Note that detectives and amateur sleuths are all lumped together on this list. Mysterious Animals (Kent District Library, MI): Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for 9 titles featuring mostly dogs and cats, plus a horse and an endangered species. Human and Animal Teams (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): Author, title, publication year, and webcat link for about 20 series, by authors from Lydia Adamson to Davis Norbert. A List of Suggested Academic Mystery Novels (A History of the Mystery): Author, title, pub. Academic Mysteries (Clues Unlimited Mystery Bookstore, Tucson, AZ): Concise but illuminating listing of about 25 authors with titles or series revolving around an academic setting. Cozy Mystery Librarians (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about 20 cozy series featuring librarians. Author, titles, type of librarian or library (usually with setting) for 13 mystery series, 5 stand-alone mysteries, 3 sci-fi/fantasy books/series, and about 20 fiction titles. Library and Book World Mystery Series (Oxford County Library, Ontario, Canada): List of 10 mystery series featuring books, with author's name and series sleuth only, from Jo Dereske's Librarian Miss Zukas to Elizabeth Peters' Author/Librarian Jacqueline Kirby. Gentle Reads: Crime (State Library of Tasmania): Author and title (most with brief summaries) for about 50 gentle mystery series/books. Cozy Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Crime with 'interesting characters, a light-hearted tone, no graphic violence, and often features an amateur detective and animals.' Series author, brief description, and titles with webcat links for hundreds of cozy series, continuing at Cozies J-Q and Cozies R-Z. Includes authors such as Bentley, Carr, Marsh, Allingham, Atherton, Innes, etc. Charles Public Library, IL): Authors and about 50 series listed (no summaries or individual titles). Springtime Can Be Murder (Eileen Pearce, MLS): List of 11 murder mysteries with spring holiday themes, including Passover, Lent, Easter, April Fool's Day, and Mothers' and Fathers' Days. My Shelf: Mother's Day Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for 10 Mother's Day mysteries. My Shelf: Independence Day Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title for about 15 Fourth of July mysteries. Murder on Holiday: Labor Day (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for 2 mysteries set on Labor Day (U. Murder on Holiday: Yom Kippur (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for 3 mysteries set at Yom Kippur. Murder on Holiday: Halloween (Winter Park PL, FL): Author, title, webcat link for about 15 mysteries set at Halloween. Male Private Investigators - Ex-Cops (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): Author, title, pub. Mystery Readers International: Island Mysteries: Not much online here, but if you have a strong interest in the topic, you might want to back order a copy of the journal titled Island Mysteries (Volume 26, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists about mysteries set on islands -- includes Hawaii, Greek Isles, Skye and Shetland Isles, Martha's Vineyard, St.
If You Like Amateur Sleuths - Female (Hennepin County Library, MN): Author, title, publication year, summary, webcat link for about 23 books featuring female amateur sleuths. 4), from Winter 1998-99 or the issue called Beastly Murders (Vol. Lots of articles, essays, and lists featuring crime novels with animals. Bird and Birdwatcher (Cozy) Mysteries (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about 8 cozy series featuring birds. Animal Mysteries (non-cat) (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries dealing with animals other than cats.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 110 dog titles, 100 horse and horseracing titles, and about 40 titles featuring other animals. A Bit of Whimsey: Mysteries and Academia: A-H (Eden Kuhlenschmidt - Western Kentucky University): Most books set on college or university campuses; academic fields provided if known. Mysteries Involving Libraries and Librarians (Simmons College - Boston, MA): Extensive list of library-related mysteries with their publication info and one-line synopsis of plot. Cozies contain generally a minimum of violence and graphic unpleasantness (blunt instruments and poisons are popular weapons), and they often take place in a house, village, small town, academic setting, or other benign, familiar and conventional social setting, with characters who are usually civilised and mannerly. Light Mysteries (Weber County PL, UT): Author, title, summary, webcat link, cover image for 26 titles, from Donna Andrews' . Staff Picks: Cozy Mysteries (Harford County PL, MD): Author, title, publication info, cover image, summary and webcat link for about 15 titles by 9 authors, all published from 2007-2009. Wedding and Honeymoon Mysteries (Terry Frey Weingart, Suite 101. Summer Can Be Murder (Eileen Pearce, MLS): List of 7 murder mysteries with Independence Day and Labor Day themes. Autumn Can Be Murder (Eileen Pearce, MLS): A compendium of about 30 murder mysteries with Autumn holiday themes, including Yom Kippur, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Halloween Mysteries (Springfield City Library, MI): Author, title, pub. Com): Author, title and Amazon link for about 65 Halloween mysteries. Halloween Mysteries (Salina PL, KS): Mysteries that take place during the Halloween season. year, webcat link for about 25 series and a handful of single titles featuring 'former police officers now working as private investigators.' Female Private Investigators (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): 'The women in these private investigator stories are independent and self-reliant, but still feminine. Croix, Key West, the Caribbean generally, and islands generally.
Mystery Book Cats (Mystery Book Cats.com): Lists 23 series, with author's name, titles and publication years, and links to Powells for each. (Some of the series may include a cat but don't really showcase them, like Nevada Barr's series, or Martha Grimes'.) Meow Mysteries (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries dealing with cats, or in which cats are companions of the detective.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 200 titles, from Lydia Adamson's Alice Nesleton series to Clea Simon's Theda Krakow series. 1), from Spring 2005 or Art Mysteries II (Volume 21, No. Lots of articles, essays, and lists featuring crime novels and visual art and architecture. Williams): Author, title, publication year and summary for about 60 crime novels. Charles Public Library, IL): Author and title only for 23 mysteries featuring art. Antiquing Cozy Mysteries (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about 15 cozy series featuring antiques and antique collecting. year, and webcat link for about a dozen novels, from Aaron Elkins' . Antiques Crime Fiction Booklist (Overbooked): Author, title, publication info, and summary for 40 titles by 15 authors, some with starred reviews from reviewing journals. Antiques Mysteries (Reader's Advice): 'Mystery stories set in and around the world of antiques appraisers, collectors, and traders.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 10 series and a few single titles. Author, title, and Amazon link for about 80 titles, from Paul Adam's to Karen Sturges' Phoebe Mullins series. Music in English Detective Fiction (Phillip Scowcroft, Music Web): Narrative discussion of music in English detective novels, from about 1900 to 1985. year, summary and webcat link for about 35 mysteries, from Thomas Adcock's . Bibliomysteries (Evanston PL, IL): 'Mysteries related to the world of books, in which manuscripts, libraries, publishing houses, booksellers, or writers occupy a prominent role.' Author, title, pub. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 15 books, by Rhys Bowen, M. Beaton, Rita Mae Brown, Tarquin Hall, Jane Isenberg, Tony Hillerman, et al. Only problem with this list is that books that are part of a series are not identified.
Cats and Crime (Addison Public Library, IL): Title, author, summary, and webcatalog link for 11 such novels. Purrfect Crimestoppers (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Lists 10 authors and their cat mystery titles, with short summary of cat and/or sleuth. Mysteries Featuring Cats (Arlington PL, TX): Author, (first) title, webcat link, summary of series for 8 series featuring cats. Cat Mysteries (Plymouth District Libraries, MI): Author, title, webcat link for almost 30 mysteries featuring cats, from journal on Art Mysteries I (Volume 21, No. Old and Valuable: Mysteries Featuring Art and Antiques Dealers (Wilmette Public Library, IL): Author, title, pub. Murder Among the Artifacts (AART, Rolling Meadows Library, IL): Author, title, publication year, and page count, for 12 mysteries featuring archaeology, from Agatha Christie's . Mystery, Music, Murder, Mayhem (Lincoln City Libraries, NE): Author, title, and webcat link for about 100 musically themed mystery novels and short story collections, from Ace Atkins' . Musical Mysteries (Reader's Advice): Mysteries involving music or musicians. Williams): Titles, publication years, and summaries for books by about 100 authors of mysteries, suspense novels, thrillers, and crime novels involving plays, playwriting, acting, actors and actresses, opera, theatrical drama, and other elements relating to the theater. Death Takes A Bow: Theatrical Mysteries (Evanston PL, IL): Author, title, pub. (Live Oak PL, Savannah, GA): Author, title, webcat link and summary for 8 books similar to Marcia Muller's, by Zoe Sharp, Laura Lippman, Lynda La Plante, Margaret Maron, et al. If you like these, you'll probably also like their Beyond Scotland Yard list (Mysteries featuring police forces around Britain and Ireland), with another 37 titles, each listing locale, from Catherine Aird's (Denton).
Author, title, webcat link, cover image, and summary for about a dozen books, by Stephen Frey, John Sandford, John Hart, Margate Coel, Mary Higgins Clark, et al. Christian Mysteries and Thrillers (Kecia Greer, South Carolina State Library): Author, title, publication info, and summary for about 25 books/series (if series, titles are also listed). Lawyers & Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 45 single titles and about 60 legal series. Authors include Neil Albert, William Bernhardt, Kate Charles, Margaret Maron, Barry Reed, Carolyn Wheat, others. Mystery Bibliographies (Tangled Web): Lists of mystery bibliographies, in categories such as historical mysteries, women mystery writers (further divided), female P.
Stuart Woods Readalikes (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): About 45 other authors whose books are similar to Woods' are listed, with titles. Legal Thrillers (Reader's Advice): Author, title, and Amazon link for about 400 titles, from Reed Arvin's by Shelby Yastrow. Charles Public Library, IL): Lists about a dozen lawyer-authors and their crime titles, plus a list of 12 more lawyer-authors without title listing. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 15 books, by James Grippando, Linda Fairstein, Jeffrey Deaver, James Patterson, Lee Child, et al. Not comprehensive, but provides depth of information on sleuths, bibliography, biography, web links, and reviews for 200 authors.
If You Like Amateur Sleuths - Male (Hennepin County Library, MN): Author, title, publication year, summary, webcat link for about 15 books featuring male amateur sleuths. Amateur Sleuths (Deschutes PL, OR): Author, title, webcat link, cover image (most), and subject listings for 10 titles. 2009 Mysteries Featuring Bumbling Detectives (Karen Kleckner and Frances Miller, Fiction-L): (Not necessarily amateur detectives, just detectives acting amateurishly.) Author and titles or series name for about 20 titles/series featuring bumbling detectives, from M. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series to Ayelet Waldman's Juliet Applebaum series. Wildlife Crime Booklist (Overbooked): 'Crime Fiction featuring the great outdoors and wild life.' Author, title, publication info, and summary for 16 titles by 8 authors, all with starred reviews from reviewing journals. Equestrian (Cozy) Mysteries (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about 10 cozy series featuring horses. Listed in a chart by alphabetical order by author's last name, includes titles, main characters, publication info, location/academic institutions. Campus Crimes (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): Mysteries about libraries, booksellers, and authors. Book and Book Publishing Mysteries (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries set in and around the worlds of publishing, book selling & collecting, and libraries.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 130 titles, from Isaac Asimov's to Kate White's Bailey Weggins series. The mystery is usually solved by an amateur detective who understands human nature and is gifted in observation and deduction. Cozy Mysteries (Wake County PL, NC): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for 25 novels, by Mignon Franklin Ballard, Jonnie Jacobs, Leslie Meier, Anne George, Sarah Graves, Jeanne M. Cozies (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries with a minimum of direct action and little blood, solved by genteel detectives in comfortable surroundings.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 35 series and a handful of other titles, from Peter E. Cozy Life (and Death) in a Village (Diane Brunson, Bay County Library System, MI): Newspaper column with a paragraph each on about a half dozen village cozies, including those by Agatha Christie, M. Com): Lots of detail on nine wedding and four honeymoon mysteries. (Skip ads at top of page.) Summer Sleuthing (Terry Frey Weingart, Suite 101. year, summary for about 45 novels and a few story collections, from Susan Wittig Albert's . Author and title for about 15 titles, from by Kathy Hogan Trochek. Com): Author, title and Amazon link for more than 100 Halloween mysteries. Christmas Fiction (Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): List of 50 Christmas mysteries, with author, title, publication data, and links to catalog information on each. More Holiday Mystery Favorites (Terry Frey Weingart, Suite 101. Janet Evanovich Booklist (Overbooked): 'Books featuring strong, sassy female leads, offbeat characters, bounty hunters, more than a hint of romance, and humor.' Many received starred reviews from reviewing journals. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for about 15 series, by Deborah Crombie, Erin Hart, Jim Kelly, Reginald Hill, PD James, Barry Maitland, et al. The stories tend to be fast-paced, harder edged, and told in the first person narrative.' Author, first title in series, pub. Political Fiction (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Lists about 45 titles, with author and summaries, from Gary Aldrich and Mark Davis's Psychopaths and Serial Killers: Books to Keep You Up Nights (Lynne M. International Mysteries (Grand Rapids PL, MI): Author and title only for 30 mysteries, listed by country of setting.
Amateur Sleuths (Overbooked): Author, title, publication info, and summary for 7 titles, all with starred reviews from reviewing journals. See also the separate lists of Amateur Sleuths: Couples; Amateur Sleuths: Housewives; and Amateur Sleuths: Seniors and Sweet Old Ladies. Animal Mysteries (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for 9 books about rats, cats, dogs, a gorilla, a horse, and animal rights activists. Author, title, publication year, protagonist name or occupation, and webcat link for about 50 series or single books, from Catherine Aird's . Academic Mysteries (Terry Frey Weingart, Suite 101. Book Store Owner Cozy Mysteries (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about a dozen cozy series featuring book store owners. 'Cozy' is pretty much the opposite of 'hard-boiled.' COZIES: A SELECTIVE LIST (Helene Androski, University of Wisconsin): 'Each of the following authors wrote (or write) mysteries that contain most of the elements of a cozy: a minimum of violence, sex, and social relevance; the solution is arrived at by ratiocination or intuition rather than forensics and police procedure (or beating a confession out of someone); the murderer is indeed exposed and order restored at the end; the hero/ine is honorable and the other characters (often including the murderer) are well mannered and well-bred (except, of course, the servants); the setting is a closed community of some sort, such as a village, university, stately home.' Lists 60 authors, described their books generally. Cozy Mysteries (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Cozy Mystery Authors (Madison Public Library, WI): Lists author, series sharacters, character's profession, and character's hometown, for about 100 authors. A Selection of Cozy Mystery Authors & Their Sleuths (Windsor Locks Public Library, CT): Lists author and sleuth, and sometimes other info, for 45 cozy series, from Catherine Aird's Detective Inspector C. Sloan series to Dorothy Simpson's series featuring Luke Thanet (he's actually a detective inspector and the only one on the list, I believe, who's (continuing the Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery Series). Com): Detailed descriptions of over 20 mysteries set in summer, some on holidays. (Skip ads at top of page.) Mysteries Set in Hot Climates (Northbrook Public Library, IL) : Author, title, summary of each of 40 books, from Steve Allen's . Author, title, and summary for books, in title order, from by Anne Rivers Siddons. Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Murder (Terry Frey Weingart, Suite 101. My Shelf: Thanksgiving Mysteries (My Shelf.com) : Author and title only for about 30 Thanksgiving mysteries. Christmas Can Be Murder (Eileen Pearce, MLS): A compendium of about 175 murder mysteries (novels and short stories) with Christmas themes. Com): The plot of the books might be centered on the holiday or the holiday may be only in the background. Com): Lots of detail on about a dozen Christmas mysteries. Author, title, publication info, and summary/review for about a dozen titles, from by Sarah Strohmeyer. year, and webcat link for about 30 series featuring female PIs. Political Thrillers (Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): Lists 24 titles, with author and summaries for each title. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): A mix of horror books, thrillers, and mysteries. Vacation Mysteries (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Books are set in vacation spots or take place while the detective is on vacation.
Mysteries featuring Dogs (Williamsburg PL, VA): Author, title, webcat link, and summary for 12 series and stand-alones. Taking a Bite Out of Crime: Barking Good Mysteries (Lynne M. A Nose for Crime (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Lists 9 authors and their dog mystery titles, with short summary of dog and/or sleuth. Cat Fancy (Mesa Library, AZ): Author, title/series name, and summary for about 20 titles or mystery series about felines. Cat Cozies (Cozy Mystery List): Brief info, with links, about more than 15 cozy series featuring cats, plus anthologies and several stand-alones. Art Mysteries (Downers Grove Public Library, IL): Author, title, publication year, page count, summary for about 15 art mysteries, including Aaron Elkins' . Art Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 80 single titles and about a dozen art mystery series. year, and webcat link (no summary) for dozens more books in each category. If You Like Carl Hiassen Booklist (Overbooked): 'Fast paced fiction with an edge, a vivid local setting, crime fiction elements and tinged with black humor. Mean Streets: Police Procedurals (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Kennedy, Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, NY): LAPD titles: over 80 by 9 authors; NYPD titles: over 220 by 36 authors. (Kansas City Public Library): Author, title, summary for about 15 similar titles, from by Sheldon Siegel. Lists 15 books, with author, title, publication year, and summary, in title order, from by Richard Preston. Medical Thrillers (Anne Hill, Williamsburg Public Library, Virginia): Author and title only for about 70 medical thrillers. Medical Suspense (Manchester Public Library, Manchester, CT): Author and title only for about 100 books, from Robin Cook's . Mostly Fiction: Detectives and Amateur Sleuths: Excellent resource for the authors listed. Medical Thrillers (Marin County Free Library, CA): Two-page PDF file. Forensic Mysteries (Reader's Advice): 'Mysteries in which the detective works in forensics, or uses forensic evidence to solve the crime.' Author, title, and Amazon link for about 80 titles, from Keith Ablow's to Robert W. Lists about 40 series and 3 stand-alones, plus about 15 non-fiction authors. Author, title, webcat link, and summary for about 20 'forensic and medical thrillers,' by Beverly Connor, Eileen Dreyer, Kathy Reichs, Aaron Elkins, Iris Johansen, Juris Jurjevics, Linda Fairstein, et al. Award Winning Mysteries (Seattle Public Library): Author, title, short summary for about 30 'mysteries for every taste and mood, each with its own award, from the Shamuses (Private Eye Novels), to the Agathas (Domestic Mystery), to the Nero Wolfe's (Fair Play Mystery) to the Herodotus Awards (Historical Mystery). Top 10 dead bodies in literature (The Guardian): Jon Mc Gregor's list, from Dante to Raymond Carver, stories of lost lives that coalesce around a 'central absence.' Jan. They Died in Vain (Neglected Books Page): The list from Jim Huang's book by Paula Gosling. Author, title, webcat link, cover image and summary for more than 15 books, by Thomas Cook, Lisa Gardner, Catherine Coulter, Stuart Woods, P. If You Like Richard North Patterson, then you might like ... (Tulsa City-County Library, OK): Provides titles and webcat links for books by 12 authors of historical mysteries, including Emily Brightwell, Diane Day, Quinn Fawcett, Miriam Grace Monfredo, Robin Paige, Victoria Thompson, others. Coughlin, Jay Brandon, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, et al. Williams): Mysteries, suspense novels, thrillers, and crime novels in which relatively or usually harmless items are employed as effective murder weapons. Archaeology & Anthropology Mysteries (Winter Park PL, FL): Lists author, title, webcat link for about 30 single titles and about 15 series. years, and webcat links for about 25 series and about 15 single titles featuring reporters. (San Antonio Public Library, TX): Author, title, publication year, summary for about 15 books similar to Patterson's, from Adam Barrow's . Author, title, webcat link, cover image, and summary for about 15 books, by Susan Dunlap, Linda Fairstein, Carolyn Hart, Sharyn Mc Crumb, Carol O’Connell, et al. Tannenbaum, Grif Stickley, Clifford Irving, Steve Martini, Scott Turow, William J. Legal Fiction (Durham County Library, NC): Author, title, paragraph-length summaries for about 25 novels. Some writers included are Margaret Coel, Carola Dunn, Marne Davis Kellogg, Gillian Linscott, Ian Morson, Connie Shelton, David Walker. TV and Film Detectives (Bundaberg Library, Queensland, Australia) : Lists about 50 TV/film sleuths and their authors, in order by sleuth/detective, from Ross Mac Donald's Lew Archer to W. Murder By Toaster: Mysteries With Surprisingly Lethal Weapons (M. Buffa's See also other sections on this page for occupations related to books, cooking, the arts, medicine, the law, forensic sciences, etc., and for books featuring specific mystery occupations like police procedurals, PIs, amateur sleuths, etc. ): Lists crime novels and series -- with author, title(s), publication year(s), links to more details and Amazon listings -- by occupation, including academics, animal care, construction industry, farmers and ranchers, finance, high society (nice work if you can get it), interior designers, maritime industries, morticians, psychiatrists and psychologists, righters of wrongs, translators, etc. Investigative Reporters (Supper Sleuths, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, MA): 'The investigative reporter may be considered a private detective (without license) and is often listed as an amateur with journalistic skills.' Author, protagonist's name, titles, pub.