A while ago I got a recommendation from Denise to include a new mystery book theme to the site. Her wonderful title was “Rich Girl Sleuthing” which I have expanded to include the “Rich Men Can Sleuth, Too.” With that said, here is a list of the Cozy site’s authors who have written a mystery book (or more!) which includes sleuths who just happen to be rich:
Bruce Alexander (aka Bruce Cook): Sir John Fielding Mystery Series… Sir John is an 18th century English blind judge.
Margery Allinghan: Albert Campion Mystery Series… Campion is a very upper-crust English sleuth.
Tess Arlen: Lady Montfort Mystery Series… Lady Montfort is an aristocrat in Edwardian England.
Margot Arnold: Penny Spring & Sir Toby Glendower Mystery Series… Sir Toby Glendower happens to be a wealthy Cambridge archaeologist.
C.A. Belmond: Penny Nichols Mystery Series… Penny is a rich American heiress in Europe.
Rhys Bowen: Lady Georgiana Mystery Series… Hmmm… Penniless 34th in line to the throne of England.
Fiona Buckley: Ursula Blanchard Mystery Series… Being a lady-in-waiting for the Queen brings to mind a “moneyed” family.
Cassandra Chan: Phillip Bethancourt & Jack Gibbons Mystery Series Bethancourt is the very rich, college friend of Gibbons.
Leslie Charteris: The Saint Mystery Series… Simon Templar is not only a millionaire, he is also a thief.
Marion Chesney (aka M. C. Beaton): Edwardian Murder Mystery Series… Lady Rose Summer is daughter of an earl.
P.F. Chisholm: Sir Robert Carey Mystery Series… 16th century Sir Robert is a deputy warden in the king’s service.
Joyce Christmas: Lady Margaret Priam Mystery Series… Lady Margaret may be living in New York, but that doesn’t make her any less “vedy British” high society.
Alys Clare: Hawkenlye Mystery Series… Josse d’Acquinis a 12th century French knight who uproots to England.
Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton): Teapot Collector Mystery Series… Sophie Taylor works in her family’s Victorian Tea Room in New York.
Julianna Deering (aka DeAnna Julie Dodson): Drew Farthering Mystery Series… stars an English gentleman in the 1930s.
Margaret Dumas: Charley & Jack Fairfax Mystery Series… It doesn’t hurt to be an heiress.
Carola Dunn: Daisy Dalrymple Mystery Series… Daisy is the daughter of a viscount.
Kathy Lynn Emerson (aka Kaitlyn Dunnett): Lady Susanna Appleton Mystery Series… Lady Susanna is an English herbalist.
Elizabeth George: Inspector Thomas Lynley Mystery Series… A Scotland Yard inspector with a whole lot of money.
Karen Anne Golden: The Cats That… A wealthy heiress who adopts cats and lives in a Victorian-style home.
Kerry Greenwood: Phryne Fisher Mystery Series… Phryne is very, very rich.
Martha Grimes: Richard Jury Mystery Series… While Jury may be the inspector, Melrose Plant is a very rich sleuth/sidekick.
Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Series… Being a southern belle won’t stop Sarah from solving crimes.
Karen Harper: Elizabeth I Mystery Series… Just because she is Elizabeth Tudor (daughter of King Henry VIII) doesn’t mean she can’t sleuth with the best of them.
Anna Lee Huber: Lady Darby Mystery Series… Lady Darby is a 1830s Scottish noblewoman.
Nancy Martin: Blackbird Sisters Mystery Series… Libby, Emma, & Nora have to go to work after their “rich” parents leave the sisters destitute.
Nancy Martin: Miss Ruffles Mystery Series: A very rich woman leaves her estate to her beloved Miss Ruffles, a dog!
Catriona McPherson: Dandy Gilver Mystery Series… Dandy (Dandelion Dahlia Leston) is a Scottish aristocrat in the 1920s.
Amy Patricia Meade: Marjorie McClelland Mystery Series… Creighton Ashcroft, one of the main characters, is a millionaire.
Catherine O’Connell: High Society Mystery Series… Pauline Cook is a widowed socialite living in Chicago.
Katherine Hall Page: Faith Fairchild Mystery Series… Faith “comes from” money.
Robin Paige (aka Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert): Kate Ardleigh Sheridan & Sir Charles Sheridan Victorian Mystery Series… quite rich.
Joanne Pence: Angi Amalfie Mystery Series… Angie is a food critic who happens to be rich.
Sharon Kay Penman: Medieval Mystery Series… Justin de Quincy is an English, 12th century son of a bishop.
Deanna Raybourn: Lady Julia Grey Mystery Series… Lady Julia is a Victorian England sleuth.
David Roberts: Lord Edward Corinth Mystery Series… 1930s “vedy” British Lord Edward does his sleuthing with Verity Browne.
Lynda S. Robinson: Lord Meren Mystery Series… The main sleuth of this series which is set in ancient Egypt is the main investigator in the kingdom.
Dorothy L. Sayers: Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Series… Early 20th century Lord Peter is an extremely rich English nobleman who teams up with Harriet Vane.
Cynthia Smith: Emma Rhodes Mystery Series… Emma charges her super rich clients $20,000 per case she guarantees to solve in one week.
Leann Sweeney: Yellow Rose Mystery Series… Houston’s Abby Rose is a private detective with a big bank account.
Ashley Weaver: The Amory Ames Mystery Series features a wealthy, young woman in 1930s Britain.
Patricia Wynn: Blue Satan Mystery Series… Gideon St. Mars is an aristocrat (viscount) who becomes a highwayman during the 1700s.
Authors on the Cozy Site with Non Mystery Book Series which Feature the VERY Rich:
E. F. Benson: Make Way for Lucia Series… By far my favorite series of all time! Although this is not a mystery book series, it is very Cozy and very English.
Alexander McCall Smith: Isabel Dalhousie Series… I truly enjoy books by Alexander McCall Smith. I would not describe the Isabel Dalhousie Philosophical novels as being mystery books, although some people believe that they are.
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