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Cozy Mystery Series that Take Place In: TX


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Ancestry Detective Mystery Series

S.C. Perkins writes the  Ancestry Detective Mystery Series which started in 2019 and is set in Texas. It features genealogist Lucy Lancaster who loves nothing more than tracking down her clients’ long-dead ancestors.  Her first…

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…

China Bayles Mystery Series

This series started in 1992 and is set in Texas. It features ex-lawyer, China Bayels who has given up the high paced Houston legal jungle to pursue the quiet town living in Pecan Springs, Texas as the owner of a herb emporium. That's what she…

Clueless Cook/Jordan McAllister Mystery Series

Liz Lipperman aka Liz Roth writes the Clueless Cook Mystery Series (Jordan McAllister Mystery series) which started in 2011 and is set in Texas. It features Jordan McAllister who is an inexperienced Newspaper Food Critic. Liz Lipperman also…

Cocktails and Catering Mystery Series

Michelle Hillen writes the Cocktails and Catering Mystery Series which started in February 2022 and is set in Texas.  Bad news for Samantha Warren: The plucky Houston, Texas, reporter lost her job and her fiancé in rapid succession.…

Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series

Lisa Thomas writes the Cozy Suburbs Mystery Series which started in 2015 and is set in Texas. It features retired High School Journalism teacher Deena Sharpe.


Debutante Dropout Mystery Series

Susan McBride writes the award-winning Debutante Dropout Mysteries which is set in Texas. It features Andy (Andrea) Kendricks who is an upper-crust Texas society girl, who decides that charity events, fund-raising, and hunt balls are not her…

Dewberry Farm Mystery Series

Karen MacInerney author of the Gray Whale Inn writes the Dewberry Farm Mystery series which started in July 2015 and is set in Texas. It features Houston reporter Lucy Resnick who cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother’s farm in…

Fresh Baked Mystery Series

This series takes place in Texas and features retired schoolteacher Phyllis Newsom and her friends-- all retired teachers. She loves to bake and solve murders.


Garcia Girls Mystery Series

Liz Lipperman aka Liz Roth writes the Garcia Girls Mystery (formerly Dead Sister Talking Mystery) series which started in May 2013 and is set in Texas. It features Savannah television personality Elaina Garcia who returns to Vineyard, Texas when…

Jocelyn Shore Mystery Series

Janice Hamrick writes the Jocelyn Shore Mystery series which started in 2010 and takes place in Texas. It features Jocelyn Shore a Texas high school teacher and her cousin Kyla. Together they solve murders. The first book in this series, DEATH ON…

Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series

Melissa Bourbon (AKA Winnie Archer) writes the Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series which started in 2011 and takes place in Texas. It features fashion designer Harlow Jane Cassidy. When her great-grandmother dies she leaves her job as a Manhattan…

Margie Peterson Mystery Series

Karen MacInerney writes the Margie Peterson Mystery Series which started in 2014 and is set in Austin, Texas. Margie Peterson is a typical stay-at-home mom until she trades dishes for detective work to become Austin’s least likely PI. Soon she’s…

Miss Ruffles Mystery Series

Nancy Martin writes the Miss Ruffles Mystery series which starts in November 2015 and is set in Texas. It features Sunny McKillip, personal assistant to Honeybelle Hensley, Mule Stop's wealthy, elderly matriarch. Sunny main job is taking care of…

Mystery a la Mode Series

This series which takes place in Texas. It features Tallulah Jones who is recently divorced and struggling to keep her ice cream store Remember the A La Mode open.


Nut House Mystery Series

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…

Paw Enforcement Mystery Series

Diane Kelly writes the Paw Enforcement Mystery series which started in June 2014 and is set in Fort Worth, Texas. It features police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit—two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble. SHE’…

Poppy Markham Culinary Cop Mystery Series

Robin Allen writes the Poppy Markham Culinary Cop Mystery series which started in 2011 and is set in Austin, Texas. It features Poppy Markham who practically grew up at the family restaurant in Austin, Texas, and, until recently, worked as a sous…

River Bend Vineyard Mystery Series

Joni writes the River Bend Vineyard Mystery (formerly named 'Tangled Vines Mystery') Series which started in 2013 and is set in Texas. It features Elise Beckett who helps to run the family's vineyard-- River Bend vineyard.


Tara Holloway Mystery Series

Diane Kelly writes the Tara Holloway Mystery Series which started in 2011 and takes place in Dallas, Texas. It features IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway who is a recovering tomboy with a head for numbers.. Tara’s fast becoming the Annie Oakley of…

Taste of Texas Mystery Series

Rebecca Adler writes the Taste of Texas Mystery series which starts in December 2015 and is set in Texas. It features Reporter turned Tex-Mex waitress Josie Callahan. After losing her newspaper job in Austin and having her former fiancé unfriend…

Vintage Sweets Mystery Series

Kaye George writes the Vintage Sweets Mystery Series which is set in Texas and started in March 2020. 

In the picturesque tourist town of Fredericksburg, Texas, Tally Holt has opened a new candy store with a vintage twist, but there’s no…

When The Fat Ladies Sing Mystery Series

Linda Kozar writes the When The Fat Ladies Sing Mystery Series which started in 2014 and is set in Texas. It features best friends Sue Jan and Lovita who run a beauty shop/boutique in the little West Texas town of Wachita. They share a passion of…