Don’t Mind the Bodies: Ten Crime-Solving Librarians

I’ve long said my dream is to work in a library in an idyllic town while also solving crimes on the side. Really, it’s a joke … I’d settle for a bookstore. Fortunately, there are plenty of authors in the cozy mystery genre who have been catering to this flight of fancy for many, many series. So when I saw the theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. and its focus on careers from books, I knew I had to highlight these wonderful case-cracking librarians. Sure, I probably wouldn’t want to live in towns with murder rates as high as these, but everything else sounds pretty perfect.

Arson and Old Lace
Far Wychwood #1
by Patricia Harwin

Better Off Read
Book Mobile Mystery #1
by Nora Page

Books Can Be Deceiving
Library Lover’s Mystery #1
by Jenn McKinlay

By Book or By Crook
Lighthouse Library Mystery #1
by Eva Gates

Death Overdue
The Haunted Library Mysteries #1
by Allison Brook

Killer Librarian
Killer Librarian #1
by Mary Lou Kirwin

May Day
Murder-by-Month Mystery #1
by Jess Lourey

Miss Zukas and the Library Murders
Miss Zukas #1
by Jo Dereske

A Murder for the Books
Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #1
by Victoria Gilbert

Sew Deadly
A Southern Sewing Circle #1
by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Note: Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Be sure to check out her weekly post to find other participants.


  1. I love cozies. I don’t always read them but sometimes I’m just in the right frame of mind for one. and yes a library in an idyllic town- I’d take it even if murder happened once in a while. 🙂

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  2. Good for you. What a list. I went off the board this week because I couldn’t remember anyone’s professions except for the teachers and since I’m one that wasn’t fun. Check out my off the board list please. Thanks you. My TTT

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  3. As always, an interesting list of books. Stepping back, it might seem weird to some that we actually enjoy reading lists, but if I pick up something with words on it, I read it. Reading is addictive!

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