British Mystery Series that Have Been Published in the Last 20 Years:

Gen asked:

I’d like to be able to access some modern writers who fit this genre. I quite like Beaton’s Agatha Raisin and Simon Brett’s Fethering series. As a previous poster asked, do you have a list of writers who have published in the last 20 years?

My Answer:

No, Gen, I don’t. That certainly would make a great theme on the Cozy Mystery site…

Thanks>>> I’ll soon write an entry…

So, here is a list of British Theme mystery authors from the Cozy Mystery site who have been published (at least) since 1990:

Catherine Aird
Susan Wittig Albert
Bruce Alexander
Margot Arnold
Nancy Atherton
Marian Babson
Jo Bannister
Robert Barnard
Stephanie Barron
M. C. Beaton
Carrie Bebris
C. C. Benison
Ron & Janet Benrey
Veronica Black
Janie Bolitho
Rhys Bowen
Simon Brett
Emily Brightwell
Barry S. Brown
Fiona Buckley
Dorothy Cannell
Sarah Caudwell
Kate Charles  
Marion Chesney
P. F. Chisholm 
Anna Clarke 
Ann Cleeves
Natasha Cooper
Hamilton Crane  
Deborah Crombie
Clare Curzon 
Jeanne M. Dams
Dicey Deere
Colin Dexter
Sarah Dunant  
Elizabeth J. Duncan
Carola Dunn
Kate Ellis
Kathy Lynn Emerson
Olive Etchells
Ann C. Fallon
Anthea Fraser
Antonia Fraser
Margaret Frazer
Frances Fyfield
Ashley Gardner
Jonathan Gash
Elizabeth George
Bartholomew Gill
Paula Gosling
Caroline Graham
Ann Granger
D. M. Greenwood
Martha Grimes
Karen Harper
Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Patricia Harwin
S. T. Haymon
Kaye C Hill
Reginald Hill
Teri Holbrook
Hazel Holt
P. D. James
Julie Kaewert
Diana Killian
Laurie R. King
Peter King
Kate Kingsbury
Janet Laurence
John le Carré
Gillian Linscott
Marianne Macdonald
Edward Marston
Sarah J. Mason
Jill McGown
Gilbert Morris
John Mortimer
Patricia Moyes
Amy Myers
Janet Neel
Robin Paige
Anne Perry
Elizabeth Peters
Ann Purser
Sheila Radley
Ruth Rendell
Phil Rickman
David Roberts
Peter Robinson
Kate Ross
Betty Rowlands
Catherine Shaw
John Sherwood
Dorothy Simpson
Veronica Stallwood
Rosemary Stevens
Ann Summerville
Alison G. Taylor
Graham Thomas
Charles Todd
Rebecca Tope
Peter Tremayne
Jill Paton Walsh
Minette Walters
Patricia Wentworth
R. D. Wingfield
Jacqueline Winspear
Patricia Wynn

Yikes!  It looks like you are in luck, Gen! There are A LOT of authors with British mystery series who have been published during the last twenty years. (I should have just made a list of British mystery series that haven’t been published in the past twenty years!)

Also, I just want to point out that to find the chronological list of these authors’ books, all you need to do is put the name in the “Site Search” box near the top left of each page on the blog, and the first result seems to be pretty invariably the page on the site that lists the books. 

If, however, you want a list of all of the British mystery series on the Cozy Mystery site, then click on this link to take you to the Theme page.


  1. Marie says

    Thanks, Danna! I’ve read several of the authors in your list (and loved them–Bruce Alexander being a standout IMO). Now I have lots more authors to try.

    • Pat says

      Have you read Emma Jameson? Three books so far: Ice Blue, Blue Murder and Something Blue. One in the works called Black and Blue. I really liked them.

  2. says

    What a wonderful list, most of them familiar and ones I’ve read and enjoyed. I’ve just got Mortimer’s Omnibus I and will get the other two when I finish.
    Interesting site :-)

  3. Debra says

    Thank you for compiling this. Now I can add some new authors to my “to read” list for the long, dark winter ahead!
    Great site!

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