Authors Who Are Similar to Jacqueline Winspear

Here is the second author who Diana would like to find authors who are similar:

I’m hoping you’ll be willing to give me a suggestion or two – I especially love Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs) and Carola Dunn (Daisy Dalrymple).  Based on loving those, do you have any specific author suggestions?

Authors Who Are Similar to Jacqueline Winspear:

Rhys Bowen: Molly Murphy Mystery Series

Frances Brody: Kate Shakleton Mystery Series

Dianne Day: Fremont Jones Mystery Series

Carola Dunn: Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Series

Kerry Greenwood: Phryne Fisher Mystery Series

Laurie R. King: Mary Russell Mystery Series

Louise Penny: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery Series

Anne Perry: Thomas & Charlotte Pitt Mystery Series AND William Monk Mystery Sereis

Elizabeth Peters: Amelia Peabody Mystery Series

Deanna Raybourn: Lady Julia Grey Mystery Series

Victoria Thompson: Gaslight Mystery Series

Charles Todd: Ian Rudlege Mystery Series

Charles Todd: Bess Crawford Mystery Series

Please post your recommendations of authors who are similar to Jacqueline Winspear, and I will add them to the list.

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  1. Susan says

    Kerry Greenwood’s ‘Phryne Fisher’ and to a certain extent Lou Jane Temple’s ‘Recipe Box’ books.

  2. Lucy says

    Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher series is set between the wars, like Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs

  3. Lucy says

    Here’s a theme – don’t think you’ve covered it – sleuths who are orphans, or who have a mystery or secret in their parentage….Kinsey Milhone (Sue Grafton), Lena Jones (Betty Web) are two….

  4. Danna - cozy mystery list says

    Jacki, Susan, & Lucy: I am going right now to add Kerry Greenwood to the Authors Similar to Jacqueline Winspear right now. Thanks to all three of you!

    • Molly says

      Adding Kerry Greenwood to my long list of “cosy mysteries.” I am a HUGE fan of Jacqueline Windspear & have just finished the last of her last book. How shall I carry on??? :-) Thank you for all these names I have never heard of before. I have two wonderful libraries I can use in my area.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Thanks to you, Vickie, I just added Dianne Day to the Authors Similar to Jacqueline Winspear list.

  5. june says

    Could you provide a list of authors similar to louise penny and debra crombie. I enjoy the village scene however with a little more intense story than most cozy mysteries.

    thank you

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      I have added both Deborah Crombie and Louise Penny to my list of things to do, June. But, I am not sure when they will get done, as the list of authors to “Authors Who Are Similar to” is getting to be very long…

  6. Susan says

    June, you might like Anne Purser’s ‘Lois Meade’ mysteries. Lois cleans houses in neighbouring villages and occasionally assists the local police at the same time.
    They are not really violent, or profane, but are a little more modern / intense than most cozies.

  7. Romie says

    Thank you so much for these authors. I adore the Maisie Dobbs series and the new book isn’t out until March 2012. This list will keep me busy til then :). Thanks again for keeping a mother for 2 sane :).

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Romie, I sure hope you find one or two authors on the list who you enjoy as much as you do Jacqueline Winspear.

  8. Deirdre says

    I want to point out a second series by Charles Todd (a mother-son writing team) with a female sleuth/protagonist called Bess Crawford. The period is the same as that of the Ian Rutledge series: WWI and just after. So far it includes three titles: 1. A Duty to the Dead, 2. An Impartial Witness and 3. A Bitter Truth.

  9. kathleen says

    thanks for the authors. while waiting for the next winspear or todd book to come out I am reading Penny and I like her books. I like starting a series and continuing until I finish

    it is nice when you find someone you like and has been writing for some time, it gives you a treasure trove of reading.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Kathleen, I know what you mean about having a favorite author, or two. It’s especially nice if you discover them after they are established, so there are lots of books in your TBR pile.

  10. says

    How about Frances Brody and her Kate Shackleton series – four titles in print so far (and a fifth due out in October 2013?) Set in the 1920s, Kate Shackleton’s husband was declared missing in 1918 and her search for information about her husbands disappearance leads her into investigating for others.

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