list of cozy mystery authors I have whose last names begin with “E” used to be rather
short. It has grown a lot since I first started the
is a favorite of many mystery readers.
She is one of those authors whose books can readily be found at the grocery
store check-out, along with
John Grisham, and
other authors who have been lucky enough to become easily recognizable by most
of the reading public.
I have included the list of her most famous
heroine… Stephanie Plum. Evanovich also has another mystery
series featuring Alexandra Barnaby (the Barney Barnaby Metro Series), the Lizzie
and Diesel Mystery Series, romance books (“Loveswept”)
which she wrote before Stephanie Plum arrived on the scene, and another series
which is touted as a romance called the Full Series (which she co-authored with
Charlotte Hughes.) I think that most mystery reading groups have probably picked
an Evanovich novel at least one time.
Eagan-Cox writes the Shannon Delaney Mystery Series which features a writer
in San Diego with ghostly encounters.
Dawn Eastman Eastman writes the Family Fortune Mystery Series. The series
features Clyde Fortune, an ex-policewoman who comes home to Michigan to be
with her family. Her family owns the Crystal Haven, a great place for people who
are looking for psychic help. Clyde's mom is a tarot card reader and her
aunt is a pet psychic.
Grace F. Edwards
Her main character, Mali Anderson, is a former policewoman in New York City
who then goes on to solve cases in Harlem.
Ruth Dudley Edwards
After graduate school at Cambridge, Edwards became a civil servant in London, as
well as a freelance writer. Edwards writes the Robert Amiss Mystery Series which
features a retired civil servant in England.
Dell Shannon, &
Anne Blaisdell.... Four different series to pick from.... all set in
Eglin writes the English Garden Mystery Series. I have yet to read any of his
books... as he was just recommended by a site reader.
Her Desiree Shapiro (main character) is a
sassy, 5'2" queen-sized red-head. It is refreshing to find a heroine who
As a former anthropologist himself, it is no wonder that the main characters of
two of his series are: a professor of Anthropology and a curator of an art
museum. Aaron and his wife, Charlotte Elkins also co-write two mystery series:
the Lee Ofsted Mystery Series and the Alix London Mystery Series.
Ellis combines archaeology, medieval history, and mystery when
writing her novels. Ellis likes to include a crime that was committed in the
past with another crime, which is set in the present.
Kathy Lynn Emerson
Emerson has two series from which you can choose.... Lady Susanna Appleton is a
1600s herbalist, and Diana Spaulding is an1800s reporter, and descendant of Lady
Appleton. As Emerson, she also writes the Elizabethan Mystery Series. As Dunnett, she writes the Liss MacCrimmon Mystery Series which,
although it involves a Scottish Troupe Dancer, is set in Maine.
J.F. Englert Englert writes the Bull Moose Dog Run Mystery Series which
features a Black Labrador Retriever and his often-confused owner...
G. H. Ephron
Not cozy….. G. H. Ephron is the writing duo Hallie Ephron and Donald A.
Davidoff. Ephron has her PhD in Education, while Davidoff is a
psychologist who heads up one of the units at Harvard’s psychiatric hospital and
also teaches at the Harvard Medical School. Each novel deals with a different
part of the human psyche.
Margaret Erskine Erskine writes the Septimus Finch Mystery Series, which
features a Scotland Yard Inspector...
Etchells writes the DCI Channon Mystery Series which is set in Cornwall,
England. This series features the detective chief inspector and his sergeant -
who have totally different approaches for finding criminals.
Evanovich writes the very popular Stephanie Plum Mystery
Series, as well as several other mystery series: Barney Barnaby Mystery
Series and the Unmentionable/Diesel Mystery Series. She is also the author of
several romance novels, and the Full Series, which she co-wrote with
Charlotte Hughes. Evanovich also co-authors the
FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare Mystery Series (with
Lee Goldberg) which features Kate, an
ex-Navy Seal who is currently an FBI agent partnered with an FBI agent who
is an ex-conman.
(aka Christy Fifield)
Evans writes the Georgiana Neverall Mystery Series. Georgiana is
an ex-executive who moves back home to Oregon and becomes an apprentice
plumber... and sleuth! As Fifield, she writes the Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery
Series, which features a Florida souvenir shop owner.
Jimmie Ruth Evans
(aka Honor Hartman,
Dean James, & Miranda James) James has
his PhD in Medieval History with a Master's in Library Science. As Jimmie Ruth
Evans, he writes the Trailer Park Mystery Series, which takes place in
Mississippi and features a single mother sleuth. As Miranda James we get the Cat
in the Stacks Mystery Series which features a librarian (Charlie Harris) and his
cat, Diesel. Also, the Southern Sisters is written under this name. The Southern
Ladies are two snoopy sisters (Miss An'gel & Miss Dickce Ducote) who live in
Mississippi. Honor Hartman writes the Houston-based Bridge Club Mystery Series.
And Dean James writes the Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery Series.
Mary Anna Evans Evans, with degrees in physics and engineering, writes the Faye Longchamp Mystery Series which features a young archaelogist
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