As part of my visiting some of the most recommended Cozy Mystery series from our monthly recommendations posts, I have recently examined a couple of series where the sleuth consisted of more than one person. So, I thought it might be an interesting theme to add >>> Cozy Mysteries where the sleuths are two or more people who act as a mystery-solving team.
By this I don’t mean series where the sleuth has a sidekick or gets a little help from others. I wouldn’t consider Sherlock Holmes stories, for example, to include multiple sleuths. Watson is more of a sidekick than a co-sleuth. Watson is so iconic, in fact, that the sidekick of a sleuth is often called “the Watson”. By co-sleuth, I mean that each person provides substantial input into finding the culprit (not just information such as a boyfriend or other relative who is on the police force might provide). I think Ann George’s Southern Sisters Mystery Series is a pretty good example where there are two sleuths who are both equally involved in solving the mysteries – and where neither of the main characters is just a sidekick.
Kylie Logan’s League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series is another example where the stories include the efforts of a whole book group of women to solve the mysteries.
Can you think of any other sleuthing teams who work together equally? If you know of any series where there are two or more (more or less equal sleuths) please add a comment below.
Cozy Mystery Series With Two (or More) Sleuths
Kathy Aarons: Chocolate Covered Mystery Series
Isabella Alan (aka Amanda Flower): Amih Quilt Shop Mystery Series
Susan Wittig Albert: Darling Dahlias Mystery Series
Conrad Allen (aka Edward Marston and Keith Miles): Dillman Mystery Series
Susan Bernhardt: Kay Driscoll Mystery Series
Simon Brett: Fethering Mystery Series
Emily Brightwell: Mrs Jeffries Mystery Series
Elizabeth Lynn Casey (aka Laura Bradford): Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series
Chris Cavender (aka Jessica Beck, Elizabeth Bright, Melissa Glazer, Tim Myers, Casey Mayes, & D.B. Morgan): Pizza Lover Mystery Series
Cassandra Chan: Phillip Bethancourt and Gibbons Mystery Series
Agatha Christie: Tommy and Tuppence Mystery Series
Jill Churchill: Jane Jeffry Mystery Series
Jill Churchill: Grace and Favor Mystery Series
Kate Collins: Flower Shop Mystery Series
Isis Crawford (aka Barbara Block): Mystery with Recipes Mystery Series – Bernie and Libby, sisters who run a bake shop/catering business, solve mysteries.
Mary Daheim: Bed & Breakfast Mystery Series
Julianna Deering (aka DeAnna Julie Dodson): Drew Farthering Mystery Series
Leighann Dobbs: The Mooseamuck Island Series
Vickie Fee: Liv and Di in Dixie Mystery Series
Anne George: Southern Sisters Mystery Series – Both of the loving but hilarious sisters work together to solve mysteries.
Jeanne Glidewell: Ripple Effect Mystery Series – Rip and Rapella Ripple are married sleuth RVers in Missouri.
Sally Goldenbaum: Seaside Knitters Mystery Series
Ann Granger: Campbell and Cartery Mystery Series AND Markby and Mitchell Village Whodunit Series
Carolyn Haines: Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery Series
David Handler: Berger & Mitry Mystery Series
Carolyn Hart: Death on Demand Mystery Series
Erin Hart: Nora Gavin / Cormac Maguire Mystery Series
D.E. Ireland (aka Sharon Farrow and Meg Macy): Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery Series
Miranda James (aka Honor Hartman, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James): Southern Ladies Mystery Series
Mary Kennedy: Dream Club Mystery Series
Laurie R. King: Mary Russell Mystery Series
Rita Lakin: Gladdy Gold Mystery Series
Richard & Frances Lockridge: Mr. and Mrs. North Mystery Series
Kylie Logan (aka Miranda Bliss & Casey Daniels): League of Literary Ladies Mystery Series – A whole book group works to solve mysteries.
Virginia Lowell: Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series
Lisa Q. Mathews: Ladies Smythe & Westin Mystery Series
Jenn McKinlay (aka Josie Belle & Lucy Lawrence): Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series
Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini: Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery Series
Clare O’Donohue: World of Spies Mystery Series – Hollis and Finn Larsson are college professors who assist Interpol in Ireland.
Robin Paige (aka Susan Wittig Albert & Bill Albert): Victorian Mystery Series
Andrea Penrose: Wrexford & Sloan Mystery Series is set in Regency London.
Anne Perry: Charlotte & Thomas Pitt Mystery Series and William Monk Mystery Series
Ann Purser: Ivy Beasley Mystery Series
Corrine Holt Sawyer: Benbow & Wingate Mystery Series
Jamie Lee Scott: Gotcha Detective Mystery Series
L.C.Tyler: Ethelred & Elsie Mystery Series
Livia J. Washburn: Fresh-Baked Mystery Series
P.S. Please be sure to read all of the comments below to find out more about the series listed above.
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