16 Cozy Mysteries Starring Female Detectives

Go beyond Miss Marple, and satisfy your inner armchair detective with these beloved and popular amateur sleuths.

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Miss Maud Silver

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Grey Mask

By Patricia Wentworth

Pamela North

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The Norths Meet Murder

By Frances Lockridge and Richard Lockridge

Letitia “Tish” Carberry

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Tish Plays the Game

By Mary Roberts Rinehart

Prudence “Tuppence” Beresford

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The Secret Adversary

By Agatha Christie

Arly Hanks

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Much Ado in Maggody

By Joan Hess

Savannah Reid

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Just Desserts

By G. A. McKevett

Dittany Henbit Monk

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The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain

By Charlotte MacLeod

Tish Ballard

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Bones and Roses

By Eileen Goudge

Miss Hildegarde Withers

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The Penguin Pool Murder

By Stuart Palmer

Charlotte Graham

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Murder at the Spa

By Stefanie Matteson

Patience McKenna

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Sweet, Savage Death

By Jane Haddam

Aurora Teagarden


Real Murders

By Charlaine Harris

Maisie Dobbs


Maisie Dobbs

By Jacqueline Winspear

Theodosia Browning


Death by Darjeeling

By Laura Childs

Brooklyn Wainwright


Homicide in Hardcover

By Kate Carlisle

Olivia Limoges


A Killer Plot

By Ellery Adams

Hannah Swensen


Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

By Joanne Fluke