China Bayles Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert
An herb shop owner/former lawyer lives in small-town Texas.
Luxury Liner Mysteries by Conrad Allen
Two ships’ detectives solve crimes in the early 20th century.
Meg Langslow Mysteries by Donna Andrews
Humorous American mysteries. Meg’s engaged to an actor.
Aunt Dimity Mysteries by Nancy Atherton
Cotswolds homemaker aided by the ghost of deceased Dimity.
Agatha Raisin Mysteries by M.C. Beaton
Retired ad exec opens a detective agency in the Cotswolds.
Melanie Travis Mysteries by Laurien Berenson
Melanie’s a poodle breeder, teacher, and single mother.
Evan Evans Mysteries by Rhys Bowen
Young constable Evans solves murders in Llanfair, Wales.
The Cat Who Series by Lilian Jackson Braun
Midwest newspaperman solves crimes with the help of his cat.
Mrs. Pargeter Mysteries by Simon Brett
Melita, the wealthy widow of a criminal, lives in London.
Mrs. Jeffries Mysteries by Emily Brightwell
Inspector Witherspoon’s housekeeper in Victorian England.
Mrs. Murphy Mysteries by Rita Mae Brown
A Virginia postmistress’ dog and 2 cats solve mysteries.
Charles Wycliffe Mysteries by W.J. Burley
Detective Superintendent Wycliffe works in Cornwall.
Ellie Haskell Mysteries by Dorothy Cannell
Interior decorator solves humorous cases in an English village.
Dr. Gideon Fell Series by John Dickson Carr
The British physician looks into suspicious deaths.
Miss Marple Mysteries by Agatha Christie
A spinster solves mysteries set in an English village. Classic.
Sam and Hollis Mysteries by Helen Chappell
Reporter and her deceased ex-husband solve crimes in Maryland.
Grace & Favor Mysteries by Jill Churchill
Poor siblings inherit an estate on the Hudson River around 1930.
Regan Reilly Mysteries by Carol Higgins Clark
The daughter of a famous author solves zany mysteries.
Dixie Hemingway Mysteries by Blaize Clement
Running a pet-sitting business can apparently be dangerous, and Dixie gets herself into quite a few compromising situations.
Dog Lover’s Mysteries by Susan Conant
Holly Winter, Dog’s Life columnist, sleuths in Massachusetts.
Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries by Philip Craig
Retired Boston policeman J.W. Jackson solves the island’s crimes.
Kate Fansler Mysteries by Amanda Cross
First woman professor in Harvard’s English department.
Dorothy Martin Mysteries by Jeanne Dams
The American wife of the Chief Constable in an English village.
Culinary Mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy, a Colorado caterer, looks into her neighbors’ deaths.
Midnight Louie Mysteries by Carole Douglas
Las Vegas PR exec Temple Barr & her cat with a nose for crime.
Hannah Swensen Mysteries by Joanne Fluke
Owner of a bakery in Minnesota successfully puzzles through murder mysteries.
Benni Harper Mysteries by Earlene Fowler
Benni is a folk art museum curator, quilter and ex-cowgirl.
Jemima Shore Mysteries by Antonia Fraser
Britain’s most popular TV reporter investigates.
Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries by Dorothy Gilman
After retirement, Mrs. Pollifax becomes a CIA operative.
Markby and Mitchell Mysteries by Ann Granger
The chief inspector and his girlfriend from the Foreign Office.
Home Repair Is Homicide series – Sarah Graves
Jacobia Tiptree is restoring a house on an island in Maine.
Puzzle Lady Mysteries by Parnell Hall
A crossword puzzle writer in Connecticut and her aunt Cora.
Doran Fairweather Series by Mollie Hardwick
An antiques dealer solves mysteries in modern rural England.
Death on Demand Mysteries by Carolyn Hart
The Nevilles own a bookstore in South Carolina.
Claire Malloy Mysteries by Joan Hess
Mother of teenage girls runs a bookstore in Arkansas.
C.B. Greenfield Mysteries by Lucille Kallen
A Connecticut newspaper editor & Maggie, a reporter.
Abe Lieberman Mysteries by Stuart Kaminsky
A Jewish policeman & his Irish sidekick solve mysteries in Chicago.
Social Club Mysteries by Graham Landrum
Murders occur in garden clubs, etc., in a Southern town.
Homer Kelly Mysteries by Jane Langton
A Harvard lit professor (formerly a police detective) and his wife.
Bloodhound Mysteries by Virginia Lanier
Dog trainer and kennel owner solves mysteries set in Georgia.
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective series - Alexander McCall Smith
Mma Ramotswe takes on missing person cases, etc. in Botswana.
Elizabeth MacPherson series – Sharyn McCrumb
Humorous mysteries featuring a Southern forensic anthropologist.
Savannah Reid Mysteries by G.A. McKevett
A Georgia peach who owns a detective agency in California.
Peter Shandy Mysteries by Charlotte MacLeod
Professor Shandy and his librarian wife live in Massachusetts.
Deborah Knott Mysteries by Margaret Maron
A judge in small-town North Carolina is a bootlegger’s daughter.
Roderick Alleyn Mysteries by Ngaio Marsh
The British inspector often investigates theatre murders.
Deb Ralston Mysteries by Lee Martin
Fort Worth, TX policewoman solves crimes & supports a family.
Lucy Stone Mysteries by Leslie Meier
A newspaper reporter investigates in scenic Tinker Cove, Maine.
Tessa Crichton Mysteries by Anne Morice
Tessa solves crimes while pursuing her acting career.
Faith Fairchild Mysteries by Katherine Hall Page
Massachusetts caterer/ minister’s wife solves crimes.
Amelia Peabody Mysteries by Elizabeth Peters
A Victorian English archaeologist in Egypt.
Brother Cadfael Mysteries by Ellis Peters
A Benedictine monk solves murders in medieval England.
Eleanor Roosevelt Series by Elliott Roosevelt
The First Lady solves mysteries set in the early 20th century.
Lord Peter Wimsey Series by Dorothy Sayers
Sleuthing is one of this English aristocrat’s hobbies.
Samantha Adams Series by Sarah Shankman
A journalist from Atlanta solves crimes all over the South.
Celia Grant Mysteries by John Sherwood
A widowed horticulturist in Sussex solves garden-themed cases.
Sheila Travis Mysteries by Patricia Sprinkle
A PR executive originally from Chicago solves crimes in Atlanta.
Callahan Garrity Mysteries by Kathy Trocheck
Former policewoman runs a house cleaning business in Atlanta.