Amateur Detective Mysteries

These books all feature central characters who are forced into being a detective by life situations. Sometimes it is to clear their name and sometimes they need to clear the name of someone close to them. The need to uncover the truth is central to the sleuths in these stories.

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A Spell for Trouble
A Hex for Danger
An Intrigue of Witches
Dead Dead Girls
Harlem Sunset
The Secret of the Stairs
Death of a Diamond Lady
Death's Favorite Child
A Dead Man's Honor
Old Murders
You Should Have Died on Monday
Forty Acres and a Soggy Grave
In the Game
The Lavender House Murder
Long Goodbyes
The Ultimate Exit Strategy
Music City Murder
Music City Devils
Casanegra
In the Night of the Heat
From Cape Town with Love
South by Southeast
Plain Brown Wrapper
Chosen People
The Thursday Night Killers Book Club
Pennywise
Drop Dead Delicious
Semisweet
Chasing Cherry
A Candy Coated Lie
Few Are Chosen
Speaking of Summer
Murder, Mayhem & a Fine Man
Death, Deceit & Some Smooth Jazz
Deadly Charm
In the Dog House
The Puppy Who Knew Too Much
Bark If It's Murder
Paw and Order
Sit, Stay, Slay
The Plot Is Murder
Read Herring Hunt
The Novel Art of Murder
Wed, Read & Dead
Bookmarked for Murder
Murder on Tour
Murder is a Piece of Cake
Every Thursday
Jackson Park
Trip Wire
Rhode Island Red
Coq au Vin
Drumsticks
Rooster's Riff
New England White
Mrs. Griffin is Missing and other stories
The Newcomer
Major League Rookies (Book 1)
Burial Plot
A Deadly Inside Scoop
A Game of Cones
Hollow Voices
Murder Is Revealing
My Darkest Prayer
Razorblade Tears
Death of an Idiot Boss
Death of an Island Tart
Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights
Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate
Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress
Vanity, Vengeance And A Weekend In Vegas
Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss
Chaos, Desire & A Kick-Ass Cupcake
Mama Solves a Murder
Mama Traps a Killer
Mama Saves A Victim
Mama Stands Accused
Mama Stalks the Past
Mama Rocks the Empty Cradle
Mama Pursues Murderous Shadows
Mama Cracks a Mask of Innocence
The Alford Plea
The Screaming of the Innocent
The Promise of Palmettos
Shopping Cart Annie
Neighbor Resurrected
Ph.D in Murder (A Cozy Mystery Short)
Murdered in the Man Cave
Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen
Details at Ten
Hit Time
Video Cowboys
Like a Sister
Hollywood Homicide
Hollywood Ending
The Accidental Hunter
The Plot against Hip Hop
The Lost Treasures of R & B
To Funk and Die in LA
The Darkest Hearts
Murder in G Major
Death in D Minor
Killing in C Sharp
Fatality in F
Execution in E
Astride a Pink Horse
Somebody Else's Child
Blood Will Tell
No One Knows You're Here
These Toxic Things
They All Fall Down
Dark Town Redemption
Miss Aldridge Regrets
Harlem After Midnight
The Gospel Choir Murder
Thou Shalt Kill
Going Nowhere Fast
Bad News Travels Fast
Nowhere to Go and All Day to Get There
Time's Undoing
The Company You Keep
Tangled Roots
Diva's Last Curtain Call
Schooled In Lies
Sly, Slick & Wicked
Doing It To Death
The Quarter Storm
The Vulture
Dark Turns
The Taste of Rain
Look Twice
The Inheritance
The Fallen Angels Book Club
Sticks & Stones
The Return of the Fallen Angels Book Club
The Trade List
The Bell Tolls
The Identity Thief
The Appraiser
Poetic Justice
Deceptive Justice
This Is My America
Pushed Times Chewing Pepper
Secrets, Spells and Snake Eyes
Orchids and Omens
Pipe Dream
C.R.E.A.M.
Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M.
They Can't Take Your Name
I Know What You've Done
My Other Husband
If 6 Were 9
Rendezvous Eighteenth
Ghosts of Saint-Michel
Sassy
What's Done In The Dark
When We Practice To Deceive
Murder Out of Character
Mayhem & Mass
Peril & Prayer
Alibis & Angels
Against the Currant
Hard Dough Homicide
Coconut Drop Dead
Where to Choose
The Step Between
Paradise Interrupted
The New Mrs. Collins
The Truth About Vivian
Deep Fried Trouble
Oven Baked Secrets
Lemon Filled Disaster
A Simmering Dilemma
An Unsavory Mess
Double Mocha Blues
A Latte Mayhem
Hostile Eyewitness
Bittersweet Motives
Dangerous Confessions
All Her Little Secrets
Fearless Jones
Fear Itself
Fear of the Dark
Blanche on the Lam
Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
Blanche Cleans Up
Blanche Passes Go
One Shot Harry
Ash Dark as Night
Last Seen in Lapaz
All That Is Secret
Double the Lies
The Genesis Files
The Drift
The Legacy
The Missing
The Birthright
Chocolate Covered Murder: A Valentine's Day Novella
Mustard-Based Murder: An Independence Day Novella
A Mistletoe Murder: A Christmas Novella
A Masked Murder: A Halloween Novella
Southern Fried Murder: A Thanksgiving Novella
A Countdown Murder
I Told Her Your Secret
On the Road to Makurdi
Bewaji's Ankara Adventures
Wura's Woodin Adventures
Lara's Lace Adventures
Violet's Velvet Adventures
Hard Luck and Trouble
Down and Dirty
Fatal Justice
The Savior
The Closet Case
A Darker Shade of Crimson
Blue Blood
Orange Crushed: An Ivy League
The Women in White
The Lethal List
Monday Morning Mystery
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Bed & Breakfast Bedlam
Coastal Cottage Calamity
Maya Mound Mayhem
Food Fair Frenzy
Garden Gazebo Gallivant
South Seas Shenanigans
Angel Angst
Secrets, Lies, & Crawfish Pies
Love, Hopes, & Marriage Tropes
Potions, Tells, & Deadly Spells
A Tiny Collierville Murder
A Merry Branson Murder
The Unworthy Wife
The Silent Enemy
Dial QR For Murder
Goodfellowe House
Black Orchid Blues
Backdrop to Murder
Dear Sister Dead
A Glimmer of Death
A Fatal Glow
Mojo for Murder
Death at a Seance
The Silent Enemy
The Perfect Liar
Until Death Do Us Part
No One Will Find You
You Will Die For This
Don't Make Me Hurt You
Easter Egg Hunt Murder
Merry Christmas Murder
Trick or Treat Murder
Gobble Gobble Murder
Happy Birthday Murder
Happy 4th of July Murder
Summer Vacation Murder
Happy New Year Murder