Cozy Mystery List
A Guide to Cozy Mystery (and Other Favorite) Books and DVDs

 

Authors beginning with "B""B" is for Jessica Fletcher, or should I say Donald Bain. The Murder, She Wrote mystery books are said to be written by Donald Bain & Jessica Fletcher... hmmm...

An author who I used to read is M. C. Beaton. I started reading her Agatha Raisin books and quickly found that Agatha was one of my favorite characters. She has a very dry sense of humor and isn't particularly nice. I think that she has a way of saying and doing things that we might think are rude or underhanded, but we might also secretly wish we could get by being that blunt... and should I say.... conniving? (I have to admit that I enjoyed the first five, six, or seven novels of the Agatha series more than the later books of the series.) The books are "easy reads," which make them ideal for taking on long airplane flights or vacations that include some time for just relaxing.     

Usually, if I like one series by a particular author, I find that if the author has another series (or in some cases two, three, or even four!) I don't enjoy the other series. It is for that reason that I put off reading M. C. Beaton's other series about a Scottish constable named Hamish Macbeth. Was I ever wrong about my "one author/one series" rule! Hamish Macbeth has overshadowed my love for Agatha Raisin!  If you haven't tried either of the series yet, I would suggest that you start reading your choice of either of the series at the beginning. I think that you might find yourself anticipating each of the next books in the series. I have spent many enjoyable hours with both Hamish and Agatha, and hope that you do, too! 

(As a postscript........  I have included my VERY FAVORITE AUTHOR in this list of books beginning with B........... E. F. Benson.  I must admit, he didn't write cozy mysteries, but he did write COZY!)

Marian Babson   Although born in USA (Salem, Massachusetts), she has lived in England the majority of her life, which is clear to see after reading one of her British cozies.

Kathleen Bacus   A former Iowa State Trooper and investigator for the Iowa Department of Justice, Bacus now writes the Tressa (Calamity) Jayne Turner Mystery Series...

Donald Bain  w/ “Jessica Fletcher” of Murder, She Wrote...  Bain writes the Murder, She Wrote Mystery Series, starring Jessica Fletcher as his sleuth. I think almost everyone knows who Jessica Fletcher is! She's a retired high school teacher who currently writes mystery books, as well as solves a few mysteries along the way. (I don't know why some bookstores insist on putting his "Murder, She Wrote" books in the "F" -  as in Fletcher - section.) Bain also has taken over Margaret Truman's Capital Crime Mystery Series.

Deb Baker    (aka Hannah Reed)   Baker writes two series... the Dolls to Die For and the Gertie Johnson Mystery series, which features a 60s-something sleuth. As Reed she writes the Queen Bee Mystery Series. As Reed she writes the Queen Bee Mystery Series, which features a beekeeper who is the owner of The Wild Clover Market. Reed also writes the Scottish Highlands Mystery Series. This series features Eden Elliott, a recently single author in the Highland.

S. H. Baker   Baker, a civil engineer with her Master's degree, writes the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series which takes place during the 1920s in Louisiana. (Baker also writes romance novels as Sarah Storme.)

Tace Baker   (aka Edith Maxwell)   Baker writes the Speaking of Mystery Mystery Series which is set in a small college town in New England, and features a Quaker linguistics professor. As Maxwell she writes the Local Foods Mystery Series. This series is set in Massachusetts, and features Cam Flaherty, an organic farmer.

David Baldacci   Not Cozy....  Not only is he a best selling author of books for adults, but now he has a series for children, which looks phenomenal. My children are now grown up, but these Freddy and the French Fries books would have definitely been the types of books they would have "devoured." How can a series with a main character named Freddy T. Funkhouser not be a fun read!

Patrick Balester   Having enjoyed hiking in Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge and having a childhood buddy who later became a law enforcement agent set the path for Balester to write his Greg Parnell Mystery Series, featuring a Fish & Wildlife agent...

Donna Ball   Donna has been writing books for over twenty years, using five different pseudonyms. It is no wonder that she is currently writing a series about an ex-tracker and her Golden Retriever... Donna is a volunteer of her local humane shelter, Therapy Dogs International, and the Canine Companions for Independence, as well as different animal rescue groups. She is also an active member of her local Friends of the Library. Books and Dogs! What a great combination for a dog-lover's mystery series!

Mignon F. Ballard    One of Ballard's series features a guardian angel... Augusta Goodnight. Ballard also writes the Miss Dimple Mystery Series which is set during WW II in Georgia, and features an elementary school teacher/sleuth.

Sandra Balzo    Balzo writes the Maggie Thorsen Mystery Series which features the owner of a coffee shop in Wisconsin and the Main Street Mystery Series - which takes place in North Carolina and features a reporter,

Carolyn Banks   Banks, a competitive equestrian, writes the She Rides, He Doesn't Mystery Series set in the horse-loving world. Robin Vaughan (the protagonist) must sleuth with the same degree of precision and obedience as the horses have to have in the competitions... in order to solve her mysteries...

Jo Bannister  Several British series to pick from...

Maggie Barbieri   Barbieri writes the Murder 101 Mystery Series which has, as its sleuth, an English Professor at a small New York City college...

Robert Barnard  British Police Procedural, an Agatha Award Winner....

Linda Barnes  Two series to pick from: one with an actor/detective and the other with a redhead, 6'1" female Boston private eye...

Aileen G. Baron   Baron, with her Ph.D. in archaeology / anthropology, taught in the department of anthropology at California State University (Fullerton) and spent many years as a field
archaeologist. Baron's Lily Sampson Mystery Series is set in the early/mid 1900s and has, as its sleuth, an archaeology graduate student.

Nevada Barr  Barr started out as an actress, but found she loved working in national parks, which led to her series about a park ranger... 

Lorna Barrett   aka L. L. Bartlett & Lorraine Bartlett   As Barrett she writes the Booktown Mystery Series which is a  cozy mystery series that involves the owner of the Haven't Got A Clue bookstore, and as L.L. Bartlett she writes a series based on a mugging victim who now has a sixth sense for solving crimes.  As Lorraine Bartlett writes the Victoria Square Mystery Series, which follows a young widow who is a member of an artisan's co-op. She also writes the Lotus Bay Mystery Series as Lorraine Bartlett.

Ella Barrick   (aka Lila Dare & Laura DiSilverio)     Barrick, an ex-college English teacher (Air Force Academy), writes the Ballroom Dance Mystery Series. Stacy Graysin, the sleuth is the co-owner of a ballroom dance studio in Alexandria, Virginia. As DiSilverio, she writes the Charlie Swift Mystery Series - which features a former Air Force intelligence officer who lives in Colorado. DiSilverio also writes the Mall Cop Mystery Series - which features a security officer at a mall in Virginia and the Readaholics Book Club Mystery Series, set in Colorado. As Lila Dare, she writes the Southern Beauty Shop Mystery.

Christy Barritt   Barritt writes the Squeaky Clean Mystery Series which features the owner of a very unusual business: a crime scene cleaning service. The amateur sleuth almost completed her college degree in forensic science, which comes in very handy while being able to get a first hand view of the evidence!

Stephanie Barron     aka Francine Mathews…. Barron writes a series with Jane Austen as the heroine/sleuth.

L. L. Bartlett aka Lorna Barrett & Lorraine Bartlett   If you're looking for a new author to try... look no farther. Bartlett writes a series featuring a mugging victim who possesses sixth sense gifts. As Barrett, she writes a cozy series that even includes a cat named Miss Marple! Lorraine Bartlett writes the Victoria Square Mystery Series, which follows a young widow who is a member of an artisan's co-op. She also writes the Lotus Bay Mystery Series as Lorraine Bartlett. As Barrett, she writes the Booktown Mystery Series which is a  cozy mystery series that involves the owner of the Haven't Got A Clue bookstore. 

Lorraine Bartlett  aka L. L. Bartlett & Lorna Barrett   Lorraine Bartlett writes the Victoria Square Mystery Series, which follows a young widow who is a member of an artisan's co-op. She also writes the Lotus Bay Mystery Series as Lorraine Bartlett. As Barrett, she writes the Booktown Mystery Series which is a  cozy mystery series that involves the owner of the Haven't Got A Clue bookstore, and as L. L. Bartlett she writes a series based on a mugging victim who now has a sixth sense for solving crimes.

D. B. Barton   Barton writes The Singing Sleuth Mystery Series. If you're thinking about going on a cruise... you just might want to take along one of her cozies, which are set on cruise ships!

Patricia Batta   Batta has worked as an elementary school teacher, as well as a (document) librarian. She writes the Marge Christensen Mystery Series...

George Baxt  Celebrity Sleuth Mysteries...

Cynthia Baxter  A series for both dog and cat lovers...... (As Cynthia Blair she writes a mystery series for young adults.)

M. C. Beaton   aka Marion Chesney Very Cozy!  I follow both of her series, preferring Hamish Macbeth, yet loving her earlier Agatha Raisin books.

Simon Beaufort   Beaufort is the writing husband and wife team of Beau Riffengburgh and Susanna Gregory. They write the Geoffrey Mappestone Mystery Series which is set during the 1100s in Great Britain.  Susanna Gregory writes the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew Mystery Series and the Thomas Chaloner Mystery Series, both of which are set in Great Britain, one during the 1300s and the other during the 1600s.

Carrie Bebris    Bebris has an MA in English Lit, has been an editor, freelance writer, and college instructor. Her Mr. and Mrs. Darcy series features the two main characters from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Jessica Beck   (aka Elizabeth Bright, Casey Mayes, Melissa Glazer, Chris Cavender, Tim Myers, & D.B. Morgan) Beck writes the Donut Shop Mystery Series which features the owner of a doughnut coffee shop in North Carolina. Her sleuth not only loves coming up with the doughnut recipes that are included in the mystery books, but also loves coming up with solutions to crimes! Beck also writes the Classic Diner Mystery Series which takes place in North Carolina, where the main sleuth runs The Charming Moose Diner. Mayes writes the Math Puzzle Mystery Series. As Myers, there are four series: Lighthouse Inn Mystery Series, Slow Cooker Mystery Series, Soapmaking Mystery Series, and Candlemaking Mystery Series. As Elizabeth Bright, we have the Card Making Mystery Series, and as Chris Cavender, the Pizza Mystery Series. The Clay & Crime Cozy Mystery Series is written by Glazer. (D.B. Morgan's mysteries are not Cozy.)

K. K. Beck  Her series include one revolving around a flapper and the other involving a lounge singer...

Mike Befeler   Befeler, with his Stanford Bachelor's and his UCLA Master’s, writes the Paul Jacobson Geezer-Lit Mystery Series. His main sleuth is an octogenarian who simply insists on never growing old.

Nancy Bell    Biggie Weatherford Series...  It's nice to have a grandmother-age sleuth! (Also, the Judge Jackson Crain Mystery series...)

Josie Belle   (aka Jenn McKinlay & Lucy Lawrence) Belle writes the Good Buy Girls Mystery Series. The Good Buy Girls are a group of women who are very adept at finding bargains. As McKinlay she writes the very popular Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series, Hat Shop Mystery Series, and the Library Lover's Mystery Series. As Lawrence she writes the Decoupage Mystery Series.

C.A. Belmond   Belmond writes the Penny Nichols Mystery Series. Penny is an American heiress in Europe who travels through England with her (distant) cousin, Jeremy, a British barrister.

C. C. Benison    aka Doug Whiteway   Benison is a Canadian journalist and author who has created a mystery series (Her Majesty Investigates) that features Jane Bee, a Canadian housemaid who solves crimes... with the Queen's help, no less!

Carol Lea Benjamin  Dog Trainer Sleuth (Rachel Alexander Mystery series)

Jenna Bennett   (aka Jennie Bentley & Bente Gallagher) As Bennett, 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. 

Ron & Janet Benrey   The Benreys write three very cozy mystery series, one set in England, one in Maryland, and the other in Glory, North Carolina.

E. F. Benson   Although these are not mysteries, I would have to say that this series is by far my absolute favorite sequence of books, and I have read many! They are about the everyday "goings on" in quaint  British villages of yesteryear. If you are lucky enough to find these books, by all means try them! They are wonderful books that highlight the hierarchal struggles in small towns, struggles between friends to achieve and maintain the "Alpha-dog" status. They are truly delightful books that will make you smile, grin, chuckle, ponder, and laugh out loud. Having been written in the early 1920s to late 1930s, they are a bit dated in some areas.

Jennie Bentley  (aka Jenna Bennett & Bente Gallagher)  Bentley pens the Do It Yourself Mystery Series and gets her inspiration from the professional house renovations she has done. As Jenna Bennett & Bente 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.

Laurien Berenson    Special Ed Teacher Sleuth.....

Carole Berry   One of this site's viewers recommended Carole Berry's Bonnie Indermill Mystery series, and I am adding her to my list (after looking at Amazon's reviews, but before actually having had the time to read one of her novels.) She looks like an author cozy mystery readers might really enjoy!

Linda Berry    Berry writes the Trudy Roundtree Mystery Series which takes place in a small Georgian town where the main character is hired into an all-male police department.

John L. Betcher   Betcher, a lawyer and youth volleyball coach, writes the James Becker Mystery Series. The series features a former military intelligence operative and his wife, a former CIA code-cracker...

Cordelia Frances Biddle  Biddle is half of the Nero Blanc writing duo, the other half being her husband, Steve Zettler. Biddle writes the Martha Beale Mystery Series. Martha is a mid 1800s sleuth in Philadelphia...

Maeve Binchy  Not cozy mysteries... I read one of her novels and really enjoyed it...

Ruth Birmingham (aka Walter Sorrells & Lynn Abercrombie) Sorrells is an Edgar Award winning author who writes suspense novels for both adults and young adults. He is an expert in the martial arts and is a bladesmith of modern swords.

Claudia Bishop (aka Mary Stanton) Bishop's very popular Hemlock Falls Mystery Series was a great beginning, and was followed by her popular Casebook of Dr. McKenzie Mystery Series. What a treat to find out that in 2008 Stanton/Bishop began the paranormal Beaufort & Company Mystery Series!

Maggie Bishop    Bishop has her MBA and writes the Appalachian Adventure Mystery Series. This series features Jemma Chase, family member of the owners of a North Carolina guest ranch, who happens to have some amazing carpentry (and sleuthing) skills.

Joan Blacher   Blacher, a psychotherapist and ex-university professor/counselor, writes the Ardis Jensen Mystery Series. Blacher and Ardis have a common professional background. Ardis is a university counselor who previously was a forensic psychologist.

Veronica Black   Her Sister Joan series  is set in Cornwall........

Terri Blackstock Blackstock is an award winning Christian author (New York Time's best seller!) She blends her love for suspense into her mystery and thriller novels.

Juliet Blackwell  (aka Hailey Lind)  Blackwell writes the Witchcraft Mystery Series and the Mel Turner Historic Home Renovation Mystery Series... As Lind (a sister writing duo) she co-writes the Art Lover's Mystery Series...

Annette Blair   Blair is a best selling author of historical romances, writing both the Accidental Witch and the Triplet Witches series, which are humorous contemporary romance novels. She has recently (2009) started writing the Vintage Magic Mystery Series...

Heather Blake   (aka Heather Webber)  Blake writes the Wishcraft Mystery Series which features Darcy Merriweather, a witch who can grant wishes. Darcy is accompanied by her dog - Missy (Miss Demeanor). She also writes the Magic Potion Mysteries which take place in Alabama and feature a sleuth who owns the Little Shop of Potions. Webber she writes both the Lucy Valentine Mystery Series and the Nina Quinn Mystery Series.

Nicholas Blake    Blake started out as a poet, and only started writing his Nigel Strangeways mystery series so that he could “support” his poetry writing. (He was also a professor of poetry at Oxford.) (On the Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time)

Nero Blanc  Wife & husband writing team: Cordelia Frances Biddle & Steve Zettler.....  Nero=black in Italian, Blanc=white in French

Jerry Bledsoe   True Crime...  Terrific books, but definitely don't qualify as cozy!

Miranda Bliss    (aka Casey Daniels & Kylie Logan) Bliss/Daniels/Logan has a degree in English, has taught writing, and has worked in the field of journalism. As Bliss, she writes a cozy culinary mystery series about two women who aren't at all gifted in the culinary skills. Luckily, one of them has a man in her life who is a chef! As Daniels, she writes the Pepper Martin Mystery Series which features a sleuth who conducts tours in cemeteries and gets help from a mob boss who has been dead for thirty years. As Logan, she writes the Button Box Mystery Series which is set in a button shop and features the owner of said shop. She also writes the League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series, which features a B & B owner, a cat lover, and a winery owner - all book club members. She also writes the Chili Cook-Off mysteries.

Barbara Block    aka Isis Crawford... As Block, she writes the Robin Light series..... which takes place in and out of the pet store her main character owns. As Crawford, she writes a series about a couple os sisters who own and operate a catering and bakeshop establishment.

Lawrence Block   aka Paul Kavanagh    Block's Bernie Rhodenbarr series is very popular, as are his other series. Lucky for us that he writes several series, both as Block and Kavanagh!

Janet Bolin   Bolin writes the Threadville Mystery Series which is set on Lake Erie, in Pennsylvania. The village is a place where people who enjoy all sorts of arts and crafts congregate. Quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery are the reason the town (Elderberry Bay) has taken on the "Threadville" nickname. Unfortunately, more sinister things take place in this Pennsylvania than just the arts and crafts have to offer...

Janie Bolitho   Bolitho writes the Rose Trevelyan Mystery Series which takes place in the beautiful Cornish countryside, and features an artist/sleuth. She also writes the Ian Roper Mystery Series which features a chief inspector...

Michael Bond   Some may recognize him from his Paddington Bear series for children....

Stephanie Bond   Bond (an ex-computer programmer with an MBA) characterizes her Body Movers Mystery Series as: "sexy mysteries" >>> The mysteries are set in Atlanta, Georgia. Bond also writes the Voodoo Mystery Series which features the owner of a health food store in Louisiana.

Stephen Booth   Booth worked as a journalist for years before becoming a full-time author of the Cooper & Fry Mystery Series (not cozy)... AND he is an expert of ... goats! The Cooper & Fry Series has garnered (what seems to me!) almost every award given to mysteries...

Kate Borden   aka Kate Grilley……Writes two series, one set in New England and the other set on a Caribbean Island.

Lisa Bork   Bork, who has her Bachelor's in English and her MBA in marketing, writes the Broken Vows Mystery Series. The sleuth is a sports car boutique owner who accidentally finds crimes to solve...

J. S. Borthwick   Sarah Deane series... a graduate student on a campus in beautiful Maine...

D. B. Borton  (aka Della Borton)   Borton is a pseudonym for Lynette Carpenter, a professor of English. Her Cat Caliban mystery series features a 60s something sleuth. As Della, she writes the Movie Lovers' mystery series.

Melissa Bourbon   (aka Misa Ramirez)  Bourbon is a full time writer, having left her job as a full time teacher. As Bourbon, she writes the Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series - which features a boutique owner/fashion designer who gets help solving her mysteries from beyond the grave. As Ramirez, she writes the Lola Cruz Mystery Series, which features a private investigator in Sacramento.

Gail Bowen   Bowen is a professor of English in Canada, so it is no wonder that her Joanne Kilbourn Mystery Series features a professor in Canada. Several of her novels have been made into television movies in Canada!

Rhys Bowen   Bowen has three bestselling series. The Evan Evans Mystery Series features a mild-mannered village constable. The Molly Murphy Mystery Series has a sleuth who is a very opinionated immigrant in early 20th century in New York. Bowen's third series is the Royal Spyness Mystery Series which is set in the 1930s, and  features a flat-broke daughter of a duke..... who is 34th in line for the throne!

Allen B. Boyer   Boyer is the author of the Bess Bullock Retirement Home Mystery Series. This series features an octogenarian who has retired from her town's police force. She is currently living in Honey Hills Retirement Home, and solving mysteries - from small to large.

Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey)   Bradford writes the Amish Mystery Series, which features a Claire Weatherly, the owner of an Amish Specialty shop in Heavenly, Pennsylvania. Bradford also writes the Jenkins & Burns Mystery Series which feature a journalist/sleuth and a police detective in New Jersey. As Casey, she writes the Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series...

Alan Bradley   Bradley's first book in his Flavia de Luce Mystery Series won the Agatha Award (among many others) in 2009. Don't forget that the Agatha Award is the most Cozy of Cozy Mystery books' awards!

Laura Bradley  Bradley writes a series about a hair stylist who has a head for solving mysteries.

Phyllice Bradner & Morgan St. James    These sister novelists write the Silver Sisters Mystery series which features two "curvy" sister sleuths. With names like Goldie Silver and Godiva Olivia Dubois, how can they not be a zany duo?!?

Jacklyn Brady   (aka Sherry Lewis) Brady writes the Piece of Cake Mystery Series, which features a pastry chef in New Orleans. As Lewis, she writes the Senior Sleuth Fred Vickery Mystery Series which features a retiree who enjoys sleuthing.

Christianna Brand   Brand wrote a series of seven mystery novels featuring Inspector Cockrill. She also wrote children’s novels….. one of which was the basis for the Nanny McPhee movie starring Emma Thompson. (On the Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time)

Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S.Stuckart) Brandon, with her degree in Journalism, writes the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series.
This series follows its Texan sleuth as she inherits a Brooklyn bookshop, and her cat, Hamlet, as they solve mysteries. As Stuckart, she writes the Leonardo da Vinci Historical Mystery Series. The series features Dino, da Vinci's apprentice, and is set in the late 1400s.

Lilian Jackson Braun   The Cat Who ***** series... (I wrote this entry about Lilian Jackson Braun which elicited many responses/comments.)

Simon Brett   Three English series to pick from: Fethering Mystery Series, Melita Pargeter Mystery Series, and Charles Paris Mystery Series. (I really like the Melita Pargeter series AND the Fethering Mystery Series, and am looking forward to reading the Charles Paris series.) (On the Crime Writers' Association Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time)

Barbara Bretton    Although Bretton may be better known for her romance novels, she is now writing the Chloe Hobbs' Paranormal Mystery Series which takes place in Sugar Maple, Vermont. Chloe is half sorceress, half human.

Elizabeth Bright   (aka Tim Myers, Melissa Glazer, & Chris Cavender, Casey Mayes, Jessica Beck, & D.B. Morgan)  Bright writes the Card Making Mystery Series. As Myers, we have four series: Lighthouse Inn Mystery Series, Slow Cooker Mystery Series, Soapmaking Mystery Series, and Candlemaking Mystery Series. As Chris Cavender, there is the Pizza Mystery Series, as Glazer, the Clay & Crime Cozy Mystery Series. As Mayes, we have the Math Puzzle 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.)  

Emily Brightwell   Mrs. Jeffries series: English Victorian housekeeper working for inspector...

Frances Brody   Brody writes the Kate Shackleton Mystery Series. Kate is a sleuth in a British village with a mill. Her husband is an MIA (missing in action) from WWI. This historical series is a British series which has been likened to Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobb's Mystery Series.)

Grace Brophy    Brophy worked as a systems engineer as well as teaching university-level literature and writing before penning her Commissario Cenni Investigation Mystery Series...

Barry S. Brown   Brown, a clinical psychologist, writes the Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street Mystery Series. Sherlock Homes and Dr. Watson aren't the only sleuths at 221-B Baker Street...

Duffy Brown   Brown is an USA Today bestselling author for her romance novels (as Dianne Castell). As Brown she writes the
Consignment Shop Mystery Series, which features Reagan Summerside, the owner of Prissy Fox Consignment Shop. Brown also writes the Cycle Path Mystery Series, which takes place on beautiful Mackinac Island, and features Evie Bloomfield. Evie not only sleuths, she also works at a bike shop.

Lizbie Brown    Brown taught English before deciding to write the Elizabeth Blair Mystery Series, which is set in Bath, England... where Brown resides. As the names of her novels suggest (Broken Star, Turkey Tracks, Double Wedding Ring, among others), this is a quilting-themed mystery series...

Rita Mae Brown   You can pick between a young postmistress who owns a cat & dog (Mrs. Murphy series), or an older Master of the Fox Hunt (Foxhunting Mystery Series), both set in Virginia. Brown also writes the Mags & Baxter Mystery Series which is set in Nevada, and features a Wirehaired Dachshund side-kick.

Virginia Brown   Brown writes the Dixie Divas Mystery Series. The sleuths in this series are twelve middle-aged women who call themselves "Dixie Divas". Brown also writes the Blue Suede Mystery Series, which features Harley Jean Davidson, a Memphis tour guide.

Jill Conner Browne   Not Mysteries......  the Sweet Potato Queen books....

Maggie Bruce  aka Marilyn Wallace.....Bruce writes a mystery series that features "gourd crafting."

Kate Bryan   Bryan writes the Maggie Maguire Mystery Series which features Maggie and her cousin Grady as the sleuths. Grady is an unusual sleuth, being Maggie's pickpocket cousin...

Mollie Cox Bryan    Bryan is the author of the Cumberland Creek Mystery Series. This series revolves around a scrapbooking sleuth who also cooks. Bryan is also the author of both "Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies" & "Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook".

Edna Buchanan  Not cozies, but I like these mysteries a lot. Buchanan won a Pulitzer Prize in '86...

Marie Buchanan     aka Clare Curzon, Eileen-Marie Duell Buchanan, Rhona Petrie... That's a lot of pseudonyms/names for a Vedy British author of Vedy many series...

Fiona Buckley   Historical Mysteries set in England... A Lady in Waiting in Queen Elizabeth I's court.

Leslie Budewitz    Budewitz writes the Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series which take place in a Montana lake resort village. She also writes the Seattle Spice Shop Mystery Series. As a practicing lawyer (as well as a fiction author), Budewitz has written a book to help non-lawyer mystery authors be accurate about the law.

Luisa Buehler   Buehler writes the Grace Marsden Mystery Series which features a woman with obsessive/compulsive disorders who solves cold case mysteries...

D. W. Buffa   Not Cozy... Courtroom/Legal

Carole Buggé     Buggé writes both the Claire Rawlings Mystery Series and the Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series...

Lynn Bulock  Bulock pens the Steeple Hill Cafe mysteries. I have not read them yet, but from what I could find, it is a mystery series with a Christian theme.

Lucy Burdette   (aka Roberta Isleib)  As Lucy Burdette, she writes the Key West Food Critic Mystery Series. This series features Hayley Snow, a food critic for a magazine in Key West, Florida.  As Isleib, she writes two mystery series, one about a professional golfer and her second series is about a psychologist/advice columnist. She has been nominated for both of the prestigious Agatha and Anthony mystery awards. Isleib is a clinical psychologist, as well as a Cozy Mystery author.

Joyce Burditt    Writer & producer on TV series:  Diagnosis: Murder, Perry Mason, Matlock, Father Dowling Mysteries...

Barbara Burgess & Blanche Day Manos   Barbara Burgess (a retired trial court administrator) and Blanche Day Manos (an ex-teacher) co-author the Darcy / Flora Mystery Series. This series features a daughter/mother sleuth team in a friendly and small town in Oklahoma.

James Lee Burke   Not Cozy...  Police Procedural

Jan Burke   Irene Kelly series....

W. J. Burley   aka William John Burley   Burley wrote the highly successful Inspector Wycliffe Mystery Series...

Nancy Bush  (aka Nancy Kelly & Natalie Bishop)  Bush writes the Jane Kelly Mystery Series which not only features Jane, but her Pug, The Binkster (aka Binks and Binkster)...

Ellen Byerrum   Crime of Fashion Series...

Back to "A" Authors *****          ***** "C" Authors



Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Rita Mae Brown
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Dirty Deeds by Jenna Bennett (aka Jennie Bentley & Bente Gallagher)
Dirty Deeds

A Crafty Christmas by Mollie Cox Bryan
A Crafty Christmas

One Potion in the Grave by Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber)
One Potion in the Grave

Death of a Blue Blood by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
Death of a Blue Blood

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmasm by Stephanie Barron (aka Francine Mathews)
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas

A Haunting is Brewing by Juliet Blackwell (aka Hailey Lind)
A Haunting is Brewing
(novella)

Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web by Michael Bond
Monsieur Pamplemousse and the Tangled Web

Bad Bites by Jessica Beck (aka Elizabeth Bright, Casey Mayes, Melissa Glazer, Chris Cavender, Tim Myers, & D.B. Morgan)
Bad Bites

The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
The Blood of an Englishman

Marked Down for Murder by Josie Belle (aka Jenn McKinlay & Lucy Lawrence)
Marked Down for Murder

Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady (aka Sherry Lewis)
Rebel Without a Cake

Hit and Run by Sandra Balzo
Hit and Run

Literally Murder by Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart)
Literally Murder

The Cinderella Killer by Simon Brett
The Cinderella Killer

Desperate Measures by Christy Barritt
Desperate Measures

Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
Queen of Hearts

Death of a Dog Whisperer by Laurien Berenson
Death of a Dog Whisperer

Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett (aka Lorraine Bartlett & L.L. Bartlett)
Book Clubbed

A Vision in Velvet by Juliet Blackwell (aka Hailey Lind)
A Vision in Velvet

Lemony Larceny by Jessica Beck (aka Elizabeth Bright, Casey Mayes, Melissa Glazer, Chris Cavender, & Tim Myers)
Lemony Larceny

Blotto, Twinks and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Simon Brett
Blotto, Twinks and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz
Crime Rib

Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder by Donald Bain
Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder

Night of the Living Thread by Janet Bolin
Night of the Living Thread

Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown
Nine Lives to Die

The Goodbye Witch by Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber)
The Goodbye Witch

Scrappy Summer by Mollie Cox Bryan
Scrappy Summer
(Novella)

Aloha Betrayed by Donald Bain & "Jessica Fletcher"
Aloha Betrayed

A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon (aka Misa Ramirez)
A Killing Notion

Custard Time by Jessica Beck (aka Elizabeth Bright, Melissa Glazer, Chris Cavender, Casey Mayes, Tim Myers, & D.B. Morgan)
Custard Time

Emily Brightwell: Mrs. Jeffries Pleads the Fifth (This is an omibus containing books 13, 14, & 15.)
Mrs. Jeffries Pleads the Fifth
(This is an omibus containing books 13, 14, & 15.)

Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr
Destroyer Angel

City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen
City of Darkness and Light

Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown
Pearls and Poison

Shunned and Dangerous by Laura Bradford (aka Elizabeth Lynn Casey)
Shunned and Dangerous

Care Homes are Murder by Mike Befeler
Care Homes are Murder

Whispers in Winter by Allen B. Boyer
Whispers in Winter

A Burned Out Baker by Jessica Beck (aka Elizabeth Bright, Casey Mayes, Melissa Glazer, Chris Cavender, & Tim Myers)
A Burned Out Baker

A Traitor's Tears by Fiona Buckley
A Traitor's Tears

Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton (aka Marion Chesney)
Death of a Policeman

Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble by Mignon F. Ballard
Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble

The Strangling on the Stage by Simon Brett
The Strangling on the Stage

Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette (aka Robert Isleib)
Murder with Ganache

Death of an Irish Diva by Mollie Cox Bryan
Death of an Irish Diva

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Double Dog Dare by Donna Ball
Double Dog Dare

Home for the Haunting by Juliet Blackwell (aka Hailey Lind)
Home for the Haunting

Home for the Homicide by Jenny Bentley (aka Jenna Bennett & Bente Gallagher)
Home for the Homicide

A Potion To Die For by Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber)
A Potion To Die For

Murder on a Summer's Day by Frances Brody
Murder on a Summer's Day

Mrs. Hudson in the Ring by Barry S. Brown
Mrs. Hudson in the Ring

Words with Fiends by Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart)
Words with Fiends

Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen by Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen

A Jam of a Different Color by Ron and Janet Benrey
A Jam of a Different Color

Murder on the Orient Espresso by Sandra Balzo
Murder on the Orient Espresso