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Cozy Mystery Series that Take Place In: Scotland


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Dandy Gilver Mystery Series

Catriona McPherson writes the Dandy Gilver Mystery Series which started in 2005 and is set in 1920s Scotland after WWI. It features Aristocrat, Dandelion Dahlia Leston (Dandy). In this classic whodunit, mixed with a little bit of upstairs/…

Hamish Macbeth - MC BEATON

This series started in 1985 and is set in Scotland. It features Scottish constable Hamish Macbeth who solves murders in his village. Hamish has a reputation for laziness. He loves the town of Lochdubh (meaning 'black lake' (loch) in Gaelic and…

Highland Bookshop Mystery Series

Molly MacRae writes the Highland Bookshop Mystery Series which started in December 2016 and is set in Scotland. It features Janet Marsh who is one of four new owners of the Highland Bookshop in Scotland.


Kate Hamilton Mystery Series

Connie Berry writes the Kate Hamilton Mystery Series which started in 2019 and is set in Scotland and England.  It features American antiques dealer Kate Hamilton. In the first book Kate returns reluctantly to the island where her…

Magic Garden Mystery Series

Amanda Flower writes the Magic Garden Mystery which starts in October 2018 and is set in Scotland. It features Fiona Knox who lost her fiancé and her flower shop―but when she flies to Scotland to inherit her godfather’s cottage and possibly…

Rex Grave Mystery Series

C.S. Challinor writes the Rex Grave Mystery series which started in 2008 and is set in Scotland. It features amateur detective and Scottish barrister, Rex Graves. He is fond of Sudoku puzzles and Latin quotations. Although Rex is a Scottish…

Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series

Paige Shelton writes the Scottish Bookshop Mystery Series which starts in March 2016 and is set in Scotland. It features Delaney Nichols who takes the leap and moves to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine. She doesn't know…

Scottish Highlands Mystery Series

Hannah Reed writes the Scottish Highlands Mystery Series which started in October 2014 and is set in Scotland. It features writer Eden Elliott. After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, thirty-something Eden…

Scottish Shire Mystery Series

Traci Hall writes the Scottish Shire Mystery Series which is set in Scotland and started in June 2020.  For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and…

Scottish Wildcat's Tails Series

Lucinda Hare writes the Scottish Wildcat's Tails Series which is set in Scotland. It features a Catastrophe, a wild cat who lives with a domesticated cat named Haggis, and author Mary. The books are written as seen from the eyes of an adopted…

Shetland Island Mystery Series

Winner of Britain’s coveted Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award, Ann Cleeves writes the Shetland Island Mystery series which started in 2006 and is set in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It features Police Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez. In 2006 Ann…