About a week ago I received a note from a site reader who asked:
“Could you make a list of paranomal cozies, cozies with witches, occult, vampires & such?”
I had already started a skeleton of a list which included some different supernatural themes, and thought: What better time to be making a theme with werewolves, vampires, “& such” than right before Halloween…. So here goes!
P. J. Alderman: Port Chatham Mystery Series… Jordan Marsh owns a haunted house on the west coast of USA.
Nancy Atherton: Aunt Dimity Mystery Series… Aunt Dimity simply insists on staying around after Lori inherits her Cotswold cottage.
Mignon F. Ballard: Augusta Goodnight Mystery Series… Augusta Goodnight is a guardian angel who helps solve mysteries… (I wasn’t sure if I should put Augusta in this category but decided to go ahead and include her, she is a guardian angel.)
Juliet Blackwell: Haunted Home Renovation Mystery Series… Melanie (Mel) Turner renovates historic houses in California.
Annette Blair: Vintage Magic Mystery Series… Maddie Cutler returns home to not only open a vintage clothing shop, but to also solve mysteries and see a few ghosts.
Melissa Bourbon (aka Misa Ramirez): Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series… Harlow Cassidy is the owner of a boutique. Her great grandmother (as in her deceased great grandmother!) helps her.
Susan M. Boyer: Liz Talbot Mystery Series…. Liz Talbot is a private investigator who can see ghosts.
Helen Chappell: Sam & Hollis Mystery Series… Hollis (a reporter) solves mysteries with the help of her deceased husband Sam.
Sheila Connolly (aka Sarah Atwell): Relatively Dead Mystery Series… Abby Kimball sees ghosts.
J. J. Cook (aka Joyce and Jim Lavene): Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery Series… Stella Griffin is the current fire chief of these fire station in Tennessee. She is helped by an ex fire chief, who is deceased.
E. J. Copperman: Haunted Guesthouse Mystery Series… Alison may be the owner of the guesthouse, but Paul and Maxie do as they (ghostly) please.
Casey Daniels: Pepper Martin Mystery Series… Pepper is a cemetery tour guide who gets help with her sleuthing from a dead mob boss.
Jana DeLeon: Ghost-in-Law Mystery Series… features a botanist, her friend, and her deceased mother-in-law as the sleuths.
Leighann Dobbs: Blackmoore Sisters Romantic Cozy Mystery Series… Morgan & Fiona sell crystals and herbal remedies, and have open communication with their deceased grandmother. AND Mystic Notch Cozy Mystery Series… Willa Chance is a crime journalist who sees ghosts.
Elizabeth Eagan-Cox: Shannon Delaney Mystery Series… features a writer in San Diego with ghostly encounters.
K.J. Emrick: Darcy Sweet Mystery Series and its spinoff, the Smudge the Cat Mysteries, both featuring the ghost of the protagonist’s great-aunt.
Christy Fifield (aka Christy Evans) Haunted Souvenir Shop Mystery Series… Glory inherits her uncle’s souvenir shop, including resident ghosts.
Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Series… Jitty, a nanny to one of Sarah’s ancestors keeps tabs on Sarah.
Carolyn Haines: Pluto’s Snitch Mystery Series… Raissa James often sees ghosts and works with a self-proclaimed medium.
Carolyn Hart (aka Carolyn G. Hart): Bailey Ruth Mystery Series… Bailey loved to sleuth before she joined Heaven’s Department of Good Intentions, as a ghost.
Sue Ann Jaffarian: Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery Series
Madison Johns: Agnes Barton Paranormal Mystery Series
Tonya Kappes: Kenni Lowry Mystery Series
Alice Kimberly (aka Cleo Coyle): Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series… Penelope Thornton-McClure owns the bookstore that Jack Shepard inhabits… as a ghost.
Victoria Laurie: Ghost Hunter Mystery Series… M.J. Holliday does just that! She hunts down ghosts.
Joyce and Jim Lavene (aka J.J. Cook & Ellie Grant): Taxi for the Dead Paranormal Mystery Series
Lizbeth Lipperman (aka Liz Lipperman & Liz Roth): Dead Sister Talking Mystery Series… Lainey Garcia solves mysteries with the help of her sister, Tessa, who is no longer of this world.
Dixie Lyle: Whiskey, Tango and Foxtrot Mystery Series… Deirdre “Foxtrot” Lancaster is an administrative assistant who sleuths with the help of her (deceased) telepathic cat and a shape shifting dog.
Molly MacRae writes the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series. The sleuth inherits her grandmother’s wool shop, and an unexpected ghost.
Katy Munger (aka Gallagher Gray & Chaz McGee): Dead Detective Mystery Series The main sleuth is Kevin Fahey, a dead policeman.
Shirley Rousseau Murphy and Pat J.J. Murphy write the Lee Fontana Mystery Series which features a parolee and a prison ghost cat in California.
Sharon Pape: Portrait of Crime Mystery Series… Rory gets the help sleuthing from a federal marshall… from the 1870s.
Leigh Perry (aka Toni L.P. Kelner): Family Skeleton Mystery Series… Georgia is a professor who is “assisted” by Sid, a ghost.
Rose Pressey: Haunted Vintage Mystery Series, Haunted Tour Guide Mystery Series, AND Haunted Renovation Mystery Series, all of which feature various levels of ghostly business.
Wendy Roberts: Ghost Dusters Mystery Series… Sadie Novak sees dead people at her job… as a death scene cleaner-upper.
Mary Saums: Thistle & Twigg Mystery Series… Jane Thistle and Phoebe Twigg are 60 year old best friends living in Alabama.
Paige Shelton: Country Cooking School Mystery Series… Grams and Betts solve mysteries with a ghost of a chance.
Beth Solheim: Sadie Witt Mystery Series… Both Sadie and Belly LaGossa (Sadie’s dog) are able to see the dead.
Mary Stanton (aka Claudia Bishop): Beaufort & Company Mystery Series… Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits her uncle’s law firm and soon finds herself dealing with clients who were previously “down to earth”.
Fran Stewart writes the ScotShop Mystery Series which features Peggy Winn, the owner of a shop which specializes in Scottish merchandise… oh, and her 14th century Scottish specter.
Please feel free to post a comment if you know of any other mystery authors (who are currently on the Cozy Mystery site) who you think write mysteries that would fit into this Ghost Theme. Thanks!
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