloodhound Mystery Series

Kallie E. Benjamin (AKA Valerie Burns) writes the Bailey the Bloodhound Mystery Series which started in December 2023 and is set in Indiana.  After deciding that life as a teacher wasn’t right for her, Priscilla found inspiration for her…

Bookstore Mystery Series

Sue Minix writes the Bookstore Mystery series which started in January 2023. Crime writer Jen returns to her small hometown with a bestselling book behind her and a bad case of writer’s block. Finding sanctuary in…

Augusta Hawke Mystery Series

G.M. Malliet writes the Augusta Hawke Mystery Series which started in July 2022.  While Augusta Hawke is a successful author of eighteen crime novels, since her husband's death she's been living vicariously through her Jules Maigret-like…

By the Book Mysteries Series

Tamara Berry writes the By the Book Mysteries Series which started in May 2022 and is set in Oregon. Bestselling thriller writer Tess Harrow is almost at the end of her rope when she arrives with her teenage daughter at her grandfather's…

Maggie's Murder Mystery Series

Morgan W. Silver writes the Maggie's Murder Mystery Series which is set in England and started in January 2020.  It  features bookstore owner and writer Maggie Matthews.


Open Book Mystery Series

Margaret Loudon (aka Peg Cochran) writes the Open Book Mystery series which started in October 2020 and is set in England. It features Penelope Parish who has hit a streak of bad luck, including a severe case of writer's block that…

Bookish Baker Mystery Series

Laura Jensen Walker writes the Bookish Baker Mystery Series which started in August 2020 and is set in Wisconsin.  It features mystery writer and baker Teddie St. John and her American Eskimo dog, Gracie.


Alaska Wild Mystery Series

Paige Shelton writes the Alaska Wild Mystery Series which started in December 2019 and is set in Alaska. Beth Rivers, known to the world as Elizabeth Fairchild, has spent years as a bestselling novelist. Her twisty, page-turning thrillers have…

A Novel Idea Mystery Series

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…

Amber Reed CCIA Mystery Series

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…

Antiques & Collectibles Mystery Series

Ellery Adams (aka J.B. Stanley) and Parker Riggs write 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…

Bad Luck Cat Mystery Series

Kay Finch writes the Bad Luck Cat Mystery series which started 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…

Berger and Mitry Mysteries Series

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…

Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series

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…

Books by the Bay Series

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…

Caught Dead in Wyoming Mystery Series

Patricia McLinn writes the Caught Dead in Wyoming Mystery series which started in and is set in Wyoming. It features TV reporter Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher. The series is set in Cottonwood County, Wyoming. It is east of Yellowstone Park, south of…

Crime of Fashion Series

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.


Deadly Edits Mystery Series

Kaitlyn Dunnett writes the Deadly Edits Mystery Series which started in 2018 and is set in New Jersey. After splurging to buy her childhood home in the Catskills, recently widowed Mikki Lincoln emerges from retirement as a freelance editor. With…

Elmwood Confidential Mystery Series

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…

Emma Lord

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

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…

Granite Cove Mystery Series

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

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…

Hayley Powell Food and Cocktail Mysteries

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…

Headlines in High Heels Mystery Series

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…

Henrie O Series

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…

Hot Dish Heaven Mystery

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…

Jaine Austen Mysteries Series

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…