This is the last of the three-part theme list which includes journalist/reporter sleuths in mysteries written by authors whose last names begin with N – Z. These are only the authors who are currently on the Cozy Mystery Site…
Carlene O’Neil: Cypress Cove Mystery Series features former photojournalist, Penny Lively.
Karen E. Olson: Annie Seymour Mystery Series is set in Connecticut
James Patterson (w/Andrew Gross &/or Maxine Paetro): Women’s Murder Club Mystery Series takes place in San Francisco
Joanne Pence: Angie Amalfi Mystery Series features a food critic
Carol J. Perry: Witch City Mystery Series features Lee Barrett, a reporter in Salem, Massachusetts.
Rose Pressey: Chase Charley Mystery Series features Chase Charley, a New Orleans TV reporter
Phyllis Richman: Chas Wheatley Mystery Series features a restaurant critic
Ann Ripley: Gardening Mystery Series features a TV hostess for a gardening show
David Roberts: Lord Edward Corinth Mystery Series is set in Britain during the 1930s
Jennifer Rowe: Verity Birdwood Mystery Series is set in Australia
Jane Rubino: Cat Austen Mystery Series features a New Jersey reporter
Hank Phillippi Ryan: Jane Ryland & Jake Brogan Mystery Series
Eve K. Sandstrom (aka JoAnna Carl): Matthews/Sevenson Mystery Series is set in Oklahoma
Sarah Shankman: Samantha Adams Mystery Series features a crime reporter
Celestine Sibley: Kincaid Mulcay Mystery Series is set in Georgia
Alexander McCall Smith: Isabel Dalhousie Series is about the editor of a very small ethics paper (very light on the mystery)
Barbara Burnett Smith: Purple Sage Mystery Series features a radio reporter
Julie Smith: Paul MacDonald Mystery Series is set in California
Sarah Strohmeyer: Hairdresser Mystery Series features a journalist who is also a beautician
Nancy Jill Thames: Jillian Bradley Mystery Series features a gardening columnist and her Yorkie
Aimée and David Thurlo: Sister Agatha Mystery Series has a nun who used to be a reporter
Teresa Trent: Pecan Bayou Mystery Series – Betsy Livingston works for the Pecan Bayou Gazette as the “Helpful Hinter”.
Kathy Hogan Trochek (aka Mary Kay Andrews): Truman Kicklighter Mystery Series features an ex-reporter
Radha Vatsal: Kitty Weeks Mystery Series – Kitty is a journalist in New York during the 1910s.
Elaine Viets: Francesca Vierling Mystery Series has a columnist/sleuth
Ann Waldron: Princeton Murders Mystery Series is set in Princeton
LynDee Walker: Headlines in Heels Mystery Series is set in Virginia
Mary Willis Walker: Mollie Cates Mystery Series features a reporter and author
Penny Warner: Connor Westphal Mystery Series features a California newspaper publisher
Lois Winston: Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series has a craft magazine editor as its sleuth
Sue Owens Wright: Beanie & Cruiser Mystery Series features a freelance reporter in Lake Tahoe
If I have missed any other Cozy Mystery Site Authors whose last names begin with N – Z, and who have reporter/journalist sleuths, please post a comment so that I can add the omission…
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I really enjoy Penny Warner’s books about a deaf journalist who runs a local weekly newspaper in a small town in California’s Gold Country (the Connor Westphal series). I think they fall within the cozy realm. I believe she was nominated for an Agatha award in the late 90’s. Her most recent book was back in 2007 (Dead Man’s Hand).
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Thanks, Janice, for the recommendation. I will be posting Penny Warner… hopefully soon…
The Kate White books feature Bailey Weggins who works for a magazine in New York. They are a great read!