This Cozy Mystery Gardening Theme includes authors who can be found on the Cozy Mystery site who write Cozy Mysteries with sleuths who are gardeners, botanists, horticulturalists, florists, or even people who simply love gardens.
Susan Wittig Albert (aka “half of” Robin Paige) writes the China Bayles Herbal Mystery Series which features an ex-attorney who lives half-way between Austin and San Antonio, Texas.
Alyse Carlson writes the Garden Society Mystery Series, which features a PR promoter of the exclusive Roanoke Garden Society.
Kate Collins writes the Flower Shop Mystery Series that is set in Indiana, with Abby Knight (the owner of Bloomer’s Florists Shop) as the sleuth.
E. V. Cunningham (aka Howard Fast) is the author of the Masao Masuto Mystery Series which features a Beverly Hills homicide sergeant who loves his rose garden.
Anthony Eglin‘s English Garden Mystery Series has a British professor of botany as the main sleuth.
Kathy Lynn Emerson has the Lady Susanna Appleton Mystery Series which features an herbalist in England during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Mary Freeman‘s Gardening Mystery Series features Rachel O’Connnor, an Oregonian landscaper.
Ann Granger writes the Markby and Mitchell Mystery Series, which although not a gardening mystery series, all of her fans know about Inspector Markby’s fondness for beautiful gardens.
Joan Hadley (aka Joan Hess) wrote the (short-lived) Theo Bloomer Mystery Series which revolved around a florist who used to be a spy. (I remember enjoying the novels and hoping that she would continue with the series.)
Rosemary Harris writes the Dirty Business Mystery Series. Paula Holliday is a master gardener and an amateur sleuth!
Janis Harrison pens the Bretta Solomon Gardening Series which features a floral shop owner from Missouri.
Julie Wray Herman‘s Three Dirty Women Landscaping, Inc Mystery Series is set in the south, and features three friends who don’t just get their hands dirty planting marigolds.
Vicky Lane pens the Elizabeth Goodweather Mystery Series which features a sleuth who owns a flower/herb farm in North Carolina…
Joyce & Jim Lavene write the Peggy Lee Garden Mystery Series which is set in North Carolina… in the “Potting Shed”.
Charlotte MacLeod (aka Alisa Craig) writes the Peter & Helen Shandy Mystery Series which feature a professor of horticulture and his wife, a librarian, in Massachusetts.
Ann McMillan: McMillan writes the Civil War Mystery Series set in Virginia, and featuring an herbalist.
Ellis Peters has the Brother Cadfael Mystery Series which takes place in Medieval England with a monk/herbalist as the sleuth…
Ann Ripley‘s Gardening Mystery Series takes place in Virginia and features an organic gardener/TV hostess as the sleuth.
Lora Roberts writes the Liz Sullivan Mystery Series which features a California sleuth who both writes and gardens… all from the comfort of her VW van.
John Sherwood writes the Celia Grant Mystery Series set in London, with a botanist/horticulturalist who looks for clues in places other than his microscope slides.
Susan Sleeman pens the Garden Gate Mystery Series which takes place in Oregon, and features a landscaper.
Dorothy St. James writes the White House Gardener Mystery Series which features an organic gardener.
Rex Stout‘s Nero Wolfe loves his orchids in New York!
Nancy Jill Thames writes the Jillian Bradley Mystery Series which features a gardening columnist and her Yorkie.
Maggie Toussaint writes the Dreamwalker Mystery Series. The sleuth is both a landscaper and a pet sitter.
Heather Webber‘s Nina Quinn Mystery Series revolves around the “Taken by Surprise” landscaping company in Ohio which specializes in “surprise garden makeovers”.
Marty Wingate: Potting Shed Mystery Series
Suzanne Young writes the Edna Davies Mystery Series which features an amateur herbalist in Rhode Island.
Here is my Florist, Flower Shop, and Flower Farm Cozy Mystery Series entry.
If you know of any other authors from the Cozy Mystery site who write gardening-related mysteries, please post a comment.
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