There are quite a few mystery authors who started out as journalists. Perhaps this is the reason that there are so many mystery authors who have reporters / journalists as their sleuths. What better profession for your main character to have than something with which you are very knowledgeable. Also, a journalist/reporter is someone who is paid to seek out a story, solve a mystery (of sorts), delve into areas into which others may not feel comfortable doing so. Here is a list of authors (with lasts names beginning with A – G) who are on the Cozy Mystery Site and who happen to write series which feature reporter / journalist sleuths :
Rebecca Adler: Taste of Texas Mystery Series stars a former journalist and current head waitress in Texas.
Sheryl J. Anderson: Molly Forrester Mystery Series features a “Dear Abby” type of columnist in New York City.
Sandra Balzo: Main Street Mystery Series features a reporter who moves to a resort town in North Carolina.
Jo Bannister: Primrose Holland Mystery Series has, as it’s main character, an English advice columnist AND Mickey Flynn Series features a North American photojournalist.
K.K. Beck: Iris Cooper & Jack Clancy Mystery Series takes place during the 1920s.
Lillian Bell (aka Kristi Abbott, Eileen Rendahl, & Eileen Carr): Funeral Parlor Mystery Series – Desiree Turner is an ex-journalist who changes professions big-time to become a funeral director in California.
Laura Bradford: Jenkins & Burns Mystery Series features a reporter and a detective in New Jersey.
Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who *** Mystery Series features Koko, Yum Yum, and Jim Qwilleran.
Kathleen Bridge: Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery Series features Meg Barrett, former Home & Gardens writer.
Edna Buchanan: Britt Montero Mystery Series features one tough Miami reporter.
Julia Buckley: Madeline Mann Mystery Series stars a small town reporter.
Jan Burke: Irene Kelly Mystery Series is about a reporter in California.
Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli (aka Elizabeth Lee): Emily Kincaid Mystery Series is set in Michigan.
Ellen Byerrum: Crime of Fashion Mystery Series features a fashion columnist.
Helen Chappell: Sam & Hollis Mystery Series features a very much “alive” reporter and her very dead ex-husband.
Edie Claire: Leigh Koslow Mystery Series features an advertising copywriter.
Margaret Coel: Catherine McLeod Mystery Series is set in Denver.
Jeffrey Cohen: Aaron Tucker Mystery Series revolves around a screenwriter.
Susan Conant: Dog Lover’s Mystery Series features a writer for a dog magazine.
Vivian Conroy: Lady Alkmene Callender Mystery Series – She’s a British aristocrat in London during the 1920s who partners with Jake Dubois, a reporter.
Sharon Love Cook: Rosie McNichols Mystery Series has Rosie working as a newspaper reporter in a coastal village.
Barbara D’Amato: Cat Marsala Mystery Series is set in Chicago.
Mary Daheim: Emma Lord Alpine Mystery Series features the editor/owner of a Washington (state) newspaper.
Rae Davies: Dusty Deals Mystery Series stars a former reporter turned antiques dealer.
Claire Donally writes the Sunny & Shadow Mystery Series. Sunny is a newspaper reporter.
Carola Dunn: Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Series is set in 1920s’ England.
Kate Dyer-Seeley (aka Ellie Alexander): Pacific Northwest Mystery Series
Anthea Fraser: Rona Parish Mystery Series stars a British biographer and journalist.
Antonia Fraser: Jemima Shore Mystery Series features a British TV journalist.
Shelly Fredman: Brandy Alexander Mystery Series is set in Philadelphia.
If I have missed any other Cozy Mystery site authors whose last names begin with A – G, and who have reporter/journalist sleuths, please post a comment so that I can add the omission.
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