are two of the authors listed in the "G" alphabetical list of authors. They are not related, and their mysteries are very different. Anne George's
Southern Sisters Series is a funny, very entertaining series featuring two sisters who aren't alike in looks, temperament, or interests (other than solving mysteries!), yet the two sisters have one major thing in common.... their mutual love for each other. This is a
mystery series that should definitely be read in chronological order. If you're looking for a good
series to curl up with... look no further than Anne George's series.
(Can you tell that Anne George's books are favorites of mine?)
Elizabeth George, on the other hand, does not write
anything mildly resembling a Cozy. Inspector Thomas Lynley and his police sergeant, Barbara Havers, are a very unlikely pair with absolutely nothing in common. He's of the English nobility, rich, pleasing to the eye, and very diplomatic, and she... is not! However, when it comes to solving their cases, this hard-working pair have a lot in common: perseverance, dogged determination, and mutual respect. The Linley/Havers series is rather graphic, definitely not for the "COZIES ONLY" reader!
aka India Ink writes the Bath and Body mystery
series. Yasmine Galenorn's two series (Chintz 'n China and Sisters of the
Moon) are mysteries with fantasy/romance, and a little supernatural thrown in.
(aka Jenna Bennett
& Jennie Bentley) As Gallagher, she writes
the Savannah Martin Real Estate Mystery Series, which, I believe is also
called the Cutthroat Business Mystery Series. This series has, as its
sleuth, Savannah Martin, a Southern Belle in Tennessee - who has recently
been divorced and now finds herself working as a realtor... and sleuth. As
Jennie Bentley she pens the Do It Yourself Mystery Series and gets her
inspiration from the professional house renovations she has done.
Cynthia Gallant-Simpson Gallant-Simpson was raised on Cape Cod, which
explains why she is so familiar with its location. Both her Deadly Mystery
Series and India Street Mystery Series take place on Cape Cod and Nantucket.
Gallant-Simpson is also a painter of Narrative Maritime Americana Primitives.
Gardner has her Master's in English Literature. Her English mystery series
is set in the Regency period (1790-1820) and incorporates Gardner's interest
for culture and history of England during that period.
Erle Stanley Gardner
(aka A. A. Fair)
Gardner is best known for his Perry Mason Mystery Series...
Jonathan Gash What
do you get when you blend an antiques dealer with a thief? The answer
would have to be the
Eva Gates (aka
Vicki Delany) Author of the Lighthouse Library Mystery
Series, Eva Gates was once a professional computer programmer who has
since retired to pursue her "dream job" of writing. Gates writes the
Lighthouse Library Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, librarian
Lucy Richardson. Oh, and the library cat, Charles! As Vicki Delany she
writes the Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series which is set in British
Columbia and the Klondike Mystery Series, set in Alaska. Delany also
Merry Wilkinson Mystery Series.
P. L. Gaus Gaus is a
retired chemistry professor who writes the Ohio Amish Mystery Series which
features a college professor/sleuth...
I just found out about Gaylord's books, and although I have not read any of
them yet, they look really interesting to me. She has just released a
"stand alone" mystery and also has a series... Now to decide which to
Gellis was recommended as belonging on this site because of the
similarity with Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael mysteries. (I haven't read any, so
I cannot vouch for this.)
Rosie Genova Genova is an English and Journalism teacher who also writes the
Italian Kitchen Mystery Series, which is set on the Jersey Shore. Victoria
Rienzi takes a time-out from her profession as a mystery author and returns
to work in her family's Italian restaurant, and solve mysteries.
Anne George George's Southern Sisters series
is absolutely one of the best cozy mystery series you will ever find.
Not Cozy.... but definitely good
(Scotland Yard) mysteries to read. You might recognize George's Inspector Lynley and Barbara
Havers from the delightful television shows. In case you have not yet seen
one of the shows, be forewarned.... Barbara on screen doesn't look at all
like Barbara in the novels. The actress, however, does an excellent job,
even though the physical similarities are not at all obvious! (As much as I
like the television series, I much prefer the novels... but they are not
cozy!) George also writes the young adult Saratoga Woods Mystery Series.
Kaye George (aka Janet Cantrell) George writes the Imogene Duckworthy Mystery
Series which is set in Texas and features a single mom who is a waitress, the
People of the Wind Mystery Series, which features Neanderthal Enga Dancing
Flower, and the Cressa Carraway Mystery Series, which features a
musician/conductor/sleuth. As Cantrell she writes the Fat Cat Mystery Series.
Chase (Charity) Oliver and her cat, Quincy, an overweight Tabby who (obviously)
loves to eat live in Minneapolis. Chase owns a bakery, which delights Quincy!
This series includes recipes for both people and cat treats. She has been
nominated for three of the prestigious Agatha Awards: Best First Novel, Best
Historical Novel, and Best Short Story.
Daryl Wood Gerber
(aka Avery Aames) Gerber writes
the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series which takes place in Coastal California,
and features Jenna Hart, a cookbook store owner. As Aames, she writes the Cheese Shop Mystery
Series which features the co-owner of the "Fromagerie Bessette" or, as
the people living in her small Ohio town call it, the Cheese Shop.
Not Cozy.... Police Procedural
Dorothy Gilman Who doesn't know about the mature Mrs. Pollifax and her "spying travels" throughout the world?
Delightful cozy mystery series...
aka Claire Daniels.... Girdner has a well-established series
about a sleuth who owns a gag-gift business and now, writing as Claire
Daniels, she has a new series for her fans to look forward to...
Not Cozy... Psychological Thrillers
(aka Tim Myers, Elizabeth Bright,
Chris Cavender, Casey Mayes,
Jessica Beck, & D.B. Morgan) Glazer writes the Clay & Crime Cozy Mystery Series... set in the Fire at
Will pottery shop. What other name could a sleuth-owned shop have?!?
As Bright, the author writes the Card Making mystery series. As Myers, there
are four series: Lighthouse Inn
Mystery Series, Slow Cooker Mystery Series, Soapmaking Mystery Series,
and Candlemaking Mystery Series. As Chris Cavender, we have the Pizza
Mystery Series and as Mayes, the Mystery by the Numbers Mystery Series.
As Jessica Beck, we have the Donut Shop Mysteries, the Classic Diner
Mysteries, and the Ghost Cat Cozy Mysteries.
(D.B. Morgan's mysteries are not Cozy.)
Glidewell's first cozy mystery has the distinction of having a "blurb" by
Jill Churchill. That's a great start-off for hew new Lexie Starr Mystery
Series which falls under the "older sleuth" (although she's only middle
aged!) and "librarian sleuth" themes.
Christine L. Goff
Goff set out to become a journalist, which she has done, but now she is
devoting her energies to writing a birdwatchers' mystery series.
Lee Goldberg He wrote
and/or produced TV shows like Diagnosis Murder, Mr. Monk.....so it is only natural that he is writing books based on those two very popular TV shows.
Goldberg also co-authors the FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare
Mystery Series (with Janet Evanovich)
which features Kate, an ex-Navy Seal who is currently an FBI agent partnered
with an FBI agent who is an ex-conman.
Goldenbaum is an editor of a publishing company that features veterinary
items. She also writes the Queen Bees Quilt Mystery Series... for all of you
quilters! (And non-quilters, too!) Also, she writes the Seaside Knitters
Mystery Series which is set in a coastal town in Massachusetts.
Debra H. Goldstein Goldstein is a judge and author of the Denney Silber Mystery
Series. The series takes place in Michigan, and is set during the 1970s. Denney,
the sleuth, is a student at the University of Michigan.
J. G. Goodhind
Goodhind writes the Honey Driver Mystery Series which features the manager
of a hotel in Bath who is also a liaison with the Bath police.
Gordon, a New York lawyer, writes the Fools' Guild Mystery Series, which is
an historical mystery series. The series features medieval court jesters who
are secret agents...
Nadia Gordon Gordon (a pseudonym for Julianne Balmain) writes the Sunny
McCoskey Napa Valley Mystery Series. Sunny is the chef of an organic
restaurant in the wine country valley.
M. M. Gornell Gornell is new to the world of mystery authors. She has
recently (2008 and 2009) published two
mysteries. Gornell is also a high-fire stoneware potter and avid gardener.
Both of Gosling's series are set in Michigan, one features a sheriff and the
other features a professor and policeman. (On
Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time)
Gough won the prestigious Canadian Arthur Ellis Award for his 1990 mystery
novel Hot Shots.
Ron Goulart Goulart writes mystery, history, science fiction, and fantasy books.
His Groucho Marx Mystery
Series has, as its sleuth, the 1930s Hollywood comedian and actor, Groucho Marx.
Grace Chapel Inn
(aka Tales from Grace Chapel Inn) I have been asked by more
than a few people if I would include a chronological list of all of the
books in this NON mystery series. It is a series which was published by
Guideposts, and follows three sisters who live in Pennsylvania. Alice, Jane,
and Louise run a Bed & Breakfast. This is a series by several Christian
Celina Grace Grace writes the Asharton Manor Mystery Series. This series takes
place at Asharton Manor, an
English estate. The series is a little different in that it is a series of
novella-length books. Another aspect of the series
that makes it different is that all of the mysteries take place in Asharton
Manor during different years. The second
novella takes place twenty years after the first, after WWII, when the manor has
become a home for convalescing.
Grace also writes the British Kate Redman Mystery Series.
(aka Camille Minichino,
Ada Madison, &
Jean Flowers) Grace
writes the Miniature Mystery Series - a series set amidst dollhouses and miniature settings,
featuring Geraldine Porter as its sleuth. As Minichino she writes the
Periodic Table Mystery Series - a series about a physicist/sleuth. Minichino happens to
be a physicist, which comes in pretty handy for her main character! As
Madison, she writes the Sophie Knowles Mystery Series - which features a college mathematics professor/beader/sleuth.
And as Flowers, she writes the Post Office Mystery Series, which features
Postmaster Cassie Miller.
Sue Grafton The
very popular Kinsey Millhone "alphabet" series.
Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time)
Barbara Graham Graham writes the Quilted Mystery Series. This series
features a husband and wife sleuthing team. Theo is the owner of Quilt Shop
and her husband, Tony, is the sheriff of their Tennessee home town's county.
Caroline Graham TV Midsomer Murders series with Inspector Barnaby, of course!
Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time)
Ann Granger One of my favorite mystery series... the Markby & Mitchell Village Whodunit Series....
I absolutely love this series! I still haven't tried Granger's Fran Varaday
series, but I am looking forward to starting it.
Pip Granger Granger, an ex-teacher, writes the Rosie Featherby Mystery Series,
which takes place in postwar London. Rosie is a little girl who has been
deserted by her mum, and is being raised by her Uncle Bert and Aunt Maggie in
their Soho cafe. Granger was nominated for both the Barry Award and the Agatha
Award for Best First Novel.
J. J. Cook & Joyce and Jim Lavene)
Grant writes the Pie in the Sky mysteries, which feature Maggie Grady, the
niece of the owner of a pie shop in North Carolina. Cook writes the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series which takes place in
Tennessee. Stella Griffin, is the current fire chief who gets a little help from
the ex fire chief, Eric Gamlyn - "ex" as in expired!
As Cook, they also write the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck Mystery Series. This
series is sety in Alabama and has, as its sleuth, Zoe Chase, a food truck
chef.The Lavenes have seven cozy mystery series: the Missing Pieces Mystery Series,
the Sheriff Sharyn Howard
Mystery Series, the Peggy Lee Garden Mystery Series, the Renaissance Faire
Mystery Series, the Stock Car Racing Mystery Series, the Pet Psychic
Mystery Series, and the Retired Witches Mystery Series.
Sarah Graves Graves
Home Repair is Homicide Mystery Series and the Lizzie Snow Mystery Series.
Gallagher Gray aka
Gray's series is about a retired personnel manager who "sleuths" with his
octogenarian aunt, living in New York, while Munger's series is based in
North Carolina with an unlicensed private investigator in her 30s. Munger
also writes the Dead Detective Mystery Series, which features a dead
policeman as its sleuth.
Andrew M. Greeley
Not Cozy... Greeley, an alumni of University of Chicago (both M. A.
and Ph.D.) is a priest who presides in Chicago. He has two best selling
mystery series, along with many stand alone best selling novels and
Anna Katherine Green
Green is sometimes referred to as "the mother of the detective novel."
She was an American author of mystery novels. Some people consider her
Amelia Butterworth as the earliest version of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple
and Patricia Wentworth's Miss Silver.
aka J. Suzanne Frank Green writes the Dallas O'Connor
Mystery Series which features a fashion stylist who lives in Texas...
Christine Green Several British series to pick from......
D. M. Greenwood
Clergy woman in London series.....
Greenwood Greenwood is a solicitor in Australia and has
authored books for both children and adults. Her Phryne Fisher series takes
place in the 1920s, in Australia. Greenwood's Corinna Chapman Mystery Series
features the owner of a bakery in Melbourne, Australia.
Simon Beaufort) Gregory writes the
Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Mystery Series and the Thomas Chaloner
Mystery Series. Both are set in Great Britain, one during the 1300s and the
other during the 1600s. As Simon Beaufort, she has teamed with her author
husband (Beau Riffengburgh) to write the Geoffrey Mappestone Mystery Series
set during the 1100s in Great Britain.
Jackie Griffey Griffey writes the Maryvale Mystery Series which is set in
Tennessee and she also has some Stand-Alone mysteries...Griffey's first horror
novel came out in 2008... Griffey also writes the Maggie Murphy Mystery Series
which features a young widowed columnist in Tennessee.
Annie Griffin (aka
Sally Chapman) As Griffin, she writes the Hannah & Kiki
Mystery Series which features two sixty-something year old sisters who live in
California. As Chapman, she writes the Silicon Valley Mystery Series which
features an investigator of computer fraud, also based in California.
aka Kate Borden…….. Writes two series, one
set on a Caribbean Island and the other set in New England.
Grimes writes the really good (British) Richard Jury Mystery
Series, which features police Superintendent Richard Jury & his friend Melrose Plant.
Grimes also pens the Paul Giverney mysteries which take place in New York City's
highly competitive world of publishing.
Terris McMahan Grimes Grimes, an English grad, writes the Theresa Galloway
Mystery Series. This series features, as its sleuth, a married, working mother of two,
and her mother. The first mystery in this series was nominated for the very
prestigious Agatha Award and won the (also very prestigious) Anthony Award for
Best First Novel.
John Grisham Not cozy. A lawyer who decided to stop "lawyering" and follow his passion
for writing, and who evidently was correct to do so!
Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time) (On the
Mystery Writers of America Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time) Grisham
also writes the Theodore Boone series for young adults.
Elissa D. Grodin Originally a journalist,
Elissa D. Grodin moved from journalism into children's books and eventually
adult works. She writes the Edwina Goodman Mystery Series, and has also
written a number of educational children's books. She now lives in
Connecticut with her husband, actor, writer, and former talk show host
Groundwater writes the Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer Mystery Series
which features a
Colorado Springs gift basket shop owner and the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures
Patricia Guiver Guiver writes the Pet Detective Mystery
Series... which features Delilah Doolittle... and with a last name like
that, could it be about a detective for anything other than pets? Her
faithful Doberman Pinscher companion (Watson) helps her track down her
Gunning began her writing career with the Peter Bartholomew Mystery Series,
which is set in a New England coastal area. She
is currently writing historical fiction...
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