Last month readers enjoyed my list of mysteries set in book groups. I promised a similar list of crime series set in bookstores; some feature dealers in rare books. Without further ado, here’s the list (feel free to add your suggestions in the comments):
Kathy Aarons: Chocolate Covered Mystery Series, set in Maryland
Laura Alden: PTA Mystery Series, set in Wisconsin
Lorna Barrett: Haven’t Got a Clue Mystery Series, set in New Hampshire
Lawrence Block: Bernie Rhodenbarr Series, set in New York
Ali Brandon (aka Diane A.S. Stuckart): Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series, set in New York
Lynn Cahoon: Tourist Trap Mystery Series, set in California
Kate Carlisle: Bibliophile Mystery Series, set in California
Erika Chase: Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery Series, set in Alabama
John Dunning: Cliff Janeway Series, set in Colorado
Amanda Flower (aka Isabella Alan): Magical Bookshop Mystery Series, set in upstate New York
Carolyn G. Hart: Death on Demand Mystery Bookstore, set in South Carolina
Joan Hess: Claire Malloy Series, set in Arkansas
Alice Kimberly (aka Cleo Coyle): Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series, set in Rhode Island
Allison Kingsley (aka Kate Kingsbury & Rebecca Kent): Raven’s Nest Bookshop Mystery Series, set in Maine
Marianne Macdonald: Dido Hoare Mystery Series (originally called the Antiquarian Book Mystery Series), set in England
Molly MacRae: Highland Bookshop Mystery Series, set in Scotland
Christine Matthews (w/Robert J. Randisi): Gil and Claire Hunt Series, set in Missouri
Terrie Farley Moran: Read ‘Em and Eat Mystery Series, set in Florida
Sheila Simonson: Lark Dodge Mystery Series, set in Washington
M.K. Wren: Conan Flagg Mystery Series, set in Oregon (this would be a great addition to my recent post on “musical” mysteries)
Not enough? Check the book page at Stop! You’re Killing Me. See if you’re as intrigued as I am by the entries for Walter Mosley and Esmahan Aykol.
And then there’s the Hallmark Channel’s Mystery Woman, about a bookstore owner who specializes in mystery books and “moonlights” as an amateur detective.
While we’re on the subject of bookstores, read my post on bookstore cats here.
Read my post on mysteries set in book groups here.
Please add your suggestions in the comments. And enjoy the new additions to your TBR list!