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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

Grey Mask

Grey Mask

By Patricia Wentworth

Pamela North

The Norths Meet Murder

The Norths Meet Murder

By Frances Lockridge and Richard Lockridge

Letitia “Tish” Carberry

Tish Plays the Game

Tish Plays the Game

By Mary Roberts Rinehart

Prudence “Tuppence” Beresford

The Secret Adversary

The Secret Adversary

By Agatha Christie

Arly Hanks

Much Ado in Maggody

Much Ado in Maggody

By Joan Hess

Savannah Reid

Just Desserts

Just Desserts

By G. A. McKevett

Dittany Henbit Monk

The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain

The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain

By Charlotte MacLeod

Tish Ballard

Bones and Roses

Bones and Roses

By Eileen Goudge

Miss Hildegarde Withers

The Penguin Pool Murder

The Penguin Pool Murder

By Stuart Palmer

Charlotte Graham

Murder at the Spa

Murder at the Spa

By Stefanie Matteson

Patience McKenna

Sweet, Savage Death

Sweet, Savage Death

By Jane Haddam

Aurora Teagarden

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Real Murders

By Charlaine Harris

Maisie Dobbs

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Maisie Dobbs

By Jacqueline Winspear

Theodosia Browning

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Death by Darjeeling

By Laura Childs

Brooklyn Wainwright

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Homicide in Hardcover

By Kate Carlisle

Olivia Limoges

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A Killer Plot

By Ellery Adams

Hannah Swensen

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

By Joanne Fluke