Lydia Adamson Three series: a cat-sitter, a librarian, & a veterinarian
Gregory Ahlgren My
Ahlgren's (and Stephen Monier's) Crime of the Century: The Lindberg Kidnapping Hoax
so much that he recommended it to me.
has also written a time-traveling, sci-fi mystery novel about the Kennedy
assassination as well as an international thriller...
Catherine Aird English Cozy
featuring the department head of the CID.
Isabella Alan (aka
Amanda Flower) Alan, a librarian at a
small college, writes the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series. The series is set
in Ohio and features Angela Braddock who just inherited an Amish quilt shop.
As Amanda Flower she writes the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series. This series
takes place in Ohio Amish country, and features a sleuth who works at a
college in the computer field. Flower also writes the India Hayes Mystery
Series which features a college librarian/sleuth. She also writes the Andi
Boggs Mystery Series for children.
Susan Wittig Albert
Albert writes three series on her own. The first features an herbalist
(China Bayles Mystery Series), the second is the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter
Mystery Series, and Albert's third series is the Darling Dahlias Mystery Series
which features a group of garden club ladies during the Depression.
Albert and her husband write the Kate Ardleigh Sheridan & Sir Charles Sheridan
Victorian Mystery Series using
the pseudonym "Robin Paige."
Laura Alden (aka
Laurie Cass) Alden's first PTA Mystery book was nominated for
an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She writes the PTA Mystery Series, which
features a newly single mother of two who owns a children's bookstore. As Cass
she writes the Bookmobile Cat Mystery Series. This mystery
series features Minnie Hamilton, a Michigan librarian who travels (with her
rescue cat, Eddie) around in her bookmobile taking books to those who need
them, and helping those who need mysteries solved.
P. J. Alderman
Alderman writes the Port Chatham Mystery Series which has a paranormal theme
(ghosts). The series is set
in the Pacific Northwest, and follows Jordon Marsh, a sleuth who gets help
from all sorts of people, both living and dead.
(aka Roderic Jeffries &
Jeffrey Ashford) (Not Cozy) The C. I. D.
Room Mystery Series with Constable Kerr...
aka Bruce Cook……Alexander wrote a series of
historical mysteries that feature an 18th century blind
magistrate in London.
Ellie Alexander Alexander writes the Bakeshop Series, starring Jules Capshaw, an employee at her family Torte Bakeshop in a small town in Oregon.
When crime strikes her quaint community, she often helps solve the case! Series
Alexander, a Christy award-winning author, is "made up" by Cheryl & Mel
Hodde, who happen to be a husband and wife writing duo. A reader recommended
Hannah Alexander's books as being Christian mysteries with a little medical
suspense and romance. (The husband part of the writing duo is a physician,
so obviously he has first-hand knowledge of the medical...)
Tasha Alexander Alexander has a Notre Dame B.A. in English/Medieval Studies,
which come in handy as she writes the Lady Emily Mystery Series. Lady Emily, the
sleuth, is the young widow of a viscount in Victorian London.
Allan is the husband/wife writing team comprised of Barbara and Max Allan
Collins. Together, they write the Trash n' Treasures Mystery Series.
Beverly Allen (aka Barbara Early) Allen, an Electrical Engineer, has worked
as both an English and a Science teacher. She writes the Bridal Bouquet Shop
Mystery Series. The series features Audry Bloom, the co-owner of a flower
shop in Virginia.
Conrad Allen aka
Edward Marston and
Keith Miles... If you are a Conrad Allen fan,
then you are in a for a huge treat! He writes several series...set mostly
in England. I have Allen's Dillman Mystery Series on my favorites list. I
really enjoy that series.
(aka Gary Amo) Allen writes the Big Mike Mystery Series which
features the owner of a mystery bookstore, along with Big Mike... a huge
Abyssinian cat who happens to love lima beans...(Allen was recommended by a
site reader... I have not read any of his books yet.)
(aka Jeff Shelby) Allen is a high
school English teacher who writes the Stay at Home Dad Mystery Series - which features Deuce
Winters. Deuce coaches his daughter's
soccer team, as well as solves mysteries in his Texas town. As Shelby, he
writes the Moose River Mystery Series, the Noah Braddock Mystery Series, and
the Joe Tyler Mystery Series. The Moose River Mystery Series features Daisy
Savage, a married mom with a blended family. Daisy is rather unique sleuth:
she homeschools her children.
Michael Derek Allen I liked the first in the
Spence Series a lot. Haven't read the others....yet.
Robin Allen Allen, with a Bachelor's degree in English, writes the Poppy
Markham: Culinary Cop Mystery Series. Poppy is a public health inspector in
Austin (Texas) who not only finds kitchen/restaurant offenses, but also finds
crimes of other types. Allen's website describes her Cozy Mystery series as
Sarah Addison Allen
Allen, a New York Times bestselling author, has her degree in Literature.
She writes novels that feature magical happenings... not necessarily
Based on Steve Allen, the comedian, and his wife, actress Jayne Meadows...as
Cozy from England... Albert Campion series,
which features a very upper-crust sleuth. (On
Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time)
Madelyn Alt Alt’s series is
set in Stony Mill, Indiana, and involves both an antique shop and a witch!
Sheryl J. Anderson Anderson has worked as a screenwriter, a television
producer and writer, and is now teaching screenwriting, as well as writing
the Molly Forrester Mystery Series which features an advice columnist
(sort of like a Dear Abby type of writer) who also solves mysteries.
One of her series involves a blacksmith theme (the Meg Langslow series)...
Andrews is a professor of law in Chicago and an expert in genetics. She
writes the Dr. Alexandra Blake Mystery Series, and has published ten
nonfiction books... Not Cozy
Mary Kay Andrews
Kathy Hogan Trocheck... I haven't tried her Weezie & BeBe series, but now that I am aware of it, I am going to! I love Trochek's Callahan Garrity
I read them as they were being
published and missed them a lot when she stopped writing them. Trocheck has
resumed writing the Callahan Garrity mysteries as Mary Kay Andrews
writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck. I am so glad she has resumed writing
the Callahan Garrity mysteries. (I missed the whole gang at House Mouse!)
Andrews, being a geologist herself, has two mystery series which both
Mystery Series A site reader (who prefers her mysteries
without profanity) told me about this series of mysteries. Each book in the
series is written
by a different author. This mystery series follows a woman who is
cleaning out her grandmother's attic in her old family home in coastal
Maine. As she is going through the items in her grandmother's attic, she discovers baffling things
- which then lead her to the different mysteries she solves. (Annie's Crafts
Company also publishes the Annie's Quilted Mystery Series,
Annie's Mysteries Unraveled,
Creative Woman Mystery Series, and the
Vineyard Quilt Mystery Series.)
Unraveled is published by the Annie's Crafts Company. They are
mysteries without profanity, and each book is written by a different author.
All of the mysteries in the series star a single mother (Kate Stevens) who
works as a crochet designer in Sage Hills, Texas. (Annie's Crafts
Company also publishes the Annie's Attic
Mystery Series, Annie's Quilted Mystery Series,
Creative Woman Mystery Series, and the
Vineyard Quilt Mystery Series.)
Annie's Quilted Mystery Series Annie's
Crafts Company is the publisher responsible for
the Annie's Quilted Mystery Series. This series features the women members
of the Nimble Thimbles Quilting Group in Mystic Harbor, Massachusetts. The
series opens with something terrible happening to one
of the quilting group members. Her friends are
determined to find out what happened to her. (There will be twelve books in the series.)
Annie's Crafts Company also publishes the
Mystery Series, the Annie's
Mysteries Unraveled, the
Creative Woman Mystery Series,
and the Vineyard Quilt Mystery
Apodaca's books are mysteries with a whole lot of romance!
She calls them "dangerously romantic"....
Archer writes the Soup Lover's Mystery Series, which takes place in a small
Vermont skiing town called
Snowflake. Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, which is exactly
the sort of place cold skiers are looking for. (And, for
all you Cozy culinary fans, recipes are included.)
Not cozy... His personal life would make a great novel!
A. K. Arenz Arenz writes the Bouncing Grandma Mystery
Series. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers.
(co-written by Jennifer Stanley & Sylvia May) Arlington writes the A Novel
Idea Mystery Series, which takes place in North Carolina. The sleuth is a
middle-aged woman who has been fired at her journalism job, who then goes on
to intern at a literary agency. Stanley has her Master's degree in English
Literature, and writes the Hope Street Church Mystery Series as
Jennifer Stanley. As
J. B. Stanley, she writes both the
Supper Club Mystery Series and the Collectible Mystery Series. As
Ellery Adams, she
writes the Books by the Bay Mystery Series and the Charmed Pie Shoppe
Arnold has written most of her life, starting her professional career
as a playwright while still in college. She has also taught English at a
local college - inspiring her to begin writing novels as well. She writes
the Lainie Lovett Still Kicking
Mystery Series, starring Lainie Lovett, grade-school teacher and member of
the under-fifties soccer team, the Colonielles.
Cozy that features an anthropologist and an archaeologist in Cambridge.
Arruda wanted to use her Master's degree (that emphasizes
ecology) and her enjoyment for both animals and the outdoors (she managed to
work as a zoo keeper while in college!) when writing her mystery series. What better setting than Africa
for her main character Jade del Cameron... a very adventurous sleuth!
Ascher is a part-time children's room librarian who writes the Wally Morris
Mystery Series. This series is set in New Jersey and features a nursery
school teacher who solves mysteries when not working on her lesson plans...
Ash writes the Templar Knight Mystery Series which features Bascot de Marin,
wounded in the Crusades, who returns to England after being
imprisoned/enslaved for eight years in the Holy Land...
(aka Roderic Jeffries &
Peter Alding) (Not Cozy) As Ashford he has
Isaac Asimov Asimov's
family owned candy shops while he was growing up, which sold science fiction
magazines, which is where he developed his love for all things science
fiction. But, he also wrote mysteries... along with many.... and I mean
"many" other accomplishments in his life.
Libi Astaire Astaire, a journalist living in Jerusalem, writes the Ezra
Melamed Mystery Series which is a Regency England mystery series...
Nancy Atherton When
her "Aunt" Dimity leaves her a Cotswold cottage, little does Lori know
that the cottage includes her aunt's presence...
(aka Sheila Connolly) Degrees in Art History and Fine Arts paved the way for Atwell to eventually
write the Glassblowing Mystery Series. She not only enjoys the beauty of
blown glass but apparently also has "mastered" the art. As Sheila
Connolly, she writes the Orchard Mystery Series which takes place in
beautiful Massachusetts... on an apple orchard. She writes the
Museum Mystery Series, which features a fundraiser for the preservation of
Pennsylvania antiques. She also writes the County Cork Mystery Series which
takes place in Ireland, and features a sleuth from Boston as well as the
Relatively Dead Mystery Series, which is a paranormal series that features a
sleuth who sees ghosts.
I've read a couple of her books, and find them quirky as
well as very different.
Sandi Ault Ault is a bestselling author who has won several awards for her
mysteries, including the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award. She writes
the Wild Mystery Series which features Jamaica Wild, an agent for the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management in Taos, New Mexico.
Who better than a registered nurse (and Sister's in Crime member) to write a
mystery series about an ex-registered nurse who invetigates medical fraud?